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2004
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July, 2003

Book Release and Signing Celebration

Images from the Event 

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Northland Inn
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart has been ten years in the making.  Many joined the author for a true celebration, and it was a wonderful evening!

Light hors d'oeuvres and champagne were served as everyone met the author and had the unique opportunity of visiting with some of the women who shared their journeys in this book.  Ginny Elmer, Donna Grinvalds, Chris Matteson, Phyllis Ranallo, and Annette Scherer Robbins were the honored guests for the evening.

 

August

Braham Pie Day
Friday, August 1, 2003

10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Joy is a graduate of Braham High School.  She was  available throughout the day to visit and autograph copies of her book.  Everyone had a great time at Braham Pie Day, and there were a lot of great conversations with other women at the booth.

The most humorous quote of the day goes to Kitty Hallie who said, "All the males at my house are either in a cage or neutered."  (She raises cockatiels and dogs.)

The quaint town of Braham, Minnesota, is located about an hour's drive north of the Twin Cities.  One day each summer, Braham celebrates the honor of being named the Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota.  The town's fame for pie began in the 1930s and 40s.  Families traveling north from the Cities to their lake homes in Duluth would take the shortcut through Braham and stop for the wonderful pie and coffee at the Braham Park Cafe.

This pie festival began in 1990.  Now in the 13th year, it draws over 5,000 people and more than 525 fruit pies are served. 

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September

PANERA BREAD
"Author on the Rise" Program

Monday, September 8, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MAPLEWOOD, MINNESOTA
 

Monday, September 15, 2003
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA
 

Monday, September 22, 2003
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
MAPLE GROVE, MINNESOTA

Panera Bread has a wonderful program called "Authors on the Rise."  It takes places on Mondays and gives local authors the opportunity to feature their latest book.  It also gives customers an opportunity to meet the author and purchased signed copies.  Joy will be offering her book each time at discounted prices for Panera Bread customers.

D. B. & COMPANY
Featured Local Author Book Signing

Saturday, September 13, 2003
1 - 3 p.m.
310 Water Street (Next to the Bean Coffee House)
Excelsior, Minnesota
(952) 474-7428

Joy discussed spirited stories about the women in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart and was available for signing copies of her book.   It was a fun day of meeting interesting women.  Signed copies are still available for purchase in beautiful D. B. & Company for those who didn't get a chance to stop by or for those who wish to purchase additional copies for gifts.

DANDELION FLORAL
Featured Local Author Book Signing

Saturday, September 27, 2003
10 - 1 p.m.
121 South Union
Mora, Minnesota 55051
1- (800) 788-4216
(320) 679-4216

Joy was available to talk about The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of Heart and to personally sign copies.  (There was much laughter as several mother and daughter groups stopped in.  The staff also make it a fun place to be.)   Signed copies are still available in Dandelion Floral for those who didn't get a chance to stop by or for those who wish to purchase additional copies for gifts.

Thursday, September 25, 2003
7:30 a.m.
Previous to this book signing, there was a radio interview with Joy on KBEK 95.5 FM - Mora, MN  at 7:30 a.m.

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October

PANERA BREAD
"Author on the Rise" Program

Monday, October 6, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA
 

Monday, October 20, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA
 

Monday, October 27, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MAPLEWOOD, MINNESOTA
 

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY
Homecoming Weekend
Hamline Bookstore Book Signing

Saturday, October 18, 2003
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Joy will be available to meet Hamline alumni and sign books at a table outside the Hamline bookstore.  There are two wonderful ladies from the book that are Hamline alumni—Annette Scherer Robbins (The Fortunate Four in the Summer of 1935) and Dr. Chris Matteson (The Journey from Hollywood).  You will want to celebrate their amazing journeys.  They may just stop by the table also.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet them.

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November

BORDERS BOOKSTORES
Featured Local Author Discussion and Book Signing

Tuesday, November 4, 2003
7 p.m.
Borders Books Shop and Cafe
MINNETONKA STORE
1501 S. Plymouth Road
(Next to Champs Restaurant)
Minnetonka, MN
(952) 595-0977

Thursday, November 13, 2003
7 p.m.
Borders Books Music and Cafe
WOODBURY STORE
Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN
(651) 578-2931

Take a break
from the stresses of today's world.  Come to hear stories about another time, read a tender love story of destiny, or get swept away by a beautiful love letter.  Joy will be giving a brief presentation about The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of Heart, be available for questions, and personally sign copies for yourself or to give as gifts.  You may also meet one of the spirited women featured in the book.  Bring your friends to share in this special event.

