Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's Story Time Gather 'Round with guest author Amanda Kleback

Join author and illustrator, JD Holiday on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10AM est,  9AM cst, 8AM mst & 7AM pst ~ for  two stories by Amanda Kleback:
Butter Chuck & The Hoo Hoo's Song  ~  Readers follow Butter Chuck through his transformation from a woodchuck with low self-esteem to a beautiful Butter Chuck proud of his differences.

In Hoo Hoos Song, the first story in the series of Hoo Hoo books, Hoo Hoos very special journey from a far away land to his new family. He is guided by a tiny song he can hear coming from his heart. When the song from his heart is matched by another; he has found his new home. The story illustrates that everyone should be kind to one another for the greatest reward is friendship.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Featured WOI Network show: A Good Story IS A Good Story

 Please join host Marsha Cook and co host  Bennet Pomerantz with their guests Rick Polson, Abagail Carter and Kelsye Nelsen on March 29 at 5PM EST 4PM CST 3PM MT 2PM PST.

Rick is the author of MAKING A SUPERSTAR COMPANY. His book should be a must have for authors and owners of small businesses. In today's world it's a book that gives you many different ways to successfully advertise your business and market to sell books or products.

Kelsye Nelson and Abigail Carter are the co founders of powers the new and self-publishing revolution by connecting writers directly with the vendors and freelancers they need to create their books and get them sold. By posting bid-able service requests in our online marketplace, content creators of all kinds may build their own publishing team of copyeditors, book designers, marketing consultants and so on as needed to create a dream team of professionals that will help them launch their book into the hungry market and meet their publishing goals. This is a perfect avenue for the new and seasoned author.

This is going to be a great show and Bethany Cross will be there to open the chatroom for questions.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BTR's Featured WOI show: Families Matter on Student & School Safety

Join BTR's World of Ink Network Featured Families Matter show March 27, 2013 at 6pm EDT - 5pm CDT - 4pm MDT - 3pm PDT as the hosts Kecia Burcham, Irene Roth and Virginia S Grenier discuss the recent issues all families are talking about...student and school safety.

NASRO President Kevin Quinn will be joining the show to talk about the importance of having the presence of school resource officers in schools, their duty to protect children on campus and the prevention of school violence.They will be addressing the issues of guns in schools, bullying and what parents and schools can do to help keep this crisis from growing.

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers in order to promote safer schools and safer kids. NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with a solid commitment to our nation’s youth. NASRO is an organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend.
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The Families Matter show can be listened to every 4th Wed. here on the World of Ink Network.

About the Hosts:
Kecia Burcham works as a middle school counselor and holds a Masters Degree in education/school counseling as well as being a certified trainer in the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" curriculum. She is also a certified NLB life coach, business coach, master weight loss coach and social/emotional intelligence coach. She has worked in the field of education/psychology for 20 years.
Irene Roth is a freelance writer for teens, tweens and kids. She has published over 150 Ezine articles on different topics that are relevant to self-esteem and self-confidence for girls. She is in the middle of writing three E-books for teens and tweens.
Virginia S Grenier is a partner of the World of Ink Network with Marsha Casper Cook. She is a Mom's Choice Honoree, an award-winning author and editor, and also speaks at writing conferences, book festivals and schools. She has appeared on other radio networks to share her expertise and guest blogs monthly.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Book Review: Isosceles by Scott R. Caseley

As you know, we have been touring author Scott R. Caseley’s young adult romantic coming of age romantic mystery novel, Isosceles. The writing is unique and even though the novel spans a thirteen-year friendship and the death of Trey, the transitions are smooth as we get a better understanding of friendship, love and lost. This is a riveting coming of age story that will keep you engaged until the very end. 

The romance element isn’t a typical romance story where girl gets boy either. Instead, the reader is thrown into a love triangle with no real answer to a happily ever after for anyone involved. What you do walk away with is the understanding of how the heart loves and forgives, with hope of the fairytale ending.  

Now to the mystery in Isosceles, some may say it isn’t really a mystery novel at all. It really depends on how you look at it. Author Scott R. Caseley said in his interview on The Writing Mama, “It is a mystery that is not a traditional whodunit, but more of a whyhedidit, my own term for this sort of thing; though I know, I’m far from the originator of this theme. My main character Sean needs to find out why his best friend Trey has taken his life at the beginning of the book. To discover the answers, he’ll have to go back thirteen years to when they first met and how their friendship and a woman named Madeline, who constantly came between them, each played a role as well as other factors such as his schooling, his parents, and numerous other issues one encounters during their formative years. Along the way, Sean will also learn more about himself and what kind of friend he really was to Trey. In short, discovery of unearthed feelings about those around us and within ourselves.”

