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goblinsToe tickling goblins are hiding under beds waiting for their chance to find toes that need tickling. How can you get rid of the tickling creatures? Can you stink them out?

Purchase at: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/toe-goblins.htm

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Scots Sanders hears skateboard sounds outside his window. He explores and discovers something incredible: the skateboarder is invisible? Why? What happened to do this to him? He investigates with his friends, the Vizzards, because they use certain magical and wizardly techniques (obtained from Scots’ uncle) to solve mysteries. Through watching and observation, then confronting the ghost killed on the skateboard when he skated in front of a bus, they solve the case.

Purchase at: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/vizzards-skateboarder.htm

 

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine Awarded Beach Book Festival 2014 Honorable Mention

M E D I A  R E L E A S E                     A Sandy Grave by Donna McDine

 

CONTACT: Donna M. McDine

Award-winning Children’s Author

Website: http://www.donnamcdine.com

Email: donna@donnamcdine.com

Phone: 845-721-7802 

For Immediate Release

Beach Book Festival 2014 Honorable Mention Awarded to Whale Poacher Children’s Book, A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine

TAPPAN, NY (June, 2014) – The winners, runner-ups, and honorable mentions of the 2014 Beach Book Festival have been announced. A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine and illustrated by Julie Hammond has earned honorable mention in the children’s book category.

Title: A Sandy Grave

Category: Chapbooks for Tweens

Author: Donna M. McDine www.donnamcdine.com

Illustrator: Julie Hammond www.juliehammondart.com

Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334543; 1616334541

Softcover ISBN: 9781616334550; 161633455X

eBook ISBN: 9781616334567; 1616334568  

About A Sandy Grave: The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

What Reviewers Are Saying

“The book is an enjoyable read and makes children aware of poaching and illegalities associated with it. During times of dwindling marine life and plants, it is important to save them. This book teaches children to protect marine life and endangered animals.” ~ Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite Five Star Review

“A Sandy Grave is a good fast read for the individual reader or for parents to read to their younger children. It engages the reader and opens up a dialogue between parents and children on the many different issues in the book. Most of all, McDine shows that children can respect authority without fearing it and parents and those in roles of responsibility can respect the contribution that children can make to society.” ~ Reviewed by Rebecca’s Writing Services

About the Author: Donna McDine is a multiple award-winning children’s author. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Family Reading Partnership. Learn more about McDine’s writing career at www.donnamcdine.com and www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com.

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Full Media Kit, Headshot, Book Cover Art and more are available upon request.

 

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine Earns Story Monster Approval

story_monster_seal_FINAL-4-300x300FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.

Phone: 480-940-8182

      E-mail: info@FiveStarPublications.com

Whale Poacher Children’s Book, A Sandy Grave Earns Story Monster Approval
A Sandy Grave by Donna McDine

CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2014) – The judges of the Story Monster Approved program, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature have spoken, and A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine and illustrated by Julie Hammond has earned approval.

Title: A Sandy Grave

Category: Chapbooks for Tweens

Author: Donna M. McDine www.donnamcdine.com

Illustrator: Julie Hammond www.juliehammondart.com

Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334543; 1616334541

Softcover ISBN: 9781616334550; 161633455X

eBook ISBN: 9781616334567; 1616334568 

About A Sandy Grave: The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

About the Author: Donna McDine is a multiple award-winning children’s author. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Family Reading Partnership. Learn more about McDine’s writing career at www.donnamcdine.com and www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com.

The colorful, kid-friendly Story Monster Approved seal attracts the attention of young readers much more than a sticker intended for adult scrutiny. Kids know when they see the Story Monster Approved patch it means children their own age enjoyed the book and are recommending they read it, too. How do they know that? Because after books pass the first round of rigorous judging – which is done by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.

“Who better to judge children’s books than the children who read them?” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., the same company that launched the Dragonfly Book Awards program, now in its fourth year. “Judging these books gives children a wonderful sense of importance and responsibility. Some of our judging coordinators have told us that students who usually don’t enjoy reading or have difficulty reading have gotten a much-needed boost due to their judging responsibilities and have requested to serve as judges again.”