PANERA BREAD
"Author on the Rise" Program

Monday, November 10, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA
(763) 274-2945

Monday, November 17, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Excelsior Blvd.
ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA
(952) 922-2066

Monday, November 24, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
BLAINE, MINNESOTA
(763) 259-0046

LAURIE AND JULIA RADIO SHOW
FM 107

Friday, November 28, 2003
4:20 p.m. 

Don't miss this discussion about The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart on the 28th, the day after Thanksgiving.   Joy Kuby will be interviewed by the always entertaining Laurie and Julia.  The show will be aired remote from the Fireplace Hearth and Home off Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan.

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December

A NOVEL PLACE
Discussion and  Book Signing

Saturday, December 6, 2003
10:30 a.m.
202 Country Road 81
OSSEO, MINNESOTA
(Located in their temporary site a couple of blocks west of 169 on the north side of Hwy 81.  Driving west from 169, you will you see Marathon Gas on your right.  Turn right and then an immediate left.)
(763) 424-4122

It's time to take a break from the stresses of today's world.  Come to hear stories about another time, read a tender love story of destiny, or get swept away by a beautiful love letter.  Joy will be giving a brief presentation about The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of Heart and the inspiration behind it, will be available for questions, and will personally sign copies for gifts for yourself or the other special people in your life.

 

BOUND TO BE READ
Discussion and  Book Signing

Thursday, December 11, 2003
7:00 p.m.
870 Grand Avenue
(Grand and Victoria)
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
(651) 298-0378

Joy will be available to tell of the inspiration behind The Fortunate Four, will share the unique ways that she met some of the spirited women, and will discuss some of the wonderful stories of love and adventure.  Please join her for a fun evening with other spirited women. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Chris Matteson whose wonderful story "The Journey from Hollywood" is shared in the book.

 

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS
Featured Regional Authors Book Signing

Saturday, December 13, 2003
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Har Mar
ROSEVILLE, MN
(651) 639-9256

An informal book signing.   Stop by and chat with Joy about The Fortunate Four.  Make your Christmas list for those spirited women in your life and give the special gift of a personally signed copied. 

PANERA BREAD
"Author on the Rise" Program

Monday, December 1, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA
(Knollwood Plaza)
8332 Hwy 7
(952) 933-1600

Monday, December 8, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA
6064 Shingle Creek Center
(612) 561-1000

Monday, December 15, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA
(Excelsior on Grandway)
3808 Grand Way
(952) 922-2066

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January, 2004

Wally McCarthy's Cadillac Dealership
Radio Spots

Saturday, January 24, 2004
11:07, 11:18, 11:21, and 11:28 a.m.
Live 25-second radio spots on WMNN 1330 AM and KLBB 1400 AM

ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA
(Located near the Good Earth Restaurant just west of Rosedale)

Two authorsJoy Kuby and Kian Dwyer will be teaming up for a charity fundraiser on Saturday, February 7, also at this Cadillac dealership.  Listen in to hear about this worthy venture.

 

February

Borders Bookstore

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

(5:00 - 6:30 p.m.)

COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA
(Located near Hwy 10 and Round Lake Blvd.)

February is the month of loveWhat better time to pick up a signed copy of The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.  Curl up and read these tender love stories of local women to help make it through the winter, or share the stories with someone you love.  Joy will be available to personalize copies for you and to visit with you about the spirited women in the book.
 

wwjc rADIO iNTERVIEW

Friday, February 6, 2004

(10:33 a.m.)

DULUTH, MINNESOTA
Joy will be participating in a live interview by Ted Elm about the love stories and local connections told in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.  The interview can also be replayed on the Internet at www.wwjc.com for the next three months by clicking on the link Northland Notebook.  Click on the link labeled "Audio Archives" and then click on "Northland Notebook."  (Note: Joy's interview is 40 minutes into the hour following two other authors.  It is an interesting interview, but due to some technical difficulties you will need to turn up the volume a bit on your computer.)

