COME CELEBRATE THIS SATURDAY - Local Author's first book comes to life with Chesca and the Spirit of Grace

Its amazing how talented people are. Have you ever tried to write a book? Personally, I have a hard time getting my grocery shopping list down on paper (the slips of paper seem to disappear becoming part of my 3 year olds work-of-art of the moment). So, when a friend actually PUBLISHES a book for the whole wide world to enjoy, its time to celebrate.

Lara O'Brien, my friend and author of the new youth fiction novel CHESCA AND THE SPIRIT OF GRACE will be hosting a launch party for the whole Island. Her team bring the magical world of CHESCA alive on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th. See info below, we hope to see you and your loved ones!

She is also featured in the MVTimes this week http://bit.ly/19m2Zsp and the Vineyard Gazette today http://mvgazette.com/arts-entertainment or visit her website for her full magical story http://www.laraobrien.com.


Saturday, December 14th
noon to 2PM
Noepe Center for Literary Arts (Point Way Inn 104 Main Street in Edgartown, MA) 
FREE for all ages, including hot chocolate, treats for the family and live Irish music provided by a local Charter School student Violet Southwick.  

The book will be sold at the event, with a personal signing by Lara O’Brien at 1PM .



Chesca and the Spirit of Grace, a magical Irish adventure inspired by the legendary pirate queen, Grace O’Malley

December 2013, Martha's Vineyard, MA – Local author Lara O'Brien’s upcoming publication of Chesca and the Spirit of Grace celebrates her debut fiction novel targeted to the 8-to-12-year-old youth market.  The book is on SALE NOW.

Chesca and the Spirit of Grace, set in Ireland, is a magical tale of love and land and having the courage to believe in your dreams. The protagonist, Chesca, is an 11-year-old girl growing up on a coastal farm who strives to save her home, land and way of life. It is a story of talking horses, a magical mountain and galloping sideways. All influenced by the story of the legendary pirate queen, Grace O’Malley.

The author, Lara O'Brien, was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in the wild and wondrous hill of Howth, as in, Howth is Magic, a beautiful seaside town on the northeast coast of Ireland, the very setting of her book. She now lives on the sister Island of Martha's Vineyard with her husband and children.

SleighFarm Publishing Group publishes fiction in an eclectic assortment of genres including thrillers, youth fiction, and adult titles.

Chesca and the Spirit of Grace is on SALE NOW - what a great holiday gift! Please find the book at:

Bookstores: Bunch of Grapes Books and Edgartown Bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard

Online: Amazon USA, Amazon UK, KindleTM, Barnes and Noble NookTM  and on itunes’ iBookstore .

Please visit www.laraobrien.com and join Lara on Facebook to be part of the adventure.


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Lara O'Brien December 15, 2013 at 08:22 AM
What a great day. Thanks to everyone who came and partied with us as we launched Chesca and the Spirit. Thanks Nevette, it was perfect.


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