Authors interested in having their books considered for Story Monster Approved designation should visit www.StoryMonsters.com and download an entry form. Books are divided into the following categories with distinctions made between fiction and nonfiction: Preschool to Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, and Grades 4-6.

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Full Media Kit, Headshot, Book Cover Art and more are available upon request.

Chance to Win a Copy of A Sandy Grave by GAP Author Donna McDine

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Come on by the PUYB Virtual Book Club today through April 1, 2014 for your chance to win a copy of A Sandy Grave by award-winning children’s author Donna M. McDine. This is a tween chapbook. Details can be found at http://puybvirtualbookclub.blogspot.com/2014/03/puyb-virtual-book-club-q-giveaway-with.html Good luck!

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine Virtual Book Tour with Giveaway

 

graveTitle: A Sandy Grave
Author: Donna M. McDine
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 24
Language: English
Genre: Chapbook for tweens
Format: Paperback, hardcover & eBook

The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

EXCERPT:

The lifeguards had their arms extended and attempted to move the crowd back. TheDonna McDine Headshot tallest lifeguard said, “People, please stay back. The authorities will arrive to examine the whale to determine the cause of death within the hour. The whale must have died at sea and washed ashore.”

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.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, 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 Donna online at www.donnamcdine.com or her blog at www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com

Connect & Socialize with Donna!

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Donna McDine is giving you a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
  • This giveaway begins March 3 and ends on April 25, 2014.
  • Winner will be contacted via email.

Good luck everyone!

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A SANDY GRAVE TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, March 3

 

Book trailer reveal at If Books Could Talk

Tuesday, March 4

 

Interview at As the Pages Turn

 

Wednesday, March 5

 

Guest post at My Sister Is My Best Friend

 

Friday, March 7

 

Book review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

 

Monday, March 10

 

Guest post at Literarily Speaking

 

Tuesday, March 11

 

Book featured at The Writer’s Life

 

Wednesday, March 12

 

Interview at Rebecca’s Writing Services

 

Thursday, March 13

Book review at Rebecca’s Writing Services

Book review at Farm and Fru Fru

 

Monday, March 17

Book feature and giveaway at My Sister Is My Best Friend

 

Wednesday, March 19

 

Interview at Straight from the Author’s Mouth

Friday, March 21

 

First chapter reveal at Read My First Chapter

 

Monday, March 24

 

Book feature at Between the Covers

 

Tuesday, March 25

 

Book feature and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily

 

Wednesday, March 26

 

Interview at Nancy Stewart’s Books

Guest post at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase

 

Thursday, March 27

 

Book review at My Devotional Thoughts

Friday, March 28

 

Interview and giveaway at PUYB Virtual Book Club

 

Tuesday, April 1

Guest post at Strands of Thought

Wednesday, April 2

Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, April 3

Character interview at Beyond the Books

Book trailer reveal at A Leisure Moment

Friday, April 4

Book review at A Leisure Moment

Monday, April 7

Book review at Blooming with Books

Tuesday, April 8

Interview at Blooming with Books

Wednesday, April 9

Book feature at 4 the Love of Books

Thursday, April 10

Guest post at The Story Behind the Book

Friday, April 11

Book review at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Monday, April 14

Book trailer reveal at 4 the Love of Books

Wednesday, April 16

Book feature and giveaway at Blooming with Books

Thursday, April 17

Book review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Friday, April 18

Book review at By the Book

Monday, April 21

Book feature at Plug Your Book!

