March Break Fun: Book Signing at Chapters Bayview Village for Lee Bice-Matheson & the Paige Maddison Series

It was this author’s dream come true with the exception of missing my coauthor and son. Unfortunately, J.R. Matheson caught a virus that many have succumbed to in our cold Canadian winter season. So many book lovers asked about J.R. and wished him well. I passed the well wishes along. 🙂 Thank you kindly.

Photo from our first book signing at Chapters Bayview Village, November 14, 2015.

Photo from our first book signing at Chapters Bayview Village, November 14, 2015.

From the moment I arrived with books in hand, I was greeted at the door by Donald who informed me our desk and Indigo tablecloth was all set up at the top of the escalator, second floor. Heather then arranged for the Paige Maddison Series to be processed and later brought the books upstairs for our signing. Thank you so much to all of the wonderful staff at Chapters Bayview Village for your support and encouragement including Heather, Yasir, Donald, Frances, and Brett. I felt very welcomed and honoured, indeed. Also, thank you Heather for introducing me on the PA system. That was fantastic! Thank you Colin for arranging all of this, and Yasir for overseeing it. 20151114_141739

We had many book lovers drop by. From my cousin Jason and his loving wife, Michelle, and his lovely family, to my mentors JR Colombo and his loving wife Ruth, and a childhood friend, Suzanne, who surprised me, too! It was a wonderful start to the book signing event. I had many wonderful conversations with interested readers from young tweens/teens to those who are young at heart. One young lady who bought the series exclaimed, “I know I’m going to love this series!” And later she returned and asked, “What are your plans with the Paige Maddison Series?” I was delighted as I had seen her reading part of the first novel, Wake Me Up Inside. I shared that our son, J.R., was now in his PhD full-time and he was sadly retiring from writing with me. However, I shared I have already begun book four and am rebranding the series wherein each novel will be a standalone mystery much like the Nancy Drew series. I smiled and said to her, “You’re probably too young to know who that is.” She broke out into a huge smile and said, “Oh, I know who Nancy Drew is. That’s awesome!” I grabbed a copy of Shine Your Light, flipped it over, and showed her JR Colombo’s book blurb: “Paige is … the Nancy Drew of the realm of high spirits and dreams  and visions. In my opinion, it is “a keeper.”” She walked away with a spring in her step. It made my day. That exchange is what means the most to me …  to hear the readers’ thoughts and their input. The questions from the tweens and teens were insightful.  I was so happy to have an audience with everyone who dropped by. Thank you to each and every one of you who made the effort and also encouraged the Paige Maddison Series to go forward. And a special thank you to those book lovers who picked up a copy of our series. J.R., my husband and business manager, Kevin, and I all thank you! All 3 books in the series were sold: Wake Me Up Inside, #1; Destiny’s Gate, #2; Shine Your Light, #3, our new release and bestseller. For readers who missed this book signing, we are happy to announce Chapters Bayview Village is stocking the Paige Maddison Series. You can pick them up any time. To see all of the photos please go to our Facebook:

Thank you again to Chapters Bayview Village for hosting us and to Colin for booking us first to launch our new release, Shine Your Light.  I loved every second at Chapters Bayview Village. We area honoured they’ve asked us to return again soon. Thank you so much!

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INDIGO YORKDALE HOSTS LEE BICE-MATHESON & J.R. MATHESON OF THE PAIGE MADDISON SERIES

It was an interesting afternoon spent at Indigo Yorkdale on Saturday and our first time there for an Author instore book signing. We were greeted right away by their welcoming staff. We began our day with a visit from grandparents looking for a special book for their granddaughter and boy were they happy to see the Paige Maddison Series on display. We had a lively chat and they bought Wake Me Up Inside to start her on the Paige Maddison Series. They really made our day.

We had so much fun talking with this couple. Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting us. Very kind indeed.

We had so much fun talking with this couple. Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting us. Very kind indeed.

J.R. Matheson & Lee Bice-Matheson pictured with their Hot New Release: Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series at Indigo Yorkdale

J.R. Matheson & Lee Bice-Matheson pictured with their Hot New Release: Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series at Indigo Yorkdale

We had another visit with parents of four daughters. They were so happy to see a series written for their daughters’ age group, 10+. And again they invested in the series and shook our hands encouraging us to continue on in our journey writing Paige’s story. So many readers dropped by our table and supported us. We want everyone to know how much we enjoyed our time with you and to thank you so much for stopping by. So many of you had kind words of encouragement. For instance, a local composer stopped to chat about art and what it’s like to write as a Mom-Son team; one young man attending Carleton University specifically came to talk to us about the craft of writing and what it’s like to be authors. He said, “I know of the Paige Maddison Series.” We wish him all the best with his writing career. It really made our day knowing this student came all the way to Indigo Yorkdale to meet J.R. and I. Thank you so much for your time and trouble. We’d like to thank Sarah, Geoffrey, and Sharon for hosting us on Saturday. We appreciated the opportunity to share Paige Maddison with the world; it’s priceless to us. Thank you kindly. And thank you Sharon for the invite to come back again. We shall return. Thank you so much!

