Thursday, December 20, 2012

Interview for David Crawford for Delta G

Delta G

  • Paperback: 478 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (October 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938768035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938768033

  • Summary:
    As an investigation by the Air Force to discover the cause of orbital shifts and targeting errors occurring with ICBM warheads, satellites, and space shuttles unfolds, the amazing secrets of the universe are discovered. The search for these answers takes Major Dave Sheridan on a twenty-five year quest from the top of the world, to remote deserts, tropical waters, and onto Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. What he finds involves gravitational and bizarre torsional waves that shape the very fabric of time and space. Follow Major Dave Sheridan and Delta G program as they discover and harness these forces.

    David Crawford spent nearly fifteen years as an engineering officer in the United States Air Force in the 1980s and 1990s. In that time he had a very exciting, challenging, and “unique” career. He was instrumental in developing and testing several advanced aerospace technologies. Assignments included everything from Ballistic Missile Engineering, Nuclear Shock and Blast testing, Subterranean Engineering, and advanced propulsion. He worked near and on super-secret military installations at the Nevada Test Site, and the Yuma Proving Grounds. He’s been literally to the top of the world where he was involved with research on gravitational anomalies and detecting gravity waves. He currently is an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. David lives in Tipp City, OH with his wife, Irene.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Interview for the Under The Tree Series by Danielle Leibovici

    Come and join me as I talk with author Danielle Leibovici for her new picture book series Under the Tree on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

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    Honored for Excellence by the Mom's Choice Awards, First Place winner from the Royal Dragonfly Awards for Best Children's book for Children Six and Over, Second Place Winner from the Purple Dragon Awards for Best General Children's Book. Bronze Winner for Best Children's Fable from Reader's Favorite A boy wakes up under a tree and decides he must be lost. Only no one seems able to help him find his way. Come along on the boy's big adventure and see just what he must learn before he can come home. This enchanting fable will appeal to any child or adult who has ever found themselves in an unfamiliar place.
  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Bloom Publishing (November 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985793929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985793920

  • Author Bio:

    Danielle Leibovici was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Danielle is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Speaker and Mom, who works with children and families. She is the author of the multi award-winning children's picture-book series; Under The Tree. Titles include; "If You Love Me So Much," "With You Always." and "Under The Tree." Her experiences as a psychotherapist and parent have inspired her children's book series. Danielle has learned what children respond to and what parents are looking for in high quality children's picture books. Each heartwarming story, with its vivid and relatable illustrations, incorporates simple, universal truths that children and adults benefit from. For parents, caretakers, teachers and librarians; all titles include a short written life lesson at the end of each title. Related activities and discussion questions designed to inspire and connect all readers can be found on her website. Danielle resides with her husband, children and dog in Norfolk, VA. For more information about the series, or to have Danielle visit a school or library near you, please go to:

    With You Always:

    If You Love Me So Much:


    Each book in this delightful series brings much to offer to each reader, depending on what they are looking for. If You Love Me So Much touches on the topic of understanding. How can a parent love you if you have to do things that you don't want to do like brushing your teeth, doing your homework, or chores? Readers will soon understand that it is because a parent loves you so much that they have you do those things, to not only take care of yourself, but to help you grow.

    In the story Under The Tree a boy thinks that he is lost only to find out that he is exactly where he's supposed to be. Children, at times, get confused and don't understand the bigger picture that is set before them. Children will be able to learn how to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective. When they do, everything becomes clear.

    With You Always is a story about loss. It is hard enough for an adult to understand the loss of a loved one, but for a child, it is most difficult to understand. This story is one that readers should read to their child when the loss of a loved one occurs. It is a tear jerker, especially in the end, but it does help a child understand that a loved one who dies is never really gone, they are always with us in our hearts.  

    Danielle has created this amazing series for children of all ages, to help them understand various problems that can occur during their life. Parents will love the extra information in the back of each book to help the parent discuss the topic more completely.


    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Interview with Janice Green for The First Christmas

    Come and join me as I talk with author Janice Green for her new picture book The First Christmas on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    The First Christmas, by Janice D. Green, illustrated by Violet Vandor, tells the account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Adults and children alike will enjoy snuggling up to share these thirteen colorful scenes and the engaging discussion questions as this timeless story unfolds. Even older readers may be surprised to learn something new as they read again of the Messiah’s birth.

