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The issues of growing up are about to become all too real for him, especially with bullying and labels

Monday, May 14th, 2018
#MeBeingMe
by
Challa Fletcher
Genre:
Middle Grade, Coming of Age
 
Jonathan
is getting ready to start 6th grade, but without his best friend. The
issues of growing up are about to become all too real for him,
especially with bullying and labels and all the other pressure that
comes along with growing up. He’s hoping his close relationship with
his brothers, his love for treehouses and his passion for comics will
be enough to pull him through the rough patches, but will it?

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I
was born in Colorado Springs, CO as an Army Brat. I have lived all
across this country but unfortunately I don’t remember most of it
(hate that). What I do remember is growing up in Detroit and Highland
Park, Michigan, playing in my grandmother’s basement that was filled
with books my family bought for me and my sister, pretending to be a
singer, a news anchorwoman, and a writer. Of these, reading and
writing stuck.

 

 

When
I was still very young I moved to Arkansas with my father and sister
and have thus lived here for most of my life. I graduated from
Jacksonville High in Jacksonville, AR. I got my BBA from Philander
Smith College and my MSM from Kaplan Online University. And I have
spent the last 10 years working for the State of Arkansas. Yet all I
really wanted to do was have reasons to read and write. But not only
did I want to write, I wanted to share my writing with the world.

 

I
have not been more proud of a completed goal as I am of being able to
share #MeBeingMe with you. This story is inspired by my oldest son
(and my own) experiences with challenges, change, and middle school
(sometimes it really does suck).

 

 

I
still live in Arkansas with my three sons and our dog, Barker. I am
still finding every available minute to read, write, and share it
with the world.

 

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Nevaeh, Lessons on Self-Discovery allows caregivers to use this as a tool to affirm the child and to encourage self-worth. 

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Princess
Nevaeh
by
Paulette Harper
Genre:
Children’s Picture Book 
 
Six
year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is —a princess.
Do you know a little girl that doesn’t know she is loved or even
beautiful? Do we as parents, grandparents, or guardians reinforce and
give our little ones daily affirmation? Princess Nevaeh, Lessons on
Self-Discovery covers topics that are important not only to parents
but also to our little girls.

 

Find
out how Mimi shares with her granddaughter the things that matter
most. Some of the topics discussed in this book are:

 

Teaching
behavioral skills: fighting, bullying, listening, and
obeying. 

 

Reinforces
manners.

 

Teaches
self-worth and values. 

 

 

Princess
Nevaeh, Lessons on Self-Discovery allows caregivers to use this as a
tool to affirm the child, build positive dialogue and to encourage
self-worth.

 

 

My Review:

Nevae is a little girl who wants to be a princess. She goes to her grandmother and asks her what she needs to do to become a princess. Her grandmother tells her some things that will make her a better person and a princess. Bullying it isn’t a princess-like attribute, nor is name calling and being mean.

The book is colorful and entertaining to children from two years old and up. It is an easy read and well done. It will become a favorite for your little girls who dream of being a princess. It has good principles and morals.

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Beginning
her career in 2008, Paulette is an award-winning, bestselling author
and the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services. Along with
being an ordained Elder, she is the author of several books and
founder of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help
promote authors of the Christian genre and authors of clean
books. 

 

As
an inspirational and motivational speaker, Elder Paulette’s desire is
to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while
dealing with issues that hinder women from becoming all they are
created to be. Her topics are biblically sound and pertinent to the
needs of today’s women. Paulette is a mother, grandmother and Bible
teacher. Paulette has appeared on numerous radio and Television
shows. 

 

Combining
enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe
Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She
is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and
edifying.

 

As
a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry
called “Write Now,” a literary program that specializes in
coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development,
and publication of Christian books. She provides her listeners with
tools, resources, and opportunities to help them succeed in the
writing business.

 

Her
books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers
Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers (non-fiction category).

 

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Her decision will determine freedom or bondage, for her and for the world of Zndaria

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

 

 

Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories. 

Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor. 

Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry. 

Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.

 

After tragedy strikes her kingdom, the king of Taycod welcomes Cenaya as one of his own. When she uncovers the secrets of her new family, her perceived perfect life begins to crumble. Now she must choose: ignore this new-found knowledge and continue living her spoiled existence or find the strength to become the leader her people need.
She must first decide who to trust. Can she rely on her mysterious father or the dazzling royal family? What of the alluring man who speaks of spreading peace across the land? And then there’s Nathanial McGray, a young man who appears out of nowhere. Her decision will determine freedom or bondage, for her and for the world of Zndaria.

 
First, let’s take a look inside the book 
with this Excerpt
 

Young Cenaya’s eyes flew open. A bulky swamp creature stood over her bed. Thick leather armor covered its frog-like body. Her scream stuck in her throat. Moonlight beaming through Cenaya’s open window shined off the grob’s bulging, bloodshot eyes.
Run! Cenaya’s mind screeched. Her five-year-old body didn’t move.

The grob’s forked tongue flicked through crooked, decaying teeth. Drool dripped past its thin, green lips onto Cenaya’s nose and rolled down her cheek. The putrid smell made her stomach churn. Grabbing her by the neck, the grob lifted her away from her silky bed sheets.

Cenaya pulled at its slimy fingers. She couldn’t breathe. Soft footsteps entered her room. 

With a shriek, the creature released its grip. Cenaya fell to the ground and rolled away. The grob toppled over.

Cenaya felt a rush of relief. She recognized the arrow sticking out from the back of the grob’s armor.

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But Duck, Duck, Pig is too messy, and Duck, Duck, Moose is too scary

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Duck’s best friend Goose is gone for winter and Duck is lonely. The animals try to cheer Duck, but Duck, Duck, Pig is too messy, and Duck, Duck, Moose is too scary. 
Will Duck be alone until Goose gets back? Or can Duck come up with a game they all can play?

 

 

 

 

 

Joy Heyer lives in Virginia with her loving husband and three of her four crazy children. Her oldest child now has a child of her own, making Joy a grandma. 


Her family recently convinced her to get a dog. What was she thinking? The dog now follows Joy everywhere, waits loyally at the front window every time she leaves the house, and goes berserk when she comes back, even if she was only gone for 10 seconds to get the mail. 


In her spare time….wait, what spare time? Whenever her children and dog permit, she loves to read, write, paint, and dream up home improvement projects.

 

Duck, Duck, Moose is a very cute book by Joy Heyer about a duck who is sad because he misses his friend Goose. The story is simple, yet perfect for ages 0 to 2+ years-old. It is also done as a rhyme which it makes the story come alive with its matching sounds. It should attract little ones and their parents alike.

I enjoyed the colors on each page as they depicted the mood of the sad duck. It does, however, have some brighter colors sprinkled throughout the story to make it colorful and interesting for the child. The drawings are superb and quite likeable. This is a great book for any home.

Review by Author Anna del C. Dye

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Author Interview: Joy Heyer

Book: Duck, Duck, Moose

 

 

When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author? I started writing 10 years ago. My friend, Lezlie Evans, an author of many children’s books, invited me to join her writers group. Since then Lezlie has been teaching and encouraging me to write and illustrate my stories.

Do you have a favorite author? I really like Kevin Henkes. His characters have so much personality, both in the text and illustrations!

What is some of your favorite or memorable books that you’ve read? I love the book “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. It was my favorite to read to my kids when they were little and now I read it to my granddaughter! The illustrations and rhymes are wonderful and the “hide and seek” of the characters is fun.

What is one piece of advice you could give to a new author that you wish someone had passed to you? It takes a lot of hard work, practice, and dedication to be good at writing and illustrating. Who knows where I would be now if I had followed that advice from the beginning.

Do you have any pets? Yes. I have a very loyal dog and for whatever reason, he has picked me as his favorite. He runs past the rest of the family to get to me every time, much to their chagrin.

