So proud to say that our office heard today that “Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®” won a 2018 Telly Award in the Television: How To/DIY Category!
WONDERFUL event at the Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center in Honolulu on Saturday, April 7 (1-3:30 pm). Here’s a photo of me (below). The management set out some chairs, gave me a mic, and I did an interactive talk with the audience for approximately ONE hour! It flew by. What a great group. It filled my heart with ALOHA!
Additionally, for the past three days the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has mentioned the event, as did Hawaii News Now, Midweek, and other publications.
Below is the front window book store display and some clips from the April 6 and April 7 papers!
Samples of a few other Mentions:
Today I decided to start writing my diary. So ALOHA my first entry!
First thing this morning, I had a WONDERFUL interview with Dr. Jo Anne White (“Power Your Life”). We talked about my novel, “Lady in the Window” and some of the themes in the book — Living Your Authentic Life, How God sends angels (sometimes our loved ones in Spirit to help guide us), and Understanding the Synchronicities Sent To Us From the Beyond. You can listen to the interview, just click here.
Well after our interview, something extraordinary happened that I feel compelled to share. Why? Because I just finished talking to Jo Anne about synchronicities sent from beyond!
On my way to some work meetings, I dropped off two big boxes of my novel “Lady in the Window” to send to my distributor in Hawaii. Each box of 28 books weighed in at 35.1 pounds and cost 180 dollars to ship. Yikes! “Well,” I thought, “Expenses like these are necessary for authors marketing their books. Sooooo…. ” I then said a little prayer as I left the UPS station, “Dear God…please let my efforts come to fruition!” (aka…more book sales).
My next stop was Starbucks. I was craving a new favorite drink of mine, Black Tea Iced, Pineapple Infused (without the sugar and lemonade please). Yummy! “Afterall,” I thought. “On what I just spent shipping my books, what’s a few more dollars going to hurt?” LOL.
Well, as I was waiting patiently to place my order, the young woman ahead of me gave her name, Leilani …and I almost dropped. The largest smile spread across my face. I looked up to heaven and said, “Thank you, God.” I had a tingly sensation all over. “Wow!” I couldn’t get over it. What a synchronicity if there ever was one. You see, I was in Ventura County, CA, not Hawaii. There aren’t a lot of women named “Leilani” here…and “Leilani” is an important character in my novel “Lady in the Window”….understand now why I was so EXCITED! As soon as I left the store, I called everyone I knew who would appreciate this and no one was available to chat…all I could get were voicemails. So I’m telling you. 🙂
This little blessing and communication from the Divine, as Clint Eastwood would say just “Made my Day.” Oh, yeah. I walked away from that Starbuck’s sipping my tea with a spring in my step that wasn’t necessarily there previously.
The thing is this, and I talked to Dr. Jo Anne about this in my morning interview, we can all learn to tap into our intuition and synchronicities if we allow our self to be open to the signs. Synchronicities, when they happen (or I should say when we take note of them happening) is one of the mysteries of life, love, God, and the Universe, and right now I am so thankful.
Blessings to you.
Come visit Maryann at these upcoming Book Events!
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Desert Writer’s Expo, Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs). Find out More.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Barnes & Noble Booksellers Honolulu, Hawaii
Barnes & Noble #2249 Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #1272
Honolulu, HI 96814
2:00 – 5:00 PM – Local Author Event – Authors Chat About & Sign Their Books!
Noon – 1:00 pm – The 6th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California (USC) Campus. Visit the Sisters In Crime Booth. Find out More.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Hill Road Library – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Novel Writing But Were Afraid To Ask: 4 Local Authors Share Their Individual Experiences from Concept to Publishing. Find out More.
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Thousand Oaks Library – 4 Local Authors share their creative inspirations, their writing processes, and publishing experiences. Find out More.
“Caution,” “Danger,” “Poison,” “Keep Out of Reach of Children,” “Toxic,” — We’ve all read these words on traditional cleaning product labels that we purchase off the store shelf. While exposure to harsh chemicals can potentially irritate our skin and burn our eyes, the long-term exposure and subsequent health consequences can be significant. Even products labeled “all natural” or “Biodegradable” may not always be safe. In this Simply Delicious Living segment host, Maryann Ridini Spencershares some tips on how to avoid harmful household chemicals. Visit Maryann’s Award-Winning Blog, at Maryann Ridini Spencer.com or AlohaWriter.com and navigate to the Simply Delicious Living Blog Tab!
FIND OUT WHAT THE TOXIC PRODUCTS ARE IN THE IMAGE BELOW AT EPA.GOV