Series of Four Devotional Books titled "The Warmth of the SON"
These are a big change from my usual poetry writings. Several years ago I compiled weekly devotions which I sent out by email and posted on my Facebook page and my blog. Many friends had asked me to publish them, and some had been specifically praying for God to move my heart to do so. Volume 1 is pictured to the left and there are 3 more, the last one being totally about Christmas. Click on the BOOKS tab above to go to all my books.
Book signing at
the shops at Damascus electric
I enjoyed meeting lots of people at my book signing on November 6th at The Shops. I had my new book for young children titled "A Friend, A Friend, That's What I Am!"
Holiday Show and Expo!
I will be a vendor again this year at the HOLIDAY SHOW AND EXPO! at McLean Bible Church in Tyson's Corner, VA. Please plan to come and enjoy the fun! Saturday, November 14. Show begins at 9:30. Shopping after!
Check out the link below to see all the many exhibitors:
I’m excited to share that my next book of inspirational poetry is finished and available. Check out the BOOKS tab above. This is a “volume 2” of “BREATHE WITH THEE: Poems from the Heart of God”. It includes my poetry, scripture verses with each poem, and some of my photos.
The title of this new book is “GRACE UPON MY HEART: Poems of an Awesome God”. The title “Grace Upon My Heart” comes from a line in one of the poems included in the book, just as “Breathe with Thee” did.
This will be a wonderful book for a friend’s birthday, someone in the hospital or nursing home, a hostess gift, or many other gift-giving opportunities.
This book, and all of my books, are available on Amazon.
In addition, ever since my illustrator Bobbie Kogok and I collaborated to publish “OH MY, DEAR ME, GEE WHIZ!”, some of you have been asking when we will produce the next book? I am happy to announce that it is in the works right now, and if you thought Bobbie’s illustrations for “Oh My” were fabulous, wait till you see her illustrations for this one! Every young child you know will want this book for their library!
Keep in mind upcoming holiday gifts, as well as birthday gifts and new baby gifts. All my children’s books make great baby shower gifts, as well.
The title of this book (my 3rd children’s book) is “A FRIEND, A FRIEND, THAT’S WHAT I AM!” It will have the same “sing-song” type tempo of rhyming verse that you saw in “OH MY, DEAR ME, GEE WHIZ!” This book will also be available from me directly, on this website, and on Amazon for $8.95 and is a good book for young children about friendship.
I am excited with what God is doing in my life and the writing and publishing path that He has me on right now. It is a fun ride!
Bobbie and I at our first book signing where we got to visit with many friends who came to purchase books for gifts. Loved seeing everyone... thanks to all who stopped by!
Bobbie and I getting ready to sign books.
Rosie was our first visitor! Thanks, Rosie, for using Oh My, Dear Me, Gee Whiz! for your gift-giving for the little ones in your life.
Oh My, Dear Me, Gee Whiz! goes live!
We are two happy ladies! Our book “Oh My, Dear Me, Gee Whiz” is published! We just ordered our first shipment of inventory and it will arrive by July 6. Sometime that week we will have a “Drop In” event. Watch my facebook page and this website for an invitation to drop by my home where Bobbie and I will be signing and personalizing the books. You are also welcome to just stop by to check it out! The retail price is $8.95 (softcover only). The book is also sold on Amazon.
If you purchase directly from me I will be able to sign it and personalized it for your gift-giving.
If you would like to pre-order a book(s), let me know and I will have it ready for you. Just click on "CONTACT" in the ribbon at the top of this page to email me. Feel free to just drop in to look at it, as well.
Here I am with my illustrator Bobbie Kogok on the right.
Eat Your Colors! is read to children at Bhava Tree
Thank you to my friend Sheryl Puckering for reading my book EAT YOUR COLORS! to the children in her healthy eating and exercise group. Sheryl has a great business working with children and you can check it out on her website at http://www.bhavatree.com/ to see what's going on. I love her healthy focus for children! Way to go, Sheryl! And thank you... I appreciate you using my book in your program! It's exciting to think that it made it all the way to Canada!
"Such an honour to read the book Eat Your Colours! written by my friend Terry Harris tonight at Bedtime-Storytime Yoga. We were enjoying the colours red and white for our snack tonight! and getting our vitamin C and potassium."
New Book Coming Soon!
TAH.. DAH!!! For the first time, I'm unveiling one of the MANY illustrations for my new book (the title is still under wraps!). There are many other animals that have come to life, as well, from illustrator Bobbie Kogok's pen and paper. You won't believe how cute they are. Maybe we'll unveil another illustration in a week or so. Meanwhile, what do you think this rhyming book is about???
Stay tuned for information re: the launch date, book party date, and more!! It will be a great book for young children and will make a wonderful birthday gift, new baby gift or holiday gift! And of course, grandmas will love to get this for their little grandsweeties! A great book for your young child's classroom, too. Bless your child's teacher and donate one.
Little Flock's Christmas Bazaar
Preparing for my next event at LITTLE FLOCK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, 11911 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030. I will be participating in their Christmas Bazaar on Thursday evening, December 11 from 5:00-8:00pm. Check out their website at http://www.littleflockschool.org/ for more information! And stop by and see me if you are in the area. I will have both of my books available: EAT YOUR COLORS! and BREATHE WITH THEE if you need them for Christmas giving. Both books make great holiday gifts.
Reading to school children
Had an amazing time spending the afternoon with the first graders at Damascus Elementary School in Damascus, MD yesterday! They were so eager and I loved hearing their questions and ideas as we read EAT YOUR COLORS! Thank you to Ms. Hesse and Ms. Goldberg for inviting me to speak to their classes. And it was very special that my grandson Logan is in one of the classes!
