Community Spirit (Part II)

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During the Christmas Fair on Dec. 10, all vendors and attendees were treated to an array festive music live from the radio journalist in attendance. He later invited a multitude of young voices who sang out their hearts with favorite Christmas tunes. I was grateful for the opportunity to be invited on the stage by 105.9 radio journalist Rob to share my story and details of my debut book to hundreds of people in attendance.

I engaged in conversation with some wonderful people including a special visit to my booth with a Mississauga dignitary, the Honorable Stephen Dasko (Ward 1). Together we had an enlightening conversation and some photos taken. It was a humbling experience that Stephen was very supportive and wanted to learn more about what inspired me to write my book.

I autographed a book and engaged in conversation about life, hope, history, and the bible. I am deeply humbled by a very successful event.

I love engaging in conversation with people about my book, life, and the bible.  Just letting the Holy Spirit burst with light makes a difference in our everyday lives. I shared messages from my self-help devotional book. My book, “A Star in the Distance” is not just for Advent but a treasured book for all time. It is filled with self-help, self-growth coping strategies for the broken-hearted and the necessary healing to become more positive in life. It is filled with some of my personal stories, contemporary guidance, reflection on scriptures, and classical poetry. It’s all about how people in the world today are searching for meaning, coping with many struggles and challenges and the growing need for hope. I not only presented my book, “A Star in the Distance” but my signature crocheted bookmarks.

Having a special bookmark that is handcrafted by me will be a signature for each genre of book I write. I will be offering them separately also via my website. They are good for gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Each has a significance. The bookmark for my debut book, “A Star in the Distance” reflects a star. My book is about searching for meaning and hope in everyday life. As the shepherds and the wise men searched for hope, they followed the star to find the light of the world - Jesus Christ - who is the light and the life. The star is like the lines found in the 1962 hymn  'Do you hear what I hear', by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, "A star, a star, dancing in the night, with a tail as big as a kite". The top portion is a star and the long stem for the bookmark is the tail. The next book will feature a different signature bookmark.

If you are interested in my inspirational book, “A Star in the Distance” you can purchase it from Amazon. However, autographed copies and/or my handcrafted signature bookmarks are ONLY available direct from my website through my EMAIL. 

A Star in the Distance by Author Carol-Ann Lane