Wednesday, January 26, 2011

'Sunshine Sisters' authors to sign new book in West Chester Feb. 9

The foot of snow we got today may have you yearning for a bit of ... sunshine.

Well, a group of Chester County authors has released a book that might help you feel - if not warmed - then maybe a little inspired.

“Sunshine Sisters: A Celebration of Legacies, Vol. 1,” by Molly Nece, will launch at what they're calling a "Sunshine Sisters Idol" event to be held at West Chester University on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

They don't actually say where at WCU the event will be held. I'm guessing when you buy your ticket, you'll be privy to that information.

The book stems from an event that was held on Oct. 13, 2010, when more than 100 women gathered at Historic Waynesborough for the Molly Sunshine Tour. Molly Nece, author of “Chasing Stars in the Sunshine,” had assembled a group of speakers to inspire women to live their legacies and enjoy life’s adventures, according to a press release. Attendees were "warmed by the energy and motivation from the speakers and each other," the release states.

"Just three days after the Sunshine Tour I decided I was going to give the Sunshine Sisters in the audience an opportunity to share their stories,” Nece said. She invited each of the women who spoke to write a chapter in “Sunshine Sisters: A Celebration of Legacies (Volume 1.)”

“The energy, honesty and wisdom these women share in the stories selected is inspiring,” Nece said in the press release. “Their personalities, passions, struggles and joys leap off the pages. I have no doubt that the tales will encourage others to live with purpose, passion and persistence.”

The writers featured in the book include daughters of first-generation immigrants and close-knit families, as well as the daughters of an unwed mother and an alcoholic father, according to the release. "What weaves their stories together is how they correct their courses, overcome obstacles and set themselves on the road to rediscover their passions, share their talents, develop self esteem, and savor family ties," per the release.

The book’s authors will each have five minutes to share their stories at the Sunshine Sister Idol event on Feb. 9. As on TV's "American Idol," judges will make comments on the Sunshine Sisters’ presentations; however, the audience will decide who will best represent the group at the Sunshine Tour slated for Oct. 12, 2011.

Judges for the Sunshine Sister Idol event include Tracy Davidson, NBC10 news anchor, Marilyn Russell, radio personality for 95.7 BEN FM, Dave Magrogan, speaker, author, serial entrepreneur and restaurateur and Carolyn Comitta, mayor of West Chester.

Tickets for the Sunshine Sister Idol event, cost of which includes a copy of the book, can be purchased for $25 at Books may also be purchased separately for $10 each. For more information, call 484-888-6191.

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