Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Children's Book Tour: "Beloved and the Pepper Tree," by Ann Gonzales, with Signed Book Giveaway!

About the book:
Beloved and the Pepper Tree is a story about a little girl’s friendship with a tree. One day her mother tells her they will be moving, and Beloved must face moving forward and saying goodbye to her friend. Beloved is best friends with the Pepper Tree who lives down the hill from her house. She loves the Pepper Tree because it gives her shade to read in and branches to climb. When Mama informs Beloved they are moving away, Beloved is heartbroken. But the Pepper Tree has one last gift: a gift to help Beloved cope when everything changes.

About the author:
Ann Gonzales is an author, artist, activist, and spiritual seeker. Since 2003, she has been exploring spirituality through writing, meditating, painting, and continuing her yoga practice. Ann founded Ann Gonzales Art in 2014, marrying her two passions ... art and healing. In 2016, she traveled to India where she had a profound spiritual awakening. It was on this trip that Beloved and the Pepper Tree was written in one sitting. She believes it was a "spiritual download," a gift directly from The Divine. Since then, Beloved has taken her on a magical journey, allowing her to meet people and have experiences she otherwise would not have had. Much like the little girl in the story, Ann opened herself to receive the gift of change, and the results have been extraordinary.

When she is not writing, Ann can be found facilitating Easel Does It -- Art for Healing and Recovery workshops. These workshops use art materials, guided prompts, paint, collage, and other art mediums to help sufferers of trauma, abuse and grief give "voice" to emotions, dealing with struggles otherwise not expressed, helping them discover what their images are saying. Clarity, expression, and acceptance lead to healing. She also enjoys painting, reading and traveling. Ann lives in Southern California with her bossy cat Ziggy.

Ann has conducted monthly workshops throughout Southern California at Ohana House Sober Living, Leucadia; Green Oak Ranch, Vista; Casa Pacifica, Solana Beach; Wounded Warriors, Camp Pendleton, and Evolve, San Diego. She works with individuals and private groups in her studio and on site.

For further information, visit www.anngonzalesart.com. Follow Ann on Facebook.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will received a SIGNED copy of Beloved and the Pepper Tree, by Ann Gonzales! Enter through the Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.


20 comments:

  1. My little grandson will be reading this with me.

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  2. Sue E8:08 AM

    I will be reading this amazing story to my grandkids.

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  3. Nancy8:10 AM

    I would share this book wth the children in our family.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I would read Beloved and the Pepper Tree to my grandchildren and share with them the good times grandmother and Aunts & Uncles used to have climbing trees in our little field and the BIG field!

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  5. I'll be reading it with my granddaughter.

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  6. my great niece zadaya she loves her books and loves to be read to

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  7. My nieces will like this!

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  8. this would be shared with my little niece

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  9. I'll be sharing it with my daughters.

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  10. I would read this to my granddaughter

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  11. I would read this with my daughter.

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  12. I'll read this to my grandson!

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  13. I'll read this with my friend's little girl.

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  14. I would read this with my niece.

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  15. Andrea Carroll11:29 AM

    I will be reading this with my grandson and my students...:)

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  16. Anonymous3:31 PM

    What a fun giveaway! -Faith Yoder

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  17. I would share this with the kids on our unit at the hospital!

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  18. I'll be sharing this story with my son.

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  19. I'd read it with my kids.

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