 

WALLY McCARTHY'S Cadillac Dealership
Book Signing for Charity

Saturday, February 7, 2004
(10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA
2325 Prior Avenue North
(Located off the frontage road west of Rosedalenext to Red Lobster)

Two authorsJoy Kuby (The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart) and Kian Dwyer (Living Your Chosen Eulogy) are teaming up for a charity fundraiser.   Even if you aren't in need of a new Cadillac, stop by and visit with these two authors whose books share the same spirit.  There will also be goodies such as doughnuts, grilled hot dogs, and popcorn.  Join us for this fun day to promote a worthwhile cause.  At this special event, 75 percent from the sale of books will be donated to your choice of three charities.  You will be able to select from the following charities:

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (This foundation celebrates more than 20 years of building awareness and patient advocacy.  It has raised more than $600 million for advancing breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.)

Children's Miracle Network  (This network cares for 17 million kids nationwide in 170 hospitals with the help of people like you.)

The People of Jamaica (With the help of individuals from the Jamaican government, the U.S., Japan, a group of rural women in Jamaica now have the means to become self-sufficient. These single mothers who live in poverty produce crafts made of 100 percent Jamaican materials.  The sale of these items help feed their children.) 

[For more information on either book or how to order a copy via the Internet, go to www.bookhousefulfillment.com]
 

Borders Bookstore

Saturday, February 14, 2004

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAPLE GROVE, MINNESOTA
(Located in the beautiful new Arbor Lakes Shopping Complex.)

February 14 is Valentine's Day!  Do you want to give someone a gift that is even sweeter than chocolate, contains no calories, and provides hours of enjoyment?  What better time to pick up a signed copy of The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.  Share these tender love stories with someone you love.  Joy will be available to personalize copies for you and to visit with you about the spirited women in the book.

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April

Borders bookstore
Calhoun Square

Saturday, April 10, 2004

(1 - 3 p.m.)

3001 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408 55408
612.825.0336

Joy Kuby will be joined by colorful and spirited Dr. Chris Matteson (featured in  The Fortunate Four in a story called "The Journey from Hollywood") for an informal book signing.  Mother's Day is coming up quickly.  Drop by to get a signed copies for the spirited women in your own life and share the stories with Joy and Chris.  Also, look for the two stories in the book that are featured in nearby landmarksLake Calhoun ("My Bud, You Would Have Just Loved Him") and the Lake Street Bridge ("The Lake Street Bridge Letters").

barnes & noble bookstore
Brooklyn center

Saturday, April 17, 2004

(11 - 1 p.m.)

Brookdale
(Located on the West side)

Joy Kuby will be available to personally sign copies of The Fortunate Four for you or for Mother's Day gifts for the spirited women in your life.  Stop by and share the stories together.

Aprille's Showers Tea Room
Spirited Sisters tea

Saturday, April 24, 2004

(11:30 a.m.)

344 Third Street
FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA
For Reservations Call:  (651) 460-2000 or visit www.AprilleShowers.com

Gather your sisters, mother, or girlfriends and join us for tea.  This is a time to celebrate your spirited journey together.  Perhaps you and three friends are your own Fortunate Four.  Authors Joy Kuby and Kian Dwyer will be joining together to make it a memorable day just one week after the grand reopening of this  remodeled and expanded tea room.  They will also be available to sign copies of their books.  For more information or to reserve your spot, click on the  Aprille's Showers Tea Room link www.AprilleShowers.com.  (Farmington is not as far away as you may thinkjust a pleasant spring drive south of Apple Valley, MN.  Reserve your table now before they are all filled up.)

[April 26Joy will be joining  a Women's Book Club in Ankeny, Iowa, via speaker phone to share in the stories of The Fortunate Four.  You can contact Joy at jkuby@earthlink.net if you wish to have her a part of your book club or would like book club discount rates for personally signed copies of The Fortunate Four.]

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May

Valley bookseller
Informal book signing

Saturday, May 1, 2004

(Noon - 1 p.m.)

Stillwater, Minnesota
651.430.3385

It's the first Saturday in May.    That means it's time to celebrate spring by going to the Lonnie Lovness Spring jewelry sale.  If you have never been to one before, you don't know what you have been missing.  Talk about great deals for beautifully hand-crafted jewelry! Then go across the street to the Valley Bookseller (next to the Valley Coop) and get a copy of The Fortunate Four for your Mother's Day gift.  The books will be there all dayyou can get a signed copy and personally chat with Joy from approximately noon to 1 p.m.  So, mark your calendar now to make plans to pick up your girlfriends and head for Stillwater.  (Don't forget to do lunch at Savories for a truly fun day.)

