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. 



    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Book Signing Event to Celebrate New Release!

    I will be at Kapnick's Orchard in Britton for their Apple Festival this weekend to celebrate my new release in my Joe-Joe Nut Series, The Secret of the Missing Arch. This is a mystery for children in 3rd grade and above. Also, with every book purchase, readers will be able to enter into a drawing to have me come to their school for a free author visit. Here is the information for my new release. Hope to see everyone there.

    Book Summary:

    The town of Acorn Valley is a buzz with the news of an art fundraiser at the elementary school that will help local animals in need who lost their homes because of inclement weather. With the whole town getting involved, famous area artists like Claude Monet Mongoose, Georgia O’ Giraffe, Vincent Van Goat, and Pablo Picasso Peacock all attend so they can each auction off a weather painting coinciding with the fundraising theme. It isn’t until Dr. Ced E. Meant’s presentation at the Metropolitan Museum before the event where, during a presentation where he discusses his findings concerning the erosion of some area parks, he discovers his research has been stolen, which contains information the world would be interested in knowing. At the fundraising event, truth’s unfold that will baffle detectives Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill leading them to suspects they never thought could have committed the crime. Will they be able to solve the case before Dr. Ced E. Meant’s research goes global? Join the detectives on their journey in learning about the topics of weather, erosion and art. Look for various activities in the back of the book to enhance learning.


    34th Annual Apple Festival is Saturday October 13th 9-6 p.m. and Sunday October 14th 10-6 p.m.

    Kapnick Orchards
    4245 Rogers Hwy.
    Britton, MI 49229

    Interview for Ninja Nanny: The Beginning by Natalie Newport

    Come and join me as I talk with author Natalie Newport for her new book Ninja Nanny on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.
    Ninja Nanny: The Beginning

    Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Synclectic Media (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615535658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615535654
    Two little brats. Talking cats. Mystical visions. And a full-on firefighter crush. When Natalie discovers she has superpowers, her life is propelled to a whole new level and she doesn't quite know how to deal—because her new job and romance are enough of a juggling act already! Link arms with the most fun superheroine on the planet as she starts to figure it all out and venture inside for an action-packed, non-stop thrill ride... Ninja Nanny to the rescue! 10% of the publisher's proceeds from Ninja Nanny will be donated to the Northwest Burn Foundation!
    Author Bio:

    Natalie Newport is a very busy kunoichi, or female ninja, fueled by caffeine. She's still trying to figure out the mysteries her cats conceal, and is determined to do this in the very near future. When not on a superhero mission, she practices and teaches yoga and martial arts religiously. Natalie is an entrepreneur and editor, who leads workshops and classes that inspire women to be their superhero selves, their best selves, because the world needs it. Find out more at:


    Natalie Newport has created an interesting and wonderful character in her heroine Ninja Nanny. Her penchant for firefighters, her job as a nanny, and the stress relief she finds in doing martial arts, makes for a character full of drive, strength, patience, and confidence. The story flows well with Natalie's adventures in romance and in her everyday life, capturing the readers attention, wondering what will happen next. A character living a double life, yet the acceptance of it from the ones we love is always an uncertainty. Will Natalie be able to do all the things she needs and wants to do without fail? Will the love of her life accept her and what she has become? Find out in this 230 page adult book.


    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Interview with Meaghan Fisher for I Love Ladybugs


    Come and join me as I talk with author and publisher Meaghan Fisher for her new picture book I Love Ladybugs!  on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1pm EST.

    Ladybugs, ladybugs, all around. Follow along with toddler Emma Rose as she finds ladybugs in her garden, in her house, and on her toys…to her delight! Inspired by the author’s real-life daughter.


    This story is delightfully simple with colorful and well drawn illustrations that will capture the reader’s attention. Ladybugs, with their red and black colors, and ability to show up everywhere, are quite fascinating to watch. Mrs. Fisher brings these insects to life, and draws out the youthful excitement they can bring just by following them around. Young children will love Emma Rose's adventure in search of ladybugs and will read it over and over again.