Friday, June 29, 2012

Interview and review for Aidey Comet: I Like To Write

Come and join me as I talk with author Laura Lamascola on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book Aidey Comet: I like To Write on @ 7 pm EST today.

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (September 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984237593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984237593

  • Summary: 

    Most parents would LOVE to hear the words "I like to write" from their child. The exception, of course, is Aidey Comet's parents. What could possibly go wrong when Aidey innocently proclaims his latest interest?


    Laura Lamascola is the author of Aidey Comet and is a prior member of the United States Air Force and a full-time mother who homeschools her three boys during the day. Laura resides with her husband Dave and their seven dogs in her hometown, Lancaster, Ohio.

     I Like To Write, is a fun and simple story about a child's love of writing and how he uses many different media to share his ideas and thoughts with the world. Children between the ages of 4-8 will enjoy the 24 page story's easy to read style and delicious illustrations.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Interview for Porcupine's Seeds by Viji K Chary

    Come and join me as I talk with author Viji K Chary on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book Porcupine Seeds on @ 7 pm EST today.
    Porcupine's Seeds

    Porcupine's Seeds
    Publisher: 4RV Publishing
    ISBN Number: 978-0983801849
    Publication Date: February 2012
    Genre of Book: Children's Picture Book
    Author: Viji K. Chary
    Illustrator: Bridget McKenna

  • Book Summary:
  • Porcupine longs to grow beautiful sunflowers in his garden, just like Raccoon. When Raccoon gives Porcupine seeds, she says that all they need is soil, sun, and water. But growing sunflowers is not easy for Porcupine.

  • Bio:
  • Viji K. Chary was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the age of two. Her passion for writing stories began in elementary school and has evolved from coaching children in various activities; including gymnastics, classroom activities and creative competitions. Her stories have been published in Highlights for Children, Ladybug Magazine, Hopscotch for Girls and many more.

  • Book Review:

  • This is a fun story about how to grow sunflower seeds. Porcupine tries so hard to grow sunflower seeds but nothing works out as planned until one event proves that nature finds a way. With patience, soil, sun, and water most anything can grow. A delightfully simple 28 page story that children between the ages of 4-8 will enjoy.  
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Interview and Review for Jellybeans Morning Noon and Night by Maggie Pajak

    Come and join me as I talk with author Maggie Pajak on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book Jellybeans Morning, Noon and Night on @ 7 pm EST today.

    Jellybeans Morning, Noon and Night
    Author Maggie Pajak

    Hardcover: 50 pages

  • Publisher: Pinwheel Publishing LLC (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984859802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984859801

  • Bio:
    Author Maggie Pajak is a mother of two and resides with her husband Chris in Glassboro, NJ. Professionally she is a marketing director for a magazine publishing company based in Philadelphia, PA. When her husband was deployed by the U.S. Army to Iraq in 2004, she was on full-time night-night story duty. It was during this time that she came up with this silly story about a boy and his love for jellybeans. After her husband came home and several years (and a son) later, the story evolved to include both her boys and her niece Alyssa, who she and her husband help raise.


    Jellybeans Morning, Noon and Night is about two boys who share a love for jellybeans. No matter what the flavor, they just love jellybeans all of them. If they had it their way, they would eat jellybeans for breakfast, jellybeans for lunch and jellybeans for dinner. And that s exactly what they plan to do! It is a brilliant plan, isn't it?

    This story is an interesting version of teaching children that too much sweets can make you sick. This story is told in a simple and fun way without preaching to the reader about not eating too much sweets and any other kind of food that is bad for you. The author takes a different and more subtle approach where the children find out in their own way really without the mother saying anything at all, though her actions is what speaks the loudest. She goes along with their plan only to fulfill her own. Very clever! Children between the ages of 4-8 will adore the illustrations while learning a valuable lesson of moderation.



    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Interview and review for I am Flippish! a book about diversity.

    Come and join me as I talk with author Leslie Ryan on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book I am Flippish on @ 7 pm EST today.
    I am Flippish!
    Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; Lrg edition (June 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460930320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460930328

  • Review:
    I Am Flippish! is a wonderful story that speaks of diversity. Learning about ones ancestors, where they came from and why we all look the way we do because of them, is very important. It proves many things about us, but the one thing it also shows is that even though we may look different, we are all still connected. We are a country of diversity and it's something we should all be proud of. Leslie Ryan does a wonderful job of helping to answer the simple question of, "Why don't I look like you?" Children of all ages will enjoy this 38 page picture book.
    Leslie V. Ryan graduated from University of California, at Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Legal Studies and Japanese Language. Her love for books began when she started reading at a young age of four and the love still continues today. Recently, the passion for reading books turned into a newfound love of writing them. Illustrator Biography: The illlustrator Adolph Soliz is a graduate from the Laguna College of Art and Design with a BFA in animation. Adolph, who is "Indixican", brings charming and endearing characters to life in all media. Which means you'll never find him without his sketchbook, observing the world and people around him. Along with illustrating children's books he also teaches art to young aspiring artists.

    Sean is excited because today is his dad’s turn to help out at school! But when Sean’s classmates start asking questions about why Sean and his dad look different from each other, Sean starts to wonder too. With the help of their teacher, the students learn a few things about diversity, family and where we really came from. And along the way, Sean teaches his friends just how wonderful it is to be different!

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Interview with Charmaine Hammond for Toby and his hospital friends

    Come and join me as I talk with author Charmaine Hammond on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book Toby and his hospital friends on @ 7 pm EST today.
    Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends
    File Size: 1276 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Bettie Youngs Book Publishers; Large type edition edition (October 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • Review:
  • This story is about a pet therapy dog named Toby. Toby goes with Miss Charmaine to a hospital where he brightens up children's lives just for a little bit on Wednesdays. The children enjoy his visits just as much as he enjoys the children.
  • This is a great story that shares more about what a pet therapy dog does and how much they can enhance someone's life, bringing a child happiness when they are away from home and are missing their families and pets. This story is based off of the adult book and movie On Toby's Terms.  
  • Children of all ages will find this book interesting as they go along with Toby on his journey to a hospital.
  • Summary:

  • Toby is a big, brown, happy dog. Every week his owner takes him to visit and comfort children who are in the hospital. Follow Toby the service dog for a day and see how he makes friends, and makes others happy. Beautifully illustrated, this simple story sends a positive message about community and the importance of kindness and being helpful to others.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    The Great Pie Catastrophe is on Amazon's Bestselling List!

    Check out The Great Pie Catasrophe-Book 1 in my Joe-Joe Nut Series- at a great price of .99 for kindle. It currently is and has been on Amazon's bestselling list, at one point even at #1. Enjoy! Hope this will get everyone ready for my new release coming out in August for the Joe-Joe Nut Series called The Secret of the Missing Arch, which is a mystery which includes topics like erosion, art and weather. Great for teachers to use in their school curriculums covering national standards. Thanks!

    The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill - Case #1: The Great Pie Catastrophe

    Also check out book 2 in the series called Mineral Mischief. This book covers rocks and minerals in a fun way that will get kids learning. It also has experiments and more in the back of the book. Satisfies the national standards in this area.

    The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Case #2 Mineral Mischief

    Friday, June 8, 2012

    Children's Book Interview

    Please check out my interview for my children's books at

    She also has a bookstore filled with books to choose from for children of all ages.