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Quakertown Library Event this Saturday, November 9 from 1-3

Quakertown Library Expo

A reminder that I will be participating in the Quakertown Bucks County Library event this coming weekend – November 9th from 1-3.

Please join me for some bookish fun, meet published writers and fellow book lovers, and support local authors!

Quakertown Local Author Expo

Library Link Quakertown

All nine of my award-Winning children’s books and both poetry books will be available to peruse and purchase…

Winner of 8 Awards:  My Little Angel – Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day. It has received a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

Winner of 9 Awards, The Golden Rule What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated?  What if everyone did that?  What kind of world could there be? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow The Golden Rule. The book has won a Book Excellence Award Gold Medal, eLit Gold Medal, Reviewers Choice Silver Medal, Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal & Seal of Approval, Mom’s Choice Silver, Readers Favorite Finalist Award, IAN Book of the Year Finalist and Pinnacle Achievement Award.  

Winner of 5 Awards, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! illustrates the importance of being a good listener. It also is a cute introduction to basic computer terms. Rosemary is worried about returning to school, after her teacher has warned the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders and webs in the classroom. It has won a Global eBook Gold Medal, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, a Readers’ Favorite H.M. Award, a Reader Views Reviewers Choice H.M and also a Pinnacle Achievement Award

Winner of 9 Awards, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.  It has won a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in Children’s K-3, as well as their Illustrations Award, a double Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards, a National Indie Excellence Award, a Global eBook Bronze Medal, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Award

Winner of 10 awards: Winner of the 2014 CLIPP Principals’ Award, the KART Kids Book List, the                       Reviewers Choice Award, Los Angeles Book Festival, Global eBook Silver Medal; as well as a 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal, National Indie Excellence Finalist, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and H.M. in the London Book Fair and Rebecca’s Reads Awards. Manner-Man is a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies,and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero.

Winner of 5 awards: Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Silver Medal, Indie Excellence Finalist and Reader Views Finalist Awards as well as the 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Award and the 2012 Pinnacle Achievement WinnerAward. Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share.  His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends.

Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist. Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word “Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys helps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys.

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award and the 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award.  Santa’s Birthday Gift includes Santa in the Christmas story.

(After reading a story of the nativity to my granddaughter, she asked “But where’s Santa?”)

Winner of 12 Awards:  A Penny for Your ThoughtsHave you ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love? All these feelings have been captured and shared in the words of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by a former teacher and award-winning author. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. The book has won a Gold Reader Views Award, and its Specialty Poetry Prize Award, Gold Feathered Quill Award, Gold New Apple Book Award, Gold Los Angeles Book Festival Winner, Gold eLit Award, Gold New Apple eBook, TopShelf Winner, Silver FAPA President’s Award, Bronze Global eBook Award, Royal Dragonfly HM & Pinnacle Award.

Winner of 8 AwardsA Dime is a Sign – This volume of poetry is a companion to A Penny for Your Thoughts, with the same feelings and the same formatting…just additional poetry!  A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you… Once again, the variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. It has received a Silver Medal Reader Views Literary Awards, Bronze Medal Award from Feathered Quill, a Book Excellence Awards Finalist, a Global eBook Awards Silver Medal, a FAPA President’s Awards Bronze Medal, a Readers Favorite Finalist Award, a New Apple Summer eBook Official Selection, as well as a Pinnacle Achievement Award

I hope to see you at the Quakertown Library!!  

 

 

 

 

Another Library Event at the Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library on November 9 from 1-3

I am looking forward to the Richboro Library Event this Saturday, Oct 26 from 11-2, but will also be participating in the Quakertown Bucks County Library on the following weekend as well – November 9th from 1-3.

Quakertown Local Author Expo

All nine of my award-Winning children’s books and both poetry books will be available to peruse and purchase…

Winner of 8 Awards:  My Little Angel – Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day. It has received a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

Winner of 9 Awards, The Golden Rule What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated?  What if everyone did that?  What kind of world could there be? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow The Golden Rule. The book has won a Book Excellence Award Gold Medal, eLit Gold Medal, Reviewers Choice Silver Medal, Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal & Seal of Approval, Mom’s Choice Silver, Readers Favorite Finalist Award, IAN Book of the Year Finalist and Pinnacle Achievement Award.  

