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This week we’ll meet Shannon L Mokry, Author of the children’s “Take a Walk on the Beach” book

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Shannon, what do you write and why? I write children’s books because they are light and fun and we all need a little light and whimsy in our lives. More seriously, though, I write children’s books because I’m writing for my own child. I want to be an example for her, of what it takes and what it looks like, to follow your dream and to act even when your afraid.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

 

 

I’m a homeschooling mama, with a background in both Early Childhood Development and English Studies. I have three daughters, but only one is still reading children’s books. I grew up in California, but I have been living in Texas since getting married in my early 20’s.

I started this journey as an author a few years ago. You see, I lost an argument with God over using the gifts he gave me. I may have lost an argument, but a won a better life and a better legacy. 

I had been living in fear, and didn’t even realize it. But God opened my eyes and showed me what my fear was doing to my kids. I wanted to be the best example to my kids that I could be. That meant living past my fear, and using all of the gifts I was given. In the process I get to help other people be the best they can be.

3.5 yrs and 10 books later, I think I’m making progress in being the example I want to be.

Good for you, Shannon. How many books have you written?

I have 10 books, and 2 activity guides published so far.

Tell us about your new book “Take a Walk on the Beach”.

 

 

This was an exercise for me, in painting a person, and writing simple sentences. Many people think that writing for kids is easy, but keeping the vocabulary simple, easy to read, and still telling a story, is a challenge. The little girl in the story, takes a walk and looks for treasures on the beach. She enjoys her day and reminds us to leave nature as we find it. 

I love that cover. What kind of characters are in this book?

This book features a little girl, I chose not to name her, or show her face. The purpose of this book is to encourage kids learning to read. This is why I made this book available in two different fonts. One is a dyslexic font, while this font is not scientifically proven, I want to provide the option. Reading is a door to so many things, my goal is to help by providing well written stories in readable fonts.

What an interesting idea. Who should read “Take a Walk at the Beach”? Its a beginning reader, so any parent or teacher that has children in their life. Take a read through it yourself and then share the sweet book with the kids in your life.

Do you have plans for another book? Yes! I have so many plans, it feels kind of crazy. Two of my next ten planned books are in this series.

That is great news. Where can we find you?

www.instagram.com/whimsyandpurpose

www.facebook.com/shannonlmokry

www.twitter.com/shannonmokry

Where can we find your books?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Shannon+L+Mokry

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Shannon+L+Mokry

Some of my titles are also available on Walmart and target .com’s just type in my name.

Thank so much for visiting us this week, Shannon. Have an awesome time writing your next book.

Patricia is a computer whiz, Zoe and Xander, the twins, are inventors, Nickie is a mathematician, Sally is their administrator and Chas is the leader

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
The
Sherlock Jr. Detective Agency
by
Marc Morgenstern
Genre:
YA, Teen Mystery
 
Chas,
Zoe, Xander, Nickie, Patricia and Sally make up the Sherlock Jr.
Detective Agency. Even though they are only 12 years old, each one of
them possess their own unique specialty. Patricia is a computer whiz,
Zoe and Xander, the twins, are inventors, Nickie is a mathematician,
Sally is their administrator and Chas is the leader. In this
adventure, they are hired by Skids, the local skate boarding champ,
to find his missing dog Casper which was stolen out right of his back
yard in broad daylight. Suspecting foul play their detective skills
and the Sherlock Jr. Network in the neighborhood. They must put their
best foot forward to solve the crime before time runs out and the
kidnapped Casper is sold on an auction web site to the highest
bidder.
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Marc
Morgenstern has been a part of the film industry for at least 25
years, but became a serious writer/director in 2004 when he shot his
first feature film, The Vampire Conspiracy, that went on to receive
worldwide distribution. In addition, it has been translated into four
languages and sold in Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, Target, and more. It
launched Fangoria’s, the nations largest resource for horror
fiction’s online streaming service Fangoria TV, and during its
release was searched in the top 700 searched movies on imdb.com.
After it was turned into a graphic novel, it won a silver medal at
the 2010 Independent Publishing Awards.

 

 

Since
then, Marc has achieved international recognition with his Cannes
Lions Shortlisting commercial “Poker Face”, that either
placed or won in 10 different award shows.

 

 

One
of Marc’s greatest industry accomplishments was as the creator of the
variety show HouseCapades with Mike Bullard, and achieved the #1 show
of its kind in its time slot and ran for over 250 episodes, one of
the longest running television shows in Canadian history.

 

 

After
that, he ended up becoming the Broadcasting Creative Director at Avid
Life Media, where he created and produced over 80 international
commercials for over 30 markets and directed the documentary Affairs
Across America. With Avid Life Media, Marc has written and developed
a variety show, a reality show, two feature films and a
sitcom.

 

 

Marc
is no stranger to directing children. He also created the three
award-winning nationally renown live-action shorts titled: Operation:
LabBrats. In 2013 Marc moved to California where he immediately went
into production, writing and directing the feature film ‘Vitals’ with
Christopher Showerman, Charlene Amoia, Tim Russ, Claudia Wells and
Sachin Mehta.

 

 

He
currently lives in Burbank, CA with his loving wife Tanya.

 

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