Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Busy selling books!

Author Dorothy Dubel had a fabulous afternoon selling her book Escaping Danger at CHOCOLATE SUNDAY hosted by Tampa Bay Woman Newspaper at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa FL.  3/18/2012.   Shown here from left, publicist Dawn Hudson, Dorothy Dubel and CCC Volunteer Coordinator Ruth Levy. Photo credit Jaqi Levy.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Author reads her new Christmas book

December 7, 2011.  Author Dorothy Dubel entertained kids of all ages by reading her new Christmas book The Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves at the Lake Mary Library.  Special guests included PJ the Clown appearing as The North Pole Weatherman.  Teen volunteer helpers were also appreciated.  The free event repeats on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 3pm. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Author donates Christmas books

October 26, 2011.  The NW Regional Branch - Lake Mary,  Seminole County Library  at 580
Greenway, Lake Mary, FL

Evelyn Nofuente, Senior Librarian for the branch facility, graciously accepted two copies of the new children's Christmas storybook Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves, donated to the library by Lake Mary author-illustrator, Dorothy Dubel.  Ms Dubel holds a poster that will be used to advertise a book reading event at the library TBA for November 2011. 

Click here for library website. Info: 407-665-1640

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GFWC - LAKE MARY WOMEN'S CLUB host fundraiser

October 19, 2011.   Marty Schwaille  President, and Dorothy Dubel, Publicity Chairman of  All Souls Council of Catholic Women were among 200 attendees at a recent  GFWC Lake Mary Woman's Club luncheon and fashion show held at the Timacuaan Country Club in Lake Mary, FL.  Proceeds of the "A Tea For You" event are earmarked for local charities.

Lake Mary Woman's Club hosts fashion show fundraiser

October 2011.  Lake Mary, FL.   Kathy Harris, President of Lake Mary Woman's Club and General Federation of Women's Club's Membership Chairman,  shown here with member and author Dorothy Dubel at a luncheon and fashion show charity event held at he Timacuann Country Club in Lake Mary, FL.

The members are involved with projects and programs on local, state, national and international levels.  Some local projects include Seminole State College's 'New Directions Scholarship', Take Stock in Children's Scholarship, KIND News for Schools, Christian Sharing Center of Seminole, SafeHouse of Seminole, Lake Mary Historical Museum, Habitat for Humanity and contributions to local elementary schools.

Authors meet up at Deltona book event

October 8, 2011.  The Deltona Book and Author Fair was a grand experience.  Here is author Dorothy Dubel with author John J. DePasquale who is pitching (seeking a publisher for) his draft book, "The True Adventures of a Vagabond".

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Once upon a time...

Friend, Red Hatter and Safe House volunteer, Lois Balsis reads Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves to her grandson.  Getting ready for Santa!   October, 2011.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A reader writes!

I started reading your book a few days ago and couldn't wait till I finished it. It was one of the best books I've ever read.
When are you writing the sequel?
Carol Lynch 
September 27, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

September 2, 2011.  Retired CEO of an international firm, Fran Hall of Heathrow FL lunched with author Dorothy Dubel and admired the pictures in the first edition of The Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves which she purchased for her neighbor's little girl.  "She'll love it!  I'm also looking forward to when the sequel to Escaping Danger is ready to be published" she said.   

Contact Author Dorothy Dubel. Click here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011. 

Linda Belz, (r) Editor of the Heathrow Newz and Board Member of the Heathrow Women's Club and Dorothy Dubel, author/illustrator chatting over lunch at  Terra Mia. 

Highlighting the conversation was the recent publication of Ms. Dubel's newest book "The Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves".  "A Christmas story that children will remember," noted Dorothy.  

Linda was so impressed with this charming holiday book she purchased one for each of her grandchildren.

**Order your personalized, autographed copy from the author. Click here

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Hello" to Dave Farr, Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Sanford and his lovely wife Joyce!

Learning Escaping Danger was an e-book, Dave immediately added it to his Kindle for his reading pleasure.

They are a delightful couple and shining example of what makes Sanford the friendly, good town it is. 

God Bless America and God Bless the Farrs.   


Friday, August 19, 2011

Meet me at the Book Fair

Hello Readers and Friends:

Save the date of October 15 and meet me at the Deltona Regional Library (2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona 32725) for its annual Authors Book Fair "Celebrating Readers and Writers".

I have a new book Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves  and the thriller Escaping Danger.

A wonderful book-package for Moms and Kids!

