Many Many Adventures more than writing!

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Good Day Folks,

I always say I need to blog every week but seem to have so many things come up. I will try to get better at letting you know what my latest adventure is.

ac promo 1First my publisher Anchor Group Publishing has my book 4, Amongst the Clouds on sale this month. This adventure is for ages 7-12. What could be hidden in a cloud? Epic Adventure of Course. http://www.amazon.com/Amongst-Clouds-James-Syvok-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00LV3Y8CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454610403&sr=8-1&keywords=amongst+the+clouds

Wow, I have been busy. I am still editing book 6 working title Magic Carousel. Sure is a fun adventure. I introduce two new characters,Tina and Timothy.

Mermaid_Tina  Ogre_TimothyI also been editing and writing my novel New Moon Brethren. I had to take a break from my writers group, rather bummed. But just not enough time for it right now. 

I was asked by Big Rapids Festival of Arts to organize an Authorpalooza Event for them. What a a fun adventure it has become. 40+ authors are coming February 20th to Big Rapids 1pm to 4PM. Plus classic book characters will be wandering around to interact with you. Thanks to Ferris State University Theatre Students. 12506484_10154417437838056_1951026028_n

This is going to be a fun event. We have a month full of art activities. If you are in the area here is Festival of Arts website. Check out the booklet with all the Art Activities. http://www.brfota.org/

Authorpalooza is on page 59. I have an event page here is the link for it. https://www.facebook.com/events/1107965342554486/.  This has been a blast organizing.

I am also looking for a children’s literary agent. Been sending out many queries. Gotten a few rejections, The rejections have been much nicer than 10 years ago. So I am getting better.  I do hope a agent will want to work with me in the near future, so I can dedicate more time for writing.

I also started a Facebook Weekly Children’s Author Spotlight from the FB group Kids Read-Author Promo Group. I put up the dates and authors sign up for a spotlight. Then for a week folks have the opportunity to get to know children’s authors and their book, experiences etc. Check them out and interact with the authors. We love to chat, answer questions with folks.

January 31 – February 6 PJ LaRue https://www.facebook.com/events/928039850567166/

February 7 – February 13 Lori Moore https://www facebook.com/events/627162244088797/

February 14 – February 20 Margretchin Chantal  https://www.facebook.com/events/931170276930005/

February 21 – February 27 Janet Balletta https://www.facebook.com/events/574408682712211/

 

Recently, I have become involved with keeping our water safe. Joined a group who right now are trying to stop an injection well go active in my county. An oil and gas company wants to dump toxic waste from their oil fracking and drilling activities. So I have been educating myself on the issues and going to many meetings and writing many statements and speaking up to our public leaders about how dangerous it really is.  At an EPA Public Hearing, a tear jerking moment. A few HS Students  spoke and asked us adults to protect the water for them and the future.

Of course taking care of my family needs takes priority. Now with three teenagers in the house, we have many drama adventures. Fun fun!

Well you are up to date on things. Just a reminder I currently have 5 children epic adventure illustrated chapter books available for kids ages 7-12. Hope you enjoyed my many adventures. Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy the adventure the day brings you. WB WendyBookcaseLogo

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Author Judith Wade’s A Mermaid in Whitecap Bay Adventure.

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Today’s adventure, I have the honor to introduce a new talented author at Anchor Group Publishing. Judith Wade/ aka  Loraine Hudson. Her book A Mermaid in Whitecap Bay is now available.  Love mermaids. Looks like a fabulous adventure.

