Congrats to Member Gwendolyn Reasoner! She was in the Cameron Pilot this issue.
GWENDOLYN REASONER, a resident of Cameron Parish, will be hosting a reception and book signing Friday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Historic City Hall in Lake Charles. 45 original paintings from her book, Where Did the Day Go?, a two-time 2015 National Book Award Winner, will also be on exhibit. Admission is free, with refreshments and door prizes. A free porcelain angel ornament will be given away with the purchase of each book that evening. The art will be on exhibit and available for sale from Nov. 6 – Dec. 31. Both author & illustrator will autograph book Gwendolyn Reasoner will host a book signing for her book, Where Did The Day Go? at the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St., on Friday, Nov. 6. An art exhibit of 45 original paintings featured in the book, illustrated by celebrated artist Loretta Shadow Owens of Ruston will also be on display. Both the author and illustrator will be in attendance to personally autograph copies of the book. Where Did the Day Go? was awarded the 2015 National Illumination Book Award for the Best Keepsake/Gift/Specialty Book by the Jenkins Group and the book recently received the 2015 National Next Generation Indie Book Award. Reasoner won the Gold Medal in the Religious Non-Fiction category presented by Awards Chair Catherine Goulet at the prestigious gala awards reception at the Harvard Club of NYC. Her book is now being reviewed by the O’Shea Literary Agency in New York. Where Did the Day Go? benefits hungry children through a charity that puts actions to work called Feed the Children. The book project was designed to feed hungry children’s minds and bodies so they will have hope for the future. Reasoner comments, “This isn’t just another story; it’s The Story. It tells of our beginnings from creation to Adam and Eve’s banishment from the Garden of Eden and illustrates an awesome canvas of God’s love for his children.” A free porcelain angel ornament will be given away with the purchase of each book at the Opening Reception. Door prizes, refreshments and an art scavenger hunt for children will be offered. Original art and books available for purchase from Nov. 6-Dec. 31 at Historic City Hall. Free admission. The book is published by In His Shadow Press. Call 800-821-4278 to order, $19.99 per copy. (EDITOR’S NOTE– Reasoner is a local resident of Cameron Parish, which is her original “roots.” She returned to Cameron Parish and built a home in West Hackberry near Black Lake. She has lived in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Atlantic City, was a New Jersey business owner of Fine Arts Galleries and is still doing business in New Jersey and New York.)