savethedatebethrandDon’t miss the book launch for Beth Rand’s first children’s book, ABC Gulls (Islandport Press) on April 6, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Arabica on Commercial Street in Portland. All are invited, so bring your friends and family.

Beth described her path to publishing ABC Gulls in a Peaks Island Press article recently. Check it out if you haven’t read it yet.

Please come by boat, car, bike, or spaceship— like one of her seagulls— and congratulate the new author/illustrator yourself on her debut.


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