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My Celebration, "A Reason for Being"

My Celebration, "A Reason for Being"

Dear Friends,

I want to share the opportunity to celebrate,  "A Reason for Being". Two years ago, today, I released my first childrens novel, K-9 on Board ~ The Rescue Pets. 

June 23 is not only a day to mark my publishing date, but it is also my grandfather, John Berry's birthday.

My grandfather is still my inspiration,  my rock and the man that defined love in the most consistent way.

He inspired me not to quit and never give up, regardless!

He showed me how to build any foundation on solid ideas and ideals; and to always count the
cost of the investment, whether it be of oneself or monetarily.

Last but not least...LOVE!

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Book Signing at Hastings Bookstore in Maryville ~ June 20, 2015

Book Signing at Hastings Bookstore in Maryville ~ June 20, 2015

I am thrilled to be at Hastings Bookstore in Maryville for a booksigning on June 20, 2015 from 1pm to 3 pm. I will be joined by various other members of the Authors Guild of Tennessee! I hope to see you there!

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Author Reception for the Children's Festival of Reading

Author Reception for the Children's Festival of Reading
As one of the authors I am going to celebrate the 11th year of the Children's Festival of Reading and to meet with this year's Featured Authors  and Illustrators. And so hope that next year I can be part of this lovely event for Children.
 
Please join us to celebrate the Children's Festival of Reading, on  Saturday, May 16 ~ 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and meet the authors and illustrators of this year's Summer Library Club kick off event. 
 
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6th Annual Pet Fair K-9 On Board Book Signing~

6th Annual Pet Fair K-9 On Board  Book Signing~

The 6th Annual Pet Fair at Village Veterinary Medical Center / Dream Katcher Lodge held on Saturday, May 2nd was so much fun! My booth was located next to the German Shepherd Rescue booth at the entrance of Dream Katcher Lodge; it’s a good thing, for me, that they did not bring rescue dogs with them or I would have something else to write about!

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6th Annual Pet Fair K-9 On Board Book Signing~

6th Annual Pet Fair K-9 On Board  Book Signing~

The 6th Annual Pet Fair at Village Veterinary Medical Center / Dream Katcher Lodge held on Saturday, May 2nd was so much fun! My booth was located next to the German Shepherd Rescue booth at the entrance of Dream Katcher Lodge; it’s a good thing, for me, that they did not bring rescue dogs with them or I would have something else to write about!

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Book Signing at 6th Annual Pet Fair @ Village Veterinary Medical Center/Dream Katcher Lodge ~ May 2, 2015

Book Signing at 6th Annual Pet Fair @ Village Veterinary Medical Center/Dream Katcher Lodge ~ May 2, 2015

Come and join me at the 6th Annual Pet Fair at Village Veterinary Medical Center /Dream Katcher Lodge, held on Saturday, May 2nd, between the hours of 11am - 2pm for my book signing. My booth will be located next to the German Shepherd Rescue booth at the entrance of Dream Katcher Lodge.

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Authors Guild of Tennessee

Authors Guild of Tennessee

I am very excited to have been elected Publicity Chairman of the Authors Guild of Tennessee; it truly is a pleasure to help our Guild and to be recognized for our accomplishments.

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Everything that I worked for, for ten years came to fruition today; I feel so blessed to be able to deliver the message of my book to children of all ages!  However, reading to the little children was the highlight of the whole week.  Their sweet, attentive faces brought tears to my eyes after interacting with each one.  So many of my friends and family came to cheer me on…I felt so loved!

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Getting Ready at Barnes & Noble for Story Telling and Book Signing

Getting Ready at Barnes & Noble for Story Telling and Book Signing

Just to make sure all is well, Dorothy Smith went to Barnes & Noble and met with the great store manager Michelle to overlook the area where the Children's Story Telling will be done and naturally inspecting the display stand for my book K9 On Board Featuring The Rescue Pets.

