1st quarter news from The Little Pink Books

Updates from the Little Pink Book™ 1st Quarter 2011

My Community

◊ Presentation to Emerald Coast Hospice and Gentiva Health Care ◊ Keynote Speaker at luncheon for National Association of Social Workers—Emerald Coast ◊ Artistry for Risen Fight Ministries—Little Pink Book stick-characters showcased on “instrumental awareness project” ◊ Grateful mention in Coastal Christian Kids magazine ◊ Test market began for Little Pink clothing line to augment promotional expenses ◊

Travels and Adoptions

◊ Book signing & exhibit at the Young Survival Coalition—Orlando FL ◊ Exhibited at Annie Appleseed Foundation Complimentary Therapies Conference—West Palm Beach FL ◊ Released two more titles in Spanish—making the Little Pink Books a bi-lingual series ◊ Reach: 13 book tours, 35 states, 8 foreign countries ◊ Logged 1787 miles in 10-day tour spreading Pink Hope ◊ Scheduled article in Coping with Cancer® magazine: “Through a Child’s Eyes” ◊ Listed as recommended reading” in Today’s Mama of San Diego ◊ Fan mail from precious young readers: Lily & Sebastian ◊ Requested monthly guest-blogger for The Pink Fund—financial aide & support for breast cancer patients & survivors ◊ Little Pink Books adoption by Camp Kesem—for kids whose parent has or has had cancer ◊ Silent Auction at National Breast Cancer Coalition—Washington DC ◊

Coming Up

◊ May: Association of Oncology Social Worker Annual Conference, MO ◊ Little Pink Books: Media Outreach Tour, San Francisco CA ◊ June: Keynote Speaker—National Cancer Survivor Day, FL ◊

Ambitions for 2nd Quarter 2011

◊ Development of writers workshop series: Publish-Premier-Promote ◊ Debut our integrated purpose at Hope Matters Productions: www.becausehopematters.com ◊ Enter Boston Globe “best children’s books” contest ◊ Create articles for inclusion in nationwide magazines ◊ Work on newest title: When Your Grandma Has Cancer ◊ Market release of When Your Grandma Forgets, an Alzheimer’s resource—collaboration with Bob Deits, M.Th. and Dr. Pierre Tariot ◊

Blessings —-  Maryann Makekau, Author & Inspirational Speaker

HOPE = Huge Outcomes Possible Everyday

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