Saturday, November 29, 2014

Free Holiday Book Promotion


Because of the giving of the holiday season, I would like everyone to try out a PDF copy of my newest book in the Crypto-Capers Series Book 6 The Mystery of the Circus For Hire. This book is for 4th graders and up into middle school. All you have to do is just submit your e-mail address and the page will take you to the file you will be able to download. If you enjoy the book and submit a positive review on Amazon, I will send you for free Book 3 in the Joe-Joe Nut Series The Secret of the Missing Arch. This is for 3rd graders and up. Just e-mail me at and send me a link to the review and I will then gift you a copy to your e-mail. Here is the Amazon link to post the review. The Mystery of the Circus For Hire  

Thank you so much and I hope everyone will enjoy my books.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Promotion Link

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guest Post For Climbing For Roots by Alan Noble

Title: Climbing for Roots Author: Alan Noble Genre: Religion/Spiritual Growth/Christian Life Publisher: Axiom
Climbing for Roots will explain fully the sin that so completely corrupted creation, and the plan of God for our salvation. We learn that Jesus is not only our Savior, but is also the Lord of our lives. What does that mean? That obedience will never earn us God’s love but it will always produce blessing. We learn that our salvation is secure, but we must strive for obedience because we are created to do good works.
When we trust Jesus for salvation, we become members of a new family—the family of God, also known as the church. Imagine! God is now our Father. As members of this incredible family, certain changes take place within us. We get learn about worship and praise, and have a relationship with Him. Climbing for Roots will teach us about ourselves as new creations, about this church, and about Jesus, the Son of God! We learn about the two ordinances or rites Jesus has given His church that will help us to remember who we are as Christians—baptism, and communion. As a member of God’s church, we learn that we are to serve each other in unity. We must consider others more important than ourselves. We learn that we need to persevere together, so that when Jesus returns, He will find us doing what He has left us here to do—serving Him by serving others.
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Alan R. Noble is a born-again Christian, schooled in the Word since childhood. He was fortunate to sit under capable preaching and teaching throughout his life. His passion for the spiritual welfare of young people grew out of his years of work experience, and his understanding of the Scriptures. He realizes that young Christians need instruction in the meat as well as the milk of the Word (Hebrews 5:12-14). Mr. Noble was educated at William Paterson University, a liberal arts institute in Northern New Jersey, and received a B.A. in education, with a certificate to teach elementary school. Later, he received an M.A. in Communication Arts, and a certificate in supervision. He worked as an educator for 31 years. After his retirement from public education Mr. Noble enjoyed teaching in Christian Schools in New Jersey and Texas. These days find Alan and his wife Kathie enjoying their travels between Kansas City and northern New Jersey as they visit their daughters’ families that include six beautiful grandchildren.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Review for The Adventures of Nutty and Twittles

Come and join me as I talk with author Dennis Marcoux about his picture book 

Adventures of Nutty and Twittles, Oh Nuts! I Lost My Little Sister 

on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

About the Author:
Dennis Marcoux lived in Worcester, Massachusetts for most of his life and now resides in Cape Coral, Florida.  He has been writing children stories and poems for many years and is passionate about children reading to expand their imagination.  In his spare time, you can find him reading books as a volunteer in elementary schools and children's hospitals.  He is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association of Fort Myers, Florida

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About the Book:
Nutty and his sister Twittles set out to play a fun game of hide "n" seek with their friends. When Twittles is the only one missing, the game quickly changes.  Nutty has to find his sister because she may be lost in the dark and dangerous Forrest.

School is out and Mrs. Hoot gives the young children some good advice. To be careful and to watch out for each other. The children begin to play and forget what their teacher had told them. As they play hide and seek near the woods, Twittles, a young squirrel, goes missing. She is hiding in a very clever place but in so doing becomes lost. Will Nutty be able to find her before their parents find out? What lessons will they learn? Young children will enjoy listening to and reading the tale of these fabulously illustrated creatures. When children play and have fun, they sometimes forget to be careful. Children will be able to relate to the story while parents will love the message the story implies.

