Spangrud to sign new children’s book in Fairhope, Foley & G.S.
Local author Linda B. Schmitz Spangrud will be signing her latest Turtle People Series children’s book, “Miss Linda and the Turtle People Celebrate Mardi Gras,” during three February presentations in South Baldwin.
Mardi beads are included with a book purchase, and a portion of the profits will be donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation (joinACF.org) to support its Share the Beach sea turtle conversation program.
Spangrud will be at Books, Beads & Brew at The Fairhope Brewing Company at 914 Nichols Ave in Fairhope on Feb. 3 from 3-6p.m.; at Beads, & Brunch at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar & Restaurant At OWA in Foley on Feb. 5 from noon ‘til 2 p.m.; and at a turtle talk & book signing at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shoers on Feb. 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The new release is the third in Spangrud’s Turtle People Series. As with the first two, the recent release talks about her passion for coastal living and sea turtle preservation, but has book has a very different playful twist.
In a very colorful playful adventure Miss Linda reminisces her summer with the Turtle People and all the things she learned about sea turtle protection program. But now she questions what do Turtle People and sea turtles do in the winter?
This book touches on the sea turtle protection program and children learn about the different climates and cultures in different geographic locations in the USA. Throughout the book Miss Linda and her husband have fun participating in colorful fanciful Mardi Gras festivities and at the end Miss Linda feels just like the princess Cinderella. In fact, she becomes Cinderlinda at the magical Mardi Gras Ball. to support Share the Beach, Alabama’s Sea Turtle Conversation program.
Her book signings have taken her to many southern and Midwest states, Europe, and just recently Maui, Hawaii, and Aruba. She is thrilled to have spread the turtle story to so many people. She is also very thankful to the Winter Guests (snowbird clubs, especially New York, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, etc.) for hosting her book signings and allowing her to tell her turtle stories. Upon her return from travels, she will be having local three turtle talks and book signings.
Spangrud said she is thrilled that so many students will be able to hear her story and learn how to help save the turtles and protect our beach environment. Funders have purchased her earlier books for all the second graders in seven Baldwin County elementary schools.
A retired Illinois educator, Linda spent her career as a teacher, principal, and school district administrator. More info:spangrud.com or Facebook: Linda Spangrud