Dorothy Dubel

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Books I've read - part 2

Rather than trying to beat the heat, I’ve stayed inside as much as possible - cool and comfortable.  Here are a few of the books that helped divert my attention from the triple digit hot spell we’ve sweltered through this summer!  Dorothy

Escape - Carolyn Jessop
Just weeks before my book was ready to go into printing - this book was published!  What a scramble
I had thinking up a new title for my book which I also originally titled Escape.   I certainly didn’t want two books with the same title coming out at the same time!  Changing my book cover title, interior pages, all the legals entailed and marketing - a host of time-consuming and expensive alterations had to be made.  “He who snoozes, loses!” - it’s true;  and that’s the reason the title of my book became known as Escaping Danger.

I decided to read Carolyn’s story this summer. It was truly an interesting account of a young girl’s life at 14 years of age as the chosen wife of an older man with many other wives and children.  Outward appearances of matrimonial content and reported family harmony in the FLDS were clearly disputed by this brave author in her flight for basic freedoms.  Reports of the shocking mental and physical abuses committed by despicable, tyrannical leaders within this radical ousted FLDS religious group are appalling! Upcoming ... The trial in Utah of its leader Warren Jeffs.
The Road to Wealth - Suze Orman
Every woman’s authority on how to improve their life now and for a comfortable tomorrow by learning how to manage their money.  Straight from the cuff advice, easily understandable.  I love Suze!  How I wish I had known about her simple concepts and been told these explanations decades ago - I’d be so much better off!

The Witness - Sandra Brown
The heroine of this story is a public defender in a Southern state.  She accidentally finds her husband and father-in-law are leaders of an insidiously evil racist group that includes the mayor, business owners and even the police chief!  Unable to trust anyone, she places her life and that of her baby in the hands of an FBI agent and witness protection program in her attempt  to evade the town’s desperate search for her in their attempt to hide heinous secrets.  Will she be able to testify in a federal court against local politicians and police?  A real nail biter.

Judge and Jury - James Patterson & Andrew Gross
Having been engrossed for a month in the Casey Anthony trial, I felt the need to extend that experience with a legal thriller by my favorite mystery writer, James Patterson.  The heroine is a juror in the trial of a notorious Mafia Don.

His ruthlessness and power threatens every juror, witness and even the judge.  With the FBI’s evidence, conviction seems to be a sure thing.  Or is it?  I’m not spoiling the end to this ‘must read’ novel that will keep you turning pages!

Sleight of Mouth - A Collection of Hilarious One Liners  - Harry Allen
With  the many pressures and problems we all face it’s good to take a moment out for a good belly laugh.

The author is a well-known comedian/magician who has performed with almost every show business personality.  He owns Daytona Magic, Inc. at 136 S Beach in Daytona Beach.  Stop into Harry’s shop and revive some good memories of good times he had with the masters of comedy.  You’ll leave with a smile … and more.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Secret is Out!

Hi Readers! Thank you for visiting my blogspot! YOU are the first to be notified ... my children's Christmas story book, The Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves

will be launched this week! If you'd like a First Edition autographed copy for your little ones, please let me know! Click here. Thanks! Dorothy

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Escaping Danger a story about crime, diamonds and love

“When Boris got off the dilapidated ship after his long voyage he found a waterfront
Canadian saloon and hotel room.  (Page 319, paragraph 4)”

Friday, May 27, 2011

"God's Word, My Voice" written by Monsignor Patrick Caverly debuts at 50th anniversary fete

Monsignor Patrick Caverly and parishioner - author Dorothy Dubel share a literary moment together at Annunciation Church in Altamonte Springs, FL on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

The occasion marked the Pastor's 50th anniversary as a priest and the debut of his newly published book "God's Word, My Voice".

More than one thousand parishioners, guests and friends attended the luncheon buffet and celebration which was held at Annunciation Catholic Church in the Family Life Center after the 12 o'clock Mass.

Ms. Dubel is the author of "Escaping Danger" based upon her ancestor's Catholic-based life story which has won a five-star rating world wide.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pre-sales begin for new Christmas storybook. Author Dorothy Dubel writes & illustrates children's book.

Oakmonte Village, Lake Mary, FL 5/12/11.   Oakmonte resident Lillian Brunetti is shown as she purchased the first pre-publication copy of Magical Shoes of Santa's Elves, written and illustrated by author Dorothy Dubel.

