Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October, National Domestic Abuse Month, Promote Awareness

For Immediate Release

Erin Ireland


The assaulting truth about abuse! Local author Erin Ireland lays it out for you… In a book titled: A Voice in the Night: Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life.  

West Chester Pennsylvania –Oct 1, 2014 - From a woman who endured what most don't dream in a nightmare. This is the loneliness of abuse. Let there be awareness that spouses do poison their mates, and authorities do not put enough stock in the fact that it does happen every day to people who are being silently abused. Many die without anyone knowing what killed them. Poisonings and gassings are silent abuse that need to be expressed, and exposed. So many never realize how much abuse they do submit to, thinking they are merely sucking it up for the betterment of the relationship. An abusive life can be replaced, and fulfilled with happiness. Abuse is a conditioning that can be unlearned. If one can find the strength to believe in them self, they can find their way out!

This is a book to serve many. A book that will enlighten you on how the treatment you accept from others is a huge factor to whether or not you will be happy in your life. There are those mates who view their partner as a possession. Possessions are discarded when no longer needed. A Voice in the Night will provide hope for young people to find a safe ground to stand on; to give them the warning signs early on when beginning to date. It is a book for all ages to take notice of the treatment they allow from others. Erin Ireland has hopes for you to find your peace and to know your rights as a human being. The message truly is "A Voice in the Night" for all who wish to be happier in their relationships or simply happier without their abusive relationship.
Are you not sure whether your mate is actually abusive? Erin Ireland has laid it out for you. When you finish reading these pages you will know the ingredients for a solid relationship and the specifics of when your mate has crossed the abusive line. "A Voice in the Night, Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life" Now available at www.erinirelandwrites.com

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This is a Self Help Book to bring awareness to those who may not recognize abuse; for those who do, and need help; and for those who are afraid to admit they have a right to something better for themselves. Erin Ireland is a woman who has spent many years observing the abuse of others as well as herself. Her experiences have been many in the direction of others who suffer in silence with isolation, controlled obsessions, verbal abuse, Superior attitudes, deceit, jealousy, physical, and sexual assaults, and many more indignities suffered everyday by beautiful people.

Erin Ireland is a nom de plume, in order to protect the innocent. She will always speak her mind and the truth for the betterment of all those who seek answers and comfort. She has written a book Titled, "A Voice in the Night, Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life". This is a book to help others bypass the long suffering that can be eliminated when learning to view the traits of an abuser early on. Erin Ireland wishes to touch the lives of all who wish to live and enjoy an abuse free life.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Bedtime Kisses

A beautiful little interpretation of a child who savors the bed time ritual.   When waiting for Mommy, kisses are given to all who wait in the play area.  In the end furry friends and child are tucked in bed after learning to count to ten.

The adorable illustrations by Ginger Nielson pop from the page, are soft, bright, enticing and are sure to be a child pleaser.  Bedtime Kisses written by Karin Larson is a resource book for toddlers learning to count to ten and also for Young children beginning to read.

I think this would be a perfect end of the day story with a soft and soothing feel that helps a child experience the bedtime tuck-in with security and contentment. 

Loved this book for its overall pleasing feel and affect

Stars and treats for this one!


Karin Larson is a children’s author, freelance writer and speech/language pathologist living in Mitchell, SD, with her husband and three children. Larson is the author of Bedtime Kisses, published by 4RV Publishing, and The Little Bug (under contract – Guardian Angel Publishing). She enjoys reading and traveling with family. Larson is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Visit Karin at www.karinlarson.com

Illustrator of:
 Bedtime Kisses
Ginger Nielson began her artist career early in life when she created a misty morning fog in the upstairs hallway of her parents Victorian home .She used her older sister's dusting powder and powder mitt as the catalyst. It was in the days when people still believed in spanking, but she talked her way out that one. Coming to the world of children's illustration a bit later in life, Ginger was an elementary school teacher and art teacher before becoming a travel agent. Both of those careers enabled her to connect deeply with many children and many different cultures. Visit Ginger at http://www.gingernielson.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maddi's Fridge

Sofi and Maddie are best friends.  They play every day together. The playground is their favorite place to climb, run, and have fun.  Maddi and Sofi are pretty much like most kids, except that Maddi has a problem that is all too familiar these days.  She is hungry.

The story depicts some childhood difficulties, children trying to help children, secrets that can’t be kept, siblings that care about each other, and friends that show their compassion with generosity.

Maddi’s Fridge is a wonderful book for Kids.  It teaches children to share, to be companionate, and to know that sometimes it’s not good to keep a secret.  While this delightful little book brings hunger awareness to children, its pages are also filled with fun.

The Author Lois Brandt, has shown children that they too can help those in need.  The illustrations by Vin Vogel are filled with whimsy that are certain to delight young readers.

The life lessons in this book will live on in a child’s mind. I give it five bags of goodies for great content.

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature

About The Author Of

Maddi’s Fridge

Lois Brandt is the author of Maddi's Fridge, illustrated by Vin Vogel.

Years ago Lois peeked into her best friend’s refrigerator and found empty shelves and
one small carton of milk. Her best friend’s family didn’t have enough money to buy
food. Maddi’s Fridge is the result of that moment.

A teacher by trade, Lois weaves together diverse images and events to create stories
for children. She lives near Seattle, WA, with her husband, assorted kids, two dogs,
and a fluffy cat who thinks he’s a dog. This is her first picture book.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Brother Is My Best Friend

Come spend a day with Blake and Drake.  Twin brothers who do everything together.  They play till their heart’s content, sharing in the activities that will delight young children. 

