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

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fox-and-rabbits-garden-laurel-heger/1115130016

 

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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

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Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the adventure! WB logo

The City Kittens and the Old House Cat Adventure! A lovely Cats point of view Christmas Story

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First I would like to thank P, J. LaRue, author of The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool, Amazon link to Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool, a wonderful book. She put this blog hop together. Check out her blog is http://words-with-women.com/.

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Today I am going to talk about this lovely sweet story by Mrs. D., Olga D’ Agostino.  This lovely colorful illustrated book centers around Nyda the house cat. This Christmas holiday cat is reminiscing about Christmas gatherings in the house as family comes home for the holiday. One Christmas the daughter brings home two kittens.  Nyda delightfully describes how the dominate cat treats new comers. Made me smile, as I read this story from Nyda the cats point of view.. The story weaves in lessons of acceptance and reminds us that most of us start our in very similar circumstances as family and friends enter our lives.  I enjoyed the lovely heart warming holiday story and I think most kids will love following Nyda in the house as she tells her stories .  You can purchase the this book and others books by Mrs D. on amazon and barnes. Click on the cover to take you to amazon or  use the links listed below. Or you can visit her website at  http://www.mrsdbooks.net/

A little about the author. Mrs D (Olga D’ Agostino) 

Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino), an award-winning children’s author, was born in western Ukraine. She lived in the historical city of Lviv, where she studied business in Lviv Business College and worked in the food industry. In 1992 she immigrated to the USA with her two small daughters and for years worked in her own business. In 2011, she began her career as a writer, focusing on writing children’s books that have meaning and provide valuable lessons. One of her children’s books, The Trees Have Hearts, won a 2013 Mom’s Choice Award. She is a member of SCBWI and speaks a few languages fluently. She lives in the famous town of Smithville, NJ, with her husband Patrick and a meticulous old cat named Nyda. Published books by Mrs. D. include Carlo the Mouse on Vacation, The Trees Have Hearts, The City Kittens and The Old House Cat, Good Morning, World!, and Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse. The full series of Carlo the Mouse and her new books Runaway Clothes, Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm, The Mysterious Life Incside a Closet, That is How Things Are: The Autumn Wind and That is How Things Are: The Kitten and the Sparrow, And three ryming stories in Wwho is Most Important in the Fridge?  will be published in the near future. Her books are available in print or e-books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble . For updates on Mrs. D’s book please visit her website or facebook page.

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Mrs. D’s Amazon Page

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Hope you enjoyed this adventure, WB

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An Hour with Eric Kimmel Adventure!

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I was suppose to be hosting a blog radio show called Wendys Bookcase at http://authorsontheair.com/ …. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsOnTheAir. This blog radio program has wonderful interviews check it out.

I have delayed my debut show until 2014 so stay tuned for more on this.

I had the honor and pleasure to read and talk with children’s author Eric A Kimmel. We had a blast talking about kid books, family memories,  publishers, and where the market is heading.

We both agreed kids love a fun, story.  He enjoys going to classrooms and reading to children. He has numerous books available.  We both decided that the electronic market is changing rapidly but kids books seem to sell more books in print. Whether electronic books will take over in the children’s market in unknown.  Most important thing was keep kids reading, dreaming and stir their imagination.

How I stumbled on Eric A Kimmel’s books was I was researching Hanukkah. The first book I read was

51V3BPTH1WL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_  I fell in love with this book and read four more of his books.  Hershel saves Hanukkah by out smarting  goblins. His books are a really good read. I think any kid or adult would love his folk tales. The illustrations are wonderful in all his books.

I highly recommend his books. He has many books check out his website he even has a few that he reads to you. http://ericakimmel.com/ You and your kids will enjoy his website. His books are all available on Amazon too. Eric A Kimmel Amazon Link

My current favorite is 512R1Ic+OeL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-43,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Jack and the Giant Barbecue. Super cool new spin on Jack and the Bean Stalk.

Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his fathers stolen barbecue recipes. It is a fun exciting adventure.

Eric A. Kimmel is a native New Yorker who lives in Oregon. He was born in Brooklyn, NY where he learned to love books and traditional stories from an early age. He could hear five different languages without leaving his block. Eric taught teachers as a professor of Education at Indiana University at South Bend and Portland State University. His favorite classes were children’s literature, language arts, storytelling, and handwriting. He left the university in 1993 to become a full-time writer, a dream he had had since kindergarten.Eric’s books have won numerous awards. He and his wife Doris have traveled all over the world, sharing his books and stories with school children in China, Africa, and Turkey.

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I hope you liked this adventure. Enjoy the adventure every day, WB

 

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Halloween Adventure!

