Mary Bee Clark, an Oklahoma City resident and local artist, has written and illustrated two books for young children. Upon being diagnosed with lung cancer this past fall, Mary Bee has decided to seize the day and pursue her dream of publishing children’s books. My Gran’s Glasses is a colorful and fun text that showcases a Gran’s eclectic glasses wardrobe, and Nana Has an Alligator Under Her Chair is a witty book that tells of the exploits of the many critters you may find at Nana’s house. Following her illness, Mary Bee has become even more empathetic towards others who are suffering. To that end, both books will donate 100% of the author’s proceeds to local charities. Proceeds from My Gran’s Glasses will be donated to the Dean McGee Eye Institute Global Eye Care Program, and proceeds from Nana Has an Alligator Under Her Chair will benefit Wild Care Foundation, an organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation which is located in Noble, Oklahoma.
Both books are inspired by and dedicated to the author’s two year old grandson, Mason Payne. The original watercolor images are colorful, inventive, and whimsical, and are sure to appeal to all kids and kids at heart. These books are a way for Mary Bee to share her passion for life, her childlike wonder at the beauty and good in the world, and her generous, giving spirit.
On Saturday, August 3rd at 10:15 A.M., Full Circle Bookstore will host a story time event, where Mary Bee will read both books to local children. Immediately following, she will have a book signing for both texts.
Currently, her next book is in the process of printing. Called Sending You Love, this inspirational book of original watercolor paintings of angels will be released later in the fall. All proceeds from the sale of this text will be donated to the advancement of lung cancer research in Oklahoma.
Posted on Mon, July 22, 2013
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