You can meet our local Conifer, Colorado author/anthologist Dr. Joe Wheeler at a book signing at King Soopers 25637 Conifer Road; Conifer, CO 80433 — 09:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m._Dec. 8,14,15, 21, 22. All proceeds go to the 3rd grade reading program and the libraries of local participating schools.
Kiwanis Club of Conifer, Colorado sponsors a local reading program. Near the end of the school year they have an event of fun, acknowledgements, and awards.
Through this program, Conifer Kiwanis has contributed over $10,000 to the reading programs in local elementary schools. But the benefits to the children can’t be measured in those dollars. Children are inspired to read!
The picture on the right was taken at the annual end-of-school-year event held in 2016. It was an event honoring 3rd graders who participated in the Kiwanis reading program. Friends, family, teachers, principals, and others representing the schools attended. See Blog 0188.
Dr. Wheeler is pictured to the left, with a student, after signing the book he gave her. He personally contributes one of his books to each 3rd grader in the reading program. This student, like all the 3rd graders, chose her book from a list of books Dr. Wheeler’s gave to each child. She proudly holds up her new book, and a certificate.
One special gift is awarded to a 3rd grader whose name is drawn from all the names of the 3rd grade children in the program, who are present. Last year Dr. Wheeler outdid himself, and gave to a happy young girl whose name was drawn, his entire 10-volume collection of animal stories. It ended up a great inspiration to her, which has increased her love for reading!
In recent Christmas seasons, Dr. Joe Wheeler has been a guest on AM91 radio. December 6th he was on the program from 7:00 -9:00 a.m. He was interviewed about his life, education, teaching and writing experiences. Continue reading →
Tomorrow author Dr. Joe Wheeler will begin 6 days of signing his books at King Soopers, in Conifer, Colorado. His website is: www.joewheelerbooks.com At the end of this blog, read about the three books he has published this year.
Twenty-six years ago, Dr. James Dobson interviewed Dr. Wheeler on his national “Focus on the Family” radio broadcast — the interview was about Dr. Wheeler’s book Christmas in My Heart. The response was so overwhelming, that Dr. Wheeler decided to do another — and has done one each year ever since then. This year is book #26 in the series of Christmas in My Heart Christmas stories.
A large number of Dr. Wheeler’s 98 published books will be set up on display at Conifer King Soopers tomorrow (December 7) and each scheduled day this month. He will sign any book that you purchase, writing an individual comment designed specifically for each of his 98 books. If you wish, he will also designate who the book is to go to, and who it is from.
Where and When:
King Soopers — 25637 Conifer Road; Conifer, CO 80433
Thursday, December 7 – 9:00 – 5:00 Friday, December 8 ” Thursday, December 14 ” Friday, December 15 ” Thursday, December 21 ” Friday, December 22 “Continue reading →