Serafina and the Black Cloak

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I’m very active on the Serafina Facebook page. These posts are pulled from Facebook:

Wow, Raleigh! What an afternoon! You turned out Sunday in full force to hear a sneak-preview reading of the upcoming book, Serafina and the Splintered Heart. Thanks for your enthusiasm, your great questions, and your patience while you waited. Thanks, too, to Quail Ridge Books for hosting. You really know how to make a guy feel welcome!

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Wow, Raleigh! What an afternoon! You turned out Sunday in full force to hear a sneak-preview reading of the upcoming book, Serafina and the Splintered Heart. Thanks for your enthusiasm, your great questions, and your patience while you waited. Thanks, too, to Quail Ridge Books for hosting. You really know how to make a guy feel welcome!
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Wow, Raleigh! What an afternoon! You turned out Sunday in full force to hear a sneak-preview reading of the upcoming book, Serafina and the Splintered Heart. Thanks for your enthusiasm, your great questions, and your patience while you waited. Thanks, too, to @[102428366474589:274:Quail Ridge Books] for hosting. You really know how to make a guy feel welcome!

Buy your tickets now to join Robert Beatty, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling SERAFINA SERIES, for his special sneak-preview reading of the opening chapters of SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART, the highly anticipated third book in this acclaimed Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller series set at Biltmore Estate. Be the first to hear the story before the book’s publication in July. This event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early: http://bit.ly/2mLihl5

This exclusive event is the first public reading of the new book in Asheville, and the venue – the historic Asheville Masonic Temple – is as magical and mystical as Serafina herself. Mr. Beatty will perform his dramatic reading in the beautiful theater, which once served as Asheville’s opera house and still retains the incredible hand-painted backdrops. In addition to the reading, the event will include Q&A with the author, costumed characters from the book trailers, photo opportunities, a reception with the author and his family, signings for the first two books, and Serafina giveaways.

Tickets for this special event are $24, which includes a pre-order for a signed and personalized hardcover copy of Book 3, which you’ll receive when it comes out in July. Alternatively, you can choose to receive a copy of Book 1 or Book 2 at the event, or donate a Serafina book to a local school. Tickets are available through Malaprop’s Bookstore-Café, either at the bookstore, online at http://bit.ly/2mLihl5, or by calling (828) 254-6734. Malaprop’s will also be on hand for additional Serafina book sales if you need extra copies at the signing. Food and drink will be on sale through the venue’s concession stand. Most of your ticket price will go to the cost of the book itself, but a percentage of the ticket price will go toward the preservation of this historic site.

The SERAFINA SERIES follows the adventures of a brave and unusual girl who lives at Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Young and old alike are enjoying this spooky, Southern gothic thriller that mixes history, mystery, and magic.

Both books in the series are #1 New York Times best sellers. Book 1, SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, and Book 2, SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF, earned a “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, which said, “Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end.”

Be sure to watch the exciting book trailers for Books 1 & 2:
http://bit.ly/2dYfpO7
http://bit.ly/29CUekN

Buy your tickets now to join Robert Beatty, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling SERAFINA SERIES, for his special sneak-preview reading of the opening chapters of SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART, the highly anticipated third book in this acclaimed Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller series set at Biltmore Estate. Be the first to hear the story before the book’s publication in July. This event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early: bit.ly/2mLihl5

This exclusive event is the first public reading of the new book in Asheville, and the venue – the historic Asheville Masonic Temple – is as magical and mystical as Serafina herself. Mr. Beatty will perform his dramatic reading in the beautiful theater, which once served as Asheville’s opera house and still retains the incredible hand-painted backdrops. In addition to the reading, the event will include Q&A with the author, costumed characters from the book trailers, photo opportunities, a reception with the author and his family, signings for the first two books, and Serafina giveaways.

Tickets for this special event are $24, which includes a pre-order for a signed and personalized hardcover copy of Book 3, which you’ll receive when it comes out in July. Alternatively, you can choose to receive a copy of Book 1 or Book 2 at the event, or donate a Serafina book to a local school. Tickets are available through Malaprop’s Bookstore-Café, either at the bookstore, online at bit.ly/2mLihl5, or by calling (828) 254-6734. Malaprop’s will also be on hand for additional Serafina book sales if you need extra copies at the signing. Food and drink will be on sale through the venue’s concession stand. Most of your ticket price will go to the cost of the book itself, but a percentage of the ticket price will go toward the preservation of this historic site.

The SERAFINA SERIES follows the adventures of a brave and unusual girl who lives at Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Young and old alike are enjoying this spooky, Southern gothic thriller that mixes history, mystery, and magic.

Both books in the series are #1 New York Times best sellers. Book 1, SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, and Book 2, SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF, earned a “Starred Review” from Kirkus Reviews, which said, “Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end.”

Be sure to watch the exciting book trailers for Books 1 & 2:
bit.ly/2dYfpO7
bit.ly/29CUekN
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Angela Pressley QuinnJust ordered tickets to take my daughter, Tallulah, as a surprised! She loved the first 2 books and cannot wait for #3. Just wondering if books will be mailed out or if they have to be picked up at Malaprop's?

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Gretchen CampbellSo I'm super late but I just finished the first book and loved it. I have my 12 yr old niece reading it as well and she loves it. I told her she needed to read it before I took her to the Biltmore ☺. I can't wait to go back now with her.

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Kathy-lee BrownSo. I finally told Lillie about the book coming out in July. She was over the moon. She is 10 and has always referred to Mount Pisgah as hers. So when we read the first two, she felt she could be a Catamount as these woods feel like home away from home. Thank you for these stories. They have kicked off her love for books! - forever greatful, Lillie Mae's Mama

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Kimberly Andrews TrivetteOrdered mine! Can't wait to receive my new book. July is a long wait for the impatient.

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Jennifer FaganSarah Creech this is the event I was talking about.

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Heather PoviaAngie Robinette La Shier ryan loves these books! What a cool idea!

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Ann AcevedoI am 50 and I love this story. Thank you for making me feel young again.

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Penny Simpson Balush🎉🎉Can't Wait!🎉🎉

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Beverly KittsOh boy !!!

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Lisa H. MathisValerie Johnson Guyer, we should go !

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Tiffany Mendenhall WilkinsHello. I talked to you some time back about possibly coming to Utah for a book signing. I would like to talk to you further if you are interested. My daughter age 11 is a HUGE fan. My daughter has a rare form of kidney disease. I was thinking about putting together a Awareness Event here in Utah with some other popular authors. There is a organization called NephCure Kidney International that is well known back East but I would love to bring support here to Utah. Is this something you would consider?

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Shirley MitchellWhat's cooking?

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Im super excited about this upcoming Serafina event. On April 30, Ill be giving a sneak-preview reading of the first few chapters of Book 3 (Serafina and the Splintered Heart) at the historic Masonic Temple Theater in downtown Asheville. The theater is stunning. I love the hand-painted forest backdrops. It used to be Ashevilles opera house. Well also have all the costumed characters there, a reception, photos, and a book signing. If you want to come, be sure to buy your tickets soon through Malaprops ticket page: http://bit.ly/2mLihl5. Seating is limited, so the event will definitely sell out.

I'm super excited about this upcoming Serafina event. On April 30, I'll be giving a sneak-preview reading of the first few chapters of Book 3 (Serafina and the Splintered Heart) at the historic Masonic Temple Theater in downtown Asheville. The theater is stunning. I love the hand-painted forest backdrops. It used to be Asheville's opera house. We'll also have all the costumed characters there, a reception, photos, and a book signing. If you want to come, be sure to buy your tickets soon through Malaprop's ticket page: bit.ly/2mLihl5. Seating is limited, so the event will definitely sell out. ... See MoreSee Less

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Melanie Partonthese events are becoming a tradition with my granddaughter and me. We go to as many as we can. She want you to name a character in your books after her. Nora.

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Mary Ann ShoafYea!!! My daughter is so excited. Thank you for writing such great books. She is currently reading the books again. This is her second or third time I think.

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Linda Richter VictorSarah Jones we need to take your girls to this reading!

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Laurie RollI just booked my 2 tickets. Coming back up from Jacksonville

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Gena Martin KrawcheckWe are excited to attend 😍

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Jennifer Gentry SmithWish I didn't live so far away.

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Candice ClontzGot tickets. i have a very excited mom and 10 year old daughter

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Beverly KittsAwesome ! Can't wait !

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Arielle Chubbuckwhen's serifina and the splinterd heart coming out?

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Brittany PowellTeresa Meek!! How neat!

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Karen BrunjesGot our tickets Ashley Brunjes Ruffini !

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Joanna FedewaOh I wish I could go!!! It looks amazing!

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Julie Flournoy HazbounElisabeth

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Natalie Brenneman WynnA. Kilpatrick Ford Did you see this?

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My teenage daughter Camille (who plays Rowena in the book trailer and at events) has enjoyed the art and science of photography for years. On Sunday, her photo Enchanted won a Gold Key Scholastic Art Award, was nominated for the American Visions Award, and was awarded the prestigious NC Governors Excellence Award, so it will be hung in the Governors Mansion this summer. This photograph has also now been published by Faerie Magazine (one of our favorite Facebook pages). Here at Team Serafina, were all very proud of Camille. The details and overall effect of this photo are kind of hard to make out in small size, so be sure to expand it. This whimsical photo was taken on our property here in Asheville, NC one morning with Camilles 5-year-old sister Elizabeth and our barnyard duck as the models.

My teenage daughter Camille (who plays Rowena in the book trailer and at events) has enjoyed the art and science of photography for years. On Sunday, her photo "Enchanted" won a Gold Key Scholastic Art Award, was nominated for the American Visions Award, and was awarded the prestigious NC Governor's Excellence Award, so it will be hung in the Governor's Mansion this summer. This photograph has also now been published by Faerie Magazine (one of our favorite Facebook pages). Here at Team Serafina, we're all very proud of Camille. The details and overall effect of this photo are kind of hard to make out in small size, so be sure to expand it. This whimsical photo was taken on our property here in Asheville, NC one morning with Camille's 5-year-old sister Elizabeth and our barnyard duck as the models. ... See MoreSee Less

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Alys HowardCongratulations!! Very artistic and enchanting photo. I would say that she has a gifted an illustrious career awaiting her, if she so chooses.

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Debbie DobbinsCongratulations, it is an amazing photo, looks like a painting

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Brandy Jo BrehmBeautiful photo. She is very skilled with the light and shadowing in thus photo.

