Do you ever feel like your going around in circles?
That’s the way I’ve felt the last couple of days. Between the holidays, crazy work schedules and learning new things with the blog, I’m not sure which way I’m going most of the time.
I have a number of things to share with you today. I have winners to announce for Ian Rankin “Exit Music” giveaway (have to wait until the end), I want to tell a little bit about a Virtual Tour that I’m going to host and let you know about a new author and some children’s books that I learned of through the blog
Confessions of a Mystery Novelist.
The new author is Cheryl Howard who was born in Fresno, CA, but now resides in Texas. She is working on a number of writing projects through Strategic Book Group including: Twilight Sun, It’s Turtle Time, and My Little Teddy Buddy. Inspired by Oprah Winfrey, Ms. Howard enjoys reading the adventures of J.K. Rowling and Mary Higgins Clark.
Ms. Howard said, “I do a great deal of charity work and this year I am asking those that can to make a book donation to their hometown grade school, church school, or their children’s grade school. The proceeds from my books will mostly go toward global warming research and wildfire prevention research.”
Her books are Mikhael, the Mighty, “which teaches you to be true to who you are deep in your heart” and Duster Dustbunny, which “is the only book in the world that effectively teaches the days of the week and the months of the year.”
I haven’t read the books, but here is a brief synopsis of each one that was provided by Ms. Howard:
Mikhael the Mighty - The beautifully illustrated new children's classic Mikhael the Mighty records the exploits of a heroic knight. Mikhael dreams of a princess in need of rescuing, so he sets off with his faithful mare to rescue the damsel in distress. Along the way, they come upon a magical pond, where Mikhael offers his mare a drink. But the moment the mare drinks the magical water, she becomes what she truly is deep in her heart, a beautiful baby unicorn with the ability to speak! Mikhael the Mighty and his unicorn, Rosy, continue on their quest. They travel through a forest where danger lurks at every turn. Beware the evil magician, the fearsome dragon and other surprises, all designed to test the brave knight's courage. This wonderful children's adventure will become a favorite in your family. And, you will discover if Mikhael is successful in saving the princess.
Duster Dustbunny's Seven Days of the Week and Twelve Months of the Year - How Do You Spell F-U-N? Learning to spell the days of the week and the months of the year is fun with Duster Dustbunny! This dusty little rabbit likes to fly his kite, play soccer and go fishing for pond lilies, but what he loves to do best is help children learn the days of the week and the months of the year. With its charming illustrations and a fun spelling teaching style, Duster Dustbunny makes learning these hard to spell but commonly used words a snap! Both books are available through the Strategic Book Group http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/MikhaelTheMighty.htm
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR - I will be hosting Joan Hochstetler on Wednesday, Dec. 16, who is promoting her book, “Wind of the Spirit.”
Thank everyone who entered and remember there are still several contests open.
Has this holiday season caused you to go in circles? Do you ever volunteer for various functions, only to find out they are all happening at the same time or very close together? Do you function better when life is topsy-turvy?