There are rainbows and sunshine, pretending and snowballs, hot chocolate and toasty snuggles, trees and ponds, birds and fish, and the fun continues on. The whimsical illustrations by Clara Batton Smith, have captured the essence of the story, and are sure to delight little tykes. 

The award winning author of My Brother is My Best Friend, Nicole Weaver, has written another book, My Sister is My Best Friend; all books are written in three languages.  They are both fun and entertaining books for small children. 

I found this book to be cute, cute, cute! I give it lollipops and stars for content filled with fun.

This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature

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About the Author

Nicole weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009.

Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing Inc.

My Sister Is My Best Friend has won the following awards: 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded this book the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category. 2012 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 2012 Children's Literary Classics Gold Award Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review

Her newest book, My Brother Is My Best Friend; also published by Guardian Angel Publishing Inc., January 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Maggie Mae Detective Extraordinaire

The Case of the Missing Cookies

What do whistles, crumbs, strands of hair and grandpa’s chair have to do with this detective story?  You’ll just have to open this book and ruffle the pages a bit to find out!  Maggie Mae is hard at work.  She’s got the tools and the know how to track down a thief. No one gets in her way.  She is relentless.

This is a delightful story about a little girl who puts her detective talents to work.  Her Grandma has a problem that needs immediate attention.  Maggie Mae is there on the job to help. Grandpa, well, not so much.

I think young children will love the story of Grandparents, cookies, a brother, and a dog, along with a story of mystery solving.  These pages illustrated by Jack Foster, who by the way never disappoints with his larger than life illustrations, is a fun and entertaining read for young boys and girls.  

Margo Dill, author of Finding My Place, has now written Maggie Mae Detective Extraordinaire, The Case of the Missing Cookies, a delightful detective story to engage children in the track down of a thief.  The story moves along. It’s fun, entertaining, and sure to hold a child’s attention. I give it five whole bag of yummy cookies.

Loved the story, and so will kids!

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About Margo L. Dill

Me with short hair!

Margo L. Dill is the author of the young adult novel Caught Between Two Curses (March 18, 2014 from Rocking Horse Publishing) and the middle-grade historical fiction novel, Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg (October 2012, White Mane Kids).  She also has a picture book accepted by High Hill Press.

If you are looking for information on Margo’s editing business, Editor 911, please go here: http://www.margodill.com/Editor911.html OR e-mail her at margo (at) margodill.com with Editor 911 in the subject line.
Besides writing books, she is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher, living in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has appeared in publications such as Grit, Pockets, Missouri Life, By Line Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, True Love, On the Line, Fun for Kidz, and The News-Gazette. She is a columnist, instructor, and contributing editor for WOW! Women On Writing. She writes weekly book reviews for The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL).  She is also the memoir and children’s/YA novel editor for High Hill Press.
She is a former elementary classroom teacher, writing teacher, and TITLE I teacher, who believes in using books to teach children reading, writing, social studies, science, health, and math. She believes books can start conversations that children otherwise might not want to have.
She is happy to come speak to your writing group, do a workshop for teachers on writing or reading, work with children and teens to improve their writing skills and creativity, or do a program for your community group. She absolutely LOVES going to schools and visiting with children and teens. For more information on her workshops, please click on the tab on this blog that says, “Speaking and Teaching,” or contact her at margo(at)margodill.com.

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, Author of children’s literature

Monday, September 1, 2014

Oliver’s Hunger Dragon

Since the goal of this book is to bring awareness to the problem of hunger in
America, and the 16 million kids who feel hunger’s impact every day, a portion of
the proceeds of this book will go to the following organizations.

The Clark County Washington Food Bank:
“It is our mission to “Alleviate Hunger and Its Root Causes.”

Feeding America: http://feedingamerica.org/
“Our mission is to feed America’s hungry though a nationwide network of member
food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.”

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division of Oregon:
“Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food
and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need . . . mobilizing quickly
and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders

There be dragons in this book.  Lots of dragons. These dragons depict the hunger of a child. It’s a clever way to relate to young children how others feel when they don’t have enough to eat. This story starts out with one child with a problem, but he soon realizes he is not alone and others have similar distress. The text written with rhythm and rhyme is sure to delight little ears.

The story teaches children how to reach out to their fellow students who are less fortunate than themselves. The lessons in this book will stay with a child for a life time. I believe any child who reads this book will remember it for always and forever.

The colorful and vivid illustrations in Oliver’s Hunger Dragon pop from the page, and are sure to delight any child.  I can’t say enough about how informative and educational this book is, and how the lessons here will stay with a child for many years to come.

It’s just a wonderful book and I loved the way the author Sherry Alexander expresses the importance for others to take notice of those in need.  Oliver’s Hunger Dragon is a fun read for young children.  In my view, a keeper for any child’s library.

Just loved this book! Stars everywhere! 

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature


Sherry Alexander, a 2013 graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, is a writer, author, blogger, and child advocate who writes both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. This is her first picture book, and comes from her own childhood memory of two Portland Police Officers who brought her family a food basket when they were in need. It is her dream that someday no child will ever experience hunger again. She lives with her husband of 45 years on a small SW Washington ranch with their two horses, two dogs, and the occasional pack of coyotes.  Visit her online at www.sherryalexanderwrites.com