Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stacey Kannenberg, The Get Ready To Learn Mom!

With over 60,000 copies sold and reviews by over 700 mom bloggers, the Let’s Get Ready Series is helping parents, kids and teachers get ready for Kindergarten and First Grade like never before! These award-winning, state-approved books are used inside homes and in over 400 school districts nationwide! Don’t let your child be left behind – make learning fun with Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten (Now in a Spanish/English edition) & Let’s Get Ready For First Grade! (for ages 2-8).

Stacey Kannenberg: Award-winning Author, Publisher, Consultant, Speaker, Motivator, Blogger, Keynote, Spokesmom & Get Ready To Learn Mom CEO
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Song

JANET GRACE RIEHL calls herself a country girl who roamed the world, then followed her heart back home.

Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary is Janet’s family love story, a remembrance narrated in story poems that traverses the boundaries of life and death. In the words of one reviewer, the collection offers “village wisdom for the 21st century.”

Poetry, memoir, short stories—all are genres she has embraced. Further exploration of new arenas led to the publication of an audiobook “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Song,” a companion piece of music from her father’s parlor and his jokes and stories anchor the original poems in their time and place.

B.H. Welcome to Bookland Heights, Janet! As a fabulously creative, over-fifty woman, have you discovered any special challenges in the release of Sightlines?

J.R. No. In fact, I'm sure my experience made it easier--including my skill and love in collaborating which I discuss in my WOOF guest post.

My poetry book "Sightlines: A Poet's Diary" came out in 2006 when I turned 58. Our audio book "Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music" came out and went into full launch in 2008/2009 the year I turned 60. If anything, age gives us greater wisdom and effectiveness. I found my age in no way a handicap.

B.H. How is your father treating all this fame?

J. R. He loves it! At 93, he has a file collecting all the praise we've received from the advance copies we sent out. It felt good to partner with him fully on this project. To have his voice, stories, and music preserved on the audio book is a gift to him and our family, of course. I travel with it just to hear his voice at night. In addition, people who've never met my father say his character comes right through in that gravelly voice filled with patriarchal authority and humor.

B. H. What other projects are in the pipeline?

J. R. Pop's family and friends poetry anthology "Worth Remembering" is at the printers now. We'll have it in our hands by August I'd guess. Then, back to working on my memoir "Finding My African Heart, a Village of Stories."

"Each moment is filled with warmth, humor, and a deep connection to those who have come before us. Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music" is a must-have audio book for anyone who appreciates a good love story with the perfect musical accompaniment!"

--Sarah Moore, Writers in the Sky

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Matthew Simon and "The Chosen Few"

The Chosen Few In an investigation that takes him through the Boston neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, and downtown, private investigator Max Lovely finds himself entangled in an expanding web of men and women with big dreams and dark secrets. As he draws closer to the truth, his own life becomes the target of the malevolent forces he has uncovered.

Matthew Simon grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts and attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He lived and worked in many of Boston's urban neighborhoods, including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, and Chelsea. Matt spent ten years bedridden with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. During those years of forced silence, the Max Lovely mystery series evolved as a form of internal entertainment. Matt has since recovered his health.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fran Lewis & "Bertha Speaks Out!"

"My Name is Bertha" is about an overweight young girl. The teasing, name calling and problems that are associated with her weight problem are typical for a young person in her position. But the real problem isn't just her peers teasing her it's also the lack of help from some of the adults she encounters. -- Martha Cheves "Stir, Laugh, Repeat"

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

E. J. Rand & the "Perfect Cover" in Bookland Heights

SAY GOODBYE: A second chance at love is the last thing on Gary's mind: He wears his wedding ring to preserve memories. When he's forced to become an amateur sleuth, he meets Becca, the witness to the fatal crash, and she's wearing a wedding band as defense against men. Yet they're attracted to one another. He digs into his friend's murder, uncovers a major corporate scam, and falls for Becca--allowing him to say goodbye to his late wife. But when the killer comes for him and takes her, he may have to say goodbye again.

PERFECT COVER:Gary and Becca are married, and women are being attacked in the hospital where she serves as a nurse. Gary is asked to look into it: In exchange, Becca is taken off the night shift. When she finds out, and he won't let her become involved in his sleuthing, she volunteers as a police decoy to catch a killer. They can't know two murderous plots are afoot. Gary aborts one, and for revenge the killer targets Becca from a direction that blind-sides the couple.

About the books: SAY GOODBYE was published in 2/08 just after the author turned 70 years old. The second, PERFECT COVER, was published in 12/08, and the third, HIGHER CALLING, is due out in hard cover in July. Awards include: Deadly Ink Press' Best Unpublished Manuscript award and SAY GOODBYE went on to Final in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. PERFECT COVER has been named a 2009 Finalist in that international contest, and in March '09 a submission of DARK SEA was named a winner in Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter's 2008-2009 Mentor Contest. The Reluctant Sleuth Mystery Series is about a married couple who are amateur sleuths. The author's goal in every novel is to evolve them so they see each other differently, at the end, because of what's happened.

From the author E.J. Rand: "I want readers to walk along with the characters. I'm writing about married amateur sleuths: evolving them is my challenge, and expressing their intimacy is my delight."

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