    Order online: The First Christmas
    Mail order: Honeycomb Adventures Press book order form
    For families with children age 4-12 or Christian education
    32 pages
    ISBN 978-0-9836808-2-6

    The First Christmas is an ideal choice for putting the real meaning back into Christmas. Great for family sharing, Sunday school, Christian schools and homeschool families and groups. Watch this link for upcoming posts with ideas for supplemental activities to use in teaching along with The First Christmas.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Interview and Contest for One Whimsical Zoofari by K. Michael Crawford

    Come and join me as I talk with author K. Michael Crawford for his new coloring book One Whimsical Zoofari on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    32 page picture book with 14 clues and activities.
    Bought exclusively from the author.

    Some other books by this author:


    This is another delightfully illustrated book from Crawford. He is not only an author but an illustrator as well. Children will love the coloring pages of this story as they find the clues the author has hidden within the pages. Children from ages 4 to 7 will not want to put this down.


    The author is hosting a contest for this interview. Learn more on the below link. Watching the video will also give listeners an idea about what the author is doing.

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Interview for Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencher

    Come and join me as I talk with author Jane Gerencher for her picture book Santa's Sugar on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST

    Santa's Sugar

  • Hardcover: 51 pages
  • Publisher: Inkwell Productions (June 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985250135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985250133

  • Book Summary:

    Nugget, a little elf in Santa's workshop, has difficulty finding his place and purpose. After various job attempts in and out of the workshop, Nugget accepts the responsibility of caring for Santa's beloved cat, Sugar. He does well at his job until one Christmas Eve when Sugar can't be found. Desperate to find her, Nugget is aided by a friendly reindeer. The themes of teamwork, fairness, gratitude, friendship, and doing the right thing flow gently under a delightful story of self discovery with charming illustrations to match.


    Jane Gerencher spent most of her life in eastern PA, but now resides in AZ. She earned a BA in English at Moravian College and an MA in English at the Pennsylvania State University. She has taught English at the middle school, high school, community college and 4 year college levels. Her longest tenure was at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem PA. She wrote a newspaper column for 2 years, entitled "Dear Teacher." She says that Santa's Sugar is a Christmas story for children and for the child in all of us.


    Santa's Sugar is a sweet tale about a boy named, Nugget, who had a hard time finding his place in Santa's Workshop where he fit in. It wasn't until Mrs. Claus gave Santa a sugary white cat for Christmas that Nugget found his calling. Santa appointed him in charge of taking care of Sugar. It was a big responsibility and Nugget, as well as others, doubted that he could do it, but Nugget proved how good of a caretaker he could be. It wasn't until Christmas, a year later, when Nugget became distracted, that he had made a terrible mistake and now Sugar could be in danger because of it.

    This wonderfully illustrated 51 page picture book, is a great story readers of all ages will learn from and appreciate. Everyone makes mistakes and Nugget learns along with Santa that mistakes in life are made, but it takes much courage and bravery to try and fix them. Children will adore this story, making it their new favorite around the holiday season.


    Monday, December 3, 2012

    Interview for Arm Pits? by Xavia McCloud

    Come and join me as I talk with author Xavia McCloud for her picture book Arm Pits? on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    Arm Pits?

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479211672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479211678

  • Book Summary:

    Have you ever contemplated the question: why do we have arm pits? From the curious mind of an inquisitive little boy; a complex question arises. As he is certain of the function of his other various limbs and body parts, he looks to his mother to give him a logical explanation for the purpose of arm pits. I know I use my eyes to see, my ears to hear, and my nose to smell, but Mommy there’s just one thing, what it’s used for, I can’t tell… As the pages are turned this book gives an opportunity for parents and children to interact as they wiggle toes, and clap hands.
    Author Bio:
    Xavia McCloud is a dedicated wife and mother of four beautiful children. She currently resides in the northwest suburbs of the Chicago land area. Being very intrigued by the child-like perception of the world; Xavia’s creativity is inspired by the curious imagination of children. With Arm Pits being her introduction to the literary world, Xavia is excited about the possibilities of the future.


