Invite Elizabeth Lorayne to your school or festival today!
*Elizabeth will travel up to 50 miles outside of Newburyport, MA.
June 9, 2017: Elizabeth will read The Adventures of Piratess Tilly Easter Island to a kindergarten class at the River Valley Charter School.
July 28, 2017: Elizabeth will sell The Adventures of Piratess Tilly books during the Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock, VT with Maria Kamoulakou of The Adventures of Hope & Trusty: Sky Cloud City. They will both be representing The Guild of Independent Children's Books.
Newburyport Maritime Days 2017 – The Newburyport Collection
May 27 - 29th, 2017: Over the 3-day Memorial Day weekend, Elizabeth sold both The Adventures of Piratess Tilly books are the Custom House Maritime Museum's tall ship festival, during which two 1920's schooners were available for tours and festivity. It was lovely weekend!
Piratess Tilly Book Launch & Fundraiser for Cure SPG47
May 13th, 2017: Elizabeth Lorayne hosted a book launch party for The Adventures of Piratess Tilly Easter Island that doubled as a fundraiser for a local families nonprofit, Cure SPG47, at the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport. There were crafts, organic lollipops, raffles, a slide show of the book itself and of course, a book signing! It was a beautiful success – between raffle ticket sales and book sale proceeds, Elizabeth wrote Cure SPG47 a check for $1,858. Real estate agents, Siga Snipas and Gretchen Stone of Bean Group made their joint donation of $375 for a grand total of $2,233. You can read the blog post and see more photos here.
Thank you to our donors for the raffle prizes:
Shanti Salon, Repose Yoga Studio, Port City Integrative Health, Anchor Stone Deck Pizza, Greater Newburyport Mother's and Family Club, Willow Event Planning, Buttermilk Bakery, Brooke Whicher Photography, Pretty Poppy, Custom House Maritime Museum, Karen Watson Art, Souffles, Interlocks Salon + Spa, Soak, Grand Trunk, Motivate, BC Essentials, Seacoast Sweets, & Joppa Fine Foods
Shore Country Day School Book Reading
January 6, 2017: Elizabeth Lorayne read both The Adventures of Piratess Tilly and its upcoming sequel to the prekindergarten class at Shore Country Day School in Beverly, MA.
Newburyport Custom House Maritime Museum Holiday Event
December 9, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne displayed and sold books at the Newburyport Maritime Museum during their Holiday Invitation Night historical event, "Voices of Christmas Past."
Strawbery Banke Museum Local Author Event
November 5, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne signed and sold books at a local author event at the Strawbery Banke Musuem in Portsmouth, NH.
Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming
August 6-7, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne sold books at the Artisans Rival at Pleasant Street during Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming festival.
Newbury Elementary School Book Reading
June 14, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne read to 54 first graders at Newbury Elementary School in Newbury, MA. After the reading, she met with several students to listen to their own pirate inspired stories – offering them encouragement and enthusiam!
Newburyport Maritime Days Festival
May 29-31, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne sold books at the 3 day Memorial Day event through the Newburyport Custom House Maritime Museum while they hosted the Spanish tall ship, El Galeon.
Interview with Captain Rosario Fernandez Rodriguez of tall ship El Galeón
May 27, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne had the honor of interviewing Captain Rosario Fernandez Rodriguez of tall ship El Galeón in Newburyport's harbor. Here is a snip-it from the interview that you can read in full here.
"What would you say to young girls who have big dreams and goals?
With the girl-empowerment aspect of The Adventures of Piratess Tilly, I was curious to hear what this real life female captain would say to young girls, 'Everything is possible if you work towards it. I mean, if you work, focusing, you can get it, you can get it.' Rosario explained to me some of the hardships she’d experienced as a woman trying to become a captain. She often faced disbelief by boat owners, who would instead offer her jobs as a stewardess. Her perseverance and patience endured and she went from captaining a dredger ship to captaining the Nao Victoria and El Galeón. Even as our time together was coming to end, it was clear to me how important this question was to Rosario as she came back to it saying, 'If you work hard, if you focus on what you want and if you are full of what you want, you can do it. And if someone wants to restrict you, just try to smile and look to the other side and go the other way. Take the other door - the other paths - there are many, many paths. Just try another one.' "
Book Signing at Boston Book Festival
October 24, 2015: Elizabeth Lorayne signed and sold books at the Boston Book Festival with the Independent Publishers of New England.
Book Reading and Fundraiser
October 22, 2015: Elizabeth Lorayne read The Adventures of Piratess Tilly at Jabberwocky Books in Newburyport, MA as part of a fundraiser for the Newburyport Montessori School.
Karen Watson’s “Drawn to Story, an Illustrated Art Show”
July 26, 2015: Karen Watson had her solo art show opening at The Gallery @ Artisan Square on Bowen Island, British Columbia. The show ran from July 24th - August 16th. It was a huge success!
Book Reading at American Training, Inc.
March 31, 2015: Elizabeth Lorayne read The Adventures of Piratess Tilly at a book fundraiser unveiling event by American Training, Inc in Andover, MA.