SPARROW visits Mount Airy North Carolina

 

Thank you Pages Bookstore for hosting Sparrow and I for a jammed pack afternoon full of fun! We had a blast!

Saturday, December 5th 2015 was a perfect day for a visit to downtown Mount Airy’s very own bookstore. Downtown Mount Airy is also known as Mayberry to those who are familiar with The Andy Griffith Show. As shoppers filled the streets to get some Christmas shopping done and visit with Santa and his reindeer, many of them stopped by to join Sparrow, myself, and my whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of arts and crafts and story time.

A look back at our afternoon of fun in a very full bookstore event:

Outside on the street and in front of PAGES BOOKSTORE.

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A nice lady walking by was kind enough to take a picture of my daughter and me.

 

My book signing table filled with books, binoculars making activities, coloring pages, and chocolate suckers. The train track in the background was perfect for adding to the fun!

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Book events are a family event for The Chriscoe’s! I consider myself one of the luckiest writers in the world to have such a wonderful, supportive family. My family enjoys these events as much as I do and I love them all so much!

The five Chriscoe's!

The five Chriscoe’s!

Our kids all grown up.

Our kids all grown up.

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We started off the afternoon this time with some coloring and binocular making to get the kids excited before story time. I think it turned out very well. They were a super fun group.

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And I even got many souvenir coloring pages to take home with me. Thank you Mason, Levi, Kamryn, Alivia, Rylan and even the older kiddos Lexi and Amber. I will cherish them always.

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Kamryn is one very talented little girl. She made this purse and adorable hair bow out of duct tape!

Kamryn is one very talented little girl. She made this purse and adorable hair bow out of duct tape!

Sparrow and I had a wonderful group of kids and adults for story time! And the atmosphere was so kid friendly. Lots of books and toys all around!!

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After story time, I had fun signing lots of books. Many of the kids even climbed on my lap for pictures. 🙂 I hope everyone enjoys them!! One of the signings was even for a library in Texas! Happy traveling Sparrow!

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This time Bentley brought his sister, Sidney and Carson, a friend.

This time Bentley brought his sister, Sidney and Carson, a friend.

Which Ricky and I quickly snatched Sidney. I still think I can fit her in my pocket when Bentley isn't looking. :)

Which Ricky and I quickly snatched Sidney. I still think I can fit her in my pocket when Bentley isn’t looking. 🙂

Oh no! No one is looking. Now is a good time to sneak away with her. :)

Uho! No one is looking. Now is a good time to sneak away with her. 🙂

And at the end of the day, Sparrow, myself, and my family fluttered home feeling warm, sheltered, and full of kindness that had been given to us.

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A special thank you to Sandy (owner of PAGES BOOKSTORE) for hosting, my husband for always supporting my dreams and making the binoculars for the kids. My three kids, who are the best kids in the world( yep, I am impartial:)) I am so glad that my two sons, Ricky II and Richie got to make it to this event. It made the day complete. Thank you to my son’s girlfriend, my cousin, my brother and sister in law,  my mom, my great nephew and great niece (wish their mom, my niece could have made it but glad their dad brought them), the wonderful ladies and their kids  from ChickFilA, families from Foothill Ford, my daughter’s Maid Of Honor and her family, and to all of the others that stopped by to join in on the fun, Sparrow and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

And of course, books would not be possible without publishers and editors. Thank you Arbordale for believing in me and Sparrow. Thank you Katie (my editor) for working with me to make this book the best it can be. And thank you Heather (my publicist) for all that you do and helping to get the word out about Sparrow. Speaking of! If anyone reads ALASKA AIRLINES magazine, Sparrow in on page 37 thanks to Heather!

Until the next event, Sparrow and I wish you warmth, shelter, and kindness.

6 thoughts on “SPARROW visits Mount Airy North Carolina

  1. Oh, Sharon! Another beautiful book event! How sweet that Sparrow fluttered to Mayberry with you and your family! What a lovely bookshop! I love your wish of warmth, shelter, and kindness. Such beautiful words and so fitting for you and your book’s theme. Your warmth and kindness show in your smiles and joy! I was thinking of how warm and welcoming your book events are as I read your posts and enjoyed the photos! Love the little girl coloring and your beautiful family photos! So nice to meet your sons this time and that your whole family was there to celebrate Sparrow with you! They’re epic! What a cute town and the perfect place to bring Sparrow! I’m so happy for you! Congratulations and thank you for taking us along with you as you share your book events!

    Hugs,
    Sue 🙂

  2. Sharon! Congratulations on this wonderful book event! It is so wonderful to see you, your family and fans! Wish I could fly like Sparrow to your part of the world and join in the fun. Lucky Pages to have such a great author visit!

  3. Sharon, you are the QUEEN of events!!! I love that it’s a family affair and you are so creative. Love how much fun the kids are having. Thanks so much for sharing so generously.

  4. Congrats on another exciting event! I can tell everyone there had a warm and wonderful time.

    You have done an amazing job of launching SPARROW! It is such a charming, beautiful, and meaningful book. The more people who read it, the better the world will be. : )

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