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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Release and More Amongst the Clouds Adventure

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Amongst the Clouds released late July.  It is now available in ebook or print.

You kids and you will love this adventure flying amongst the clouds. Find out what is hidden in the clouds and join James, Syvok, Matthias, and others to help a friend in need. Old Hag whom you met in book 4 Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland is up to no good and must be stopped.

 

James and Syvok 4th adventure has a new mystery floating about. James is curious to explore the iridescent cloud. All the colors of a rainbow glow, surely there are adventures to sow. Come along and meet new friends! Dragons, cats, troll, and more, lots of fun is in store. Join the adventures up in the sky and help the wizard find her magical key. Come and see what the iridescent cloud hides!

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My other news is my First book James Saves the Moon is a finalists with Readers Favorite Award. The awards will be announced September 1. Super exciting news.

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This where the adventures begin for James, Syvok and Matthias after seeing the moon on the mountain. Ebook on sale for only 99 cents.

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Nearly two months since my last post adventure!

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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

 

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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

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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.

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Hope you enjoyed this adventure, I did. Enjoy the 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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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland Release Adventure!

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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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A Rangers’s Tale Adventure

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This romantic, exciting , magical fantasy is a good read. Mysti Parker  book is a must read.

FINALRangersCover RESIZED   In the fantasy world of Tallenmere, an elven noblewoman longed to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wanted nothing more than to escape his guilty past. Easier said than done…

High elf Caliphany Aranea leads an enviable life as King Leopold’s niece and daughter of Sirius, Leogard’s most famous wizard. Yet, being forced to follow in her father’s footsteps and being betrothed to a man she doesn’t even like makes her want a taste of life outside the city walls.

As a young boy, half-elf Galadin Trudeaux witnessed his parents’ death at the hands of pirates. After being raised by those same murderers and forced to do their bidding, he escaped and now lives an honest life as a sea merchant and ranger.

When two brutes at Leogard Harbor attempt to kidnap Caliphany while she dreams of faraway lands, Galadin comes to her rescue. Impressed by his skills, she asks him to train her as a ranger. Though he is hesitant at first to train a woman of her class, Caliphany’s hefty sack of gold finally persuades him. Unfortunately, her father is not amused, and the two must escape before Caliphany faces a forced marriage and Galadin faces a noose.

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Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother of three, and a writer. Her first novel, A Ranger’s Tale was published in January, 2011 by Melange Books, and the second in the fantasy romance series, Serenya’s Song, was published in April 2012. The highly anticipated third book, Hearts in Exile, has already received some great reviews. The Tallenmere series has been likened to Terry Goodkind’s ‘Sword of Truth’ series, but is probably closer to a spicy cross between Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey.Mysti’s other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, and Christmas Lites II. Her flash fiction has appeared on the online magazine EveryDayFiction. She has also served as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s six week free course, F2K.

Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder’s Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.

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Enjoy the magically, romantic, fanasty adventure, by Mysti Parker. WB

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