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 Halloween is nearly here and I have wonderful books kids would love to read on Halloween.  We have fun at my house on Halloween. I live in a neighborhood with sidewalks so I have an annual party every year at my house.  I load up the kids and drop them off and they walk back to my house for chili , snacks and warm cider. We get at least 500+ kids a year.

Do your kids go our trick or treating?

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You can order them on Amazon Amazon Link

You can order signed books from as well. I have an order form on my website . You can also email me or private message me on face book. Links list below.

You can pay with paypal, check or cash.

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Enjoy the adventures, WB

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Write, Edit, Plan, Projects Aventure (p.s plus take care of my family’s needs)

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WendyBookcaseLogo (2)  Good Day Folks,

Well I have been super busy. First I have to do what my PA Candice says and post the book we are promoting this week.

Helga Returns

Helga Returns

Just  click on the picture and it will take you directly to Amazon to purchase. It is only $0.99  for E-Book. If you do purchase it in print I will gladly mail you a signed adhesive backed book plate for free with proof of purchase.  My web designer Amy wants me to let you know she has made some changes to my website here is the link to my website as well and yes the dragons still fly around my website. Some times I get mesmerized by them. http://authorwbnystrom.com/.

Now that I have done what I am told how about my recent adventures. Well, I finally finished book 4 in James and Syvok Adventures. The working title is Amongst the Clouds. It is an exciting adventure. I love it. It is with my second proofreader then I will send if off to my publisher  http://anchorgrouppublishing.com/Hope they like it.

I am still working on my urban fantasy novel the New Moon Brethren. I am on a funeral scene and struggling with it, I get sad every time I work on it.  Blaze the dragon has been visiting me often in my dreams helping me along.  I wish I could take my dreams in my head and some how down load into words on my manuscript. I do keep a note book next to my bed but still, some of the visual details gets lost.

I have been involved in talks about my own radio show. Hopefully it will be revealed soon what is happening there and who I may work with. Still plugging away  on my local Library Renovation Team. Hoping to wrap this up in February. The good news we have 70% raised so the City went forward with the renovation. The library should move back to the renovated building in June of 2014. We still need to raise the last 30%.   My PA and I have put together a fun official release for Book 3 Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland event on FB. Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland Official Release. It is a fun Yuletide adventure.  I have three local authors events coming up. Book signing at Ferris State University Book Store Oct 19th noon to 4pm. Two others in November.  We are planning a 26 days of Christmas Event with a daily giveaway starting December 12th.  So we are having fun but the days are flying by fast. My kids are wrapping up their fall sports. My oldest James will be starting drivers ed in November eeeeeeek.  My hubby is home on Sabbatical and writing a book. I moved out of the office and into a corner in a sitting area. I am adjusting.  The bummer part is I cannot close the door when working.  Crazy busy adventure.  I had more to say but the University that I live behind was venting something for many hours and driving me insane. I was told around dinner time they were blowing out the sprinkler system for winter. 

Keep up with specific details on my FB page listed in the links below.  Every day you wake up is  a good day. Enjoy the Adventure, WB

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Blog Hop With Jodi Desautels and other children, MG and YA authors Adventure

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I have been asked to join this blog hop by Jodi Desautels  Jodi Desautels blog

Jodi was kind enough to ask me to join and talk a little about myself. First let me show you a couple of her books then on to me. Just click on the books for amazon links. Check out her blog for more information detailing this talented author/educator.

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Here is a little about what is going on with me.

What am I working on now?

I am just released my 3rd book. Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland. I just finished the kick off in my home town Christmas in July. I have three Adventure Children Books released from Anchor Group Publishing http://anchorgrouppublishing.com/  ,  https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing

I had a grand time being at https://www.facebook.com/oldpioneerstore.emporium

It is a lovely store and I ended up being interviewed by the paper. Now I am getting ready to work on three books. One a Urban Fantasy  Novel,  and two more James and Syvok Adventures. Click on any of the covers to take you to amazon links.

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Helga Returns

Helga Returns

James Saves the Moon

James Saves the Moon

How does it differ from other genre?

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Paranormal Days Gone Awry

My novel is a Urban Fantasy based off my short story published in Anchor Groups Anthology Paranormal Days Gone Awry. My novel is about secret societies operating for 1000’s of years to protect the earth. This novel is set in the present in Portland. Then my two childrens books are my normal genre. I have having fun with my two main characters Blaze the dragon and her partner Carolyn a troman (half human half troll).

Why do you write what you do?

Well I started writing in 2005, while living in Iceland. The environment and life style is conducive for creative activities. Now I have ideas for book ideas pop up every where I go. I dream many of the stories.

If I am stuck, before I go to sleep I tell myself to travel on this adventure with a character most of the time it is with Blaze from the novel I am working on. She takes me on many adventures.  I have always had vivid dreams, and embraced my imagination.  I am loving this new adventure and learning a new business.

