It has been one busy month for me and my little helpers. The Mystery Book Tour of 2017 has been a load of fun and excitement.
Last weekend we were at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Stockton, CA. There were so many events going on that it was difficult to get pictures.
This weekend we will be at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in San Mateo, CA from 2:00 - 5:00pm. So come on out and have some fun. Enter my free raffle to win a Barnes and Noble Gift card and come autographed items from yours truly and get your picture on my website.
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
11 West Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94403
I also want to say a big THANK YOU to the Barnes and Noble Bookstores in Merced, CA and Roseville, CA for allowing me to schedule a book signing at their stores.
Please check my EVENTS page for dates and times. You can also check out pictures of passed stops on my tour on the PHOTO page of my website.
Please come on out this Saturday at the Barnes and Noble in San Mateo, CA and have some fun.
San Mateo - Barnes and Noble is the next stop on the Book Tour
This Saturday June 24th, I will be at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in San Mateo, CA between 2:00 - 5:00pm
Come on out and join me for a fun afternoon and enter my free raffle to win a Barnes and Noble Gift card and a few items from me.
Saturday - June 24th
2:00 - 5:00pm
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
11 W. Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94403
Hope to see you there!
Well, it's Wednesday and I have finally unpacked and recovered from the long trip to Bakersfield, LOL.
Now I am focusing on getting ready for this next stop on the tour. Stockton, CA.
At least this one isn't that far from home. Just and hour drive or so away.
Feels like this tour is just picking up speed!
Saturday - June 17th Barnes and Noble Bookstore
1:00 - 3:00pm 4950 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
For those of your (Family and Friends) that are constantly asking me when I will be in the Fresno area, rest assured I am still trying to set up a book signing date with the Barnes and Noble there in Riverpark. So hang in there. I have also contacted the Fresno Library to see about setting up a book signing there as well. If all else fails, I will come down and set up my event tent in a parking lot and sell my Mystery Books LOL. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
If you are in the Central Valley and would like me to come and and be a speaker at your Club or Event, please contact me via my contact page.
Had a wonderful time at the Barnes and Noble book signing in Bakersfield, CA this past Saturday. It was a long drive from the Bay Area to Southern California, but at least the weather was nice. Usually in June that area can be an oven! It wasn't to hot and there was a nice breeze both days that we were there.
The book signing got off to a rough start, but the manager at the bookstore saved the day! Cody, you are an angel! Met some great people and one very interesting little boy (Joshua) that seemed to come back to my table again and again.
As a matter of fact, the day ended up going so well they asked me back for another book signing! Can you believe it? So I will be back in Bakersfield on Sept 16th from 2:00 - 5:00 once again.
So for those of you that couldn't make it out to the store to see me,
I WILL B BACK!
Made it to Bakersfield, CA for the next stop on the book tour. Weather not to bad. It was a long drive. At least I wasn't doing the driving. LOL
Hotel is really nice. Full gym, pool and a restaurant and bar. So I know we will be sitting in the restaurant later this evening to watch the Golden State Warriors play the 4th game again the Cav's to night.
Looking forward to a good night sleep and a great day tomorrow at the book signing at the Barnes and Noble on California St. Hope you can come on out and say hello?
In case you missed my interview on the "Morning Inspiration Radio Show" Monday, here is a mp3 file of it.
I had a blast. I was talking with the host a few minutes before we went on air. We were having to much fun.
Anyhow, here is the file. It's about 35 minutes long. If you want a good laugh just listen in.
Had a blast in Reno, NV on Saturday at the book signing at the Barnes and Noble! It was busy! Met a lot of really nice and interesting people. It was Wonder Woman Day at the store to celebrate the movie being released. There were little kids running around (with their parents) dressed up as Wonder Woman. There was even an employee of Barnes and Noble dressed up like her. It was a lot of fun. I really hopoe they ask me back.
The manager and the employees were all fantastic! When I arrived at the store, they already had a table set up with a pile of my latest book "Feathers in the Wind" stacked on top. I was positioned right in the entryway.
Took a lot of pictures. They will be up on my website in the next few days. So come back and check out our Raffle winner.
If you couldn't make it to the book signing in Reno this past weekend. My next stop on my Mystery Book Tour is ;
Saturday - June 10th Barnes and Noble Bookstore
2:00 - 5:00pm 4001 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Hope to see you there!
Been spending the last couple days thinking about the next stop on my Mystery Book Tour and recovering from the one last Saturday. LOL
Got my event bag all packed and ready to head out to RENO, NV tomorrow night! Then spend the afternoon on Saturday at the Barnes and Noble in Reno having some fun and meeting new faces. Then a little food a little gambling and meeting up with old friends that I haven't seen in a while. Can't wait!
If you are in town for the weekend, stop on by between 1:00PM -3:00pm.
Take a look at my books, enter the raffle and say hello.
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
5555 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
See you there.
