As of Friday, August 25, I am no longer in the Lakes Region Art Association Gallery. This was a decision I made based on changes I see coming in my life. Jim and I recently signed up with an online marketing guru to help promote and sell my books. Since I have five books (well, one is waiting in the wings) and mostly only my friends and relatives know about them, I thought it was time I put more energy into getting them on the internet where you can literally reach the world.

I am excited to announce my new and improved website! To be completely honest, it is more exciting and new for me than it is for the internet world. The major change is how much easier it is for me to add new artwork to my site through the back-end.  I used to have to add artwork to my site and then to Pay Pal to make it available for sale. A long process, I would wait until I had many pieces before I updated the site. But now the process is one entry for me and it shows up in my gallery and also in Pay Pal. Huge time saver - thank you to my web guy extraordinaire, Jim Fontaine (aka my husband)!

Since I've been writing and self-publishing my books, I have found my books worthy and valuable items to donate to Toys for Tots. This year, I'm happy to announce, I donated 10 copies of my hardcover book, "Eddie Easel and the Case of the Missing Green" to our local Toys for Tots.

DJ is thrilled to offer her next book, "Mouse Bound" available for purchase and in time for the holidays!

A sweet book with lots of illustrations throughout, the softcover book will delight young and old alike. A story like nothing you've ever read, "Mouse Bound" is based on an experience that DJ has had many times with the mice that "visit" her studio.

I am happy to announce that the Lakes Region Art Association Gallery, located at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton, NH will remain open for another year!

The first year was a test to see how the gallery would do in this location. Since we have been successful with many people visiting, the LRAA board voted to keep the gallery open.

If you have never been here before, now is the time to visit as we gear up for the holiday season. And you are in for an eye treat as you view the beautiful artwork of many talented artists.