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STRATEGIES Public Relations & A.K. Patch are donating the COMPLETE DELPHI TRILOGY Print copies to ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. WINNER! Additionally, an e-copy of the trilogy will be offered to ONE LUCKY International WINNER!
What are the Delphi series? It involves time travel, Greek mythology, and a look into the past and the future, as well! My Review will be posted during this Giveaway time span. ALSO, be sure to watch for the upcoming Interview/Giveaway with A.K. Patch on my site!
Passage at Delphi (Apollo Series Book 1) by A.K. Patch
Delphi's Chosen (Apollo Series Book 2) Kindle Edition by A.K. Patch
In modern-day Delphi, Lauren has a lot to explain as she protects a young orphan girl with a past that must be concealed.
In ancient Greece, circa 480 BC, Zack risks his life in battles against the Persian might of King Xerxes and forces poised to destroy the Greek city-states. A newly minted warrior, Zack must also parry the amorous assaults of determined queen who seemingly will not take no for an answer.
With their lives manipulated by Apollo and their mission yet unclear, Zack and Lauren are pawns in a race to save the modern world from chaos.
Will they succeed? Or ever reunite? And if they do, will they each recognize the person they left behind? The adventure continues...
Journey From Delphi (Apollo Series) (Volume 3) by A.K. Patch
Paperback: 388 pages | Publisher: Pedaceum Press (July 13, 2018)
ISBN-10: 0990872467 | ISBN-13: 978-0990872467
Continuing from where PASSAGE AT DELPHI and DELPHI’S CHOSEN left off, in JOURNEY FROM DELPHI, professors Lauren and Zack Fletcher are still separated by a chasm of centuries and by the mission for which Apollo has chosen them. Pawns in a race to save the modern world from chaos, and forced to face down enemies from the past and present, these unlikely heroes must find in themselves the strength to persevere. As Zack is thrust into battles from the past and Lauren lends her talents to a clandestine group in the present, they also face the possibility that they will remain forever separated by time. Who has set the plot to change the world in motion? Will an ancient warrior prove Lauren’s undoing? What sacrifices must be made to preserve a way of life? Weaving together history, romance, and a heroic quest, author A.K. Patch once again brings his readers into a maelstrom of compelling events, this time revealing who is behind the plot to destroy the modern world – and whether Zack and Lauren were the right choice to help foil the attempt. With its conclusion, the Apollo Series leaves you, the reader, to answer what may in reality be this century’s most pressing question: Should we attempt to not just influence, but alter the human species and, if so, where do we draw the boundary lines on technological progress that will also protect and preserve humanity?
About A.K. PatchA.K. Patch is the author of the Apollo Series Trilogy including PASSAGE AT DELPHI, DELPHI'S CHOSEN, and JOURNEY FROM DELPHI. He is a radio guest on multiple stations nationwide, and on television in San Diego, California.
With history as a passionate guide, and an eye towards the future, A.K. weaves a roller coaster ride in his historical fiction novels that are part thriller, romance, and epic adventures involving time-travel.
On the Board of the Friends of Classics at San Diego State University and a History Fair Judge for San Diego County, A.K. Patch sees the foundation of the past in the continuing saga of how human nature plays out in the challenges of the present day. This provides the fertile ground for his writings and radio series PATCHES OF HISTORY.
He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, enjoying his many years in Naval Hospitals and deployed on an active and Reserve status with the U.S. Marine Corps. After receiving a B. S. degree in biology from Boston College and DMD from Tufts University, he spent 32 years in private practice in San Diego.
When not dreaming up plot while he swims laps, A. K. enjoys hiking, biking, and relishing the Southern California weather with his wife, Nancy, and two children.
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This is not an "I just can't put it down" series BUT IT IS, "I can't wait to read the next book" series!
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I have TWO great books with Awesome authors for Y/A/Adult & for Pre-school age!
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This first cross genre book, is by an outstanding Award-Winning Author, Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen!