Come join me this Saturday at the Barnes and Noble Book Store in Reno, Nevada for an afternoon of fun.
Come share your love of a good mystery and pick up a copy of my latest book "Feathers in the Wind".
There will be a raffle and snacks.
Saturday - June 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
5555 S.Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
To see a listing of more dates on my Mystery Book Tour 2017, please check out the EVENTS page on my website at: www.lynncasebooks.com
As tomorrow is Memorial Day and most people will be off work celebrating with BBQ's and a leisurely day at the lake. I wanted to take a minute and remind everyone what Memorial Day is really about. So here is a little history of memorial Day from
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war).
It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363). This helped ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays, though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19th in Texas; April 26th in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10th in South Carolina; and June 3rd (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms. Michael. When she returned to France she made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children’s League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help.
Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans. In 1948 the US Post Office honored Ms. Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it.
National Moment of Remembrance
The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
From our Military Family to yours, THANK YOU!
Finally, home after a long drive to Modesto, CA for my book signing at the Barnes and Noble.
Arrived at the store early to set up, they had already set up a table and chairs for me and they already had a bookcase, yes a bookcase, full of all my books. I was blown away! I thought they OK maybe they would have 20 – 25 copies of my latest book, but NO! They had a bunch of copies of all my books ready for purchase and for me to sign!
The managers and staff we so eager to help me out to get the word out to their customers. They were doing periodic speaker announcements to stop by my table and meet me. They made sure we didn’t need anything. I felt so much at home. I can’t say enough good things about them.
I met so many interesting people that stopped by my table. The people in Modesto are so friendly. Some people stopped by my table and we ended up talking for 15-20 minutes. It was great!
I made sure to let them know what a great job they all did and would be posting up on my website some photos of their great staff. I offered to come back anytime to sign more books.
They store was a lot larger than I thought it was going to be. I made sure to walk around the store every so often and meet people and invite them to my table. At the same time, I got to browse the store shelves for myself. And yes, after we cleared away everything from the book signing, I went did a little shopping for myself.
Please come out at see me this next Saturday June 3rd from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Barnes and Noble in Reno, NV
Barnes and Noble
5555 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
Hope to see you there.
If you missed my radio interview with the Lovely - Lovey Scott on K C L A 99.3 Diamondz in the Rough on Kaleidoscope Radio tonight at 7pm.
You can click on this link and listen: http://tobtr.com/s/10043777
Had a great time! We didn't even get to talk about my last books. Ms Scott is a great host. She brings you in and makes you feel right at home. Great interview. No wonder she is taking her show worldwide next months. This lady has talent.
Come join me this Saturday at the Barnes and Noble Book Store in Modesto, CA
for an afternoon of fun.
Come share your love of a good mystery and pick up a copy of my latest book
"Feathers in the Wind".
There will be a raffle and snacks.
Saturday - May 27th Barnes and Noble Bookstore
11:00 - 3:00pm 3501 McHenry Ave #15
Modesto, CA 95356
If you missed my interview with Alecia Hill on
“Let’s Talk”, here is the link so you can listen to the entire interview.
Here is the link:
This was only my second radio interview, and the radio host, Alecia Hill, was a blast! You all need to check in with her show. She has a lot of interesting guests (including me LOL).
Just finished with my radio interview with http://www.unityfmstlucia.com/
I was so nervous in the beginning, but the host made me very comfortable right away. What a fun time I had. Great guy.
Check out my interview on their website and listen to some great music while you browse around.
Is this really happening???? Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming.
I have 2 radio interviews this week for my Mystery Book Tour. The first is scheduled for tomorrow at 4:30 and the second is Thursday at 3:00.
They will be aired at a later time. I will keep you posted as to when and where you can hear them. I this one will be live with 5 stations at once. I will keep you posted.
Ahhhhh So excited!
The History of Mother’s Day
Mother's Day History
Origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old.
Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis that the day came into existence. Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.
Earliest History of Mothers Day
The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology.
Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.
Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.
History of Mother's Day: Mothering Sunday
The more recent history of Mothers Day dates back to 1600s in England. Here a Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honor mothers. After a prayer service in church to honor Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers.
On the occasion, servants, apprentices and other employees staying away from their homes were encouraged by their employers to visit their mothers and honor them. Traditionally children brought with them gifts and a special fruit cake or fruit-filled pastry called a simnel. Yugoslavs and people in other nations have observed similar days.
Custom of celebrating Mothering Sunday died out almost completely by the 19th century. However, the day came to be celebrated again after World War II, when American servicemen brought the custom and commercial enterprises used it as an occasion for sales.
