Anneliese Heider Tisdale

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

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October 2014 Events

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I will be participating in an Author Fair hosted by The Independence Public Library this month. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

The Independence Public Library is proud to host an Author Fair from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, October 11, 2014. The fair is part of the CAMEO (Celebrating Authors: Meaningful Enrichment Opportunities) Series and will feature several local and regional authors representing a variety of genres.”

Featured authors are:

Anneliese Heider Tisdale

Mary Potter Kenyon

Gary Lee Martinson

Linda McCann

Debra Stacey

Sonja Draga Stefanovic Wessels


When: Oct 11, 2014 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Independence Public Library

Community Room

Independence, Iowa

Attendees: Adults



See more information, book titles, pictures, etc. here.



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


Book reading in Hudson, Iowa

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I wanted to thank everyone involved in putting on the book reading last week at the Hudson Public Library in Hudson, Iowa. I also wanted to thank all that were in attendance. I was honored by the support and moved as more and more chairs had to be brought in.  The 7:00 PM reading went well, with a question and answer session and book signing afterwards. There was a nice reception following with refreshments interrupted only by the tornado sirens. After all it is Iowa and it is that time of year. Again, thank you for supporting my book, Christmas Trees Lit The Sky and allowing me to tell my story of growing up in Germany during World War II.

June 2014 Events

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

June 16, 2014 – Monday

7 pm Reading and Book Signing
Hudson Public Library
401 5th Street, P.O. Box 480
Hudson, Iowa 50643

For information:
Phone: (319) 988-4217

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


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

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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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