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Excitement builds for debut party of Gotcha Covered: A Legacy of Service and Protection--Colin Linden to perform

Posted: 16 October 09

Oct. 16, 2009 It is beginning to look like “a very good time will be had by all” on Sat. Oct. 24,2009 from 2:30-4:30 PM when the debut party for Gotcha Covered: A Legacy of Service and Protection takes place at Miss Daisy’s Kitchen in Grassland Foodland Market, Franklin, TN. At press time more than fifteen literary and artisitic contributors to the book have indicated they will be present, including cover artist Maxine Dalton from Hot Springs, NC, who will exhibit her original watercolor that became the beautiful cover image. All of the aprons featured in the book will be on display during the party.

Hosting for the event will be provided by members of the Williamson County Council for the Written Word, who will greet guests and help with book sales and serving refreshments. Volunteers from Burning Bush, Inc. (BBI), will have a table with many items available for adoption when donations are made to the 501©3 non-profit organization. Among the BBI items are aprons hand-made by Kenyan grandmothers, 2010 poster calendars featuring the book cover, and a limited number of book covers that were mistakenly shipped to the publisher and could not be used for the books—when these are gone there will never be any more of them. Many of these items will be signed by Ginger Manley and Virginia Trotter Betts. Additionally several pieces of original art depicted in the book and other pieces of book memorabilia will be available in exchange for donations to BBI. The Williamson Herald, a weekly newspaper serving Williamson County, has agreed to donate $10 to BBI for every new $30 subscription to the paper placed during this event and they will have forms available that day for these transactions.

Many of the people who supported the development and production of the book, including Daisy King, Sandra Roberts, Bets Ramsey, Stacey Irvin, and our publishers, Paula Underwood Winters and Mary Catherine Nelson of Published by Westview, Inc. will be recognized. Eileen Richardson, a nurse internationalist from Bournemouth, U.K., who has consulted with the Mt. Kenya Cluster of Private Nurse Practitioners, whose work TNAP is supporting through the profits from the book, will be with us that day.

Currie Alexander Powers, who did the final edits, will also be there. While Currie was working in her home on the edits in the summer of 2009, she kept hearing the refrain “gotcha covered” emanating from the home recording studio of her husband, Colin Linden. Coincidental to Currie’s work, and completely without either knowing about what the other was doing, Colin had written a new song, “Gotcha Covered” which he has subsequently recorded as a duet with Roseanne Cash, to be released at a later date. Colin will be at the party with Currie and will sing his song for all of us.

Many special friends, family members, and colleagues of the contributors will be there sharing cake and punch and wonderful stories about the book and the humanitarian work being sponsored by the book’s proceeds. Books will be available for purchase at 30% off during this event—a wonderful opportunity to purchase them as gifts for Christmas and other occasions. Please join us and bring anyone who may be interested in the book or the Kenyan nurses.

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