I had a lovely Author Visit at the Churchville Elementary School in Bucks County, PA. I really love reading to the children, for that’s the best part about being a children’s author. Churchville is very special to me, since my daughter is a teacher there and all of my now internationally performed children’s plays were first performed there. During my four reading sessions, I read to about 95 kindergarten students, and about 60 first graders and 80 second graders… Such fun! This was all part of a School Fundraising Event as well. Special thanks to Gail Gorgol, the school Librarian, as well as my daughter Kerry Gallagher for organizing the event.
Thanks to all of you who have responded to the request to check out the Fundraiser for CureJM Foundation – http://sbpra.com/curejm/ There is also a video for the Fundraiser n You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anIGaQXkhg0 Don’t forget that anyone who purchases through the Fundraiser site can leave a name of a child to be included in my next book to be released in 2013! Please help us find a cure… THANK YOU!!!
I was part of a Local Author Event at “my” Barnes & Noble in Vestal NY. There were about a dozen authors there with many different kinds of books. I enjoyed meeting fellow SBPRA author Maria Clark who was there with her first book, Lousy Luck Lucy, which was illustrated by Kalpart who illustrates all my books. It was nice to meet everyone, and especially nice to be able to go retrieve my books from the shelves and then return them when the event was over. Our CRM, Kate Fabrizio, is awesome. I am looking forward to my next book signing there on December 15th fro
Addie is doing all right now, but sometimes it’s very hard for her. This is another reminder about the CureJM Fundraiser now underway. 50% of the cost of my books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for Addie and all the kids like her. Anyone who purchases a book through the http://sbpra.com/curejm/ site can put in the comments section the first name of a child to be included in the Acknowledgements of my new book to be released in early 2013! This offer is good through the end of November, or until I have to sign-off on the manuscript… I’m hoping to have lots of names!!!
(Addie is smiling here because her name is in Gimme-Jimmy!)
Please don’t forget to check out this new Video and share with your friends!
A wonderful video is now available for the CureJM Fundraiser! Please go to:
50% of the cost of my children’s books goes directly to the CureJM Foundation. For a limited time, if you purchase through the website you can also leave a name of a child you would like to have in the Acknowledgements section of my newest book to be released in early 2013. Just put the name in the comments section. (Also remember that there is a flat shipping rate, so the more you order the better the shipping…and the more pleasure for your children as well!)
This book is sure to be a family tradition at Christmas time!
I am featuring books that are Christmas related or that are recommended for gifts from now until Christmas.”
Laura J. Davis
I received a lovely review for The Magic Word from Meredith Napolitano on her blog frommeredithtomommy.com (and a great endorsement from her 2 1/2-year old daughter Madison…)
Meredith also kindly mentioned my http://sbpra.com/curejm/ Fundraiser for the CureJM Foundation!
Here’s a portion of the review:
“I had initially thought that I’d do a first reading of the book on my own, before reading it to the girls. I figured I’d have two initial reactions that I could weave together as I wrote the review – my own, and Madison’s (a tough critic). However, Madison was there as I opened the mail, and as soon as she saw the book come out of the envelope she was begging for the new story.
What a perfect book to read with a two year old. This book is all about manners, learning to share, and considering others’ feelings – the very things we are trying to instill in Madison right now. It was a perfect and easy to relate to topic for a toddler. Elisabeth wants her friends to come to her party, but she doesn’t treat them well and they aren’t eager to accept. Her mother guides her in learning to say “please”, “thank you” and “excuse me”, as well as waiting her turn and sharing her toys. Elisabeth learns that it’s fun to play with others and everyone is happy when good manners are used.
Ms. Cannon demonstrates excellent use of rhythm and rhyme. As I began to read (remember, my initial reading was with a two year old on my lap) I was a bit worried that it would be too much text on a page for Madison to focus on. But the rhyme helped the story flow smoothly, and the illustrations were perfect. Madison never rushed me through a page, and offered commentary as we went, saying “please” and “thank you” right along with Elisabeth.
This would be a wonderful addition to any library – at home or in a classroom. I was thrilled to share it with my girls. I’m sure we will read it many times!”
Addie is doing all right now, but sometimes it’s very hard for her. This is another reminder about the CureJM Fundraiser now underway. 50% of the cost of my books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for Addie and all the kids like her. Anyone who purchases a book through the http://sbpra.com/curejm/ site can put in the comments section the first name of a child to be included in the Acknowledgements of my new book to be released in early 2013! This offer is good through November 15th, or until I have to sign-off on the manuscript… I’m hoping to have lots of names!!!
Please click here to go to the Fundraiser: