Charleston, SC, December 17, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- They jokingly refer to themselves as the DWAG Queens, D.W.A.G. being the an acronym for Drink Wine and Giggle, a portion of the title of an intrepid trio of ex-execs’ debut book. Gal pals Lynne Everatt, Julie Smethurst and Deb Mangolt (two Canadians and one American) are best friends who wrote a book together documenting a year long journey of 101 activities involving friends, fun, and inspiration – and wine of course. Going back two decades (although they try to ignore the exact number of years), these three women met at a multinational company in Canada where they toiled together for many years in finance and marketing. The book, Drink Wine and Giggle (101 ways girlfriends can connect, have fun and be inspired) has taken off in a series of special, advanced debut signing events both in Canada and stateside. While two of the trio signed books at Canada-based events this month, Deb, was busy with her signatures at Mount Pleasant Barnes & Noble, Papyrus at Charleston Place, the Annual Lowcountry Women Authors Book Signing hosted by The Center for Women and Everyday Gourmet in Mt. Pleasant, SC, where she and the book were a triumph.
For more events, check out the events calendar at drinkwineandgiggle.com.
About Drink Wine and Giggle
Drink Wine and Giggle (101 ways girlfriends can connect, have fun and be inspired) combines friendship and personal growth in a collection of easy-to-follow activities that have been tested and proven to turn girlfriend get-togethers into life-shifting experiences.
The activities in D.W.A.G. include short projects, exercises or excursions. The book is divided into four sections—mind, body, soul and funny bone—with twenty-five activities in each. The perfect get-together companion, Drink Wine and Giggle is dedicated to encouraging new adventures and fresh insights.
About the Authors
As an Event Planner, Certified Professional Coach and Licensed Zumba® instructor, Deb Mangolt brings her positive attitude and bubbly personality to turn family reunions, corporate team-building events and women’s retreats into memorable and intoxicating experiences that demonstrate the power of true compassion. Her former career in corporate finance has taken her across North America from Ohio to Tennessee to Toronto and finally to Charleston, South Carolina where she resides with her husband. A devoted hospice volunteer, member of the Charleston Center for Women and an avid golfer and runner, Deb completed the Kiawah Island Marathon in less time than it takes to fly from New York to California.
Lynne Everatt is the author of the Leacock Award-nominated Emails from the Edge and a former Globe and Mail columnist. Having experienced two career directions, first as a finance and marketing manager then as a writer, Lynne is aware of how important it is to spend your life doing the things you love. It is the drive to do the things she loves in a way that supports other women than makes Lynne passionate about Drink Wine and Giggle. The book is about realizing the mind, body and soul’s potential—a quest Lynne shares—but it is the funny bone that she is most drawn to. Lynne loves to make people laugh.
Julie Smethurst is a finance professional, wife, mother and girlfriend. As a Chartered Accountant and finance consultant, she helps her clients optimize business and finance opportunities. Prior to becoming a consultant, Julie spent twenty-two years working for a top accounting firm and a global pharmaceutical company. With a longing to continuously grow in her own life and to help others, it’s no wonder that Julie found a way to help women through Drink Wine and Giggle. When not embroiled in high finance or coming up with activities to share with girlfriends, Julie can be found practicing yoga, hitting at the tennis club with her family or curled up reading a book.
For more information on D.W.A.G. and upcoming events, contact the author, Deb Mangolt, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at drinkwineandgiggle.com. Or email publisher Lily Herndon Weaks at email@example.com or visit thefigandthevinemedia.com (use the contact form on any page).