How Does your writing process work?

Some I already talked about. I try to sit down and write in the morning. I put in my music selection and write. When I am blocked I edit and rewrite. Lately life has been throwing me some curve balls so I have not had time to write as often as I like. My ideas have been coming in dreams and I have been to tired to get up at 2 or 4 in the morning to write. I have three kids and we have some changes going on. Plus I am involved with some community projects.

Thanks again to Jodi Desautel at http://authorjodidesautels.weebly.com/what-is-new-with-jodi-desautels.html ,http://duolearning.weebly.com/about.html for tagging me and asking me to tell you a little about myself.

If you wish to keep up with my adventures follow this blog, or check out FB, Website, Twitter,

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Enjoy the Adventure, WB

Tomfoolery Local Release Adventure

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 Wow, what a fantastic year so far. A few months ago I was picking some of my favorite Kilwins Sea  Salt Chocolates my secret stash. I pick up a small box about every two weeks my favorite is the milk chocolate caramels. I digress and my mouth is watering.

I started chatting with the owner Carlleen Rose,  of  The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium/Kilwins of Big Rapids about my new book coming out in July and I am thinking of a Christmas in July event online.

She said release it at my store. I was so excited. Well the time has finally come. My official release of Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland, will July 19th at The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium/Kilwins of Big Rapids, 11 am to 2pm.. Check it out. Down Town Big Rapids, MI is happening on Fridays. Sales, Music, Restaruants, Farmers Market and me and my books will be available.

My books are also available E-Book on Amazon and B&N. My first two Adventures James Saves the Moon and Helga Returns are currently only $0.99 E-Book also available on sale in other markets for a limited time.

 

 

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  Helga Returns on Amazon

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If you cannot stop in to see me Downtown Friday July 19th you can always order online and I can send you a signed book plate for free to adhere inside the cover just PM on facebook or email me at wendysbookcase@gmail.com

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Check out my facebook page Wendysbookcase for giveaways on Friday too!

 Have a grand adventure today! WB

I really need to blog more often adventure!

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Thought I would let you know my first two books are on sale.

These books are grand adventures that will open up a new world of adventure and imagination for your child. Bonus a dragon is on every illustration.

James Saves the Moon Amazon 

James Saves the Moon on B&N

Helga Returns on amazon

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My other news is my third book released in print for Christmas in July. The reason for print first is I am having a release signing event in my local

   small city here in Michigan. It will be out soon in eBook as well. Amazon has quite the sale going on in print below $7.

  Just click Tomfoolery’s cover to check it out on Amazon. Already have two nice reviews. It is a wild adventure for James and his pals during the 26 days of Christmas Holiday in Iceland. This is my favorite story.

 If you are looking for a little Christmas in July grab it now.

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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Why Christmas in July. Well my dear friend Chris, a couple of years ago told me at lunch one day. One side of her family celebrates Christmas in July. I of course asked why and said really! Do any of you celebrate Christmas during the summer  months except for the southern hemisphere?

Well it is the only time the family can all get together. They meet I believe at their family lake home. They go all out. Decorate, dress, exchange gifts and eat and have fun. I said to her I am going to release my third book in July and have Christmas in July. Fun huh!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer adventure. Enjoy the Adventure WB

You can always keep up with me on my authors page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

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Check Anchor group publishing pages for the latest releases, news, and sales.  https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing and https://www.facebook.com/LilAnchors

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Writing Adventures Update

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My goodness I have been busy. I wrapped up hopefully the final edits for my third kids book. It is called Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland.  It sure is a fun adventure and the illustrations by Kelly Murray are fabulous. Should release in July. I have been working on my novel and 4th James Adventure. Soon I will have a website up and running. It is going to be a fun adventure too. Check out the sale going on below. Have a grand adventure WB

Cool news today April 15 through April 26th all Kindle Ebook Lil Anchors Titles will be 99 cents in the U.S Amazon Market and UK Amazon Market £0.77 .

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US Amazon Link for my books

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All of the Children’s Books from Anchor Group “Lil Anchors” are on sale for .99  or £0.77.  So download them all.

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Savanah’s Story by Jodi Stone

An Easter Bonnet for Lil by Jodi Stone

Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying by Cindy Springsteen

Dragon Wars by Emily Fogle

Ethan’s Story My Life with Autism by Ethan Rice

Fox and Rabbits Garden by Laurel Heger

The Conduit by Stacey Rourke

Want to keep up with me on FB here are my pages, Lil Anchors and Anchor Groups pages

https://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing

https://www.facebook.com/LilAnchors

https://www.facebook.com/LilAnchorsArtGallery

https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales

Give all these pages some likes there is fun adventures on all these pages.

WB.