Nearly two months since my last post adventure!

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WendyBookcaseLogo (2)Good Day Folks !

I certainly hope most people are doing well. I am improving every day.

I am going to start with what is happening now then talk what has been going on in my life. First my PA Candice is going to be making some changes to the blog look. Always need to update things once in a while.  I want to thank Candice Simpson for updating my social media for me.

1524720_243755422452734_247398926_nI should be at Turning The Page Signing/Award Event. My second adventure Helga Returns was awarded best children’s book ages 9 to 12. The event is in Orlando and I have made all my arrangements just need to have my vision issues improve by April 25th.  http://www.turningthepagesllc.com/  FB https://www.facebook.com/turning.pages.33

 

Helga Returns

Helga Returns

 

Just click on cover for Amazon link Kindle is only 99 cents until April 21.

 

 

 

 

We have had wicked storms in my area which knocked our power for a while. We were lucky so far at my house. Many of my friends, neighbors are still without power and water since April 12th. Some other had trees or other objects damage their homes or property. And some are having flooding issues. Now we are getting cold again and may get a little snow.

I have anothecover whiter book releasing in May. Been through the editing phase just waiting on the last 6 or so illustrations. It is my best work. 4th in the James and Syvok Adventure. Most of my characters from previous books are involved and a new character has been introduced. What could possibly be inside an iridescent cloud. Lots of action and magic in this adventure.

 

 

 

 

Late February and March were troublesome for me. I turned 50 February 19th. I had a wonderful night out with friends then a couple of days later I became ill thinking I had the flu. Went to the ER thinking they would give me some fluids to get better but instead they put me on an ambulance and sent me down to a hospital in the big city an hour south of us. Two days later I had brain surgery. I had two bleeding aneurisms one on each side. I always have to be equal I guess.  Now my brain has gone platinum. I have platinum coils that have stopped the bleeding. It will be 5 weeks since the surgery. I was lucky I was able to go home to recover. I still have double vision issues and my eyes are improving every day. I sometimes forget the words I was thinking when I was to speak. Otherwise I am walking now most days up to 3 blocks on Sunday. Yesterday when I woke up my vision was single vision for about 2 seconds. If I turn my head a little to the left I have single vision. So my left eye is slowly moving back in place. Neurologists said it should correct itself and recovery varies per individual. My last Cscan was good. The second group of words are just off a little nearly lined up as one.  My novel has not been touched,  writing has been challenge. Blaze has begun visiting me again in my dreams. She just brought me back home last night. She flew me to her and Carolyn’s mountain retreat. It was so wonderful to get some rest and have good company. We had lovely conversations, played cards, went out on the mountain lake behind the home, read, and relaxed in the interior hot spring pool. I got to know their brownies who are wonderful creatures who take care of the place. They became part of Carolyn’s family when she lived in Scotland. They are like sprites or nymphs who live in the woods and will take care of things you did not get done during the day if you treat them nice. So I should be back working on the New Moon

I am hoping to have my vision back or close to normal this week.  Yep I wrote this seeing everything in double. Pretty good huh…….. LOL

I have been having quite the adventure these last two months. Thanks for Visiting Enjoy the Adventure! WB    WendyBookcaseLogo (2)

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Author Jodi Stone Adventure!

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Kidstales featured author is  Jodi Stone. https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales

Join us on Kidtales as we get to know her this week and we will  be giving away one of her books at the end of the week.

Let me introduce Jodi Stone. I have known Jodi for some time now. She is an inspiration, mentor, listener and best of all a friend. I loved her books the first time I ordered one. I messaged her and told her so and said hey we are with the same publisher. We are on this journey together.

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I think her books are better than the Pinkalicious series. The Stone Sisters her main characters are wonderful characters.  She not only writes but creates her own illustrations as well and she is a 3rd grade teacher.  She is the mother of three and loves themed parties.

I love all her books. They are magical, whimsical and encourage confidence.  Keep up with her on her facebook page for updates. Check them all out. Her books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Many of her books are only 99 cents. Pick them all up you and your kids will love them. Easter is right around the corner her Easter Book  “An Easter Bonnet for Lily” is a story the entire family will enjoy.  Check out all her books Jodi Stone Books on Amazon

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Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying by Cindy Sprinsteen Adventure!

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Cindy Springsteen is Kidtales’s featured author this week.  https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales 

91ycziLj45L._SL1500_Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying By Cindy Springsteen

 Waffles and Pancakes, along with Danny and Griffin, their owners, as they come face to face with a couple of bullies; Tom and his guinea pig, Oscar. Will Waffles, Pancakes, and their owners be able to become friends with Tom and Oscar? Find out when you read Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson In Bullying.

