Merna Victor follows up with a second children’s book “The Squirrel Family”

From the author of “The Fox Family” comes a new heartwarming children’s story about a family’s interaction with squirrels.

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Get a copy of “The Squirrel Family” signed by Merna Victor at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Expo.

Do squirrels make good house pets? Know the answer in Merna Victor’s new illustrated children’s book “The Squirrel Family” (Fulton Books; 2022).

The story starts with a family – a mother, Margie, and her children, nine-year-old Dennis and eight-year-old Susie – taking an outdoor walk along a two-way bicycle path surrounded by trees and frequented by walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. They see a variety of animals along the trail, such as birds, foxes and squirrels.

Squirrels happen to be active on that autumn day. The family has fun observing and taking pictures of squirrels. Then Dennis and Susie ask their mother if they could get a pet – and they would like to adopt a squirrel. Would Margie agree to them keeping a squirrel as a house pet?

Order a copy of “The Squirrel Family” by Merna Victor today on Amazon.

Merna Victor will be signing copies of her book “The Squirrel Family” and having a chat with potential readers on June 26, 2022, 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM Eastern Time at booth 1147 hosted by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet for the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition.

“The Squirrel Family”

Author | Merna Victor

Published date | January 12, 2022

Publisher | Fulton Books

Book retail price | $14.35

Author Bio

Merna Victor has lived in Massachusetts most of her life except when her husband was in the Navy, they lived in Washington, DC for two years; then, when he did training in Baltimore, Maryland for three years. They chose to return home to the Boston area to be near family and friends. She has two wonderful, imaginative daughters. She is active in politics, especially where civil rights are concerned.

Victor George Vodka Owner Awarded 2.4 Million Dollars to Build Fort Lauderdale’s First Black Owned Distillery

 Today Black-owned Victor George Spirits announced the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board voted unanimously to provide $2,450,000 to help fund construction cost of a 15,000 square foot facility that will house a distillery, restaurant, cigar bar, whiskey lounge, co-working space and a rooftop bar and lounge located on historic Sistrunk Boulevard.

“This will be a signature project on the Sistrunk Corridor!” said Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, Robert McKinzie.

Victor G. Harvey, owner of nationally distributed Victor George Vodka “VG,” through his development company, Northeast 6th Development will use the forgivable loan alongside his own investment and financing provided by a local bank to help transform a once vibrant area back to a destination where neighborhood residents, out of town visitors and other locals can dine, drink, and tour the distillery, tasting new and unique craft spirits. This new building will be named The Victory Building after the historic Victory Theatre once located on Sistrunk. This was the mecca of entertainment for Black people in Fort Lauderdale and the only theatre they could attend up until the end of segregation in 1964.

“As our core brand VG continues to grow nationwide, we are committed to helping our own city grow, particularly the Sistrunk corridor. This has been a long process, but we stayed the course,” said Victor Harvey. “Through these difficult times our focus was to keep all of our employees working and get to this point, which we were able to do. This building will allow the creation of several more job opportunities, with most of the hiring coming from within the neighborhood.”

Alongside Harvey, a spirits industry veteran and Beverage Scientist, Matthew Spinozzi who holds an MSC in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot-Watt University has been brought on board to oversee operations at the distillery. Spinozzi is a globally recognized sprits consultant, and, previously the Chief of Science and Distilling for Matchbook Distilling Company teaching classes on the flavor science of beverages at the American Distilling Institute, the Bar Institute, and the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Spinozzi is featured on Discovery Channel’s Master Distiller. He is also a decorated volunteer firefighter and EMT.

The duo will work together to add additional product lines including whiskey, tequila, hard seltzers as well as non-alcoholic beverages. VG Vodka is distributed in 44 states and available at most major retailers nationwide including Albertsons, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and more. It can also be found at several on and off premise locations throughout south Florida and as well as Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. This will serve as distribution points for the new products driven by consumer demand.

VG Vodka, locally made and sourced, is gluten-free with all-natural ingredients for a clean smooth taste. The process is small batch and goes through a filtration and oxidation process that purifies and removes harsh congeners and free radicals normally accompanied by fermentation, distillation, and aging. “No hangover, no headache, no burn, just smooth,” said Harvey.

VG vodka retails for $19.99 750ml and $27.99 1.75L.

Limited sample bottles are available for the media upon request. Victor Harvey is also available for interviews.

Contact: Ilona Wolpin – 954-298-8784

Samples and Interviews Available

Victor George Spirits LLC

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Distillery Lot

Distillery Lot

Owner Victor G Harvey on property where distillery will be built


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