    Arm Pits? is a simply told story about a body part many children might wonder the use of. Though you won't find the science behind it or anything like that, children will delight in the wonderful use that mother makes of it.

    Parents and young children will like this 32 page picture book which goes through the uses of body parts and what they can be used for in a fun way.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    Interview for The Whispering Sycamore by Mary Haller

    Come and join me as I talk with author Mary Haller for her picture book The Whispering Sycamore on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    The Whispering Sycamore

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (October 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938768027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938768026

  • Book Summary:

    The banks of the Stillwater River have changed over the years, but one constant has been the tall, strong sycamore tree growing alongside the waters. Imagine all the things the sycamore has seen during her growth from a sprout to a mighty tree, and how the area has come to depend on her.


    Mary Bingamon Haller is a graduate of Fairview High School, Dayton OH . She resides with her husband of 51 years and lives on the Stillwater River in West Milton OH . Her fondness and respect for nature is the reason for her writings of children’s books. Besides gardening, she enjoys genealogy.


    The Whispering Sycamore is a delightful story about the life of a sycamore tree. Through its years it has seen, heard and felt much, but with each passing year the tree has also become wise, strong, and beautiful. It allows its saplings to cover the earth to grow and see what she has seen, and to endure the hardships as well.

    This is a powerful story that will make one think twice before cutting down certain trees in the yard. Children will love the story and delightful illustrations of this 24 page picture book.


    Thursday, November 22, 2012

    Chesaning Holiday Signing and Thanksgiving Book Deals

    Subject: Chesaning Holiday Signing and Thanksgiving Book Deals

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Hello Everyone,

    Just to let you know that I will be at the 29th Annual Chesaning Music Boosters Christmas Arts and Crafts Show to be held November 23rd and 24th at the Chesaning Middle School (431 N. Fourth Street) and Chesaning High School (850 N. Fourth Street). I will be at the high school selling all of my books.

    The show hours will be open to the public on Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Come join in and see all the wonderful gifts for Christmas.

    I will also be having a Thanksgiving Holiday Book Sale on my website. If there are any books you need to add to your series, classroom, or new ones to check out. Now is a great time to get them.

    The sale will be going on today and all weekend. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday!


    Friday, November 16, 2012

    Interview with Bette Stevens for Amazing Matilda

    Come and join me as I talk with author Bette Stevens for her book Amazing Matilda on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    Amazing Matilda: A Monarch's Tale

  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Lrg edition (July 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470187663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470187668

  • Book Summary:

    This inspirational tale of a Monarch butterfly and her meadowland friends is the second children's book written and illustrated by Bette A. Stevens. AMAZING MATILDA becomes discouraged when she is unable to fly during the early stages of her metamorphosis. But, this amazing Monarch never gives up on her dream. Encouraged by her meadowland friends, MATILDA learns that if she tries long enough and hard enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do. AMAZING MATILDA will inspire readers and listeners alike, not only to follow their own dreams, but to encourage others to do the same!

    Author Bio:

    Bette A. Stevens received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Orono before embarking on graduate courses in Curriculum Studies at Chapman University in California. She taught in elementary and middle school classrooms in California and Virginia. Stevens and her husband are now retired and living in Maine, where they enjoy trips to the coast and gardening when they’re not renovating their 37-acre farmstead. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Stevens has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. Her love of children, of literature and of learning inspired her to write her first children’s book, The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! Now she’s excited to introduce readers and listeners of all ages to AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale, a story that is sure to inspire readers and listeners of all ages to believe in themselves and to reach for their dreams.

    Review to Come:

    Amazing Matilda, A Monarch's Tale, is a beautiful tale about a monarch butterfly during the stages of her metamorphosis. Catepillar is eager to grow up and fly but the wise words from other animal friends encourages her to be patient, one day it will come. Not knowing what her fate will be, she listens to her friends and hears of their youthful life trials and the lessons they have learned. As time passes her instincts take over and soon she begins to physically change.

