Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 3, 2011

Bring Your Extra Shoes to Janeen Mason’s Jan. 13 Publishing Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

DECEMBER 30, 2010


WHO:                      The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.  

WHAT:                                 Publishing Party: Janeen Mason, “Gift of the Magpie”


“Once again, Janeen Mason’s exuberant design and color sense dazzles the eye.”

– Henry Cole, author and illustrator, A Nest for Celeste


Gift of the Magpie is an unusual tale of love, acceptance, and…shoes.  The bright, colorful illustrations perfectly compliment this story that will take hold of your heart and then take flight.”

– Donna Gephart, author  Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, and winner of the 2009 Sid Fleishman Humor Award


“Imaginative, surprising, and quite romantic, this book is a real celebration of the friends who love you, quirks and all, Gift of the Magpie is a shoe-in for every ‘best’ list of children’s books.”

– Pat Cummings, author, Harvey Moon, Museum Boy


Local author and illustrator Janeen Mason will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Gift of the Magpie, at a publishing party and reception 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13 at the Blake Library in Stuart.  Light refreshments will be served.

Janeen’s beautifully illustrated and imaginative story about lovebirds, nest building—and shoes—is a celebration of friends who love each other and will grab your heart.  Pick up a book!  All proceeds of books sold at the party will go to The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Tying in with the book’s plot about shoes of all kinds, Janeen invites you to drop pairs of your spare shoes into the donation box that evening for the benefit of House of Hope.  This is truly a community event.   Come join us and start checking your closets now! 


WHEN:                                 Thursday, January 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


WHERE:                Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart


HOW:                                    Free and open to the public. 


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