10 posts tagged Books

Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice! You've been waiting so patiently for the next Arthur Grey adventure, so please enjoy a peek at the upcoming book 4 of The Discoveries of Arthur Grey! The Discoveries of Arthur Grey 4 Sneak Peek    

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How I got reading again

I think it's funny when people try to excuse why they aren't interested in kids books: "My kids don't read." "My kids are grown." "We're too busy to read." "I don't have kids." "My kids are too little." It's funny because I definitely don't need an excuse for why NOT to get middle-grade books: Even if my kids didn't feel like reading that particular book, even though I'm "grown up," I read these books myself! Other adults may laugh, but it's actually my favorite genre to read. A great ...

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Event: Unique Boutique

  THIS EVENT HAS ENDED     Meet me at the Unique Boutique Fall Show in Centennial, Colorado!   Get a head start on holiday shopping or just find some local goodies for yourself!    

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August event: Woodland Park

THIS EVENT HAS ENDED.     Meet me at the Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair!     When: Friday August 14th, 7am - 1pm Where: behind Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church - 116 West St, Woodland Park, Colorado (across from Farmer's Market) What: Find The Discoveries of Arthur Grey books, meet the author, check out other vendors--handmade jewelry, wood products, clothes, and more, including Farmer's Market across the way with food and local produce!    

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Photo of the Day: Bronc Day

On August 1st, I tended the Panama Hat Publishing booth at Bronc Day in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The sky was blue, the weather perfect, and I got to talk to so many new people! Here are some photos from the day. The pyramid puzzles were a big hit! Someone made his very important debut today! Look for adorable plush Griffin on Panama Hat Publishing's online store beginning October 2015!      

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Book Gifts for Kids

Here come the holidays, and it's time to think about the special kids in your life! Since books make perfect gifts, here's a list of some of the books I and a few of my helpful kid readers have reviewed for you to help you choose the best books for your own middle-grade reader!     For the epic adventurer Middleworld (jungle adventure & Maya myth) The Dragonet Prophecy(dragons saving the world) Society’s Traitor (searching for a golden city & a magical bird) The Minotaur Riddle ...

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Extra, extra! Blog all about it!

I realize there are probably kindergartners who are better about blogging than I've been lately. But I have a good excuse, I promise! I've been working hard on ... (drum roll, please!) ... the next book of the Arthur Grey series. And I am happy -- no, ecstatic, fired up, thrilled -- to announce that Book 3 is completed! Now it's time for that oh-so-necessary editing process to kick in. But now that the biggest work is done, I'll be better about popping in on my own blog. So, stay tuned for all ...

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Characters

I was so excited about these pictures, that I have to share them. Nine-year-old Christine sent these to me--colored pictures of characters she thought were good fits for Arthur Grey characters! How awesome is this?? Idolette in a green-haired guise. Totally awesome! Idolette as a blonde. Doesn't this remind you of how she looked when we first met her in book 1?? Right on! I love the bow. I'm definitely seeing this as Amr from the prologue -- sweet!

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Best Book Places to Visit

When I read a good book, it’s almost impossible for me not to wish it were real and I could visit the places in it. At least some parts (seriously, who wants to go on vacation to Mordor -- “Get a facial with authentic Mount Doom ash or a massage from one of our professional orcs; autographs by the Witch King at extra charge.” Anyone?) So -- in no particular order -- my list of book places I’d love to visit: Bag End - Tolkien made Bilbo’s home so cozily inviting that I’d go have ...

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Are some kids’ books really for grown-ups?

There are a lot of books out there labeled as “kids books,” but have you ever noticed that some of them are more like “kids books for grown-ups”? A well known example is The Golden Compass. It’s got a fun-sounding title, a colorful cover, and it’s even about a couple of kids. But the kids don’t act like any kids that age I know, and the story telling style isn’t really aimed at kids -- young adults, more like; but not the middle-graders who are offered this book. Another, much ...

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