Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Some Upcoming Guests For My Children's Radio Show

Look for these wonderful author's on Stories From Unknown Author's Radio Show in the next few weeks.Today at 6:30pm EST, I will be talking about these authors and to explain more about what my children's radio show is about. I hope you'll join in. 

Thursday September 8th at 6:30pm EST
Nicole Weaver author of My Birthday is on September 11th and Other Short Stories this is a story for teens and tweens.

Nicole weaver was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She came to the United States when she was ten years old. She is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English. She is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish. Her second children's trilingual book titled: My Sister is My Best Friend will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is also the author of a children's trilingual picture book titled : Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle. The story is about a Haitian little girl who resided by the beach in Haiti.


Growing up is filled with new experiences and they partner emotions. Our trials in life teach us compassion and help us to empathize with others. Our difficulties make us who we are, helping each of us to find our place in the world.

In this collection of short stories, simple acts of kindness make a world of difference in the lives of individuals. The theme of compassion weaves through all five stories, inspiring readers to discover this important lesson in life; we were created to help others.

My Birthday is September Eleven- A story about a boy who was born on 9/11. When the reader steps into the world of Matthew he or she will recognize the undercurrent of mourning that will help all to never forget 9/11.

Zebra Boy – A biracial boy is spared further teasing when his best friend comes to his rescue.

The Good Samaritan – A group of fifth-graders raise funds to help a fellow classmate who needs money for a life-saving surgery.

No More Hunger – Ronald, a Haitian boy whose village was virtually wiped out by a devastating hurricane, becomes a victim of abject poverty. He is later rescued when the well-respected Madame Wilson takes it upon herself to nourish him back to health.

A New Life – A biracial boy experiences many hardships before being adopted by a caring couple.

 These are some great stories to look forward to. Her blog is http://mybirthdayiseptembereleven.blogspot.com for anyone who is interested in learning more about Nicole and her new book.

 Tuesday September 13th at 6:30pm

Elizabeth Varadan author of The Fourth Wish-this is a middle grade novel


Elizabeth Varadan is a retired teacher who lives in Sacramento with her husband and their loveable mutt, Cezar. Her story, "Golden Eggs and a Silvery Voice" appeared in the April, 2008 issue of Ladybug. Her adult stories have appeared in The Rockford Review, Word Riot, Art Times, Long Story Short, Flash Me Magazine, Epiphany, Melic Review, Whim's Place, Laughter Loaf, C-Oasis, and Banyon Review. She is currently working on a historical juvenile that involves a ghost and a time fantasy that involves the Olympic Games.

Eleven-year-old Melanie persuades her brother, Cory, and their little sister, Erin to go to a magic show. Arthur, their pesky neighbor, joins them, a recipe for disaster. They encounter Mrs. Seraphina, who claims she can grant wishes. Erin mentions all the magic The Great Mondo will do at the show. Cory says, "I wish he could...." The four children are soon running from Mondo, after he is fired for creating a stampede of rabbits and making the theater manager really float. At Daisy's Do-nuts, they worry how to undo the wish. When Mrs. Seraphina shows up, one wish leads to another. Mondo ends up driving a cab. Daisy's Do-nuts is on the evening news. Melanie is sick of wishes. She has other worries--the new boy in sixth grade; her parents' divorce; the fact that Mondo is giving her mother rides home from work. Ultimately Melanie learns the difference between "cool" and reality, tricks and magic, and what makes a real family.

September 19th at 6:30pm EST

Britt Menzies StinkyKids Series ---StinkyKids and the runaway scissors. This is a colorful picture book for children.

Britt Menzies is a mother, a wife, and an artist with a flair for fashion and originality. Britt is the founder, creator and the spirit behind StinkyKids™. Inspired by her own two beautiful StinkyKids, Britt is constantly evolving the concept to make it the quintessential wearable art.

Along with the full-time duties of being a stay-at-home mom, Britt is an active volunteer with Books, Bears and Bonnets, Inc. a non-profit organization founded by her mother in memory of Britt’s aunt who died of uterine cancer. Books, Bears, and Bonnets, Inc. provides whimsical gift boxes to courageous children and adults fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. A portion of the proceeds from StinkyKids is donated directly to this worthwhile charity. See www.booksbearsbonnets.org for more information.


Meet the StinkyKids®, a diverse group of 10 “little stinKers,” each with their own unique qualities. The StinkyKids series helps children learn to make right choices and reminds them to “Always Be A Leader Of Good.” Their heartwarming, funny and real–life adventures capture the true innocence of childhood and the lessons we learned through our mistakes—when we were just StinkyKids® ourselves.

Saturday was Britt’s favorite day. It was the day Britt had a playdate with her friends Hannah, Max and Julie. But this Saturday Britt had a secret. A secret she didn’t want to tell her mommy and daddy. A secret that could stop her favorite playdate from happening!

The “little stinKers” try their best to help Britt with her secret. Along the way, they learn that sometimes secrets need a parent’s help to solve.

Her website is www.stinkykids.com

September 27th at 7pm EST

Larry Peterson author of Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes" is also a picture book for children.


Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a freelancer, he has written many newspaper columns for local publications. "Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes" is his first children's book. Peterson has lived in Pinellas Park, Florida for the past 28 years.


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Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him to walk just like all the other kids. Willie thinks that they are the "stupidest, ugliest shoes in the whole world." Discover how sometimes we worry about things about ourselves when actually there is nothing to worry about in the first place.

Larry's website is http://www.slipperywillie.com
We have many books that send out great messages to children as well as to parents. We have more authors being added to the show daily, here is just a few that are coming up. In October we have several more authors on the show so make sure you listen for that and check out my site for the show at  http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors and become a follower.
For more information about my interactive mysteries please check out my website at www.reneeahand.com and if you want to be on the show and like what you hear, you can e-mail me at thecryptocapersseries@gmail.com to schedule an interview. Thanks everyone.


  1. This is such a lovely idea, Renee. I listened in on your introductory broadcast, it's really exciting to be part of your great slate of authors. I'll be blogging about your program and also your regular blog site of book reviews. And also your interactive books.

  2. I like your blog! & I'm following your Blog & twitter! I hope your visit! Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  3. I would love to read about willies slippery feet! Hi, Im a new follower, loving the blog! Stopping by from the Wednesday Blog hop I would love to invite you to follow me back, J'S REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS
    Thanks so much! have a great day!

  4. So glad to have found you on the blog hop! Can't wait to check out some of these reads for my kiddos!

    New follower at gotomommy.blogspot.com