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not writing? Spare time? What spare time? When I’m not drawing, writing, or being mom, I love to dream up home improvement projects. Maybe someday I will have time to do them!

What is the best vacation you ever went on? I just went on a Mediterranean cruise with my husband to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was the best.

Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it? I continue to draw every day (practice, practice, practice!) and I have some stories that I’m perfecting. I have great plans for these future books!

 

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A tale of two little fairies of different ethnicities

Monday, December 18th, 2017
Fairy
Wishes 1-2-3
by
Michele Barrow-Belisle
Genre:
Children’s Fantasy Picture Book 
 
A
tale of two little fairies of different ethnicities, backgrounds and
environments, who are envious of the things the other gets to do…from
catching shooting stars to playing the guitar. 

 

 

They
decide to trade places, but soon realize that being someone else
isn’t as much fun as they thought. The girls quickly discover the
importance of just being themselves.

 

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A
dreamer at heart, Michele Barrow-Belisle has always lived with one
foot in this reality and one foot in another, one of her own
imagining. So it follows that she would grow up to write about and
sculpt the characters from those enchanting worlds she knows and
loves so well. As a fan of everything romantic, her young adult
novels are populated with witches and vampires and faeries. Michele
resides in southern Canada with her hubby and son who indulge her
passions for writing, reading, lattes, and most of all
chocolate. 

 

 

She
also loves shoes.

 

 

Did
we mention the chocolate?

 

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What would you do if a phantom took up residence in your closet?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

 

Ann lives in Texas with her husband and rescue pets. She taught reading and other subjects for a number of years before leaving to devote more time to her first love—writing. Reading with children was always her favorite part of teaching.

Cool Well Press published her ghostly series for the young at heart, Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot, Stevie-girl and The Phantom Student, and Stevie-girl and The Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.

Her adult novels—All For Love, women’s fiction, and the suspense trilogy Stutter Creek, Lilac Lane, and Copper Lake, are all published by 5 Prince Publishing.

Takers, Ann’s foray into speculative fiction, was released earlier this year.

She has won several awards for fiction since her college days and has had short stories and essays published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, The Binnacle, Timeless, an anthology, Seasonal Sweet, and Suspenseful, an anthology, Jitter Press, Fictionterrifica, The Rusty Nail, The Sandstorm, Reflections, an anthology, and Blue Mountain Review.

 

 

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When a small plane crashes behind Jason Lee’s rural
home, the spirit of the pilot decides to stick around. What would you do if a
phantom took up residence in your closet? Jase decides to ask Stevie-girl for
help. She’s the only kid he’s ever seen entering the old haunted Taylor
mansion–alone.

 

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Snippet:
The West Texas night wind whispered and whistled around the window
frames. I was in my mom’s favorite chair reading The Tell-Tale Heart when I heard the stuttering drone of a small
plane. In our rural setting, it sounded very low and very loud.
Then the noise stopped.
 
Lady, the German shepherd I’d found lying mangled and near death
beside the road, was standing in front of the picture-window, head cocked to
one side.
The silence was thick and cold.
 
As we watched, the tail of a small plane disappeared behind the
line of firs west of the house. There was still no sound but the wind.
 

I dialed the operator and told her what I’d seen. She immediately
patched me through to the Sheriff’s office so I could tell the dispatcher what
had happened. Then I ran outside to see what I could see. Lady was right behind
me.

 
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Except for twelve survivors

Friday, September 1st, 2017
The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm
by Sybrina Durant
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
 
Everybody loves unicorns! OK maybe they don’t but for those who do, they will
love this story about a little unicorn who was born into a tribe of
magical, metal horned unicorns. The little guy has no magic and he
has no metal but somehow he must save the tribe from an evil
sorcerer. Read the book to find out if he can do it.

