Saturday, January 21, 2017

Catching UP!

 Jack's News!
  by your Official Bookstore Cat, 
and Gossip Columnist.
Hi Folks,

Here we are, a day late. Sorry, we caught another virus, but  out tech friends got us all straightened out again and we have installed a new virus killer instead of depending on the one our ISP provides.

Author Terry L White sent the following reminder, to us:

Harriet Tubman Essay Contest deadline Has Been Changed !
NEW DEADLINE  March 1, 2017
So remind any students you know to get busy...

Contributions are welcome 
to help with funding prizes for the 
Essay Contest Winners!
If you, your business or community organization can help fund the prizes,
Please Mail your contribution to:
Harriet Tubman Essay Contest
National Park Service
4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, Maryland 21622
or contact:
Diane Miller, National Program Manager
Phone: 410-221-2290, x 1111
Terry Nield or Ellen Mousin
And  if you want to learn more about Harriet Tubman, here are two books about her that are available at in both paper and for Kindle:

Barbara Garro 
is still looking for  ideas to tie her new Poetry book 

to a 
Valentine's Day Promotion
Here's what she wrote to me, her favorite Bookstore Cat:
Dear Jack,

For my latest book "Love Bites," I am planning to do a Valentine's Day Gift Invitational and Suggestions would be appreciated.  Just ask them to e-mail me at

Here are a few of my own ideas, but I sure would like some fresh ones from your readers.

1.  Want to know what works in dating and what does not work? Read the 102 poems in "Love Bites."

2.  Imagine being a fly on the wall throughout an entire romantic lifetime in 102 poems with all the boring parts taken out....

3.  Beginning with "Love is all there is here," Barbara Garro spent 33 years chronicling her love life in 102 poems of the most memorable experiences in her latest book "Love Bites," 2016 Cambridge Books ISBN 978-1-61386-390-9 $19.95, available at Smashwords E-Book and on Amazon infor Kindle & in Soft Cover.

Would love to hear which pitch you like or any suggestion for a pitch that is better than what you see here.

   Also we sure enjoyed a visit from one of our favorite authors this week. A. M. Foley who lives on beautiful Elliotts Island where even the feral cats are Siamese stopped in to see us an brought us a copy of her newest book.
We sure have been enjoying all her stories about the "Lost Atlantis of the Chesapeake,"and I unserstand she is already researching for her next one that will be about the Prohibition Era on the Chelsapeake. Those were sure some interesting times. I know because Arline mentioned them in passing when she wrote the book that commemorated her Dad's 90th Birthday.
    He sure was a great guy and I used to love to sit on his shoulder while we watched the Orioles play together. 

PLEASE don't YOU forget to send me news of any personal appearances, signings and so on... so I'll have some gossip to pass on next week. 

Just send an e-mail to with 
 "News for Jack" 
 in the subject line, and
I'll make sure it shows up here for all the world to see!

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