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“Those Who Stayed” is now in the Green Turtle Cay Public Library

Presenting a copy of Those Who Stayed to GTC Library volunteer librarian, Aylin Zayfer.

Last trip to the cay, I dropped into the Green Turtle Cay Public Library to donate a copy of my book, Those Who Stayed.

The library has a terrific Bahamian reference and research section (I often find books about Bahamian culture and history there that I can’t find anywhere else) so I’m super excited that my book is now a part of it!  

If it’s been a while, or if you’ve never visited the library, do check it out. Operated by a dedicated group of volunteer librarians led by Seanna Dames, the library is located in the town’s administrative complex in the heart of New Plymouth.

There’s a terrific selection of books for adults and kids, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles, all available on loan.

Deadline for Christmas Orders is December 10

Yikes! I just realized that yesterday made one month until Christmas. Please note that Monday, December 10th is the deadline to order Those Who Stayed or the 2019 Green Turtle Cay calendar with guaranteed delivery before the holidays.

(Note: for orders destined for Canada, I’d suggest ordering as soon as possible, given the current issues with Canada Post.)

Want your copy of Those Who Stayed inscribed? Just send me a note and let me know to whom you’d like it inscribed and any special message.

Better Late Than Never

Though I was busy caring for Wrigley post-surgery and didn’t get to commemorate it, April 27, 2018 marked a major anniversary – it made five years since my very first post here at Little House by the Ferry!

And though I’m terribly late, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to thank everyone who reads and follows this blog.

In the beginning, Little House by the Ferry was really just intended as a way to update our close family and friends about the progress of our Fish Hooks restoration.

But as Tom and I learned more about the history of the house and of Green Turtle Cay, I wanted to share what we had uncovered.

Blogging here resulted in my writing Those Who Stayed. And, earlier this year, some of my favourites of the gazillions of photos I’ve taken for the blog found their way into the Little House by the Ferry product line of home decor, stationery and gift items (which make excellent Christmas gifts for the Abaco lover on your gift list… hint, hint.)

To date, more than 258,795 people have visited Little House by the Ferry, and I’ve had more than 677,211 page views. Over the past five years, I’ve posted 1,941 times.

So, in case I haven’t said it lately, THANK YOU! For reading, following and commenting on this blog. For sharing it with others.

For contacting me with your questions and comments. For sending in your reader photos (please keep sending them!) and for helping me identify the faces in mine.

If you’re on social media, I hope you’ll drop by and say hello there as well. Here’s where you can find me:

Twitter: @AmandaLDiedrick
Instagram: @littlehousebytheferry
Pinterest: Little House by the Ferry

Thank you again, and here’s to our next five years together!

“Those Who Stayed” Shortlisted for Indie Book Award

I received a bit of great news recently. My book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay has been named a finalist by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards program.

Presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) program recognizes and honours excellence in independent publishing. Each year, more than 60 monetary prizes and trophies are awarded to independent authors and publishers worldwide.

June 29 Book Signing Benefits the Albert Lowe Museum

The Albert Lowe Museum has invited me to appear at a book signing event at the museum on Thursday, June 29. This will be my last signing before I head back to Los Angeles for the summer, and part proceeds from every copy of Those Who Stayed sold that day will benefit the museum.

If you’re on Green Turtle Cay next Thursday, I hope you’ll drop by and say hello!

THOSE WHO STAYED Now Available at Marsh Harbour's Sand Dollar Shoppe

For those of you who’ve asked, my new book Those Who Stayed, is now available in Marsh Harbour at the Sand Dollar Shoppe.

And, I’m excited to announce that the folks at the Sand Dollar Shoppe have invited Alton Lowe and me to appear in-store for a book signing event on Saturday, May 13th! (Which happens to be the day before Mother’s Day, so if you’re looking for a gift for Mom, come on by.)

Amanda Diedrick, author of Those Who Stayed, and Alton Lowe, whose paintings are featured in the book will appear at a book signing May 13th at the Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour Bahamas

The Sand Dollar Shoppe is located on Bay Street, just opposite the Abaco Beach Resort, and Alton and I will be in-store from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the shop at (242) 367-4405 or get in touch with me directly.

Hope to see you May 13th!

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