    Children of all ages will be able to relate to monarchs plight in some way. The tale will also inspire readers to not only follow their dreams, but to encourage others to do the same. Ones dreams are never too big, but with the support of friends and family, as well as with patience and determination, anyone can reach their goal. Ths sky is the limit.

    This story is a true gem and one that will inspire children for years to come.

    Also check out the authors other book, The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Interview for The Wishing Well by Kai Strand

    Come and join me as I talk with author Dianna Dorisi Winget for her book A Smidgen of Sky on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    The Wishing Well

    1st Book Title: THE WISHING WELL: Another Weaver Tale
    Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
    ISBN Number(s): hardcover 978-1616333010
    Softcover 978-1616333027
    Publication Date(s): July 24, 2012
    Genre of Book(s): Juvenile Fantasy

    About The Wishing Well:
    Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.
    Author Website:
    Twitter URL: @KaiStrand
    Publisher Websites
    Author Bio:
    Kai Strand writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, "Do your dishes!" She and her family hike, geocache, and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.
    To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to send her an email or visit her facebook page, Kai Strand, Author.

    The Wishing Well, Another Weaver Tale is a delightful story that is similar to a cinderella story in the fact that the main character, Molly Minstrel, is treated terribly by her mother and her sisters while she still keeps that sweet disposition as she cleans and takes in the verbal abuse. The difference is that the story takes a fantasy twist with the unique and special character named Unwanted. This character brings humor to the story, yet at the same time also brings in that hint of truth. Before someone can make a wish they should know what they truly want.

    Molly is a great character who shows strength and determination to overcome her bad situation, she does find a way to make her life better, but not before it gets worse. It is then she realizes her true strength and what she really wants in her life. In doing so, she teaches children some great life lessons. Children from the ages of 8 to 12 will enjoy Mrs. Strands writing style and humor amid the characters turmoil. She has a way of absorbing the reader into the characters and storyline.  


    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Interview for A Smidgen of Sky by Dianna Winget

    Come and join me as I talk with author Dianna Dorisi Winget for her  book A Smidgen of Sky on  Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    A Smidgen of Sky

  • Reading level: Ages 9 and up
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1 edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547807988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547807980

  • Book Summary:
    Whether she likes it or not, ten-year-old Piper Lee DeLuna is about to get a new family. Four years after the plane Piper's daddy was piloting disappeared, her mama is remarrying. The way Piper sees it, Mama's being plain disloyal. Besides, who'd want to get stuck with a prison guard for a stepdad and that weenie, Ginger, for a stepsister? But when Piper Lee hatches a foolproof plan to get the wedding called off, it quickly spirals out of control. And by the time Piper realizes what she’s done—and just how much she really cares about her new family—it might be too late. Told in Piper Lee's irresistible Southern voice, A Smidgen of Sky is about new families and new beginnings.
    Author Bio:
    Dianna Dorisi Winget writes fiction and non-fiction for young readers. She is a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest and lives in the mountains of North Idaho with her husband and daughter. A Smidgen of Sky is her first novel.


    A Smidgen of Sky is a wonderful story many children will be able to relate to. It is hard when a family changes and children have new moms and dads in their lives, and possibly new brothers and sisters. Piper Lee is a great character that children will be able to understand, but they will see, more importantly, how she will reach out to children and give them hope about new beginnings once she looks past her own wants and demands, and sees the greater picture.

    The author creates a delightfully relateable story in this 208 page middle grade novel.

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Review for I Thought I Saw a Dragon Late Last Night

    I Thought I Saw A Dragon Late Last Night!!!

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147529381X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475293814

  • Summary:

    “I Thought I Saw A Dragon Late Last Night” is a simple story about the wonder of a child’s vivid imagination. Follow a young boy as he goes in search of an elusive Dragon. Is the Dragon real or imaginary???
You be the judge...It is sure to bring out the child in us all...