 

http://anchorgrouppublishing.weebly.com/
presents
A Mermaid in Whitecap Bay
by Judith Wade
http://amzn.to/1NV2SIK
Runner Jennifer Miller tries to ignore the mysterious happenings down at Whitecap Bay. 
 She has other things to worry about—a new school, new friends and an upcoming track
meet to name a few. But why is Darrell Hanley spending so much time at the beach, and
what are the strange things he keeps carrying back and forth? When Jennifer’s curiosity
gets the best of her and she follows Darrell, she finds more than she bargained for. There
is a mermaid trapped in the Bay, and Darrell and Jennifer, along with Jennifer’s
unruly dog, Tyrone, embark on a quest to free the mermaid before she is found or worse.
  Can they win this race against time?
MEET THE AUTHOR

Loraine Hudson lives and writes in Eagle, Michigan. She enjoys writing middle grades chapter books, and has published five titles under her pen name,  Judith Wade:  A Mermaid in Whitecap Bay (2011); Faelen, the Horse from the Sea (2009); Mermaid Dreams (2006); The Mermaid’s Gift (2004); and The Secret of Mermaid Island (2003).   She is also the author of numerous short fiction pieces,  including  “My Mother’s House,” in A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s;  “The Birthday Mirror” in Patchwork Path: Treasure Box; and “The Starting Line,” in A Cup of Comfort for Horse Lovers.  Two of her short pieces about her equine adventures were also published in Down the Aisle Stories (downtheaislestories.com), and she has dabbled in poetry with “Wind Visiting” published in River Poets Journal.  She is a member of “Writing at the Ledges,” an active writer’s group in Grand Ledge, Michigan, and has contributed short fiction pieces to the group’s three anthologies.   She is often at her most creative when she is taking her ex-racehorse out for an amble through the woods.
Loraine also writes under the pen name Judith Wade.

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Christy Sloat, Awaken Adventure!

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Today I am pleased to announce talented author Christy Sloat’s follow up to Slumber. Awaken is now available to everyone. Check out Awaken adventure.

Anchor Group is proud to present the highly anticipated follow up to Christy Sloat’s
international best seller, Slumber.  Awaken, Book 2 in the Slumber Duology is finally here. 
Will Rory get her happily ever after?
“Happily ever after is hers for the taking.”
Once upon a time I found myself locked away in Spindle Ridge Asylum,
 punished for a murder I didn’t commit. It was all part of Maleficent’s evil plan.
I didn’t remember who I was then … now I do.
My name is Aurora, and I am the rightful queen of this realm.
Armed with my memories,  I’m ready to take charge of my kingdom once more.
Happily ever after evades me, yet I long to claim it with my true love, Sawyer, beside me.
That fairy tale ending seems impossible with him locked in the thralls of a sleeping curse.
As much as I’d love to sit by his bedside and  eagerly await a cure, I must first travel
into the terrifying Dark Woods to stop Raven from stripping me of all that is
 rightfully mine. I am not only a queen,  but a warrior who will fight for her kingdom.
Some may die. Blood will be shed.
 But when this ending comes, I will settle for nothing less than a blissful ever after.
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Published by Anchor Group Publishing
on November 17, 2015
Genre – YA, Fantasy

Currently available through

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New to the series?
Grab your copy of Slumber and see how it all began.
Slumber is Sleeping Beauty Grimm style with a Sloat twist.
Never have I read a tale quite like this one.
~ Lynn Shaw of 2Girls & A Book
You have a true talent for words. I can’t wait to see what you have in
store for us in the future and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
~Michelle Jetton, Author
It’s fast paced and extremely addicting with its dark, twisted, and phenomenally
well written words that just jump out at you and pull you in from the first page.
~ Jenny Bynum of Black Words White Page
Not all princesses get their happily ever after…
They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times.
I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the
Criminally Insane. I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable
of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even
my boyfriend. I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the
 asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an
evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest
 thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real. I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.
They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?
They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see
the truth of who I really am. When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is
everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here
to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.Could it be possible that my dreams
are  more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?
Available on Amazon
Meet Christy Sloat
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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Amelia & The Secret of Stoney Manor, by Michelle Jetton Adventure!

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I am pleased to announce Michelle Jetton’s exciting adventure. Her debut novel has released Amelia & the Secret of Stoney Manor. Check out the adventure details below.