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Sandi McQueenBeautiful!!!! Put her skills to work on your third book! Talent abounds in your family!

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Jani Greene DiversShe should do a book of photography. This is incredible. (And your property is beautiful.)

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Joyce Park PaxtonStunningly Beautiful! Has a dream effect to it!

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Patty Quilantan MooreRobert, that is amazing and surreal and amazing!

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Janice MullinsAbsolutely enchanting! Awesome talent!

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Melonie HillShe us a very talented young lady!

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Karen CastleberryThat is exquisite! Looks like an oil painting. ❤️

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Mindy WeaverAbsolutely gorgeous photo! And congrats!

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D'Anne McMillenCongratulations to her! Stunning picture. Very talented family. 🙂

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Sonya RedwineStunning! You two should obviously pair up on a book...it would be amazing to have such beautiful images and words combined!!

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Dani Marie CicconeBecause all great artists use their sister in their work Sarah Esther Marcus

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Sarah BouderCongratulations! That is an amazing photograph!!

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John NormanWow, that is fantastic!

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Abbe DavisAmazing! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland 😀

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Janice AdkinsAwesome! Congrats to all!

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Janet SchogginsCongratulations! Amazing photograph!

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Katherine TaylorCongratulations! Beautiful photo

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Amanda Black-ChandlerCongratulations!

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Judy AutreyAbsolutely amazing.

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Alicia RodgersBeautiful!

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Deborah Morris HollemanStunning photo! Congrats!

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We love this recent post by a Serafina fan: While reading Serafina and the Twisted Staff to my 8 year old daughter, I am able to use my southern accent while at the same time expanding her vocabulary, but the best part is to hear her laugh out loud!! Love, love LOVE your work!! Thank you! Heres a wonderful photo of Keirra.
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We love this recent post by a Serafina fan: "While reading Serafina and the Twisted Staff to my 8 year old daughter, I am able to use my southern accent while at the same time expanding her vocabulary, but the best part is to hear her laugh out loud!! Love, love LOVE your work!! Thank you!" Here's a wonderful photo of Keirra.
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Brandy Miller-OvermyerI am so happy to find out the title of the third installment. I just loaned out my paperback copy of book 1 to a friend's 12 year old daughter and I hope she enjoys it as much as I have. I am thinking of reading the first book to my almost 9 year old daughter soon so she too can enjoy the adventures of Serafina and the wonders of the Biltmore Estate.

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Alys HowardGreat news to finally know the new title and to see that we can preorder. My daughter and I are hooked on Serafina! We had an amazing time meeting you at the book signing and talk in Bowling Green!!!

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Emily RosenthalI have read Serafina and the Black Cloak to my 7 year old son and he was hooked. We are currently reading Twisted Staff. He was over the moon when I told him there was going to be a third book. So excited to preorder "Serafina and the Splintered Heart". It should arrive just in time for my son's birthday!

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Susan HoltI hope you will offer the third one on Audible like the other two. I enjoy driving and listening!

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Robin BubonicMy granddaughter in CA IMed me tonight, wanting to know when the next book was out. She is so ready!

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Kimberly AnnJust pre-ordered 3 copies of book 3 for myself and gifts, I can't wait to read it.

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Kathy Elsass ThrushI'm so excited! I just pre-ordered "Serafina and the Splintered Heart"!!!

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Shaylee PhillipsI love the stories, i get so lost into the book, it takes me on a journey from stress.

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Sheryl LynnWhen will there be a preorder for the 3rd book, kindle format? WE love this series, and the fact that we were recently at the biltmore just makes it even better

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Stacie WomackI agree! Wonderful books!!

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Abbe DavisIt is beyond amazing! ♡♡♡

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Jeannie Willis SmithLove this series! It's a must read <3

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After completing the manuscript for Book 3 in the Serafina Series and sending it off to my editor at Disney-Hyperion, I decided to celebrate with my family by enjoying a hike to a local waterfall. This is quintessential Serafina country. This video shows the main waterfall (there were also many cascades, rapids, and smaller waterfalls along the way). At the end of the video, I captured a brief clip of my daughter Camille climbing down into the gorge. It was a calm, windless day, but she said the blowing wind caused by the waterfall was very powerful. She also got soaking wet from the waterfall's mist. All part of the fun.
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Jessica Lindgren CombsI can't wait for the 3rd!!!!!! Hopefully you will tour the libraries (Transylvania County Library) again so I can get the 3rd book autographed as well!

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Cheryl Cook Baker70 years old, loved the first two books...added Biltmore house to our cross country trip this fall, just to see where..... thanks for making me a kid again!

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Megan OursoI just started the second book yesterday! Excited to see more will be coming from this amazing series!! Chelsea there's going to be more!!

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Melanie BeamAbsolutely THRILLED to know there will be a 3rd book!!!!! I read the 2nd to my husband & granddaughter on a trip recently 🙂

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Kelsey MossOh I can't wait to tell the 12 year old I nanny! We read the first two together and were just discussing the third! She will be just as excited as I am!!!

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Natalie Parks StricklandOn our way to The Biltmore House now for my daughters 13 birthday gift....she can't wait to see the house in person after reading the books. Can't wait to read #3!!!

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Laura Cox GottschalkCongratulations on the 3rd book. Can't wait until July. My 5th graders will be starting the 2nd one when I return from my recovery from a surgery.

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Blanca FloresMaybe one day there will be a movie based on the books , that would be awesome

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Wynona RossJust started book 1 & LOVE it. I have some physical issues that limit what I'm able to do, so I spend A LOT of reading. (My mental escape from pain, lol)

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Kessi DickensWhen will book 3 come out, because I've read the 2nd book two time already

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Tiffiney Winchester JenkinsAwesome can't wait!!! Will you have another release party? I wasn't able to make the last one.

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Yadira SanchezCan't wait , I have the First 2 book , are awesome I love Serafina

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Sarah Garren TaylorFinally read the first book and I loved it !! Can't wait to read the second book and then the third one !!

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Sarah McDowMy class read the first two in record time! I can't wait to share this with them!! I'm excited!

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Shirley Gillespieso beautiful. Can't wait until this new one comes out.

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Tracie GibsonSimply beautiful!! Congratulation on the completion of book #3. I am very eager to read it.

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Lisa Howard FinneganOur daughter will be so excited to hear a 3rd book is coming!

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Sharon Van HornCannot wait to share the new book with my grandson. He loves the series!! 😉

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Nancy Carr Sumner Porterbeautiful and can't wait for #3. Now get on with #4 🙂

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Amanda Black-ChandlerI am so happy for you! I can't wait for its releae!

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Rebecca MooreI love how waterfalls in pictures or videos never quite seem as huge as they really are until you get a person in the shot with it. This is awesome. Can't wait to read the new book.

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Donna Helms EvansLove the books! Can't wait for the next one! Oh yeah and I,m old but they are great reads.

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Caroline MurphyCongrats on finishing your MSS of book 3, wohoo! We can't wait!:)

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Kim KucharMy Michigan 5th graders will begin Book #1 next week! They are super super excited!😀

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Suzanne Vargas AttallaCongratulations on your completion! An afternoon of rest well deserved! We can't wait for the published 3rd book!

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What a great time we had Saturday in Knoxville celebrating Disney Reads! Day. Thanks to everyone who came out for our book signing event and the first-ever public reading of the opening chapters of the Book 3, Serafina and the Splintered Heart. We hope you enjoyed hearing them as much as we did sharing them. Thanks, too, to the crew at Barnes & Noble for hosting us. You always make us feel so welcome!

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What a great time we had Saturday in Knoxville celebrating Disney Reads! Day. Thanks to everyone who came out for our book signing event and the first-ever public reading of the opening chapters of the Book 3, Serafina and the Splintered Heart. We hope you enjoyed hearing them as much as we did sharing them. Thanks, too, to the crew at Barnes & Noble for hosting us. You always make us feel so welcome!
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What a great time we had Saturday in Knoxville celebrating Disney Reads! Day. Thanks to everyone who came out for our book signing event and the first-ever public reading of the opening chapters of the Book 3, Serafina and the Splintered Heart. We hope you enjoyed hearing them as much as we did sharing them. Thanks, too, to the crew at @[192360094437935:274:Barnes & Noble] for hosting us. You alwa...

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Amy WhiteAny chance of coming to the Memphis area? My class will begin reading your book next week. It would be extra special to get to meet the author! I teach at a small country school and this would be so amazing for them to experience!

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Heather Rosemergy RobinsonVery excited for book number three! This is the only series of books, so far, that my children have read with me consistently, night after night without getting bored!

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Laura Cox GottschalkMy entire class would come listen to you. Are you thinking about the Winston Salem or Greensboro area?

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Anita BowmanPlanning a trip to TN in the spring. I hope you have another event that we can come to!

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Michele GlassSuch a great event. Thanks Mr. Beatty and Barnes and Noble!

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Joy BurkeWill he be coming to the Barnes and Noble in Asheville, NC anytime soon?

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Lisa TaylorWill you be coming to Johnson City, Tn ? My son loved your book and did extra on it

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Nikolas McDonaldLove your books and I can't wait until the third book comes out and also when is the movie coming out?

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Tiffany Mendenhall WilkinsHave you thought about coming to Utah?

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Brenda JonesWhen will the book 3 be out

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I love this photo outside Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe! This is Ren and her kitty Merlin the Wizard Cat. Ren is the awesome make-up artist who did all the make-up for the Serafina book trailers. She operates Faces by Ren in Johnson City, TN. This quick photo was taken by her super-talented-photographer husband Keith Dixon Studios while they were taking Merlin for a little walk in Asheville. Be sure to check out Ren and Keiths work.

The Serafina Series
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Book 3: Serafina and the Splintered Heart - Due July 2017

Book Trailer 1: http://bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book Trailer 2: http://bit.ly/29CUekN

I love this photo outside Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe! This is Ren and her kitty Merlin the Wizard Cat. Ren is the awesome make-up artist who did all the make-up for the Serafina book trailers. She operates Faces by Ren in Johnson City, TN. This quick photo was taken by her super-talented-photographer husband Keith Dixon Studios while they were taking Merlin for a little walk in Asheville. Be sure to check out Ren and Keith's work.

The Serafina Series
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Book 3: Serafina and the Splintered Heart - Due July 2017

Book Trailer 1: bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book Trailer 2: bit.ly/29CUekN
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Angela Pressley QuinnTallulah is anxiously awaiting book 3 and keeps hoping for a movie series!

