Saturday, December 21, 2013

Book Signing Event in Clare, Michigan

Hello Everyone,
I will be at the Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm on December 22nd starting at 11am and will be there for most of the day signing copies of my picture book What Would You Do If You Were Left At The  Zoo? for anyone looking for last minute gifts. I will also be signing copies of my other books as well.

This is an amazing farm with lots of unique and interesting features. The reindeer have been featured in movies and have been involved in many other events. Guests can also get pictures of with the reindeer as well. Ohhh what fun!

Here is the location:

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm
2706 E. Stevenson Lake Rd.
Clare, MI 48617

Hope to see everyone there. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Interview for Butterflies in Autumn by Charles Strong



Come and join me as I talk with author Charles Strong about his book Butterflies in Autumn on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.


Pages: 144
Audience Level: Youth, adult
ISBN: 978-1-60920-028-2
Release Date: December 1

Genres: Young Adult
Keywords: justice, slavery, emancipation, relationships, honor,


WINNER of 2012 Ben Franklin Award
A coming-of-age story about a 10 year old boy, and his family, as they attempt to hide run-away slaves in the days prior to the Underground Railroad.
Imagine yourself cold, tired, and hungry. Imagine having to run for your life under the cover of darkness, all because someone else owned you. Now imagine that you have been caught and are severely beaten, perhaps even killed.
On the other hand, what would you do if this were going to happen to somebody else? Would you go out of your way to help them... even if it meant breaking the law? What if it meant going to jail, or losing everything you owned? Which would you chose—helping somebody else in their hour of greatest need, or self-preservation?
Meet a ten-year-old boy on a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness as he ponders these questions. Watch him face incredible odds as he searches his heart for the 'right thing' to do. The author brings this tension to life as the characters become wrapped up in what would eventually become an iconic moment in American History.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Interview with Cheryl Malandrinos for A Christmas Kindness

Come and join me as I talk with author Cheryl Malandrinos about her children's book A Christmas Kindness on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

  • File Size: 1445 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: 4RV Publishing; 1 edition (October 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G09WXLE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled

  • Summary:
    Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who only has one request for Santa, Robert is confused about what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?

    Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl also writes under the name of C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

    Interview for The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats by Constance Corcoran Wilson

    Come and join me as I talk with author Constance Corcoran Wilson about her children's book The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.


  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Quad City Press (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982444869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982444863 
  • Summary:
  • The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the moral of the first Christmas Cats book to once again teach children a valuable life lesson. In this second Christmas Cats adventure the lesson to be learned is: In life, always keep an open mind. Don’t accept stereotypes as true or let the unfounded opinions of others prevent you from finding out the truth for yourself. We all need to act without prejudice and learn to accept each other as individuals. The Christmas Cats learn that rats, too, should be judged as individuals. Another message: all of us should try to help others. Written for the author’s four-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise Wilson, with the assistance of talented professional illustrator Gary McCluskey, The Christmas Cats continue to have adventures while attired in their familiar silly hats from Book One (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats). Learning to accept others in a non-judgmental, open-minded fashion is a lesson we all must learn. If children can internalize this behavior while young, learning to help others and to do good works, the world will be a better place.


    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Interview with Charline Ratcliff for The Princess, The Toad, & The Whale


    Come and join me as I talk with author Charline Ratcliff about her children's book The Princess, The Toad, and The Whale on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147871672X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478716723

  • Summary:

    The Princess, The Toad, & The Whale is a lovable, cute story for young children that features three of the most unlikely friends and traveling companions. The Princess, The Toad, & The Whale is the first book in what will become a series of adventures and further adventures. In The Princess, The
    Toad, & The Whale, the reader is introduced to each adorable character. The reader will also get to experience a "mini" first adventure. Not only will children enjoy this book, its story, and the fun illustrations, but they will also learn that friends come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. They will even see that when a situation seems scary, they might discover that there is nothing to be fearful of, if they give it a chance. The Princess, The Toad, & The Whale will be a great bonding experience for parents who like to read to their children. It will also be a fun story for the child who is learning to read, or for one that has already mastered reading.


    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Interview with Laura Ceville for My Dog, Jack

    Come and join me as I talk with author Laura Ceville about her children's book My Dog, Jack on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.


    • Paperback: 24 pages
    • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (August 16, 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1938768256
    • ISBN-13: 978-1938768255

    Book Summary:

    Dad just brought home a puppy for his son. How exciting! Now they just have to decide what to call him. Follow along as the young boy gets to know his pet and tries to find just the right name for his new best friend.


    My Dog, Jack is a cute story about a family who hasn't quite come up with the right name for their new puppy. As the puppy does different things its name changes but with it comes name confusion. He doesn't quite know who he is. Until the one day when the name for him sticks.

    This is a cute simple 28 page story that many families who have puppies, and have gone through different names for it, will be able to relate to and laugh. The illustrations are colorful and fun, giving the puppy a chance to pull at the readers heart strings. Who couldn't love a puppy like that? 

    More About the Author


    Laura Ceville was born in Panama City, Panama. She came to the United States at a very young age and fell in love with the English language. She majored in English at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated in 2002 as a Second Lieutenant. Her first and only duty station was Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. She separated from the Air Force in 2006 as a Captain and still resides in Ohio with her husband and two mischievous mutts--Jack and Deuce.

    Since she was a child she always dreamed of having a children's book on the market that she had both written and illustrated and she was blessed to have this dream come true in August of 2013 with My Dog, Jack.

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Review of Elena Amato's A Visit To The Dentist and other books

    Book Summary:

    Join Sammy as he visits the dentist and learns all about keeping his teeth healthy. Sammy was a little worried about going to the Dentist, but he soon realized that going to the dentist is actually fun; an excellent book for any boy or girl that is visiting the dentist for the first time or was a little frightened at their last visit to the dentist.

         Publisher: Piccolo Medico Inc. (April 9, 2013)

  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988198614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988198616 

  • Bio:

    Works as a physician assistant with a masters in science and lives in Macomb, Michigan. She has had a passion for reading and writing since she was a child. Elena enjoys working in the medical field and her goal is to increase education about healthy living and disease management. Elena also enjoys dancing, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs Dolce and Racco.


    This book is a great way to educate your child about what going to the dentist is all about. Unlike other books that are out there, Miss Amato has updated the equipment and expectations current doctors are going to be talking about during the office visit. With colorful pages and fun characters, parents will love the great messages the story provides. Children will adore the simply told story while it helps them get over their fears of going to the doctors.