A launch party for all the things!

Hey, folks, you’re invited to a party! I’m finally throwing a launch party for all the things — my recently released breast cancer memoir (Tornado), my little garden romance (Perennial), my new SF Wild Cards story (in Sleeper Straddle), and most of all, for my new little store, Serendib House, at Berwyn’s new business incubator project, Sprout!

Also, there’s a new vendor in the space who sells all handmade birdseed items which are SUPER-CUTE — I’m including some photos here: The Bird Nerd Cafe.

I sell (deep breath) resin trays, candles, soaps, bookmarks (paper and resin), greeting cards, cookbooks, science fiction, romance, resin and polymer clay jewelry, indie-designed tea towels — all handmade by me. (I have ADHD, and I tend to switch between projects.) They are mostly botanical-themed, and often incorporate elements from my Oak Park garden.

33 little businesses (all currently women & minority-owned), a great place to browse, shop, and support! (The store opened a few months ago, but with the holidays, etc., I didn’t have a chance to throw a launch party until now…)

Please join me for samosas, sweets, and fizzy mango drinks — stop by anytime on Saturday March 2nd from 3 – 8, but if you come at 4, 5, or 6 p.m., I’ll be reading for 10 minutes or so, from one of the new books!

And collect a raffle ticket from the front desk when you arrive — at various points during the party, I’ll draw for a giveaway of various books — the three new ones, and also my two Sri Lankan cookbooks, Vegan Serendib and A Feast of Serendib.

Hope to see you there! Please RSVP so I make sure to have enough samosas…

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3637000909870517


If you can’t make the launch party, I’ll note that for the rest of February, I’m having a Valentine’s sale — all jewelry in the Serendib House shop is 30% off! Discount taken at register.

There’s actually an open house for all of Sprout tonight, 4-8 p.m. Friday 2/23 — it’s a great opportunity to meet all of us tiny entrepreneurs. Sprout is a terrific place to shop for your gifting needs. 🙂 Shop small, shop local. Tell your friends! It’s a great opportunity to come talk to us about running your own crafting business too — we’re happy to help brainstorm!

Sprout, 7129 Cermak Road., Berwyn (just off Harlem and 22nd, next to Party City and Tony’s).


And if leaving the house is too much, I do have an online shop — porch pick-up available to save shipping, and if you need delivery — ask! I might be able to do that too, depending on timing. https://serendibshop.com

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