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Joan MatherlyI'm 71 and I loved the books. Glad when no. 3 is here.{JULY}

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Samantha MoonThis books need to become a movie

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Julia WoodsonI can't wait for book 3!!

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Jeannie Willis SmithLove this series <3

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Ren AllenAaaawwwww!!! Thank you!!! 💕💕💕 we all love the series so much and are crossing fingers with the rest of the Serafina fans for a feature film. 💕💕

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Snowy MonroeShana Houser I want to see this!

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Jana Rocha Alexandre💖💖💖

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I love foxes. I think its amazing that these wild little dogs live among us, out in our forests, fields, and thickets, along beaches, ravines, and woody streams, even in the suburbs and city sometimes. In Book 2 of the Serafina Series (Serafina and the Twisted Staff), young Braeden Vanderbilt befriends a wild fox, along with other animals. This is definitely a case of me projecting my own fantasies into the lives of my characters.

In the United States, we have two species: The Gray Fox and the Red Fox. The photos in this series of posts are courtesy of the Western North Carolina Nature Center, where I did my wildlife rehabilitation training and worked for a little while. Its a great place to visit and see all the animals featured in the Serafina Series. 

WNC Nature Center: http://www.wncnaturecenter.com
Friends of the WNC Nature Center - Donations: http://www.wildwnc.org
Appalachian Wildlife Rehabilitation: http://www.appalachianwild.org

The Serafina Series
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak: http://amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff: http://amzn.to/1LXCpuT
Book 3: Due July 2017

Book Trailer 1: http://bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book Trailer 2: http://bit.ly/29CUekN

I love foxes. I think it's amazing that these wild little dogs live among us, out in our forests, fields, and thickets, along beaches, ravines, and woody streams, even in the suburbs and city sometimes. In Book 2 of the Serafina Series (Serafina and the Twisted Staff), young Braeden Vanderbilt befriends a wild fox, along with other animals. This is definitely a case of me projecting my own fantasies into the lives of my characters.

In the United States, we have two species: The Gray Fox and the Red Fox. The photos in this series of posts are courtesy of the Western North Carolina Nature Center, where I did my wildlife rehabilitation training and worked for a little while. It's a great place to visit and see all the animals featured in the Serafina Series.

WNC Nature Center: www.wncnaturecenter.com
Friends of the WNC Nature Center - Donations: www.wildwnc.org
Appalachian Wildlife Rehabilitation: www.appalachianwild.org

The Serafina Series
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak: amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff: amzn.to/1LXCpuT
Book 3: Due July 2017

Book Trailer 1: bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book Trailer 2: bit.ly/29CUekN
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Tora Bailey ChristopherI've always thought that they seem to be a cross between a dog and a cat. Beautiful and interesting animals.

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Janice MullinsI was telling my granddaughter about Book #3, and her response was "How in the world can he top The Twisted Staff"? She is 9, and so looking forward to the next book!

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Elaine MariaBook 3??? OMG!! Can't wait 🙂

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Missy OglesbyLove these books

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Kim CotterPax by Sara Pennypacker was one of the Global Read Aloud choices this year about a red fox -the kids had a great appreciation for Serafina' s connection with the little guy:) after both reads.

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Heather Ellingson DrakeI live in Connecticut and we see them some mornings when we are walking our dogs! They are beautiful!

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Lynn KilcoyneHaven't been bothered by rabbits since our foxes are taking care of them

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Christine MathaLove their big bushy tails...have a cabin in the Alleghenies they are such a lovely contrast to the greens when you can catch them not being shy. Excellent on keeping down rodents like chipmunks and stuff that carry ticks which cause Lyme disease💗

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The February issue of Girls World Magazine highlights Serafina next to Hermione (Harry Potter Series) and Annabeth (Percy Jackson Series). Honored to be in such awesome girl-power company! :)

Book 1 Trailer: http://bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book 2 Trailer: http://bit.ly/29CUekN

Book 1 - Serafina and the Black Cloak: http://amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Book 2 - Serafina and the Twisted Staff: http://amzn.to/1LXCpuT
Book 3 - Serafina and the Splintered Heart:  July 4, 2017

The February issue of Girls World Magazine highlights Serafina next to Hermione (Harry Potter Series) and Annabeth (Percy Jackson Series). Honored to be in such awesome girl-power company! 🙂

Book 1 Trailer: bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book 2 Trailer: bit.ly/29CUekN

Book 1 - Serafina and the Black Cloak: amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Book 2 - Serafina and the Twisted Staff: amzn.to/1LXCpuT
Book 3 - Serafina and the Splintered Heart: July 4, 2017
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Nikolas McDonaldDo you have any singings in Abbeville SC?If you don't it would be greatly appreciated if you did.

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Sadie Hornadayi ended up being Serafina

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Glenna Renee MartinSerafina! Stay Bold!!

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A drawing of Serafina by my 15 year old niece Susan Holtan, one of my beta readers for book 3 in the Serafina Series. I love the color, mood, and lighting of her work.

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Laura Cox GottschalkBeautiful picture and I can't wait for the third book. Does it have a name yet?

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Aimee-Michelle Hawn GowerNot sure if I'm more envious of her art talent, or that she gets to read the 3rd book first.

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Liz Camus HulseyBeautiful! Can't wait for the third book!

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John NormanGreat artist. Thanks for sharing.

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Teresa MartinBeautiful

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Marnie BrysonThis reminds me of the mermaid on the stained glass window in the prefect bathroom in the Harry Potter movies. Very beautiful 🙂

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Marilyn Rodriguezbeautiful....third book inspiration?

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Nechama Leah GodbeyBeautiful

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Judy AutreyWow she is an incredible arrest. Will her work ever be in the book?

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Chrystal BumpousSo how do we become a beta reader? Asking for a very excited fan of yours.

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SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF features many of the animals native to the Blue Ridge Mountains, so I thought it would be fun to do a series of posts that feature some of those species. I will begin with the mountain lion, which many of the mountain folk here call a catamount, panther, or painter. Its also known as a cougar or puma. The Cherokee called the big cat tlv-da-tsi (phonetic spelling). These are all different names for the same animal. The word catamount comes from the contraction of the phrase cat of the mountains” to cat-of-the-mount to catamount. Be sure to check out the catamounts depicted in the Serafina book trailers (links at the bottom).

The photos in this series are courtesy of the Western North Carolina Nature Center, a great place to visit and see all the animals featured in the Serafina Series. Just before SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK was published (and took over my life), I was, among other things, an active state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator. I took in sick and injured wild animals, nursed them back to health, and freed them to the wild. I did my training at the WNC Nature Center. I also worked there for a short time in the predator department, feeding and caring for the mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and other predators.

I would like to note that the animals at the center were not bred or captured for captivity. They are rescue animals that ran into difficulty in the wild, and for various reasons, are unable to return. For example, the two mountain lions at the center are two brothers (from out west) who lost their mother when they were little cubs and therefore were never able to learn to hunt. A mountain lion can only survive if its mother teaches it how to hunt. The status of mountain lions in North Carolina (and all of the Eastern United States) is the subject of some controversy. Some believe that mountain lions were extirpated from this region years ago, while others believe they have moved back into the region (from out west) or never completely disappeared. A number of friends, neighbors, and Serafina fans in these parts report that they have seen them. What I know for sure is that catamounts lived here in these mountains during Serafina’s time in 1899, so they are alive and well in the pristine mountain forests of my imagination. Long live the catamounts.

WNC Nature Center: http://www.wncnaturecenter.com
Friends of the WNC Nature Center - Donations: http://www.wildwnc.org
Appalachian Wildlife Rehabilitation: http://www.appalachianwild.org

The Serafina Series
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak: http://amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff: http://amzn.to/1LXCpuT
Book 3: Due July 2017

Book Trailer 1: http://bit.ly/2dYfpO7
Book Trailer 2: http://bit.ly/29CUekN

Serafina and the Black Cloak added 4 new photos.

SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF features many of the animals native to the Blue Ridge Mountains, so I thought it would be fun to do a series of posts that feature some of those species. I will begin with the mountain lion, which many of the mountain folk here call a catamount, panther, or painter. It's also known as a cougar or puma. The Cherokee called the big cat tlv-da-tsi (phonetic spelling). These are all different names for the same animal. The word catamount comes from the contraction of the phrase "cat of the mountains” to "cat-of-the-mount" to "catamount". Be sure to check out the catamounts depicted in the Serafina book trailers (links at the bottom).

The photos in this series are courtesy of the Western North Carolina Nature Center, a great place to visit and see all the animals featured in the Serafina Series. Just before SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK was published (and took over my life), I was, among other things, an active state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator. I took in sick and injured wild animals, nursed them back to health, and freed them to the wild. I did my training at the WNC Nature Center. I also worked there for a short time in the "predator department," feeding and caring for the mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and other predators.

I would like to note that the animals at the center were not bred or captured for captivity. They are rescue animals that ran into difficulty in the wild, and for various reasons, are unable to return. For example, the two mountain lions at the center are two brothers (from out west) who lost their mother when they were little cubs and therefore were never able to learn to hunt. A mountain lion can only survive if its mother teaches it how to hunt. The status of mountain lions in North Carolina (and all of the Eastern United States) is the subject of some controversy. Some believe that mountain lions were extirpated from this region years ago, while others believe they have moved back into the region (from out west) or never completely disappeared. A number of friends, neighbors, and Serafina fans in these parts report that they have seen them. What I know for sure is that catamounts lived here in these mountains during Serafina’s time in 1899, so they are alive and well in the pristine mountain forests of my imagination. Long live the catamounts.

WNC Nature Center: www.wncnaturecenter.com
Friends of the WNC Nature Center - Donations: www.wildwnc.org
Appalachian Wildlife Rehabilitation: www.appalachianwild.org

The Serafina Series
Book 1: Serafina and the Black Cloak: amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Book 2: Serafina and the Twisted Staff: amzn.to/1LXCpuT
Book 3: Due July 2017

Book Trailer 1: bit.ly/2dYfpO7
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Leslie LeonardRead the first book in October, just picked up the second at the library this week, glad to hear about a third.

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Shyla MillerThese picture are lovely!!!! I can't wait for the 3rd book. I love reading and rereading the 1st and 2nd.

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Yasmin MayersIm still reading the first book and another thing is everynight i have a dream and its about Serafina. In the dreams she is wearing a black cloak so i guess at the end of the story she is going to get or find the black cloak?

