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...and she sparkled

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...and she sparkled
Written by Joan Steffend
& Illustrated by Fredrick Haugen
TRISTAN Publishing
Publication Date: October, 2010
Price $16.95/ ISBN 978-0-931674-83-9
Padded Hardcover, 40 Pages
Contact: Sheila Waldman

Television and Radio Host and HGTV Personality Joan Steffend�Shares Her Personal Story of Rediscovering The Joy Within Her

Golden Valley, Minn. - (May 17, 2010) - TRISTAN Publishing proudly introduces “...and she sparkled”, by Joan Steffend. In her first published title, Joan shares a timeless and universal story of rediscovering who you are and the joy that�s possible when you recognize you were always magnificent.

Through the pages of this exquisite book readers are shown the beauty and importance of being true to yourself and following your own dreams. Joan�s words coupled with simple but expressive illustrations remind us that there is magic all around us waiting to be experienced if we follow our hearts and let the child in us dance...whatever our age.

About the author
Joan Steffend is a mom, a wife, a TV/radio host and a lover of people�s stories. For years, she told other people�s stories for a living as a national Emmy winning reporter and anchor and then as a host of HGTV�s Decorating Cents. Now she is telling her story, a universal one of joy lost...and found.

About TRISTAN Publishing
Based in Golden Valley, Minn., TRISTAN Publishing is a specialty book publisher with key titles such as “The Next Place,” “ PEEF the Christmas Bear” and “A Cup of Christmas Tea.” Owned by Brett and Sheila Waldman, the privately held company publishes books with a message that touch people's hearts and lives.

Publishing under three imprints, TRISTAN Publishing, TRISTAN OUTDOORS and Waldman House Press, the company strives to inspire, uplift and give hope. For more information call 866.545.1383 or visit

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