I was recently interviewed by blogger/author Jessica Kennedy on the subject of school visits.
You may read the interview on her blog:
Doing school visits and presentations is somewhat new to me but I've shared all I've learned so far. I hope you find my tips helpful!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Jennifer Gladen’s first Children's Book:
Night. What starts out as an ordinary winter night turns into something much more
On his journey home. He is faced with three experiences that will change his life, all the while it seems he is being followed by a peculiar star.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Guardian Angel Publishing announces the release of NOTHING STOPS NOAH, a picture book for ages 4 to 8 years old.
Noah needs money for something special, but who would hire a boy so young? Nothing stops Noah and he finds just the right job in Grandpa's pet shop. When Grandpa has to leave the shop chaos breaks out and Noah has to find a way to get all of the animals back in their cages before Grandpa returns. Will Noah earn the money he needs? What does he want it for?
This delightful book is the work of author, Shari Lyle-Soffe. Shari also wrote the popular picture/storybook series about raccoon brothers titled,
THE MISADVENTURES OF ROOTER AND SNUFFLE, ON THE GO WITH ROOTER AND SNUFFLE and TROUBLE FINDS ROOTER AND SNUFFLE.
The colorful, funny illustrations are the work of Kevin Scott Collier. Kevin has illustrated more than 100 children's books and will soon have his own television show, Drawing for KICKS, where he teaches children to draw.This charming, fun book is available in paperback and also in electronic formats.
Now available from Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Hey, one and all! Check this out. The book cover of A Star in the Night has just been finished by the talented illustrator, John Blackford. I had posted before that his talent was about to hit my book. Now, you can see it for yourselves:
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Progress on A Star in the Night is coming at lightning speed. Illustrator John Blackford has been quite a team player with my "baby". He has shown me some of his ideas and I must say - you are all in for a treat. I'm honored to work with such talent and can't wait to show you what he's been working on.
If you feel compelled to see some of his other work, you can find it on his blog.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A Star in the Night, a heart-warming Christmas story told by author Jennifer Gladen, has been assigned a talented illustrator! Illustrator John Blackford has begun work on the 32-page picture book. To get a feel for his artwork, check out his blog. More info to come soon!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Way to go Angels! I checked on the blog today and was going to post congrats to every one with good news .. but that's just about everyone! What a great month for GAP! Your hard work is shining!
If you notice a fellow Angel following you around with a notepad and pencil, don't worry. It's just me taking notes from an inspiring group of authors and illustrators.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I just learned today that the Blooming Tree Press anthology, THE GIRLS, with my short story, "The Emily Explosion," will be released in mid-August! Yay!!!
If you'd like to read a blurb about the story, visit my blog:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Teachers agree: Bubba the dog helps primary grade students learn English grammar.
“Adorable story and illustrations,” said one experienced teacher, and so it is. But shy Bubba —who looks a lot like a schnoodle—also conveys information to beginning readers.
As part of author Cynthia Reeg’s Pet Grammar Parade Series, he discovers verbs and adverbs at doggie day camp, as well as new friends and activities.
Children who have recently started school and often attend day camps during the summer should have no trouble identifying with Bubba, and primary teachers will welcome a warm and funny way to begin study of grammar.
Editor, HeartLand Boating, and children’s writer
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Doggie Day Camp: Verb and Adverb Adventures is a delightful read. Kit Grady’s illustrations provide perfect visuals for the adventures of a pup named Bubba. However, author Cynthia Reeg has nudged the reader to another level—one of learning! This author and illustrator have teamed up to present an abstract lesson in a concrete AND entertaining format. The activities at the end are the icing on the cake. This book, along with Kitty Kerplunking:Preposition Fun (also by Reeg), would be a welcome introduction to a unit on parts of speech for any classroom teacher, tutor, or home school instructor. It would also captivate any child’s attention simply as a fun read! --Jan Norton; Special Education Teacher; Seckman Elementary; Arnold, MO
In Doggie Day Camp: Verb and Adverb Adventures, author Cynthia Reeg entertains children with the story of Bubba the dog and successfully introduces verbs and adverbs to young readers. Children will connect with the delightful, yet, easy to read story of a shy dog left at day camp for the very first time. As readers follow Bubba through "tugging games" and "tasty treats," Reeg identifies verbs and adverbs in red and blue print. She follows this k-9 tale with a useful study guide and activities using verbs and adverbs. Doggie Day Camp: Verb and Adverb Adventures is not only an entertaining story, but also an excellent resource to introduce grammar concepts to young readers and reinforce the use of verbs and adverbs to older readers. I'm looking forward to more books in Cynthia Reeg's grammar series.-- Kelly Secrease; 6th Grade Language Arts; Nettleton Intermediate Center; Jonesboro, Ar.
