Friday, June 3, 2011

The Fizz Factor Campaign Begins

Hello everyone,

After a brief hiatus, it is time for me to get back to work on my mission to reverse the American obesity trend. I have updated my Fizz Factor site ( and have added a brief publication about the history of obesity in the U.S. and its devastating effects. I launched my first public campaign on May 21, 2011 at Health Expo at Chesapeake Middle School. A cafeteria employee confided in me that she was seriously concerned with childhood obesity and the junk she saw children bring to school in their lunches. A sixth grade teacher was mortified when her class could not make it running around the track, not even 1/4 mile! My message is that we have got to get ourselves back into acceptable physical shape. The weight must come off. I would like to offer that our first effort as a nation should be to cut soda pop out of our diets. My "Drop the Pop" campaign will reach out first to children and then to their parents. Soda pop offers no nutritional value and adds the most sugary, empty calories to our diet as a nation. Taking away just 100-200 calories per day can make a significant change to the lives of individuals and our country. Cutting out just one can of soda pop per day meets that goal. If you don't drink soda pop and want to lose weight, find something else in your daily diet you can cut out to make a difference: that morning donut, that sweet coffee beverage, the fries with your sandwich, that mid-afternoon candy bar, wine with dinner or that bowl of ice cream in bed. Making one small change could change your health, your life expectancy and help the national deficit!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Book Bash in the Dena

This Mother's Day, get mom a gift she'll treasure: a personalized copy of "Heaven Below."
There will be a book signing at All Things Country at Pastore's Plaza in Pasadena on Sunday, May 9, from 12:00-2:00. Local author, Dr. Joan Lehmann will be signing books in honor of Mom's big day. 10% of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Maryland. Participants will receive a pink ribbon to show their support for the cause. So head down to the Dena to meet the author, get a signed copy of a great, historical novel set in Anne Arundel County and help fight breast cancer in Maryland. You can sneak a peek of the first chapter in the website:
See you Sunday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Barnes and Noble Book Signing

Finally, a book signing at a real book store! Join me and other local authors for a special book event at Barnes and Noble of Annapolis, Sunday, February 21 from 2:00-4:00PM. The store is located on Rt. 2, in Parole at Annapolis Harbour Center (near the Amish market.)
Book sales are picking up on and this is my first signing since before Christmas.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Capital Conversations

I had a great time yesterday doing the radio spot for WCBM. John and Sharon Tegler were lovely hosts. The weather cooperated; sunshine poured through the windows and glistened on the bay. It was toasty sitting in the booth at the Hard Bean with my cup of chai and enjoying the smell of coffee and pastry wafting around us. The conversation was lively and touched on some important issues. We talked about medicine, social reform, self-reliance and of course, "Heaven Below." I talked about my training in West Virginia and my book in the works, "Don't Move Lily." I also discussed my passion, my crusade against obesity in America and that one of the best first steps is to "drop the pop." The "Fizz Factor" is in its rough draft stage and I plan on polishing it up this spring. John Tegler is a media veteran as well as a military veteran. He is comfortable discussing just about anything and his blue eyes twinkle when he discusses topics about which he is most passionate. He uses strong words in expressing his opinions, which are equally as strong. He is a patriot and a believer in the first amendment. For without freedom of speech is anyone really free? Thanks again to John and Sharon for their time, their graciousness and an opportunity to talk about my work. The program airs this Saturday, 7:00 Pm, Capital Conversations on AM 680 WCBM.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Radio Interview on WCBM

I will make my first radio appearance for "Heaven Below." John Tegler of WCBM will interview me about my job in the ER, modern medical concerns and my second career as a writer. The interview will take place tomorrow, February 1st at the Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers at the Annapolis city dock. Hopefully this will be the first of several radio and TV appearances. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hello Pottsville!

I now have a P.O. Box so that I can fill your personalized orders of "Heaven Below."

If you would like a copy signed by me, please send a check for $18.00 made out to "Joan Lehmann." Please include in your letter how you would like the book signed ie For Jane, Best wishes, Joan Lehmann OR Happy Birthday Harry, Best wishes, Joan Lehmann. I will do my best to see that the book goes out in the mail within a week of receiving your order. Please include your address in the request letter. Mail all book requests to:

Joan Lehmann

P.O Box 597

Pasadena, MD 21122-0597

Thank you for your continued support. I have had only great compliments from those who have read the novel. You can e-mail me at if you have any questions or comments. Happy reading!

Joan Lehmann

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Now on Kindle!

Good morning everyone,

I am pleased to announce that "Heaven Below" is now on Kindle. For those of you who aren't familiar with this gadget, it is an electronic device that can store 1500 to 3500 books. Books can be purchased and downloaded from the site. Prices are usually half or less than that of the hard copy and you can have it in you Kindle and ready to read in 60 seconds! What a great way to carry around your favorite books and have them available to read 24/7.

For those of you who purchase "Heaven Below" Kindle version, please let me know about your experience with Amazon and the quality of the electronic verson when you read it. I am very excited about this edition and hope that it will boost sales and get the word out to lots more readers.

I will be doing another book signing at BWMC on Friday, December 11 from 11-2 in the gift shop. If you still need a copy, please drop by. I will be doing personal holiday greetings in the signings and provide free gift wrapping. Wouldn't a personalized signed American novel be a great Christmas gift?

Bundle up and drop me a line about your Kindle experience. See you on Friday!

Best wishes,

Joan Lehmann