What's Happening

Sat., 10/20/07 - Jack's and The Gospel Shop, Salisbury, MD


On October 20th from 2pm to 5pm, Candy Abbott enjoyed a Meet and Greet as she signed copies of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp at Jack's Religious Gift Shop, located at 701 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury, MD. Store owners Ruth Ann and Jack Savage went above and beyond the call of duty in hosting the book signing by putting the names of the authors (Candy and Barbara Howe, Barbara Howe, the author of With His Stripes We Are Healed, a Fruitbearer Publishing client) on the marquee, setting a lovely table just inside the door, placing signs throughout the store, and having the staff urge customers to stop by to say hello. The highlight for Candy was reuniting with friends she hadn't seen in years--one from Campus Crusade for Christ she had known from Delaware Tech. And one very special lady, a lay preacher, came in to say that she has the original Fruitbearer: What Can I Do For You, Lord? and still uses excerpts in her sermons. There was a lot of hugging going on at Jack's that day.

Also on October 20th from 6pm to 9pm, Candy shared a table with Barbara Howe, along with her husband Ron, at The Gospel Shop located at 800 South Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury, MD. Candy's husband Drew kept her company off and on throughout the day, loading the car, carrying books, checking to be sure everything was going smoothly, and making everything seem easy.


Thurs., 10/25/07
Delaware Tech Day in Georgetown!

Candy had an active day at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, in Georgetown, DE, on Thursday, October 25th. Thanks to the marketing department for announcing the event on the campus marquee!

Learning Resource Center:
From 1 to 3:30 and again from 6:15 to 7:30, she was at the Learning Resource Center where parents, teachers, students, and homeschoolers talked with her about the Gavin's curriculum pieces: the student "Interactive Journal" which is available now, and the teacher's "Literature Guide" which is under development. Patti Payne was a wonderful hostess, with refreshments and contagious enthusiasm. A Delaware Tech class of Early Childhood Education students visited the Center for a firsthand account of how Gavin came to be written and published.

Owens Campus Bookstore
From 4 to 6 PM Candy participated in the Campus-sponsored book signing with other local authors (T J Mumford, Dr. Andy Elsedoudi, Loya Pellegrino, and Dr. Gary Wray). Janette Ghabour, bookstore manager, did an exceptional job in making the event inviting and smooth.Candy had a great time visiting with former co-workers.

Surprise Visitor, WBOC-TV:
Kim Hoey, freelance writer for the News Journal, wrote a great review that was posted online (http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710270301) before the Crossroads edition came out on Friday, Oct. 26. A reporter from WBOC-TV saw it and interviewed Candy at the Delaware Tech book signing, with a quick spot on the 11:00 news Thursday night about "how the Good Book influence her book."