Wednesday, October 10, 2012

White Reindeer gift ideas that include my White Reindeer book

White Reindeer Amazon carousel


Do you like white reindeer?

Are you looking for some great holiday gift ideas?

Why not combine the two by checking out some of these great white reindeer gift ideas as seen on the Amazon widget carousel.

One of the ten items is the book written by DJ Lyons (pen name for Debbie Dunn) called “White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder.” The novella about the white reindeer is an absolutely true story from beginning to end. There is even a possibility that the white reindeer was an angelic creature sent by God to keep the author safe when she was an impulsive 21 years of age.

The other nine items seen on the carousel are fun items the author found on Amazon.com that may be of interest to white reindeer lovers everywhere.

Do you wish to find out more about those ten items? If so, simply click on one of the items on the carousel. It will take you to the information, price, and detail page on Amazon.com.

Here is the widget below:




In any case, I hope you, your family, and friends have a lovely, safe, and happy holiday season.

Best wishes to you all,
Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons

Check out my Bell Witch & White Reindeer book carousel widget

Bell Witch and White Reindeer Amazon carousel

Using a cool feature on Amazon.com, you can create a book carousel widget advertising your favorite products. You have the option of choosing between six and ten items to be featured. In my case, I chose my two published books plus some DVDs that highlight some of the key features of my books.

My two books are:

1. The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist by DJ Lyons (pen name for Debbie Dunn)

2. White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder by DJ Lyons (pen name for Debbie Dunn)

The DVDs are:


3. On Tour... LAPLANDIA A Journey To Sami And Reindeer (DVD)

4. BELL WITCH: THE MOVIE "BEHIND THE SCENES PREVIEW"
Betsy Palmer, Phil Campbell, Cody Newton, John David Hart (DVD)

5. The Official Bell Witch Video (DVD)

6. An American Haunting featuring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, Rachel Hurd-Wood (Amazon Instant Video)

Then, all people have to do is click on one of the product items to immediately be transported to the ordering, price, and detail page on Amazon.com.

Here is the Amazon widget that I created. This is the vertical version. To see the horizontal version, please visit the following page on my website: http://moredunntales.com/published-author.html

I love cool tricks like this. Please enjoy!


 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Debbie Dunn and Marcia Donovan telling ghost stories at the Hermitage


Introduction: Professional Storytellers Debbie Dunn and Marcia Donovan will tell family-friendly ghost stories at the 12th annual ‘Hauntings at the Hermitage’ located in Nashville, TN: 10-20-2012 and 10-27-2012. Listen to spooky tales in ‘Cabin by the Spring’ building.

Do you want a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your family and friends? Do you enjoy exploring historical locations? Travel to Nashville, Tennessee, and visit the Hermitage.

Special two-night event at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee

October 20th and October 27th of 2012 are the dates for the 12th annual ‘Hauntings at the Hermitage’ located in Nashville, Tenn. Two professional storytellers will share the stage at the ‘Cabin by the Spring’ to tell family-friendly ghost stories both nights.

Marcia Donovan will tell ghost and spooky stories on the hour (6:00, 7:00, and 8:00). Debbie Dunn will tell ghost and spooky stories on the half hour (6:30, 7:30, and 8:30). Both Marcia and Debbie will be performing during the final performance scheduled from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m.












Bio for Marcia Donovan

Marcia has been a professional storyteller since 1984 and Putnam County Library Storyteller in Cookeville, TN. since 1988. With voice, guitar and unique percussion instruments Marcia blends music and story for a fresh look at the world. Audiences sing along and help in the telling. She has been Storytelling Artist in Residence with Putnam Pacesetters developmentally disabled adults since 2000, with whom she presents an annual dramatization of a multicultural folktale. Marcia has performed at Rugby’s Ghostly Gathering, Crossville’s Boo Bash, Cookeville’s History Museum, and numerous Middle Tennessee classrooms, teacher in-services and community groups. 

Marcia is a member of the Tennessee Storytelling Association (TSA) and the National Storytelling Network (NSN). She has been a Tennessee Arts Commission Roster Artist since 1993 and was an Artist in Residence in Putnam County fourth grades 1993-99.

Marcia holds Tennessee K-3 certification, has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and has 15 years pre-school and remedial teaching experience. Marcia has presented storytelling workshops in Middle Tennessee classrooms, at TSA conferences, Governor's Academy for Teachers of Writing, local teacher in-services and community groups.  



