This sweet story has Two hamsters Waffles and Pancakes who are friends. They encounter a Guinea Pig Named Oscar who is not very nice and appears to be a bully. The story also involves the rude behavior of the owner of Oscar towards Waffles and Pancakes owners.  Poor Waffles and Pancakes are so upset that they make themselves ill. Just like many kids do when they encounter bullying. What I like about this book is they work to resolve the bullying by asking questions without bullying back. They discover their was a reason Oscar was unkind to them as do the owners of the pets with parent helping the boys become friends. I recommend this story for early readers.  It is presented well for ages 4  to 7. This book  is a good story and a good way to bring up the topic of bullying with young children.

Waffles and Pancakes:A Lesson in Bullying Amazon Link   Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying Barnes and Noble Link

Ci51Dd9Jk6JkL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_ndy Sprinsteen’s first book is Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship

Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters, from the same pet store, that went to their new homes on the same day. They also happen to be the best of friends. In their first adventure, their owners became best friends, too. Together the four learned the lesson of true friendship. Now Waffles and Pancakes, along with their owners, are about to learn another lesson, A Lesson in Bullying

Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship Amazon Link  Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship Barnes and Noble Link

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Dragon Wars by Emily Fogle Adventure!

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Emily Fogle is Kidtale’s featured author this week. https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales

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This book is a winner.  Danny recently moved to a new town and school after losing his father in a traffic accident. He faces bullying at his new middle school and makes one friend at school Milly.  He begins to place his precious items in a bench window seat and discovers a secret chamber at the bottom. In the chamber is a book and a box. He begins to read the book that seems to come alive pictures dancing before his eyes and reads the surprising text that is written in normal handwriting. The book is about a girl before him who traveled to the land of Dorcian. It is filled with incredible plants and creatures. The best part, incredible dragons. He is interrupted with reading but wants to go to Dorcian.  You have to believe to be transported to this wondrous land. He does believe and is transported there only to discover it has changed and his help is needed after becoming friends with a Dragon. He goes back to his world and school. After hiding from a bully in a custodian closet he transports Millie and himself to the Dorcian.  Milly is captured and held captive in the dungeon at the dark fortress. They discover another child who wrote part of the book has been held captive for years and was missing from the new town Danny moved too. They must save them all and conquer the evil one who wants to make Dorcian all dark. This book if full of adventure, magic, real issues, friendships, foes, fear and finding ones strength to conquer all even when it seems hopeless. I think children would love this book of all ages. Great book for ages 9 to 13.

Dragon Wars Amazon Link  Dragon Wars Nook or Barnes and Noble Link

You can keep up with Emily Fogle and her adventures at  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorEmilyFogle  Check out other books by Emily Fogle at Emily Fogle’s Amazon Authors Page

Hope you enjoyed this adventure, I did. Enjoy the adventure , WB

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The White Door Cover by Christy Sloat Reveal Adventure

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The White Door           Good Day Folks!                     

The White Door Book 3

The haunting third book in the Best Selling Visitors Series.

“When I first moved here I was still a girl who cherished the normality of teen life. Now, after being here a year I had come to love a boy who was both strong and courageous. I made real friendships that would last even after death. The selfish girl my grandmother warned me of becoming had vanished. A girl who stood tall, with the powers to see the dead and help those in need, appeared in her place.”

In Brylee’s world, nothing is normal. She sees and speaks with the dead and, at seventeen years old, she already has a full plate. She’s in her senior year of high school and college is just around the corner, but only if she learns to control her gifts and survive in the land of the living. She has succeeded in ridding her boyfriend, Ephraim, from the Brown family curse, but, in the end, her best friend loses her life. Now a whole slew of new problems present itself and, like always, Brylee is tempted to run for the hills. With Ephraim at her side, she must come to grips with the reality that she is not an average girl and she never will be. What will happen when the town turns on her? Or, better yet, when a body is unearthed in her backyard? The choices that Brylee must make will determine whether she has a future or nothing at all.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20661211-the-white-door

I highly recommend reading Book 1 and Book 2 of the visitors series. I enjoyed them both.

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Brylee Branson begrudgingly made the excruciating move with her family from the warm sandy beaches of California to small town living in New Jersey. As if she wasn’t miserable enough, they’ve moved into a creepy old house that everyone in the area claims is haunted. Brylee dismisses the idea of ghosts and hauntings, until she begins to see and hear things that can’t be explained…

Brylee has no choice but to seek the help of new friends to unlock the secrets of this place she now calls home. But some secrets should never be revealed. Can the teens find a way to release the spirits imprisoned within the walls? Or will the curse claim them, too?

*Recipient of the Readers Favorite 5 Star Review* http://www.amazon.com/Brown-House-Visitors-Christy-Sloat-ebook/dp/B0089FV9JY

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Brylee Branson’s best friend and boyfriend have fallen victim to a horrible curse that haunts her home. With the witches who cast it dead she has no choice but to rely on the ghosts inside the Brown house to help her find a cure. But time is not on her side, because Lynley’s illness is spreading rapidly.
Confused and scared, seventeen-year-old Brylee must confront a new ghost in the house she has never spoken to before. This spirit is not a Brown relative and makes no promises to help them … unless she can re-unite her with a loved one. The fate of those she loves now rests on her. Can Brylee put the pieces of this puzzle together in time to save them? Or will the Brown house claim another victim?
The Visitor’s Series continues to scare and entice its readers with this gripping second book.

