Candace Frazee

April 28, 2010 08:30 ET

Reminder: Candace Frazee, Curator of "The Bunny Museum" in Pasadena, CA Launches Second Book in Her Home Province, Ontario, Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - More Answers will be released May 1, 1-3pm at Chapters Bookstore, 2225 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Henry Baum calls Candace Frazee from Mississauga "a true L.A. eccentric". Candace and her husband, Steve Lubanski hold the Guinness World Record of having collected the most bunny-related items in the world. They received the record at 8,437 on 6 August 1999. They have now collected over 26,000 bunnies―toys, dishes, furniture, books, jewellery. They opened up their home in Pasadena, California to the public in 1998 as a "living museum" because they still live there.

Candace Frazee's Book Signing Tour in Toronto and Kitchener, Ontario is May 1 – May 16. In More Answers: Emanuel Swedenborg ― the most popular prophet majority haven't heard of ― predicted nothing, healed nobody, heralded everything,  Candace not only answers questions about Swedenborg, but also recounts her escape from her first battered marriage and recovery from isolation with brave honesty. Candace handles her own revelations (and Swedenborg's) without being off-putting or self-righteous and brings readers along with her on the retelling of her unusual journey with understanding and love.

As a spiritual columnist and curator of The Bunny Museum, Frazee is a curious mix of the serious and the silly. Her first book, There is an Answer: Living in the Post-Apocalyptic World (2008) introduced Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), the 18th century Swedish Christian prophet to new readership. She traced the history of Swedenborg's acceptance around the world and interlaced it with humourous stories about visitors to The Bunny Museum. Who knew that bunnies and angels would make a great book?

Adebowale Oriku of Nigerian Village Square writes: "I wonder if Candace Frazee knows how lucid and reader-friendly her style is? How unpretentious and pithy."

Cantara Christopher of Cantarabooks writes: "It's a friendly, sensible, at times humorous compilation of her newsletters and recounts of her visits to Swedenborgian landmarks, complete with photos, as well as a warm memoir of her life growing up in a Canadian household of Swedenborgians, her early life as a showgirl (catch a glimpse of her the next time the classic "Polynesiantown" sketch on SCTV comes around), her girlhood as a student in the Swedenborgian enclave of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, and her current life as curator of the delightful Bunny Museum, the Guinness Record-making collection in the home she shares in Pasadena, California with her husband/Swedenborgian soulmate, Steve Lubanski. To get an idea of how far-reaching Swedenborg's influence has been, glance at the list she has in her book of the hundreds of eminent men and women in history, and in our times, who have either been brought up in the teachings of Swedenborg or found his teachings later in life − Martin Luther King, Jr., Johnny Appleseed, Robert Frost, Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Henry James, Sr. and his son, William James, Norman Vincent Peale, Walt Whitman, Believe It Or Not!'s famed creator, Robert Ripley, Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame..."

Candace has been a spiritual advice columnist for 22 years. People around the world ask her about the Swedish scientist turned Christian writer. In There is an Answer, she shares 299 of the 726 published letters she answered in her newsletter SILA (Swedenborg Information of Los Angeles). Letters have not only come from seekers in Australia, Japan, and Kenya, but also from Ken Burns, Maya Angelou, M. Scott Peck, John Bradshaw, and Norman Cousins.

THERE IS AN ANSWER was a "Finalist" in the New Age category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards in the U.S. and received an "Honorable Mention" in the Reference category of The 17th Annual Writer's Digest International Awards.

Candace Frazee will be signing both books at Chapters, Runnymede in Toronto, Sat. May 1, 1-3pm and Chapters in Waterloo, Sat. May 15, 1-3pm. Hop on over to meet her.

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