Press Releases

July 27, 2010

Celebration of Literature, Art, Small Business and a Living Main Street to premier in September

Western New York will celebrate its first STORYBOOK WINDOW WALK event in the village of East Aurora, on September 18, 2010. Like the famed holiday storybook windows on Manhattan's 5th Avenue, storefronts from Pine Street to Elm Street will showcase the original paintings and text from the pages of THE SCARIEST DREAM EVER, a whimsical picture book for children, written by Maria T. DiVencenzo, author of the award-winning, critically acclaimed The Star of Christmas (Winterlake Press, 2009) and Little House in Brookfield, Little Town at the Crossroads, and Little Clearing in the Woods (HarperCollins Publishers.) The magical, mixed-media illustrations are created by East Aurora, NY artist and gallery owner Alixandra Martin.

A one-of a-kind celebration that includes a full day of family activities, the STORYBOOK WINDOW WALK will highlight East Aurora's thriving art and literary communities, small businesses, and Living Main Street. Beginning at 11 am with the first public reading of THE SCARIEST DREAM EVER, the event will feature crafts and contests for kids, sidewalk chalk murals, Pocket Lady surprises, character readings, book seminars and signings, food and fun. Like the story's main character, children are encouraged to take part in the festivities wearing - what else? Their favorite pajamas! Live music and refreshments will be provided at redFISH Art Studios from 4-10pm.

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November 1, 2009
Finger Lakes Illustrator's First Picture Book Earns Gold Medal and Praise from Trade
Timeless Christmas book celebrated for its beautiful watercolor illustrations. Illustrator Elaine Verstraete in local appearances; series of book signing events will begin at Artizanns, in Naples NY in mid-November. more
October 1, 2009
The Story of Winterlake Press
Husband and wife team defy the odds and the capital markets to launch their children's publishing company from scratch. Winterlake Press demonstrates that experience, grit, savvy and passion are essential in challenging economic times. First book project earns gold medal award. more
October 1, 2009
The Star of Christmas
New Christmas book is timeless; celebrates both the spiritual and the secular elements of Christmas. Subtly explains the sacred meaning of Christmas to children while speaking to the child in all of us. more