*Recipient of the Readers Favorite 5 Star Review* http://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Key-Visitors-Series-ebook/dp/B00CUMFE0M

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*Best YA book of 2013-The Writing World*

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  Christy Sloat is a SoCal born girl who resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother’s loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor’s Series, and watch for many more exciting things to come.
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Christy Sloat’s book will be releasing in March. Down load her other books while you wait for The White Door

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Thimble Kisses by Crystal Clifton Adventure

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Monday, Kidtales on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales ) is kicking off weekly feature on author Crystal Clifton. Let me start it off with her first book Thimble Kisses

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 This book is a tender endearing story. The story centers around a young boy who wants to give his mother a kiss for Christmas. He thinks this is the perfect      gift.He convinces his father that the kisses are  in the sewing section at the store. He looks up at the thimbles and there are different colored and decorated ones. Each child picks out a thimble kiss for their mother. She adores the special gift of love from each child and as each one grows up and leaves the house she sends them on their way with a thimble kiss to remind them of their mother.  The book is not only about special Christmas memories but expressing love for mothers with a simple gift.  This is a wonderful book of family love to share with children any time of the year.

Thimble Kisses Amazon Link  Thimble Kisses Barnes and Noble Link

Exciting News for author Crystal Clifton. Cover Reveal

Ms. Clifton has another book releasing February 10, 2014. 

 1654799_10152171246824544_1540072634_nJefferson the Colorful Caterpillar, By Crystal Clifton looks to be another delightful read for young readers and parents.http://crystalsthimblekisses.blogspot.com/

 Making fun of someone is never a nice thing to do, especially when you don’t know what they may become in the future.

 Find out what happens to Jefferson that has Joey so surprised.”

This looks like another wonderful family book to add to you electronic book shelf or book shelf in your home.

You can keep up with news, release events from author Crystal Clifton at these links below.

Crystal Clifton Face Book Page  http://crystalsthimblekisses.blogspot.com/  https://twitter.com/crystalc23

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Fox and Rabbit Garden by Laurel Heger Adventure!

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Today I am reviewing two books written by Laurel Heger. Hope you enjoy the adventure!

Laurel is being featured this week on Kidtales page check it out. https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales

One of each of her ebooks will be given away on Thursday January 23rd on Kidtales FB page, check out how you get into the drawing.

 Fox and Rabbits Garden (A Tale of the Rabbit-less Stew) By Laurel Heger , Illustrated by Monette Pangan

 cover(1)I like clever writing.  Kids like clever at least mine do. This book is suitable for age’s pre-k to 7. I do think adults and older children would enjoy reading Ms. Heger’s books to younger ones. The book is about a rabbit working in its garden and making a stew. Along comes a fox thinking this stew in progress would make a good meal for him, when he can add the rabbit to the pot. The rabbit out smarts the fox, he encourages the fox to assist preparing the pot of stew, with kindness and friendship.  While you are reading the exchange of the rabbit and fox you are also getting a recipe to make a stew or soup.  One spoonful of the stew the fox is surprised the rabbit-less stew is good. The book ends with tips for growing vegetables that can be added to a stew.  The illustrations are bright and delightful by Monette Pangan  This book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Rabbits-Garden-Laurel-Heger-ebook/dp/B00C9GUKVM

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This is book two in this series of Rabbit and Fox.  The book starts out with Rabbit and Fox tending their garden and picking fresh beautiful cranberries to add to the pantry supply.  As they are relaxing after a day of work they hear a noise in the pantry. They find a curious hedgehog looking for an easy meal. He has fallen in a basket of eggs and then slips into the new supply of cranberries. Rabbit is upset that much of the supplies have been depleted and the mess they have to clean up in the pantry.  He does not remove or yell at the hedgehog, but instead decides to assist and clean the fellow from all the goo on his body. Hedge Hog, I am sure will become a new character in future stories.  These stories are like fables they give you a hidden message. Even though a mistake is made, kindness not anger is the best response. At the end is a recipe for cranberry sauce. I can see why Fox and Rabbit has been selected as, Goodwill Ambassadors for Seattle Farmers Market Alliance, The farmers market in Shelton, Washington.

I look forward to more of Fox and Rabbits adventures with their garden. Book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbits-Cranberry-Surprise-Laurel-Heger-ebook/dp/B00FZV45WI

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fox-and-rabbits-cranberry-surprise-laurel-heger/1117184331

To keep up with Fox and Rabbit’s Garden check out their Facebook page or Website links provided

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