[caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="200"] Journey to Galumphagos[/caption] 7. Journey to Galumphagos began as a picture book for my children to illustrate. It took a quarter century for it to evolve into the published book. 6. My favorite, non-human character is the Great Galumphagos Island Turtle. I imagine her sounding like Emma Thompson. 5. The part of the book I’m proudest of is Chapter 11. Four or five sets of action are going on at the same time. It was a challenge to navigate through all that without losing my way or my readers. And I know I didn’t lose my readers because all the kids who have read the book told me it was their favorite part. 4. Ellen Maze did a wonderful job on the illustrations. She’s a joy to work with, a great collaborator, passionate about getting from whatever picture the writer has in his or her mind
[caption id="attachment_2604" align="alignright" width="300"] Mister Spunky[/caption] If you love children’s books then you’ll want to enter the giveaway for Mister Spunky. Click on the giveaway button and enter the giveaway for a chance to win this children’s book and matching mouse pad over at Lori’s Reading Corner. Be sure to enter before November 29. Giveaway Book Synopsis: Mister Spunky and His Friends is the creation of award winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, Real Dogs Don't Whisper, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy. Mister Spunky and His Friends is about the importance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way. Parents, if you enjoyed Real Dogs Don't Whisper, your children will
[caption id="attachment_2533" align="alignright" width="216"] The Spotless Cow Book Tour[/caption] Once upon a time… those words just seem so magical. Before my daughter could read, I enjoyed reading her books that started with Once upon a time… There’s almost a guarantee that the story is going to have lots of twists and turns. The story is open to all sorts of possibilities and where there is one story, it might just continue into a sequel book. Our guest today, Sal Barbera has written a book with just those opening words, Once upon a time… There’s even an excerpt for you to read and a trailer to watch, just keep scrolling down this page and enjoy! How cool is this? The author has 50% of net proceeds going to Phoneix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. Purchasing information: During the month of October, purchase Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow from the Sweetles website
[caption id="attachment_2486" align="alignright" width="233"] The Elven Queen[/caption] ABOUT LILA: THE SIGN OF THE ELVEN QUEEN Title: Lila: The Sign of the Elven Queen Genre: Children’s Fiction Author: Mark J. Grant Publisher: Mascot Books Pages: 230 Language: English ISBN-10: 162086357X ISBN-13: 978-1620863572 Lila is a polite six-year-old girl who lives with her mama and papa in New York City. She has two cats, and would now like to have a dog–except dogs are not allowed in her apartment building. After thinking about it for awhile, Lila asks her parents if she can have an invisible dog. Her parents agree, and together they decide to name the dog Fluffy. On their way to the pet store to buy invisible supplies for the invisible dog, a black and white Aussie appears from around the corner and introduces himself to Lila, saying, “My name is Fluffy.” In a series of fun adventures that follow,
[caption id="attachment_2054" align="alignright" width="239" caption="Baby Jaimie Book Tour"][/caption] Jaimie Hope, author of the children’s book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie gets Stage Fright is on Day Two of her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book this month of April, 2012 to talk about her book, the writing life and her future projects. Today she will be visiting Maureen’s Musings. About The Adventures of Baby Jaimie Baby Jaimie is in her first year of school. She has made many new friends and learned lots of things. Now she will learn what it means to be a team player when she is in her very first play. Follow Baby Jaimie as she learns the lesson, there are no small parts, only small actors. Purchase the book at Amazon If you would like information about a book tour, please visit my blog, Writing Daze or email Rebecca at
Carolyn Wolfe’s, author of the children’s book, “The Bedtime of the Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories is on virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. Join this talented author as she travels the blogosphere over the next two weeks to talk about her book, the writing live and her future projects. You can find Carolyn at her website www.whenthemoonspeaks.com . Carolyn will be visiting Writing Daze for a Thursday Thirteen today. If you want to win a free copy of this book, visit Teresa’s Reading Corner. Leave a comment and be entered for a chance to win a free copy of “The Bedtime of the Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories.” Enjoy!
Carolyn Wolfe’s, author of the children’s book, “The Bedtime of the Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories is on virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. Join this talented author as she travels the blogosphere over the next two weeks to talk about her book, the writing live and her future projects. You can find Carolyn at her website www.whenthemoonspeaks.com . Carolyn will be visiting at Teresa’s Reading Corner with a book review and Contest. Leave a comment and be entered for a chance to win a free copy of “The Bedtime of the Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories.” Enjoy!