Weekend of the Pooka- Book Signing September 14-15th, 2013

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Looking forward to seeing you at the Bedford Commons this weekend, September 14 and 15th from 1:00-3:00 PM. Stop by and say “Hello”. I will be signing the award winning book, Love You More Than You Know Mothers’ Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War. See you at the Author Tent on the Bedford Commons,             730 Broadway Avenue, Bedford Ohio.

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Help Fight GI Blues

Do you have a guitar to donate?  Warren Henry Music is proud to offer donated guitars to our soldiers deployed over seas through the USO.  I will be signing Love You More Than You Know at this event on Friday, April 22 from 11:00-1:00 pm. A local band, Joey Ariemma Band will also be playing. Join the fun and support our troops.

APRIL 22 /  FRIDAY
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Warren Henry Music-book signing
City: Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
Address: 49 W.Orange Street

Books and Cooks

Madison Public Library is hosting its Books and Cooks event (6111 Middle Ridge Rd. Madison, OH- 440-428-2189) tonight from 6-8 pm. I will be one of the local authors there signing books. Come on over and say “Hello” and sample food from local restaurants.

Party On

Party in the Park -Veterans Park

Great time on Sunday at Party in the Park in Painesville.  Enjoyed talking to everyone that stopped by the Barnes and Noble booth. Special blessings to Mary and her son. First a Marine, Mary’s  son then signed up as an Army Reservist. Thank you for his service. God bless our veterans and servicemen and women.

Painesville Party in the Park

You know you want to party!! Come on out and say hello at Painesville Party in the Park (located on the town square at Veterans Park) on Sunday July 18th from 1-2PM. I will be there signing books. Barnes and Nobles’ booth is at the east end of the park, just east of the Main Stage, and is labeled Painesville Community Improvement Corporation (PCIC). Painesville Party In The Park is the largest free music festival in Ohio.

Say Hello

If you are in the area, come on over and say hello.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to charities benefiting wounded veterans:

ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation initiative for injured service members and their families.

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will also receive donations.

Book Signing at Liberty Tax Service

Today in Wadsworth, Ohio, Tom Stephens, retired Navy LTJG, (see picture) hosted a Support the Troops Day.

In order to raise awareness and help the public remember our troops, cards were made and goods were collected to send to our servicemen and women away from home. Ann Pilarczyk is Lady Liberty.

Tom just opened the doors to Liberty Tax Service in January 2010. The mission statement is set the standard, improve each day and have some fun! Check out the military pricing below. Contact Tom. He will be glad to help you with your taxes.  www.libertytax.com.

Phone Cards For The Troops

Slide1On September 11, the 7th Annual Phone Cards for the Troops silent auction and luncheon took place at Windows on the River. As part of the fund raiser, I had the happy task of signing Love You More Than You Know.

One of the guest speakers was George Sleigh, a British-born naval architect. By the grace of God, he narrowly escaped death as his office is on the 91st  floor in the north tower. The first plane exploded into the 93rd to 98th floors of the World Trade Centers’ north tower. No one survived above the 91st floor. As he climbed out of the rubble of his office, he prayed. George and the twelve other people in his office escaped down the only stairway that wasn’t blocked.

It took 45 minutes to descend that stairway. George became separated from his friends. They met the young firemen wearing 60 pounds of equipment coming up the stairs to try and rescue people (343 firemen lost their lives that day). Reaching  the ground floor concourse, George was flung into a wall by the force of an explosion coming from the south tower. That was the second time he prayed.

Blinded by darkness, dust, and smoke a rescue worker miraculously appeared with a flashlight showing George and two other men where to exit the building (70 port authority personal workers died that day). As George and the men managed to walk out of the building, a young photographer took their picture.

The photographer then sprinted to his nearby apartment and emailed the picture to his London office.  George’s sons happened to be working in London at the time and were desperate to hear from their father and know that he was safe. International phone lines were jammed. The next morning they opened the paper in London to see a picture of their father walking away from the disaster. (I cropped the picture George sent me.)

Because of what happened on 9/11, my son and many other brave men and women enlisted to help protect our country. God bless our troops and keep them from harm.