The bookcase
Book signing

Sunday, May 2, 2004

(2 p.m.)

Wayzata, MINNESOTA

The Bookcase is located on Lake Street in quaint downtown Wayzata next to Caribou Coffee.  Joy will be available to chat with you and sign copies of The Fortunate Four. (You also may get the rare opportunity to meet one of the spirited women who is featured in the book and lives near one of the Lake Minnetonka bays.  Talk with her about her beautiful love letters included in the book.)  Remember, Mother's Day is only one week away!  The Fortunate Four will make a beautiful and memorable Mother's Day gift.  Before you leave, pick up a Coffee Cooler at Caribou and take time to reflect by the lake.

Avalon tearoom
Spirited Sisters/Mother's Day Tea

Friday, May 7, 2004

(11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

2179 4th Street
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA
651.653.3822

Call for reservations to reserve your spot.  "Experience the graceful ritual of afternoon tea at the Avalon Tearoom and Pastry Shoppe."  Local authors Joy Kuby (The Fortunate Four) and Kian Dwyer (Living Your Chosen Eulogy) will be teaming up to share the stories and laughter as we celebrate the journey of our spirited mothers. They will also have their books available for signing personal copies for you or for gifts.  Bring your mother and  begin the Mother's Day weekend with a special event together.

barnes & noble bookstore
Informal Book signing

Saturday, May 8, 2004

(11:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Har Mar Shopping Center
ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA

Mother's Day is only one day away.  Joy Kuby will be available to personalize a copy of The Fortunate Four for your mother or grandmother.  Give a gift that will touch her heart and bring about a sharing of memories from her own spirited journey.  These memories will circle back to you as your own priceless gift from her.

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June

pANERA BREAD
Informal book signingS

"Author on the Rise" Program

Monday, June 14, 2004

10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Knollwood Plaza Location
8332 Highway 7
St. Louis Park, MN
(952) 933-1600

Monday, June 21, 2004
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Center Location
6064 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN
(763) 561-1000

Joy will be available to share in the stories and personally sign copies of The Fortunate Four.  Take this opportunity to also receive a special discount for Panera Bread customers.

DULUTH BOOK EVENTS WITH THE "SPIRITED SISTERS"

wwjc rADIO iNTERVIEW

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

(10:20 a.m.)

DULUTH, MINNESOTA
Joy will be participating in a live interview by Ted Elm about the love stories and local connections told in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.  The interview can also be replayed on the Internet at www.wwjc.com for the next three months by clicking on the link "Northland Notebook."  Click on the link labeled "Northland Notebook Audio Archives" and then select June 23 from the calendar list of interviews.  (Note: Joy's interview is 20 minutes into the hour following other authors.)  You can also hear Kian's interview archived from June 9.


Saturday, June 26, 2004

Northern Lights Books and Gifts
307 Canal Drive
Duluth, MN
(218) 722-5267
(11 a.m.)

BARNES & NOBLE
1600 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN
(218) 786-0710
(1:00 p.m.)

Joy and her "spirited sister" Kian Dwyer, author of Living Your Chosen Eulogy, will be doubling the fun and energy by appearing at two Duluth events on Saturday, June 26, to discuss and sign copies of their books.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet these two Minnesota authors whose books share the same spirit of honoring the unique gifts that we each bring to our journey through life.  This is an opportunity to share the stories and celebrate the journey of spirited women.

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July

pANERA BREAD
Informal book signingS

"Author on the Rise" Program

Monday, July 12, 2004

10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Plymouth Location
(Corner or Highway 55 and Country Road 24)
Plymouth, MN
(763) 551-0954

Joy will be available to share in the stories and personally sign copies of The Fortunate Four.  Take this opportunity to also receive a special discount for Panera Bread customers.