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Lisa Edison Carroll BarnettGorgeous animals! We love WNC Nature Center. Haven't seen a catamount, yet, since moving to western NC, but our neighbors claim to have seen one. In my heart, I hope they're here.

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Sandy Willis TruittThey are so BEAUTIFUL!!

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Rhonda Hendricks StraussBeautiful creatures. Thank you for sharing.

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Judy AutreyWhat a beautiful animal.

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I thought you guys might enjoy seeing this new photo called Stars taken by my sixteen-year-old daughter Camille (who plays Lady Rowena in the second Serafina book trailer). The model is her younger sister Genevieve (who plays Serafina in the book trailers). I love the warm tones and fantasy aura of the photo.

I thought you guys might enjoy seeing this new photo called "Stars" taken by my sixteen-year-old daughter Camille (who plays Lady Rowena in the second Serafina book trailer). The model is her younger sister Genevieve (who plays Serafina in the book trailers). I love the warm tones and fantasy aura of the photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Reyna ConejoCongratulations on having such a success on your books! Hope you guys are doing well and have a wonderful new year!

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Butch PowellBeautiful model and beautiful picture your daughters are very talented !!!!

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Annie Lapallo FischerBeautiful! But I have to say, I'm disappointed that the video is just a book trailer. My daughter and I thought a movie was being released. We LOVE the books! Please make a movie!!!!

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Judy AutreyThe photo is beautiful and so is your daughter.

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Jana EvangerWow. Lots of talent in your family.

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Cassie McGintySo talented!

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Jane MolerWhen will book 3 be released???

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Martha WardYou do have beautiful children.

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Sharon GemmellAbsolutely stunning.

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Jennifer Marek DrummondVery talented!

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Jane MolerStunning

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BibiCarioca RjHow pretty looks like a painting.

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Martha Cox NewsomeStunning

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Terri Spirio AlbertsonBeautiful

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Rebekah Stollings DavisGorgeous!

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Lacey Bradley BuchananWill there be a movie?

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Wanda CorbyLove the books

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Kathy TallentAbsolutely beautiful .

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Mollie MoncriefLovely!

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Patty Quilantan MooreAmazingly surreal!

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We want to thank a Serafina fan for grabbing this photo at her local bookstore! Were also happy to report that SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK is the #1 paperback on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Last week, the Serafina Series was on the New York Times Best Sellers List in three different places: hardcover (Twisted Staff), paperback (Black Cloak), and eBook (Black Cloak). Thank you to all the awesome Serafina fans out there for spreading the word! Stay Bold! :)

We want to thank a Serafina fan for grabbing this photo at her local bookstore! We're also happy to report that SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK is the #1 paperback on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Last week, the Serafina Series was on the New York Times Best Sellers List in three different places: hardcover (Twisted Staff), paperback (Black Cloak), and eBook (Black Cloak). Thank you to all the awesome Serafina fans out there for spreading the word! Stay Bold! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Joy M CollinsMy 7 yr old daughter received these books for Christmas and she absolutely adores them we read a chapter every night before bed

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Angela ChaseMy six year old and I just finished Serafina and the Black Cloak last night. He is an incredible reader but reading always seemed like a chore to him until I bought this book for him as a Christmas gift. He loved it instantly and he looked forward to reading together every night. He has been to Asheville several times and has been by the Biltmore but now he wants to go back for a vacation to visit the place where Sera lived. I couldn't have wished for a better book. We bought Serafina and the Twisted Staff today and we're both eager to see what happens next.

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Jasmine-Max PattersonSuch great books they deserve to be number one. Can,t wait for the next book to come out

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Cheryl A. SmithWill Serafina and the Black Cloak be sold at the Biltmore Estate?

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Dawn HoffAwesome! Well deserved.

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Serafina takes the 2016 National Gingerbread Competition by storm! Congratulations to Anderson Adams of Raleigh, NC on her Serafina-themed entry into the national gingerbread contest. Anderson, age 9, imagined and created a pretend scene from SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, with Serafina in her red dress readying for a snowball fight with several rats in the gardens at Biltmore, while the Man in the Black Cloak looks on. Andersons entry was not only accepted into the contest, which is a great honor, but was a Top 10 winner in the Youth Division! Well done, Anderson! We love it! Anderson’s sweet vignette is on display, along with dozens of other wonderful gingerbread creations, at the historic The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC through Jan. 5, 2017. Thanks to Anderson’s grandmother, Joan Galvin, for sending us the photos. For more on the 2016 National Gingerbread Competition: http://bit.ly/2cZvKjv

The Serafina books are available wherever books are sold, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and independent bookstores.
Serafina and the Black Cloak: http://amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Serafina and the Twisted Staff: http://amzn.to/1LXCpuT

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Serafina takes the 2016 National Gingerbread Competition by storm! Congratulations to Anderson Adams of Raleigh, NC on her Serafina-themed entry into the national gingerbread contest. Anderson, age 9, imagined and created a pretend scene from SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, with Serafina in her red dress readying for a snowball fight with several rats in the gardens at Biltmore, while the Man in the Black Cloak looks on. Anderson's entry was not only accepted into the contest, which is a great honor, but was a Top 10 winner in the Youth Division! Well done, Anderson! We love it! Anderson’s sweet vignette is on display, along with dozens of other wonderful gingerbread creations, at the historic The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC through Jan. 5, 2017. Thanks to Anderson’s grandmother, Joan Galvin, for sending us the photos. For more on the 2016 National Gingerbread Competition: bit.ly/2cZvKjv

The Serafina books are available wherever books are sold, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and independent bookstores.
Serafina and the Black Cloak: amzn.to/1SZcp1L
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Ivy Peacock HoltHow awesome!!! I love going to this competition at Christmas 🌲. Beautiful family Ben.

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Patricia Dianne HargroveThere is a lot of talent in those good genes. Proud of our girl👏👏👏

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Michele Paula LewisSimone. Are you guys going? This is based on the books that we gave your grandma for Christmas.

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Ashley Johnson TechetAmazing!!!! Congrats on your hard work and beautiful masterpiece!!

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Ashley Clark PerryWow, that's amazing! Congratulations! We will check it out when we go next week.

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Lou GarrabrantWhat an accomplishment for this young girl!!! Lou💞

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Rebecca Nesbitt LumsdenWOW! WOW! WOW! That is amazing. Congratulations!

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Jean Davis MaupinCongratulations, Anderson! That's awesome!!!!🙌

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Whew! What a day we had Saturday at our final book signing event of 2016. We spent the day meeting Serafina fans, chatting a bit, posing for photos, answering awesome questions, and signing and personalizing lots and lots of books. Thanks to the amazing crew at Barnes & Noble for hosting us again and helping us close out an amazing year. We loved every minute of it!

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Whew! What a day we had Saturday at our final book signing event of 2016. We spent the day meeting Serafina fans, chatting a bit, posing for photos, answering awesome questions, and signing and personalizing lots and lots of books. Thanks to the amazing crew at Barnes & Noble for hosting us again and helping us close out an amazing year. We loved every minute of it!
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Whew! What a day we had Saturday at our final book signing event of 2016. We spent the day meeting Serafina fans, chatting a bit, posing for photos, answering awesome questions, and signing and personalizing lots and lots of books. Thanks to the amazing crew at @[178749119148197:274:Barnes & Noble] for hosting us again and helping us close out an amazing year. We loved every minute of it!

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Joy PompeoI missed it! Will there be another book signing anywhere close to here?

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Lisa A MacThank-you for taking the time to have your meet and greet at the Barnes & Nobles in Greensboro .We had a wonderful time .Best wishes to you and your family .Wishing you all a happy New Year . Thank-you for gifting us with both of your Serafina stories . They provided non stop reading here in our household .

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Kelly Schulte ZagarriDo you ever make it to St. Louis? My daughter is a HUGE fan!

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Amy Woidyla IngramMy daughter and I missed the signing due to being sick. When is the next book signing in Western/Piedmont NC?

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Merry Christmas Serafina fans! My family and I thank you for all the wonderful support this year. Youve made it an amazing year for the Serafina Series. You turned both Black Cloak and Twisted Staff into #1 New York Times bestsellers, you attended all sorts of fun Serafina events, and youve been so supportive on Facebook. Thank you so much for all of that. Its been awesome getting to know everyone. I truly appreciate the welcome youve given my family and I into your hearts. Were hard at work now on the third book in the series, which will be published by Disney-Hyperion in early July 2017.

THE PHOTO: Ive always loved the mood and precise detail of this winter photo of Biltmore Estate. I can totally imagine it being 1899. It pulls me into the mysterious world of SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK and helps me focus on writing the best scenes I can. Photo Credit: Wes Harkins

Serafina and the Black Cloak (Book 1): http://amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Book 2): http://amzn.to/1LXCpuT

Merry Christmas Serafina fans! My family and I thank you for all the wonderful support this year. You've made it an amazing year for the Serafina Series. You turned both Black Cloak and Twisted Staff into #1 New York Times bestsellers, you attended all sorts of fun Serafina events, and you've been so supportive on Facebook. Thank you so much for all of that. It's been awesome getting to know everyone. I truly appreciate the welcome you've given my family and I into your hearts. We're hard at work now on the third book in the series, which will be published by Disney-Hyperion in early July 2017.

THE PHOTO: I've always loved the mood and precise detail of this winter photo of Biltmore Estate. I can totally imagine it being 1899. It pulls me into the mysterious world of SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK and helps me focus on writing the best scenes I can. Photo Credit: Wes Harkins

Serafina and the Black Cloak (Book 1): amzn.to/1SZcp1L
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Anderson VictoriaThank you so much for sharing your wonderful gifts of storytelling. I thoroughly enjoy reading your books for myself and I look forward to sharing them with my Grand-daughters. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family!!! I'm anxiously awaiting your next book about Serafina & her adventures on the grounds of the Biltmore. Captivating....simply captivating!!

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Holly WilliamsonMerry Christmas to you and your family! We have loved your books and the event at the Arboretum was a highlight of our year!

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Debra ThompsonMy beautiful granddaughters with you and your amazing work!

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Renee SpreadburyThank you for this wonderful series. We went to Asheville at the beginning of the month and I picked up both books signed off course. They are suppose to be my Christmas presents. Well I have already read the Black Cloak and tried to start the Twisted Staff but my daughters made me wrap it when they caught me trying to read it!!! Lol. I cannot wait for the 3rd one and of course gives me a reason to visit Asheville again!!!! Love it!!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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Alys HowardMerry Christmas! Thank you for coming to Kentucky and thank you for encouraging young writers!

