Sunday, June 26, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Book Festival (Oct.1, 2011) To Honor Authors and Illustrators

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Gillian Lee Hutshing
Chair: Awards Committee

Book Festival To Honor Authors and Illustrators
The Orange County Children's Book Festival will honor authors, illustrators and innovators in children's literature at its First Annual Orange County Children's Author and Illustrator Book Awards. A gala awards presentation is planned for the evening of Saturday, October 1, 2011 and will be held in The Forum on the campus of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.
Honorees will be selected and acknowledged for outstanding work in the field of children's writing and illustration from a global pool, in a variety of categories each year. Recipients will be selected by a panel of qualified literary experts from a variety of backgrounds.
The awards night will be open to a limited number of attendees and will be followed by a reception with the award winners. The 8th Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival will take place the following day. For more information, contact Gillian Lee Hutshing.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gillian Speaking on Santa Barbara Writers Conference: Entrepreneurial Panel!

WEDNESDAY, 6/22/11 From 1:00 to 3:30pm Hotel Mar Monte

MarketingtheMuse Workshop#4: Entrepreneurial Author Panel: Authors who thinkoutside the box are fast becoming mainstream. Join us for an informative discussion with author./chef Pascale Beale, Montecito Country ; Mystery genre blogger & author on the road, Stephanie LindsayDunne, & motion picture editor/children book author Gillian Lee Hutshing, includes diversifying platform, ‘giving back’ & branding.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Publicity For My June 15th, Ontario Event!

I was just sent the flyer for the event in .pdf format. Also a picture of the poster that they’ve had up for a while now. I hope you’ll enjoy them. I’ll recieve a copy of the Ontario Living magazine with me and Sparky listed in it, and send links to any press release that gets picked up. Those will probably not get picked up until closer to the event....

cant's wait to talk to all the kids about writing!!!

Talk soon,


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Exciting Events for June 2011!

Dear Friends of Sparky,

I just sent out my new June Newsletter this morning! You can check it out on my Signings & Events page. it's under ARCHIVES on the right. Follow me on FaceBook at Gillian Lee Hutshing. I am excited about these events!
August, 2010 I met the senior library clerk from the Ovitt Family Community Library, Ontario, CA. We met at the UCLA Writers Fair. Lauren graciously invited me to read at her library (6:00PM to 7:30PM) this June 15, 2011.

The Library will publicize in the area includng a press release, mention in Ontario Living Magazine, a poster, and flyers. "These talks are about craft, process, and the publishing industry".

Each month nearly 43,000 Ontario residents enjoy the services of the City's main library facility. This current facility opened on January 17, 2006, after a total renovation and 15,000 sq. ft. expansion. The public now has access to dozens of electronic workstations, wireless computer access, a large community room, and a Children's Story time room.

Gil Reads to Hilltop School Crop, color fix

Also, MarketingtheMuse expert, and Santa Barbara Writers Conference editor Marla Miller has invited me to participate at the 39th Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference: Afternoon Writers Workshop (1:00PM to 3:30PM) Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Santa Barbara Hotel Mar Monte to discuss multi-platform marketing of my book. I am very excited to be invited to be a featured author at these two important events!

Talk soon,
Gillian & Sparky