Avalon tearoom & PASTRY SHOPPE
Spirited Sisters Tea

Friday, July 9, 2004

(11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

2179 4th Street
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA
651.653.3822

Call for reservations to reserve your spot.  "Experience the graceful ritual of afternoon tea at the Avalon Tearoom and Pastry Shoppe."  Local authors Joy Kuby (The Fortunate Four) and Kian Dwyer (Living Your Chosen Eulogy) will be teaming up to share the stories and laughter as we celebrate the journey of the spirited women who have traveled before us. They will also have their books available for signing personal copies for you or for gifts.  Join the Red Hat Society women and other spirited women for this fun event.

from the heart gift shop
Discussion/book signing event/radio interview


Friday, July 9, 2004

(2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

FROM THE HEART
City Centre East
1785 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
651.702.0880
 

Joy Kuby (The Fortunate Four) and Kian Dwyer (Living Your Chosen Eulogy) will be teaming up to share the spirit of their books with everyone at "from the heat" gift shop.

Radio personality Ruth Koscielak will be airing her radio show from there, also.  Both Joy and Kian will be participating in 15-minute live interviews with Ruth starting at 3 p.m.  They welcome you to tune in to Ruth's show, which can be heard on 950 a.m. 1 - 4 p.m.  Or better yet, stop by "from the heart" gift shop to hear this live show and visit with both authors.

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August

kare 11 today show
Author TV appearance


Wednesday, August 25, 2004

(10 - 11 a.m.)

Tune into the KARE 11 Today with Roxane Battle and Pat Evans as they feature stories told in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.  Joy will be interviewed by Roxane.  Dr. Chris Matteson (The Journey from Hollywood) will also be accompanying Joy in the studio interview.  It should be an interesting segment.  To view the KARE 11 Web site, click on KARE 11

hennepin country library
author AND BOOK EVENTS


Thursday, August 26, 2004

(7:30 p.m.)

RIDGEDALE LOCATION
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952.847.8500

Join author Joy Kuby as she takes you on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  You will hear about their 9-week journey, which included skinny dipping in Lake Erie, climbing Mt. Washington by midnight, exploring caves, being serenaded before bed time by some young fellas they met at a dance, and much more.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.

There will also be signed copies of The Fortunate Four available for purchase following the presentation.

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October

Barnes & Noble discussion & booksigning
Spirited Sisters Joint event

Saturday, October 30, 2004

(2:00 p.m.)

2080 Ford Parkway
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
(651) 690-9443

Local authors, Joy Kuby and Kian Dwyer (The Spirited Sisters) will be doing a joint discussion and book signing event.  Join them in a fun discussion as they celebrate the unique gifts of spirited women who traveled before us and those of us who journey now.  A special guest appearance will be made by Dr. Chris Matteson, impressionist artist, who was featured on television with Joy on KARE 11 Today with Roxane Battle on August 25, 2004.

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November

2004 lcla national conference
garden of authors


Saturday, November 6, 2004

(4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

SHERATON MINNEAPOLIS WEST HOTEL
12202 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(Across the road from south side of Ridgedale Shopping Center)

Participants of the conference will be able to meet Joy Kuby and other authors around the pool area as they exhibit, autograph, and have their books available for purchase.

Aprille's Showers Tea Room
Spirited Sisters tea

Saturday, November 27, 2004

(11 a.m. or 2 p.m. seating)

344 Third Street
FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA
For Reservations Call:  (651) 460-2000 or visit www.AprilleShowers.com

Gather your sisters, mother, or girlfriends and join us for tea.  This is a time to celebrate your spirited journey together.  Perhaps you and three friends are your own Fortunate Four.  Authors Joy Kuby and Kian Dwyer will be joining together to make it a memorable day. They will also be available to sign copies of their books.  For more information or to reserve your spot, click on the  Aprille's Showers Tea Room link www.AprilleShowers.com.  (Farmington is not as far away as you may thinkjust a pleasant drive south of Apple Valley, MN.  Reserve your table now before they are all filled up.)

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December 2004

Barnes & Noble informal booksigning
Spirited Sisters Joint event

Saturday, December 18, 2004

(3:00 p.m.)

1353 Brookdale Ctr
BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA
(763) 503-0264

Local authors, Joy Kuby and Kian Dwyer (The Spirited Sisters) will be doing a joint informal book signing event.  Join them as they celebrate the journey!  Share in the stories.  Time is running out to purchase that memorable gift.  The Spirited Sisters are here to help you with personally signed copies of their books.

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January 2005

Barnes & Noble informal book signing
Three-author event

Saturday, January 8, 2005

(1:00 p.m.)

Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA

Join Joy Kuby along with two other local authors for a joint inform book signingtriple the fun.  Bring those gift cards that you received over the holidays and get a book signed by the author.

