Saturday, September 28, 2013

Book Review: How Long Will You Love Me?

So, just how long WILL I love you? The answer is perfectly clear in this book!

Title of Book(s): How Long Will You Love Me?
Author & Illustrator: Patti Brassard Jefferson
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
Genre: Children's book
ISBN Number:  ISBN: 9781612441658
Publication Date: June 2013



Overall Thoughts:

How Long Will You Love Me? is a collection of responses to that age-old question asked by children and adults alike. The answers are all outlandish and improbable like " 'til baseballs grow on trees" and " 'til bunnies sing the blues". All that silliness carries over into the illustrations as well. The author/illustrator has always had a belief that a children's book should have something not only for the kids but also for the adults reading the story night after night. Each page of the book has a heart hidden for the kids to find and something to make the grown-up smile such as the banner on the singing bunnies' stage which advertises "Karrot-oke on Sundays".



Places where available for sale:
            www.howlongwillyouloveme.com
            www.halopublishing.com/bookstore
            http://www.amazon.com/author/pbj
            www.bn.com

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Book Launch Party - Award-winning Children's Author Donna McDine – Sunday September 29, 2013 at 8pm Eastern

Blog Talk Radio’s featured World of Ink Network will air a special Book Corner show with hosts Marsha Casper Cook and Virginia S Grenier. They invite book lovers of all ages to come join this book launch event and chat with award-winning children’s author Donna McDine about her recently released chapter books, Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

About the Author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.

Donna’s recent releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony will be joined by two more books to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, A Sandy Grave, and Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership. Visit www.donnamcdine.com.


The special edition of the Book Corner show will air live, Sunday September 29, 2013 at 8pm EDT. You can join the chat and book launch party in 3 different ways.

  1. Set a Reminder so you don't miss this fun event at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2013/09/30/book-corner-book-lauch-party-with-author-donna-mcdine

  1. Call in on Sunday September 29th at (714) 242-5259 to chat live with Donna McDine and the hosts.

  1. Join the Twitter party chat on Sunday September 29th by using #WorldofInk.

  1. Tune in on September 29th at the BTR World of Ink Network at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork and join the chat in the chatroom.

You can find out more about Donna McDine, her books and her World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/3tv4jgf
To learn more about the World of Ink Network visit http://worldofinknetwork.com   

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Writing Mama Show with Guest Author Patti B. Jefferson

Join host Virginia S Grenier on Mondays at 4pm eastern as she chats with authors about their recent releases.

On Monday September 23, 2013 guest author Patti Brassard Jefferson joins the show to talk about her picture book filled with silly answers for young children and lovers of all ages, How Long Will You Love Me?

What started as a single drawing for a Valentine's Day card, has slowly, but oh so surely, become Jefferson’s debut book.

How Long Will You Love Me?
Author & Illustrator: Patti Brassard Jefferson
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
Genre: Children's book
ISBN Number:  ISBN: 9781612441658
Publication Date: June 2013


You can find out more about Patti Brassard Jefferson, her work and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/pxvhsc7

To learn more about the World of Ink & Hosts visit http://worldofinknetwork.com

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Meet Virginia Templeton







Virginia Templeton was one sexy diva. In this first story of the Virginia Templeton series, Virginia pretended to seek psychiatric help for enjoying sex with other men, which her husband considered a medical condition. Not that he really cared, because he also loved having sex with other women. They deserved each other.


In the second story of the Virginia Templeton series, Virginia had a setback in her marriage and was forced to make some very tough decisions. When she discovered her husband was not the man she thought he was, she didn’t panic; she took action.


In the third story of the Virginia Templeton series, Virginia was certain she could step up her game and come out a winner. Failure was never in Virginia Templeton’s vocabulary. During her intimate times with men, she learned how to move up in the networking world. Chicago was her playground, and power was the ultimate sexual pleasure.




