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Write a book this summer!

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 Learn all about the Working Writer's Club Book Bootcamp HERE.Happy writing!Mayra  Continue

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Workshop on the Art of Picture Book Writing

Started Apr 28, 2011 0 Replies

Hi,I'll be offering a picture book writing workshop at SavvyAuthors.com from May 30 - June 10.Check out the details at:“Walking on a Rainbow: a Children’s Fiction Picture Book Workshop”…Continue

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Seeking reviewers for my satire novel, Sunstruck

Started this discussion. Last reply by shannon johnson Mar 5, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi all,I'm seeking reviewers/bloggers to help me spread the word about my satire novel, Sunstruck.The book is available on Kindle, Nook and also in print.You can find out more about the book here:…Continue

 

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On the Spotlight: 'Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls' by Irene S. Roth

In Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls, Ms. Roth argues that there are four seasons of empowerment for adolescent girls. Sadly no adolescent girl can simply wake up one day, snap her fingers, and be empowered to tackle the world and all the forces that exist inside and outside. Becoming empowered to be who we are can be truly difficult. This book consists of a step-by-step guide to help adolescent girls achieve self-improvement.Purchase at …See More
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First Chapter Reveal: ‘Between these Walls,’ by John Herrick

Title: Between these WallsGenre: Christian/New AdultAuthor: John HerrickWebsite: http://johnherrick.net/Publisher: Segue BluePurchase here.SUMMARY:The latest release by best-selling novelist John Herrick, Between These Walls is an extraordinary tale featuring an unforgettable protagonist, Hunter…See More
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Chapter reveal: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, by Marija Bulatovic

Title: Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and HemophiliaGenre: MemoirAuthor: Marija BulatovicWebsite: www.fantasticalbook.comPublisher: SOL LLCPurchase on Amazon.SUMMARY:It’s been said…See More
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Spotlight: The Blackwell Family Secret: THE GUARDIANS OF SINS, by Jonathan L. Ferrara

The Blackwell Family Secret:THE GUARDIANS OF SINSby Jonathan L. FerraraURBAN FANTASY, Young Adult5.5×8.5, 224 pagesPublication date: December 5, 2014$15.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-19-5$5.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-20-1Publisher: Dragonwell PublishingDistribution: Ingram Book Companywww.dragonwellpublishing.com / …See More
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On the Spotlight: NINE PLANETS, by Greg Byrne (Christmas-themed science fiction thriller)

NINE PLANETS by Greg ByrneSCIENCE FICTIONPublication date: November 30, 2014$16.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-17-1$6.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-18-8Publication date: November 30, 2014Publisher: Dragonwell PublishingDistribution: Ingram Book Company www.dragonwellpublishing.com …See More
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On the Spotlight: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit,™ including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee

Title: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit, ™  including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee Genre: childrenAuthor: Terry NicholettiWebsite: http://goldstarmagic.comPublisher: Terry NIcholettiPurchase link: …See More
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Book Review: ‘Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer

Wishes and Sorrows is a well-written short story fantasy collection that interweaves myth, magic, romance, and fairytale elements. At times, the writing is darker and bordering on horror.The 14 stories in this collection range from the melancholic, lyrically written “The Taste of Cherries,” to the chilling “The Train,” to a character study of isolation mingled with love in “The Tower in the…See More
Nov 12, 2014
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Book Review: ‘The Love List’ by Jennifer Conner, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford, and Joanne Jaytanie

If you’re a fan of romance stories, this holiday season treat yourself to The Love List, a series of interconnected stories about four best friends who come up with an unusual plan — the “love list” — to find romance and how they find true love in a small town. To put it simply, each drops a name of a nice guy their friends may like into a basket, and each chooses one…with…See More
Nov 6, 2014
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Read an excerpt: Wishes and Sorrows, by Cindy Lynn Speer (fantasy/fairytale story collection)

Title:  Wishes and SorrowsGenre:  Short Stories, Fantasy, Fairy TalesAuthor:  Cindy Lynn SpeerWebsite: http://www.cindylynnspeer.com Publisher:  Dragonwell PublishingPurchase link: http://publishing.dragonwell.org/For every wish there is a sorrow…Wishes are born from sorrows, blessings are sometimes…See More
Nov 3, 2014
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Interview with James Ryan Daley, author of Jesus Jackson

James Ryan Daley is a writer, editor, and digital designer. After earning an MFA in fiction at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2004, James has spent most of the years since then teaching writing to college students, creating websites about video games, and editing anthologies of fiction and political rhetoric. When he’s not obsessively poring over pixels and pronouns, James can usually be found…See More
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Meet Beverly McClure, author of ‘A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat’

When Beverly Stowe McClure was in eighth grade, her teacher sent her poem “Stars” to the National High School Poetry Association, and she was soon a published writer in Young America Sings, an anthology of Texas high school poetry. Today, Beverly is a cum laude graduate of Midwestern State University with a BSEd degree. For twenty-two years, she taught children to read and write. They taught her…See More
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Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.
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On the Spotlight: 'Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls' by Irene S. Roth

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:21am 0 Comments

In Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls, Ms. Roth argues that there are four seasons of empowerment for adolescent girls. Sadly no adolescent girl can simply wake up one day, snap her fingers, and be empowered to tackle the world and all the forces that exist inside and outside. Becoming empowered to be who we are can be truly difficult. This book consists of a step-by-step guide to help adolescent girls achieve self-improvement.…

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Chapter Reveal: Cooler Than Blood, by Robert Lane

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Title: COOLER THAN BLOOD

Genre: Mystery

Author: Robert Lane

Websitewww.robertlanebooks.com

Publisher: Mason Alley

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‘April Snow’ (Dana McGarry Novel Book 2) Now Available for Pre-order!

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April Snow, book 2 in the smashingly successful Dana McGarry series by talented author Lynn Steward, is now available for pre-order!

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Short excerpt reveal: Not All Americans Are Racist, by Nicole Weaver

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 8:08am 0 Comments

Title: Not All Americans Are Racist

Genre: Nonfiction Essay

Author: Nicole Weaver

Websitewww.nicoleweaverbooks.com

Publisher: Nicole Weaver

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At 8:02am on June 22, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


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At 7:54am on April 20, 2011, missy Varner said…

Hello,


 


My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,www.luxurybeautyproducts.blogspot.com  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.


 


MIssy

At 5:56pm on March 1, 2011, Rose Altares said…

Hi Mayra,

I am now following you!

I’m big on support and becoming a ‘power-follower’. The more the ‘follower’ the more ‘love’!

 I just started a new blog a new blog page and I could really use some love and support. (pls. don’t mind the ugly page for now. LOL!)

It's my battle against ADD and my journey to finishing up old projects. Please visit and follow just the same!

LOVE ya! !♥*:-•✿♥

Please go and follow me too!    www.thedarediva.com

At 8:02am on February 16, 2011, Dawn Odell said…

My partner and I are writing and illustrating a series of childrens inspirational books, with the first to be out in a month or so.

 

Id love to invite the moms from moms who love childrens books to our blog Angels of Inspiration. Please read our posts and become apart of our growing family by becoming a follower and sharing your thoughts in the comment section of our posts.Angels of Inspiration

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At 11:22am on November 7, 2010, agil azzahra said…
Hi Mrs.Mayra..I've visited your blog and become your newest follower.
Feel free to stop by my blog anytime and follow me back..
Thank's

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At 9:39am on November 1, 2010, Carla Jansen said…
Thanks for the friends request! I'm visiting your site too!

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