Winner of 5 Awards, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! illustrates the importance of being a good listener. It also is a cute introduction to basic computer terms. Rosemary is worried about returning to school, after her teacher has warned the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders and webs in the classroom. It has won a Global eBook Gold Medal, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, a Readers’ Favorite H.M. Award, a Reader Views Reviewers Choice H.M and also a Pinnacle Achievement Award

Winner of 9 Awards, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.  It has won a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in Children’s K-3, as well as their Illustrations Award, a double Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards, a National Indie Excellence Award, a Global eBook Bronze Medal, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Award

Winner of 10 awards: Winner of the 2014 CLIPP Principals’ Award, the KART Kids Book List, the                       Reviewers Choice Award, Los Angeles Book Festival, Global eBook Silver Medal; as well as a 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal, National Indie Excellence Finalist, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and H.M. in the London Book Fair and Rebecca’s Reads Awards. Manner-Man is a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies,and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero.

Winner of 5 awards: Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Silver Medal, Indie Excellence Finalist and Reader Views Finalist Awards as well as the 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Award and the 2012 Pinnacle Achievement WinnerAward. Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share.  His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends.

Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist. Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word “Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys helps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys.

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award and the 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award.  Santa’s Birthday Gift includes Santa in the Christmas story.

(After reading a story of the nativity to my granddaughter, she asked “But where’s Santa?”)

Winner of 12 Awards:  A Penny for Your ThoughtsHave you ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love? All these feelings have been captured and shared in the words of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by a former teacher and award-winning author. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. The book has won a Gold Reader Views Award, and its Specialty Poetry Prize Award, Gold Feathered Quill Award, Gold New Apple Book Award, Gold Los Angeles Book Festival Winner, Gold eLit Award, Gold New Apple eBook, TopShelf Winner, Silver FAPA President’s Award, Bronze Global eBook Award, Royal Dragonfly HM & Pinnacle Award.

Winner of 8 AwardsA Dime is a Sign – This volume of poetry is a companion to A Penny for Your Thoughts, with the same feelings and the same formatting…just additional poetry!  A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you… Once again, the variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. It has received a Silver Medal Reader Views Literary Awards, Bronze Medal Award from Feathered Quill, a Book Excellence Awards Finalist, a Global eBook Awards Silver Medal, a FAPA President’s Awards Bronze Medal, a Readers Favorite Finalist Award, a New Apple Summer eBook Official Selection, as well as a Pinnacle Achievement Award

I hope to see you at the Library – Richboro or Quakertown (or both!)

 

 

 

My Award Wallpaper!

Thank you to my husband for adding several new award certificates to my Award Wall… which I now term Award Wallpaper!

Award Wallpaper

There are a few award certificates missing – some eBook Awards and others don’t offer them – but I’ve been collecting them since my first three books were Readers Favorite Winners in 2011 when I began submitting to contests.

(The Magic Word won a Gold, Santa’s Birthday Gift won a Silver, and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys won a Bronze in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards.  That was awesome!!!)

Now, 75 Awards later, I am still submitting to contests…my favorite marketing tool!  (My publisher suggests I win my age…79.  I’m trying!)

List of Awards…In Order Received:

2019 – Readers Favorite Awards – Finalist – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – Global eBook Awards – Silver – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – FAPA President’s Award – Bronze – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – Book Excellence Awards – Finalist – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – Reader Views Literary Awards – Silver – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – New Apple Book Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2019 – New Apple Book Awards – Official Selection – My Little Angel

2019 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Bronze Medal – A Dime is a Sign

2018 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – A Dime is a Sign

2018 – Royal Dragonfly – H.M. – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – IAN Book of the Year Finalist– My Little Angel

2018 – Top Shelf – Winner – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – New Apple Summer eBook Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Global eBook – Gold – My Little Angel

2018 – Global eBook – Bronze – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – FAPA President’s Award – Silver – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Book Excellence Awards – Gold – My Little Angel

2018 – eLit Book Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – eLit Book Awards – Gold – The Golden Rule

2018 – Los Angeles Book Festival Awards – Winner – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Reader Views Specialty Award for Most Innovative Book of Poetry – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Reader Views Literary Awards – Gold Medal – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Gold Medal – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Bronze Medal – My Little Angel

2017 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2017 – Royal Dragonfly Awards – HM – My Little Angel

2017 – IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist – The Golden Rule

2017 – Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist – My Little Angel

2017 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Little Angel

2017 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice – 2ndPlace – The Golden Rule

2016 –  Book Excellence Award – Gold Medal – The Golden Rule

2016 – Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist – The Golden Rule

2016 – Global eBook Gold Medal – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2016 – FAPA President’s Award – Bronze Medal – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2016 – Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal – The Golden Rule

