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Floral Literacy Night 2015 was a Rockin’ Suprise-filled Success!

Written By: David T. Lee - Apr• 11•15
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Hello friends!

I had a successful Literacy Night book exhibition on Friday! A big part of it was the raffle for my third book Danny and the Invasion of the Dinosaurs. During the 3 hours event, many families visited my table and 38 of them participated in the raffle!

The five winners (randomly chosen by Floral Street School’s principal, Lisa McCubrey) were: Sabrina Welch, Ryan McTigue, Sameer Naik, Katherine Kim, and Aditya Deshpande. Winners will receive their books from the school’s administrative office sometime next week. All participants will become subscribers to my blog.

The young children who visited my table were fully engaged in reading my books and learning about my journey on writing. They were astonished and gaped at the fact that I am the author! People were just standing, looking at my table for 15-20 minutes at a time. Many people who visited were classmates/friends of my sister!

One of the main highlights was seeing the new State Rep of Massachusetts, Hannah Kane! I gave her a signed copy of my 3rd book to thank her for being the PTO organizer and arranged a space for me to promote literacy at Floral for the past 3 years. Congratulations to her on winning the election! I believe she will excel in her job.

Here’s the photo of Hannah and me:

Hannah Kane and David T. Lee at Floral Literacy Night 2015

Hannah Kane and David T. Lee at Floral Literacy Night 2015

A note from State Representative Hannah Kane

A note from State Representative Hannah Kane

A surprise was when my friend Dalton Moon also arrived at the event and was happy to take a picture with me. Another surprise was when one of the lottery winners the principal picked was literally standing next to us (most people had left already)!

Also, this event publicized my new deal with another author to write a spinoff book based on my series! The book, The Story of Martha Williams, describes the story of Danny’s wife, Martha, and is a collaboration of the author and me (I will be checking the correctness of the facts portrayed in the book, as the author tends to have a wild imagination). The book will be published under the same house (Infomages Publishing) and the date of release is still unknown. The author is Laura Lee (Notice she has the same last name as me (what a coincidence!)).

Oh, and by the way the 4th book is under the editing process! The wait will finally be over!

Here are some photos of the overall event:

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Please LIKE and SHARE my Facebook Author Page following this link (https://www.facebook.com/infomages.BooksRFun). It will help me reaching out and share my work with more families (and kids).

Have a marvelous weekend!

David

Free Kindle Download of my 2nd Book on Sunday 3/29/2015!

Written By: Books R Fun - Mar• 29•15

Danny and the Trip to Outer Space” (Book 2 of The Adventures of Danny Hoopenbiller: a thrilling tale of a science genius) is free for download this Sunday 3-29-2015.

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One Free Book This Sunday 3-22-2015!

Written By: Books R Fun - Mar• 21•15

Danny and the Portal of the World” (Book 1 of The Adventures of Danny Hoopenbiller: a thrilling tale of a science genius) is free for download this Sunday 3-22-2015.

Danny and the Portal of the World (Cover)

Free download today (Sunday 3-15-2015)!

Written By: Books R Fun - Mar• 15•15

Please click the link or the picture below for a free download: (Today only, Sunday 3-15-2015)

Danny and the Invasion of the Dinosaurs

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The Edge of the Nest was a success!

Written By: David T. Lee - Dec• 21•14

Hello!

After my bookselling event at Staples HQ, I participated in my school’s theater production of The Edge of the Nest. The musical is composed of many skits, many of them comedic. While there is no main character, some of the scenes chronicle the life of Chloe, a girl that is just a little too attached to a stuffed animal. I, David Lee, play the dad in Scene 5 (Military Babysitter) and Student 1 in Scene 10 (Substitute Teacher).

I felt nervous as the play started. It was the first play I had ever been in since I was in kindergarten. Like many people, I can get stage fright, and my diction may not be as good as my acting. I was running over the lines in my head, then BAM, the curtains parted, the floodlights fired dazzling beams of light, the pianist started playing, and the show began!

The first couple of acts were a breeze to me. They were mainly songs, and the choreography for us was pretty lame compared to the choreography in Phantom of the Opera (my favorite musical). Then the scene before my first acting appearance began. I went backstage and put on my costume (a suit). I put a folded index card in one pocket, and oh no! Time was running out! I stuffed two random fake dollars in my other pocket (they were supposed to be twenty-dollar bills) and walked on stage.

Balancing my stage fright with my skill on dramatizing, I whizzed through my lines. There was mild laughter throughout my act, but the part at the end where I say “Here’s another $20. We’ll see you next week,” everyone was howling. Maybe it was the slightly exaggerated gestures I did, or the way I said those words, but I received the largest amount of laughter I would ever get in the musical.

After a couple more songs and scenes, it was my second turn to go on stage as Student 1. If you had looked at the original script, all my improvised choreography would contrast greatly with the typed choreography. I went through that act, and I received much less laughter. I felt that the humor I emphasized by pretend-sleeping during the class scene looked too artificial.

The intermission began after the lunch lady scene and lasted for fifteen minutes. Act 2, which explores the teen years, started after intermission. The funniest scene in the musical, however, was the fast food scene. Then a few skits later, everyone did the final song, thanking parents for supporting their child through life.

Here’s the program for the musical:

Edge of the Nest 2014

Edge of the Nest 2014

Here’s some photos from the show:

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See you later!

David:)

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