December 01, 2015

Creative Corner--Extra Edition!

We have updates and more news about KaCSFFS' creative friends, that just couldn't wait for the regular December edition!

Messinger Book Debut today! 
The Curse of Jacob Tracy, the debut novel of Lawrence-based Holly Messinger that has been getting very positive advance reviews, becomes available for sale December 1, in bookstores and online. 

Signings scheduled!
Several of KaCSFFS' creative friends will be signing books at the December KaCSFFS meeting and Holiday Party, to be held at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO, onDec. 19, 2015. Currently confirmed authors include Holly Messinger, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, MC Chambers, Susan Satterfield, Robin W. Baileyand Dora Furlong.

Holly Messinger also will be signing copies of her new book, The Curse of Jacob Tracy at two regional Barnes & Noble Bookstores: 
December 13, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the Topeka, KS Barnes & Noble, 6130 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS
January 16, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oak Park Barnes & Noble11323 W 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214.

Smashwords Premium Status for Hollingsworth
Aaron Hollingsworth has announced that all of his books are now available in Premium Status on Smashwords, and they are all set up so that buyers set the price. 

Hollingsworth currently has four titles available through Smashwords: The Apothecary of Manuta, The Broken Bards of Paris, The Geohex of Wraith County, and The Bone Brick City.

Area Artists Hold Holiday Open Houses!
Randal Spangler Fantasy Art: Dec. 5-6 and 12-13

New print: "Tree of Enchantment"
Kansas City fantasy artist Randal Spangler will host his Annual Holiday Open House at his home on the first two weekends of December, on Dec. 5-6, 2015, and then again on Dec. 12-13

Hours for each of the Saturdays are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on each of the Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy the season with cookies, coffee, Christmas music, and a beautiful Christmas tree. 

There will be new artwork, older pieces, and some originals. You also might score some bargains among Randal's marked-down "travel worn" pieces that have been to several art fairs or Renaissance Festival booths en route to their new homes. For more information, please see his website.
New Print: "Adventures in Reading"
Ladyelf Home Studio: Dec. 13
Digital artist and jewelry designer Deb Pellicano has announced she will hold a Studio Open House and Art Sale December 13, at 201 SE Topaz Dr., Lee's Summit, MO. 

Her invitation says, "Wonderful art by Ladyelf (Debbi Pellicano), great food and drink, mingling, Holiday Cheer, and just a generally good time for everyone. Artwork will be for viewing and for sale. Hey, you know, art makes a wonderful gift!"

There also will be food: "We'll have munchies, home made turkey chili, beef veggie soup, drinks of all kinds, and hot cinnamon-spiced apple cider. The party is family-friendly and always well-attended."
Two new elf-girl prints from Deb Pellicano

IMAGES: Many thanks to the following image sources: 
The cover art for The Curse of Jacob Tracy was provided by Holly Messinger.
The header, "Tree of Enchantment," and "Adventures in Reading" images all are used with permission from Randal Spangler Fantasy Art.
The two elf-girl print images were provided by Deb Pellicano.
Many thanks to all!

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