Unforgettable by Ronda Hinrichsen
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications
ISBN: 1524403369 (ISBN13: 9781524403362)
Haley has always admired her strong-willed great-grandmother Grisa. The woman survived the disappearance of her husband and thrived after her immigration to America at the beginning of World War II. But when a shocking telephone call from a detective in Germany turns Haley's life upside down in an instant, she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her heritage.
The body of Ulrich Krauss has been found, and the renowned toymaker and artist has a shocking connection to Haley: he is her great-grandfather—not missing but murdered. Now, at the request of her ailing great-grandmother, Haley travels to Germany to seek answers. What she finds instead are more questions and a growing sense of danger dogging her every step. Protection appears in the form of Joshua, an attractive man from Haley's past who is in Germany on business.
Together the pair embarks on an emotional quest for the truth, only to discover that a generations-old plot is very much alive, and there are those as determined as ever to keep the facts surrounding Ulrich's death hidden—even if it means silencing his great-granddaughter for good.
Award-winning author, Ronda Hinrichsen (also writing as Kathleen Marks) and her family own a small farm located between the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Great Salt Lake where she regularly sees eagles, hawks, owls, and ducks. Lots of ducks. She is the author of independently and traditionally published non-fiction, romantic suspense and speculative books as well as numerous magazine articles and stories for children and adults. She also enjoys teaching about writing in conference and classroom settings. To learn more about Ronda, visit: Website | Amazon Page | Facebook |
Last but not least is an adorable book to introduce very little ones to one of the classic Fairy tales.
Lit For Little Hands: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Brooke Jordan (Adaptor) David Miles (Illustrator)
Novelty Board Book, 16 pages | Published May 2018 by Familius
"Curiouser and curiouser!"
Filled with interactive wheels and pull-tabs and lavishly illustrated, Lit for Little Hands: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an unprecedented kid's introduction to Lewis Carroll's beloved classic novel. Unlike many board books that tackle the classics, Lit for Little Hands tells the actual story in simple, engaging prose. Gorgeous and whimsical illustrations transport the reader to Wonderland, while tons of interactive elements invite kids to grow and shrink with Alice, pour the tea at a mad tea party, and more! Fans of the novel will be delighted by the book's attention to detail and clever use of original text and dialogue. And the book's super-sturdy board means everyone can enjoy this wonderful tale over . . . and over . . . and over again!
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I have two AWESOME books for this Giveaway opportunity!
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Are you looking for a great present for a Dad for Father's Day?
My first Giveaway, donated by the Author and Familius Publishing, is a great gift for a Dad, especially a new Dad!
Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood by Tim J. Myers
Published August 1st 2012 by Familius.com | 240 pages
"Glad to Be Dad" is a funny, honest, realistic, and warm-hearted look at parenting, marriage, and family life, especially for men as their domestic roles are changing. It's full of stories, practical advice, and realism about the up's and down's of raising children -- and it's for wives as well as husbands*
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Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His"Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" is out from Familius and "Nectar of Story: Poems" from BlazeVox. He has 15 children's books out and one on the way. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He’s published over 130 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has a poetry chapbook out, won a major prize in science fiction, was nominated for two Pushcarts, and has published much other fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. He recently won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award. His Website | YouTube channel Goodreads | Facebook |
I couldn't have my young grandchildren fighting over this next book!
This is from Quarto Kids Publishing. It is not only a book which has instructions on building a space ship, but actually has all the pieces to build a min-Space Ship! It has small parts so this is for ages 6 to 12.
Space Machines: Build your own working machines! by Ian Graham; Carles Ballesteros (Illustrations)
Published October 17th 2017 by QEB Publishing
Hardcover, 24 pages | ISBN: 1682972127 (ISBN13: 9781682972120)
Discover all there is to know about the machines used in space by building them with this interactive guide!
Space Machines includes everything you will need and full, step-by-step instructions to build nine different space machines with working parts.
