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Gavin Goodfellow Greets Delaware - Post Date Sept. 28, 2007

GEORGETOWN – Candy Abbott, author of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp and owner of Fruitbearer Publishing, along with her husband Drew, are hosting an East Coast Book Launch at Delmarva Christian High School on 21150 Airport Road in Georgetown from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

“This is a party to celebrate all things Gavin,” Candy Abbott says. “We’ll be previewing our newly designed website where guests can blog about the experience while the party is going on and be among the first to sign up for the fan club.”

There will be networking opportunities with Christian educators who are using the book in their schools. The student Interactive Journal will be available, and teachers will be able to get a “sneak peek” of the Literature Guide that is being developed by Melanie Theofiles.

Guests will enjoy dramatic presentations by Liberty Church’s “Teens Acting Up,” simple portrait sketches by Laura E. Pritchett and the unveiling of her artistic renderings of the Burnt Swamp characters, readings by the author, free refreshments and, of course, book signings and interviews.”

Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp, which was released May 1, 2007, is a spiritual fantasy centered on a 12-year-old boy who is on the edge of discovering his spirituality. The Lure of Burnt Swamp is the first of three books which chronicles Gavin’s choices that will affect his hometown in a classic battle of good and evil. This is not your normal fantasy. Firmly rooted in a contemporary setting, it has the potential to change readers’ lives.

Students, parents, and grandparents from around the region are expected to attend the three-hour event. For those who haven’t purchased Gavin Goodfellow at their local bookstores or online, the paperback and limited edition hardcover (signed and numbered) will be available at the debut.

For more information, visit or contact the Abbotts at (302) 856-6649.