Sunday, December 4, 2011

Storm Country Book Launch

This afternoon I attended the local book launch for the Storm Country Anthology.  We were able to present the Joplin School Librarians with a check for the first $3000 today! There is more coming as the books are selling well. The entire proceeds will be donated to the Joplin School Libraries to replace books and furniture blown away by the May tornado. There are many good things being done by good people in the Joplin area. This anthology is just one example of the giving. The entire works of stories, poems, editing, book cover, publishing, web site support, and the work to draw it all together were donated. Thanks to everyone who helped and to each person who buys a book!



                                    Two Librarians from Joplin Elementary Schools


Geoffrey who was missing in the tornado and his friend Lynn who wrote about her joy at finding him again!


Rose reads from her poems in the Storm         Country Anthology.
                                  Deborah Marshall, President of Missouri Writers' Guild

4 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Claudia,
I so wanted to attend, but had purchased tickets a month ago to attend Historic Soulard Holiday House Tour with my daughter, granddaughter and two others. It looks like you all had a good time.

irishoma said...

Hi Claudia,
Looks like the launch was a huge success. It is wonderful that the book is selling well.
So many people in Joplin will benefit from your idea and the stories and poems of the contributors. Thanks to your creative vision, the anthology became a reality. I know you aren't one to beat your own drum, but I for one sincerely appreciate all your hard work and creativity that went into the anthology.
Donna

Lynn said...

Great post Claudia. Boy you're quick! I'm still working on something to post. I had such a good time and it was nice seeing you again. Just look at what your idea produced! Yay!

BECKY said...

Hey Claudia....Ditto! You are fabulous, dahhhling!