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Annette RogersSerafina books are just as difficult to put down as the Harry Potter books were!💖💫 Magical

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Bridget StubblefieldI can't wait for the next book! Loved both of the others!

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Dana WesolekThank you!!! Wishing you and the family the merriest Christmas! Looking forward to what you have in store in July!! ❤️

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Sandy ReillyMerry Christmas to you and your family! Wishing all the best in 2017!! Just keep the books coming!!

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Cindy McMillonThank you for giving our children great books they enjoy and us adults too. Can't wait til book three comes out!!

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Rebecca Lewis YoungbloodBook 3 will be like another Christmas in July for us!

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Laurie St Pierre BouleyMy 11 year old and I are avid readers, her favorite thing about this book is how, "it's so descriptive I can SEE what I am reading!!

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Marilla CableWhat a wonderful book. Have just started Twisted Staff. Sharing with all the girls in my life.

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Kathy BlakeSo exciting! Third book!!! My students will love!

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Chris ChildersMy daughter's love your books. Merry Christmas.

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AG OsborneWhen was this picture taken?

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Carolyn LeffHurry and release the book.

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Mary Lee SmartI loved both books.

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Peggy Irwincant wait for book 3...

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Jeannie Lee KatzenmillerThis photo, Mrs Tune!

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Ellie BartlettWill a movie ever come out for the serafina series?

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Tabetha LambertRobert Beatty, Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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Mandy WilliamsonIt meant so much to Emma to meet you. She went from not liking to read to absolutely loving to read because your books brought out the passion of reading in her. She now wants to be an Author! I'm an Emt and working a crazy long 27hr shift and I didn't get to come but she came with her best friend and her mother. Hate I missed it. Maybe I can make it after book 3 is released in July 🙂 Thank you for what you do, thank you for inspiring children to read and write 🙂

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Samantha MoonMerry Christmas to you and your love ones too, thanks for posting the picture this way I can have a better picture in my mind when I read the books again, sooo excited for the third book, thanks for not abandoning the series, we need more Serafina adventures and misteries.

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Elaine MariaNo thank you for the wonderful books. It opened me up to reading and now I read every day. It all started with Black Cloak 🙂

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Serafina Book Trailer - Deleted Scene
Here's a rough-cut "deleted scene" from the book trailer for SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF. This is a longer version of a shot that we used at the end of the final version of the book trailer where Serafina is lying wounded or dead on a rock in the middle of the river. I love the long, visual rotation of the scene as you see more and more of the rocks and the river, and you slowly realize how small Serafina is within it all. This was shot at the base of Triple Falls on the Little River in Dupont Forest near my home in Asheville, North Carolina. These falls were also used for an awesome scene from Last of the Mohicans and for a scene with Katniss and Peeta in Hunger Games.

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Shirley GillespieAbsolutely two of my favorite books . Can't wait 'til the next two books come out and hope they are equal to the first two.

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TiffanyandRiley FrazierThis story seriously needs to be made into a movie. ASAP!

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Magaly SamayoaCan I ask.. serafina is just two books? Ordering And not sure if it is a series..

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Alexia CretoiuI can wait for the 3 book!! Is she dead?!?

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Stephanie Montgomery HugginsWhat is the song in this trailer?

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Kathy Lawswould love to see as a movie, I loved the books

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Donita KincaidThese books are great

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Jynnifer G. QuickMy daughter Jadyn has fallen in love with these books. She is almost finished with The Twisted Staff (I think she is going slowly because she doesn't want it to end!) and just saw the book trailer last night. She is wanting a MOVIE now!

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Clau CapuzziDiana Mocino Craig para su Cumpleaños

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Im very happy to announce that the editors of Amazon.com have selected SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF as one of the BEST BOOKS of 2016 for young readers. I want to thank Amazon for this tremendous honor for the Serafina Series.

The full BEST BOOKS OF 2016 List: http://amzn.to/2gNz1oO
Black Cloak on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SZcp1L
Twisted Staff on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LXCpuT

I'm very happy to announce that the editors of Amazon.com have selected SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF as one of the BEST BOOKS of 2016 for young readers. I want to thank Amazon for this tremendous honor for the Serafina Series.

The full BEST BOOKS OF 2016 List: amzn.to/2gNz1oO
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Erica ThurmanOur daughter loved both Serafina books. We are looking forward to a family Biltmore trip and she is also hoping for an author visit at St. Hugo of the Hills. 😉

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Cassandra Ann BradleyMy daughter read the first one and loved it!☺ now im getting her the second one!

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Teresa Swoope CampbellMy 5th graders at Abingdon Elementary would agree with Amazon!! 👍🏻

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Lilliann StockhamI love both books I got them both signed!!!!!

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Shelley Storey GardnerCongratulations!!!

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Angela McKinney-McNeilWell deserved..I'm over 45..and love the books.....just one the first one now....

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Amy IngramSharon Cox, Michael Cox I got her the 1st one (the Black Cloak).

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Elaine MariaAs it should be 😉

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Amanda EngelandDawn Luckey, I got her this book. I hope she likes it.

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Cassie Conrad HiltonC Leigh Right does Avery have these?

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Im very happy to announce that Barnes & Noble has named SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF as one of 2016s BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS! I want to thank Barnes & Noble for their wonderful support of the Serafina Series since in launched last year. 

The Best of 2016 List on BN.com: http://bit.ly/2gZNNID
Black Cloak on BN.com: http://bit.ly/29jLajm
Twisted Staff on BN.com: http://bit.ly/29lWiuS

Im also pleased to note that my friends Rick Riordan (of Percy Jackson fame) and Melissa de la Cruz (of Descendants fame), both of whom are fellow Disney-Hyperion authors, are also on the list of 2016s best. Well done Disney-Hyperion!

I'm very happy to announce that Barnes & Noble has named SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF as one of 2016's BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS! I want to thank Barnes & Noble for their wonderful support of the Serafina Series since in launched last year.

The Best of 2016 List on BN.com: bit.ly/2gZNNID
Black Cloak on BN.com: bit.ly/29jLajm
Twisted Staff on BN.com: bit.ly/29lWiuS

I'm also pleased to note that my friends Rick Riordan (of Percy Jackson fame) and Melissa de la Cruz (of Descendants fame), both of whom are fellow Disney-Hyperion authors, are also on the list of 2016's best. Well done Disney-Hyperion!
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Terri Spirio AlbertsonVery well deserved. I absolutely loved the book💜

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Thank you Serafina fans! We raised $5,000 to help the wolves of  Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary , which was put in serious danger by a wildfire near their location. Thanks to the valiant efforts of the fire fighters and the work of the sanctuary staff, the wolves and their caretakers are back home now and recovering from the traumatic evacuation forced on them earlier this month. Much of this particular fire has been contained now. It also rained today in certain areas, which was a huge relief. You may recall that Full Moon is the same organization that worked with us on some of our book signing events, including the wolf River who many of you have met in person at our events. We challenged Serafina fans to pitch in and help River and the other wolves of Full Moon Farm by donating to the Sanctuary’s Facebook fundraiser. For every contribution with the comment “Stay Bold!” (the mantra from the Serafina books), the author Robert Beatty and his family pledged to match the donation, dollar for dollar. Thanks to your generosity, we raised a total of $5,000 for the very important work they do with these amazing creatures. So thank you!  We would also like to say that our prayers are with the people and animals that are still in harms way due to other wildfires in the Southern mountains, including our friends in Tennessee.

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Thank you Serafina fans! We raised $5,000 to help the wolves of Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary , which was put in serious danger by a wildfire near their location. Thanks to the valiant efforts of the fire fighters and the work of the sanctuary staff, the wolves and their caretakers are back home now and recovering from the traumatic evacuation forced on them earlier this month. Much of this particular fire has been contained now. It also rained today in certain areas, which was a huge relief. You may recall that Full Moon is the same organization that worked with us on some of our book signing events, including the wolf "River" who many of you have met in person at our events. We challenged Serafina fans to pitch in and help River and the other wolves of Full Moon Farm by donating to the Sanctuary’s Facebook fundraiser. For every contribution with the comment “Stay Bold!” (the mantra from the Serafina books), the author Robert Beatty and his family pledged to match the donation, dollar for dollar. Thanks to your generosity, we raised a total of $5,000 for the very important work they do with these amazing creatures. So thank you! We would also like to say that our prayers are with the people and animals that are still in harms way due to other wildfires in the Southern mountains, including our friends in Tennessee.
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Rebecca Lewis YoungbloodSo glad they are home safe

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Annette AtkinsLet's all pray to St. Francis Patron Saint watches over animals to protect them all.

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Lisa MauneySuch good news!

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What fun we had Saturday at our Holiday Book Signing. It was great to see so many Serafina fans, some longtime and some brand-new, at the event. Thanks to the awesome crew at Barnes & Noble-Biltmore Park for making us feel so welcome. You guys rock! If you missed us this time, you have another chance to get your Serafina books signed and personalized at our final Holiday Book Signing of the year, Dec. 10 at Barnes & Noble-Asheville Mall.

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What fun we had Saturday at our Holiday Book Signing. It was great to see so many Serafina fans, some longtime and some brand-new, at the event. Thanks to the awesome crew at Barnes & Noble-Biltmore Park for making us feel so welcome. You guys rock! If you missed us this time, you have another chance to get your Serafina books signed and personalized at our final Holiday Book Signing of the year, Dec. 10 at Barnes & Noble-Asheville Mall.
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What fun we had Saturday at our Holiday Book Signing. It was great to see so many Serafina fans, some longtime and some brand-new, at the event. Thanks to the awesome crew at @[883528151696836:274:Barnes & Noble]-Biltmore Park for making us feel so welcome. You guys rock! If you missed us this time, you have another chance to get your Serafina books signed and personalized at our final Holiday Boo...

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In honor of throwback Thursday, here's the first video I ever posted on this Facebook page. It seems so long ago! Over the last few months, I've been hard at work on Book #3 in the series, which will come out in July 2017. If you're in the region, I hope you can join me for one of our two Serafina holiday book signing events in Asheville. I would love to personalize your holiday gift books for you:
Saturday Nov 26 - Biltmore Park Barnes & Noble - bit.ly/2fASfQs
Saturday Dec 10 - Asheville Mall Barnes & Noble - bit.ly/2g1HdnS

If you're not able to get to these events, you can get personalized Serafina books here: bit.ly/2go1lCe

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Book Trailer for "Serafina and the Black Cloak" - shot on location at Biltmore Estate. If you enjoy this video, please comment, share it, and help spread the word.

