Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 23, 2012

Free Fall Friday – March

I thought since many of you live close to Booktender’s Secret Garden on Paoli Pike in Doylestwon, PA, you might want to plan to visit next Saturday.  Jerry and Eileen Spinelli will be there to do a booksigning on  MARCH 31ST 2012  from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  If you haven’t met Jerry and Eileen, you really should pop over to Booktenders.  You won’t be disappointed.  Here is the full address:

Booktenders’ Secret Garden Children’s Bookstore & Gallery
42 E. State St. Rear (b/w E. State and E. Oakland in Plaza East)
 Doylestown,Pa 18901 
Phone number:  215-348-7160 (under construction!)

WRITERS: Deadline to submit your first page inspired by the illustration below is March 25th, so you have a few more days.

Editor Leila Sales from Viking is our guest critiquer this month. Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “March 25th First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

ILLUSTRATORS: Here is your chance to show off a little. Since the old saying is that, ”March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” I am looking for an illustration that incorporates some type of weather in with the piece. This gives you a lot of leeway. Heck, just some wind in someone’s hair would fill the bill. I may post some during the month, but will definitely post all on March 29th, so I need to receive your illustrations no later than March 27th.

Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and includes a blurb about you and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “March Illustration” in the subject box.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Time’s run out for me, so I won’t be participating this month, but I’m really looking forward to reading the first pages AND the illustrations! One thing I love hearing is when the RIGHT person/people notice the work that’s put up on your blog, Kathy 🙂


  2. Thanks so much on the heads-up for Jerry and Eileen Spinelli at Booktender’s next Saturday, Kathy!


  3. I sent you something.

    Actually, here in NJ March has come in like July and is going out like August.
    Wonder what April will be like…February?



  4. Hi Jerry and Eileen Spinelli will be at Booktenders’ Secret Garden with Ted and Betsy Lewin 1:30 -3:30 Saturday March 31st.
    Booktenders’ Secret Garden Children’s Bookstore & Gallery
    42 E. State St. Rear (b/w E. State and E. Oakland in Plaza East) Doylestown,Pa 18901
    215-348-7160 (under construction!)
    Celebrating our 30th Year in Children’s Bookselling!
    Ellen Mager


    • I just HAVE to mention that I LOVE the name of this bookstore! 😀


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