    Clayton Liotta is an Author, Illustrator, Cartoonist, and Film Maker with quite a background. As a boy, a band of gypsies found him living under a squashed cabbage leaf. They whisked him away, and made him part of their roving caravan, where he learned the ancient art of broom making. He spent countless hours weaving straw into brooms and listening to stories told by tribal elders. Sitting around the campfire, Clayton was fascinated by the gypsies' ancient tales. Soon, he found himself sketching in the dirt with leftover pieces of straw. Once they saw his interpretive drawings, the gypsies realized that they should preserve their unique stories on paper- along with Clayton's sketches. An illustrator was born. Until now, Clayton's work was known only in gypsy caravans. (And how many gypsy caravans do you see these days???) Clayton has since left the simple gypsy lifestyle for bright lights, big cities, cheeseburgers, fries, and cable TV.....Where he lives quietly!


    I Thought I Saw A Dragon Late Last Night is a wonderful demonstration of a child’s overactive imagination at bedtime. Certain he saw a dragon; a boy decides to search everywhere to find it. He looks high and low, including at a beach and a haunted house. Will the boy ever find this elusive dragon, or is it just his imagination running amuck?

    Children from the ages of 5 and up will enjoy the rhythm and rhyme of this 36 page picture book. They will also like the illustrations and how the dragon always appears in the most unlikely of places.

    Friday, November 2, 2012

    Interview for Trashy Chic, a Bertie Mallowan Mystery

    Come and join me as I talk with author Cathy Lubenski for her  book Trashy Chicon Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST

    Trashy Chic: A Bertie Mallowan Mystery (Bertie Mallowan Mysteries)

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Vantage Point; 1 edition (January 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936467178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936467174

  • Book Summary:

    Reporter Bertie Mallowan has drifted away from hard news stories and into the shallows of "fluff" features, the kind you find buried in the back of the newspaper. Writing about preschool fashion shows and the latest in designer garbage bags bores her so she amuses herself by inventing naughty passwords for her computer and pushing the envelope when it comes to creative lying to management types.

    When she interviews greedy, nasty Robert Bellingham, the king of must-have luxury items for the rich of Southern California - like monogrammed airbags for "The Crash with Panache" and mink coats pre-streaked with red paint to foil PETA kamikazes. Over the years, his products have become de rigueur for the class that has two of everything and is seeking the one and only of something else. He's made a lot of money and a lot of enemies.

    Two days after Bertie's interview, Bellingham's body is found on the floor of the foyer in the family mansion; someone has aerated his skull with the stereotypical blunt object. Thanks to her interview, Bertie has inside information about the life and times of a rich and powerful murder victim and is thrust into a big story again.

    Bertie is convinced that the family's bizarre emotional ticks make them all uniquely capable of committing murder. A second murder and an attack on Bertie herself brings her face-to-face with the kind of danger she's only ever written about, never experienced first-hand.

    Author Bio:

    CATHY LUBENSKI PHILLIPS spent over 25 years in the newspaper industry and has plenty of scars from dueling with pesky editors to show for it. She survived with her sanity relatively intact and has continued writing for pleasure. This is her first book featuring reporter Bertie Mallowan, but not her last. She lives with her husband, Ed Phillips, aka Phil, and her Jack Russell terrier, Pica, in Carlsbad, California. Her son, Michael Lubenski, and brother, Bill Mora, live in Ellwood City, Pa., her hometown.

    She says: "Moving to California after a life spent mostly in a small town in the Rust Belt rocked my sensibilities. I mean, who wears shorts and flip-flops to a wedding, for God's sake? And why are they called swap meets, not flea markets? After 15 years here, I'm still in culture shock. Fortunately, I was able to use my wobbly grasp on my marbles for good: 'Trashy Chic' is the result. "


    Monday, October 29, 2012

    Interview with Greg Enslen for The Ghost of Blackwood Lane

    Come and join me as I talk with author Greg Enslen for his  book The Ghost of Blackwood Lane on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.
    Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (October 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938768019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938768019
    Greg Enslen grew up an Air Force brat and has visited every state in the union, living in a good chunk of them as well. He's been writing since High School but has recently found the time to get serious about it since moving to Ohio from the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C. He's written three novels and two works of non-fiction, and has several more books on the way. For his full profile and ordering information, please visit
    For years, the witness protection program has kept Gary Foreman safe from the horrors he left behind. He’s got a new career and new friends, but they can never know his real name or where he comes from.