With a pegboard and 40 sturdy, colorful machine pieces, plus plastic nuts and bolts, this is the perfect, hands-on introduction to budding engineers and sci-fi fans everywhere
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
After working as an in-house journalist and editor in consumer electronics magazines, Ian Graham became a freelance writer. He has written more than 230 illustrated non-fiction books for children and teens, and contributed chapters to books including Dorling Kindersley’s Know it All and Big Ideas that Changed the World. He has a degree in applied physics and a postgraduate diploma in journalism.
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This first book is an outstanding, relaxing read, by a very talented author!It is "Clean"!
Brush with Love by Lisa McKendrick
Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Bonneville
Lana, a talented Ivy League artist, and Walt, a small-town farmer, couldn't be more different. She arrives in Bluegill, Idaho, ready to spend the summer painting, excited to study under Walt's grandpa, a brilliant but aging artist. The more she is thrown together with Walt though--and the more she spends time with him--the more she realizes her heart may be drawing up its own plans. As the weeks pass, Lana realizes she'll have to choose between following her dreams or following her heart.
I offer a special "Thank You" to Familius Publishing for providing this adorable Children's book. What child does not LOVE Fairies?
F is for Fairy: A Forest Friends Alphabet Primerby Mike Schramer, Debbie Schramer
Board book, 20 pages
Published March 2018 by Familius
A is for acorn, so much to make.
B is for bakery, tiny donuts and cake!
Venture into a fairy village and learn the ABCs of the fairy world! Featuring stunning photography and art from the bestselling Fairy House, this adorable board book brings magic and wonder to the typical alphabet primer. On every page, tiny fairy children play in magical scenes handmade with natural materials by artists Mike and Debbie Schramer. This colorful ABC book will delight little ones and parents alike with gorgeous imagery and incredible detail.
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Fall in love with India and the bustling city of Mumbai in Ajay Kaul’s book of short stories, Mumbai Matinee, truth-based fiction that acts as both memoir and travelogue.
Orange County, CA -- Fall in love with India and the bustling city of Mumbai in Ajay Kaul’s book of short stories, Mumbai Matinee, truth-based fiction that acts as both memoir and travelogue. Mumbai Matinee portrays the veritable feast of the commerce, people, and danger which make up India’s most populous city and financial capital. Filled with eight interconnected short stories based on Kaul’s life and work there, this charming book is a terrific pleasure read and highly recommended if you plan to visit.
“This is one delightful book – more than just a fine memoir: this book speaks to the oneness of mankind in the finest manner. Ajay Kaul has created a credible contemporary love song to Mumbai and cordially invites us to join him.”
– Grady Harp, Amazon Top 100 Hall of Fame Reviewer
“The events and stories captured in Mumbai Matinee are a reflection of my own experiences in and around the city,” says Kaul. “What stands out about Mumbai is that it is perpetually open for business. Even occasional acts of terrorism have not been able to create a dent in the commercial mindset of the city. People can look for opportunities and count on them. There is huge encouragement everywhere.”
The tenderness of humanity also abounds. “During bomb blasts, people were volunteering their vehicles to get others to the hospital,” says Kaul. “And on a train, men will stand to give children seating. In Mumbai, life gets shared. You are not alone.”
The stories traverse love, danger, and the compassion of strangers in a city that never sleeps. Meet Sawant, a street vendor whose kiosk serves as the area’s gossip and information network; Ashok Pawar, the cop who becomes entangled in bombings and global terrorism, which Kaul experienced first-hand during the 1993 bombings; Rajat and Roohi, the interfaith couple who touch and change Ajay’s life; and Smita, actress extraordinaire, who steals his heart in a tragic love story. And what book on India would be complete without a compelling tale of the sport of cricket?
“One of the true gifts and pleasures of reading is its ability to transport us all over the globe and into new and sometimes very different ways of life. Such is the case with Ajay Kaul’s mesmerizing memoir, MUMBAI MATINEE.”
