Date: 07/12/2018 | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to hear some great stories and see some amazing artwork? Well, two local artists/authors have wonderful new books to share. Jacklyn Laflamme and Timothy Leistner have been long time friends. These award-winning artists are well known within the art community. Now, both have individually incorporated their artistic talents along with the written word and have created unique new books for a whole new marketplace. They will come together to share their works with the South Florida community at ArtServe.

“Jacklyn and I have worked on projects in the past and are supportive of each other’s careers, so it will be such fun to get together and promote our individual books,” said Leistner.
Laflamme comments, “This is such an exciting opportunity to showcase our talents and be able to share our artistic works in a unique way that everyone can appreciate.”

Stitch and Sew – The Doll Maker’s Story by Timothy Leistner is the family tale of a doll maker who loved to sew and make dolls. Working each night, she creates new dolls, which brings happiness. The book is appropriate for young pre-school and elementary age children. Timothy Leistner’s work appeals to young children and diverse readers because of the playful language alongside his stunning and colorful imagery.

Owl Be Inspired by Jacklyn Laflamme is an illustrated journal to record your thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Hoot, Hoot, Hurray! Each page features vibrant jewel toned owls along with inspirational quotes to spark the imagination. There is an energetic playfulness and plenty of spaces for individual doodling, writing, recording thoughts and the freedom to have pure fun. You will be inspired to make it “your own.” A book for all ages!

Come out and celebrate these award-winning artists/authors. They will be on hand at ArtServe for a book signing event on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm. Bring the entire family as the event is free and will be fun for all.

“Stitch and Sew – The Doll Maker’s Story” By Timothy Leistner. Illustrated by Timothy Leistner. 38 Pp. Button Bucket Books. (Picture Book; For Ages 3 to 9) is available through at .



“Owl Be Inspired” By Jacklyn Laflamme. Illustrated by Jacklyn Laflamme. 52 Pp. Inspirational Book; For all ages is available through at

Event Details

DATE: Thursday, July 12
TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

TYPE OF EVENT: Book Release and Reception

ADMISSION:   FREE | Open to the Public


Timothy Leistner, Ed.D.

Jacklyn Laflamme