KITTY KERPLUNKING: PREPOSITION FUN was the first book in the Pet Grammar Parade series. Look for more parts of speech books coming soon from Guardian Angel Publishing: HAMSTER HOLIDAYS: NOUN AND ADJECTIVE ADVENTURES and BUNNY BUSINESS: CONJUNCTION AND ARTICLE ADVENTURES
Friday, July 4, 2008
The GAP authors, illustrators and editors are more than co-workers. They're like a family looking out for each other. Everyday my inbox is loaded with emails of members congratulating each other, supporting each other, bouncing ideas off each other. The best, though is when they team up together for the overall success of Guardian Angel Publishing.
Kevin Scott Collier had landed a super advertising opportunity for GAP. This is just one example of the way the GAP family comes together and supports each other. I'm honored to be a fellow author. If I'm ever in need of a little inspiration, I know where to look - GAP.
Great job Kevin and GAP. The teamwork exemplified through all of you is inspiring.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
There have been four new releases in the GAP Family. I'd tell you all about it, but fellow GAP member Margot Finke did an excellent job already at her blog. Check it out: "My Blog Book Trailer and Writing News"
Check out our slide show soon as we will be adding the new book covers!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
But that's not all. Golden Retrievers are close to Ms. Calvani's heart. That's why she chose to donate 50% of the proceeds from her book to the Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. To learn more about the heavenly work the sanctuary does for these animals, click on the above link.
Great work Mayra. We can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Author Mayra Calvani carefully chose every word in this book. It just flows perfect, and I really enjoyed the care Marcelo put into giving his puppy just the right name. I was astonished that the colorful, kid-friendly perfect illustrations by Anna Pylypchuk are the work of a sixteen-year-old girl! She is a native Ukrainian and I found her very detailed illustrations just as charming as Mayra's text. This is a fun read for your little ones, and the author will be donating 50% of her royalties from this book to ALMOST HEAVEN GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY, a non-profit organization."
--Gayle Jacobson-Huset, Assistant Editor, Stories for Children Magazine
Friday, May 16, 2008
Author/illustrator Kevin Scott Collier is at it again. The illustrator of Shari Lyle- Soffe's Rooter and Snuffle picture book series, created a great site to show off everything about these cute characters. See a photo of Shari's latest book signing. Download a free coloring page. Play a game. You're sure to find out more about the books while having fun at the same time.
Just visit: Rooter and Snuffle
Sunday, May 11, 2008
CRASH! has been garnering great reviews since its release in March.
To read the latest reviews, visit: Mayra's Secret Bookcase.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A new review just went up on Reviews by Heidi for No More Gunk! & OUCH! Sunburn. Thanks, Heidi!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Author/ Illustrator Kevin Collier updated his website. There's new information, new entries, and some new heart warming photos. Check it out and learn more about Kevin and his talented wife, Kristen Collier.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Angel author Shari Lyle-Soffe loves her fellow angels. She does enthusiastic flips in the sky when she hears about their good news. She decided it might be safer to show her excitement on a new blog page. Go ahead and check out the new link: http://www.newsfromtheangels.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thanks to editor and publisher Lynda S. Burch, we have a compiled list of links to our books in print. What a fabulous choice to choose from. Check below all the posts and you'll find our comprehensive list. Click on the link of your favorite book and you could own it in a snap. Enjoy checking out the rainbow of books.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Marcelo is thrilled when he gets a golden retriever puppy for his birthday, but now he faces one of the toughest jobs of his life, not only because owning a pet is a huge responsibility, but because he has to find the perfect name for it—and that’s hard!
