Tina Powell, Sheridan Business alumna, launches new book – Picnic in Pisticci

Tina Powell, President and CEO Big Fat Pen Publishing Inc.

Best-selling childrens’ author, and Sheridan Business Hall of Fame alumna,  Tina Powell is set to launch her first foray into the adult book market with Picnic in Pisticci.

In her newly released book, Picnic in Pisticci, Powell reflects (see trailer)  on her lifelong love of picnics. Beginning with her first picnic as a child, Tina recounts some of her most memorable picnics throughout her life leading up to a family picnic in Italy. Along with food, family, and friends, Powell discovers that picnics are also packed with idyllic expectations and often unexpected encounters of adventure, love, and other life lessons.

“I got the idea to write the book while planning what to do during an Italian holiday to my grandparents’ hometown. I thought, ‘We should have a picnic! A picnic in Pisticci!’ That got me thinking about how much I love picnics, how much one can learn on a picnic, and how the world truly needs more picnics,” said Powell.

Tina Powell will launch a publicity tour for Picnic in Pisticci in July starting in Oakville, Ontario, then Vancouver and finally October in Pisticci, Italy, hometown of her grandparents.  Books are available through Red Tuque Books, www.redtuquebooks.ca  retail price $23.95.  Recognizing the needs of others, Tina Powell is donating $2 from the sale of each book to Food Banks Canada.

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