Thursday 30 November 2023

Santa's Magical Reindeer: Becoming Pen Pals by Michele Monaco

Book Details:

Book Title:  Santa's Magical Reindeer: Becoming Pen Pals by Michele Monaco
Category:  Children's Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 38 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Mascot Kids
Release date:   Nov 7, 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.
Book Description:

Right after Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year for Santa and his crew of eight famous reindeer! Every year, the Famous Eight sleigh team from the North Pole eagerly helps Santa by going on a quest to find kids who believe in Christmas magic. In Santa’s Magical Reindeer: Becoming Pen Pals, Prancer, Vixen, and Dasher go on an adventure in search of eager pen pals. On their journey, they find three rambunctious girls who eagerly exchange letters with them and become lifelong friends.
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Guest Post by Michele Monaco
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays because there's a certain magic in the air. The smells, the colors, the music, and the time with people you love! People reach out to friends and family, they're generous with their time and it's a time that people start thinking about others. I love the baking and the preparation that goes into the holiday and the magic, mystery, and creative wonder kids bring.  
The inspiration for the story stems from my children Corryn, Kylie and McKenna. With my love of Christmas, I wanted to bring a whole different magical component to Christmas. I wanted my girls to be so enveloped in the magic of Christmas.  We lived in an area that had woods behind it and deer would be a common sighting on our lawn. I got the idea of these deer coming and watching my kids and reporting back to Santa. Before I knew it, it evolved into me playing the role of these reindeer and writing letters to my kids. My kids loved it and they were immersed in the idea and they were waiting in anticipation for their next letter so I encouraged them even before they could write to draw letters to their reindeer.  In a flash of an eye, my kids were writing letters back and forth to their reindeer and built such a beautiful relationship with them that I kept the tradition alive ever since then.  
Christmas traditions are dear to my heart. Some of the traditions that I had growing up as a kid are more specific to Christmas Eve. My parents are from Slovakia but my siblings and I were born and raised in the United States. We were raised with some of these Christmas traditions family would work together to make tons of homemade pierogies and we would all work together to make these for a good majority of the day. Making perogies brought our family together.  On Christmas Eve after the meal that is when we would open our Christmas presents followed by going to midnight mass.  
These recipes have been passed down to me and my siblings and we have integrated them into our families as well. These recipes are not written down they are all done by memory taste and texture. And that is how I pass the tradition down to my girls.
Another tradition that I have is that the family gets Christmas pajamas. We start off Christmas Eve morning with a large cup of hot chocolate and we pile into the car with snuggly blankets and we drive through Valley Forge Park where there are a lot of deer in the open lands and people walking on the open trails. My girls and I play Christmas music and we wish the reindeer good luck as they prepare for Christmas and we shout out the windows Merry Christmas to everyone that we see. In next year’s book, you can discover why this is done!

Meet the Author:

Michele Monaco has a great love for the Christmas season. She embraces the Christmas spirit all year round by remembering to look at life through the eyes of a child. As a mother of three beautiful and exuberant daughters, she believes in the magic that the holiday brings. Michele lives in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and enjoys traveling, reading, running, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Wednesday 29 November 2023

Maya's Tiny Warriors by Manasi Vegesna


Book Details:

Book Title:  Maya's Tiny Warriors by Manasi Vegesna
Category:  Children's Fiction (ages 4 to 8), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Manasi Vegesna
Release date:   Oct 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

On the first day of school, Maya wakes up with a terrible flu. As she sneezes, coughs, and burns up with a fever, she can’t quite understand why she is sick. And why isn’t she getting better?

Thankfully for her, there are tiny warriors in her body that are battling for her well-being. Follow these warriors as they fight to keep Maya safe in this epic showdown between the immune system and the flu.

​For ages 4-8, this book is perfect for young kids learning how their body works. By accompanying Maya’s warriors on their journey, readers will better understand their immune systems and illnesses.

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Guest Post by Manasi Vegesna

Growing up, the library was my home outside of home. I spent hours lounging in the kids section reading Curious George (he’s my role model), Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and The Little Engine that Could. Walking out with 15 books stacked inside my bag, I always felt triumphant with my selection. I would’ve grabbed more books, but 15 was unfortunately the limit. Of course, these books rarely lasted more than a day before I jumped up and down, pleading for another visit.

Over time, though, I found myself eager to read the “big kids books.” I couldn’t wait until my imminent graduation from picture books and onto those with chapters and tiny, tiny words. Clearly, I had my priorities straight. Eventually, I picked up Junie B. Jones and then the entire Rainbow Magic Book Series. There were around 100 books in this series by the time I started reading them, with each book focusing on a singular fairy, and you best believe I collected them all. Little me was still not content, so I longed for even higher reading levels.