We're excited to be at Indigo Yorkdale today thanks to Sarah, Geoffrey, and Sharon.

We’re excited to be at Indigo Yorkdale today thanks to Sarah, Geoffrey, and Sharon.

We were happy to meet author Nana Abraham of ‘For Black Girls’ fame and her team. They are all very talented people. They held a raffle and read from her new release.

Author of For Black Girls at Indigo Yorkdale photographed with her team.

Nana Abraham, author of For Black Girls at Indigo Yorkdale photographed with her team.

It was very entertaining. Congratulations on your success Nana!

 

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As Seen On Live TV – Paige Maddison Series Hits Indigo Yorkdale for the First Time, February 25th

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today. December 17, 2016.

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today. Dec 17, 2016.

J.R. Matheson and I are thrilled to be hosted by Indigo Yorkdale  Saturday, February 25th, beginning at 1 pm.

Thankfully I taped Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

Thankfully I taped Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

We are bringing the Paige Maddison Series, and our new bestseller, Shine Your LightAs Seen On Live TV! We cannot wait to meet the book lovers and talk about all things supernatural, spiritual, and ghosts. Thank you for having us.

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FOODFIC: But What Are They Eating? hosted Lee Bice-Matheson On What Our Characters in the Paige Maddison Series Eat?

Thank you kindly, Shelley Workinger, for having us on your blog – FOODFIC: But What Are They Eating? It was a fun look at our characters’ and what they like to eat.

Shelley is the author of the SOLID Series written for middle grade and YA readers. It is science fiction / fantasy genre.

Shelley is the author of the SOLID Series written for middle grade and YA readers. It is science fiction / fantasy genre.

Shelley is the author of middle grade and YA fiction for the series SOLID. For more about Shelley Workinger’s novels, and our interview please Click here: But What Are They Eating? 

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Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series featured on Carpinello’s Writing Pages

J.R. Matheson and I wanted to wish Cheryl Carpinello a huge thank you for having us on her blog – Carpinello’s Writing Pages. Cheryl is the author of middle grade, tween, and teen / YA medieval fiction stories.

Cheryl is an author and a retired Teacher who loves to write about Ancient and Medieval worlds. Thank you again Cheryl for hosting us.

Cheryl is an author and a retired Teacher who loves to write about Ancient and Medieval worlds. Thank you again Cheryl for hosting us.

We have been hosted by Cheryl once before for Destiny’s Gate, also. She is a kind supporter to tween, teen & YA ghost story writers

On the set with Producer of Daytime Simcoe, Deanne McCallum. She was most welcoming. Thank you Deanne for the invitation on the show.

On the ‘Live’ TV show with host Melissa Neuen, Daytime Simcoe. She was most welcoming. Thank you Melissa and Show Producer, Deanne, for the invitation on the show.

like us. Thank you so much Cheryl. For more on Cheryl Carpinello and her novels, or our interview, please Click on the Link here: YA WRITING TEAM IS BACK!

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Paige Maddison Series was ‘LIVE’ on Daytime Simcoe, Rogers TV Barrie, with host Melissa Neuen

Thankfully I taped Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

I taped Rogers TV Cable Barrie: Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

Friday the 13th, paraskevidekatriaphobia, was the day Paige Maddison hit ‘live’ TV on Rogers

Here we are live on the air.

Here we are ‘live’ on the air, Daytime Simcoe.

Cable TV with host Melissa Neuen,

Lee pictured with host Melissa Neuen before the 'live' Daytime Simcoe TV show.

Lee pictured with host Melissa Neuen before the ‘live’ Daytime Simcoe TV talk show.

on Daytime Simcoe. I had so much fun on the set and with Melissa and Producer of the show, Deanne McCallum. In fact, my husband, Kevin, who helps to set up Sasha Grace and our book stand, and I, were also taped for a Happy 150th Canada movie. It was an action-packed hour! Melissa is passionate about her career and gracious with the guests. It was my first

Here is the mike for the live show. I am pointing to the jet pack in my back pocket and the mike is on my blue coat collar. Exciting experience on Daytime Simcoe. Thank you.

Here is the bodypack microphone for the show. I am pointing to the transmitter in my back pocket and the mike is on my blue coat collar. Exciting experience on Daytime Simcoe. Thank you.

time on TV and I couldn’t think of a better group of people to work with. I felt comfortable and welcomed. Thank you Melissa and Deanne! J.R. Matheson and I hope you enjoy the Paige

Here is the Paige Maddison Series on live TV. Rogers Cable TV Barrie, Daytime Simcoe.

