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  January 6, 2008     For Immediate Release                                               &n... more
Eagle's Nest Christian Academy
On Oct. 15, 2008, Candy visited with two 6th grade classes who are reading Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp. She'll be going back to meet with a third class on Dec. 12. For more information and photos, visit the Burnt Swamp Blog.... more
Delaware Tech Employee HALL OF FAME
On Thursday, March 12, 2009, Candy has the distinct honor of being inducted into Delaware Technical & Community College's, Owens Campus, Hall of Fame. Voting was based on ability, integrity, character, and contributions to the Owens Campus.   While the ceremony is free of charge, invitations are necessary. If you would like to be in... more
Laurel HS "College and Career Fair"
On Thurs., January 8, 2009, 6:00 p.m., Candy will be among vendors who present college or company materials for Laurel High School students' consideration. She will be available to discuss the ins and outs of writing and/or independent publishing as a career focus.... more
Snethen UMC 3rd Annual Women's Tea
On Sat., November 8, 2008, Candy was invited to speak and offer a reading from Gavin and Fruitbearer at the 3rd annual Women's Tea in Mardella Springs, MD, hosted by the Snethen United Methodist Church. It was a full room overflowing with happy conversation, beautiful Christmas decorations, and the many homemade delicacies.... more
2nd Fruitbearer Women's Conference - March 13-14, 2009
Ladies, mark your calendar for March 13 and 14. The second Fruitbearer Women's Conference will begin Friday evening (7-9), and continue all day Saturday (9-4). The theme, "In His Time," will come to life as speaker Gloria Adams, author of Time Management God's Way (a Fruitbearer publication), expounds on Ecclesiastes 3.&nbs... more
Delaware Book Festival, Dover - Sat., November 1, 2008
Candy was so impressed with the 2007 festival that she has reserved the date for next year. It was held on November 1st from 10am to 4pm at The First State Heritage Park in Dover, DE. ... more
Gavin joined the ladies for tea! - Sat., April 12, 2008
What a great time we had on at the book reading on Saturday afternoon, April 12 at the Victorian Lady Tearoom! Interested in knowing more about this ellegant setting located at 112 NW Front Street, Milford, DE 19963? Contact Kay or Jeff Young at (302) 424-8272;www.victorianladytea.net; email them at victorianladytea@earthlink.net.... more
Women's Spring Luncheon - Northminster Presbyterian Church - Reisterstown, MD - Sat., April 26, 2008
Candy has been invited back to Northminister Presbyterian as guest speaker for their Women's Spring Luncheon (spoke previously in 2004). The topic of her speech is "Stand Firm," about equipping the saints with a balanced approach to spiritual warfare (emphasis on prayer, the Fruit of the Spirit, and an intimate relationship with Christ). ... more
Philadelphia Book Festival - Sat. and Sun., May 17-18, 2008
Participation in this 2-day festival fit well with Gavin's East Coast Marketing Campaign. Karen Gritton accompanied Candy for this regional event. The tent was open for business from 11 to 5 on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18. For more information on future festivals, visit www.philadelphiabookfestival.org.    ... more
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference - Thurs. - Sat., August 7-9, 2008
The tag-team presentation on book marketing that Candy gave with Diane Cook in January at the Philly Christian Writers Fellowship meeting was so well received that Marlene Bagnull has invited them to offer a similar workshop at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.   One of Candy's favorite parts of the conference is the opp... more
Enhancing a Child's World Conference - Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus -Saturday, November 15, 2008
Candy was a workshop presenter at the 11th annual "Enhancing a Child's World Conference" at Delaware Technical & Community College on November 15, 2008. Her workshop, offered twice, was entitled, "Who me? Write a Book?" Her goal was to inspire, motivate, and challenge conferees to view obst... more
Ladies' Retreat for Messiah's Vineyard Fri. and Sat., March 28-29, 2008
Candy was the keynote speaker at Messiah's Vineyard Ladies Retreat held at the Refuge Inn (www.refugeinn.com) in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, on March 28-29, 2007. This is the first ladies' retreat that Messiah's Vineyard Church has offered, and they approximately 35 ladies participated. The program began at 3 p.m. on Friday a... more
Sat., 10/6/07 - Thanks for helping us launch Gavin!
