Award-winning Art Book by Atlanta Physician Kathleen R. Bates Featured at the 2016 International Christian Retail Show from June 26 – 29

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Dr. Bates will sign copies of Christmas Birds on June 27 from 2pm – 3pm at the Christian Small Publishers Association booth #417 during the ICRS at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.

Christmas Birds front cover
Those attending ICRS are invited to enter for a chance to win a signed print of Goldfinch, one of the paintings included in Christmas Birds.

Christmas Birds features twenty-five exquisite paintings, each accompanied by a relevant scripture, a brief description of the featured bird, and an original and unexpected message designed to engage the reader to focus on the true, spiritual meaning of the season. Those attending ICRS are invited to enter during Bates’ book signing for a chance to win a signed print of Goldfinch, one of the paintings included in the book. The winner of the drawing will be announced at 5:30pm on June 27 at booth #417.

What started as art created for Bates’ personal Christmas card over 40 years ago has become an award-winning coffee table book of original paintings of birds paired with short meditations on the spiritual meaning of Christmas.

Awards for Christmas Birds include 2015 USA Best Book Awards Finalist, 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, and 2015 International Book Awards Finalist. In addition, Bates was nominated for the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Specialty Book category.

Christmas Birds: Art and Inspiration for the Season and Beyond (Rising Fawn Press $29.95, 112 pages, full color, 8.25x8.25, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-63452-046-1) is available for individual sale a well as in bulk to organizations and retailers. The combination of art, nature and Christmas themes gives this book broad appeal as a gift.

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CONTACT: Kathleen R. Bates, 888-856-4575, kbates(at)imagesfromhome(dot)com
Author is available for interviews.

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