Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fifth Annual Chicken Soup for the Soul, Canned Soup for the Body Book Signing Canceled

Shown left to right in 2011 photo: T'Mara Goodsell, Theresa Sanders, Linda O'Connell, and Cathi LaMarche. Not pictured: Nina Miller, Sioux Roslawski and Beth Wood.
It's our fifth year!

Saturday, December 14, 2013 CANCELED DUE TO SNOW! 
Main Street Books, 307 So. Main Street, Saint Charles, MO

We'll try to keep you posted on any rescheduling. In the meantime, stay warm and safe!

Be sure to stop by Main Street Books next Saturday for the fifth annual "Chicken Soup for the Soul, Canned Soup for the Body" book signing. We will be signing Chicken Soup books at staggered times this year. The schedule is:

11AM-1PM: Cathi LaMarche and Nina Miller

1-3PM: Linda O'Connell, Theresa Sanders and T'Mara Goodsell

3-5PM: Beth M. Wood and Sioux Roslawski

Bring a canned good to be donated to a local food pantry and receive 20% off your entire purchase all day.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Thanks, Teri and Tammy, for organizing this. I'm sure it will be just as successful and fun as last year.

    1. This is Teri's (and MSB's owner, Vicki Erwin's) baby. I just help with PR. But I'm so glad you and the rest can participate and make it the success it's been in the past!

  2. Hmm...it looks like a big pot of good times and good intentions is currently simmering on the back burner. Best of luck with your event! Too bad a previous engagement prevents me from dropping in to stir the pot.

    1. I'm sorry you and your Chex mix won't make it this year! While we are on the cooking theme, I guess you have plans to melt more tiny plastic babies, huh?

    2. No, actually, to the babies. I just take them as they come. My son has an academic team tournament that Saturday, and he is not a driver. I can't make him hoof it six miles, even though we call him The Pony. Oh, and I made a batch of Chex Mix this morning. It was real, and it was spectacular. I had to sample it, of course.

  3. Looks like a good time was and will be had by all.

  4. Tams, thank you so much for this wonderful post -- and for all the hard work you've done on PR. I know how time consuming it all can be, but I believe it's so worth it. And really, it's everybody's baby. Vicki graciously hosts us at MSB, but it's the writers, our love of story, and our desire to make a contribution, both through our words and with our time, that makes the whole thing successful. See you on Saturday!

  5. Congrats, Ladies! I'm sure you'll have a spectacular day!

    Critter Alley

  6. YAY for all of you and I plan on seeing you there!

  7. As usual, I have to whine because I live too far away to attend. Sending lots of support your way though!


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