On August 17, 2019, we enjoyed the hospitality of Leigh and David Conners in downtown Greenville, SC for the Book Launch Party celebnrating the August 15th release of Tabouli: The Story of a Heart-Driven Diabetes Alert Dog.
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Tabouli Book Launch Party yesterday! The turn out, show of support, and enthusiasm were amazing!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a book (or multiple books!) and took the time to speak with me. Thank you to Leigh and David Conners for hosting the event, making the doggy bags and bookmarks, and making it so much fun!
Thank you to Megan Pelicano for managing the business and the author! Thank you to Renee Carolla of Urban Dog Photography for the wonderful photos! Thank you to Elizabeth Vaughan Gallagher and Taboulii for EVERYTHING you have done and continue to do to make this book a success!
We have so many exciting events on the horizon: TV interviews, media coverage, road trips, speaking engagements and book signings! I am humbled and grateful to be a part of it all.
On August 15, 2019, Carol Clarke of WYFF News Channel 4 in Greenville, SC interviewed Elizabeth, Tabouli and Matt about Matt's latest novel, Tabouli.
Matt's daughter, Megan, was there to take pictures and meet a local celebrity.
Thank you so much, Carol Clarke! We enjoyed every minute of it!
Matt and Philbert packed up some books and headed to the East End of Easley... East End Elementary School, to be precise!
After a marathon 7 hours spent reading to 14 classes, they enjoyed getting to know so many fantastic students, faculty and staff!
Thank you East End!
We look forward to a return visit in the New Year!
Matt and Philbert spent the day at Crosswell Elementary School reading to several classes, meeting smiling faces, sharing contagious laughter, and making new friends!
What an amazing, engaged, and fun group of kids!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Crosswell Cubs!
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Philbert has journeyed as far as France, Italy, Switzerland, and Great Britain and as wide as much of the Continental USA!
Where will Philbert travel to next?
Wait and see!
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Matt had the pleasure of reading "Philbert LaRue had a Hole in his Shoe" to 125 kindergarten and 125 first grade scholars at the Legacy Early College Elementary School in Greenville, SC.
The kids laughed aloud and were very engaging during the entire afternoon.
Thank you for so many laughs, so many memories and so many shining smiles!
We hope to see you all again soon! Thank you Legacy Early College!
Matt and Philbert joined 121 students, between first and fifth grade, for a fun and entertaining afternoon at Lakes and Bridges Charter School in Easley, SC.
In addition to reading "Philbert LaRue had a Hole in his Shoe," Matt previewed the first chapter of his upcoming middle grades chapter book, "Tabouli." The kids loved it!
Matt can't wait to see his new friends again soon! Thank you, Lakes and Bridges Charter School!
Matt was invited to read "Philbert laRue had a Hole in his Shoe" to the Rainbow Gang at the ribbon-cutting for their new activity room. Matt brought Philbert and his guitar and enjoyed every minute of his time with these fantastic people!
The Rainbow Gang (Special Populations Recreation) is a recreation, leisure and sports program created by the Anderson County Council to meet the needs of individuals with mental and physical challenges through recreational, leisure and sports activities.
Special Populations also works hand-in-hand with Special Olympics Area 14 to provide year round sports training to individuals with intellectual disabilities.