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March 2005

Bloomington Art Center
sECOND aNNUAL Writers' Festival
Saturday, March 5, 2005
(11:30 - 4:00 p.m.)

Bloomington City Plaza
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA
Tickets at door ($8 adults, $5 students and seniors)

Are you an aspiring author?  This is your chance to attend fun and informative workshops and get up close and personal with local authors who have made their dream a reality.  Each author has a unique story to tell about how they got published.  Joy will be available for signing copies of her book and to answer questions you may have about the process of getting published.

For more information, contact:
Kate Pettit (952) 835-5227 or lpettit@gowebway.com.


Minnetonka senior center
Visual presentation

Friday, March 11, 2005

(12:45 p.m.--lunch prior at noon)

14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA

Join author Joy Kuby as she takes you on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  You will hear about their 9-week journey, which included skinny dipping in Lake Erie, climbing Mt. Washington by midnight, exploring caves, being serenaded before bed time by some young fellas they met at a dance, and much more.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.

There will also be signed copies of The Fortunate Four  available for purchase at a special price following the presentation.

 

ridgepointe university
presentation

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

(10:00 a.m.)

MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA

Joy Kuby will take the residents of RidgePointe on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  She will tell of their 9-week journey, which included skinny dipping in Lake Erie, climbing Mt. Washington by midnight, exploring caves, being serenaded before bed time by some young fellas they met at a dance, and much more.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.  (Open to the public.)

There will also be signed copies of The Fortunate Four available for purchase at a special price following the presentation.

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April 2005

Wayzata Community Church
women's fellowship luncheon
presentation

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

(11:00 a.m.)

125 E. Wayzata Blvd.
WAYZATA, MINNESOTA

Celebrate the journey!  Join author Joy Kuby as she takes you on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  You will hear about their 9-week journey, which included skinny dipping in Lake Erie, climbing Mt. Washington by midnight, exploring caves, being serenaded before bed time by some young fellas they met at a dance, and much more.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.

There will also be signed copies of The Fortunate Four  available for purchase at a special price following the presentation.
 

Barnes & Noble discussion & book signing
maple grove location

Thursday, April 28, 2005

(7:00 p.m.)

8040 Wedgewood Lane N
MAPLE GROVE, MN
(763) 420-4517
 

Join author Joy Kuby for a celebration on the journey of spirited women as she shares some of the true stories told in this unique book. 

Some local stories include:
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Dreams in a bottle buried for 67 years beneath the Lake Street Bridge

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The 1935 summer road trip of four Hamline University students

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A 1930's love story that takes place by Lake Calhoun

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The lost "walnut-sized" diamond at Xanadu Island

Mother's Day is almost here.  Share the evening with your mother or surprise her with a signed copy of The Fortunate Four.

Aprille's Showers tea room
Desperate Housewives Tea

Saturday, April  30, 2005

(11:00 a.m. seating)

344 Third Street
FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA
For Reservations Call:  (651) 460-2000 or visit www.AprilleShowers.com

Calling all desperate housewives!  Slip on your pearls and join us for lunch and tea.  Joy will share secrets—secret family recipes and family secrets told by your mother's "desperate housewives" in her book, The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.  You will learn about the mystery of the lost "walnut" sized diamond at Xanadu Island and the "dreams in a jar" that lie buried beneath the Lake Street bridge for over 60 years.  Call (651) 460-2000 for reservations.  More information is available  at www.AprilleShowers.com.

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June 2005

SUMMIT PLACE Retirement community
presentation

Friday, June 17, 2005

(1:30 p.m.)

8501 Flying Cloud Drive
EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA

Celebrate the journey!  Join author Joy Kuby as she takes you on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.

There will also be signed copies of The Fortunate Four  available for purchase at a special price following the presentation.
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July 2005

Hennepin country library—Wayzata library
visual presentation

Monday, July 11, 2005

(6:30 p.m.)

620 Rice Street
WAYZATA, MINNESOTA

This special event is sponsored by "Friends of the Library" in conjunction with the Bookcase of Wayzata. 
Celebrate the journey!  Join author Joy Kuby as she takes you on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.

Joy will be available to sign copies of The Fortunate Four following the presentation.
 

CLOVERLEAF COURTS (PART OF tWIN cITY cHRISTIAN hOMES)
visual presentation

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

(5:30 p.m.)