Here is the Paige Maddison Series on ‘live’ TV. Rogers Cable TV Barrie, Daytime Simcoe.

Maddison Series.

Shine Your Light was highlighted on Friday the 13th. It has always been a day of good luck for author Lee Bice-Matheson. She is not a superstitious person.

Shine Your Light was highlighted on Friday the 13th. It has always been a day of good luck for author Lee Bice-Matheson. She is not a superstitious person.

Shine Your Light was highlighted on the show as it is our new release and best-selling novel. I am grateful Melissa asked a lot about Paige and her journey. Thank you kindly. If you are a subscriber to Rogers Cable TV: click here to see the show. Enjoy.

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Hold on to your Hat! Lee Bice-Matheson is ‘live’ on air, ROGERS TV Barrie talk show called Daytime

This will be Lee’s first appearance on ‘live’ TV. Mom-son writing duo were honoured Deanne McCallum invited Lee and J.R. onto the Daytime ‘live’ talk show on Friday, January 13th, 2017. J.R. is busy at The University of Toronto in his PhD program so Lee will represent the mom-son writing duo.

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today. December 17, 2016.

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today.
December 17, 2016.

Stay tuned for further information. It’s ‘live’ on Channel 10, Barrie. Thank you to Deanne for inviting the Paige Maddison Series authors on.

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Manticore Books: Christmas Book Signing for Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series

Lee and J.R. are pictured at their first book signing for Shine Your Light at Manticore Books, Orillia, ON. Thank you for having us. It was fantastic. Merry Christmas everyone.

Lee and J.R. are photographed at their first book signing for Shine Your Light at Manticore Books, Orillia, ON. Thank you for having us. Merry Christmas everyone.

J.R. Matheson and I were so honoured to have our first book signing for Shine Your Light at Manticore Books, downtown Orillia. We had a great afternoon! First of all, we were happy to share the day with local author Sherry Lawson and her new book. She made bannock from her grandmother’s recipe. It was tasty! Thank you Sherry!

We had many book lovers stop by our table and supported us, too! We thank you ever so much for your interest in the Paige Maddison Series. That is why we do what we do! We love talking to readers and those sharing the love of reading to their family members. Some surprises are in store on Christmas day 🙂

And we had many surprises. Frank Matys of Orillia Today stopped by and gave us an interview and took our photos. He may have an interesting take on the Paige Maddison Series. Also, Mehreen from The Packet and Times stopped by. She also interviewed us and took photos. Thank you to both reporters for taking the time out of your busy pre-Christmas schedule on the weekend, no less. We are truly thrilled you came by. And we had a visit from local Rogers TV and news reporter John Swartz and celebrity Deborah Wagner. John mentioned us twice in his regular column advertising the Manticore Books author signings. Thank you for the support fellow Sarnia-born native!

Our first set of business cards for Shine Your Light.

Our first set of business cards for Shine Your Light.

Next up, to our surprise, the original store owner, Don Ross, dropped in. He stocked my first novella, Wake Me Up Inside, Book One, in the series when it was released in 2012 and Destiny’s

Here we are with Don Ross, the original owner of Manticore Books. Thanks for coming by and for your words of encouragement.

Here we are with Don Ross, the original owner of Manticore Books. Thanks for coming by and for your words of encouragement.

Gate (released in 2014 with coauthor J.R.) and continued to do so until he sold the store to Michael Fredson who now stocks our series at Manticore Books. Mr.Ross was delighted to see the best seller ribbon on the poster for Shine Your Light and that we’ve continued Paige’s journey as a Mom-Son writing team. He said what an accomplishment this is especially in today’s market. Thank you Don! We also had our dear friends, Brenda and Joe Watt, stop in. It was a very hearty conversation and lots of laughter too. Thanks for coming!

Here is the sort of weather we're having this week. We had to shovel out our driveway before attending the book signing at Manticore Books. Roads were sloshy and slippery. But we made it!

Here is the sort of weather we’re having this week. We had to shovel out our driveway twice before attending the book signing at Manticore Books. Roads were sloshy and slippery. But we made it!

J.R. had to get special permission to attend the book signing as he was supposed to be working in the lab in Toronto. Thank you so much to Dr. Bruna Brands and Vivian for taking over J.R.’s responsibilities for the day. We cannot thank you enough. It wouldn’t have been the same without our son, my coauthor, at the first book signing for Shine Your Light. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holiday Season, and a very Happy & Healthy New Year to Everyone.

 

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Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series, is STILL listed in the Top 100 Best Sellers on Amazon.com for Teen & Young Adult Ghost Stories

Wake Me Up Inside won a Literacy Award and Destiny's Gate, both books, were entered into the Battle of The Books, Simcoe County, 2012-16.