The metal horned unicorns are doomed!” That’s what Lauda Lead Horn
wailed when she first saw the tribe’s new savior. OK, so his horn
was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was
really a puny little runt. But doomed? Were things really that bad?
Well, things were pretty bad in the land of MarBryn. Magh, an evil sorcerer
utilized unicorn horns and hooves to create his magical potions and
spells. Those he used, to increase his power and to conquer everyone
in his path. All of the unicorns from the Tribe of the Metal Horn
were now gone . . . except for twelve survivors.
Before the blue unicorn was born, Numen told Alumna, the aluminum-horned
oracle, that he had a plan to bring the tribe back home to Unimaise.
His prophecy was, “Only the blue unicorn can join with the
Moon-Star. Until then, no new unicorns will be born.” Blue was the
last unicorn born. Twenty years later, his horn was still covered
with a plain blue colored hide. There was not a glint of metal to be
seen on it or his hooves. And he still didn’t have any magic. But
he was no longer scrawny and he had his wits. Though no one else in
the tribe thought he had a chance, Blue felt ready to make Magh pay
for his evil deeds. And he went off to do it alone. That was Blue’s
first mistake. If the entire tribe was not standing horn-tip to
horn-tip at the proper time and the exact place to help usher the
Moon-Star Spirit into Blue’s horn, he would die. Then, the rest of
the tribe would really be doomed.
Readers will follow along two journey paths in this book. Blue is joined in
his travels by his mentor Gaiso, the Stag and his friend, Girasol the
Firebird as they try to find their way across a danger-filled MarBryn
to Muzika Woods. The rest of Blue’s tribe is forced to follow
another route due to Nix Nickle Horn’s unfortunate incident with a
Manticore. Nix, the great unicorn defender must safely lead the way
for Ghel, the Golden-Horned unicorn; Silubhra Silver Horn; Cornum the
Brass-Horned unicorn; Steel Horned Style; Cuprum the Copper-Horned
unicorn; Tin-Horned Tinam; Dr. Zinko; Iown the Iron-Horned unicorn
and the others in an action packed adventure to their destination in
Muzika Woods. Both journey paths converge there in the Nebulium
Circle.
This chapter book is a collector’s dream containing page after page of
lavish artwork. It contains nearly 100 pages of story text by Sybrina
Durant and the same number of pages of magnificent water-color
illustrations by Dasguptarts. This book, written by Sybrina Durant
and illustrated by Dasguptarts, offers readers a visual feast of over
forty beautiful water-color pictures that each span two pages.
Forty-two – easy to digest two-page chapters are chock full of
adventurous and entertaining morsels. This illustrated book will
become a favorite of teen and older fantasy readers.  A
companion coloring/ character description book is also available at
any online bookstore.
 
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Hi!
I’m Sybrina. . .. . .Just one of millions of wannabe
author/singer/songwriters out there but I hope, after reading or
hearing my books and songs, you’ll think my contributions to the
world have as much value as any other famous artist out there today.
Fame is all in being in the right place at the right time but at least
with the internet and venues like this, all of us have opportunities
to share our creativity with the world. I’m so happy that I am able
to share my works with you. That is awesome!
The books I’ve written span a wide range between illustrated picture
books, coloring books and YA novels to technical and how-to books.

 

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Children’s author Karl Beckstrand, Winner: 2016 International Book Award

