Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happy Holidays

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and is not getting too stressed out with shopping for Christmas. I have been very busy with commissioned pet portraits for clients and marketing my loon book "Loons of Tacoma Lakes". Sales continue to go strong and we have just passed the $8,000.00 mark. Unfortunately we have not paid the printers bill yet, but we are hoping for strong Christmas sales so that we will see a profit by the beginning of next year. My 5th and next book signing will be at Percy's Burrow - located at the Lewiston Mall on East Avenue in Lewiston, Maine. You can find us between the Radio Shack and the Silver Feather between 1 and 4 PM on December 16th. I will also have my new loon photographs, book markers, greeting cards and 4x6 loon photo magnets along with my autographed books for sale. Stop by and pick up some unique gifts for the loon lover on your gift list.

Our last book signing in Meredith, New Hamphsire on October 28th at the Innisfree Bookshop turned out to be very nice even though the weather was particularly rainy that day. On our way home we stopped at The Loon Center in Moultonborough, NH and they also purchased 2 dozen books to sell during their Christmas open house. Not only can you find my book in gift stores and many independent bookstores throughout Maine, but now NH and just recently Stowe, Vermont. For those of you who cannot find my book at your local book store or gift shop, please visit my website here you can order by email or phone. I will be happy to mail you an autographed copy of my book- with free shipping and handling for December. For additional gift ideas click on my Gift Shop page, here you will find an assortment of gift items to purchase including gift certificates for the animal lover on your gift list.

Starting in December I will have a new Photo Gallery Album complete with shopping cart from which you can order one of several items easily by clicking on the drop down menu after selecting an image. You will have your choice of ordering greeting cards, magnets, digital prints also book markers. This will be a new item, so if there are any problems please feel free to email me to let me know. This new photo album will showcase all my Scenes of New England Photographs including my most recent loon photographs captured in 2006. And do not miss checking out my unique 24- month custom made calendars located on my gift shop page. Many are now ordering them with a new loon picture. After the holidays I will post my newly finished artwork for your enjoyment. Until then, wishing you all a safe and happy holiday !
Sandy ~