Wednesday, April 23

Book review at 4 the Love of Books

Book review at Mymcbooks’s Blog

Thursday, April 24

Book review at WV Stitcher

Friday, April 25

Book tour highlights at The Book Rack

More New Releass from Guardian Angel Publishing

roo

A seven-year-old girl, living with her father, tries to cope with the loss of her mother and her loneliness. One rainy day, she rescues a small caterpillar and takes it home with her. Roo discovers truths about growing up and loss, coming to realize that all life is a cycle.

school

Everyone daydreams at school, but have you ever taken a daydream journey while at school? A President flying through the air on a bat? A shark getting a tan on the beach? Discover tree-sized sweets and find yourself in a room with the most peculiar doctor and nurse you’ll ever meet. Enjoy the adventure, but be sure to get back before the teacher catches you dreaming.

moon

What do a family of beavers, a young robin, a scare crow, two wolves, a bunch of sledders, a bow and arrow hunter, a builder of sandcastles, and fairies have in common? Their stories and possibly yours are influenced by the full moon. A Chapbook of short stories that discovers the full moons of the year as titled by The Farmer’s Almanac.

grave

The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

To purchase these or other Guardian Angel Publishing titles, please visit us online at http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/

KC Snider and Kai Strand at the Redmond Street Festival

GAP author, Kai Strand and illustrator K.C. Snider will be at the Redmond Street Festival in downtown Redmond, Oregon this weekend with their books in tow!

Kai Strand will be signing in the Central Oregon Authors booth. She’ll have her award winning book, The Weaver along with its successor, The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale, available for sale as well as her other available middle grade titles.

KC Snider will be signing in the High Desert Society of the Arts booth. Along with her more than 30 illustrated titles, she’ll have some of her fine art available.

This is the first year for the Redmond Street Festival and with antiques, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and live music, it promises to be a fun time. EVENT DATES: JUNE 15, 16, 2013. HOURS: SAT 10-5 AND SUN.10-4 The Street Festival will be on 6th Street between Deschutes and Forest.

They hope to see you there!

Holiday Memories with Author Kai Strand

My husband is from a large family (seventeen kids is large, right?). Each year it is tradition for someone to host a summer gathering and for someone else to host a Christmas gathering. Usually you call dibs for the next year’s gathering while attending one – which is what I did in 1996. “We’ll host all of you in December of 1997!” I eagerly agreed.

And then was blessed to learn that we were expecting our third child, New Years 1998.

To make matters worse, I had some very specific ideas of what my party would be like. There would be turkey, honey baked ham and roast. Scratch mashed potatoes, no bulk buy dinner rolls for my guests. And plenty of seating.

Realizing I would be cleaning and decorating and preparing for overnight guests, cooking and serving and cleaning some more, all less than a month from my due date gave me pause. Could I really pull it off?

It was my oldest sister who made the statement, “Do you think all of your sisters-in-law would let you do all the work when you are that pregnant?” I realized she was right. This would probably be the easiest party I’d ever thrown.

Mid-December rolled around and we hosted 58 people for a ‘sit down’ dinner, though obviously not everyone sat at a table. The meal went off without a hitch and like my sister said, my sisters-in-law were champions in the “You just sit and take it easy – we got this” department. Twenty-two guests spent the night in our house. It was truly a lovely time. My son was born late – January 8th – so in the end there was never really much for me to worry about.

Christmas is all about family to me and that Christmas party was the pinnacle of family togetherness.


Kai Strand writes fiction for kids and teens. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, “Do your dishes!” She and her family hike, geocache, and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.

To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: www.kaistrand.com. She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to send her an email or visit her facebook page, Kai Strand, Author.

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES COLLEEN L. REECE, AUTHOR OF WILDERNESS WARRIORS

Congratulations on the release of Wilderness Warriors. Please tell us more about it.

About the book:

Busted and Banished”

Thirteen-year-old Tyler and his twelve-year-old sister Caitlin think being suspended from school for violating rules is no big deal . . . until a friend rats Ty out about a serious incident of vandalism and the police show up at the Clarks’ front door.

The worst is yet to come. Ty and Cat’s parents yank them out of their comfortable home and move to the wilds of eastern Oregon. No electricity. No running water. No TV. No Facebook. No Twitter or I-Pods. Just months of hard work, homeschooling, scary noises in the night, and no one else for miles around.

     Storms rage inside and outside the isolated log cabin. Will the need to survive the threat of tragedy reunite the broken family?

What was the inspiration for this book?

