Book Blessed and Launched

Cynthia Reyes

Last weekend, my book was blessed and launched.

By our priest, Rev. Canon Claire Wade at St. Thomas’ Anglican in the village of Brooklin, Ontario

Book Photo at Launch Rev Canon ClaireAnd our church community, family and friends

Book Photo at Launch with Reader DAt 9.a.m in the morning of a long weekend, no less!

Book Photo at Launch Cynthia ReadingIt was a full house. The food was great, the speeches were short, and I didn’t stutter or cry while reading.

Book Photo at Launch Small Group 4Book Photos at Launch small group smilesBook Photo at Launch Group applaudsBook Photo At Launch with Jane .JPGThanks to Hamlin for the photos and to publisher Don Bastian for his beautiful speech below:

Book Photo at Launch Don BPublisher Don Bastian

“I’ve attended many book launches, but this is the first book blessing I’ve ever heard of.  I think there should be more of them!

In my experience as an editor and reader, memoir writers fall into one of two camps.

In one camp are those who create a book. Their book falls somewhere on the spectrum from boring waste of space to keen insight into a life well spent…

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Free NYC Adventures for People Who are Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot [July 8-10]

Mary in Manhattan

It’s really hot. But the events that are free this weekend are really cool.

Highlights include a FREE music festival at South Street Seaport, mass body painting and a celebration of France. Enjoy!!!

Friday 7/8Saturday 7/9Sunday 7/10
Last chance to see some Modern Dance at Bryant Park from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. XX
GMA and TODAY Show concerts are up and running. Check their prospective schedules for musicians – beware you must wake up early early early in the morning.XX
Friday Fencing is back on through October! Head to Bryant Park for some lessons 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Remember to call ahead to reserve a spot.XX
Free Comedy in Alphabet City – 7:30 p.m. Every Friday night.XX
Riis Park Beach Bazaar is back on! It’s basically an amazing beach party every weekend.ContinuedContinued
XGovernor’s Island is so…

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