On Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m., I'll be hosting a special celebration in St. Louis--and you're invited! Who: Joanna and her friends What: A book signing party with book swag and refreshments When: From 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Where: The Jane Allen Recital Hall in the Steinway Piano Gallery, 12033 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 How: Main Street Books of St. Charles will be on hand to sell … [Read more...] about An Invitation to Meet Me in St. Louis!
An excerpt from Ink, Red, Dead, newly revised and expanded, by Joanna Campbell Slan. (Grab it before the price goes up to $9.99! Go to http://tinyurl.com/inkred ) "You need a Diet Dr Pepper?" asked Dodie as she set one at my elbow. "You read my mind," I said. "Whatever it is that's bothering you, Sunshine, you'll feel … [Read more...] about Monday's the Last Day to Get INK, RED, DEAD Absolutely Free!
Note: "Fedora Amis" is a long-time friend of mine. I read Jack the Ripper in St. Louis a while back and loved it! You will, too. Here we learn about Fedora and her love for all things old and cool! -- Joanna By Fedora Amis Ads from the past... Call me strange, but I like to read newspaper advertisements--from 1897. For a mere three cents, I can paper shop to my heart's content. A fine pair of Storm Queen winter boots … [Read more...] about Jack the Ripper in St Louis — and a Contest!
Last week I took my niece Lexie, my sister Jane, and Lexie's son Skyler to lunch down in Florida. Since Skyler is only two, the nice greeter at Chili's gave him the kid's menu and a couple of crayons. I helped a little with the coloring, and then Skyler turned over the menu and there it was...the St. Louis Arch. That's a photo I took of the Arch this summer looking straight up at it. It's an amazing piece of sculpture. In one way, it's like the … [Read more...] about How to Talk Like They Do in the Lou
Here's a round-up of information, ideas, quotes and trends you'll want to explore:1. Trade Paperbacks Surge in Popularity http://tinyurl.com/dmr83kA mass market paperback is one of those smaller paperbacks like you buy in a drugstore. A trade paperback is larger, maybe 5 x 7 inches or 6 x 8, inches and it's almost a cross between a paperback book and a hardcover. Hardcovers are very pricey, except that many discount big box stores like Kmart and … [Read more...] about Bits and Pieces for Friday
Dawn Blankenship shares her Grandmother Ormsby's recipe for Gooey Butter Cake, a St. Louis specialty:Set oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9 inch pan.Combine: 1 stick melted butter or oleo 1 egg 1 box yellow cake mixPress this mixture in the pan until it covers the bottom and sides well.Combine: 1 lb. powdered sugar 1 8 oz cream cheese (no light) 2 eggsBeat this mixture well then pour on the first … [Read more...] about Gooey Butter Cake