2016 – Mom’s Choice Award – Silver – The Golden Rule

2016 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – The Golden Rule

2016 – Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – The Golden Rule

2016 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – H.M. – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Readers’ Favorite – H.M. – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Global eBook Bronze Medal – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 – Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece– C’s Pic Book

2015 –  Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece– C’s Juv. Fiction

2015 – Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 –  Pinnacle Achievement Award – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – H.M. – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – CLIPP Awards Winner K-2 – Manner-Man

2014 – KART Awards Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – Reader’s Favorite Illustrations Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece 

2014 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Manner-Man

2014 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – Manner-Man

2014 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards – H.M. – Manner-Man

2014 – Los Angeles Book Festival – Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – London Book Festival H.M – Manner-Man

2013 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Manner-Man

2013 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – Manner-Man

2013 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy

2013 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Gimme-Jimmy

2013 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 3rdPlace – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word

2012 – Global eBook 3rdPlace – The Magic Word

2012 – International Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word

2012 – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 2ndPlace – The Magic Word

2011 – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – The Magic Word

2011 – The USA “Best Books 2011” Finalist – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 – Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Santa’s Birthday Gift

2011  – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal – The Magic Word

2011 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Santa’s Birthday Gift

Question from a Fan of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Reading My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I received the following comment, with a question from a young fan:

“I gave another of your books to my dear little friends Little Judy and her little brother Jack. When judy saw the book she said, oh we have others of those! And then she started reading to her brother. And I asked afterwards if she thought the artist was a boy or a girl and she thinks it’s a girl and I don’t think that it’s clear. But she showed me a picture that looks like somebody with longer hair than most boys wear their hair so we’re asking you to answer the question!”

Please Answer the Question?

My Answer (off the record, since whenever I ask this question at a school reading, the answer is consistently 50-50… The girls think it’s a girl, and the boys think it’s a boy…)

Here my answer for Little Judy:

She is correct, the hair is a little long, but at the time both boys & girls wore their hair at that length. And I almost didn’t use that illustration. But since the entire point of the book is seeing art from one’s own perspective, I am delighted whenever there is a discussion. For the record, I always thot he was a boy… ps. Off the record!

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”… (to use a famous quote…)

(Also, sometimes, the “Emperor’s New Clothes” approach to art… )

A Penny for Your Thoughts is a Winner and My Little Angel is an Official Selection in the New Apple Literary Awards

A Dozen Awards for Penny

The New Apple Literary Awards have been officially posted, and I am happy to share the announcement for A Penny for Your Thoughts which was the Sole Medal Winner in Poetry, and my wonderful Illustrator Kalpart, has been kind enough to update the cover (again.)

The link to this announcement:

New Apple Sole Medal Winner in Poetry

 

 

Official Selection in New Apple Literary Awards

My Little Angel was an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books.

The link to this announcement:

My Little Angel – Children’s

Thank you to Kalpart for illustrating all of my books!

Thank you to the New Apple Literary Awards for these honors!!

Cover Reveal for “A Dime is a Sign”

I am thrilled to share the lovely new book cover by Kalpart Illustrations for my upcoming new book of poetry, A Dime is a Sign.  It is a companion book to A Penny for Your Thoughts, and I hope it will also be considered a book of healing.  It is all about trying to put feelings into words

A Dime is a Sign

The books should be released in both soft cover and eBook by the end of the month.  Please stay tuned for updates.

“This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”

Gisela Hausmann rated a book it was amazing
What fun to find on Goodreads!!  Thank you to the “Review Guru” for this awesome review!!
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“Now, this book offers a completely new idea.

“Just fingerpaint something you see in your head.”
That’s how this adventure starts.
The storyteller explains that he or she is trying to paint their dog but somehow things don’t work out perfectly. Class ends and the story tellers takes the picture home. Alas, a windstorm grabs a hold of it and blows the picture in a collection of art work for an art dealer.

Much to the storyteller’s surprise his or her picture gets exhibited at the mall with many pictures. All of them competing for a blue ribbon, the first prize
“… to become an artist of great renown, and to be famous and honored throughout the town…”

No spoilers who wins the contest and what’s going to happen from this reviewer but I’d love to share what I find outstanding about this book.

Throughout the book the storyteller shares his or her opinions. Though typically, children and young people are often portrayed as “going along with everything” and “behaving properly” etc… this story teller has his or her own opinions.
“… one looked at it side-ways, and one upside down!
I don’t think they really knew what it was…”

And, just like the “innocent but clever child” in the “Emperor’s New Clothes” this storyteller is sharing his or her opinions. With refreshing honesty!!! Even I who I have read thousands of books – laughed.

Author Sherrill Cannon penned a winner. This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”

5 stars, Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger