Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Margie Kennon Tovrea (aka Kristie Leigh Maguire) Presents Autographed Book to Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands John P. deJongh, Jr.



Margie Kennon Tovrea (aka Kristie Leigh Maguire) Presents Autographed Book to Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands John P. deJongh, Jr.

Margie Kennon Tovrea (aka Kristie Leigh Maguire) presented an autographed copy of her book, From the Far Side of the Sun: A Friendship That Spanned the Distance, to Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. (U.S. Virgin Islands) at the 1st Annual Pool Party Mixer held at the the Estate Carlton Condos on the West End of St. Croix on Sunday August 9, 2009.

Frederiksted, St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) – August 11, 2009

The residents, management, and Board of Directors of the Estate Carlton Condominiums were delighted to have Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis fly over from St. Thomas to be the guests of honor at their 1st Annual Pool Party Mixer which was held on Sunday August 9, 2009. Many other Island residents who have ties to the condominium complex joined with the residents of Carlton Condos in welcoming the Governor and Lt. Governor to St. Croix and to the party. The sunny skies and tropical trade winds added just the right touch of zest to the delicious food that the residents of the condos contributed to the occasion.

Margie Kennon Tovrea (aka Kristie Leigh Maguire), the “resident published author” at Carlton Condos, presented Governor deJongh, Jr. with an autographed copy of her book, From the Far Side of the Sun: A Friendship That Spanned the Distance. Ms. Tovrea chose this book, out of the six books she has published, to present to the Governor because it is her memoirs book of her expatriate days which began on St. Croix back in the early 1990s when her husband accepted an assignment to Hess Oil Refinery (now HOVENSA). Ms. Tovrea considers St. Croix as the beginning of her expatriate days even though it is U.S. Territory because it was her first experience of living outside the Continental United States.

From the Far Side of the Sun: A Friendship That Spanned the Distance is published by Star Publish LLC and is available online at Amazon.com. From the Far Side of the Sun includes many pictures of Ms. Tovrea’s globetrotting days, and is the re-release of her book Emails from the Edge: The Life of an Expatriate Wife which did not include pictures. Ms. Tovrea, writing romance under the name of Kristie Leigh Maguire, is also the author of Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever (Collector’s Edition), Desert Heat, Cabin Fever, and No Lady and Her Tramp which she co-authored with Mark Haeuser. She has also contributed to several anthologies.

Affairs of the Heart was a Number One novel in sensual romance at Amazon.com. Desert Heat was voted Romance of the Year and Kristie Leigh Maguire was voted Best Up and Coming Author of the Year by the Affaire de Coeur Magazine Reader/Writer Poll. Cabin Fever and No Lady and Her Tramp placed in the Top Ten at the Preditors & Editors Poll.

Visit Kristie Leigh Maguire online at http://kristieleighmaguire.com/.


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6 comments:

  1. Very nice presentation and article!

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  2. Kristie, I love the article and photos AND your new "beach" hairdo.
    Joan

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  3. Thanks, Joan! My new hairdo is soooo much cooler. And thanks to time and the sun I am now a 'platinum blonde' without having to resort to the bottle. lol
    Kristie

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  4. He's going to enjoy that book, Kristie. I know I did!

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  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book, Nina!
    Kristie

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