Lillian's  granddaughter Rachel will be the lucky recipient of the keepsake children's Christmas story book which will be available to booksellers, Amazon and retail outlets world wide in September 2011. The special edition copy will be hand delivered by the author to Ms. Brunetti in June.

The story, written for children from 4 to 11 years, is about Ms. Sally, the neighborhood nanny who arrives at the home of three small children to find it a mess with scattered toys.  

She convincingly tells them a BIG secret: a simple finger snap by an Elf can magically turn his curled-toe shoes into skis!  Back and forth they ski in the sky - to North Pole and back - before Christmas carrying Naughty and Nice Lists to Santa!  

Once again children are reminded of the value of good behavior. "It's a story children will remember" added Ms. Dubel, a Heathrow resident.

Ms. Brunetti also purchased a copy of Ms. Dubel's adventure five-star award winning novel, Escaping Danger, for her daughter in law. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Books I love to read

Silas Marner … George Eliot (pen name of Mary Ann Evans 1819-1880)  For the past couple of nights I lay awake listening to Andrew Sachs’ distinguished voice on CD’s as he reads this classic 18th century tale.  With clever voice interpretations for Silas, Godfrey, Mrs. Winthrop and Eppy, all are once again alive in my bedroom! Silas, a strange old man, gloomily faces a lonely life suffering the loss of his horded gold. Mrs. Winthrop a delightfully straight-spoken neighbor is full of wisdom and advice for Silas as he reluctantly raises an orphaned baby girl left in his cottage. Eppy grows to be a beautiful young lady inheriting a vast fortune from her real father, with a loving disposition for her simple upbringing and kind Silas.  I loved listening to this story – the last time I read Silas Marner was in my high school literature class.  - Dorothy 
Alice In Wonderland …  When I was a kid we lived in a poor neighborhood. My aunt Jean bought me Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass for my 9th birthday. Having a new book of your own was a tremendously-extravagant treasure!  The story was  challenging to understand, but I began to love every chapter as Alice’s adventures grew more and more exciting.  I couldn’t believe the dysfunctional characters and situations Alice encountered!  My thirst for reading increased; as my mother obtained a library card in my name.  Like Alice, I stepped through a doorway which opened my imagination and encouraged my writing skills.  Literature beckoned me at an early age. - Dorothy
Hello Nancy Drew…
In the sixth grade at Theodore Roosevelt Grammar School in Cheektowaga, NY, my fate was sealed when I met Nancy Drew.  I babysat on Saturdays for a family who lived on the next street.  $1 earnings enabled me to ride the bus downtown, buy a Nancy Drew Mystery Story book for .59 cents, have a dime for bus fare each way and still have change for penny bubble gum at Gister’s, the neighborhood store!  Twice a month I was allowed to make this excursion alone with severe motherly warnings to “return within a couple of hours or else!”  I always rushed home, anxious to start reading the new book.  Before graduating from TR, I had the entire collection of Carolyn Keene’s books.  Those cliff-hanging chapter endings inspired me to do the same when I wrote Escaping Danger. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Celebrating Pulaski Day in Longwood Florida

Dorothy Dubel, a Florida author of Polish descent, has been asked to be one of the speakers at the Polish National Alliance Lodge 3216, annual Pulaski Day Remembrance at the Polonia Restaurant, 750 S. Hwy 17-92 in Longwood, FL on Sunday, March 20, 2011.  A Polish-style lunch will be served. 

PNA President, Al H. Schwarz will introduce the speakers including PNA Secretary Charles Komosa who will address the issue of redistricting and its affect on the 3216 Lodge.  The luncheon will serve as a memorial remembrance to an historic military figure in the American Revolution, General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779).

Ms.  Dubel, author of Escaping Danger will honor the memory of those Polish citizenry who struggled as immigrants to attain United States citizenship.  Citing her own ancestors who fled their Krakow village prior to WWI from a life of Nazi despotism in Eastern Europe, she will relate how they overcame the obstacles of language barriers and relocation in a new country.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Escaping Danger: Now a library book too!

February 1, 2011.  Escaping Danger by Florida author Dorothy Dubel can now be found on the shelf and checked out at the Northwest Lake Mary (Seminole County) FL library.  Links to the library can be found on the home page of http://www.escapingdanger.blogspot.com/ too.

To reserve the book click here.

If there are not enough copies on the shelf to satisfy your curiosity, ask the librarian to order/purchase more copies, click here.

Seminole County Library
Northwest Lake Mary Branch
580 Greenway Boulevard
Lake Mary, Florida 32746

Open Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Library is closed on Friday.