Wake Me Up Inside won a Literacy Award and Destiny’s Gate, both books, were entered into the Battle of The Books, Simcoe County, 2012-16.

J.R. Matheson and I are delighted to share the journey of Shine Your Light, Book Three, Paige Maddison Series. It is still listed in the Top 100 Best Sellers in Teen and Young Adult Ghost Stories and was listed for a month in the HOT NEW RELEASES on Amazon.com for our

Our novel, Shine Your Light, is highlighted here on Amazon.com with Stephanie Meyer's new release. Unbelievable to us. It's for our paperback edition.

Our novel, Shine Your Light, is highlighted here on Amazon.com with Stephanie Meyer’s new release. Unbelievable to us. It’s for our paperback edition.

paperback edition. We had no idea this would happen for us. We are jumping up and down that Paige gets to share her journey with book lovers this Christmas. What an honour, indeed. Our names have come up with Stephanie Meyer of the Twilight Saga, too!

In the initial press release for Wake Me Up Inside, Book One, my book promotion specialist from FriesenPress wrote: “The advent of strong female examples in popular culture is now apparent, with more appearing every day. Bold young characters like smart and rebellious Gwen Stacy of The Amazing Spiderman, skilled archer Merida in the new Pixar movie Brave, and strong-willed Katniss of the tremendously popular novel and film Hunger Games, make powerful statements about the capabilities of teen girls. With this current wave of strong feminine ideals, there is sure to be a ground swell of empowered young women out there. Orillia author, Lee Bice-Matheson continues this positive trend with her debut novel to be released in August.” Since this was written, we are pleased to say Paige is a hero to boys and girls. In fact, 49% of our Facebook friends are boys and 51% are girls.

J.R. Matheson and Lee Bice-Matheson after our event held at Furby House Books, Port Hope, ON.

J.R. Matheson and Lee Bice-Matheson after our event held at Furby House Books, Port Hope, ON.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our supporters. We’re happy to see Paige’s success story. Up next, we’re at Manticore Books this Saturday, December 17th at Noon until 3-4 pm and we’re on the air ‘live’ with Lynda Brown on Sunday night, 6 pm EST. Thank you for allowing us to continue our passion.

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Shine Your Light, Book Three, Paige Maddison Series is ‘live’ on the FriesenPress Bookstore

Released Tuesday, November 15th, written by Lee Bice-Matheson and J.R. Matheson. Mom-Son supernatural series writing team. Congrats J.R.!

Released Tuesday, November 15th, written by J.R. Matheson and Lee Bice-Matheson. Mom-Son supernatural series writing team. Congrats J.R.!

Hot off the Press! Please click on: Press Release It was issued today for Shine Your Light. J.R. Matheson and I couldn’t be happier to announce our third novel in the Paige Maddison Series, is now available for sale on the FriesenPress Bookstore. It’s been two years writing Shine Your Light and we feel it’s our best one yet. Thank you to authors JR Colombo, David D Plain, and Philip Henry for the awesome book blurbs you’ve written. They are included in the novel and were posted in full in an earlier blog post. Read them here by clicking on: October 25th blog post. Our supernatural series is full of twists and turns at every corner. Paige has been called ‘the Nancy Drew of the realm of high spirits and dreams and visions, traumatic experiences and out-of-body trips, all convincingly described! It is “a keeper.”‘ Written by JR Colombo, Author and Anthologist of over 200 books. Shine Your Light has been described by Award Winning Author David D Plain as ‘Shine Your Light is a heart stopper. I enjoyed it thoroughly.’ Philip Henry, Author and Film-maker. says ‘It’s a very enjoyable and deeply spiritual addition to the Paige Maddison Series.’ Thank you for your kind words and support to all of you.

Our beta reader says:  Where do I start? This book was so exciting and detailed from beginning to end! In Shine Your Light, authors Lee Bice-Matheson and J.R. Matheson pose the question: what would happen if one does not fulfill their destiny and allows darkness to prevail? This novel is electrifying, fast-paced and full of genuine emotion as it transcends matters such as self-doubt and evil. The authors explore and expose details from various sources allowing the reader to learn and grow alongside the heroine. We meet new characters who are gratifyingly developed, namely the villain who aided the plot in becoming the most thrilling and inspiring novel of the trilogy. Paige is transformed throughout her explorations and conquers all with the help of her gifts, angels, respected mentors, family and friends. I definitely had the chills in a few spots. The authors wrote from such a place of love and that jumped right off the page! They leave us with a final notion that we must trust our own instincts and ultimately come from a place of love. Beta Reader, Katy S. Thank you so much Katy! We are honoured and delighted to read how much you enjoyed Shine Your Light.

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