- John J. Kelly, Detroit Free Press and Cincinnati Beat book reviewer
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About Ajay Kaul, author of Mumbai Matinee
Ajay Kaul is an engineering manager employed with Amazon, working with Alexa. He was born in India and received his degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and his master’s degree in business administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. After graduation he spent several years in and around the city of Mumbai, India, as a full-time employee. He fell in love with the city’s energy and people, and his book of short stories, Mumbai Matinee, is based on his experiences there.
An extensive writer and blogger on the subjects of management and leadership, Kaul plans to write his next book on these topics. Mumbai Matinee is his first fiction book. Kaul is published in the Times of India and the Financial Times, as well as on his blog site the Legends of Leadership and Management series.
He believes that education is the stepping stone to success and has volunteered his time both in India and as a Literacy Tutor with Read San Diego. He loves the sport of Cricket, (except for the five-day tournaments!) and has a passion for travel, having stepped foot on all seven continents.
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Sanity Lost & Found: A true Story of Brainwashing and Recovery by Tarra Judson Stariell
Nov 15, 2017
(Memoir, abuse, cult, personal growth, inspirational) How do we become victims of our own irrationality? What makes us vulnerable to the predators among us? Why would an otherwise sensitive, intelligent woman allow herself to return again and again to her abuser? How do we stop the erosion of our self-worth?
Simultaneously recognizable and horrifying, we see parts of ourselves and our own vulnerabilities in this compelling story of one woman’s descent into and climb out of the abyss.
For anyone who has ever allowed themselves to be victimized, for anyone who has ever doubted their value, for anyone wanting to protect their children from such vulnerabilities, SANITY LOST & FOUND is a compelling, informative, and inspirational read that weaves together the how and why for such vulnerabilities and the components necessary for recovery and transformation.
Tarra Judson Stariell is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with private offices in Escondido and San Diego. She is a local trainer with the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis and previously Faculty Chair. She has been working in the field for 16 years and specializes in working with trauma, auto-immune and dissociative disorders.
Tarra believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, incorporating Bioenergetics and other mind-body approaches in her work with clients. She believes in empowering the individual in the therapeutic process, facilitating the discovery of one's true potential, with all their abilities, wonder and mystery.
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ABOUT David Miles
Many people have urged me to write this book now for decades. I’m not writing it out of reservation, just with the hope that it is taken seriously and with the understanding that nothing I have written has been made up or embellished.
Please take to heart the things that I have brought to light, and, I pray, that you would absorb them into your heart to really be honest with yourself, so that on the day you confront God, you are found to be one of the accepted.
How Did the Finch Become So Colorful?
Beautiful children’s book weaves the origin tale of how the finch got his colors.
How the Finch Got His Colors by Annemarie Guertin
Illustrator: Helena Pérez García
Publisher: Familius | Publication: March 6, 2018
Price: $16.99 | ISBN: 9781945547775 | Pages: 32
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SANGER, Calif., November 7, 2018 – With feathers of green, blue, yellow, purple, and red, the Gouldian Finch is known for its rainbow array of colors. But how did the little bird get to be so vibrant?
In the new children’s book How the Finch Got His Colors, the origin story of the Gouldian Finch is told through timeless prose and beautiful illustrations. First time children’s author Annemarie Guertin bases the tale on a Belgian folktale, bringing the bird’s tale into the 21st century.
More than just a nice story, How the Finch Got His Colors also teaches children the power of patience and the beauty of all creatures.
About the Author:
Annemarie Guertin graduated with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College and a master’s degree in elementary education from Fitchburg State University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Amslee College and a first-grade teacher for the Haverhill Public School System. This is Annemarie’s first book with Familius. Annemarie lives in Haverhill, MA with her husband and their two children.
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About the Publisher: Familius is a family and parenting media publisher devoted to creating content that helps build strong values and happy families. As a digitally savvy, multi-media publisher, we share our family-driven content in multiple formats, including print, e-books, videos, articles and apps. Through Familius.com, we also provide an online community where parents can seek out and share advice and access a wealth of contemporary parenting content, tools, and resources rooted in traditional family values. Let’s Talk Family.
