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See You at the Finders Keepers Market at NoDa Brewing Company

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Finders Keepers Market Jeannie M. Bushnell

 

Where:

NoDa Brewing Company

2921 N Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Finders Keepers Market Information

When:

April 9, 2017

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Come out and pick up a signed paperback of Manual Exposure and my handmade items: embroidered hoops, original coffee mug designs, Cozy to Go! cup wraps, earrings, necklaces, greeting cards, key fobs, and more!

Mother’s Day (May 14, 2017) is just around the corner, and Bushnell Unscripted Handmade items make wonderful gifts.

finders keepers market

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Book Signing at The Last Word in Charlotte

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I just wanted to post a big “Thank You” to the gang at The Last Word in Charlotte, North Carolina. They hosted me for a book signing on October 10, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, and I had a great time. If you are looking for a great bookstore, check them out when you are in Charlotte. Stay tuned to their website, as they are getting some new digs in a few weeks!

Here are a few photos from the event, and I want to say a special “Hello!” to Jeannie from New York. I love meeting another Jeannie, and I hope you love the story of Kirby and Sage.

Here I am at my festive fall table for Manual Exposure. I made some vegan caramelized onion dip to eat on “leaves” of Healthfull seeds and nuts bread.

jeannie m bushnell book signing

You never know when I might bring food to an event!

vegan dip

 

I love being accessible to my readers and meeting them at book signings. I appreciate each and every person who stops by my table.

Jeannie M. Bushnell Book Signing at the Last Word in Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Sherlock drawing Cumberbatch
The Last Word offers local artists space to sell their art. Check out this cool piece of Benedict Cumberbatch! I’m sorry I couldn’t see the name of the artist.

 

 

and finally, I had to get a photo with the infamous “Frankie” at the store.

 

author jeannie m bushnell and frankie at the last word bookstore

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New Things and an Update on My Work and World

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a single leaf in burnsville nc

Hi, Y’all!

While things appear to be quiet around the site, my life has been anything but silent and boring.
I really don’t know where 2015 has gone. The stores are filled with all things fall, Halloween, and Christmas. I understand why this is necessary from the retail perspective, but it is also a good illustration of how crowded the end of the year becomes for most of us. I love this time of year, and as a result, I am more creative during this period. This increase in creativity and productivity can sometimes push me to the limits of my energy supply, but as the saying goes, “I can sleep when I’m dead.”

Here are a few updates about my site and my work.

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Shopping

The “Shop” tab isn’t new, but the items in it are new and shiny. Now you can purchase paperbacks of my book (signed, of course), and you can pick up some other awesome items like embroidered wall art, cup cozies, altered notebooks, embroidered key fobs, and more. I have many products in development and hope that you will turn remember to shop with me when you are looking for a little treat for yourself or that perfect gift for someone else. As an illustrator and artist, I’m excited to offer you additional products that reflect other sides of me.

I’ve also added a tab for “Stuff Jeannie Loves at Amazon” below the “About Me” tab. There are links to products I’ve reviewed and products that one could find within the pages of Manual Exposure. I’ve also added categories for the reader or writer in your life. Stay tuned, as this store will continue to grow and expand.

There is a third “shop” option that exists through my Zazzle store. You can purchase items that I’ve personally designed with my illustrations, photographs, and sayings. There are items related directly to Manual Exposure and there are general items that target readers and writers in general.

 

 

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Writing

Events in my personal life, including issues with health and family, have pushed my writing to the back burner. I haven’t stopped promoting and expanding the reach of Manual Exposure, but I haven’t been able to suspend all other activities in my life and focus on completing my second book. I’ve been working on it, and I can’t wait to give you more details, but I haven’t been able to devote the time to it that it deserves. I hope the remaining months of 2015 will be dedicated to bringing more life to the pages of my second book.

I’m focusing on getting Manual Exposure on the shelves of more independent bookstores and creating opportunities to meet you at book signings and readings. My “Events” page is the place to watch for all the latest dates and occasions that may be near you.

