I’m delighted to welcome author Cheryl Malandrinos back to Thoughts in Progress as part of her virtual blog tour for her charming children’s book, LITTLE SHEPHERD.
This enchanting story will delight youngsters of all ages and warm the hearts of adults. As part of her tour, Cheryl is giving away a set of 2 LITTLE SHEPHERD mugs. Please see the end of the post for the details.
Here’s a brief synopsis of LITTLE SHEPHERD:
Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?
Here’s an excerpt:
Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.
He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.
Above him, the sky twinkled with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.
Suddenly, a bright light filled the sky.
Obed trembled. “Father, what is happening?”
LITTLE SHEPHERD can be purchased at these locations: Guardian Angel Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound.org.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, LITTLE SHEPHERD, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger.
Cheryl also writes under the name of C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.
For more on Cheryl and her writing, visit her online at http://ccmalandrinos.com and the LITTLE SHEPHERD book blog at http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/.
Here is the LITTLE SHEPHERD book trailer for your viewing pleasure.
TOUR SCHEDULE PARTICIPANTS:
Book spotlight at The Story of a Writer
Book review at Margo Dill’s Read These Books and Use Them!
Book review and interview at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Book trailer reveal at 4 the Love of Books
Guest post at I’m A Reader, Not A Writer
Guest post at This Little Book of Mine
Guest post and book review at Topsy Turvy Land
Interview at Between the Covers
Guest post at Marilyn’s Musings
Guest post at Authors and Appetizers
Book review at Janet Ann Collins On Words
Guest post at Bookingly Yours
Book review and giveaway at Mom Loves 2 Read
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
Guest post at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Guest post at Paperback Writer
Book trailer reveal at Broken Teepee
Book review at Blooming with Books
Book review at Nancy Stewart Books
Radio interview at Stories from Unknown Authors at 1 PM.
Guest post at 4 the Love of Books
Book trailer reveal at Thoughts in Progress
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Book review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Book review at Freda’s Voice
Book trailer reveal at CelticLady’s Reviews
Book review at ASC Book Reviews (ASC Photos and Designs)
Guest post Tribute Books Reviews and Giveaways
Book spotlight at Cheryl’s Book Nook
This giveaway is for a set of 2 LITTLE SHEPHERD mugs and is valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember Christmas is just over a month away and books make wonderful gifts, especially one about Christmas.