    But the program can’t protect him from the relentless dreams of a young woman in danger. It’s the same dream, night after night, and Gary is helpless, unable to stop the dream’s inevitable and horrifying conclusion. The woman seems strangely familiar…is she someone from his dark past? Is she even real? All he knows for certain is that she needs his help, or she will die.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Interview with Judy Bruns for Hattie and Her 43 Cats

    Come and join me as I talk with author Judy Bruns for her new picture book Hattie and Her 43 Cats on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications
  • ISBN-10: 0971392617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971392618
  • Hattie and Her 43 Cats - $9.99

    Author: Judy Bruns; Illustrator: Mary Coons

    Author Bio:
    Author and Ohio teacher Judy Bruns models for her students a love for the written word. Published in newspapers, magazines, and other media, she is now meeting with positive reviews in the world of children’s books. Hattie and Her 43 Cats, her most recent children’s story, addresses the onset of Alzheimer’s with the compassion and sensitivity fitting for a young audience. Her first book, Donnie, Lost in the Cornfield, follows an event in the life of a young, mentally handicapped boy.

    In Hootin’ Holler County, Hattie’s house is in disrepair, and her rambunctious cats need tending to. It doesn’t help that her mind is failing her, besides. . . Bruns reminds us that we are never to forget the dignity of the human person, in spite of the disease.

    Hattie and Her 43 Cats brings about a better understanding in the world of someone who is suffering from Alzheimers Disease. These people already feel disoriented and forgetful. Being forgotten by family members and friends is the one thing they don't need. They need family and friends the most to remind them of how much they are loved and cared for..and certainly not forgotten.

    This story brings about Hattie's condition and shares some of her experiences and emotions. The ending of the story brings about compassion and understanding. Being a picture book, children of all ages will be able to better understand the affect this disease has on someone and how to best handle it. By always showing love and compassion, the person is never forgotten or feeling left out of a world they once belonged too.

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Breast Cancer Tennis Event Schedule

                Genesee Valley Sports Center  

              5431 Hill Road, 23-Drive, Flint MI 48502
    Club is located off of Hill Rd. across from Meijers.

    Join Genesee Valley Sports Center (GVSC) on Saturday October 27th, 2012 for a Rally for the Cure Breast Cancer Fundraiser. The event will be held from 12pm-5pm. A $20 donation fee will be collected at the door. The event will be featuring clinics for all ages and abilities, followed by a round robin mixer, fast serving contests, stroke analysis, and silent auction. Register in advance at 810-238-9691 to reserve your spot or come in and register for events. 

    Events and Times:

    12-1:30pm Clinics (Adults, Quickstart, Junior, Seniors)
    1:30pm-1:45pm Break
    1:45pm-3:45pm Round Robin Doubles Match Play
    3:45pm-4pm Break
    4:00-4:30 Beat the Pro Singles Challenge
    4:30-5:00pm Longest Rally, Fastest Serve, Video Analysis

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Interview for The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch

    Come and join me as I talk with author Amy Purser Carter for her new picture book The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432737813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432737818

  • The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is a children's book about a witch that is "labeled" in name only. The story itself reveals an old philosophy "you cannot judge a book by it's cover, but read the contents and then decide". The Witch in this book has the "witch image", however, get to really know her and see who she is inside and out!


    Amy Carter is a native Mississippian. She is a graduate of Jackson Preparatory and University of Mississippi achieving her Bachelor Degree in English and History.
    Amy’s career has been in marketing mainly within the insurance industry. Writing children’s literature has been a hobby she has enjoyed for many years which led to the recent publication of The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch.


    The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is a delightfully fun story that encourages children to look beyond what they see and to never assume they know someone until they really take the time to. Witches usually get a bad rap for being wicked and nasty. The witch in this story does not fit that mold. She is far from wicked and delights in wearing pink instead of orange. Her hobbies include baking wonderfully smelling cookies to share with the children in the her neighborhood, and though she has tried to follow the ways of other wicked witches, this witch has realized that being good is much more fun.

    Children from ages 3 to 10 will love this new seasonal favorite, and readers alike will enjoy the fascinating illustrations of this adorable character.