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For the GIVEAWAY on my Blog, I have three fantastic non-fiction books! (THREE PRINT for U.S/.Can Winner & 3 e-books for the International WINNER). Read about them below!~
Book 1 is an Award Winner: 2018 Illumination Book Award. It is truly an inspiring account of one woman's heart-wrenching experiences in Zimbawe, donated by the author, Heidi Tucker.
Title: Servie’s Song by Heidi Tucker
Paperback | 185 pages
Published November 15th 2017 by The Pickled Sunflower
Servie’s Song is the true story of one mother living in Zimbabwe, Africa who encounters a devastating loss leaving her unable to care for six children. In a heart-wrenching sacrifice, she surrenders to a desperate plan to leave her children and find work in the United States to support them. It is a door which feels impossible to walk through. But perhaps, the only door which holds any promise.
Servie’s Song takes you on an emotional journey of tragedy and heartbreak to an inspiring path of hope. This touching story is complemented by gospel principles which will teach and motivate you to grab onto your faith and move forward trusting that you are never alone. God always hears your prayers.
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Bio: Heidi Tucker won a 2018 Illumination Award for her new release Servie’s Song. She also won a similar award for her first inspirational book Finding Hope in the Journey in 2017. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who believes that every story not only teaches a gospel principle, but can make you feel it. She has inspired many to rise up, cling to their faith and position their hearts to recognize God’s hand in their life.
When Heidi isn’t writing her next book, or speaking at a conference, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, four grown children and eight grandchildren. She loves sunflowers, hiking and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.
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BOOK 2 Is a Memoir, allowing the reader to see life through the eyes of an intellectual and physical of a Special Needs person. This book is donated by Strategies Public Relations
Chasing the Merry-Go-Round (memoir, special needs, personal growth)
Published January 14th 2018 by Boulay Press
Life moves fast. Too fast for some people. This is the true story of what it's like to live in a world where you can't keep up. Bobby was ten months old when my mom and dad rescued him from birth parents who were slowly killing him. He was adopted into our family after a lengthy custody battle. Instead of that settling him, it set off a lifelong struggle to find a place to belong, a place to call home. Like an old-fashioned merry-go-round, the world moved at a speed that was just too fast for Bobby. He couldn't keep up, which prevented him from keeping a job, a roof over his head, and the basics needed to survive. The life he dreamt of was always out of reach. No one knew why. While cultural ideals of what a "normal" life looks like can distort our perspective, Chasing the Merry-Go-Round allows readers to see the world through the eyes of a person with intellectual and physical disabilities, which can often be invisible, especially at first glance. It's a story about struggle and hope, survival and resilience, and most of all, the gift of acceptance and love.
I was born and raised between two small towns in Central New York, the middle child of five, with a brother and sister older and a brother and sister younger than me. While this may not seem important to you, it seems to have shaped my personality and life (and writing) in ways I am still trying to understand.
I had this thing about financial security—I needed it. I earned a very practical B.S. in Accounting and became a C.P.A. While I have enjoyed more than 25 years of a successful career in business, the urgency to write could not be denied any longer.
I began to study at the Downtown Writer's Center in Syracuse, NY and graduated from their Creative Writing PRO program. My nonfiction has appeared in several issues of Mom Egg Review, The Mountain, an Anthology published by Outrider Press, Inc. and I have contributed articles to The Post-Standard. My work has won Third Prize and Honorable Mentions in the 2012 and 2013 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competitions, as well as Third Prize in the Fiction500 contest.
I’ve also completed 15 Sprint Triathlons in the last few years—trying to outwit the effects of aging and an otherwise sedentary life. I am an advocate for Narcolepsy awareness and in 2013 launched the CNY Narcolepsy Support Group. I’m passionate about serving my global and local communities and volunteer with organizations that serve those in our world who need a little extra help to keep up with this fast-paced system we’ve created. How we care for those who need help has an everlasting impact. I believe that if the basic needs of a person’s spirit, soul and body are met, it allows them the ability to keep their own corner of the world—their home—safe and prosperous for them and their family. This is all there is.
