2 of the best
Preoccupied with moving from one condo into another, I packed away my calendar and totally forgot to write last week about my Writing Sister Kizzie Jones and her remarkable event.
The event? The launch of her first children’s book, “How Dachshunds Came To Be: A Tall Tale About a Short Long Dog.”
When is the event? Thursday Oct 4, 6:30 p.m., in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room. So if you read this in time, come on up to the Plaza Room, hear the story, buy the book, eat a cookie!
People who write have a tremendous admiration for other people who not only write but actually publish their work and then have the grand pleasure of hosting a book launch party.
And if the person publishing her book happens to be a Writing Sister, then it’s double the excitement. Being in the same writing group, I’ve been privileged to walk with Kizzie through the development of her book, start to finish. It’s been a delight.
So on Thursday evening in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, Kizzie will share the excitement of her book.
This is a woman who loves Dachshunds. Adores them. Has spent much of her lifetime with Dachshunds. So it makes good sense that she has fashioned a sweet wholesome Dachshund story, beautifully illustrated by Scott Ward, who’ll also be at the book launch showing his work.
Emily Hill, AV Harrison Publishing, has seen Kizzie through this process, smoothing the way and helping assure that this book came together to delight young children and people of all ages who love dogs (especially Dachshunds!) and the sea.
If you miss the book launch party, the first opportunity to buy a copy of Kizzie’s book, check out the Amazon Kindle version—and watch for the book to appear at the Edmonds Bookshop.
Kizzie Jones: I am so proud of you!
Changing the subject, I want to mention someone else I am proud of, past Edmonds Citizen of the Year Peggy Kennedy, whose boundless enthusiasm for the Edmonds Food Bank inspires her volunteers and donors and keeps local needy families from going hungry.
Peggy says that as the weather cools, need increases, and that the food bank currently serves over 1500 individuals a week, including assistance to over 30 people who are homeless.
What does the food bank especially need right now? “Anything and everything,” says Peggy. Food for hungry adults and kids: Peanut butter, tuna, pasta, soup, etc.
Currently, a group is providing baby supplies, so the food bank isn’t experiencing a shortage of baby items, but there is continuing need for feminine products.
Peggy asks me to thank our Edmonds community, the merchants and individuals who so generously share with those less fortunate.
“We appreciate you so much,” she says.
Donations can be left at the Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street, and various other community locations.
Kizzie Jones and Peggy Kennedy, you’re the best!