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Successful Interviews with WVLT-TV and WBIR

Successful Interviews with WVLT-TV and WBIR

After lots of work by us with Dorothy E. Smith, the first two interviews on TV Live are a success. I am really proud to be able to delivery the message as the core, my reason for Being. I do hope that my message resonates and that many will come to the Book Story Telling and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Bookstore this coming Saturday December 13, 2014. It starts at 11:00am.

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Publicity Schedule for K-9 On Board Book Signing and Cinthia Stafford

Publicity Schedule for K-9 On Board Book Signing and Cinthia Stafford

I would like to share with you promotion efforts for my book and naturally the Door of Hope Children's Learning Center. Please share with your networks and social media, your help is so appreciated! With special thanks to Dorothy Smith.

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NEW: The Festoons Puppet Shop for K-9 on Board

NEW: The Festoons Puppet Shop for K-9 on Board

Happy to announce a new product line on the Snackin' Patch General Store, a new ventures of our project K-9 on Board.

We venture into the world of K-9 On Board's amazing collection of puppets in collaboration with FOLKMANIS® ~ the most innovative, creative puppet maker in the world!  We invite you to browse this new shop of the Festoons and Woodlands puppets.

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Press Release: Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Knoxville ~ December 13, 2014

Press Release: Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Knoxville ~ December 13, 2014

I am proud and excited to announce my first official book signing at Barnes and Noble Book Sellers in Knoxville, TN on December 13th, 2014. I will also be telling my story to children, at the store, and would like to ask your help in sharing this event with many children and parents in your communities, social media channels and otherwise; it is so important to me to relay my message … Celebrating A Reason For Being!

I hope to see you there to help make it a great Roasty of the Mosty festivity for children of all ages!

Love Cinthia~

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Special Invitation to the Fine Craft Show with Cinthia & The Festoons!~

Special Invitation to the Fine Craft Show with Cinthia & The Festoons!~

Cinthia Diane Stafford, author of K-9 On Board Featuring The Rescue Pets Hooty, Rudy 'n' Tooty, will be signing her books at the Foothill Craft Guild in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 14 and 16, 2014. She will be bringing some of the "Festoons" for your entertainment. Come and enjoy!

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Visiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital with Rusty-Musty

Visiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital with Rusty-Musty

What an exciting day it was at Children’s Hospital! Rusty-Musty (one of my puppets) and I had the privilege to visit the primary provider of pediatric care in East Tennessee. Children’s Hospital has been the first in the region to offer a number of unique, specialized services to meet the special needs of infants, children and teens.

The tour of the hospital enlightened me as to what type of care it has to offer to seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment.  Not to mention, since their first day in 1937, they have had an "open-door" policy that no child will be denied care because of race, religion or their parents' ability to pay their child's medical bill.

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Proud to announce my acceptance as Author by the Authors Guild of Tennessee

Proud to announce my acceptance as Author by the Authors Guild of Tennessee

Today, I recieved the most exciting news from the Authors Guild of Tennessee. I can proudly say that I am a member and Author of the Authors Guild of Tennessee; I am so looking forward to support and be part of the Guild. Writing a novel or fiction book can be a lonely profession. One of the greatest benefits of AGT is having a community of authors with whom you share the challenges of writing, the expense and hard work of marketing, and the fellowship of those of like mind and spirit. Being part of a group that understands that each of us in order to live fully must write – thereby birthing and bequeathing an intensely personal part of ourselves to the world – bestows upon us a unique fellowship. There truly is power in numbers.

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Joining the Authors Guild of Tennessee at the Kingston Public Library Saturday September 27, 2014

Joining the Authors Guild of Tennessee at the  Kingston Public Library Saturday September 27, 2014

I am so excited about the invite by the Authors Guild of Tennessee on September 27, 2014 at the Kingston Public Library. I will be there selling my book, "K-9 on Board Featuring The Rescue Pets Hooty, Rudy 'n' Tooty" and hopefully becoming a member of the Guild. 
The Kingston Public Library is located at 1004 Bradford Way Kingston, TN 37763. Opening times: 10AM - 3PM.
Hope to see you there!

~Cinthia

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