 

Anchor Group is proud to introduce 
Michelle Jetton 
and her debut novel
Amelia and the Secret of Stoney Manor
 
 
Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date:  November 6, 2015
Published By:  Anchor Group Publishing
 
Amelia is truly not your average girl and neither is her story.Abandoned by her mother at a young age and raised by an overly-protective grandmother,

Matilda, Amelia is confined to the grounds of her childhood home, Stoney Manor. 
Amelia meets Matthew Fairchild, the new boy in town, and quickly becomes 
infatuated with him. Soon Amelia discovers things aren’t always what they seem
in the little town of Cave Spring, Ga.On her 16th birthday, life as she knows it changes. Her grandmother confesses to her that she and her family are witches and the Darkness is after her for her family’s power. Along with her friend, Luna, she embarks on a journey to discover who she really is.

Can she protect her family from the Darkness? Is maintaining her relationship with her new boyfriend Matthew even possible? Can she uncover her family’s secrets or will they remain in the dark forever?

Amazon link for Amelia-Secret of Stoney Manor

 
 
Meet The Author 
 
 
Michelle Jetton is a mom to an amazing, comical, dancing, baseball playing, wanna-be superhero. She currently resides in Georgia with him and her wonderful fur babies.For as long as Michelle can remember her mind would see stories from things in her everyday life. From making radio shows on her grandparents’ radio to writing scripts for her friends, her passion for writing has only intensified and grown. Recently signed to Anchor Group Publishing, Michelle feels beyond blessed and thankful to them for loving Amelia and giving her a chance to introduce her to the world.

She currently co-writes a website (www.michellejetton.com) in which they feature an Author, Artist, or Photographer of the Month, as well as various other things.

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Hope you enjoyed the release information for Author Michelle Jetton’s book Amelia & The Secret of Stoney Manor Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB

Gambit, by Allen Longstreet Thriller Adventure!

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I really love being a writer and getting to know writers. My writing currently is sending kids age 7-12 on epic magical adventures when the dragon flies. I am blessed that so many writers of all genres have become a wonderful peer group adventure.  Every once in a while you stumble across an exceptional writer. Allen Longstreet and I became FB friends just by sheer luck after a comment I made which led me to unfriend someone on FB. I have enjoyed our conversations as young Mr. Longstreet has been working on his book Gambit. Once he published it, I downloaded it the day it was released.  The book grabs you right away and the action never stops. I have been telling many people about my conversations lately with young adults in their 20’s.  They have been giving me hope in the future of our troubled country. They get it and are trying to figure out how the put an end to the powers to be take over.  This fictional political thriller does just that. My review.

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WOW! Author Allen Longstreet is a talented writer. I was on the edge with this thriller the entire read. I felt I was with the characters as they were trying to figure out how to stay alive and take down the powers that want to control the people. Mr. Longstreet takes what is happening today in our country and spins a realistic exciting tale of what it takes to put an end to corruption. Fear, being on the run, meeting others, love, loss, taking action and sacrifice in order to maintain the belief of the people to strive for a more perfect nation. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” – Abraham Lincoln. This book would make a great movie. Keep on writing Mr Longstreet.

 

allen A little about the author Allen Longstreet

Allen Longstreet is a fiction author who resides in Hickory, North Carolina. Now at 21, he has been writing ever since he was a child, and novels have always been the goal. With a background in Botany and Ecological sciences, he has a preference in Post-Apocalyptic and survival. Allen has a strong interest with contemporary issues and problems society faces in this day and age. He plans on writing across a broad-spectrum of fiction, creating characters and stories we all can become attached to. He also works full time and is a full time university student who loves to travel and explore the earth. Keep up with Author Allen Longstreet on FB https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAllenLongstreet

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Helga Returns Autumn Special Epic Adventure!