In short, we feel Isosceles is a contemporary novel for anyone who loves literature. It’s beautifully written, the characters are deep, it engages the reader and causes us to think and reflect upon our own lives, fears, regrets and success.

If you have that feeling that you’re coming up short…what will it take to feel equal?
Written by: Scott R. Caseley
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
eBook ISBN: 978-1-77127-239-1
Publication Date: January 2013
Genre of Book: Young Adult- Coming Of Age, Mystery/Romance

Places where available for sale:,, Bookstrand, Omnilit, Kobo, Smashwords and B&N

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Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Story Time - Host JD Holiday

Join author and illustrator, JD Holiday on FRIDAY, March 22, 2013 at 1 PM est, 10 AM pst  ~ for  two stories:
RATTLESNAKE JAM  by Margot E. Finke ~ Rattlesnake Jam is a rhyming romp, with crazy old Gran and Pa arguing over how to cook up the rattlers he catches. Gran wants to boil and bottle them into her cure-all Rattlesnake Jam, but Pa longs for a rattlesnake pie. ~
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&    Meerkat's Safari by Claudia Graziano ~
What gentle beast peeks over treetops with ease? ...Do you know who has webbed feet and pink knees? Discover unusual truths about animals on the African plains in this colorful collection of rhyming clues and facts. A plucky meerkat leads young readers on an imaginary adventure they'll want to experience again and again.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013


Heartache and Hope in Haiti: The Britney Gengel Story: Making Our Daughter's Last Wish Come True

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When the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Lynn University college
student Britney Gengel was among the five lives from the university lost in the rubble of the Hotel Montana. Britney was in Haiti with an organization affiliated with the university, Journey of Hope, volunteering at an orphanage. Just hours before the earthquake hit, Britney sent this text message to her mother: They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.

Heartache and Hope in Haiti: The Britney Gengel Story begins on the day Britney was killed and brings readers full circle as her parents, Len and Cherylann Gengel, navigate their way through bureaucratic red
tape on their often frustrating and always painful journey to recover their daughter's body and fulfill her last wish. The Gengels' unimaginable loss transcends into a powerful story of love and resilience, allowing readers a rare window into the inner circle of the heartache and pain of parents who have lost their child and in turn choose to fulfill their lives with meaning and purpose.
***100% of the profits of this book will benefit The Be Like Brit Orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti.***

About the Author

Len and Cherylann Gengel have been married for over 24 years and for most of those years worked together to raise their beautiful family, daughter Britney and sons Bernie and Richie. Len, who started C & S Builders when he was in college and then received the state of Massachusetts Homebuilder of the Year Award in 1995, and Cherylann, a stay-at-home mom, had no idea their lives would be forever changed on January 12, 2010, when the Haiti Earthquake decimated and destroyed most of Haiti, burying their daughter Britney in the rubble of the Hotel Montana.

Both Len and Cherylann have redirected their lives to making their daughter's last wish of building an orphanage in Haiti a reality, and are currently building an orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. The Be Like
Brit Orphanage is designed in the shape of the letter B and can be viewed at Len, Cherylann and their family are committed to dedicating the rest of their lives to helping the children of Haiti. Len and Cherylann currently reside in Massachusetts and are avid Boston Red Sox fans. They have hosted many events at their restaurant, The Grand Slam Cafe for Red Sox players and one of Len's most cherished
memories is watching the Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years on his birthday in 2004!

Praise for Heartache and Hope in Haiti: The Britney Gengel Story: Making Our Daughter's Last Wish Come True…

The Gengels' story is one of triumph over tragedy, finding meaning in loss, and a purpose for moving forward. —Senator John Kerry
Product Details ISBN-10: 0984956840
ISBN-13: 9780984956845
Published: TriMark Press, Inc., 01/12/2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Debut WOI Network show: The Write Step with R Jeffreys

"The Write Step with R Jeffreys” is an interview based show focused primarily on the lead players in the Arts and Letters.

R Jeffreys' luminary guest is April Lufriu, Mrs. America 2011, and recently crowned Mrs. World 2012. He'll be joined by the dynamic CW TV host and model Mandy Starling as co-host.

