10-24-16 Just received notification that Amazon has sold a copy of our book! I emailed the contributors so that they'd know they can send their friends to Amazon. I'm really pleased how Amazon has chosen the pages to "look and see" a bit of the book to encourage people to want to purchase it. They have really done a great job, showing the table of contents with all the contributors, sharing the Foreword and Introduction as well as snippets of some of the vignettes. AND they included the blurbs on the back of the book. All-in-all, Amazon is probably doing more promotion than even our various book-talks we've given at several bookstores.
I'm going back into this website, though and adding an ACTIVE "purchase now" button. I had installed it months ago, but never got it activated. Feeling really good about this!! - Bobbie
I'm sharing with you an email from Edy's daughter
Subject: March 6, 2016 Santa Cruz Symphony Concert / Edy and Joe Henderson Endowment
Dear Friends and Family,
Happy New Year! I hope you and your loved ones are off to a good start this year!
I was kind of under the weather last year, missing my family, but I'm feeling better now and wanted to honor them by inviting you to a special event with the Santa Cruz Symphony “Beethoven and The Beatles” family concert on March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm.
As you know, my parents were avid supporters of the Santa Cruz Symphony. Mom was elected President of the Symphony Board in 2013, however she passed away before she was able to serve her term. She was also part of the search committee that found the phenomenal Maestro, Daniel Stewart. In their honor the Symphony created the Edy and Joe Henderson Endowment (see attached) to ensure that their legacy continues.
To celebrate Edy’s 70th birthday year, I would like to invite you to join me at the March 6 concert for this spectacular event. This concert has a special meaning to our family, as Beethoven was mom's favorite classical composer and both mom and dad loved The Beatles.
This year I will be working with the Symphony to help fund the Edy and Joe Henderson Endowment and to ensure that their legacy to music education continues. I would like to invite you to consider making a contribution to that endowment. Anyone who makes a contribution (of any amount from $5 - $5,000+) to the Henderson Endowment will receive a ticket(s) to the family concert on March 6th.
If you have made a contribution, or plan to make one soon, just let me know and I will have a ticket(s) for you.
In addition we are planning to do a pre-concert potluck at a local park (weather permitting). The potluck will be from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Details are forthcoming.
I sincerely hope that you can join us. Please feel free to email, text, or call me with any questions or ticket requests.
P.S. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.
Contributions: Edy and Joe Henderson Endowment:
To Donate Online: Santa Cruz Symphony
To Donate by Phone: (831) 462-0553 9am-5pm, Tuesday - Friday
Or you may donate in person on the day of the event.
NOTE: When you make your donation, please indicate that you are donating specifically to the Edy and Joe Henderson Endowment so that you can be properly recognized in the program book and receive your ticket(s) to the family concert.
Santa Cruz Symphony Family Concert "Beethoven and the Beatles"
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2:00pm, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
February 7, 2016
There's a possibility that we will be presenting our book in Sacramento on April 10th at the downtown Sacramento Library along with other local authors. One of our contributors told us about it - in fact, she has written a book of her own that she will be wanting to present, as well! Debra Madison wrote a Children's Book about the Rainbow and getting along together.
We've submitted an Application today and are sending a review copy of the book with our prayers in the mail tomorrow. Send up good thoughts to the Universe with us!! Who knows - we might even get up steam and find an independent bookstore that wants to let us do a presentation, too. - Bobbie
March 8, 2015
We are closing in on the finaltouches. Galleys are being edited now by Billie. They get one more run through with Bobbie and some pictures added to the mix then back to the printer.
Drop us a line on the contact pageif you want to connect with the blog. I don't yet know how to set it up so that you can type directly into it... - Bobbie
We are OFF TO THE PRESSES!! Books will be available in time for sales and presentation before Mothers' Day!
Billie will present at Unity of Newport (Oregon) and Bobbie will present at Unity of Roseville (California) - both on the 3rd of May! Yes! Excitement is in the air!!
APRIL 21, 2015 - received a box of books for our first presentation. These are the first off the press and don't include the final edits and changes we made. But they are HERE! - Sending complimentary copies to each contributor in tomorrow's mail. Do I hear a YAY!!?
Billie and Bobbie will visit our publisher in Felton, CA the June 27 just to keep in touch and see what else is in store. During the next week, we will travel to Walnut Creek, CA to visit with one of our contributing authors, Nina Krebs.
Next month - Monday, July 27, Billie has set up with a cute little bookstore in Corvallis, OR - THE GRASS ROOTS BOOKSTORE- to hold a book reading and signing event. There will be a Q&A session and two more contributing authors - Lisa Swallow and Jerrine Rowley (both live in OR) will be in attendance.