Colleen: Some time ago I worked with a man whose kids had gotten out of control. He took a leave of absence, yanked them out of school, and he and his wife moved them to eastern Oregon for a year of primitive living. Wilderness Warrior is based on their experiences.

What is your favorite moment from the book?

Colleen: When Tyler faces the consequences of his rebellion and realizes his actions have put his father in terrible danger.

Is this your first published book?

Colleen: No. I have 140+ “Books You Can Trust,” with six milliion copies sold.

We’d love to hear more about you.

Colleen: I was born and raised near the little logging town of Darrington, Washington, in the Cascade Mountains. We had no electricity or running water. I learned to read by kerosene lamplight—and hated going to the outhouse in winter!

I loved to read and decided to someday write a book. That “someday” book has grown to over 140 titles, with six million copies sold. My stories rely on what I learned from growing up in a home filled with love for God and family.

Many are for children, tweens, and young adults, including several from Guardian Angel Publishing:

Picture books:

 Katydidn’t

 God Loves You Whoever You Are, co-authored by niece, Julie Reece-DeMarco, with whom Colleen has co-authored more than a dozen titles.

Tween historical (WW2 era)

Last Page in the Diary

Coming soon from GAP

Nine Tail-Kitten, picture book

Wilderness Warriors is based on a real family who did what the Clarks do in the story. It also includes some of my own experiences.

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Wilderness Warriors events?

Follow the GAP site or just type Colleen L. Reece into a computer. There is a lot of material out there on me.

Thank you for stopping in to share Wilderness Warriors with us. Readers can order their copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES KAI STRAND, AUTHOR OF THE WISHING WELL: Another Weaver Tale

Congratulations on the release of The Wishing Well. Please tell us more about it.

 

 

About the book:
 
Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.

 

The Wishing Well is a Chapbook for Tweens. The residents in the village of The Tales, where The Wishing Well takes place, speak in story, so you will find a lot of storytelling within the story. You can read a lovely review by fellow GAP Author, Penelope Anne Cole here: http://penelopeannecole.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-wishing-well-by-kai-strand.html

 

What was the inspiration for this book?

 

Kai: After my first book, The Weaver, came out I had a lot of readers tell me that their favorite character was the misunderstood little gnome-elf, Unwanted. They suggested they’d like to see him cause more trouble in a new book. How could I resist?

 

What is your favorite moment from the book?

 

Kai: It is hard to pin down, but probably Chapter 11, Molly Weaves. Each chapter has a little anecdote at the beginning and Chapter 11’s is; The happy ending in the story isn’t always for you. I think this is the point in the story when main character, Molly, hits rock bottom. I know that sounds sad and depressing, but it’s really the point where she realizes that casting wishes and simply growing older won’t resolve her problems. It’s a turning point and I love turning points. Plus, the story Molly weaves cracks me up!

 

Is this your first published book?

 

Kai: No. As I mentioned, The Weaver was my first book. It was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. I also have another middle grade novel, Save the Lemmings, published by Featherweight Press.

 

We’d love to hear more about you.

 

First and foremost, I’m a wife and mother of four amazing children. Our oldest daughter just started her third year at Boise State, studying to become a Music Therapist. Our oldest son goes into the United States Navy in November. Our younger two children are still home and in school. Along with writing middle grade, I’m also a staff writer for www.Knowonder.com, an online children’s magazine that delivers a story a day for children to 10 years of age. And I write young adult novels, my first one, King of Bad, comes out in 2013. I’m a compulsive walker and would eat pizza every day if I thought I could get away with it.

 

Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale?

 

Kai: Yes, I’ll be traveling around the blogosphere on a virtual book tour beginning in October. I am also working on a local book signing for my friends and family and local readers in Central Oregon. Those interested in keeping up with my appearances (virtual and in person) should like my author page on Facebook: Kai Strand, Author.

 

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming events for The Wishing Well?

 

Kai: My website has downloadable content related to my books as well as my appearance schedule, release dates, links to short stories. It’s chock full of information.

 

Thank you for stopping in to share THE WISHING WELL: Another Weaver Tale with us. Readers can order their copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.
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