ANNOUNCEMENT: Children’s Book Promotion Party, October 11th, 2017

I’m excited to be part of the October 11th Children’s Book Promotion. On party day, there will be a lot of discounted and free books available from various authors here. I will introduce everyone to Timothy the Christmas Mouse by way of a “FREE” eBook which you will be able to get here on the day of the event (https://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Christmas-Mouse-Virginia-Wright-ebook/dp/B01858V55M). Timothy the Christmas Mouse is now available in paperback and due to popular demand, an adorably illustrated coloring book companion was created. I hope you like the eBook so much you want to buy the storybook in paperback and the coloring book. I want to make note that the eBook does not do the paperback justice. The paperback is so adorable…it is one of my favorite writing and illustration projects that I have done to date. The coloring book makes for a great Christmas Eve coloring book for kids. The story is a nice children’s story before going off to sleep in anticipation of Christmas morning.
:-) See you at the party!
Virginia Wright-Author

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World Read Aloud Day February 24, 2016

Virginia Brown_Virginia Dutch2In honor of World Read Aloud Day, I thought I would share a photo of my grandmother reading The Night Before Christmas to me.  From a young girl, I wanted to be a writer.  But, I never imagined back then, one day that I would grow up and write my own Christmas book. Goosies!

Reading is extremely important, not only for pleasure but for developing skills needed in everyday life. When reading aloud, you can put so much expression in the voice as the story unfolds. Children love being read to and when they can read, they love reading to others.

In 1998, while I was teaching at St. John’s Preschool and Kindergarten in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, I  implemented a reading program in my class that I penned, Book-A-Day.  This would help promote children’s reading literacy in my classroom and to get young children interested in reading every day.  I found that young children had much more interest in story time when it was made part of a daily schedule.  Instead of my students just bringing in a book on Show & Tell Day, every day of the school week, children took turns bringing in a book. It was an easy plan to establish… because I simply asked the child who had the turn to bring in the snack of the day– to also bring in a book.  I found that the interest was two-fold in story time, and while teaching for three years at St. John’s,  I kept  the Book-A-Day program in place, in my classroom. Book-A-Day is a reading literacy awareness effort that I hope to make every preschool and kindergarten class aware of.
Now go read!
Virginia

VIRGINIA WRIGHT is the author of Timothy the Christmas Mouse and the companion book, Timothy the Christmas Mouse Coloring Book For Children.

http://www.amazon.com/author/virginiawright 

 

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3rd ANNUAL AUTHOR DECEMBER BOOK GIVEAWAY | DECEMBER 19, 2015

ChristmasCookiesFav2Hi, Everyone! Grab your coffee and a Christmas cookie (S) and stop on by to the 3rd Annual Author December Book Giveaway on December 19, 2015.  We have a number of writer’s participating in this event, giving away eBooks, paperbacks, and Amazon gift cards too!

Here is the event link on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/865663433530926/

I’m going to be opening up My New Release (Timothy the Christmas Mouse) FREE on Kindle on December 18th and December 19th, 2015. You will go to the link on those dates to download your free Kindle eBook. I am hoping you like the eBook so much that you buy the paperback. :-) Another new release is the companion coloring book $5.95, on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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During the book giveaway event December 19th, I am also going to be giving away (1) The Christmas Secret: Mikey’s Story (1) Timothy the Christmas Mouse Coloring Book, and (4) $5.00 Amazon gift cards so you can buy books of your choice.

CALLING ALL AUTHORS — are you having a book giveaway on December 19th? If you are, please stop by the 3rd Annual Author December Book Giveaway and open your eBook up for free on Amazon, Smashwords, or in PDF form, give away a paperback, or an Amazon gift card on the 19th at the event. It is the event to give back to our followers, fans, and customers.

Besides myself,  below are a few of the authors participating in the event…and the list grows.

$5.95  @ Amazon.com

See you at the event!

-Virginia  xo

Charlie the HorseDeanie Dunne 

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s author. She spent her childhood in Easton CT. Her first book, Tails of Sweetbrier, an autobiography, won the silver medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards, was a finalist in the Clippa Awards and Honorable Mention in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. Her fictional books: Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, are amusing stories told from the animals’ points of view. They all convey important life lessons for children. All of Deanie’s books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. Holly also designs the covers for them.
Deanie has been featured on several radio shows, including www.theauthorsshow.com. She has also been interviewed on various other radio shows. She has also received numerous blogging award nominations.
Deanie loves watching equestrian events and figure skating competitions, as well as spending time with her family and their dog, Elliott. Elliott is featured in 3 of Deanie’s books!
Deanie’s website is: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com.

