HOW TO FIND ME & PRESS INFO:

 

Please contact me if you would like me to appear at your special event!  703-283-4222 

 

MOUNT AVENTINE 2017

Watch for schedule here or check Mt. Aventine's website. Please join me to make fun crafts and discover an amazing antebellum house hidden in Charles County. My books will be available for sale. I look forward to meeting you!

CURRENT SCHEDULE

April 22-23: "EARTH DAY! BIRDING & BLUEBELLS" Join us for an eco tourism event. There will be Audubon training for new birders and trail walks for wild flower ID.

May 21: "AFTERNOON TEA"

JUNE 11, 2-4 PM: "AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN DRUMMERS & JUNE-TEENTH CELEBRATION"

JULY 9, 2-4 PM: "DUELING STRINGS- MUSIC OF THE MID 1800s" featuring John O'Loughlin & Friends

AUGUST 13, 2-4 PM: "NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION"

SEPTEMBER 10, 1-4 PM: CHAPMAN FAMILY HISTORY

OCTOBER 8, 12-4 PM: "HARVEST/HALLOWEEN PROGRAM"

DECEMBER 9-10 (CONFIRM!) "ANTEBELLUM CHRISTMAS"

02/18/2017, 2-4 PM

CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY LOCAL AUTHORS EVENT

Discover and support local Charles County authors! Come meet me and other local writers as we discuss our books. Thanks to our great Charles County library system for sponsoring such a wonderful event. All my books will be available for sale. If you already own some of my books, don't forget to bring them with you so I can autograph them for you!

Waldorf West Library

St. Charles, MD


01/18/2017, 10:30-11:30

SWAN POINT SOCIAL CLUB

I had a wonderful opportunity to discuss the background of how my books came into being! The members of the Swan Point Social Club are wonderful and supportive people. I hope my talk will encourage them to begin their own publishing adventures. And I can't wait to receive their book reviews!

Swan Point Clubhouse

Swan Point, MD


 

12/18/2016, 4-8 PM

ACCOKEEK ARTS ORGANIZATION's First Christmas Party:

It was so much fun to meet friends and their families and to discover wonderful books, sculptures, paintings, cut-out cathedrals and many other magical gifts created by local authors and artists. There's nothing more fun than an opportunity to enjoy live music, snacks and wine as you discover that your neighbors are actually real authors and artists!

Moyoane Community Center

2311 Bryan Point Road

Accokeek, MD

 

12/10/16 and 12/11/16, 11-5 PM

MOUNT AVENTINE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND

We had a wonderful time making Christmas ornaments and snowball necklaces at Mount Aventine, the 1860 mansion in Chapman's State Forest. It was very exciting to be able to sell my books for Christmas presents and add special personal messages

 

10/08/2016, 10-2 PM

MONARCH MANIA

Monarch Mania was more fun than I ever dreamed even though rain swept us into the Cobb Island Firehouse instead of Old Fisherman's field. John and I helped "kids of all ages" make Monarch butterfly nose masks and I signed my books. It was a great event for families. Everyone learned how to tag Monarch butterflies to help track them during their amazing migration! Mike Callahan released the tagged butterflies the following day when the sun came out again!


 
 

10/04/2016

BLOG INTERVIEW by Georgette Littlejohn

It was great to be featured on Georgette's TUESDAY TALENT BLOG. All my thanks to Georgette who did a great interview of me and review of The Yarn Animal Book .


 

09/28/2016

MARYLAND INDEPENDENT

"Literary Lights", An occasional article on local writers featured:

"Staples publishes uplifting children's book"


 

09/11/2016, 1-4 PM

MOUNT AVENTINE WEDDING RE-ENACTMENT

Mount Aventine open house featured an 1860s wedding. I offered craft projects and autographed copies of my books.

 


 

09/07/2016

BLOG INTERVIEW by Cheryl Holloway

Cheryl Holloway interviewed me on her Blog as part of Accokeek Women's Writer's Group Week. She featured 

The Single-Minded Prince 

http://www.cherylholloway.net/blog/2016/09/07/guest-author-interview-carrie-staples/

https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.holloway.940


 
 

9/2/2016

"FIRST FRIDAY"

at Port Tobacco Courthouse in September celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Charles County Public Schools. I demonstrated old crafts, including some from The Yarn Animal Book. Old-fashioned bookmarks were the special free gift and everyone had an opportunity to work on making an old-fashioned pompom and a super-fast modern pompom to take home. Autographed copies of my books were available.



 

8/05/2016

"FIRST FRIDAY" 

at Port Tobacco Courthouse in August featured local authors. I read from The Single Minded Prince and offered all my books and booklets for sale. Thank you for stopping by to visit and support me!