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Ann McCauley is a Pennsylvania women's literature author, who wrote the books Runaway Grandma and Mother Love, both available for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

November 2017
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Posted by: Ann @ 3:43 pm

WOW, so many changes since my last blog entry…. Pressure Cooker Christmas is finally available at this site:          

Sales are have been strong, it seems to be a story many readers can identify with. The McKean County Historical Society hosted an Open House Book Signing on November 16, 2017.

On Friday November 17, I was guest speaker of The Bradford Literary Club, okay, I am a member of the club! It was fun and I sold many autographed copies of Pressure Cooker Christmas.

 There will be an official Book Launch of Pressure Cooker Christmas at On The Side Books, Kennedy St, Bradford, PA on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 3-6 P.M. IF you are in the area, please stop by. Light refreshments will be served.

I will be at the Main St. Mercantile Home Town Christmas Shopping Day, Bradford PA on Saturday, December 9, 2017, signing books from 11A.M. - 2 P.M.

I will be at the Olean, N.Y. Public Library on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 P.M. to read a short excerpt from Pressure Cooker Christmas and discuss the process of writing. Autographed copies will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

I will speak at the Smethport Rotary Club on December 12. I still have a few dates open if you need a last minute speaker for your organization in December. Please leave a message in the comment section after this blog.

We were on a three week visit to Europe from October 15 through November 5. It was wonderful, we spent the first week in Basil, Switzerland with our oldest daughter. We ate breakfast in Switzerland every morning, then drove a few miles for lunch in Germany, returned to her house for the afternoon and then drove a few miles in the opposite direction and had dinner in France. Basil is in the magic triangle of those three countries.

The second week we took a Viking River Cruise from Basil for seven days snaking through Germany, France and into the Netherlands, arriving in Amsterdam on the seventh day. Another wonderful week, we met so many vibrant interesting fellow-passengers on the ship, and made happy memories that we will never forget. It was so much more relaxing than large ship cruises.

The third week we flew from Amsterdam to London where our grandson, age 21, met us at the airport with his girlfriend, first time we met her, very pretty and smart girl. They are both in the US Air Force, stationed at Lakenheath Air Base. We had a couple fantastic days with them, then he drove us N/W to Leicester where we stayed until Saturday. We spent several days with my husband’s niece and her family, we’ve been there many times over the years and it was great to see them all again. His nephew who lives in Dubai even flew to England to see his uncle for a few days. On Saturday our grandson and his girlfriend drove to Leicester again and spent several hours with the family there, that evening he drove us back to his home. Early Sunday morning he drove us back to the airport and we flew home, tired and happy travelers!

Two days after we returned, UPS delivered a large shipment, my Pressure Cooker Christmas  novels finally arrived. The first time I hold one of my new novels in my hands, I can only compare it to the thrill of holding each of my children that first time after they were born. Of course, the babies were a more spectacular thrill but it is a similar feeling.

I bought a Kindle to read books on the trip.  After I became accustomed to it, it was great. Though I still prefer real books with actual pages to turn! More later about the books I read while traveling. 

Meanwhile, keep reading my friends!

Later, Ann

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