Eleven Weeks on the Best-Sellers List!
"Petrith Pin" has bounded on to the Children's Best-Seller list for central North Carolina, as reported by the Country Book Shop in Southern Pines, NC on Oct. 8th. This makes it eleven weeks the book has been so honored, seven of them consecutively. and for six of those weeks the book was #1 on the list. To our mind, that's further proof that this is a great book that should be carried by every indy book shop and available in every school.
"Read this book at CBS [Country Bookshop] & fell in love with it. Bought it for myself & for library reading group. Beautiful!" — Allis R.
"Petrith Pin" Released!
Petrith Pin: The Wee Bear with the Big Difference is a gentle read-along picture book for pre-readers and early readers. The story is about little Petrith, a stuffed bear, and his first day at Stuffed Toy School. He has a new school tie and a handsome back pack, but things don't go as smoothly as he and his Mom hoped.
The story was written by Annie Hallinan and was illustrated by the very talented Amy Preveza. For a taste of the story, click here. Released on May 17, 2017. Formal book launch on August 1, 2017 just in time for back-to-school shopping.
The book is available in two formats. The hard-bound heritage edition is available from your local indy bookstore; have them search their database for ISBN number 978-0-9971477-2-8 or they can contact Turnberry Press directly. The hard-bound version features library-grade binding, acid-free archival paper and brilliant colors. All hard-bound copies are signed by the author.
Petrith also is available in paperback binding, available from bookstores and Amazon. The ISBN is 978-0-9971477-3-5.
Call or click and get your copy today!
"Petrith Pin" at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC
Turnberry Book Launch Success
Brinkley Boyd, the hero of "Brinkley Boyd of Weymouth" was fêted at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Oct. 19th. The "Great Room" was packed with visitors and the kids enjoyed a scavenger hunt which took them through the entire mansion. The book launch was a huge success and all the profits were dedicated to the renovations of the Carriage House as the new Weymouth Education Center. See more...
"Petrith" Launch a Roaring Success
The official launch for "Petrith Pin — the Wee Bear with the Big Difference" — was August 26th. It was a happy weekend event on a gorgeous Saturday in Southern Pines. Hundreds of shoppers and strollers wandered up and down Broad Street in the late August sunshine. Many stopped to chat with author Annie Hallinan and many of those bought their own personalized copies.
Hallinan Named to Prestigious "Writer in Residence" Program
Turnberry Press is pleased to announce that Scottish American author Annie Hallinan has been selected to participate in the widely-respected Weymouth Center "Writers in Residence" program at the James Boyd House at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC.
Numerous writers and poets have enjoyed the Weymouth Writers' Program since its start in 1986.
Details of Annie's experience at the Weymouth Center — will she meet the ghost? — will be available here soon.
James Boyd was a popular novelist and influential political thinker during the decades between the World Wars. Boyd, together with his wife Katharine, hosted numerous literary greats to their Weymouth home including Thomas Wolfe, Paul Green, Maxwell Perkins, Sherwood Anderson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. His home is now the Weymouth Center, and it is entirely fitting that this grand old estate continue to promote the tradition of southern literature.
Book-Signings and Events
See the report (with charming illustrations) of "Petrith Pin" at the Letham Primary School in Scotland
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This site last updated: Oct. 21, 2017