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Your Child Was Made Just for You! With Book 3, Made for Me, this adorable, new picture book celebrates the special bond between dads and their children. This book is donated by www.familius.com
Title: Made for Me | Author: Zack Bush
Illustrator: Gregorio De Lauretis |Publisher: Familius
Publication: March 1, 2018 |Price: $16.99
32 pages, Hardback with embossing on dust jacket
When a father holds his child for the first time, something magical happens. In that moment a bond is formed, and even the toughest of men become wrapped around those tiny fingers. This deep love is beautifully captured in the new children’s book Made for Me by Zack Bush.
Made for Me highlights the tender moments between father and child. Through thoughtful rhyme and touching illustrations, Made for Me shows that with every step or new word, the love between a father and his baby is forever.
Of all the children that ever could be,
You are the one made just for me.
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About the Author:
When Zack Bush was growing up he spent his free time listening to jazz. Instead of imagining a career in law or medicine like so many of his classmates, the Miami native knew he would take a different path. Zack learned to play the piano and would speak with family and friends about one day owning a venue that would bring the music he loved to others. Zack is now the owner of Ball & Chain, a historic live-music venue on Miami’s famed Calle Ocho, in the heart of Little Havana. Zack and his team renovated and restored the nearly forgotten gem, famous for hosting 20th-century jazz greats like Chet Baker, Count Basie, and Billie Holiday. Today, musicians from around the world perform live on the Ball & Chain stage.
Zack’s other passion is books. A devoted reader and writer, Zack’s lifetime desire to become an author has found a refreshed source of inspiration as the father of two-year-old son Ace and baby daughter Ava.
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Win big during our $250 For A Rainy Day April Cash giveaway event! You have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Kick off your shoes and relax while you enter to win our April Cash event! ONE entrant will be selected from the entry form to win $250 PayPal cash OR a $250 gift card of choice. Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 04/11/18 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 04/30/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around May 01, 2018. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize via PayPal or e-gift card. The winner has the option of choosing between PayPal and an e-gift card of choice. Prize may be less than $250 if you choose a gift card with fees. Twitter 'Egg' profiles and dummy accounts are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win. Follow The Kids Did It on Facebook and Twitter then enter for a chance to win!
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My contribution for this Blog Hop is Two Different Genre created by ONE Amazing Author fo YA & Adults and One Children's Non-Fiction Book ALL FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER!
The first Book by Author, Michael Carlon is an inspirational Sports/Romance. Both are generously provided by STRATEGIES PR
Winning Streak (inspirational fiction, sports, romance) – Using sport as a backdrop, WINNING STREAK is the story of how three lives intersect and how each comes to learn critical lessons in order to heal from the pain of loss in their lives. A pro golfer about to accomplish a feat not seen in over 80 years walks away from it all and retreats to his hometown after the sudden death of his father. A daughter, tasked with reinventing her father’s magazine, must overcome her own past hometown to fulfill his wife’s dying wish only to realize there’s far more to the story than he realized … Mitch Albom meets Nicholas Sparks as readers are taken on an emotional journey full of laughter and tear.
...The second Book is a Murder mystery by the same author
Uncorking A Murder (fiction, mystery, detective, crime) A retired detective short on time is looking to right a wrong in this "Serial meets Gone Girl" thriller. The Uncorking a Murder podcast took the nation by storm. Farrah Graham, the creator and host, struck a nerve with listeners through a ten-episode serial that combined investigative journalism, old fashioned radio drama, and compelling storytelling. The public, not to mention Farrah’s advertisers, are hungry for season two! While Farrah and her partner Melody struggle to agree on a topic for the second season of Uncorking a Murder, their intern takes a call from a retired detective in Ft. Lauderdale pitching his request that the next season focus on a case he was involved with five years earlier. Curious to hear why a retired detective is driven to have a conviction overturned, Farrah follows her curiosity down to Ft. Lauderdale where she uncovers a conspiracy involving a narcissistic CEO and a US Senator willing to do anything to protect their secrets, but will she live long enough to uncork the story?