"The book will delight the hearts of children and pet lovers alike."--Swamy Reviews, http://swamyreviews.blogspot.com/
"A delightful tale about a little boy who has his dearest wish granted... Anyone who ever wanted a special pet as a child will enjoy and relate to this happy story." --Anne K. Edwards, author of Jeremy and the Dragon
Now available from Guardian Angel Publishing
Guardian Angel Publishing announced three fabulous new releases!
Publisher Lynda S. Burch shared with us:
Andy and the Albino Horse (Book 1) by Mary Jean Kelso and illustrated by K.C. Snider
When Andy takes equine therapy he learns how to cope with his disabilities and searches for ways to get along with a bully at school. By learning about the horse and its own handicaps, Andy begins to see hope for himself and his future. Includes 3 pages of Ear Horse facts.
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-90-0 Print $10.95
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-35-1 eBook $5.00
Publisher's comment. This series has great learning potential. Not only does the series educate on the problems of handicapped children, it deals with numerous topics like bullies and self esteem that all kids face today.
CRASH! by Mayra Calvani and illustrated by 16 year old Anna Pylypchuk
Marcelo is thrilled when he gets a golden retriever puppy for his birthday, but now he faces one of the toughest jobs of his life, not only because owning a pet is a huge responsibility, but because he has to find the perfect name for it-and that's hard!
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-54-2 $10.95
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-71-9 $5.00
Smileytooth and the Castle Hassle (Book 2) by Dr. James Gary Nelson, Art by Debbie Bumstead
Health & Hygiene
In Smileytooth's new adventure, Plaque Dragon, along with his Cavity Horde, threatens to destroy Tooth Castle and the royal Tooth Family with his fiery breath.
Fortunately, Sir Smileytooth, Sir Toothpaste, Sir Toothbrush and the great tooth Wizard come to the rescue. Join in the fun when reading this good dental hygiene book!
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-95-5 $10.95
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-86-3 $5.00
Book information and release information provided by:
Lynda S. Burch
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Ever wonder what goes into those book signings? Whether you're a curious fan, or a nervous author about to do a book signing, check out Shari's latest blog entry! She has fabulous tips on how to do a book signing for the shy writer : TEN BOOK SIGNING TIPS FOR THE TIMID. Pay attention! Her last book signing was a huge success. Thanks Shari! It's always great to hear expert advice!
Monday, March 24, 2008
I'd like to thank all the Guardian Angels out there who jumped at the chance to be part of the blog. May this be a resource of information for our readers when they want to learn more about us and Guardian Angel Publishing.
Our photos and bios are on the sidebars. Check them out.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Welcome! This blog is dedicated to the authors, illustrators and editors at Guardian Angel Publishing (GAP). Here you'll learn about your favorite GAP members, the latest GAP news and anything else related to the GAP family. What's the latest book release? Who's going to be at a book signing? My goal for this blog is to provide answers to these questions and more. I look forward to sharing with our beloved readers.
Current GAP Books
A BEAUTIFUL DAY
A BLESSED BETHLEHEM BIRTH: as told by Abraham and Anna Mousenstern
A BRAINY REFRAIN : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
A DUCK AT THE DOG POUND
A HORSE OF COURSE
A NECKLACE FOR JIGGSY
A POCKETFUL OF MANNERS
A SHORT TALE ABOUT A LONG TAIL
A MIDSUMMER'S DANCE
A STAR IN THE NIGHT
A TALENT FOR QUIET
A TODDLER'S ABC OF BLESSINGS
ABIGAIL PLATT'S CUSPIDS
ABC's OF HEALTH and SAFETY
ANCIENT SYMBOLS, ARTWORK, CARVINGS AND ALPHABETS: SYMBOLOGY WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
AND THEN MAMA SAID ... IT TAKES TIME TO LEARN TO READ
ANDY & THE ALBINO HORSE
ANDY & SPIRIT GO TO THE FAIR
ANDY & SPIRIT IN THE BIG RESCUE
ANDY & SPIRIT MEET THE RODEO QUEEN
ANGEL IN A BUBBLE
ANGELS DO THAT
ANGELS WATCHING OVER US
ANIMAL SOUND MIX-UP
AS I WATCH
AVA'S SECRET TEA PARTY
BABY JESUS IS MISSING!
