Life in the Neck New Friends | Diane Davies

by | Mar 11, 2019 | Featured Article | 2 comments

LA Times Festival of Books on the USC campus in Los Angles is the next stop for award winning Minnesota author Diane Davies and her children’s books. ReadersMagnet will be hosting Davies for a book signing from 2:00 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 as part of the event. Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States.; Davies invitation to the Festival came through ReadersMagnet, a team of self-publishing and digital marketing experts that exist to assist aspiring and veteran authors in fulfilling their dreams.

LA Times Festival of Books will take place on April 13 & 14, 2019 on the campus of the University of Southern California. Life in the Neck New Friends by Davies Sikorsikia and Davies newest book Jeannie Ann Grandma Has Breast Cancer illustrated by CA Nobens will both be traveling to Los Angeles.; Life in the Neck New Friends introduces you to Delaney the fawn, Rocket the rabbit, Cardinal Red and Old Coyote.These four will learn about friendship, cooperation and the busy world around them. When danger threatens the neck, will their bond be strong enough to beat it? Jeannie Ann Grandma Has Breast Cancer is told by Jeannie Ann a typical six-year-old who happens to have a grandmother newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The fears, questions, emotions and misunderstandings of a child dealing with a loved one with cancer are explained in terms a child can understand. Tumors, mastectomies, chemotherapy, pain, and loss are discussed within the story as well as hope for the future. Davies has been able to gift over 1000 copies of Jeannie Ann story to breast cancer care centers in the state of Minnesota through the help of corporate sponsors, friends and neighbors making a difference in the lives of children facing a cancer diagnosis of someone they love.



  1. faye

    i really love your books because it helps me talk to my children about such a serious topic like cancer

    • Sheska

      yes, same. i found it hard to open the conversation before, but the book really helped me


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