April’s will to win both the Mrs. America and Mrs. World crowns was further reinforced by her life changing 2010 diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her two children have also now been diagnosed with (RP), which is a genetic, retinal degenerative eye disease that gradually leads to blindness.

She also made history by being the oldest winner to be crowned in the pageant’s 35 year history. Her motto is “Become What You Believe.”

April and her sister Melissa were pioneers in establishing the Foundation Fighting Blindness Tampa, FL Chapter in 2007. Both sisters co-chaired Tampa’s first VisionWalk in 2008. She has served as the Tampa Bay Chapter President from 2007 to present and was awarded the 2010 Volunteer of the Year at the Vision Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. April’s mission as a mom is to find a cure for (RP). She speaks at numerous events about her journey to becoming Mrs. World and for the foundation she tirelessly advocates and supports. Her goals are to raise awareness and funds for retinal degenerative eye diseases. With her new title as National Spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, April is reaching out at the national level to fulfill her mission.

April also operates a successful granite & marble fabrication business "Lufriu Marble, Inc." with her loving husband George.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

The Writing Mama Show with Guest Author Susanne Jacoby Hale

Join the hosts of The Writing Mama show on March 18, 2013 at 2pm EDT - 1pm CDT - Noon MDT - 11am PDT
Virginia S Grenier will be chatting with debut author Susanne Jacoby Hale, a former drop-out prevention teacher from New York and author of Shades of Gray.  Jacoby Hale earned a master's degree from New York University in education and creative writing. Although, when she began teaching in the real ACE program, depicted in Shades of Gray, she had no idea that it would change her life forever. Having been out of the classroom for a few years, Jacoby Hale still felt the need to make a difference in the lives of students.

Susanne Jacoby Hale felt the need to tell the story of a dedicated teacher. She believes  good teachers are often unappreciated, while students’ needs are frequently misconstrued. Sometimes the only thing missing in today’s classrooms is compassion. Her book is the fictional account of a new teacher's experience with one of NYC's most notoriously turbulent schools, while attempting to maintain control over her life outside the classroom.

Susanne Jacoby Hale has been featured on NBC, USA Today, and ABC. More information about the book: Shades of Gray by Susanne Jacoby Hale at

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Leon Open Writing Assignment Update
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Friday, March 15, 2013

A Good Story IS A Good Story: Feel the Passion

Join Marsha Cook for a special edition of A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY on Friday March 15 at 12 Noon CST 1 PM EST 11AM MT 10 AM PST

Her guests for the show are Authors Victoria Marie Pecsenye,and Jennifer Oneal Gunn. Jennifer is a very successful editor, writer, and reviewer and Victoria is a very successful illustrator and author.
It's going to be a great show and a wonderful discussion about writing ,illustrating, reviewing and editing.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

 Please join Fran Lewis and Marsha Cook on March 14at 3PM CST 4 PM EST when her guest  NY Times author Brian Freeman.will join authors: Jeff Rivera Author of the Flushed series , Candace Knoebel the winner of the Turning Pages Book of the Year award, Dennis Carsten: The Key to Justice  and Dr. Mark Rubinstein the author of Mad Dog House to discuss their novels and ask Brian questions about mystery writing, marketing, writing a series with on character and how to create reader interest and much more.
Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels featuring detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 19 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club.

Itr's going to be a great discussion so listen in and join the chat room.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What is Success Show Tonight at 10pm EDT

Join the hosts of the What is Success Show Wed. March 13, 2013 at 10pm EST - 9pm CST - 8pm MST - 7pm PST as they talk about the TV shows they are enjoying and the ones they feel need to be cancelled or are happy they have been.
Virginia S Grenier and Bennet Pomerantz are happy to hear from you and what TV shows you're watching too. So call in or post in the chatroom your Favorite or not so favorite shows.
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The What Is Success show airs on the 2nd Wed. of each month. What us to review a movie, TV show or book? Send us your suggestion.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sotires For Children Featuring Guest Scott Caseley

Join Host Virginia S Grenier on the Stories for Children show March 11, 2013 at 2pm EST as she chats with author Scott R. Caseley. While Isosceles is his first novel, he wrote and directed a dramatic feature, co-wrote and directed a documentary and wrote for an online magazine. He’s also a trained voice, stage, and screen actor. In addition to his creative pursuits, he is passionate about healthy living. He follows a mostly self-directed fitness quest consisting of weight training, walking, swimming, yoga, and hula hooping. When not working out, he also enjoys cooking healthy gourmet meals as well as playing board games with family and friends with plenty of coffee brewing to keep the fun going until the wee hours of the morning.

