Upper Marlboro Arts Festival Book Signing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2021
Media Contact: Karen Bowlding
New children’s book encourages readers to become a fish hobbyist!
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland Parents looking for a hobby to entertain and teach their children about freshwater and tropical fish and other creatures have a new resource to help them to decide if they want to have an aquarium at home.
Written by Karen Bowlding, Big Les’ Fish Store is about her late father’s tropical fish store that was located on Eastern Avenue and Dix Street, NE, Washington, D.C. Big Les with his partner Sonny were proud owners. Big Les sold all kinds of delightful and menacing fish, baby alligators, salamanders, turtles, and seahorses. He taught his customers how to create exciting aquariums and care for fish at home. He also told awesome fish tales.
Read about a busy day with lots of visitors and learn about tropical and freshwater fish, their aquatic environment, and the foods they eat. This book includes 10 fun fish facts and more. Discover the wonderful life of a fish hobbyist!
The idea for this project came about during a quiet moment in the middle of the pandemic. Karen heard the title in a dream and wrote the first draft the next day. “I wanted to honor my father by telling a part of his story. He was a self-learner and had what seemed like hundreds of books about fish. He had over 30 aquariums at home and many people stopped by to enjoy his hobby. He opened the store when my siblings and I were young. It was one of our favorite places to hang out and spend time with him.”
Karen Bowlding is a freelance writer, editor, graphic and website designer, researcher, and publishing specialist, honing her craft since the early 2000s. Karen has also written and published Living In Autumn While Preparing For Spring: The Journey Towards Marriage and Say No With A Smile! She earned her undergraduate degree from Springfield College and graduate degree from University of Maryland University College. Karen Bowlding was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Prince George’s County, MD.
For more information about Karen’s book, to inquire about a review copy, or to schedule an interview or book reading, please contact her at 202-413-8049 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To order, visit www.karenbowlding.net.