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Ofelia Palecek MaguireThe Biltmore holds a special place in my heart.... My engagement and engagement photos took place at the Biltmore. I am looking forward to purchasing the books. Will there be a book signing in Orlando, FL? ☺

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Leigh BishopAmazing books. I grew up in NC and my husband grew up in Franklin. We are now in SC, but miss the mountains something awful. Hope you all get some rain soon to help with those fires. I can't wait to read the next book.

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Mollie McAllister BeamThis trailer is what made me purchase the book- my girls ❤️ the book (s)

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Nechama Leah GodbeyHappy to share. Best books, ever. As my daughter Sapphira just said.

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Lisa RodgersI'm buying these books tomorrow. I'm enchanted with the Biltmore House.

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Ann AcevedoLove both books And I'm 50. The story makes me feel young again.

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Louise Belles WassonTwo great books! Great ideas for a Seraphina movie!!!

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Alaina CulletonCan't love this enough!

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Teresa ThomasPlease make a movie from these books

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Teresa Dow-BollingerAwesome books!

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Lynn KirpaVery nicely done.

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Denise A. CarpenterLove it

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Jane SasserTeresa Guy Benson add this to your book list

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Andrea Rodriguez-DrewLOVE IT! This trailer just made me purchase the books for my daughters, as a Christmas gift! I'm so excited!

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Mollie WestWho plays Braeden in the Trailer? Is he a family friend? Same with the man in black? I love that troubled look he has on his face.

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Mandy WilliamsonOh my gosh...my little girl is going to be soooo excited. We have tickets to visit Biltmore on NOV 26th and she has asked and asked if you will be there to sign her books...and I said NO! LOL I had no idea...soooo glad I saw this. She adores these books and she keeps asking when the 3rd comes out. She has not liked reading until she started this series and she is hooked! Now she reads often 🙂 And her grades have went up as well since she has been reading so much more.

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Linda WoodwardWonderful! I cannot wait until book 3 comes out! As a advance reader for book 2, I would love to contribute early reviews and promotion by being an advance reader again, now for book 3. I am still promoting book 2 and the entire series!

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Chelcie Parker RamseyRhonda Hunt Allen and Lucille Barringer this is what I mentioned yesterday at work. Kinda reminds me of the girl (can't think of her name ) in Reign who Nostradamus kept hidden

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Patty WedgewoodStill planning to get my signed copy of all

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Jenifer FrachiseurDarlene Childers have you heard of this?

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Were excited to announce two Serafina book signings in Asheville this holiday season (November 26 & December 10). Give the readers in your life a truly unique gift: Personalized autographed copies of SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK and SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF, the first two titles in Robert Beattys #1 New York Times bestselling series from Disney-Hyperion.

Saturday Nov 26 - Biltmore Park Barnes & Noble - http://bit.ly/2fASfQs 
Saturday Dec 10 - Asheville Mall Barnes & Noble - http://bit.ly/2g1HdnS

Adults and young readers (boys and girls, ages 8-14) are loving these spooky, Southern gothic mystery-thrillers about a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate. The first book in the series recently won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for representing “the best in Southern literature.” A blend of history, mystery, and magic, the series is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. The third book in the series comes out in July next year.

Be sure to watch the 2-minute book trailers: 
http://bit.ly/1JAxXQz
http://bit.ly/29eFuIM

If youre from out of town, you can get personalized copies here: http://bit.ly/2eJxC0p

We're excited to announce two Serafina book signings in Asheville this holiday season (November 26 & December 10). Give the readers in your life a truly unique gift: Personalized autographed copies of SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK and SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF, the first two titles in Robert Beatty's #1 New York Times bestselling series from Disney-Hyperion.

Saturday Nov 26 - Biltmore Park Barnes & Noble - bit.ly/2fASfQs
Saturday Dec 10 - Asheville Mall Barnes & Noble - bit.ly/2g1HdnS

Adults and young readers (boys and girls, ages 8-14) are loving these spooky, Southern gothic mystery-thrillers about a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate. The first book in the series recently won the prestigious 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for representing “the best in Southern literature.” A blend of history, mystery, and magic, the series is already being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. The third book in the series comes out in July next year.

Be sure to watch the 2-minute book trailers:
bit.ly/1JAxXQz
bit.ly/29eFuIM

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Serafina and the Black CloakHere is the book trailer for the second book: robert-beatty.com/serafina-twisted-staff-book-trailer/

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Serafina and the Black CloakHere is the book trailer for the first book: bit.ly/1JAxXQz

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Crystal ShulerBlue Ridge Books in Waynesville hosts writers a lot. Any chance of u being there? I can't make either in Asheville but need to lay my hands on a book

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Corrie JeffordsOh amazing!!! Our son begged to go to the Biltmore for his birthday this month after reading the books. We are tickled to read this!!!!! It will ice the cake on Saturday 🎂🎉🎈

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Dianne Tina Trippitelli DavisOh, me too. I read the first and am well into the second - love it .

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Debra HamptonDid you remember the author of this book refused to come and do his signing the first time here in Asheville

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Marylyn HuffHave read them both and sent to grandchildren. Fun books. Boys will like the Twisted Staff.

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Kenya MorrisWe would love to see you in hickory north Carolina.. Any..chance

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Margaret VarneyIt's a pleaure,to share, been telling some friends about it.

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Lori Keicher StuartThat would be a wonderful Christmas present!!!!!! I can't wait to read them both!!!!

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Michelle Lee WorshamVan Worsham this is what I want for Christmas for my future classroom! And myself!

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Harper ShookKaylee has serafina and the black cloak she read it and absolutely loved it!!!!

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Kat StevesI've never read these. Now I can't wait to start.

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Kimberly WorleyWill you have the books for sale if so how much?

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Heather FlanaganShaun we should get these for Kaiylee for xmas

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Charlie Rashwill you be in the Nashville or Chattanooga area any time soon?

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Alison ScottIs this a movie or just the books?

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Barbara BrownWould love to have both signed.

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Karen-ann VanderwallThe twisted staff is good too

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Shirley Mahoney PipesOn 2nd book now! Love to have do a signing😊

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Ressie VervinckBoo can't make it now 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Charlie GreeneI love that book

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Terri TolleyI want to read these books

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Terri BucknerHappy Thanksgiving! !

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Jo Renfro Caines RobertsLoved both books

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Help support the wolves and well match it 100%! A call to action for Serafina fans: As you know, wolves are featured in the Serafina books, and we often have wolfdogs at our Serafina events. Sadly, the terrible wildfires in Western North Carolina are affecting our friends at Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary, who provided the wolfdogs for our summer events. The animals and staff are safe for now, but the air at the farm is filled with ash and smoke from the fire on the mountain. The Sanctuary is beginning to evacuate some of the wolfdogs sheltered there. The organization has created this Facebook fundraiser to help defray the costs associated with the evacuation and eventual recovery, and we’re encouraging Serafina fans to pitch in and donate to the cause. When you click on the link to donate, please enter the comment “Stay Bold!” (the mantra from the Serafina books). For every dollar donated, the author Robert Beatty and his family will 100% match your donation. Please help us support our friends and the very important work they do with these beautiful creatures. https://www.facebook.com/donate/1060645377392042/

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Help support the wolves and we'll match it 100%! A call to action for Serafina fans: As you know, wolves are featured in the Serafina books, and we often have wolfdogs at our Serafina events. Sadly, the terrible wildfires in Western North Carolina are affecting our friends at Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary, who provided the wolfdogs for our summer events. The animals and staff are safe for now, but the air at the farm is filled with ash and smoke from the fire on the mountain. The Sanctuary is beginning to evacuate some of the wolfdogs sheltered there. The organization has created this Facebook fundraiser to help defray the costs associated with the evacuation and eventual recovery, and we’re encouraging Serafina fans to pitch in and donate to the cause. When you click on the link to donate, please enter the comment “Stay Bold!” (the mantra from the Serafina books). For every dollar donated, the author Robert Beatty and his family will 100% match your donation. Please help us support our friends and the very important work they do with these beautiful creatures. www.facebook.com/donate/1060645377392042/
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Serafina and the Black CloakTo everyone who plans to donate, please be sure to put "Stay Bold!" in the comment field when you make the donation. This way, it will have a 100% match from the Serafina team.

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Mary KeeterMy son and I are reading the Twisted Staff, a chapter a night! We had a HuskyWolf mixed named Cort. Miss him more than words can say! My son, turning 11 on 27th has decided to donate what money would have been spent on gifts to support the rescues recovery!!

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Wanda ZaleskiHave ur 2 first books due to personal issues havent been able to read them yet but i will good luck with all ur wolfdogs n i will pray for the fire to die soon. All the best x

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Chasity Grace BrodskyPlease everyone pray for rain I live in the north ga mntns and smoke is horrible here thank god no fires where I am at but I can only imagine the horror these true majestic animals are going through

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Lyndsey PaigeI wish I had money but I'm broke it just breaks my heart to what is happening and I'm able to help out I really hope everything gets better for the wolves and staff

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Judy AutreyWe will do all we can. Praying for there safety and rain!

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Cheryl DuffinCan only pray and share...wish I could help more. Love all animals. Wolves and dogs the most.

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Jenn BaarsI'm so happy to hear you doing this. I went to school with and have been friends with Nancy's children for years. God bless you and your wonderful heart!

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Sharon KlenotizThey are a magnificent animal. Thanks for saving will spread the word

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Chelsea HudgensI wish we had rain. These fires are insane. I'm near the lake lure/chimney rock fire

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Tammy BronowskiThis. Is. Amazing! My mom, Nancy LaPorta Brown, runs Full Moon Farm. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

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Denise JoyLove that you are doing this! Will spread the word!!!

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Mallory DobbsDonated! Save the big 'ol puppeh dawgs!!!

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Kimberly Raven Norris-HartThe smoke is all the way down here in southern South Carolina

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Rita ByrneBless, praying for you all. 💛

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Lisa PhillipsI can share and pray for rain

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Josephine Juliana Curry UsinaShared

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Lorinda ComppenSending prayers

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Kathy TolarYou guys are so awesome.

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Jennifer R. ResetarShared to a friend of mine who loves wolves.