Title:  Adventures of Nutty and Twittles, Oh Nuts! I Lost My Little Sister
Hardcover / Paperback 
Children Book
Pages: 24
Size of book: 8.5 X 8.5
Places where available for sale: Halo Publishing International, Amazon and Barnes & Noble 
e-Book Available Nook & Kindle 

Interview with Nicole Weaver for My Brother is my Best Friend

Come and join me as I talk with author Nicole Weaver about her picture book The Magic of Friendship on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Brothers are very special. Meet two brothers that do everything together. This delightful story transcends all cultural barriers. It will warm the hearts of children from all over the world. 
 Los hermanos son muy especiales: Conozca a dos hermanos que hacen todo juntos. Esta  bella historia trasciende todas las barreras culturales. Tocará el corazón de todos los niños del  mundo.   Être frère, c'est très spécial. Voici deux frères qui font tout ensemble. Cette histoire merveilleuse transcende toutes les barrières culturelles.  L'histoire va réchauffer le cœur des enfants dans du monde entier.

  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (January 15, 2014)
  • Language: English, Spanish, French
  • ISBN-10: 1616334525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616334529


My Brother is My Best Friend is a simply told story about two twin boys who love spending time together. It shows of the bond siblings can have and how they cherish that bond. Siblings, old and young, will be able to relate to the story, with childhood memories floating to the surface of more carefree times.

The back of the book has extra activities that children will love, as well as a glossary of some of the words. The book is trilingual, having english, french, and spanish languages throughout. Children will be able to learn new languages and challenge themselves as they read along. Children from 4-8 will love this 20 page story with its colorful illustrations. Whether it be learning other languages, or relating to the story, children will love the message the author relates to the reader. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Power of Kindness

The power of kindness is an amazing thing. Yesterday, I was running a fundraiser for breast cancer. The people who attended the event were amazing. I knew many of the women and the fact that they came out to spend hours supporting the event, bidding on items and such, amazes me. It made me think. Then when we went out to dinner afterward, spending time with my parents after they helped me at the event, I experienced more interesting happenings.

There was an older woman standing behind me, I was standing as well, and I asked her if she wanted to sit down. She told me that it was okay, all the seats were taken. I went over to my son, who was sitting in a chair, and he gave up his sit for her. People were looking at us strangely but what amazed me is that no one else had offered the woman their seat.

In the bathroom my mother had a conversation with another woman and they were respectful to each other just by being courteous and nice when going into the stall and who was first and so on.

At dinner the waiter was respectful to us as we were to him. All this made me think that no matter where we are or what we do, if we just respected each other, everyone would get along. It was such a pleasant afternoon and it was because of the respect and kindness everyone showed each other.

The power of people can travel long distances or short. But one thing will always be true. The power of kindness, whether it be giving up your chair to someone else, or just showing your support for something else, can impact a life in a positive way, maybe making someone else's day a little more special.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Interview for The Magic of Friendship by Subhash Kommuru

Come and join me as I talk with author Subhash Kommuru about his picture book The Magic of Friendship on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Book Synopsis for The Magic of Friendship:

BABBAR is a fierce and mean tiger who cannot tolerate anyone, but he is lonely and sad. HASMUKH is a funny donkey but gets scared of everyone. When the Magic of friendship touches them see how it transforms not only their characters but also transforms the whole environment around them.

The Magic of friendship is a hilarious, action packed entertaining story. There are scary moments, celebration and comical moments. While the core focus of the story is about friendship it has elements of father son bonding and family values as well.

Book gives plenty of opportunity for parents to entertain kids with their own version of animal noises. And bright and interactive illustrations is sure to leave a mark on eyes.

This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will show the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly, one who is lonely and never really had the gift of laughter.

Book Information
Title of Book: The Magic of Friendship
ISBN:  9-7-80-99031781-4
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Kommuru Books
Publication Date: September 2014
of Pages: 40
Title is available at Amazon
Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble

The Best Way to Market Your Book
We always hear of people who come from nowhere and go somewhere beyond imaginations. That statement sounds very simple but you will appreciate that someone a lot more once you get your feet into this field. Networking  is an ongoing and an uphill battle.
I believe networking is the best way to market you. Being an author is unlike any other industry there are no competitors. Everyone is an ally and you just want to make sure that you have more and more of them. Every author I have met has helped a lot. It’s truly amazing you will not find a community like this in any other field.

Subhash and Sujata hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself.

Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea!

These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.