Bio for Debbie Dunn

Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons has been a professional storyteller and author since 1989. That is the year she earned her M.A. at ETSU in Elementary Education with a specialization in Storytelling. Debbie tells age-appropriate stories. She encourages lots of audience participation as she performs. She has been a member of the National Storytelling Network and the Tennessee Storytelling Association since 1990. Using her pen name of DJ Lyons, she is the author of “The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist” and “White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder.” Additionally, Debbie taught school for 14 1/2 years. She is certified to teach grades K-8. For more information about her storytelling performances and workshops, please visit her storytelling website of http://moredunntales.com.

More details about the ‘Hauntings at the Hermitage’ event

What is the Hermitage? It is a historical site that was the home of former President Andrew Jackson. He was our seventh president. He led our country from 1829 to 1837.


Where is the Hermitage located? The Hermitage is located in Nashville, Tennessee. The mailing address is: The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN 37076.


This is how the two-night event is described on the Hermitage website:

Join us Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th for the 12th Annual Hauntings at The Hermitage. Celebrate the holiday with ghost stories, a haunted hay ride through the Hermitage fields and old barn, fun Halloween themed movies on our outdoor movie theater, music, food, games and activities for kids, and more. New this year is a Presidential Trick or Treat Trail and hay maze! Don't miss this great community event!

If you need directions, have further questions, or wish to order tickets, visit the Hermitage website. For your convenience, here is the link to click:



Here is the Hermitage page advertising all the storytellers performing those two nights:



Professional Storytellers Marcia Donovan and Debbie Dunn hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ghost Stories including 'The Bell Witch Unveiled' 10-27-2011 at Kingsport Renaissance Center

Ghost Stories including 'The Bell Witch Unveiled'.

Ghost

Come one! Come all to hear ghost stories at the Kingsport Renaissance Center on Thursday night, October 27, 2011, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The admission price is $5 per head. 


Here is the address: 1200 E Center St # 1, Kingsport, TN 37660-4958      (423) 392-8414


Facebook invitation: Ghost Stories including 'The Bell Witch Unveiled'

Here is how the evening will work.


Professional Storyteller Guerry McConnell with tell spooky stories prior to intermission. "Guerry McConnell offers 'family friendly' stories of monsters and strange happenings, including Tennessee tales of the "Tremblin' Tennessee Wyooter" monster of Middle Tennessee, "The Ghost of Mable's Gable" created by Jim May and "Wicked John & The Devil", an Appalachian tale. Nothing too scary, because Guerry spooks easily! Guerry is a storyteller and songwriter who sometimes combines original songs with her stories. "

After a short intermission and a bit of hot cider ... 

Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons a professional storyteller and published author will tell the story of "The Bell Witch Unveiled" based on her book entitled "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist" written under her pen name of DJ Lyons. DJ Lyons attempts to clear the name of Cate Williams Batts (often spelled Kate). This was the woman wrongly accused of being the poltergeist who haunted the family of John and Lucy Bell from 1817 to 1821. Debbie tells this story in first-person perspective, portraying the part of Cate Batts herself.

We hope to see you all there.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Ghostly Gathering at Historic Rugby 10-22-2011 Great Success

Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn was asked to tell ghost stories at Historic Rugby on 10-22-2011 and 10-29-2011.


Their event was described in the following way: "October 22, 2011 - 6:00 pm
A Calling of the Spirits of Rugby's Past - Award Winning Chili Dinner - Lantern Lit Tours to Historic Buildings - Story Telling - Druid's Bonfire Advance Reservations Required - Call toll-free, 1-888-214-3400."


They are repeating the experience on 10-29-2011. This is their description for that night: ""October 29, 2011 - 6:00 pm
A Calling of the Spirits of Rugby's Past - Award Winning Chili Dinner - Lantern Lit Tours to Historic Buildings - Story Telling - Druid's Bonfire Advance Reservations Required - Call toll-free, 1-888-214-3400.""


Here is the link to their site: Historic Rugby Events


They sold out for both events, so perhaps you can make a reservation for next year as this is an annual event.


After the 100 plus visitors enjoyed a Chili Dinner, everyone came to the Visitor Center. Debbie Dunn told family-friendly gentle ghost stories. It was such fun. Everybody's inner child came out to play as Debbie led them  in these entertaining audience-participation ghostly tales.


Next, the group divided into 3 so they could tour several of the Historic buildings.


Lastly, they walked to the campfire to listen to Debbie tell "The Bell Witch Unveiled." This tale is based on her book entitled "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist."


Before and after the performances, Debbie autographed her book for interested patrons.


See the photo above. It was taken by Terry Hunt-Fortier.


Debbie will do this all again on Saturday, October 29, 2011.