Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review for children's book The Lucky Seven Show by Mary Jo Wisneski Johnston

The Lucky Seven Show by Mary Jo Wisneski Johnston

About the Author

Mary Jo Wisneski Johnston is a retired reading specialist who has taught at kindergarten through graduate school over a 44-year teaching career in several states and Germany. She enjoys living on a hobby ranch with her husband and approximately 20 animals, ranging from horses to goldfish.

Muscatino Rattuti the Great-or Musky for short-is delighted to have discovered the huge barn with seven sides. It's perfect for storing the Rat Pack's treasures from their nightly forays, and the entertainment possibilities of the barn are endless: It's loaded with various and sundry items that the wood rats, flying machines, forest people, musical instruments, photographs, the world geography contingent, and ancient farm tools are inspired to engage in. Musky isn't the only creature vying for use of the barn. Everyone wants to play there! In The Lucky Seven Show-a delightfully illustrated new book, Musky the wood rat and the weathervane horse use their wits to bring about a resolution to the problem, as all seven groups showcasing their talents in the barn at once would cause utter chaos. A positive outcome grows out of generous planning, collaboration, and compromise among the groups-and the final resolution brings happiness to all!

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478747099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478747093

The Lucky Seven Show presents young readers to a magical fiction/fantasy drama delightfully resolved through collaboration. 

In this story there is a unique seven sided hepbarn and 7 groups who wish to call it theirs. You have Musky, then flying machines, wood spirits, musical instruments, photographs, flags and maps, and farm tools. Musky has to figure out how the groups could work together instead of all being so divided in thought. A plan was devised with the help of the horse weathervain. 

This story entices young readers to further research animals and their behavior, flight principles, games and game theory, social studies and geography, mechanical principles, music and art in a multitude of formats. 

The words in the story are more complex for older children than younger but children of all ages will enjoy the illustrations and plot, as well as the messages of compromise, teamwork, and friendship. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Interview with Sheri Rabinowitz for Entering My Second Half

Come and join me as I talk with author Sherri Rabinowitz about her memoir Entering My Second Half on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Entering My Second Half

  • File Size: 1081 KB
  • Print Length: 76 pages
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015T985JO

From the Back Cover

Turning fifty was the first time I really felt my age. I always felt and looked younger then I actually am chronologically. I still do look younger then I am but feel it, no not quite. I have aches and pains that I never felt before. Also I have not in my opinion reached my full potential yet.

As I watch young celebrities panicking about reaching thirty years old and getting botox, I shake my head. At thirty I was still being carded. I was still asked if I was old enough to work in this office. Thirty? They are children!

Believe me kids, Thirty is nothing. Now Fifty that is a brick wall that you have to watch out for. All of the sudden you ache in places you have never even thought of before. You have problems with parts of your body that worked perfectly the year before.You gain weight easier, and it is harder to get it off.

Fifty is what they should be worried about.This is what I learned.

About the Author

Sherri has been writing since she was a small child. She was inspired by Ray Bradbury and Agatha Christie. She had always loved writing but has had to make a living in a varied number of ways. She worked as an actress, a travel agent and in several forms of customer service. Her passion though has always been writing. She loves and enjoys both reading and writing fan fiction.Her first book Murder Inc. was a fan favorite, Fantasy Time Inc. was nominated for a Global Ebook Award. Her brand new book; Different Is Beautiful is already a best seller. It has been #2 in hot releases, #2 in Early Childhood Education and #3 in Preschool & Kindergarten on Amazon! And it won the Gold (First Place) for Global Ebook Awards for Children Picture Books Fiction category! 

Sherri was nominated for the Shorty Award!Sherri is the host of Blogtalk Radio's Chatting With Sherri. Sherri is the producer of Sherri's Playhouse. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Interview with Michael D' Ambrosio for Princess Pain

Come and join me as I talk with author Michael D' Ambrosio about his book Princess Pain on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Marina is a cold-hearted courier of contraband who likes to play rough. Her life as a loner is just fine until the delivery of a flash drive with stolen weapons technology ends her alias and makes her the target of a power-hungry militia leader who wants her alive, and his sultry assassin lover who wants her dead. The action-filled chase across the sector with two unlikely allies melts the ice off her heart and leads her to a secret that changes everything she ever stood for. Nothing is easy with Marina as she drives everyone crazy with her anger-driven arrogance and stubbornness, including Britt, the militia captain, who falls in love with her.


My desire to write thrilling science-fiction came about in the late 90's as a result of many of my adventures around the world. Some form my military background and others from my civilian job and a few from my personal travels. Real life experiences fuel my stories and give them that "little extra" with a touch of fantasy and romance that we all crave when we read to escape reality with a feel good sensation. The Fractured Time Trilogy and Space Frontiers Series are great for ages 12 and up. Night Creeps 1 and 2 are strictly adult sci-fi/horror while the futuristic action Pain Series with Princess Pain is recommended for age 14 and up due to the violence. 

In addition to novels, I have taken up screenwriting to adapt those novels to film. When I'm not writing, I'm participating in conventions across the county and possibly Europe in the near future. See my website at for more information on all my projects including the latest.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: BlackWyrm (February 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613181574
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613181577

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Interview with Holland Haiis for Consciously Connected

Come and join me as I talk with author Holland Haiis about her book Consciously Connecting on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.


In the age of technology we have become disconnected at a cellular level. The time to reconnect to ourselves and each other is now Consciously Connecting is a step-by-step guide that will enlighten and give you the ability to further connect to your inner self. Learn to enrich your relationships with others, take action, and connect within the world around you-and most importantly, with yourself. Develop healthy emotional habits, and decrease stress and anxiety with your connectivity, which will give you the inspiration to lead a more productive and creative life. This adventure will be fun, and the exercises are easy. Engage in a weekly plan of action as you commit to be cognizant and walk away from life's disconnect and distractions. Unlock the secrets to Consciously Connecting as you choose to achieve your goals, embrace your strengths, and define your journey. Give yourself the gift of joy and happiness through connection and watch the possibilities happen.

About the Author:

Holland Haiis is a successful business consultant that mentors and facilitates clients to reach their goals. She coaches on the art of leadership, the value of communication, marketing strategies, and how to reach personal and financial goals. Holland lives with her husband, in Manhattan, and they continue to enthusiastically explore the world together.

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: 1st Books (November 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452597855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452597850