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Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach...wow! Thanks to Pelican Book Store in Sunset for being SO very nice to me. I loved visiting there and meeting Jacqueline Degroot. Thanks to Kathleen at Pomegranate Book Store in Wilmington for allowing me to visit her very special place of business. I could have just sat myself there for many hours to enjoy the atmosphere.
No, I didn't do  lot of monetary business, but the experience of visiting these places and talking with people "in the know" is invaluable!

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach...wow! Thanks to Pelican Book Store in Sunset for being SO very nice to me. I loved visiting there and meeting Jacqueline Degroot. Thanks to Kathleen at Pomegranate Book Store in Wilmington for allowing me to visit her very special place of business. I could have just sat myself there for many hours to enjoy the atmosphere.
No, I didn't do  lot of monetary business, but the experience of visiting these places and talking with people "in the know" is invaluable!

Press Release for Abby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEL ENCOURAGES TEENS TO BE THEMSELVES TO BE HAPPY

Meeting it Head on with a Positive Attitude


Monongah, West Virginia - June 16,2011 - Many teenagers get thrown unprepared into adult situations and left to struggle with them on their own. In the young adult fiction novel Abby, author Lisa McCombs introduces us to Abigail Van Buren Masterson, a seventh grader who experiences many changes in her life when her mother is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. By journaling to her namesake (Dear Abby), Abigail details issues of living with the repercussions of her mother's disease while struggling to "fit in" as the new kid in her fifth school in seven years. This story is a reflection of the most pivotal time in life. Rather than succumbing to depression and anger as many young adults do, Abigail meets these challenges head on in an attempt to view the world with a positive perspective. McCombs hopes that this novel will inspire young women to take a positiv…

Press Release for Abby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEL ENCOURAGES TEENS TO BE THEMSELVES TO BE HAPPY

Meeting it Head on with a Positive Attitude


Monongah, West Virginia - June 16,2011 - Many teenagers get thrown unprepared into adult situations and left to struggle with them on their own. In the young adult fiction novel Abby, author Lisa McCombs introduces us to Abigail Van Buren Masterson, a seventh grader who experiences many changes in her life when her mother is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. By journaling to her namesake (Dear Abby), Abigail details issues of living with the repercussions of her mother's disease while struggling to "fit in" as the new kid in her fifth school in seven years. This story is a reflection of the most pivotal time in life. Rather than succumbing to depression and anger as many young adults do, Abigail meets these challenges head on in an attempt to view the world with a positive perspective. McCombs hopes that this novel will inspire young women to take a posit…