  A great time was had by all, young and old alike, on October 6th, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, DE at Gavin Goodfellow's Official Book Launch Party! We had readings by the author (in purple cape with British accent, no less), performances by Liberty Church's Teens Acting Up, blogging, fan cl... more
Tues., 10/16/07 - A Book Reading in Lewes
Candy read excerpts from Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp for the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild's monthly dinner meeting. The theme,"Things That Go Bump in the Night," was appropriate for the time of year as well as for the scene at the "Forbidden Lodge" that Candy selected to share with the audience. The monthly dinner ... more
Sat., 10/20/07 - Jack's and The Gospel Shop, Salisbury, MD
  On October 20th from 2pm to 5pm, Candy Abbott enjoyed a Meet and Greet as she signed copies of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp at Jack's Religious Gift Shop, located at 701 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury, MD. Store owners Ruth Ann and Jack Savage went above and beyond the call of duty in hosting the book signing by putting the na... more
Sat., 10/27/07 - Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club
On October 27th at 10:45 a.m., Candy Abbott had an opportunity to meet and talk with boys and girls at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford, DE 19973. Mr. John Hollis announced that Gavin Goodfellow would be required reading and that arrangements would be made for copies to be made available to club members.... more
Sat., 11/10/07 and 11/17/07 - Fifer Orchards Holiday Open House
Candy enjoyed meeting customers and signing books at the Fifer Orchards' Beach Store (Route 1 and Cullen Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971, 302-227-8680) on Saturday, November 10th, and at the Wyoming Store (1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934, 302-697-2141) on Saturday, November 17th.... more
Sat., 11/3/07 - 2nd Annual Delaware Book Festival, Dover
  This event was held on November 3rd from 10am to 4pm at The First State Heritage Park in Dover, DE. Gavin’s table was in the exhiobitors' tent; 35 nationally recognized authors and illustrators presented workshops and special activities. The day was punctuated with balloons, food, favorite storybook characters and f... more
Tues., 11/13/07 - A Book Reading in Millsboro, DE
Candy read excerpts from Gavin Goodfellow and entertained questions at the Millsboro Public Library, 217 W. State Street, Milsboro, DE 19966. For more information call the library at (302) 934-8743.... more
Thurs., 10/4, 11, 18, 25 and 11/1, 8, 15, (Fri. 23), 29 - Live Broadcast on WGMD 92.7FM
Radio listeners gave good feeback from the nine broadcasts Candy had with Dan Gaffney, live from Browseabout Books in Rehoboth. Some made a special trip to have books autographed, and the atmosphere was always a-buzz with enthusiasm. We had a nice surprise to discover that sister-in-law Mary Fennemore was also on schedule. Even though the interview... more
Sat., 11/24/07 - The Gospel Shop, Salisbury, MD
Candy was back at the Gospel Shop, 800 South Salisbury Boulevard 800, in Salisbury, MD, on Sat., Nov. 24, from 10 AM until 2 PM. What fun she had being accompanied by her helpers, Kade (7) and Saige (5), who spent the weekend with Grandmom and Granddaddy. When it came time for Candy to do a reading from Gavin, Kade (with Saige beside him) took post... more
Thurs., 12/6 through Mon., 12/10/07 - Gavin's Dover Debut - Calvary Assembly of God Christmas Production
  Gavin debuted in Dover, DE, in December at a book table hosted by Calvary Assembly of God in conjunction with their much-anticipated Christmas production. Drew and I were available at every performance. We sold 140 Gavin books and 11 Interactive Journals. What a tremendous kick-off for the holiday season. Show times were: December 6, 7,... more
Thurs., 12/20/07 - Epworth Christian School - 8th Grade Language Arts
Check out the "Burnt Swamp Blog" entries for Dec. 20 and 21, complete with photos! Melanie Theofiles, Language Arts teacher at Epworth Christian School invited me to visit with her 8th graders and read the final chapter of The Lure of Burnt Swamp. They are the first class to "study" Gavin, and what a thrill it was for me to see ... more
Sat., 12/22/07 - Whatcoat Shelter, Dover, DE
Thanks to the initiative of Eric Gillespie, director of Whatcoat Social Services Agency, Inc., 381 College Road, Dover, DE 19904, Gavin was introduced to 20 children and 26 adults when Candy gave a reading on the Saturday before Christmas. Eric has even found a sponsor to purchase 25 books. Be sure to check out the photos on the Burnt Swamp Blog!... more
Thurs., 1/17/08 - Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship
Candy and her marketing consultant, Diane Cook, gave a presentation at Marlene Bagnull's monthly CWF meeting at Springton Lake Presbyterian Church, 3090 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073. The meeting opened at 9:30, followed by critique sessions. The presentation was entitled, "Capturing your Market," and the promotional... more
Southern Delaware Toastmasters - Thurs., February 14, 2008
Toastmasters International trains speakers, and Candy is an officer with the Southern Delaware chapter. Members give timed speeches on a regular basis to hone their craft. One of Candy's speeches was entitled, "Spiritual Warfare." Toastmasters meetings are open to the public for guests or anyone interested in public speaking. Th... more