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Karl, welcome to my blog
Thank you, Anna
Tell us where you were born
San Jose, CA
Beautiful place. What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
Taking time to market books!
Amen to that, my friend. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
Having time to write and getting my first publishing contract. (Reviews are a great help too!)
Great! Who or What inspired you to write this book?
It came to me after I’d visited many schools and observed no curriculum on earning a living.
How interesting… What is the name of your new book?
The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn Money
Intriguing… Tell us more about it. 
A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches the value of work and comes with money-making activities; ideas for businesses; and online resources (for ages 5 and up). 8.5″x8.5″, 26 pages, 530 words. I did some of the illustrations too.
Wow, that sounds awesome. What genre does your book fall under?
I’m marketing it to children, but I’m also going to put it under business books.
Here are my thoughts about the book
Review:
What an entertaining bookThe Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn Money is entertaining and educative at the same time. The story of a kids who help a fish, is a great idea to teach children how to earn money. I remember when I was young, and even just barely married, how much stress I had trying to find ideas of how to make extra money for our small family.In this book, you will find great ideas and all your children need to get into an entrepreneurial mindset. It will help you to teach your children the value of money and hard work. It will also guide your children to ask more questions and start thinking in a more down to earth manner. Most kids don’t know how to use their money or lack ideas and motivations to find and do something real to better themselves and their future. This book will help with this task. I think that it will be a great fit for all kids from a young age to adults alike. They are many adults who have no idea what to do with their future either, and this book will give them a little taste of reality. Great job Karl Beckstrand.
Where can we find your book?
 http://tinyurl.com/zxy2xp9
http://www.gozobooks.com/bridge-of-the-golden-wood.php
Thank you!

Wally the Warm Weather Penguin

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

***** Stars review for Stephanie M. Ward and illustrated by Vanessa Landin

Wally the Warm Weather Penguin by Stephanie M. Ward, illustrated by Vanessa Landin, is a cute book full of warm colors. It has the nicest drawings I have seen. It will warm your heart to read the story and your hand to sift through its colorful pages. It is a book your children and teachers will love to have for their own. It would be a great gift for someone you love dearly. It has a great lesson on how to follow your dreams and make them come true.

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Wally is a penguin that loves the cold place where he lives, but he is always cold there. The snow is wonderful, but he wants to be warm and feel the sun on his body, quite unlike other penguins. He uses a hat, mittens and boots to keep warm and he would like to get rid of them once and for all. He dreams of warm places, and one day he hears about an island that is all he wishes for. He travels to the Galapagos Islands and loves it there from the very beginning.

Wally is a very nice book in which the pages are full of rhymes that will feel very natural and fun. Each page explores different animals, crustaceans, birds and more that live in the Galapagos Islands. The colorful pictures will attract little as well as big eyes from children and their parents alike. It is a great book for a trip or just to stay at home with by the fire. It is nicely done both by the author and the illustrator.

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Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

My Review:

Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp is a very interesting tale of a girl who is not wanted by her foster family. Her foster siblings have abused her and their mother blames her for everything her kids do. Tired of the power struggles with the girl, she sells her to an institution that promotes slavery. The reader will follow along as she learns how to survive in her new setting and share the struggles she goes through.

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I really enjoyed the story because it was quite different from anything out there right now; the setting, the voice and the story. Though, it was a bit slow for me. All in all; the book is clean, has a good story, good characters and will be loved by readers of all ages–especially middle graders. It will be a good addition to any library or home.

The link:

http://www.amazon.com/Jane_E-Friendless-Orphan-Erin-McCole-Cupp/dp/1411690508/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464970263&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=Unclaimed+by+Erin+McCole+Cupp

The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Cassandra Jones 

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

A Review:

Cassandra Jones is a twelve year old girl who is a bit selfish, much like many girls at that age. She wants to have friends and be liked by other girls her age. She has a normal family that loves her, but gets tired of the drama they don’t need while taking care of her and her siblings.

The series is composed of short stories divided into chapters. The reader walks in Cassandra’s shoes through different situations in her life.

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Cassandra Jones is a twelve year old girl who is a bit selfish, much like many girls at that age. She wants to have friends and be liked by other girls her age, which is also pretty much like girls that age. She has a normal family, mom, dad, that loves her, but gets tired of the drama they don’t need while taking care of her and her siblings. Every day is a new adventure and a new page in her life.

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The series is composed of short books divided into chapters. The reader walks in Cassandra’s shoes through different situations in her life. Is a great reading for girls ten to twelve.

Things like snakebite, school dealings, life at home, birthday, boys, etc. are present on the pages.