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autumn promo Anchor Group Publishing has the epic adventure Helga Returns ebook on sale to celebrate autumn. Illustrated epic adventure when the dragon flies magical tales the entire family will enjoy. Ages 7-12.(Just a reminder if you purchase my book in print I will send you a signed book plate for free, just email at wendysbookcase@gmail.com)

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

Helga Returns – A James and Syvok Adventure by Wendy Nystrom is about the adventures of James for the second time. He finds a footprint and he asks his friends Syvok and Matthias to help him find out about the footprint. They discover that it is Helga’s footprint and follow it into the troll village. Will they be able to save the troll and will Syvok and Matthias be able to save James?
It is an absolutely delightful story for children. The story has many underlying messages in it. I liked the fact that it introduces them to glaciers. Any book is educational for a reader because it will have information to offer that gives you an opportunity to learn. The characters of James, Syvok, and Matthias capture the interest of the reader but the most appealing character is Helga, the troll. Iceland as a backdrop is another interesting aspect of this book. It is a magical story of James along with the two Icelanders, Syvok and Matthias. The story does not lose its tempo and the beautiful illustrations give the characters an identity which makes it easier for children to relate to them.
The biggest advantage of adventure stories is that they encourage children to think and be imaginative. It gives them the freedom to dream, experiment, think differently, and create their own characters. I found the little trolls and dragonets very interesting and they add to the whimsical quality of the story.

James Saves the Moon ebook where the epic adventures began is always on sale for 99 pennies. 

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Review

Reviewed By Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars

“James Saves the Moon”, written by Wendy Nystrom, is a delightful children’s picture book that combines a child’s imagination with Icelandic mythology. The illustrations by Jim Weidman, in a blue tone with colorful characters, lend a mythological feel to the story of a young boy (James), who sees the moon over one of the high mountains and decides that if he climbs to the top of the mountain he can reach out and touch the moon. Slipping quietly out of his bedroom window, he sets out on his journey. On his way up the mountain he stumbles over some rocks and disturbs one of Iceland’s mythological figures (Syvok), who joins him on his journey. They suddenly realize that unless they move faster, the moon will leave before they make it to the top of the mountain. In order that they can move faster, Syvok summons a dragon (Matthias), who allows them to ride on his back. They discover that the moon is stuck on the mountain and they will have to help get it unstuck. The three work as a team to set the moon free and while doing so, James truly does touch the moon.

The color of the illustrations by Jim Weidman and the very well-written story by Wendy Nystrom
make “James Saves the Moon” a rare treasure for a children’s picture book. Its simplicity combined with the kind of story that stirs the imagination of a child make it something that will stick in the mind of the reader for a lifetime. This book gives a little bit of a taste of the colorful and flavorful history of Iceland and its traditions. It is highly recommended for its ability to help stir a child’s imagination. A wonderfully simple and delightful tale.

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Cover Reveal, Author Christy Sloat “Awaken “

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Today’s adventure is Anchor Group Publishing’s cover reveal for Awaken (Slumber Duology book Two) by Christy Sloat. https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing

11984540_10156056554040061_2001957126_oAwaken (Slumber Duology book Two) Release date: November 17th, 2015

Once upon a time I found myself locked away in Spindle Ridge Asylum, punished for a murder I didn’t commit. It was all part of Maleficent’s evil plan. I didn’t remember who I was then … now I do. My name is Aurora, and I am the rightful queen of this realm. Armed with my memories, I’m ready to take charge of my kingdom once more. Happily ever after evades me, yet I long to claim it with my true love, Sawyer, beside me. That fairy tale ending seems impossible with him locked in the thralls of a sleeping curse. As much as I’d love to sit by his bedside and eagerly await a cure, I must first travel into the terrifying Dark Woods to stop Raven from stripping me of all that is rightfully mine. I am not only a queen, but a warrior who will fight for her kingdom. Some may die. Blood will be shed. But when this ending comes, I will settle for nothing less than a blissful ever after.

Check out Book one of the Slumber Duology 

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Not all princesses get their happily ever after… They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane. I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend. I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real. I’m crazy. I’m not a princess. They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right? They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am. When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me. Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?

christy sloatCheck out Christy Sloat’s other 9 books available on amazon. Keep up with Christy Sloat’s adventures at:

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www.christysloat.com

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