NEW OUT IN PAPERBACK

Virginia’s marriage of ten years to Slater Templeton, a ruthless corporate titan, has provided her with all of the comforts she could ever imagine, but still something is missing. He is all about wealth and accumulating power and has been successful far beyond all expectations, but she has her own agenda and is obsessed with the power she leverages through her undeniable sexuality. Together they are a force to be reckoned with. Slater is the demon and Virginia his temptress. In this loveless relationship, their only connection is the power they share while the diva within her needs more. Will her unquenchable desires lead her to keep dark secrets and to create a life for herself that will take her where most others fear to tread?

http://www.amazon.com/Marsha-Casper-Cook/e/B002JB1PCK/


AMAZON
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002JB1PCK
BARNES AND NOBLE
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stepping-up-her-game-marsha-cook/1116814342?ean=2940045234085

SMASHWORDS
www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=marsha+cook+


Sse all of them on Amazon

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Interview with Debut Author LeeAnna Kail



Please share your bio with us and anything else you would like readers to know.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my loving parents and five siblings. Ever since I was little, I had an interest in writing. In fact, when I was in the fourth grade, I completed a career project and dressed as an author with dreams of writing my own book one day.
I attended Duquesne University with a double major in political science and English with intentions of attending law school after graduation. While studying abroad in Rome, Italy, I had a change of heart and decided to continue my education at Duquesne studying elementary education instead.
I currently teach in Pittsburgh and hope to be an inspiration to my students to follow their dreams. I am getting married in summer 2014!

What are some of the things that have influenced/inspired your writing?
My dad, who published a children’s novel last November, has been a major influence on my writing. Growing up, he would always help me with my papers. Because of that, I adopted some of his writing techniques. I used writing in my everyday life, whether it was a paper or diary entry. Writing was an outlet for me.

Can you share some writing experiences with us?
In college, anytime I wrote a paper, which was many of them since I English was one of my majors, I always listened to the band, The Fray. I would sit at my desk with headphones in and just type. I ALWAYS waited until the last minute to turn my papers in. I am a procrastinator who works best under pressure and I would get in my zone with The Fray and just write. I got a lot of As on my papers.


Like all authors, you have had your fair share of rejection letters. You obviously did not let the letters deter you. How did you keep your determination without getting discouraged?
I got lucky and didn’t get a rejection letter. I believe it was apart of God’s plan.
 
Please describe to us your relationship between you and your editor. What makes an author/editor relationship a success?
An author/editor relationship requires patience and understanding. The author has to remove any kind of feeling from the book and realize that though the author may be good with words, the editor knows the way in which they flow the best. My editor did a wonderful job of taking out the “telling” I was doing in the story. She did however; take out my favorite part in the story where the bullies end up coming to Ollie for him to teach them his cool words. I think that is such a special moment, and I just couldn’t get rid of it.

Tell us about your writing space.
It depends on the year. I have a Macbook. The places I go with it are endless!

How do you see the future of book publishing, both traditional, electronic and print on demand?
Well, two years ago, I went to King of Prussia Mall. All I wanted to purchase was the Hunger Games series. After an hour of searching for a bookstore, I ended up calling the information desk. Would you believe that they do not have a book store in that GIANT mall?! I was so upset. I am one who LOVES the smell of the paper, the feel of turning to the next page, and the feeling of accomplishment after physically seeing the book you just read.

With that said, I think there is an inevitable decline of a traditional book. Until then, I will continue to support the local libraries and bookstores.

What advice would you give to a new writer?
Keep writing! Believe in yourself and your work.

Use this space to tell us more about your book’s characters. Anything you want your readers to know. Include information on where to find your book(s), any blogs you may have, or how a reader can learn more about you and/or your book(s).

Ollie is not confident. He hasn’t learned the value in loving himself yet.
Pip is his sassy sister who is learning to fly. She gives Ollie the confidence he needs to overcome his obstacle. For that, she is my most favorite character I have ever created.



I thank you for taking the time to share with our readers about being an author.