Kids! Come meet Texas author Licia Chenoweth! She will be signing and selling copies of her book, My Thousand Treasures.
While you're there, register to win one of three prize packs, including the book, a "Be Brave" t-shirt and bracelet, and pirate pencil!
You can purchase her book at the event or preorder at
Featured Books (obriensbookshop.com). We'll have copies waiting for you with your name on them.
Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Inside Gingerbread Antiques
310 S. College Street
My Thousand Treasures
Eleven-year-old Raini Fraser wants her grandfather back.
Now that he's in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's, Raini is forced to live with her irritable, Scottish great-aunt, who's intent on connecting her with her estranged father. Raini refuses, and her new life of strict rules and terrible food makes escaping out of her bedroom window a necessity.
During one such escape, Raini spies on two boys digging at a park, when a security truck disrupts their progress and causes them to flee. Seizing the opportunity, she pockets their forgotten gold coin.
No longer able to rely on her grandfather's wisdom, Raini begins to unravel the coin's unknown past with the help of a professor at her grandfather's nursing home. However, the coin's value puts her in grave danger from those who will stop at nothing to get it back.
In a race against time, Raini decides her only option is to return the coin to its rightful owner. In the process, she uncovers deep-held family secrets about the coin that have been hidden for generations. Could the coin be cursed?
More importantly, will Raini's estranged father, who knows something is wrong, finally earn her trust before it's too late?
Licia Chenoweth is author of several poems and her debut novel, My Thousand Treasures, the first of four books in her new series. My Thousand Treasures has already received several awards, including Golden Books, Readers Favorite 5-Star, Royal Dragonfly, and the Incipere Award for first place in YA Action. Licia has been writing for nearly 20 years. She is a wife and mother and lives in Dallas, Texas.