BEARLY LEARNING ABOUT WATER
BLUE DINOSAUR'S FRIEND
BOBBY COTTONTAIL'S GIFT
BURGHER AND THE WOEBEGONE
BUSTER BEAR & UNCLE B
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Free eBook
CAMILLE'S JOURNEY: A Christmas Musical & Play- Playbook, Master w/Scores, CD
CATS OF MANY COLOR
CHASING A POT OF GOLD
CHASING THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE
CHESLEY'S CRAZY HAIR
CHESTER, THE WATCHCAT
CHIP'S SHARING DAY
CHIZZY'S TOPSY TALE
CINDERFELLA & THE FURRY GODMOTHER
CIRCULATION CELEBRATION : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
CLIP-CLOP, TIPPITY TAP French Vocabulary on the Farm
COLOR ME HAPPY!
CURLEY, THE CROOKED CHRISTMAS TREE
DIENTECITO Y EL ATAQUE DE LA PLACA Spanish Edition
DIENTECITO Y EL CASTILLO DEL PELIGRO-Spanish Edition
DIENTICITO Y LA PLACA PELIGROSA-Spanish Edition
DILIGENCE THE DRAGON
DOES HEAVEN GET MAIL
DOGGIE DAY CAMP: VERB AND ADVERB ADVENTURES
DOTTY'S TOPSY TALE
DOWN BY THE SHORE
E F G H I J K L
EL PRIMO DE EBENEEZER Spanish edition
ELLIOTT & ANASTACIA
EMILY, THE BRAVE
FLUTTER BUNNIES-FOSSIL OF FORTUNE
FRANKIE'S PERFECT HOME
FRANK'S LIVING ON THE MOON ADVENTURE 1
FREDERICO, THE MOUSE VIOLINIST
GILLY, THE SEASICK FISH
GIFTS FROM GOD
GOD LOVES YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE
GROWING UP DREAMS
HOPE, THE ANGELFISH
HORATIO HUMBLE BEATS THE BIG D
HUMBERTO, THE BOOKWORM HAMSTER
I DON'T WANT A HAIRCUT
IF I COULD BE ANYTHING
I RIDE MY BICYCLE BK1 Free eBook
I RIDE MY BICYCLE BK2 Free eBook
ITCHA ITCHA GOO GOO BLUES
IT'S BIRTHDAY TIME, JAKE!
I SEE SEASIDE BIRDS
JORDIE'S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE JP's HALLOWEEN PARADE
JOURNEYS OF HOPE "A STAR SHALL LEAD THEM"
JOURNEYS OF HOPE "PEARL OF WISDOM"
JUST THE THING TO BE
I AM ME
KATRINA AND WINTER: PARTNERS IN COURAGE
KITTY KERPLUNKING: PREPOSITION FUN
LAST PAGE IN THE DIARY
LEARNING YOUR ANIMAL ABCs WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
LEARN THE BASICS OF COLOR WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
LEARNING TO COUNT 1-10 WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
LIDDIL GETS HER LIGHT
LILLY LOLLER'S ALWAYS LATE
LILY & THE CITY OF LIGHT
M N O P Q R S
MAMA GRIZZLY BEAR
MARTA'S GARGANTUAN WINGS
MAYBE WE ARE FLAMINGOS
MEET ME AT THE PARK
MICE IN MY TUMMY
MICHAEL'S NEW NEIGHBOR
MISTER TOPPER, THE POTBELLIED PIG
MUSCLES MAKE US MOVE: : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
MY COPAN ADVENTURE
MY GRANDMA'S KITCHEN RULES!
MY BROTHER THE FROG
MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND
MY TOOTH IS LOOSE : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
NO BONES ABOUT IT! : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
NO MORE GUNK!
