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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GOLD James Saves the Moon Adventure!

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Just wow so surprised and excited. My first book James Saves the Moon was awarded the Gold medal from Readers Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal Children’s Fantasy /Sci-Fi.   https://readersfavorite.com/2014-award-contest-winners.htm#book11891 The awards were announced September 1.  I was expecting honorable mention. Here is the review of James Saves the Moon from Readers Favorite. https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/11891  Thank you Readers Favorite reviewers and judges for awarding James Saves the Moon with the gold.

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite

“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.

I am truly honored and proud to receive this award. I began writing while living in Iceland 2005, while keeping my then 7 year old son up on his english while he was becoming fluent in Icelandic. We were running out of books he liked and I was rather upset their were not more adventure books. My son wakes up and tells me the adventures he has while the rest of us are sleeping. One day for real he ran to tell me the moon is sitting on the mountain. “I am going to climb the mountain and touch the moon” The next day after I had a wonderful dream I hand wrote the 1st draft of James Saves the Moon. My son and Iceland unlocked my imagination and I began to have vivid dreams and writing more adventures. I now have 4 books adventures in this series published with Anchor Group Publishing http://anchorgrouppublishing.com/, https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing.  I am working on two adult novels and two more in my kids series. I want to thank Anchor Group Publishing for adding me. I love being part of Anchor Group Publishing. I also want to thank my fans, family and friends all of you have supported me on this writing adventure. I really want children to have adventure and open their imagination so in the future they will bring new ideas for our world. Here is the link to James Saves the Moon on Amazon and B&N Amazon Link Barnes and Noble link  Here is the link for my authors page on Amazon Amazon Authors Link

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I’m a Dragon by Sigal Adler Adventure

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Good Day Folks,
This book was fun. Of course I am a little biased since I love dragons. Yes I agree dragons can do whatever they want.
I’m a Dragon by Sigal Adler . 5 gold stars   i'm  a dragon
The book is fun rhyming story with colorful fun illustrations by Abira Das. It is 12 pages long. I think parents will enjoy reading this rhythmic rhyming story that discusses a child pushing the limits. I also think young readers up to age 7 will enjoy the story. Children and parents can have fun acting out the scenes as they read.
Brief Synopsis
A young boy named Ron, announces he is a dragon for the day. This means can do anything he wants day or night. His dad has trouble with him throughout the day. Dragons only eat pizza, pasta and ice cream. He does not want to pick up his room, and does not have to ask permission to do anything. Bed time is the final straw, when the young dragon has finally pushed his tired dad and he loses his patience. His father turns into a dragon-dad with three heads. Ron thinks and decides he is not a dragon kid since is dad is a great big dragon and not much fun. It is time to end the game of being a dragon kid and start listening to dad, and go to bed and have a fun dream.
Sigal Adler’s links

Sigal Adler Facebook page  Sigal Adler Amazon authors page  I’m a Dragon Amazon link

I’m a Dragon Barnes and Noble link

Hope you enjoyed I’m a Dragon Adventure. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB

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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

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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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End of the Year and New Year Adventures

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WendyBookcaseLogo (2)Good Day Folks,

Well, it has been an up an down year for me. Looking forward to 2014. I ended the year with a wonderful surprise. My second book Helga Returns was awarded best children books 9-12 age group from Turning Pages https://www.facebook.com/TurningThePageBookNews and in their recent January addition of ISSUU http://issuu.com/turning_the_pages_book/docs/january_edition_053642fce0cc36

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Pretty excited. The best news is I will be able to attend the Book Signing and Award Ceremony Event in Orlando, FL April 26th. I can’t wait.  Come see me if you are in Orlando. 

The Book Signing and Awards Ceremony will be held at:  http://turningthepagesbooks.blogspot.com/p/book-signing-and-awards-ceremony.html

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809 

 

My other news is I am being featured this week on Kidtales on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales  Very nice adventure going on. Every week they will be featuring a new children author.

I am working on a new blog with my friend Candice it is all about kids books. http://kidtalesadventuresinreading.blogspot.com
Writing has been going well. My 4th James and Syvok adventure is with the editor at Anchor Group Publishing and my illustrator told me she loved the story and is working on the illustrations.  I finally hit the 20,000 mark on my WIP. My imaginary friend Blaze who is a main character in my Urban Fantasy I am writing has been visiting me most evenings, we keep busy at the New Moon Brethren.  Hope 2014 is going well for all of you. Enjoy the Adventure, WB

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland Release Adventure!

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WendyBookcaseLogo (2)                         Good Day Folks,  

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

I am happy to announce the release of Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland.

Who likes to have fun during the holidays? Well Iceland has fun for 26 days. The Yuletide  season starts December 12th with the first of 13 Yule Lads to visit and drop off a treat for well behaved children and cause some mischief while in town.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to Amazon purchase links. This is the third adventure for James and Syvok. And as always Matthias the Dragon is always there to help out on the adventure.  Join the event we will have fun and prizes and a Rafflecopter with some great books and prizes from me and some of my wonderful friends.

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Tomfoolery 13 Yule Lads Of Iceland and what do you get? A lot of Tomfoolery and Fun I’ll bet! The Thirteen Yule Lads of Iceland are much different than the Santa Clause we know. They are mischievous, troublesome, funny, and full of curiosity. Much like James, so when James visits them in their home with Syvok, almost gets eaten by their mother and is taunted by the Christmas Cat, they know right where they are going to come when they visit town the 13 days of Christmas. James finds out that the Yule Lads make the noisiest house guests ever when they come to stay. They clang pots, slam doors, and even bring their own lamb. However amidst all the ruckus what they create most of all is joy and fun for the holidays.

 This is  a book you and your kids will want to read all the time and at Christmas Time. It was my favorite story when we lived in Iceland. I add a different spin to the old legend.

 
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  If you wish to order the book signed just drop me an email at wendysbookcase@gmail.com or If you purchase it some where else online email me with proof of purchase and I will gladly send you an signed bookplate you can place inside.

Enjoy the Adventure, WB

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Book Blast, Twitter party, rafflecopter giveaway adventure

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It has been forever and a day since my last post. I really need to get better at blogging.

Its the 13th and love that number. I will be on Twitter Chat tonight. Hash tag is #helgareturns come join me at 6:30 pm eastern.

I am having problems being clever today.

So many things happening.

There is a book blast going on on many blogs with a rafflecopter. You can enter to win a swag pack at the bottom of this post. You have until April 3rd

It is pretty cool to see your books on so many blogs. My publisher Anchor Group Publishing set up this up. Love this adventure.

My two books look great and kids are having a grand adventure reading them. 😀

If you purchase my books in print or ebook I will gladly send you a signed book plate to adhere inside the cover.

Here is what it looks like- DSC04431 Just email me at wendysbookcase@gmail.com or pm on facebook, I would be happy to send you one.

I have been working on my novel, and Christmas Book it another James and Syvok Adventure!  Always happy when writing.

I have another admin who is fabulous her name Candice. I love working with her. The Lil Anchor’s street team is going they are a fab group too and so helpful. Amy my quiet admin is helping me build a website, she helps me with my tech issues, for which I have a lot of them. Check out my pages at the end of this post. Lil Anchors page now has featured kids authors from Anchor Group Publishing. I know cute we call ourselves lil anchors. We also post a joke of the day. They are hilarious. On my kidstale page we now post coloring pages and lots of kids author post about their books too. My author page is WendysBookcase. All links at the bottom of this post.

Really folks their are way more nice people out there than mean people!

As always enjoy your adventures! WB

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