where is simon, sandy?


where is simon, sandy?

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Charley events; October 2013 ~ March 2014

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Washburn Norlands Living History Museum, Fall Festival 2013

290 Norlands Road, Livermore, Maine 04253
Donna reads from Charley at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00 pm.

Saturday, October 13, 2013
Barnes & Noble

Fox Run Crossings, 45 Gosling Road The Crossings at Fox Run Mall, Newington, NH 03801
Donna reads from Charley at 1:00 pm.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Boston Book Festival
Copley Square, Boston, MA
Charley & Satchi and Little Star
Donna Seim and Susan Spellman, the illustrator for both books, will be appearing at the UPNE booth from 10:00-11:00am.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
White Birch Books,
North Conway, NH
Donna reads from Charley at 2:00pm

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Boston Public Library, South End
685 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Donna reads from Charley at 2:00pm.
[South End Historical Society, Boston, MA is co-sponsor of event.]

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Children's Museum & Theater of Maine

142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 828-1234
Donna reads from Charley at 3:00 pm.

Saturday, November 16, 201
Blue Bunny Bookstore
577 High St. Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 493-6568
Donna reads from Charley and Susan Spellman will be doing an illustration demo, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Special event fund raiser for The Home for Little Wanderers

Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Victoria Library,
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands
Donna has been invited by the Ministry of Education to read excerpts from Charley and sign all her books.

Friday, December 6, 2013
The Unicorn Book Store

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Donna reads from Charley at 4:00pm. Signing to follow.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Kennebooks, Christmas Prelude
149 Port Rd.
Lower village, Kennebunk, Maine
Donna will be reading and signing Charley from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Gibson House Museum

137 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-6338
Donna reads from Charley at 2:00 pm at the Holiday Party.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Wenham Museum

132 Main St, Wenham, MA 01984
(978) 468-2377
Donna will appear from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The event will include readings Charley, Bessie the cow (everyone can try their hand at milking) and games of ringer marbles. Donna will give a slide presentation of the era of 1910 Boston to rural Maine.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Effingham Library

30 Town House Rd, Effingham, NH 03882
(603) 539-1537
Donna and Susan Spellman will be giving an evening presentation of Charley with reading and quick sketch demonstration.

Donna's past special events and workshops:

Book Launch of Charley, Donna's newest novel, at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH. Sept. 1st, 2013 from noon until four o'clock.

Join author Donna Marie Seim and Illustrator Susan Spellman and take a journey back in time at the lovely Strawbery Banke Museum, in Portsmouth, NH. Learn how to milk Bessie the cow, a very friendly and cooperative cow! Bake sugar cookies in an old fashioned wood stove in Mrs. Worthington's Kitchen. Play ringer marbles and learn how to knuckle down! Pitch some coppers like Charley used to do. There will be two readings and book signings at one o'clock and three o'clock by Donna Seim and an artist demonstration by Susan Spellman. We will be in costume and there will be a very special appearance of Charley himself! So come join in the fun and spend a day with Charley in the year 1910!

The New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, NH. Saturday, September 14th, 2013, from two until four o'clock. Come see the farm that helped inspire the setting for the Worthington Farm! There will be a child friendly cow milking station and we will play ringer marbles with knuckles down! Cider and donuts for snacks. You can tour this delightfully authentic farm before or after the book signing.

Spencer Pierce Little Farm, Newbury, Mass. Monday, September 16th, at 3:30. Farm Friends after school program. Donna will read farm excerpts from Charley, Bessie the 'friendly' cow will be on hand for milking, we will play ringer marbles and many old fashioned games.

Book sale to benefit Haverhill Classical Academy at the Haverhill, High School. Saturday, September 21, from ten to five.

Launch and party at The Dragon's Nest toy store, Newburyport, MA, Saturday, November 5, 2011, 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.

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The Launch of SATCHI AND LITTLE STAR is about to begin.


Susan and Donna cutting the ribbon on their third book together!


Donna and her fabulous Manager, Martin.


Kristin, owner of the Dragon's Nest and Donna's favorite redhead.


Horse Cookies, made by Donna


Schleich horses, Little Star look alikes!


Our very first and very enthusiastic customers!


Some very special fans!


Jay Bowen, President of the Boston Animal Rescue League!


The very first read aloud of SATCHI AND LITTLE STAR!



  • The winner of the coloring contest, one happy lad, and his big brother! Unicorn Bookstore, Provo, TCI. December 3, 2011
  • The launch at The Unicorn bookstore, in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. My friend Satchi came to get her own copy!
  • New England Historic Society at the Pierce Little Farm. Farm Friends, making donkey tails to play pin the tail on Sandy. We fed the animals on the farm then we read WHERE IS SIMON, SANDY? and SATCHI AND LITTLE STAR.

Satchi and Little Star signing at the Museum on Grand Turk.

  • Setting up in front of the historic Guinep House which holds the Turks and Caicos National Museum.
  • Nikki Jennings, coordinator of the Children's Club at the Turks and Caicos National Museum is helping show the pictures for the reading of SATCHI AND LITTLE STAR. December 10, 2011
  • Nikki Jennings, coordinator of the Children's Club at the Turks and Caicos National Museum is helping show the pictures for the reading of SATCHI AND LITTLE STAR. December 10, 2011
  • All kinds of friends came to visit the museum for the reading of Satchi and Little Star!

Farm Friends at the Pierce Little Farm, Historic New England

The Unicorn Bookstore, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos National Museum, Front Street, Grand Turk

The Salt Museum, Grand Turk, TCI

The Dizzy Donkey, Carnival Cruise Center, Grand Turk, TCI

Salt Cay Elementary School, Salt Cay, TCI

Books to be Red, Ocracoke, NC

New Market Elementary School, New Market, NH

Newbury Elementary School, Newbury, MA

River Valley Charter School, Newburyport, MA

Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME

Bertram and Oliver Booksellers, 73 Main Street, Amesbury, MA

The Unicorn Bookstore, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Island

Turks and Caicos National Museum

The Book Rack Bookstore, Newburyport, MA

Water Street Books, Exeter, NH

Bridgton Bookstore, Bridgton Maine

Toodleloo's, toy and bookstore in Gloucester, MA

Bridgton Library, Bridgton, Maine

If you would like to schedule an event or reading contact Donna!