July 31, 2019
in their Country Store
Spring Vendor Show to benefit
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Harmony Baptist Church
5106 E. Bristol Rd., Burton Michigan
My sister Barb and I were privileged to be a part of this event to raise money for “Rebecca’s Reason“, a charity whose mission is to “Provide financial assistance to families who have lost a child or received a life-limiting diagnosis for a child.” For more information please visit:
Along with 30 other vendors we worked our tables and enjoyed the good turn out for this worthy fundraiser. We were also highlighted on live Facebook posts throughout the day to let people know about the event.
March 11, 2019
St Paul Lutheran School, Millington, Michigan
This event was sponsored by the GFWC Millington Junior Women’s club and organized by club President, Jody Dean. She had the other authors and myself meet at McPherson’s Restaurant to get to know each other, and enjoy lunch together. Then we all headed to St Paul Lutheran School to speak to the students. There were two groups of children: 3rd – 5th and 6th – 8th grade. They were such a nice group of students and attentive to all we had to say. As I spoke about my book “Golden Memories”, I also had some visual aids to help tell the story that takes place right in their town of Millington. I read a portion of a chapter to the students and answered some questions they had. I was also able to give all the students and teachers a handmade bookmark. This was such a great experience to interact with the students and pass along my family history story in such a special way.
Pam’s Country Charm
8095 N. State Rd., Davison, MI
Now selling signed copies of Golden Memories
Stop by and see all the great items for sale or check out their website:
Otisville Lioness Craft Show
Forest Township Hall
Saturday, November 10, 2018
It was another great day teaming up with my sister Barb Marshall as we went “on the road again” for this special event so close to home. Barb sold her handmade cards and had beautiful Christmas cards that were very popular. I did well with “Golden Memories” selling and signing many copies to local friends and family. We both had a great time talking to all the folks who stopped by our table to visit. Thanks to all for your support. We are truly grateful to God for all his blessings!
Barb and Linda are ready to go.
Barb with her handmade cards.
Author Beverly Lewis had a Book Signing at
Faith Christian Store in Flint, Michigan
Friday, September 7, 2018
I was first in line to have Beverly Lewis sign copies of her newly released Amish book “The First Love”. It was such an honor to be able to present her a copy of my book “Golden Memories” and to tell her that she is a true inspiration and example to me and so many readers and writers around the world. What an exciting experience it was to meet her in person.
WMPC Radio Interview – “Off the Bookshelf” with host Greg Bullen – August 3, 2018 (click link to listen)
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10 am to 4 pm
“Vintage on Folsom Farm”
3986 Otter Lake Rd., Otter Lake, MI
What a wonderful time my sister Barb Marshall and I had at this event! The Folsom Farm was such a beautiful and welcoming setting for us and all the other vendors. Many people stopped by who knew us growing up in Otter Lake and attending LakeVille High School. Also there were so many people who loved and remembered our mother, Norma Gee. It was a blessing to connect with all of them and many new people who purchased a signed copy of “Golden Memories” and Barb’s homemade cards. My mother would be so happy that this day was so successful for her girls, and was held on the family farm of her friend (Onalee Folsom) from the Otter Lake Methodist Church. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and all the wonderful support and encouragement.
This event was sponsored by:
Millington Arbela District Library
Open House for new Director: Cora Schaeff
June 4, 2018
Here is Director, Cora Schaeff with a copy of “Golden Memories” that is now available at the Millington Arbela District Library. It contains so much local history about Vassar and Millington that it should be of interest to many people who live in the area. When I visited there, I could look over the back fence and see the house where my grandparents Bill and Lucille Throop lived for years. I have many fond memories of visiting there and even though the house has been renovated since then, I can still walk through every room in my mind.
“Vintage in the Village” at Crossroads Village was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018
Golden Memories booth was located in the Mill Street Warehouse
Despite the rainy weather, the event hosted a large crowd to check out more than 60 vendors. My sister Barb Marshall and I were at our booth to greet people with a free bookmark and where they could purchase a signed copy of “Golden Memories” or a handmade card. It was good day and we enjoyed meeting and talking to people along with some friends and family that stopped by the booth. Thanks to my daughter Katie Heid and son Adam Lewis for their support and to Barb for all the time and work she put into making her beautiful cards and working with me at the booth.
A highlight for me was when Cheryl Gawne, a descendant of Graff Gawne’s family (from the book) stopped by to have me sign her book. It is amazing to me to find out that many people besides my family have been blessed by the story in “Golden Memories” and discovering the pictures that their family had never seen.
For those who may have missed this event, I still have copies of my book available to purchase if you would like to contact me.
WMPC Radio Interview – “Off the Bookshelf” with Greg Bullen – March 15, 2018 (click to listen)
I had my first BOOK SIGNING at Faith Christian Store ~ Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Thank you Lord for blessing me in this special way. Many thanks to Kari, Elizabeth, Mike and the rest of the staff for hosting and helping make it a wonderful experience for me. Also, thanks to my family and friends who came and supported me. Golden Memories is now available at Faith Christian Store in the Local Michigan Authors and Musicians section. Stop by and see their great selections of Bibles, books, Christmas gifts, music, children’s items, and meet their friendly staff. UPDATE: Golden Memories may now be ordered at Faith Christian Store.
Store is located at 4463 Miller Rd., Flint, MI (next to Panera Bread & across from Macy’s)
Faith Christian Store flyer Click flyer for store hours and map for location.
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BOOK SIGNING OPEN HOUSE ~ Saturday, December 9, 2017
Centennial Farms Clubhouse ~ Burton, MI
My Open House was a wonderful success and I was so happy to see all the family and friends who came. I had a display table that included a chart of the Van Wagnen and Bailey family tree and history, photos, and the original journals written by my great-grandmother Ethel Van Wagnen, which Golden Memories is based on. This was a popular spot for family members to see their common ancestors and connect with relatives. There were some tasty refreshments and a great time greeting everyone who came to support me and get a signed copy of my book. I am so blessed! Congratulations to Door Prize winners: Nancy Sealey, Shirley Herner, and Joy Barber.
Special thanks to my sister Barb Marshall, son Adam Lewis, daughter Katie Heid, and husband Bill Lewis for all your help and support making this day so special.
I know my mother Norma Gee would have been thrilled that the family history and story was being passed on through the book that is dedicated to her and her mother Lucille (Van Wagnen) Throop.
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