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Brilliant Sky Toys & Books® of Deer Park Welcomes Ruth Spiro, Award Winning Children’s Author of Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist

Barrington, IL, June 12, 2009 --( Deer Park,Il. Brilliant Sky Books is pleased as punch to welcome local author Ruth Spiro, author of Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist for a wild and crazy morning of bubble-gum blowing on Saturday June 27th, 2009 from 10-12:30 pm.

Spiro will read the story which features Lester Fizz, who doesn’t quite fit in his colorful family of artists. Then, he discovers his own unique talent in an unexpected medium. Will he finally earn the recognition he longs for, or will he blow his chance? Come one and all to find out.

“It is our joy to carry a fine boutique selection of children’s books. We are especially thrilled to feature Ruth in our local children’s author series,” says Patty Parcheta, Owner of Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. “This event will be especially fun for children of all ages with activities including a huge bubble-gum blowing contest!”

For more information on Brilliant Sky Toys and Books®, or about the author series or this event in particular, contact Patty Parcheta at 847-438-8300 or email

About Ruth Spiro

Spiro lives in Deerfield with her husband and two daughters, who provide endless inspiration for her writing. Her articles and essays have appeared in Child, Woman’s World, Redbook, FamilyFun and Chicago Parent. Her stories have also been published in popular anthologies, notably The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn, edited by Marlo Thomas, and several Chicken Soup for the Soul titles.

She especially loves writing for children, and her picture book, Lester Fizz: Bubble-gum Artist, was published by Dutton in 2008. This story was a winner in the Writer’s Digest 72nd Annual Writing Competition, and was named Best Contest Entry in the Kay Snow Writing Contest sponsored by the Willamette Writers in Oregon.

In response to the dozens of women who have contacted her for advice on breaking into print, Ruth developed and teaches the Writing for Moms™ program. She helps women turn their experience and insight into essays, articles and children’s stories, and also works with writers one-on-one. Several graduates of her program are now published, as well.

Ruth is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences. Her recent appearances include Printer's Row Lit Fest, the Illinois Young Authors Conference, the Millennium Park Family Fun Festival and the Illinois Art Education Association.

For more information on Ruth Spiro’s Writing for Moms™ program or on this event, you can email her at

About Us

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books®, in Deer Park, Il is a premier specialty retailer offering high-quality, developmentally-sound toys, games, books and more for children of All ages. Winner of Playthings Magazine “Best New Store Design” Award, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books® features an entirely environmentally friendly and sustainable design inclusive of bamboo floors, recyclable carpets, and walls muraled with low volatile non-toxic paints.

Owned by David and Patti Parcheta, and managed by daughters Jessie, who has a degree in Special Education, and Nikki, a recent Culinary Arts graduate, the store is merchandised to support both developmentally on-target children as well as those with special needs. Free Gift Wrapping, Birthday Wish Lists, Educational Workshops, Author Visits, and merchandise lists that are cross referenced with the AblePlay RatingTM System providing information on its use for children with special needs, make Brilliant Sky Toys & Books® a one-of-a-kind specialty toy store for children ages 0 to 100.

For more information on specific learning toys for developmental skills of all ages and challenges, or to find the perfect sustainable gift, whether it be a toy or book, for a special child or adult, contact the store directly at (847) 438-8300 or Brilliant Sky Toys & Books® is located at 21540 W Field Pkwy Deer Park, IL 60010.

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