See what's coming in November!
November 15: Holiday Show and Expo at McLean Bible Church, Tysons Corner, VA last Saturday ~
The Expo was wonderful and I met many amazing ladies! Thank you to all who came and who purchased my books and note cards.
November 18: Sharing my book with the first grade classes at Damascus Elementary School in Damascus, MD
November 29: Holiday Boutique in Milford, DE. Event is at the Milford Library in downtown Milford. I will be there all day. My brother Ray Lynch, who is also an author, will also be there.
Book signing at Milford, Delaware Public Library
If you're in the Milford area or are visiting the beaches in Delaware, plan to stop by our table at this event. There will be other activities going on along the Milford Riverwalk, as well. It will be a wonderful time to enjoy the Riverwalk, support the library, and meet friends. Hope to see you there!
Books Donated to Milford, DE Library
My brother and author Ray Lynch and I presented our books to the Milford, Delaware Library for review. Ray and I grew up in Milford, and he has moved back there with his wife Judy. I presented both Eat Your Colors! and Breathe with Thee. Ray presented his newest book Love, Honor and Finances. We are hoping that the library will choose to make these books part of their library system.
Ray and I will also be selling our books for Friends of the Milford Library at a community-wide event September 10 and 11 at the library along the Riverwalk. If you are in the area, please stop by our table and see us.
Washington Parent Magazine
Reviews Eat Your Colors!
Check out the Mixed Media section of the August issue of Washington Parent Magazine with the review of Eat Your Colors! . Thank you, Margaret Hut, for your nice review and posting of my book.
Eat Your Colors! featured in Greeneville TN Sun newspaper and NCES Catalog
Check out the article by Kathy Knight in the Greeneville Sun. Thank you, Kathy, for a nice article about Eat Your Colors!
NCES, a Health and Nutrition catalog, will carry Eat Your Colors! in their fall/winter catalog. Check out this wonderful center for health and nurition at http://www.ncescatalog.com/
Here's their information:
NCES is your one-stop source for nutrition education. For over 25 years, we’ve compiled the best health and nutrition materials available, including a comprehensive selection of books, manuals, videos, teaching aids and continuing education courses for dietitians, nutrition educators and health professionals. Browse our website to find the latest in nutrition and diet resources for every topic from specialized nutrition, like diabetes and celiac disease, to general nutrition, like portion control and MyPlate guidelines.
Donation of Eat Your Colors! to local foodbank for children's backpacks
What a blessing today to be able to donate 75 copies of Eat Your Colors! books to Julies' Food Pantry for children's backpacks in the fall. My passion is healthy foods and eating for children and these books will be able to show young children many healthy food options in a fun and educational way.
I'm very grateful to Aubrey Alston, Executive Director of Julies' Food Pantry and also manager of Family Christian Bookstore in Gaithersburg, MD, who has been so supportive of my books. I will be doing a book signing there on October18 and will have Eat Your Colors! and Breathe with Thee available.
"Meet the Artists" event at local bookstore!
It was an extraordinary evening of fun and fellowship at Family Christian Bookstore in Gaithersburg, Maryland where several authors and musicians met to celebrate their books and CD’s and interact with customers. This was my first event promoting Breathe with Thee. Thanks to Store Manager Aubrey for putting on an exceptional party complete with refreshments and music!
Private Home Book Signing
It was wonderful meeting friends of Jill Furgeson at her home and sharing the stories behind the poems in Breathe with Thee.
Local Christmas Bazaar
I enjoyed meeting many new friends at the Christmas Bazaar at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland. I was grateful for the heart-warming response to my book
Breathe with Thee.
Speaking engagement at the CCUM Church Women
This was a wonderful opportunity to meet many women and tell them my testimony and how I came to write and publish Breathe with Thee, as well as read some of my poetry. A nice way to spend a Saturday morning with some amazing women.
Endorsement of Breathe with Thee
"Not only an inspired collection of poems, but Breathe with Thee speaks directly to me with every poem I read! Terry Harris, through her poetry, tells us that she is a devoted Christian who lives her life totally connected to God in every sense of the word...the poems in Breathe with Thee carry His message in a crystal clear way to the reader. With each one I read, I'm thinking of how I can use it to God's glory, not only in my personal life, but in the lives of others. The collection would make a great devotional guide or short-term small group study guide. Imagine discussing "The Seed Planter" or "A New Place" with a group of people. My mind is reeling with the possibilities!"
Eat Your Colors! has a healthy start
I'm very excited about some up-coming promotions of the book Eat Your Colors!. Many things are in the works, but two dates that are now in stone are Friday, August 8 and Saturday, October 18 when I will be doing book signings and selling my book at the Family Christian Bookstore in Gaithersburg, MD. I am also thrilled to be using this opportunity to partner with a local food pantry by donating a portion of my book sales to this worthwhile cause. Stay tuned for more information on this.
In addition, there is lots of excitement about Eat Your Colors! in the nutrition field and education field. I have been working with several venues for inclusion in catalogs, preparing school fundraisers, hospital education programs and various media outlets. I'm also finding that people are using Eat Your Colors! as baby gifts, as well as children's birthday gifts. And of course, the grandma market is healthy, too, and this grandma appreciates that very much!
I was recently blessed to be able to donate 25 books to one of my church's ministries... DayBreak in Washington, DC. I am so happy to be able to support them with copies of Eat Your Colors! to use in one of their summer programs with young children.