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I believe many girls around ten to twelve years old will like this series. They will connect with Cassandra, the main character, and see themselves between the pages of her stories. It will bring many hours of reading and peace to parents during the summer. Great job.

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Butterfly Blink! A Book Without Words

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Butterfly Blink! A Book Without Words by Karl Beckstrand

My review:

I have never seen a book without words before, especially for children. Butterfly Blink! A Book Without Words by Karl Bertrand is just that. It has colorful pictures on every page but you have to give meaning to the art there. There are so many possibilities that you could read the same book many times and change the story line each time.

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If you ask me, I think that every page could be a different story but then I have been accused of a huge imagination before. Either way, I think that this book could be one of your favorites as a parent and your children’s favorite. You could even have your kids make up stories for you. Comprehension, vocabulary and many other skill needed in life could be learned and practiced with this book. It provides a win win situation for all involved. As such it can become a great tool for elementary teachers everywhere.

Great idea, Karl Berckstrand.

Link to buy the book:

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Blink-Without-Words-Stories/dp/0692648593/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463542656&sr=1-1&keywords=Butterfly+Blink%21+A+Book+Without+Words+by+Karl+Beckstrand

multicultural/multilingual children’s books… Oh my…

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

International publisher/speaker Karl Beckstrand is the award-winning author of fifteen books and more than 40 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a film certificate from Film A. Academy. Two publishers produced his early titles; since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. An engaging speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, film, radio, and TV broadcasting. He teaches media at a state college and contrasts traditional publishing with digital publishing (in English or Spanish). His e-book mysteries, nonfiction/biographies, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), and app feature diverse characters and usually end with a twist. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand’s multicultural work has appeared in: Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Border’s Books, Brodart, Costco, Deseret Book, EBSCO, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon, Kobo, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and PremioBooks.com. Find: “Karl Beckstrand” on FB, Amazon, Twitter, and KarlBeckstrand.com. https://karlbeckstrandblog.wordpress.com/

                                                                                    Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, LLC

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Sizzle Quote: His first publisher passed away the day his first book was to print (or: How technology is turning publishing on its head)

How long have you been writing? Since 1991. I began writing by accident (I didn’t used to like to write). Stories just kept coming to me.

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Online Ebook Sale presents: Emerine’s Nightmare

Friday, October 16th, 2015

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Emerine’s Nightmare By Anna del C. Dye

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Blurb: What would you do if one night, life as you know it changes and you are left alone in despair? That is how Emerine’s nightmare starts and now all he does is run.

His family lived at the edge of the forest until dark shadows killed them all. Now they want him, and so does a magic tree. He has never seen dark shadows or enchanted trees before. Emerine has to get to the heart of Red Forest, to the fairy people. Only then he will be safe. Safe? He has never heard of fairies before and once he gets there what?

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Who’s Who and What’s What in Each Category:

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Below are all the genres and participating authors.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Rachel Branton, Donna K. Weaver, Tamara Passey, Lindzee Armstrong, Lisa Swinton, Rebecca Talley, Heather Tullis, Taylor Hart, Sariah Wilson
NONFICTION
Rachelle J. Christensen, Connie E. Sokol, Ronda Hinrichsen, Annette Lyon
FANTASY/ SCI FI
Theresa Sneed, Cheri A Schmidt, Kathleen Marks
YOUNG ADULT FICTION/ YA ROMANCE
Valerie Ipson,  Janette Rallison, Brittney Mulliner, Taylor Hart, Sariah Wilson
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Marsha Ward, Nichole Van, Joyce DiPastena
INSPIRATIONAL FICTION/ ROMANCE (LDS/ CHRISTIAN)
Vicki Hunt Budge, Stacy Lynn Carroll, Lydia Winters, Maria Hoagland, Connie Sokol, Tina Peterson Scott
MIDDLE GRADE
Anna del C. Dye, Annette Lyon, Tamara Hart Heiner, Loralee Evans, Monique Bucheger
YA FANTASY
Anna del C. Dye, Andrea Pearson, Julie Wright, Stephanie Fowers
SUSPENSE FICTION/ ROMANCE
Cami Checketts, Liz Adair,  Rachelle J. Christensen, Theresa Sneed, Janie Marie Hall
ANTHOLOGIES
Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Connie Sokol, Rachelle J. Christensen, Heather Tullis, Paige Timothy, Jo Noelle, Lindzee Armstrong, Stephanie Connelley Worlton, Ruth Roberts, Candice N. Toone, Laura D. Bastian, Kaye P. Clark, James C. Duckett, Cindy M. Hogan, Donna K. Weaver, Paige Timothy, Kaye P. Clark, Randy Lindsay, Janette Rallison, Stacey Carroll