History of Mother's Day: Julia Ward Howe
The idea of official celebration of Mothers day in US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. An activist, writer and poet Julia shot to fame with her famous Civil War song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Julia Ward Howe suggested that June 2 be annually celebrated as Mothers Day and should be dedicated to peace. She wrote a passionate appeal to women and urged them to rise against war in her famous Mothers Day Proclamation, written in Boston in 1870. She also initiated a Mothers' Peace Day observance on the second Sunday in June in Boston and held the meeting for a number of years. Julia tirelessly championed the cause of official celebration of Mothers Day and declaration of official holiday on the day. Her idea spread but was later replaced by the Mother's Day holiday now celebrated in May.
History of Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis
Anna Jarvis is recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Though Anna Jarvis never married and never had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers.
Anna Jarvis got the inspiration of celebrating Mothers Day from her own mother Mrs Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis in her childhood. An activist and social worker, Mrs Jarvis used to express her desire that someday someone must honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions made by them.
A loving daughter, Anna never forgot her mothers word and when her mother died in 1905, she resolved to fulfill her mothers desire of having a mothers day. Growing negligent attitude of adult Americans towards their mothers and a desire to honor her mothers soared her ambitions.
To begin with Anna, send Carnations in the church service in Grafton, West Virginia to honor her mother. Carnations were her mothers favorite flower and Anna felt that they symbolised a mothers pure love. Later Anna along with her supporters wrote letters to people in positions of power lobbying for the official declaration of Mothers Day holiday. The hard work paid off. By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
History of Mother's Day: Present Day Celebrations
Today Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become hugely popular and in several countries phone lines witness maximum traffic. There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gift to mothers on the Mothers Day. The festival has become commercialised to a great extent. Florists, card manufacturers and gift sellers see huge business potential in the day and make good money through a rigorous advertising campaign.
It is unfortunate to note that Ms Anna Jarvis, who devoted her life for the declaration of Mothers Day holiday was deeply hurt to note the huge commercialisation of the day.
I want to wish all Mother’s everywhere a wonderful relaxing and fun filled Mother’s Day.
The first stop on my Mystery Book Tour was GREAT!!!
I had so much fun meeting other local authors and people from my area. I had a blast.
My next tour stop is the Barnes and Noble Book Store in Modesto, CA on May 27th. If you live in the area, or are traveling through the area, please stop on by and say Hello.
The address is:
Promenade Shopping Center
3501 McHenry Avenue Suite E
Modesto, CA 95356
Check out other stops on my book tour here on my website at:
Check back often, as I am adding stops to the tour periodically. Just added 2 more stops the other day.
As a few of you out there, that follow my blog, know, I had a Grandmother that had Alzheimer's for the last 20 yrs of her life. Of course progressing over the years from just memory issues to loss of speech and more aggressive behavior and language.
Two years ago, my Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She has already progressed into phase II. She lives with my husband and I. Each day is a challenge in understanding. It is very difficult to take over the parenting roll from a parent. You've had years of being the child, now the tables have to turn.
It is trying at times. If you are dealing with caring for a parent and need to talk, please feel free to contact me on facebook (as I am usually on it) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to be there for each other.
I came across this article today and found it interesting and informative. so I thought I would pass it along.
The Differences Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia
Bruce Wright,International Business Times
Fri, May 5 8:00 PM PDT
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you need to know about both in order for you to avoid this common mistake.
Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of symptoms that consistently occur together. It is not a specific disease. The term “dementia” is used to describe a set of symptoms that can include memory loss, difficulty thinking, problem solving, or issues with language. Dementia is caused by damage to the brain cells, and because Alzheimer’s is a disease that destroys the brain, it is one of the most common causes of dementia.
As many as 50 to 70 percent of all dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s, Alzheimers.net reported. However, other conditions can also cause dementia, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. In addition, dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
According to The Alzheimer’s Association, the symptoms of dementia vary greatly and can include factors such as memory troubles, communication and language problems, loss of the ability to focus and pay attention, difficulties with reasoning and judgement, and trouble with visual perception. However, different types of dementia are associated with different types of brain damage.
In addition, an estimated 10 percent of people with dementia have more than one type at the same time, with the most common combination being Alzheimer's disease with vascular dementia, The Alzheimer’s Society reported.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Disease is a specific type of dementia caused when high levels of certain proteins inside and outside brain cells make it hard for brain cells to stay healthy and to communicate with each other. This leads to the loss of connections between nerve cells, and eventually to the death of nerve cells and loss of brain tissue.
Here's the major difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia — when an individual is diagnosed with dementia, they are diagnosed based on their symptoms without actually knowing what's behind the symptoms. In Alzheimer’s disease, the exact cause of the symptoms is understood. In addition, Alzheimer's disease is not reversible, whereas some types of dementia, such as those caused by nutritional problems or a drug interaction, can be reversed.
SO TIRED! But what an exciting day.
Had the first stop on my Mystery Book Tour today at the Castro Valley Library. It was a lot of fun. Don't know why I hadn't done this sooner. Met some really nice people from all over.
Next stop on the Mystery Book Tour -
Barnes and Noble in Modesto, CA
May 27th from 11:00-3:00pm.
Hope to see you all there!