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Sunday, October 21, 2012

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES Jennifer LB Leese, AUTHOR OF “JORDIE’S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE”


Congratulations on the release of JORDIE’S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE. Please tell us more about it.

About the book:

This book is about Jordie's first day of pre-school. She's excited and ready to go. That is, until she gets to school and sees all the children. Now, she's ready to go home. Her mommy hands her a small picture of herself for Jordie to look at whenever she gets nervous. Jordie places it in her pocket for safe keeping. Slowly, Jordie starts to relax and within no time she's having lots of fun. She plays dolls and blocks during center time, she listens to her teacher read her a story from a big red book, and she sits beside her new friend, Sue during snack time. By the time her mommy comes to get her, she can't wait to come back again.

What was the inspiration for this book?

Jennifer: My daughter. She was having a tough time being excited about starting school, because she knew she was going to miss being with me. Because of that, I got the idea to laminate a photo of myself and attached it to a piece of string so she could wear it around her neck. She was so excited to take me to school with her.

What is your favorite moment from the book?

Jennifer: The part where Jordie plays on the slide. I think the photo matches the text just perfectly. Kym (Jones, illustrator) really did an awesome job. Seeing her illustrations really makes me think of when I used to volunteer with my daughter at school. Brings back such sweet memories – especially now that my daughter is 15-years-old.

Is this your first published book?

Jennifer: No, I have several books. Several more children’s books (I AM ME, BOWS FOR PIGEL’S NOSE, and SOUNDS I CAN HEAR: IN A CAR) are due out with Guardian Angel sometime soon.

We’d love to hear more about you.

I have several published works including many articles, several children’s fiction picture books, a young adult fantasy book, and a paranormal fiction novel. I freelance children's non-fiction books for book distribution and packaging companies and currently I work for the weekly newspaper, Picket News, in my hometown where I wear many hats that of which include editor, lead writer, graphic designer, layout, and whatever other hats may need wearing. I also freelance for local businesses designing brochures, advertisements, and print material.

Additionally, as an ordained minister, I perform weddings a few times a year.

I live in Maryland with my three children, Nicholas, Cameron, and Jordan, my husband, Thom, and our two dogs, Lily and Thorn, two cats, Orchid and Gray, Leo the iguana, two rats, and Meloni the bunny.

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming JORDIE’S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE events?

Jennifer: I have an author website at www.jenniferlbleese.weebly.com, which I am currently, and always trying to update.

Thank you for stopping in to share JORDIE’S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE with us. Readers can purchase their copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

5 comments:

Karen Wiesner said...

Wow, Jennifer, it's so great to see you again--with a shared publisher. It sounds like you're doing great. Of course your new book sounds fantastic. Welcome to GAP. : )

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Susan Hornbach said...

What a lovely book for preschoolers. I wish you great success Jennifer.

Susan J. Berger said...

Thanks for the great interview. I'm off to check on your website.

BarbaraB said...

Hi Jennifer, I hope you remember which hat to wear with which activity. With a house full of kids, hubby, and animals you will never run out of things to write about. Welcome to GAP.

Penelope Anne Cole said...

Hi Jennifer, Great interview. Welcome to GAP. Sounds like you are a very busy woman.

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