PenniesDennis Higgins

Award winning author: As a distant relative of Davy Crockett, world traveler and native of Chicago, Illinois, I have always possessed a romance with things of the past that are gone but not forgotten. I now live in the suburbs with my lovely wife, our dog and a couple of birds.

Among my influences are: Richard Matheson, Jack Finney, Dean Koontz, Joan Wester Anderson, Peter S. Beagle and Audrey Neffenegger.

PENNIES FROM ACROSS THE VEIL – A love story about death
The seemingly paranormal phenomena recorded in this book, are entirely based on true events.

Pennies From Across the Veil is a love story…about death.

Karl Himmel tells the story to an unknown presence, of how he met, fell in love, and married the woman of his dreams, Jenny Engels. But at the time of the telling, Karl and Jenny find themselves on different sides of the veil – the separation we call DEATH.

Dennis’s website: http://www.timepilgrims.com

 

Laura W. Eckroat

Laura’s latest book — Red Goes To Kindergarten is NOW AVAILABLE!
Laura Eckroat was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and nowRed Goes to Kindergarten lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is married to Steven and has a daughter, Ashley. She also has a 3yr old Anatolian Shepherd named Muffin, who was rescued by the Eckroat’s when she was 12 wks old. Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher. She volunteers at the Ft Worth Nature Ctr using her books to teach children about the beauty and wonder of nature; her workshops also teach children how to start a Science journal. She previously was an HR mgr and the gen mgr of an educational toy store. She is also a Chicago Bears football fan — and will always be! Even though Dallas Cowboy Fans try and convert her!

The Life of Bud won Best Children’s Book at the NTBF in 2010. A Simpler Time was used by the Southbridge, MA school district as their Summer Reading kickoff book for 2010. Laura’s 3rd book “Went Out To Get a Donut – Came Home With a Muffin” was featured in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine in June, 2012 & won BEST Children’s Book ages 7 & Under by the Texas Association of Authors. Her 4th book and Muffin’s 2nd adventure – “What’s In the Corner? A Muffin “Tail” released June, 2013. If you would like Mrs. Eckroat to visit your school or library — please contact her at thelifeofbud@aol.com — she gives presentations on the importance of writing and shares with children her love of writing!

Contact Laura at thelifeofbud@aol.com — for workshops and presentations.
Feel free to email Laura with comments or questions, and she would appreciate any reviews on amazon.com.

Laura’s website: www.lauraeckroat.blogspot.com
Email Mrs. Eckroat at thelifeofbud@aol.com

 

Take 175 years of a small village, throw in some anecdotes, pictures, maps, aerials, and newspaper articles, and you will see what compiler and editor Marion L. Cornett comes up for two local history books. The Fowlerville Chronicles has actually sold out–more may be printed so be sure to check back. Through the Eyes of a Country Editor helps to tell the history of Fowlerville from 1874-1929, through the wit and wisdom of G.L. Adams, editor and publisher of The Fowlerville Review.

My passion is history during the early 1900s and doing research to gain more insight and knowledge prompted me to compile these two self-published books. And now, I’m onto more writing, with the recently-released Juniper and Anise, a fictional story based on events that took place during the United States’ Prohibition Era. I’m working on a companion novel set during the same time period.

When I’m not writing, my day job is commercial embroidery, which I’ve done for nearly 20 years. Love to read, write, exercise, socialize, and be a part of the internet social media.

Born to be creative, loves to write–that’s my motto.

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Book Release: Timothy the Christmas Mouse Storybook & Coloring Book

Cover_13_ 8.76x9.00Hi Everyone, If you have been following my posts on Facebook & Twitter, you know I teased my way to the final cover reveal in 4 parts. I hope you had fun as I played this little cover game. If you have not seen the cover, I am posting here in the blog.

This has been one of my favorite writing projects so far. I love the story and I worked on creating the illustrations for three years, on and off that is. You see, I am a multi-tasker– so in between that time, I also created Wild Animal Sounds, and I worked on the cover illustration for Steampunk Alice by Dennis Higgins. Dennis is  a talented author friend of mine, and he suggested that I create a coloring book to go along with the storybook. I didn’t think I could pull it off in time to have a release of the storybook  and coloring book at the same time.
I worked hard and guess what? I did it! Yay! Thank you, Dennis!

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Today I am also doing a cover reveal of the Timothy the Christmas Mouse Coloring Book. I am excited at how this book turned out. Yes, that is a toilet paper roll…don’t laugh, okay go ahead, it was meant to make you. It would be a nice warm place for a mouse, don’t you think?

Coming soon! 

 

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