Friday, August 31, 2012

"Journey" Review in Parent & Family!

Be sure to pick up a copy of the latest issue of Parent & Family Magazine!

Journey of the Sea Glass was featured in a book review (page 9) by the wonderful "Reviewed by Mom" column! The magazine is free and can be found locally in Maine, with more information online at

We're also offering a "prize pack" giveaway for readers of Parent & Family, which includes:
Signed copy of Journey of the Sea Glass, 
Coloring pages & crayons,
Sea Glass Starter Kit.

To enter, simply visit their Facebook page and leave a comment sharing something that you enjoyed from this issue (the article about Journey of the Sea Glass, perhaps!?) before October 1st, when a winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!!

Read the article, below! (Click to enlarge)

Thank you Kristin and Parent & Family for a lovely review and for sharing my book with your readers! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We have a winner!

We hit and went over the 200 Likes on Facebook goal!
Thank you everyone for supporting NicoleFazioIllustration by liking my FB page

The winner of a free copy of Journey of the Sea Glass is..............

Erin Smith!

Enjoy, Erin!! Thank you!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sea Glass Starter Kits!

These are the brand new "Sea Glass Starter Kits" that I'll be selling along with the Journey of the Sea Glass books! I brought them to my most recent signing event at Longfellow Books in Portland, and they were a huge hit! I only had two left at the end of the day from the batch that I brought!

 I realized that some kids might not know what sea glass is, so I put together these collection kits. I thought it would be nice for kids to have their own special jar to bring to the beach, so that they can begin their own sea glass collection. There's also a little note in there, with a brief definition of sea glass. It makes for a nice little gift to present the book and the jar together! There are also a couple pieces of tumbled glass inside to start off the collection.

Kits contain: Small jar, tiny note with sea glass description and website to learn more,
 a few pieces of tumbled colored glass to get the collection started!
They're all handmade/assembled with love by yours truly...and apparently I need to get back to work and make more already!

So keep your eye out for these when you come to a signing! I'll try to have them stocked and ready (though not all locations will allow me to sell them through their stores). I'll make note of which events I'll have them at on the website's events page. 

Good deal, huh!
See you at the next one!
Currently they're only available in person. If you'd like to have one shipped to you, feel free to contact me, there will be a small shipping charge added.

There's still plenty of beach weather left this summer, so get out there and start collecting! Have fun!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Upcoming events!

Events this month:

L.L. Bean's Kids Fest
Saturday, August 11th
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Suzanne Buzby Hersey, author of My Maine and I will be there signing My Maine, among many other wonderful authors and illustrators--
Lynn Plourde and Ben Bishop, Brenda Reeves Sturgis, Don Carrigan, Robin Taylor Chiarello,                   Liza Gardner Walsh, Donn Fendler and Karen Pond.

Bring the kids for an all day event, full of face painting, crafts & activities, dancing, knot tying and other free lessons, Slugger the Sea Dog and more!

Book signing at Kennebooks
Wednesday, August 15th
10:30-11:30 am

Suzanne and I will be signing both My Maine, and Journey of the Sea Glass. We'll have free handouts and coloring activities for the kids, and will be signing and reading the books. Hope to see you there!

Book signing at Longfellow Books
Saturday, August 18th
1:00-3:00 pm

I'll be at Longfellow books in Monument Square in Portland signing Journey of the Sea Glass. I'll have free coloring pages for the kids, and also some Sea Glass Starter Kits available for sale (only $1!). Hope to see you there!