December, 2011

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GAP Author Janet Collins’s New Year’s Resolution

Here is another New Year’s Resolution from one of our Angels. Janet Ann Collins is the author of The Peril of the Sinister Scientist, Secret Service Saint, and most recently Signs of Trouble.

In 2012 I resolve to write things that can help people and make a positive difference in the world.

Janet Ann Collins is a writer, teacher, parent, and grandparent. She has been a columnist and feature writer for newspapers, her work has appeared in periodicals and anthologies, and she is the author of three books for kids.

You can visit Janet online at and her blog at

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GAP Author Nicole Weaver’s New Year’s Resolution

We thought it would be fun to have some of our Angels share their New Year’s resolutions. First up is Nicole Weaver. She is the author of the trilingual book, My Sister is My Best Friend.

My new year’s writing resolutions are to edit my middle-grade novel titled, There’s Nothing Wrong with being Smart and to start writing a woman’s novel titled, No Place to Belong. I recently took an eight-week YA class with Victoria Hanley, an award –winning author of teen fiction published in 10 languages. I learned so much from taking Victoria’s class. Each week during class, she critiqued 10 pages of my manuscript. Now, I need to take the time to re-write the manuscripts following her suggestions.

I plan to take a second class on writing woman’s fiction. I will be able to get No Place to Belong critiqued. It is a win-win situation for a new author.

Additionally, I need to make time to promote my newly released book My Sister is My Best Friend. I look forward to having a great 2012.

Nicole Weaver is a trilingual children’s author. She teaches high school French and Spanish. To learn more about her newest trilingual book, you can visit her blog: You can also visit her online at

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Fantastic Flight by Barbara Bockman an Amazon Hot New Release

After one night at her grandparents’ beach house, Jessica is ready to go home to Mommy and Daddy. Grandma suggests a fantastic outing with Grandpa that sounds like fun. The balloon Grandpa buys for Jessica takes them on a fantastic flight where they meet some unusual characters.
Suggested ages for readers: 4-7
Purchase Fantastic Flight by Barbara Bockman and illustrated by Jack Foster at

Coloring Page for Christmas – Poodle and Doodle

Isn’t that just like the Doodle in Poodle and Doodle? Always getting into something!
To see more fun illustrations by Jack Foster, visit Jacktoons. For ‘Oodles of Fun, visit
*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn’t work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then ‘save picture as…’ and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Follow a Star – Children’s Christmas Story by GAP Author

Hear me (Donna Shepherd) read “Follow a Star” by Guardian Angel Publishing author Shari Lyle-Soffe about two raccoon brothers that rely on their faith to see them through difficult, and sometimes dangerous, times in this month’s edition of Guardian Angel Kids, the online interactive ezine from Guardian Angel Publishing.
Click HERE to listen.

Interview with Alison Sansone, Creator of Be There Bedtime Stories

The Business 2 Community website recently interviewed Alison Sansone, creator of Be There Bedtime Stories, a webcam storytelling platform, as part of B2C’s Persuasive Women Interview Series. 
Guardian Angel Publishing offers books for sale through this experimental platform. A Horse of Course by Shari Lyle-Soffe and illustrated by Eugene Ruble is just one of the many GAP books available on the site.
You can read Alison’s interview by clicking here

Nancy Stewart’s Sea Turtle Summer Virtual Book Tour Starts Today!

Join GAP author Nancy Stewart as she tours the blogosphere from December 5th – 16th with Pump Up Your Book to promote her second Guardian Angel Publishing book, Sea Turtle Summer!

Bella and Britt think living by the beach is the coolest thing ever. When they discover a Loggerhead Sea Turtle laying her eggs in broad daylight, the girls go into action to help.

No one, though, seems to care about the nest. The beach is a busy place and is getting busier by the minute on such a beautiful summer day. What can they do? Who will help, and what do they learn about themselves?

As a bonus, Sea Turtle Summer contains kid appealing facts about sea turtles.


Monday, December 5th

Book reviewed at Kristi’s Book Nook

Tuesday, December 6th

Guest blogging at Hollywood Daze

Book trailer featured at If Books Could Talk

Wednesday, December 7th

Book reviewed at Loves 2 Read

Thursday, December 8th

Guest blogging at Café of Dreams

Friday, December 9th

Book reviewed at One Day at a Time

Interviewed at Coffee and a Keyboard

Monday, December 12th

Book reviewed at Taking Time for Mommy

Tuesday, December 13th

Book reviewed This Little Book of Mine

Wednesday, December 14th

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

Thursday, December 15th

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Friday, December 16th

Book reviewed at Everyday is an Adventure

Book reviewed at Bassgiraffe’s Thoughts

After having been both an elementary school teacher, a university professor of education and a consultant for New Options, Inc. in New York City, Nancy Stewart writes children’s books full time. She, her husband and three sons, lived in London for eight years, where she was a consultant to several universities, including Cambridge.

Her travels take her extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. Nancy is US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.

Nancy is the author of the Bella and Britt picture book series, One Pelican at a Time, Sea Turtle Summer, Bella Saves the Beach and Mystery at Manatee Key. All are published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Pelican was nominated for a Global eBook Award.

She was featured in the PBS Tampa (WEDU) series, Gulfwatch. It concerned the writing of One Pelican at a Time: A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill.

She and her family live in St. Louis and Tampa.

Nancy’s web and blog sites are:

Guardian Angel Kids Magazine December 2011 Issue Now Online!

Stop by the Guardian Angel Kids Magazine website at and view our December 2011 issues of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine!

In this issue you’ll find featured books, poems and stories. Kids can draw draw and paint an angelfish with Painting Board or play games from our books. This month’s article for kids comes from Karin Larson. For parents and teachers, we have an article titled, “7 Simple Tips to Relieve Holiday Family Stress.” There’s also a letter from our poetry editor, Donna Shepherd.

You can also view past issues of GAK from our website.

Happy reading!

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