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The Greenhouse Kids - Dig Deep!

October 7th, 2011:

The Greenhouse Kids, Dig Deep
The next mysterious adventure in The Greenhouse Kids series of chapter books for children 8 to 12, The Greenhouse Kids, Dig Deep, has been completed and sent to the publisher. The release date will be around Christmas. This book is chalk-full of mystery upon mystery that will keep readers guessing right up to the very end!
Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program - Update
School is back and so is the Readers Grow into Leaders Literacy Program. Since the program was founded in July 2010, I have raised $10,000 worth of books to be given away to under-funded schools. The program kicks off Monday, October 3rd.
I have had many return sponsors for this school year and I would like to thank all of you who have sponsored the program. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a child/children, please email me at
First Book Signing for Kristi Mason at Chapters/Indigo
Join myself and Kristi Mason at Indigo, Lakeshore (194 Commercial Blvd, Tecumseh, ON) for book signing of The Adventures of Connecticut and The Greenhouse Kids books. This is Kristi's first book-signing at Chapters/Indigo. We'll be there Saturday, Oct 15th from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. See you there!
The Adventures of Connecticut
Biz X Award
I was nominated for best writer in this year's Biz X Award. Voting finished September 22nd, and the winners should be announced by the end of October. Thanks to all who voted for me!
Congratuations Dr. Rossini!
Speaking of awards, a huge congratulations to my son, Dr. Aaron Rossini, who was the winner of the Governor General Gold Medal award for best PhD. thesis. The University of Windsor is flying him home from France to receive this prestigious award. I'm so proud of his accomplishments and I can't wait to see Aaron and his wife, Erin!
Featured in Boom Magazine
I was interviewed by Boom Magazine...look for it October 12th!
Look for Books at:
A few new locations have popped up that now carry The Greenhouse Kids and The Adventures of Connecticut books. Shop or browse at:
Sunset Ice Cream & Gifts
2211 Front Road
LaSalle,ON  N9J 2C3
Sweet Pea's Children & Maternity
4112 Walker Road
Windsor, ON  N8W 3T5
Cartoon Kingdom
2001 Provincial Road
Windsor, ON  N8W 5C7
Fusion Massage Therapy Studio
640 Chilver Road
Windsor, ON
Bright Side Tanning
1950 Lauzon Road #50
Windsor, On and 1391 Grand Mararis Road W, Windsor, ON
Best Lil Hair House
1537 University Ave W
Windsor, ON
From the Heart
1356 Ottawa Street
Windsor, ON
If anyone else would like to carry the books, please call 519-979-2041 or 1-800-665-2124.
The Best Book Contest Ever
Psst! Want to be a greenhouse kid in my next book? It's get a free entry with every book purchase. Send me your book receipt along with your name, email address and telephone number. At the end of the year, a name will be chosen at random. The person selected will become a character in my next book. Pass it on! Order from any store or at
Upcoming Events
October 2nd - Join Shelley Awad for story time at the Have Your Cake and Read It Too - A tea party in support of local children's literacy programs presented by Pediatric READ. October 2, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Willistead Manor and tickets are $50.00. The event includes storytime from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Coach House, live music, champagne, tea and sandwiches, scones and cream and cake. Cake auction of literacy-themed cakes from professional and amateur bakers from across the county. For additional info, visit or call 519-980-7929 for tickets.
October 3rd - Kick of off Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program at LaSalle Public School.
October 12th - Featured in Boom Magazine
October 15th - Book sigining at Indigo Lakeshore, 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
October 24th - Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program at David Maxwell Public School
October 26th - Readerse Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program at Hugh Beaton Public School
October 29th - Panel discussion at Learning Disabilities Association at Caboto Club Windsor Ontario, 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Book signing to follow. All welcome.
November 3rd - Bookfest library presentation at Sandwich Public Library 1:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.
November 4th - Bookfest library presentation at Central Public Library 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
For more info on Bookfest, please visit
December 1st - Book signing at Literacy Night at Tecumseh Vista Public School, Tecumseh, ON
"When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life."
-- Christopher Morley
For more information please contact Shelley Awad, or 1-800-665-2124.
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