NOTHING STOPS NOAH
O CHRISTMAS TREE
OLLIE OAK SAVES THE DAY
ON THE GO WITH ROOTER & SNUFFLE
ONE IN A BUZZILLION
ONE LARGE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH TO GO
ONE NUTTY FAMILY
ONE FAMILY'S CHRISTMAS
ONE NOBLE JOURNEY
ONE PELICAN AT A TIME : A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill BELLA & BRITT BEACH SERIES
POODLE & DOODLE
PRESTON, THE NOT-SO-PERFECT PIG
PROFESSSOR HORACE, CRYPTOZOOLOGIST
PUT IT BACK, JACK
RACHEL SERVES A STEW
RIBBERT'S WAY HOME
RILEY'S HEART MACHINE
RUTHIE AND THE HIPPO'S FAT BEHIND
SARAH'S SOCKS MY WORLD OF AUTISM
SCAREDY : A CLOUD AFRAID OF THUNDER
SEA TURTLE SUMMER: BELLA & BRITT BEACH SERIES
SEYMOUR THE SEMI - SPACE TRUCKIN'
SH SH SH LET THE BABY SLEEP
SHAPING UP THE YEAR
SIGNS OF TROUBLE
SLIME AND ALL
SMILEYTOOTH AND BUSHWHACK PLAQUE
SMILEYTOOTH AND THE CASTLE HASSLE
SMILEYTOOTH AND THE PLAQUE ATTACK
SECRET SERVICE SAINT
SPARKIE: A STAR AFRAID OF THE DARK
STAY AWAY FROM ELECTRICITY FREE eBook
STELLA, THE FIRE FARTING DRAGON
STOP THAT PUDDING!
STILTS THE STORK
SULLY'S TOPSY TALE
T U V W X Y Z
TACONI & CLAUDE: DOUBLE TROUBLE
TALES FROM INDIA: CHARACTER COUNTS! RESPECT
TALES FROM KENSINGTON FOREST
THAT'S A LOT OF LOVE
THE ADVENTURES OF CHICKOLET PIGOLET: THE BRIBE OF FRANKENBEANS
THE ADVENTURES OF CHICKOLET PIGOLET: MURMUR ON THE OINK EXPRESS
THE ADVENTURES OF ANDY & SPIRIT- Book 1 Tweener
THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT
THE CAT CAME BACK
THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL
THE CLOWN AROUND KIDS
THE DOLL VIOLINIST
THE FIRST AMERICANS
THE GOLDEN PATHWAY
THE JUMBO SHRIMP OF DIRE STRAITS
THE LEGEND OF LUMPUS AND OGOLS
THE LITTLEST COWBOY
THE LONELY LIGHTNING BUG
THE MAGIC VIOLIN
THE MILK HORSE
THE MISADVENTURES OF ROOTER & SNUFFLE
THE ODD CHICK
THE PERIL OF THE SINISTER SCIENTIST
THE PLUMBER AND THE WISHING WELL
THE POTTY TRAIN
THE SAD LITTLE HOUSE
THE SISTER EXCHANGE
THE SKUNK'S GIFT
THE SOGGY TOWN OF HILLTOP
THE TURTLE WHO IMAGINED
THE WATER CYCLE: WATER PLAY SERIES bk 1
THE WEAVER ANOTHER WEAVER TALE
THE WISHING WELL ANOTHER WEAVER TALE
THERE'S A BEETLE IN MY BED
THERE'S A SPIDER IN MY SINK
TODAY I AM A PENGUIN
TOO MANY KITTIES
TROUBLE FINDS ROOTER & SNUFFLE
TUCKER'S TALE: The story of a rescue dog
'TWAS THE YEAR CHRIST LEFT CHRISTMAS
VIVIEN'S BEACH DREAM
WE'RE BROTHERS AND SISTERS: THE BOOPLES
WHAT IF THE MOON...?
WHAT IS THAT THING?
WHAT IN THE WORLD SHOULD I BE?
WHERE IS SALAMI?
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! AUTOMOBILES 1
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! BOATS 1
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! BUSSES
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! EMERGENCY VEHICLES
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! HOT AIR BALLOONS
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! TRACTORS
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! TRAINS 1
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! TRUCKS 1
WILDERNESS WARRIORS hardcover and softcover
ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM! COME COUNT WITH ME!