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Cashier Rings Up Book Sales on Happy Home Living

What: Book Signing with author Pamela Bailey
Where: Harris Teeter Arboretum, 3333 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2003, Noon – 2:00pm. Books will be available for purchase at the signing.

Pamela Bailey's days are filled caring for her preschool-age daughter and elementary-age son. When evening comes, she takes care of customers at Store #30 in Charlotte working as a third shift cashier. It might sound like a hectic schedule but Bailey has also managed to squeeze in time to write a book about what else, but creating a relaxing and nurturing environment at home.

The book, called Twelve Principles of the Gilded Nest, was published in December and is now available at all major online bookstores, including,, and for order at major book retailers. It sells for $12.95.

The Gilded Nest is not your typical home decorating book but serves a guide for creating a home that nurtures the family that lives there. It's full of personal stories and inspiring quotes to help readers create a home where they can pamper themselves and relax – not a museum that's beautiful but uncomfortable. "The book teaches people how to turn their home from a house into a refuge," says Bailey.

Bailey has a degree in marketing from South Carolina State University but had no formal training in book writing. After a career in commercial real estate and with nonprofits, Bailey decided almost five years ago that she wanted to devote more time to her family. She quit her 9 to 5 job and now works at Harris Teeter to supplement her family's income.
Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is the 39th largest supermarket in the United States with 2002 sales of $2.35 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 14,000 associates and has 141 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.