Fountain Pen Tales
December 2018 Vol. 5
"Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand."
–Dr. Seuss
Holiday Author/Reader Mixer

The invite below is to remind you of a very special affair—the Holiday Author/Reader Mixer. Books make excellent holiday gifts, especially those signed by the author. The Book Signing part of the event is free and will be held 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The ticketed party starts at 5:00. Come check out your favorite local authors.
Go to for all the exciting details and to check out the participating authors. Looking forward to seeing you! 
December's Tale of the Month
We all remember that extra-special something we longed for at Christmas, right?
Ha Ha!
OoooK….but I do remember my favorite thing! Click on the story of the month to see what it was.
A Writer's Journey

I’m Gracie Chandler—retired teacher, book lover, short story writer, the creator of this newsletter—Fountain Pen Tales—and the author of Free to Be, an historical fiction novel. My writing journey has been long and winding. To learn more about my path to becoming an author, tune in to an interview done by Young Adult author Stacey Horan on her Podcast The Bookshop at the End of the Internet . The interview will be available December 12, on . Hope you’ll listen in!  
About Fountain Pen Tales

The Fountain Pen Tales Newsletter was created with two goals in mind:

  • To share memories of a by-gone era through stories, essays, poems, book reviews and interviews.
  • To uncover the imprecise reporting of some historical events and learn the truth about them.
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