Thursday, September 20, 2007

See the 2007 Robert's Snowflakes!!!

I’m so excited. The snowflakes that many talented children’s book illustrators have created for Robert’s Snow 2007 are now available for viewing online at the Robert’s Snow website. Click here to reach the online auction page.

When the Robert’s Snow 2007 Auctions Will Be Held
  • Auction 1: November 19-23
  • Auction 2: November 26-30
  • Auction 3: December 3-7

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Children's Literature Festival at Keene State College

The registration forms for the Children's Literature Festival at Keene State College in New Hampsire are now available. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, October 27th. I have been attending the Keene Festival for years and now serve as a member of the advisory board. Dr. David White, the organizer of the festival, always plans for an exciting and diverse program of speakers.

What: 2007 Children's Literature Festival
Where: Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
Speakers: Raymond Bial, Michael Dooling, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Richard Peck, and Chris Soentpiet
When: Saturday, October 27th

Registration Fee: $72
Luncheon Reservations: $5.50

Click here to find out more about the speakers.
Click here for the registration form.

The 2007 Keene State College Children's Literature Festival poster is the creation of Kevin Hawkes. Hawkes was a presenter at the 2006 festival.

I hope to see some of my blogging friends at Keene State College this October!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

for robert's snow

Hello all,

As I hope you all know, the Robert's Snow snowflake auction is coming up shortly. This is part of my contribution:

I'm making a box for it too, if I can find leopard print fabric in time!

Please make sure to bid (not necessarily on mine). I'm sure you all know how important it is.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

In Memory of Robert Salvatore Mercer

Our dearly beloved Robert passed away on Monday, August 27, 2007 at the age of 35. Robert, with his great passion for life, accomplished many dreams. With a Bachelor in Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture degree in Urban Design from Harvard University, he led a successful career including work with world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. He was a remarkable man who battled Ewings Sarcoma Cancer for over five years with strength, spirit, and determination. After being diagnosed, Robert and his wife founded Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure, which to date has raised more than $200,000 for cancer research.

Robert was blessed with wonderful parents, Anna Valente and Edward Mercer, a loving wife and soulmate Grace Lin, his sister Alison (husband Garry Butler), his brothers Tam and Greg, and an adoring grandmother Angela Rossi Valente. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his aunt Vicki and uncle Tony Valente, his cousins Michael (wife Lori Martins) and Lisa, the Lin family, as well as his many relatives and friends. We wish to celebrate Robert’s life; we welcome all those friends and loved ones who want to celebrate with us.

Visitation at:
Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges
4525 Côte-des-Neiges road, Montréal
(514) 342-8000
on Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, September 7, 2007 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a religious ceremony in the chapel of the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you make a donation, in Robert’s name, towards Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund
Attn: Lauren Nash 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Please make checks out to "Robert's Snow."