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Title of Book: Isosceles
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
eBook ISBN: 978-1-77127-239-1
Genre of Book(s): Young Adult- Coming Of Age, Mystery/Romance
About the book: When he finds his best friend Trey Goodsby dead and almost completely submerged in a bathtub filled with bloody water, Sean McIntyre is determined to find out if it was an accident or suicide. Did his death accidental or intentional have anything to do with Madeline Edwards, the woman who came between them constantly through their thirteen-year friendship? The tale begins with the death of Trey Goodsby, and explores his relationships with family, friends, his romances, and which of the circumstances he found himself in that led to the tragic event, and the repercussions for those he left behind.
You can catch the Stories for Children show on Mondays here on BTR's Featured World of Ink Network.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Crosley Speak Night Buddies Adventures Contest!

Calling all Night Buddies Adventurers! Author Sands Hetherington is writing his third book in the Night Buddies Adventures chapter book series for kids and would like your help in getting John and Crosley started on their next Adventure After Lights-Out. 

Crosley is looking for new words to add to his expansive vocabulary and he needs your help. Just come up with a new expression and its meaning for Crosley Speak! See the list of Uncommon Words for inspiration. And who knows? The winning words could end up in Book Three of the Night Buddies Adventures series. Excelsior! 

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Do you need some help with ideas on what Crosley Speak is? Check out this list of words to get your brain gears turning.

If you haven’t discovered the Night Buddies Adventures series of chapter books yet, that’s okay! Let us tell you a bit about them and you can join us on this exciting “program”—that’s Night Buddies speak for adventure.
The first book in the Night Buddies Adventures series, Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare, is about the nighttime adventures of a young boy named John, who is not ready to go to sleep, and his friend, a bright red crocodile named Crosley who turns up under John’s bed. 
They sneak out of John’s house using Crosley’s “I-ain’t-here-doodad” which makes them invisible to John’s parents. Then they embark on an adventure chasing down enemies and cleaning up one mess after another as they solve the earthshaking mystery: who stole all the pineapple cheesecakes from the only factory in the world that makes them! 

Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine, the second book in the Night Buddies Adventures series, has a ton of mischief going on all over the Borough, done by a red crocodile and causing confusion and hard feelings everywhere. It’s up to John to help prove Crosley isn’t the red crocodile behind this madness. 

Make friends and enter to win some fabulous prizes! 

Winner #1 will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and signed copies of both titles in these Adventures After Lights-Out escapades.
Winner #2 will receive signed copies of both titles in these Adventures After Light-Out escapades.
Winner #3 will receive a copy of Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine.
Winner #4 will receive a copy of Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare.
Winner #5 will receive eBooks of both titles in these Adventures After Lights-Out escapades.

Want to let all your friends know how to join the Night Buddies Adventures? All you have to do is post the Book Lovers Blog Hop below to your blog. Promote the Book Lovers Hop and the Night Buddies Adventures contest on any social network. Tweet it once a day, share it on Facebook and then follow back others who leave you a comment. By joining the Book Lovers Blog Hop, you are automatically entered in the Night Buddies Adventures contest!

Hop Rules:
  1. Follow the Top link of the hop! Hop Host: Families Matter
  2. Grab the button for the hop and place it in a post, sidebar or on a blog hop page and let us know where it is in the comments section below. This will help the hop grow and gain new followers for all of us. It's a Win-Win for everyone!

Please play nice and follow our simple rules! Make sure to FOLLOW AT LEAST ONE PERSON and as many other blogs as you'd like to have more follow back. This is what makes the Book Lovers Blog Hop so successful. If you're not willing to Follow, please don't link up.

Remember, you must to leave a comment here with your new Crosley Word to enter the contest and win of the FIVE fabulous prizes!

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Saturday March 2nd at 12am MST!

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The Night Buddies Adventures series of chapter books is juvenile fiction (much like the Captain Underpants series) for ages 7 and up.

Places where the Nights Buddies books are available for sale:,, and in all fine bookstores.
(Dune Buggy Press titles are distributed by Delphi Distribution and are set up with wholesalers Ingram and Baker & Taylor.)

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