Anneliese Heider Tisdale

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

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August 2014 Events

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

US Bank has a program where they spotlight local businesses in their branch for a month. My first business spotlight for my published book “Christmas Trees Lit The Sky” was at the Council Street Branch in June of 2013. I was honored when they asked me back to be their Business Spotlight for August 2014.

Business Spotlight of the Month at US Bank

US Bank

Council Street Branch

5321 Council Street NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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November 2014 Events

Christmas Trees Lit The Sky

Christmas Trees Lit The Sky

November 3, 2014 – Monday

Noon Luncheon
Reading, Questions and Book Signing
PEO Chapter HJ


May 2014 Events

Christmas Trees Lit The Sky

Christmas Trees Lit The Sky

May 10, 2014 – Saturday

9:30 am Reading and Book Signing
St John Lutheran Church
1420 Walker Street
Ely, Iowa 52227

For information:
Phone: (319) 848-4510

May 16, 2014 – Friday

7 pm Reading and Book Signing
Santa Maria Winery
218 West 6th Street
Carol, Iowa 51401

For information:
Phone: (712) 775-2013

May 17, 2014 - Saturday

2 pm Reading and Book Signing
Indianola Public Library
207 North B Street 
Indianola, Iowa 50125

For information: 
Phone: (515) 962-5346


January 2014 Events

January 12, 2014 - Sunday

2 pm Reading and Book Signing
Cornell College
Russell D. Cole Library
Browsing Room
600 First Street West 
Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

For information: 
Phone: (319) 895-4271


September Events

September 7, 2013 - Saturday

2:00 pm Reading and Book Signing
Carnegie Library
126 S. Second St.
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
Phone: (563) 652-3874

September 15, 2013 - Sunday

2 to 3 pm - Reading and Book Signing
German-American Heritage Center
712 West Second Street,
Davenport, Iowa 52802-1410
Phone: (563) 322-8844

September 28, 2013 - Saturday

10 am - Reading and Book Signing/Luncheon*
The Crossroads Inspired Living
602 10th Street
DeWitt, Iowa 52742
Phone: (563) 659-8897

*Luncheon following will feature a recipe or two from
Anneliese’s book.
Cost: $10.50 with Luncheon Included.  Limited Seating.

May Events

May, 4th 2013 - Saturday

10 am – noon and 1 – 4 pm
Reading / book signing
Amana General Store
4423 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52203
(319) 622-7650 or (800) 418-8318

April Events

April 11, 2013Thursday

7 pm book discussion
SE Book Club
At the home of Leslie French
4705 Savannah Ct. S. E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(319) 350-6544


April 13, 2013Saturday

1:30 pm Reading / book signing
Granger House Museum
970 10th Street / PO Box 753
Marion, Iowa 52302
Phone: (319) 377-6672


April 25, 2013 – Thursday

6 – 8 pm Reading / book signing
The Book Loft of German Village
631 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43206
Phone: (614) 464-1774


Author Picture 9.13.2012Welcome to my new world as an “author.” My first book Christmas Trees Lit the Sky – Growing up in World War II Germany was published in November 2012. This has been a new world for me and now the challenge is to get the word out and to keep working on the sequel.

The entire experience has been overwhelming. It all started with a book review and author profile in the Cedar Rapids Gazette by Dave Rasdal. I have always been a fan of Dave’s “Ramblings” never thinking I would ever be the subject of one of his features. This brought about my first book reading/signing hosted by friend Cindi for our neighborhood and also one at New Bo Books across from the New Bo Market in Cedar Rapids. The signing at New Bo was a total success with standing room only in the back and people sitting on the floor in front. All this, after I had nightmares about me trying to read to an empty room! If I was nervous at the beginning I soon started to enjoy this as I saw former colleagues from my teaching days and friends I had not seen for some time. Most recently I participated in the Author Fair of the Marion Public Library where again I met old friends and made some new ones.

I plan to post future events and keep you up to date on what’s going on with my writing.

Till next time —

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Originally from Finland, Parisienne by marriage. Happy mother of a happy daughter. I have traveled in more than sixty countries for pleasure and work. Love cooking, restaurants and food markets. Design and architecture catch my eye. This blog is about everyday life in Paris, past memories converted into travel stories and new adventures.

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