My Thanks to The KidsDidIt.com & TheMommyIsland for providing this Blog Hop Giveaway!
For my stop, I have a Print Copy of THREE AWESOME BOOKS by THREE TALENTED AUTHORS for ONE FORTUNATE U.S./Can. WINNER!
This First book is a fun tale of Gator's visit to to "animals at the office" , offering a child a glimpse of different professions. Suggested age is
3-7 years old.The author has graciously donated a Print copy.
Animals at the Office by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Picture Book - Publisher: Sarah Sommer
Release date: October 2020
Content Rating: G. Children's picture book with no adult topics or language
It's Gator's first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn't work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead.
Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one's own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.
Buy the Book: Amazon ~Bookshop.org ~ Barnes & Noble
About the Author:
Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.
Author's Media: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
The Second book is a newly released story for Young Adults, addressing "Fractures" often experienced in life. Book is graciously presented by Smith Publicity, Inc
Fractured by Shay Siegel
NEW COMING OF AGE YA DEBUT CONFRONTS THE “FRACTURES” OF YOUNG LOVE, MENTAL HEALTH AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
After breaking her own wrist, author Shay Siegel began considering how literal and metaphorical fractures are perceived in society. Inspired by mental health awareness and the scars people cannot see, Siegel released her first YA novel, Fractured, (October 27, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-7346600-0-5), which centers on a young high school football player’s perspective shift of his aspirations and empathy to people he least expects to play a special part in his life.
Mason Vance is the guy everybody wants to be, and he knows it. He’s the best high school quarterback in New York and he’s expected to land in the NFL one day. That is, until a broken wrist leaves him fearing whether he’ll ever play again.
In an attempt to save his crippled ego, Mason sets his sights on Lace. She’s no cheerleader or homecoming queen like his usual type. She’s too wrapped in her own misery to care about him or his pickup lines. Slowly, she lets him into the sad workings of her mind and less-than-perfect life. That’s why neither of them sees his huge mistake coming—one that instantly fractures everything between them.
Will Mason be able to confront the ugliest side of himself, and in the process see who he’s capable of becoming, or will he fall back into the life he knew before Lace and his injury?
Through Siegel’s deep study and compassion for young adult stories and pop culture, Fractured will appeal to young adult fans of John Green’s books, like Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars, as well as Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why. Similar to these titles, Fractured is a realistic coming of age drama, sharing insight into hard, but necessary discussions about the growing pains and fractures of rape culture, depression, and identity. Siegel also speaks from her own experience with mental health, addressing a new, genuine concern for the development of these conditions in characters.
Buy Link: Amazon ~ ADD to GOODREADS Shelf
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
SHAY SIEGEL is a freelance editor and writer who currently resides in Charleston, SC. A Long Island native, she based her novel, Fractured, around these familiar settings, inspired by the way the actual towns are laid out.
Siegel obtained a BA in English from Tulane University. She then went on to complete an MFA in Writing, with a focus on fiction, from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015.
Ever since 2012, Siegel’s short stories and poems have been featured in many literary magazines and journals such as Pamplemousse Literary Review, The Belleville Park Pages, Dan’s Papers, The Opiate Magazine, and several others. Prior to Fractured, Siegel released her 2019 book of poetry entitled Bleeding Flowers.
Fractured is available through all major booksellers and online via Amazon.
For more information, visit author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads.
The Third book is a wonderful western adventure! Generously donated by the author.
Gunfighters, Thieves and Lawmen by David Milton McGowan , Ms. Tracy Ann Wandling (Illustrator)
Sully Wheeler doesn’t care why his cattle are disappearing. He doesn’t care why but it has to stop. Perhaps it’s the cost of hiding from his past, but who would steal from a one-time gunfighter?The NW Mounted Policeman that Sully contacted appeared more intent on stopping vigilante action than in stopping theft. If that proves to be the case, Sully will recover his own property, even if it takes gunfire to do it.Who is this Mountie, anyway? Is he a cop or something else entirely? Is he working to support the crown, leave the crown or actually do something for the settlers?And while we’re talking about that Mountie, isn’t he spending too much time with that newspaper lady?
About D. M. McGowan
"Author Dave McGowan has been a cowboy,forest fire fighter, heavy equipment operator,farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman.
He now writes, and works as a commercial driver, in Northern British Columbia."
The forgoing is the bio from the back of my novels and one might conclude from this information that I was a poor employee ... either lazy or didn't know what I was doing ... and was kicked off a lot of jobs.
You would be partially correct, at least in surmising that I don't know what I am doing. As for my being a poor employee, you would have to ask my bosses ... although I think I've managed to trick the one I have now.
Of course, when I had my own business my boss thought I was marvelous.
Truthfully, I've managed over the years to find employment regardless of my location or the problems that might exist with the economy. I enjoyed much of that experience at the time and am glad that I attained it.
I've also visited a good portion of North America and lived in several areas of Canada where I met some great people and enjoyed some wonderful country.
Speaking of great people, Karen and I are parents to four great people who have supplied eight grandchildren who show that improvements can be possible in each generation. One of those has added a great-grand daughter to the line.
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