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An Afterlife Academy–can this be possible?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Frank, how long have you been writing?  I have been writing for as long as I can remember. It has always been something I enjoy and when I’m not writing, I’m fairly difficult to deal with.
 
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.  I was born in Lexington, Kentucky. I still consider it my home, despite having now lived in Utah for a really long time. Kentucky will always hold a special place in my heart.
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How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? That’s a good question. I think if I really love the idea, it keeps me up at night, I can’t stop talking about it, then I know it should be written. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be published, but that’s not always the end goal. Sometimes you just need (more…)

Guardians III: The Journey Home

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Brad what makes you passionate about writing?

The need to know makes me passionate about writing. I get a story idea in my head and I have to find out (1) if I can tell it well, and (2) what happens between the beginning and the end.

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Do you have a writing routine?

Because my regular job puts me behind a computer for eight hours a day, the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit behind a computer. As a result, my routine consists of waking up by (more…)

What makes Corr Syl Terrible?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Review for readers favorite.com

Corr Syl the Terrible by Garry Rogers is a very interesting tale about characters that descend from animals who are living with humans on earth. It is quite a great story told more in a narrative way with intermittent dialogue. It is fast paced and treats the reader to a great warrior tale. I keep forgetting this is a pre-teen or a tween’s book. It will be greatly liked both by lovers of animals and warrior fantasies.

The Tsaeb are a warrior group that protects the world from (more…)

Terry Pratchett mixed with Douglas Adams, Wow

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Jared, welcome to my blog. What makes you passionate about writing?

This is probably my most favorite question, which I am asked often. I could talk about how I didn’t read or write until I was rescued by an above average teacher, or I could mention that I have always had the ability to see whole worlds and universes made up in my mind. Really the source of my passion for writing is that I can share my most intimate thoughts and expose my feelings with the world for scrutiny. One day I will pass on, and my children, great grandchildren and so on will be able to open my book and I can share with them a piece of me. I can tell you that I am a champion of people sharing their stories, everyone on the planet has at least one story to share, and if not for the sake of those around them, for the sake of their future generations.

 

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You are so right…Do you have a writing routine?

My writing routine involves me looking at my blank (more…)

Why did G N went on a adventure?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
 Googa Nark by Brian Moos
Brian, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I discovered that I liked to write before I was a teenager.  I never really thought about being an author, per se, I just enjoyed writing.
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What makes you passionate about writing?
Whenever I have an idea or concept or picture in my mind, I find myself driven to try and convey it in words.  Sometimes it is a story or sometimes it is just a short poem.  I find myself immersed in the work of finding the right words or using the right form to make the idea come alive on the paper.
What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

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We are talking about behavioral skills: fighting, bullying, listening, and obeying

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Paulette Harper is visiting today.

Paulette, give me a brief Bio of you, and a short synopsis or snippet of your last book published.

Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author, speaker and ordained Elder. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008.  She writes both Christian Fiction, Non-Fiction and children’s books.  She resides in Northern, California.

Princess Nevaeh

Six year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is. She will soon learn that her wish to be a princess takes a little bit more than just asking. Lessons on self-discovery are taught by her Mimi who makes her understand that being a princess takes work.

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Lessons taught in Princess Nevaeh: (more…)