The Christmas Pumpkin Is Coming to Moravian Bookshop!
In a conversation overheard at a local nail salon:
Lucy: So, Katie, how about going to the cafe around the corner for some lunch when we’re finished here?
Katie: Oh, sorry, but I really can’t today. I’m heading right off to Bethlehem as soon as my nails are dry!
Lucy: To Bethlehem? Where are you going in Bethlehem?
Katie: Why to the Moravian Bookshop of course!
Lucy: The Moravian Bookshop? You’re driving all the way to Bethlehem to get a book? Why don’t you just go to B & N right down the road?
Katie: Well, for one thing they don’t have the book I want, and for another the author and her illustrator and the lady who does all the graphics are all going to be there to sign the book from 1 to 3 this afternoon.
Lucy: Oh…so who is this hotshot author whose signature you want so badly? Sue Grafton? Danielle Steele? Patricia Cornwell?
Katie: No, no, no — it’s none of them! It’s Mary Ann Hayes. You know, the woman who wrote The Easter Chicken! She’s a local author, and I’ve heard her new book, The Christmas Pumpkin, is just delightful. I’m getting a book for each of my seven grandchildren!
Katie: Oh, it’s way more than a good story. It’s a work of art! That Suzanne Oswald — that’s the illustrator — has done an amazing job of bringing the story to life with her beautiful illustrations. And Jennifer Fink — she does the graphics and technical work — she’s so skilled that her work is clearly good art as well! Yeah, those 3 Storytelling Ladies — that’s what they call themselves — they know how to create great children’s books. And they’re all going to be there today!
Lucy: So…could I go with you to the Moravian Book Shop? Maybe we could grab a little lunch after we get our copies of The Christmas Pumpkin — my treat!
Katie: That’s a great idea! My polish is dry, so I’ll drive. I’ll take your handbag and we can be on our way!
Lucy: Moravian Book Shop and The Christmas Pumpkin, here we come!
Why don’t all of you come out too?
The Moravian Bookshop
Sunday, September 24 , 2017
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
We can’t wait to greet all of you!
Jen, Suzanne and Mary Ann