"Empowering *YOU* to Shine!" Tour
There is nothing I love more than being out on tour. It is a gift to be able to share my books, my experience as an author, as well as a few life lessons I've learned along the way. I visit schools and speak to students of all ages, as well as to educators and parents, women's organizations, at charity events, book fairs and art and craft festivals. During the 2013-2014 school year I'll be in Florida, New England, Tennessee, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Oklahoma and more. To find out where I'll be check the dates page. If you're interested in having me at your school or event send an email to Laura@LauraDuksta.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
More about my school visits here: School Visits
My Big Vision for the
Ambassador of Love Tour
My big vision is to travel the country, state by state, region by region, sharing my books and delivering my message of love, appreciation and acceptance. In each area I'll visit a public and private school, children's hospital, youth organization, women's group and host a walk. Ideally this tour will be sponsored by companies or organizations that are committed to our children and families. I love visiting schools, though arts budgets have been cut drastically, especially in economically challenged areas; these are often the children that can use the greatest championing! If you, or someone you know would like to help bring this vision to fruition, I greatly appreciate the help! I'm a big believer in teamwork, and that the education and development of ALL children is OUR responsibility. Shine On!
I've probably signed over 20,000 copies of I Love You More and You Are a Gift to the World in purple Sharpie! It would be great to drive around the country in (perhaps a more fuel efficient) Sharpie mobile!
* 2012-2013 Tour Highlights *
June 2012 First visit to Nashville Shared my books at Unity on Father's Day with the children's program. Attended CMA Fest in the 3rd Row "Golden Circle". Saw Jeffrey Steele at 3rd and Lindsley and Lee Brice at the Grand Ole Opry-along with a backstage tour.

October Lauderdale By the Sea Art Festival

October Back to Nashville for 3 Weeks

November Juno Beach Art Festival

November 30 Officially Moved to Nashville

January 2013 Las Olas Art Fest Thanks *YOU* to my friends at Solita!

January 2013 30A Songwriter's Festival Florida Panhandle

March 2013 Las Olas Art Fair

March 2013 Country Hills Elementary

April 2013 Oakland Park Library

May 2013 Meyer's Academy West Palm Beach

May 2013 Delray Beach Craft Fair

June 2013 200 Copies of You Are a Gift to the World delivered to Moore, OK

October 2013 Las Olas Art Festival

October 31 2013 Clovercroft Elementary, Franklin, TN

November 1st Annual Lake Worth Art Festival

December 2013 Saint Sebastian's Woman's Group Speaker They donated 100 copies of the I Love You More board book to the Respect Life organization

December 2013 Delray Beach Craft Festval
* 2011-2012 Tour Highlights *
September 24, Bookstock, Marshfield, MA Join me at the historic Winslow House for the first annual Bookstock bookfair. It's a free event where I'll be reading and signing books along with a long list of celebrated authors. The day starts at 10 AM. Visit http://www.winslowhouse.org for more info.

November 4, The Children's Trust of Miami, Champions for Our Children luncheon We are honored that I Love You More will serve as the theme of this years prestigious gathering of our communities greatest advocates for our children, with over 800 people expected. What a wonderful way to celebrate 10 years of ILYM!

The Las Olas Art Festival, Flora Ottimer, January 7th and 8th We are thrilled to announce that my babies have a new home on Las Olas. The beautiful Flora Ottimer children's boutique, now located in a larger location next door to Solita! I will be signing both of my books there during the festival. Be sure to stop by and say hello! Flora Ottimer also also store in Blowing Rokck and Banner Elk, NC.

January 2012 A return to Sundance with school programs booked around movie time!

February 2012 The Delray Craft Fair

March 2012 The Villages Art and Craft Festival

June 2012 Nashville here I come. It's always been my vision to share my message of love through books, music, speaking and more... I'm headed off to Nashville to connect with the Country Music community and write some songs!
Contact Laura
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Inspirational Talks,
Book Signings and More!
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