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Elaine MariaDone and donated 🙂

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Rhonda Young-RameySpreading the word! I love North Carolina and the mountains and animals

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Brandi CrawfordWe have three wolf/dogs and love them to pieces. I wouldn't trade them for anything!!! They are sweet natured and very loving and gentle. They LOVE my babies and love to play with them.

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Check out this excellent segment about Serafina from UNC-TV's Deborah Holt Noel and North Carolina Weekend.

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Join Deborah Holt Noel as she walks in the footsteps of fictional mythical heroine Serafina, the enchanting character created by Asheville native Robert Beatty.

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Yvonne SullivanI am disappointed that this link sent me to political rant regarding Hillary Clinton. I enjoy your books and FB page because they have thus far been positive and fun. However, politics has no business

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Janet Louise ManciniWow this would be amazing to see and do.

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Sad and frightening news from Serafina country. Due to unusually dry conditions, forest fires are spreading in various places throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina. Tonight, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the folks in Lake Lure and Bat Cave, near Chimney Rock, just over the mountain from me. A 3,000 acre fire is consuming their mountain forests and forcing them to evacuate from their homes. The air around our house is sharp with the smell of the burning forest and filled with thick smoke that’s drifting over the mountain. Im hopeful that everyone will stay safe up there, but I’m so sad for the loss of trees and wildlife in the Lake Lure area. My daughter Camille took this photo of our smoke-filled backyard at 3:00 this afternoon. Normally the mountain would be bright with fall colors. I’ve also included some news photos as well. UPDATE: Serafina fans in Lake Lure have indicated that the best way to help/donate to the firemen and women is by dropping off much-needed supplies at certain roadblocks: https://www.facebook.com/LakeLureFire

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Sad and frightening news from Serafina country. Due to unusually dry conditions, forest fires are spreading in various places throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina. Tonight, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the folks in Lake Lure and Bat Cave, near Chimney Rock, just over the mountain from me. A 3,000 acre fire is consuming their mountain forests and forcing them to evacuate from their homes. The air around our house is sharp with the smell of the burning forest and filled with thick smoke that’s drifting over the mountain. I'm hopeful that everyone will stay safe up there, but I’m so sad for the loss of trees and wildlife in the Lake Lure area. My daughter Camille took this photo of our smoke-filled backyard at 3:00 this afternoon. Normally the mountain would be bright with fall colors. I’ve also included some news photos as well. UPDATE: Serafina fans in Lake Lure have indicated that the best way to help/donate to the firemen and women is by dropping off much-needed supplies at certain roadblocks: www.facebook.com/LakeLureFire
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Leigh BishopDid you all get any precipitation from this low? We ended up with about a 1/4 inch in AC. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My family is from the Franklin area. It melts my heart that its so dry.

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Nicole Smith RussellThank you for your sincere post! It means a lot. I live in Webster, am also a First Responder Wife. I have to admit, my heart aches for the families of ALL the Firefighters, First Responders, ALL of Emergency Management that are working in a tag like fashion to ensure the safety of all of us. I had the luxury of being raised alongside many of these fine Men and Women who haven't slept in days, have been away from their families, yet their dedication to our Mountains is so profound! I try to explain to my Children the magnitude of what is happening. How lucky we are to live in such a gracious, giving area. I wish there was more I could do to help. I Pray God gives our Firefighters the endurance they need to see this through. I Thank all the Firefighters that have come from hundreds of miles away, to unite as one force to see this Fire put to rest. God bless everyone for the positive posts, and most importantly the prayers for our Magical Mountains ♡

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Holly WilliamsonIt's terrible. Parts of South Carolina are burning too. We haven't had rain in so long. I hope people obey the no burning ban and they can contain it.

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Janice AdkinsPraying for them. We were at chimney rock and across the blue ridge pkwy to nc to cheerokee, tn. So sad to think of the beauty now burning.

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Kendra HensleyI am from sylva NC in these beautiful mountains. Me and my family are like sitting ducks who have fires all around us there is 20 total burning in the mountains if not more we need rain really bad

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Nechama Leah GodbeyPrayers for the safety of your family and all those in the path of the wildfires.

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Sylvia QuinioOh no I hope the fires stop soon

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Susan ElliottGod Bless everyone.

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Tony JacobsPraying for y'all, my friend.

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Carol YoungThis is awful!!! I love this area!!! I pray that all will be well soon🙏🙏

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Lisa RodriguezThank you for posting these photos....I pray this is under control soon! I love this mountain area

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Debra ThompsonPrayers for them and for rain. We too are being impacted by the smoke-filled air.

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Barbara AntonelliI live in Arden NC and the smoke is very bad here too. I don't know if it's from the Lake Lure fire or the others. My prayers go out for the safety of the fire fighters.

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Maura EasterCan't say I can see the smoke from my dormitory, but I can certainly smell it everywhere I go on campus (I'm in Asheville). :'( hoping that these fires can be contained and put out soon.

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Teresa KazekSo sad, our beautiful mountains are on fire! Prayers to all those areas involved! Please keep safe all of the fire fighters, hope they have help soon to put out these terrible fires! Maybe we will get some of that rain they are forecasting!

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Nikki StrangeI live near here, but, even worse a few of my friends are closer. Rain is so desperately needed. I'm praying that we get some relief soon!

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Heather Gunter KingI'm from lake lure area, don't live there now, but it's so sad to see all these pictures on Facebook. 😔 Pray for rain

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Judy AutreyI was a fire fighter for a long time. This is the worst i have encountered.

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Gina ClarkIt was bad here in Columbus, GA until the winds changed. I really wish some rain would come to help.

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Stephanie HigginsPrayers for them and much needed rain.

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Elizabeth FaleriI hope it rains!!!

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Betsy Smith SigmonPrayers sent for all affected!!

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I just returned from participating in Disneys Mega Awesome event in Boston, where the estimable Rick Riordan (of Percy Jackson fame) hosted a fireside-chat-style discussion with four other Disney authors, including myself, Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co.), Joshua Khan (Shadow Magic), and Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl, Iron Man). We talked about What are you working on now? and How do you decide whats just TOO scary or intense to put into a book? and Do you draw your inspiration from real life people in your life? and lots of other excellent questions from the audience. I would like to thank Wellesley Books and the Tenacre Country Day School for hosting this wonderful event. It was great fun to answer the questions from the fans in the audience and to interact with my fellow authors. :)

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I just returned from participating in Disney's "Mega Awesome" event in Boston, where the estimable Rick Riordan (of Percy Jackson fame) hosted a fireside-chat-style discussion with four other Disney authors, including myself, Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co.), Joshua Khan (Shadow Magic), and Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl, Iron Man). We talked about "What are you working on now?" and "How do you decide what's just TOO scary or intense to put into a book?" and "Do you draw your inspiration from real life people in your life?" and lots of other excellent questions from the audience. I would like to thank Wellesley Books and the Tenacre Country Day School for hosting this wonderful event. It was great fun to answer the questions from the fans in the audience and to interact with my fellow authors. 🙂
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Julie Sale LizarraldeDefinitely "mega awesome"!! Bode said, "she's so lucky"! What a great panel!

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Emma LPsfireMy mom said I can go on December 10th yay and my birthday is December 15th yay 🙂 can't wait to get both of the books 🙂 😇💝💜

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Serafina Book Personalization
Folks have been asking how they can get signed Serafina books for the holidays. To get a personalized autographed copy of SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, or the new sequel SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF, call the Asheville Mall Barnes & Noble at 828-296-7335 and they will ship the books to you anywhere in the U.S. (or you can visit in person). Update: This offer ends December 8, 2016. The personalized books (which will come with Serafina bookmarks) make nice gifts for the readers in your life, both children and adults. Just let the store know the first name of the person you want it personalized to. Generally I write "Stay Bold!" but if you want something in particular, like "Merry Christmas!", please let the bookseller know. The books will be the normal price ($16.99), plus shipping.

The Serafina Series, which is published by Disney-Hyperion, is the story of a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age. And, by the way, Twisted Staff depicts a Christmas at Biltmore Estate--after a few other slightly less heart-warming things happen ;). Both books in the series are #1 New York Times Best Sellers.

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Amanda ElliottHow can I get my daughters books that she already has signed? It would make my daughters day to have both of her books signed 🙂

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Stacie WomackI meta woman the other day who said she read Serafina and didn't understand what was going on. I knew right then that she and I would never be friends!

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Sasha BirchenallGetting ready to take the second book to my nieces in England. (That I already have) But what's the turn around, for pick up? Then both their books would be autographed!

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Jamie HammettI got my autographed books in the mail today so excited to give them to my Grand daughter for Christmas and cant wait to read them myself!!

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Annette RogersWithin the first few pages my daughter's face lit up and said she likes the book. Considering calling for an autographed second book😄! Wishing we were visiting family there this Christmas!

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Amanda CareyGood to know! My daughter has really enjoy both of your books and she couldn't wait to tour the Biltmore Estate too. We tried to see u in Alpharetta Ga, but you left early. We came to Asheville too to see you are the store, but the line process was very confusing and long. (Apparently you have to wait for your number to be called before you can even get in the long line.) So we were out by 100 🙁. Can't wait for the next book!

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Beverly Hood CasteelThank you ! Thank you ! Heading to Asheville this Friday and I'll have to stop in. Been to the Biltmore 20 plus times so I can't wait to read these for myself as well!

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Marsha WarringtonI'm 62 years old and just read both your books. Read them because I'd run out of other authors. I really enjoyed them. Can't wait for your next book.

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Sheila BurnsMy mother's family is from Asheville, and we are very familiar with Biltmore. My daughter, mother and I all three have enjoyed sharing these books! We look forward to July 2017 and the release of the next book!

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Carol Amlin HudsonKeri Young, Serafina and The Black Cloak was one of the 2 books I just got Makenna for her 10th birthday! I hope she gives it a good try!

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Lee-Ann CotnerCalled and bought the two books and having them signed! Over the moon about this gift for my daughter... I don't even know how I'm going to keep it a secret until Christmas!!!!!! Thank you for doing this!!! 🙂

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Paula Mantz PartinJust finished The Twisted Staff..............hoping for more???!!!

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Hannah Leigh DavisAre there any book signings other than the 10th? I already have the books and would like the new one signed.

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Angie Jacobs TylerWhen is the 3rd book coming out again? My son just finished the second & is just dying for the 3rd! Lol

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Shelia Dixon WallerI think I would enjoy these books. I love The Biltmore House.

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Kathy H HuffmanWe really need a movie. Any hope for that in the near future?

