Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Interview with Dawn Wynn for Earth Remembers When

Come and join me as I talk with author Dawn Wynne for her picture book Earth Remembers When on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 1pm EST.

Earth Remembers When

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dawning Press; 1st edition (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578109956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578109954

  • Summary:

    Earth Remembers When, a richly illustrated narrative that visually demonstrates how humans affect nature and offers guidelines and solutions for children of all ages to make a positive impact on the environment.

    Author Bio:

    Dawn Wynne is an award-winning teacher with more than 15 years experience teaching students from kindergarten through high school, including special needs students, English Language Learners, and at-risk youths. She was recognized and honored with the Teacher of the Year award and the Superintendent's Award for her teaching excellence. Wynne earned a Bachelor of Arts in theater at UCLA and holds a Master s degree in Education. She has appeared in many television shows including General Hospital, Renegade, and Nightman. Wynne's short film, Stalkers , won numerous awards, including the Audience Choice selection at the Palm Springs and Sarasota Film Festivals. Her first book, I Remember When... was an Indie Finalist. In addition, Dawn is a certified Health Coach and embarking on educating children and families about healthy lifestyles.

    Friday, January 18, 2013

    Interview with Jody Lamb for Operation Cool

    Come and join me as I talk with author Jody Lamb for her book Easter Ann Peters-Operation Cool on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 12pm EST.

    Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe Publishing Company; 1st edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985956208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985956202

  • Book Summary:

    "This year's going to be a good one. The kind that I need." Twelve-year-old Easter Ann Peters has a plan to make seventh grade awesome: Operation Cool. She's determined to erase years of being known as the quiet, straight-A student who can't think of a decent comeback to a bully she calls Horse Girl. When the confident new girl, Wreni, becomes her long-needed best friend, Easter lets her personality shine. The coolest guy in school takes a sudden interest. But as tough times at school fade away, so does a happy life at home. Mom is drinking, and Easter works double-overtime to keep their secret in the tiny lakeside town. Operation Cool derails. Fast. Can Easter discover the solution in time? Or will seventh grade be her worst year yet?

    Author Bio:

    Jody Lamb, author of middle-grade novel Easter Ann Peters' Operation Cool, is a passionate advocate for kids with alcoholic loved ones. She hopes her books generate greater discussion and awareness about coping with the effects of loved ones' alcoholism. After reading nearly everything written about alcoholism and its effect on families, she believes there's great need for contemporary, effective books on the subject for young people. Jody is currently writing non-fiction books for kids related to seeking help and coping when loved ones are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Her first young adult novel is also in progress. Jody is a lifelong fan of books, writing, dogs, peppermint ice cream, ear-to-ear smiles, insides-twisting laughter and her family. She's been told she's pretty ungrownup, for a grownup, in a good way. By day, Jody is a corporate public relations manager. She earned a journalism degree from Michigan State University. Jody lives in metro Detroit in the beautiful Michigan mitten.

    She hopes you'll say hi at JodyLamb.com or connect with her on twitter (@jodymlamb), facebook.com/JodyLambAuthor and Google+ (http://gplus.to/JodyLamb).


    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Interview with Sands Hetherington for Night Buddies Book 2

    Come and join me as I talk with author Sands Hetherington for his book Night Buddies Imposters and One Far Out Flying Machine on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 1pm EST.


    Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine


    About the Book:

    For young John Degraffenreidt, lying awake at night is no reason to fret when it brings a
    bright red crocodile named Crosley out from under his bed. Night Buddies like Crosley
    promise a big adventure to any kid not sleepy yet--and tonight is no different! Out of bed,
    and into the city, John starts on a very special Program (Night-Buddies-speak for
    adventure) with his crocodile friend. Crosley is a unique, wacky character, the only red
    crocodile in the world for sure, but look-alikes have started popping up all over town,
    committing crimes, causing confusion, and making Crosley crazy at the sight of them.
    The imposters must be stopped, and Night Buddies John and Crosley are just the ones to
    stop them! Stakeouts and wild chases in a fantastic flying machine, far-out schemes to
    snare the imposters with the help of old friends and new ones, and a never-ending supply
    of Crusted Crème Fro-Madge frozen yogurt make for one totally super night.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Dune Buggy Press (February 15, 2013)
    You can find out more about Sands Hetherington and the Night Buddies series World of Ink Author/Book Tour at

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    Author Sands Hetherington

    Publisher Website: www.dunebuggypress.com
    ISBN Numbers

    Book 2: 978-0-9847417-2-4

    Book 1: 978-0-9847417-1-7

    Publication Dates

    Book 2: February 1, 2013

    Book 1: June 1, 2012

    Juvenile Fiction/Chapter Books for Ages 7 and up.

    Places where available for sale:

    Amazon.com; BN.com; wherever books are sold.

    (Dune Buggy Press titles are distributed by Delphi Distribution and are set up with

    wholesalers like Ingram and Baker & Taylor.)

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    About the Author:
    Sands Hetherington, creator of the Night Buddies series of chapter books is delighted to have published his second title,Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine.
    Sands credits his son John for being his principal motivator in creating Night Buddies. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. They collaborated many nights on escapades starring John and Crosley, until eventually it occurred to Sands why it was that Crosley was bright red. That was when the first book came together. Now, Sands is pleased to announce the second title in the series!

    Sands is also a Civil War buff. He would like to spend a month of evenings with common
    soldiers from both sides to see how they felt about the business. And eccentric generals
    like Jackson, Sherman and Forrest, and most of all Lincoln. Because Lincoln never gets
    to smile in his pictures.

    Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an
    M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in
    Greensboro now, and hangs out with his longtime friend Ann and their Saint Bernards
    Dudley and Maggie. He likes visiting ancient Mediterranean sites in Turkey and Italy,
    and most of all Greece.

    Crosley and John are on another adventure in this 320 page chapter book. This time Crosley must figure out who the other Crosleys are popping up all over town pretendng to be him. It is a mystery for sure and one that is driving Crosley batty. With new gadgets and flying machines, the story is
    taken to a new height, which will interest and entertain the reader. Fans of the Night Buddies Adventures are going to love this new book and the characters that are brought into the story.

    There are some references in the beginning of the story to the first book that are not explained thouroughly in the second book so readers may not entirely understand those references if they have not read the first book, though they will get the idea, but not the history. The dialect will still be an issue for some parents and readers. Though the story is meant to be told in a fun and interesting light, the uncommonly used words and slang used throughout bringing more interest into the story, the dialect can also be choppy with parts of the story not being portrayed clear enough.

    Overall, this story is a fun and entertaining read with incredibly likeable characters. Older children in upper grade levels will enjoy the creativity of the author and will even relish in the use of the different dialects. The new storyline will make the reader wish they were apart of the Night Buddies Adventures using all of the great gadgets and flying contraptions that Crosley and John grow so fond of.


    Friday, January 11, 2013

    Interview for Gary's Gray World by Ryan Cunningham

    Come and join me as I talk with author Ryan Cunningham for his book Gary's Gray World on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 1pm EST.
    Gary's Gray World

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Plain and Simple Books Publishing 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463670168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463670160

  • Summary:

    When Gary's father is too busy to play, a scary moment at the baseball field brings his dad rushing to the park to rescue him. But instead the two discover that making time for each other is the most important thing in a father and son relationship.

    Author Bio:

    Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1972, Ryan J. Cunningham discovered his passion for writing poetry and children’s stories at an early age. Throughout his high school and college years, he took writing courses to enhance his writing abilities. Ryan became a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and soon after published an inspirational book of poems titled “Angels Near and Far.” His poetry and stories have been published in anthologies and magazines. Ryan presently resides in Coos Bay, Oregon where he spends his time hiking the trails, spending quality time with family, and working on his personal web site, (http://imagination-inspiration.webs.com) to share his poems and stories with the world.




    Thursday, January 10, 2013

    Interview with JD Holiday for The Spy Game


    Come and join me as I talk with author JD Holidayfor her book The Spy Game on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 1pm EST.

    About the Author: 

    J.D. Holiday is the author and illustrator of four children's books. Picture books: JANOOSE THE GOOSE, THE SPY GAME, and Matt Shelley's Halloween Misadventure with Award-winning author, Christy Condoleo, and the chapter book for 6 to 8 year olds, THE GREAT SNOWBALL ESCAPADE. J.D. Holiday is a co-host on It's Story Time, Gather 'Round with Christy Condoleo on Blog Talk Radio's World Of Ink Network: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork

    About the Book:

    Eddie would love to have a puppy to play with. A puppy would pull on a rope. Catch a ball and lick your face. But his Uncle brings Eddie an older dog named after a famous spy. What can you do with an old dog? It probably couldn't learn new tricks and the only thing this dog did was stare. It's what they find to do together that makes them the best of friends!

    Publisher: Book Garden Publisher, LLC
    ISBN: 978-0-98186-144-9
    Publication Date: August 2012
    Places available for sale: Amazon, B&N

    Follow J.D. Holiday at:

    The Book Garden http://www.thebookgarden.net
    J.D’s Writers Blog http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: @JDHoliday
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JDspage
    Facebook Fan: www.facebook.com/BooksByJDHoliday
    Publisher Website: http://www.thebookgarden.net

    Monday, January 7, 2013

    Interview with Cheryl Carpinello for The King's Ransom

    Come and join me as I talk with author Cheryl Carpinello for her books The King's Ransom and Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 1pm EST.

    About the Author:
    Although a retired teacher, Cheryl Carpinello still has a passion for working with kids. She regularly conducts Medieval Writing Workshops for local elementary/middle schools and the Colorado Girl Scouts. She is not the only one who loves Medieval Times and the King Arthur Legend. The kids thoroughly enjoy writing their own medieval stories complete with dragons, wizards, unicorns and knights! She loves to travel and her other job is with a major airline. Her favorite trip was a two week visit to Egypt with her husband that included traveling by local train from one end of Egypt to the other. Some of her favorite books include The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Once and Future King, and any by the duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

    Follow Cheryl Carpinello at
    Beyond today Educator http://www.beyondtodayeducator.com
    Carpinello’s Writing Pages http://carpinelloswritingpages.blogspot.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccarpinello
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.carpinello1
    Publisher Website: https://museituppublishing.com


    Some stories become legend while some legends become stories!

    About the Books:
    The King’s Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table)
    Experience the true meaning of friendship and loyalty as three friends, motivated by their belief in the Wild Man’s innocence, embark upon life-changing quests testing their limits and forcing each to confront and conquer their fears or face humiliation and/or even death, in their attempt to save their friend.
    ISBN: 978-1-77127-056-4
    Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
    Publication Date: May 2012

    Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend
    Meet the Princess Guinevere on the eve of her thirteenth birthday and share in her life-changing birthday surprise.
    ISBN: 978-1-4327-3704-7
    Publisher: Outskirts Press
    Publication Date: March 2009

    Places available for sale: MuseItUp, Outskirts Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Ibookstore