Michael Carlon is the host of the Uncorking a Story podcast (http://michaelcarlonauthor.com/podcast/) which features depth interviews with fellow authors as well as everyday people making an extraordinary difference in the world today. In addition, he is the author of Return to Casa Grande, Uncorking a Murder, Winning Streak, The Last Homily, All the F*cks I Cannot Give, and Motel California.
When he is not writing a novel, a magazine article, or a piece for his local newspaper, Mike earns his living as a marketing consultant traveling around the world interviewing people about their experiences with and attitudes towards his clients' products and services. He is an expert at understanding what makes people tick and translating those insights into intelligence his clients can use to make better decisions.
Mike lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Nicole and their teenage triplets Grace, Patrick, and Maggie. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Fairfield University.
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How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane hits?
Have you ever wondered how hurricanes become powerful enough to lift cars and level cities? In How Could We Harness a Hurricane?, Vicki Cobb describes this natural phenomenon and the three things it's made of: air, water, and energy. Read about traveling to the eye of the storm, modifying weather, and other interesting work that meteorologists, scientists, and engineers do to solve the big problems posed by hurricanes. How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane visits our cities? From fortifying buildings to weakening or moving the hurricane itself, How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores what engineers are trying to do to diminish the wrath of a hurricane. How Could We Harness a Hurricane? also includes simple, hands-on experiments that reinforce these fascinating hurricane facts and concepts.
ABOUT VICKI COBB
Vicki Cobb is the well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when HarperCollins first published Science Experiments You Can Eat, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Currently, she is becoming increasingly popular as a speaker to children and adults as educators search out sources for materials and activities that promote learning. Today's popular buzz words in education--"hands-on-science," "experimental learning," "out-come based," "multi-disciplinary" and critical thinking" are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work.Vicki Cobb credits her outlook on education to her mother's forward-looking thinking. From kindergarten to sixth grade she attended The Little Red School House in Greenwich Village. Her early education was a joyful experience of hands-on activities, field trips, reading children's literature (not textbooks), creative projects, and a kind of portfolio evaluation that today's educators realize are the most powerful tools for producing individuals who have a lifetime love of learning. According to Cobb her books "allow me to recreate the joy of learning I experienced in elementary school for myself, forever."
Vicki Cobb graduated from Barnard College with a major in zoology and went on to get a Master's degree in Secondary Science Education. After early careers as a laboratory researcher and science teacher, she became a full-time writer of science books for children. Light Action! Amazing Experiments in Optics represents her life as both author and parent. Her coauthor is her son Josh, and optical engineer and the illustrator is her son Theo, an artist and art director.
Vicki is a charter member of the award-winning group blog Interesting Nonfiction for Kids (I.N.K.) and she is the founder and president of Ink Think Tank, LLC, a company of the best nonfiction authors around, in all disciplines K-12, dedicated to bringing the nonfiction literature into the classroom. She is also a regular blogger for Education Update and the Huffington Post where she regularly questions the state of education, literacy, and the strange absence of using nonfiction literature in the classroom
Be sure to go to her Website For WONDERFUL Hands on Activities for "Kids".
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Below are a Couple of Romance Authors I thoroughly enjoy who definitely "Rain" Romance!
Marcia Lynn McClure's books definitely stirs the warmth of romance throughout one's system! My youngest daughter introduced me to this author's writings in the late 1990s. Her books are all thrilling and yet clean!
She will be a guest on my blog next month and will be offering one of her amazing books for a Giveaway!
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A few of her book are listed below, but check them all out through one of her medias!
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Cami Checketts is another "first"! I discovered her shortly after Marcia Lynn McClure...along with a few others!
Cami's books have an element of mystery and suspense and are really FUN to read! Some are more suspenseful than others, but are all well-written.
Again, I am listing a few of hers but be sure to go to one of her medias and "check out" her variety of great books!
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BELOW ARE JUST A FEW OF HER BOOKS
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