Thursday January 8, 2015
Kristi Kent, Communications Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Macri to Sign Children’s Books at Gift Shop
ROME, GA. — The Last Stop Gift Shop will host a public book signing on Saturday, January 17 to feature local author Anabelle Lee Macri as she signs her new book: “Brownie, the Depot Dog.”
The book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Copies will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.
Based on a true story, “Brownie, the Depot Dog” is about a furry, four-legged friend who waits by the depot station and makes friends with locals and visitors who pass through Rome, Georgia. Black and white illustrations created by Chris Hubbard offers readers an opportunity for coloring fun.
Proceeds from the book sales will go to Claws for Paws, which redistributes funds to other worthy non-profit organizations that specialize in the welfare of Greater Rome’s homeless and needy animal population.
Macri says, “This project is truly a team effort and it is our goal to raise enough funds to make a strong impact on local animal shelters as well as fund special projects for the city of Rome.”
Along with Macri and Hubbard, Georgia Highlands College and city officials pulled together to facilitate, publish, and print the coloring book.
Macri graduated from the University of Georgia in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and later pursued her master’s degree from Georgia State to become a teacher. You can find her work published in “Georgia Backroads Magazine” and “Animal Wellness Magazine.”
The Last Stop Gift Shop is located inside the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center at 402 Civic Center Drive. Information about the book signing or other events around Rome is located on www.RomeGeorgia.org or call 706.295.5576.
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