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WHAT: Give the gift of hope to a child with a signed copy of In Grandma’s Garden. Dallas-based author Brenda West Cockerell will be at Logos Bookstore of Dallas in Snider Plaza Saturday, April 29, 2017, to hold a storytime and sign copies of her first children’s book from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Written in rhyming couplets with beautiful illustrations by Linda Ólafsdóttir, the book captures the creative imagination of a child and the contentment, peace and safety of being alone in a vibrant garden. This event is open to the public, and children of all ages are welcome. 

The book serves as a tribute to former educator Holly Horton who passed away from breast cancer in 2009. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the sale of In Grandma’s Garden will benefit breast cancer research, children’s cancer initiatives, educational scholarships and special needs of the community through the Beacon Family Foundation.  All hopeful families praying for a cure will benefit when you buy In Grandma’s Garden for a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, teacher, friend, church, patient or survivor. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Storytime – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Logos Bookstore of Dallas 

Snider Plaza

6620 Snider Plaza

Dallas, Texas 75205

ABOUT IN GRANDMA’GARDEN: In Grandma’s Garden is inspired by childhood memories of blissful days spent among the flowers in a grandmother’s garden, and celebrates the wonderment of childhood and the unexpected surprises to be found in the beauty and sanctuary of a garden. The book serves as a tribute to former educator Holly Horton who passed away from breast cancer in 2009. One hundred percent ofthe net proceeds from the sale of In Grandma’s Garden will benefit breast cancer research, children’s cancer initiatives, educational scholarships and special needs of the community through The Beacon Family Foundation. In Grandma’s Garden is illustrated by Linda Ólafsdóttir and designed by Chris Mulder. It is available online for purchase for $19.95 at www.grandmasgardenbook.com and www.amazon.com. You can follow us at Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: In Grandma’s Garden is Brenda West Cockerell’s first book. Prior to her work as an author, Cockerell had a six-year career as an elementary school educator in New York City and Houston. With her dear friend Holly as inspiration, Brenda hopes In Grandma’s Garden will bring joy to the lives of children who read it, as well as change to those struggling with cancer. 

ABOUT THE BEACON FAMILY FOUNDATION: The mission of the Beacon Family Foundation is to provide resources for families struggling with loved ones fighting cancer. Funds go toward breast cancer research, children’s cancer initiatives, educational scholarships and special needs of the community. Founded in 2014 by Executive Director Brenda W. Cockerell, the Beacon Family Foundation is a qualified, exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. For additional information, please visit www.grandmasgardenbook.com.

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