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Susanne Saraphina AlbrechtI'll call tomorrow and order both books, can they be personalized to me, Saraphina (with ph not f) 🙂

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Lisa-Anne Lung TsurudaMy son is loving your books! Read book 1 and immediately started book 2 when book 1 was done!!!!

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Dayna HebertIs there a deadline to order autographed copies to insure delivery before Christmas?

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Denise McDonaldI so loved the first book now my granddaughter loves it time to get the second one

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Barbara HoxitBoth books are excellent reading and the last book signing in Asheville Mall Barnes and Nobel was wonderful

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Angela Faith WhitehouseI got mine today. The staff working there were very helpful.

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Angela Faith WhitehouseI am calling tomorrow! Thank you for this awesome and thoughtful offer!

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Dawn HolmesI'm just going to have to order these for my two grand daughters! Wow

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Dana FreemanThis is such an awesome thing go do!! I just ordered one for my daughter and she is going to LOVE this!!!

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I love this photo of a Serafina fan in her Serafina at the Christmas banquet costume attending a Boo at the Zoo event in Columbus, OH. I love her two catamount friends in the background. The side-long glance is awesome, like, um, Youre not going to eat me, right? :)
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I love this photo of a Serafina fan in her "Serafina at the Christmas banquet" costume attending a "Boo at the Zoo" event in Columbus, OH. I love her two catamount friends in the background. The side-long glance is awesome, like, um, "You're not going to eat me, right?" 🙂
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It’s nearly Halloween, and time for some spooky Serafina-style fun. How Is Serafina inspiring your Halloween celebrations this year? We’d love to see how creative you’re getting – costumes, decorations, treats and more. Please share your photos with us here!

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It’s nearly Halloween, and time for some spooky Serafina-style fun. How Is Serafina inspiring your Halloween celebrations this year? We’d love to see how creative you’re getting – costumes, decorations, treats and more. Please share your photos with us here!
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Sally Birchfield WoodsA little Serefina channeling last night at my house 🙂

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Amy KennedyThe kids in my third grade class love Serafina! They had a great time representing characters from the book.

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Kimberly Andrews TrivetteI made a vinyl sticker inspired by the book cover for my classroom door to decorate for Serafina.

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Jennifer Stallard BrooksClose up picture of her pumpkin.

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Jaime Kirkpatrick HollingsworthHannah H. From Ga as Serafina.

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Colleen HarrisonMy daughter, Cailin, as Serafina. She's ready for the Christmas party at Biltmore.

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Jennifer Stallard BrooksSummer Age 8, at Meadowview Elementary School in Meadowview Va. This is her storybook character pumpkin, for the school pumpkin contest.

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Thats a wrap! Weve spent the past week in Kentucky and Tennessee meeting and greeting Serafina fans. Today, we were in Brentwood with the fine folks at Barnes & Noble Cool Springs. What an awesome way to end our road trip. Thank you so much! Until next time, Tennessee!

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That's a wrap! We've spent the past week in Kentucky and Tennessee meeting and greeting Serafina fans. Today, we were in Brentwood with the fine folks at Barnes & Noble Cool Springs. What an awesome way to end our road trip. Thank you so much! Until next time, Tennessee!
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A MIGHTY GIRL has picked 13 Spooky Mighty Girl Tales for Tweens and Teens just in time for some spine-tingling Halloween reading. We are so honored that SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK was among them! Young readers and adults are loving this #1 New York Times bestseller from Disney-Hyperion about a brave and unusual girl who prowls the darkened corridors of the grand Biltmore Estate. When the children of the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow.
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A MIGHTY GIRL has picked "13 Spooky Mighty Girl Tales for Tweens and Teens" just in time for some spine-tingling Halloween reading. We are so honored that SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK was among them! Young readers and adults are loving this #1 New York Times bestseller from Disney-Hyperion about a brave and unusual girl who prowls the darkened corridors of the grand Biltmore Estate. When the children of the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow.
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Laura Ann Lowery CaistorBorn and raised in NC but now living in CA, I was thrilled to see a book set at the Biltmore Estate so I could introduce my girls to a little bit of back home. My 9-year-old was thoroughly engrossed, read it in two days, and is begging for Serafina and the Twisted Staff...and a visit to Biltmore when we are next in NC. 🙂 Thanks for such a wonderful NC-based book!

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Ama Brantley MaySerafina and the Black Cloak was great! The Night Gardener was also really good! I've never read Coraline, but I really liked the movie. All 3, great choices!

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Angela BillupsWe just met Robert Beatty at a Book signing! We love his books! Serafina and the Black Cloak is the best!

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Madison WilkinsI love Serifina and the Black Cloak! It's one of my favorites...but I might like Serifina and the Twisted Staff a tad more 😁❤

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Storm EdwardsI actually have Serafina and the Black Cloak, it was really good, and ive also red Coaraline too, that was good as well

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Margaret Anne StanleyMy daughter and I read this book & loved it!!!Looking forward to the next in the series😸

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Christian HerreraSerafina and the black cloak is being read at my daughters school for her book club and she loves it!!

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Aimee CouryNorah and I just finished Saraphina and the black cloak and couldn't put it down! Totally suspense filled!

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Alishia BurnsWe saw Serafina and the twisted staff at the library but didn't check it out. Now we're off to the book store so we can own it. 🙂 Would much rather have it in my bookcase!

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Heather Michelle KiserSerafina and the black cloak was wonderful I can't wait for the 3rd book.

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Deana Lunsford OrtaMy daughter loves Serafina and the black cloak!

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Regan Sharitz SmithLove love love Serafina!! Both books are awesome! The author is really great! My daughter and I met him at a book signing, super nice!!

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Kimberly Jones EubankMy daughter named our new kitty Serafina after this book.

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Kacey RuppeWas the movie coralline based of this book?

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Cassandra HillegassReading Serafina to my class during quiet time.

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Ren AllenFabulous!!!!!

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Jamie Lynn Latham TaylorIs Serafina and the Black Cloak the first book?

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Pam Forrest SpannHope to meet you at the Texas Book Festival

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Tonya BrooksI loved Serafina and the black cloak, I haven't read the second book yet is it available for the Nook?

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Angie Jacobs TylerMy son loves both of the Serafina books!!! Can't wait to read them myself 🙂

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Hallie HylanderBecky Sparks, think the girls would like these? I'm curious about Serafina since I worked at The Biltmore! 😉

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Samantha EmerickTerri, these are the books I was telling you about on the phone the other night. Kimber might even enjoy them.

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Amy GibsonTammy Donovan Styles maybe some of these books for her to read?

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Linda Richter VictorSarah Jones here are the trailers for the two books. Also, a list of other books from A Mighty Girl. Emma should like most of them.

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Wow, Murfreesboro! Thank you so much for coming out and spending part of your Friday evening with us. We loved meeting you and sharing some Serafina love. Thanks, too, to the fine crew at Barnes & Noble-Murfreesboro for hosting us. Such a great event!

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Wow, Murfreesboro! Thank you so much for coming out and spending part of your Friday evening with us. We loved meeting you and sharing some Serafina love. Thanks, too, to the fine crew at Barnes & Noble-Murfreesboro for hosting us. Such a great event!
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We <3 Bowling Green! We've spent the past few days in this friendly town participating in events hosted by SOKY Reads, a community reading project of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest that spotlights one book and one author annually. We've visited schools and attended special events at the public library and university. At each one, we've had the pleasure of meeting so many enthusiastic readers and fans of Serafina. Thank you all for joining us! Special thanks to Sara Volpi with Western Kentucky University and Lisa Rice with the Warren County Public Library for making us feel so welcome.
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We <3 Bowling Green! We've spent the past few days in this friendly town participating in events hosted by SOKY Reads, a community reading project of the @[272021972811384:274:Southern Kentucky Book Fest] that spotlights one book and one author annually. We've visited schools and attended special events at the public library and university. At each one, we've had the pleasure of meeting so many en...

We had a great evening in Elizabethtown, KY, Tuesday meeting so many new friends. What a pleasure it was to share Serafina with such an engaged and enthusiastic crowd. Thank you to fine folks at Barnes & Noble for hosting us and making us feel so welcome. Such fun!

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We had a great evening in Elizabethtown, KY, Tuesday meeting so many new friends. What a pleasure it was to share Serafina with such an engaged and enthusiastic crowd. Thank you to fine folks at Barnes & Noble for hosting us and making us feel so welcome. Such fun!
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What a day we had Monday in Louisville. We started with visits to Anchorage Independent Public School and Norton Elementary in the morning and ended with a book signing event at Barnes & Noble-Paddock Shops. All along the way, we met wonderful fans of the Serafina Book Series. Thank you for the very warm welcome!

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What a day we had Monday in Louisville. We started with visits to Anchorage Independent Public School and Norton Elementary in the morning and ended with a book signing event at Barnes & Noble-Paddock Shops. All along the way, we met wonderful fans of the Serafina Book Series. Thank you for the very warm welcome!
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What a day we had Monday in Louisville. We started with visits to Anchorage Independent Public School and Norton Elementary in the morning and ended with a book signing event at @[917490874970890:274:Barnes & Noble]-Paddock Shops. All along the way, we met wonderful fans of the Serafina Book Series. Thank you for the very warm welcome!

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Nechama Leah GodbeyMy daughter Sapphira proclaimed this was the best book signing she ever been to. And since been to about 25. Thanks for a wonderful time.

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Stae HodginI just finished listening to your second Sarafina book, can't wait on number 3 <3

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Amanda BohannonHad a great time last night. My son was so excited to meet you and get his book signed.

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Thank you, Lexington, for being a part of our first-ever book event in Kentucky. It was a pleasure meeting you all and sharing some Serafina

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Thank you, Lexington, for being a part of our first-ever book event in Kentucky. It was a pleasure meeting you all and sharing some Serafina <3. Thanks, too, to the good folks at Barnes & Noble for making us feel so welcome. Such a fun afternoon!
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Thank you, Lexington, for being a part of our first-ever book event in Kentucky. It was a pleasure meeting you all and sharing some Serafina <3. Thanks, too, to the good folks at @[1581113005442750:274:Barnes & Noble] for making us feel so welcome. Such a fun afternoon!

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Barnes & NobleHonored to be the first stop in this amazing tour! If you have a chance to see Robert Beatty, don't miss it. He clearly loved meeting everyone, was very kind, and throws a great party...every family left with smiles. Stop by any time, Mr. Beatty!

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