There will be new essays coming to the blog, as well as a new segment that follows my travels. I like to take weekend or day trips to little spots near me, and I hope to bring these adventures to your inbox.

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Podcasts

I can simply state that more podcasts are on the way. I love offering you the podcasts, but they do take a good chunk of time to edit. There are more book reviews and author interviews planned, so keep your ears open for a podcast update!

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Newsletter

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to sign up to receive my newsletter. There are giveaways, updates, teasers, and special deals that are either offered exclusively or early to my newsletter subscribers. Don’t worry, I won’t drown your inbox with junk, and you can unsubscribe at any time if you find it is not to your liking.

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Appreciation

Thank you to all who continue to support me by spreading the word about Manual Exposure and those who loyally return to the digital pages of this blog. I appreciate each of you, and I hope that you will continue to send me your notes and comments. I love reading them and responding to you. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me.

Keep Love and Kindness on Repeat,

Jeannie

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Meet Me at Authors in the City – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Will I be seeing you this weekend at the Authors in the City book event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? I sure hope so! If you can’t make it out, don’t sweat it– you can always pick up a signed copy of Manual Exposure through my online store.

Purchase tickets for the signing while they last!

Authors in the City

When: March 14, 2015

Join me in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,

for the Authors in the City event!

Where: Sheraton Convention Center
Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

 

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graphic courtesy of Authors in the City

 

 

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Friendship: Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant

Friendship - Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant

Friendship - Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant

Friendship is just another word for sisters between Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant. Best friends since the fourth grade, the girls are college freshmen and ready to take on the world. Their friendship has been tested, and it has endured. Love and heartache may come and go, but their friendship is forever.

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Fall in Asheville, North Carolina

Fall in Asheville, North Carolina at MSU

Fall in Asheville, North Carolina at MSU

[typography font=”Lobster” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Fall[/typography]  at MSU Asheville is in full swing, and as the season unfolds, the opportunities for new relationships, growth, and love surround the inhabitants of the cozy mountain town. As the colors of the forest emerge and the canopies thin, the change of season in Asheville is an event to behold. An accidental meeting among the fallen leaves intertwines the lives of Sage Brant and Kirby Chapman.

 

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Disc Golf and Kirby Chapman

Disc Golf and Kirby Chapman

Disc Golf and Kirby Chapman

[typography font=”Lobster” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Kirby Chapman[/typography]  doesn’t sweat the small stuff. In his world of wealth and privilege, there aren’t many things that cause him to sweat. The only tension that raises the pulse to that extent is a little friendly competition on the disc golf course. He doesn’t spend his afternoons worried about his future plans. Generations of his family have cleared the path that he intends to follow. Why break with tradition and a system that works? Rewards come easy to Kirby and his family. Comfortable in his life, Kirby isn’t concerned with making any major changes that could alter his desired future.

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Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors

Bookmarks Festival Poster

Bookmarks Festival PosterLooking for something to do this weekend? Come out to the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

You can purchase a signed copy of my book, Manual Exposure, at the Women’s National Book Association festival booth!

The schedule is packed with some great authors and discussion panels! I’m especially looking forward to the discussion about publishing across multiple platforms.

If you can’t make it out, you can check back here for my wrap-up.

When: September 6, 2014

Where: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Cost: FREE

Ages: ALL

Image credit: Bookmarksnc.org

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Photography and Sage Brant

Sage Brant is a photographer

Sage Brant is a photographer

[typography font=”Dancing Script” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Sage Brant[/typography]  sees the world through her camera lens. She focuses on the things that matter to her: family, nature, and Asheville, North Carolina.  She doesn’t have time for anyone or anything that may derail her future career plans. Sage is not your average college student. When she isn’t in school, Sage can be found working, visiting with her family and best friend, and pursuing her passion for photography. She isn’t giggling over cute college boys, and she isn’t searching for love.