1011 Cloverleaf Parkway
BLAINE, MINNESOTA

Celebrate the journey!  Join author Joy Kuby as she takes you on a visual 1935 road trip with The Fortunate Fourfour Hamline University women who were given the trip of a lifetime.  The journeys of these and other spirited women featured in The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart will be discussed and brought to life through images presented in a PowerPoint presentation.

There will also be signed copies of The Fortunate Four  available for purchase at a special price following the presentation.

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April, 2006

Afton House/Baglio's
Women's luncheon and fashion show

Saturday, April 8, 2006

(10:30 a.m.)

3290 South St. Croix Trail
Afton, MN 55001

It's time to think spring!  Lunch and fashion show at the Afton House, and then shopping across the street at Baglio's.  How can a day get any better?  Copies of The Fortunate Four will available for purchase at a special price with a portion of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.
 

the yarn cafe
Slumber party

Saturday, April 29, 2006

(8 p.m. to midnight)

12688 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 478-2899
http://www.yarn-cafe.com

The first slumber party in January was such a success, that it's back by popular request.  An evening of knitting, talking, eating, drawings, and more fun for the lucky ones who sign up before it's filled.  Joy will also be there to share her stories of some of the spirited women in The Fortunate Four and will be available for signing copies for the special women in your life.

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May, 2006

barnes & Noble Booksellers
Informal Discussion/Book signing

Saturday, May 6, 2006

(10 a.m. - 12 Noon)

1858 Adams
MANKATO, MINNESOTA
(507) 386-0110
Stop by to chat with the author and learn about some of the fascinating and spirited Minnesota women featured in The Fortunate Fourperhaps even someone you know.  You can get a personalized copy of the book for yourself or those special women in your life.  Mother's Day is coming up.

Betsy-Tacy Society
"Meet the Author" Program

Saturday, May 6, 2006

(1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Tacy's House
332 Center Street
MANKATO, MINNESOTA
(507) 345-8103
Come and meet the author at this discussion/signing.  Ask for a copy of "The Ten Easy Steps to Writing Your Life Story."  Don't know the fun story about Betsy and Tacy?  Check out www.betsy-tacysociety.org .

Monticello Library
Author Presentation—"capturing THE LEGACIES OF OUR LIVES—WRITING YOUR OWN LIFE STORY"

Thursday, May 23, 2006

(6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)

200 W. 6th Street
MONTICELLO, MINNESOTA
(763) 295-2322

Join us for an entertaining and informative evening.  Joy Kuby will share the true stories of some very spirited women and tell of her own personal journey to gather these stories.  Enjoy the vintage images, learn some of the women's words of wisdom from a "life well lived," and appreciate the gifts that they each brought to this world.  Joy will also give you some helpful tools to begin writing your own life story in a fun simple way.  You will receive a copy of her "Ten Easy Steps to Writing Your  Life Story."  Together, let's keep the stories alive!

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September 2006

LINO lakes seniors
brunch and book club

Friday, September 8, 2006

(9:30 a.m.)

1189 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55001
(651) 248-7023
Peg Smith, Coordinator

Joy will join in a book club discussion with the spirited ladies at Lino Lakes Seniors following their summer reading of The Fortunate Four & Other Journeys of the Heart.

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November, 2006

rose arbor senior community
Presentation —Book Club / educational event

Friday, November 3, 2006

(3:00 p.m.)

16500 92nd Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 493-5910
Stacey Parrish, Coordinator

Joy will share stories about the women she met on her personal journey to celebrate the lives of spirited women who had experienced much of the 20th century.  She will remind everyone to think about their own unique journey and the gifts they have brought to this world.

3RD ANNUAL DEEP VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 11, 2006
(10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Midwest Wireless Civic Center
Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

You are invited to experience the 3rd Annual Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato.  Last year's festival was a great success and an even larger and better festival is planned for 2006.  The purpose is to promote Minnesota authors and books. 

Joy will be doing a reading at 12:00 Noon.  She will participate on an informative discussion panel at 2:15 p.m. with other Minnesota authors on the topic of "Writing a Memoir."  Joy is also donating a copy of The Fortunate Four for the silent auction.

Following the book festival is an "Evening with Lorna Ladvik."  You will find more detailed information on this fun day at www.deepvalleybookfest.com.

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