All Blog Posts Tagged 'book' (271)

Giveaway Time! $50 Amazon Gift Card & Swag!!!

It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my fab SWAG items????

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Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow the Twitter accounts listed, and/or tweet a message about Unlikely Venture!

It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!!  =)…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy Book Trailer

Chase Harcourt, call sign Nyx, is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental Streaker jets at the Junior Air Force Academy in 2048. Chase needs to prove the prototype jet’s power, but as the world tilts toward war, she cracks open a military secret that changes everything. Find out more at http://www.corimccarthy.com/. Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy…

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Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Book Review for: Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

My initial reaction as I began to read Shadow of the Hawk was that the writing was fluid and graceful. The feel, mood and era all reminded me of John Steinbeck and I was hooked from the very start.

Sooze is a 16 year old girl growing up in the Great Depression. She has agreed to marry a man she does not love in order to save her family. She is mature for her age and you immediately feel for her. Her character is equal parts young lady and woman and the author does such…

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Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

The writing is graceful and artistic. It’s fluid and organized in through and action. When I first started reading it I thought of my love for John Steinbeck and Grapes of Wrath. You get that feel of what the Great Depression was like and how families responded to it, and to each other. You feel the desperation and admire the courage and integrity of many of the people of that time. 

This story is about a young girl in her teens who considers marrying a man for the…

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Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends by D.C. Rush

A wonderful story for children.

This is an enchanting story about three dogs who live in Sun City a retirement community. Sammy is a Dalmatian, who is a Fire Department retired Lead Fire Dog, Mason is…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 10, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** I am an extremely underpaid entertainment coordinator.



** Nobody wins when Mama oversleeps on a school…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 6, 2015 at 12:03am — No Comments

The $50 Giveaway!

Happy Monday, everyone!

It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card????

Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow me on Twitter and/or tweet a message about "Unlikely Venture!" It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!!  =)…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on January 19, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at http://katiecoyle.tumblr.com/…

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Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter

Go on an adventure with Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter! Find out more at http://www.scholastic.com/titles/rickyricotta/index.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOY6EBzCGHM

Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Our Top Ten Posts in 2014

I have to say that when I checked to see what our most popular posts were in 2014 to make a Top Ten Posts list, it was interesting to see what people were relating to the most. It seems like sensory processing is on people’s minds along with social skills and books. We will be sure to add more of those activities and articles next year. Read more and find out what was most popular this year: Mosswood…

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Added by shelah moss on December 30, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Author Highlight Gina LoBiondo

Don't forget to leave your name and a comment for a chance to win a copy of Button Nose The Sad Little Bear. Be sure to visit The Neophyte Writer for my interview with Gina and her writing tips.

Book Giveaway!

Title: Button Nose The Sad Little…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on December 15, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

I AM...The Idea Mama

You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA experience...it's incredible, isn't it?

And do you know what's even better?…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Stop Hounding Me With Buy Links!!!!

People want to buy but they don’t WANT TO BE SOLD!

I love that quote. It’s so true. How many times do you go into a store, greeted by eager-beaver salespeople asking if they can help you find something to buy?

I could never be in sales…

But alas, I AM.

I’m an indie author. Not only do I write, but I also market and SELL.

Like with most businesses, the market is pretty much saturated with books. You name it, there’s a genre out there. And about a trillion…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on November 21, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Trailer Alert And Giveaway!!!!

YAY!!!!  So excited to share the trailer for "Unlikely Venture!!!"

Aren't they a perfect James and Jessica??  Matt…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on November 20, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

IT'S LAUNCH DAY!!!!!!!!!

It is finally LAUNCH DAY!!!!  You can find "Unlikely Venture" pretty much everywhere online at a special launch price of $0.99 - AmazonBarnes & Noble, …

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Added by Kristen Luciani on November 10, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments

Steamy Shower Scenes & Swag

How many mailing lists do you subscribe to? Of all the emails that clutter your inbox, how many do you actually read or even OPEN, for that matter?

I'm sure the number is looooooooow. (It certainly is for me.)

So why bother sending them? They'll probably get deleted on sight anyway, right?

Probably.

But if there is even a SLIGHT possibility a subscriber might actually take a minute to peruse the content, you better yank them in immediately otherwise any hope of…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on November 6, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

I Want A New Drug

Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject.

My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite.

When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I had a storyline in my head. Okay, that's not exactly true. I had about a HUNDRED stories in my head before landing on the ONE, and even then I flip-flopped around until I landed on the…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on October 29, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Please Brand Me Now!!!

Branding.

Argh.  Sooo challenging...and so permanent.  It needs to be just right.

Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.  But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?

You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field?  Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-H29_YASLs

The world’s most popular kids almanac on the planet is back! The new edition of National Geographic Kids Almanac is jam-packed with amazing photos, activities, and fun facts covering everything from animals to science to adventure! Get it here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1m2VeNt ;

Barnes & Noble:…

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Added by Sheila English on July 23, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

On the Spotlight: Anita Banks, Author of 'Tanner Builds a Block Tower'

I'm thrilled to announce the release of debut children's author Anita Banks. Her picture book, Tanner Builds a Block Tower (for ages 3-6) was just published by Wee Creek Press. I had the pleasure of "virtually" meeting Anita when she took my "Walking on a Rainbow" picture book workshop on Savvy Authors two years ago. Major congrats, Anita! …
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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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