Next was the Roald Dahl collection, which I also blazed through before moving onto Charlotte’s Web. What came after? You guessed it - more anticipation for tinier words. I especially knew I was missing out when my older friends buzzed about Harry Potter and the fantastical world of magic. Cue my eyeroll.

To this day, I continue to expand my book collection, venturing into different genres and discovering what I like. Beyond realistic fiction and fantasy, I love autobiographies and historical fiction. But, you will never catch me in the horror section. Ever.

It wasn’t until I started writing Maya’s Tiny Warriors that I revisited some of my childhood classics. I drew inspiration from the picture books stored away at the back of my bookshelf. In fact, I spent a whole week flipping through Pinkalicious, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and more, giggling at the funny characters and marveling at the pictures. I realized the beauty and craftsmanship behind these books, each with morals weaved into imaginative stories.

Goosebumps pricked my skin because of the heartwarming endings and the underlying meaning behind many of these books.

I’ve come full circle to my childhood as a 17-year old, and I wonder if my younger self could’ve been a little more patient. Those picture books were a key part of my reading journey and helped shape me into who I am today. I hope Maya’s TIny Warriors can do the same and land in the stacks of many eager children carrying their books home.

Meet the Author:

Manasi Vegesna is a passionate author from Arizona who is interested in biology and medicine. She has utilized her love for immunology in order to help future young generations face their sickness with courage. In the future, she hopes to further dive into the wonders of science through more imaginative stories. Currently a high school senior, she continues to remain curious. When she’s not doing her homework, you can catch her playing the violin or reading a book. Or, she’s probably binging Disney movies.

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Tuesday 28 November 2023


Book Details:

Book Title:  Creating Your First Book by Hank Quense
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 120 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, ​
Publisher:  Strange Worlds Publishing
Release date:  Oct 15, 2023
Content Rating:  G 
Book Description:

Are you writing your first book? Or are you thinking about writing it?
Do you have any idea what you’re getting into?
No? Let’s talk about it.
Most aspiring authors concentrate on writing the book to the exclusion of all else. However, the reality is that creating a book is a long-term, multi-phase project and writing it is only one facet of the project.
The complete project involves five separate phases:
  • Planning the book
  • Writing the book
  • Publishing the book
  • Marketing the book
  • Author business issues
Unfortunately, planning and writing a book does nothing to prepare the author for the other phases of the project. The only commonality between the phases is that they are about a single book.
Another difficulty with the creative project is that almost all information on the process only discusses one phase of it.
Until now.
Creating Your First Novel covers all five phases.
It is written by an author who has gone through the project over two dozen times. Creating Your First Novel provides a road map to get you through the process without losing your sanity.
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Self-publishing is easy! (Not!) by Hank Quense
Self-publishing is not as simple or straightforward as you may expect. This is especially true if all your information came from web searches. That is because the internet has a lot of inaccurate and incorrect information on it. It also has stuff that is simply wrong.  Let's look at a few examples of what can go wrong (and right). 
I found an editor and we agreed on a price. Now he says he can’t finish editing my novel unless I give him a thousand dollars more. What’s going on?
Most likely you are being scammed. This is especially true If you asked several editors for prices and the one you chose had the lowest price. The editor low-balled the price to get the business and now he’s blackmailing you to give him more money.
On the other hand, perhaps your manuscript is a hot mess and requires a lot more work than originally estimated. If you provided a writing sample with your query letter, this shouldn’t have happened.
I just got advance review copies of my new book. Man, does it feel good to hold one in my hand!
It does, doesn’t it. It makes one feel proud of all the hard work that went into producing the book.
Amazon is charging me a $1.38 download fee on every ebook I sell. What’s this for?
Amazon (alone among all publishers and packagers) charges a download fee for ebooks. Why does it do that? Because it can. It’s just another tactic to squeeze a bit more money out of the authors. If you have a graphics-heavy ebook, the download charges can actually exceed the price of the ebook. In other words, you lose money on every sale unless you raise the ebook price.
My book has been published. How come no one is buying it?
No one’s buying it because no one knows about it. If you want people to buy the book, you have to tell them about it. And that is called marketing.
I found this website that said it would help me publish my book, but they want me to pay over $6000. Is this a scam?
Maybe yes, maybe no. There are publishers, a lot of them, who think authors should pay through the nose to get their book published. Instead of paying the outrageous fees, query the smaller publishing companies. They are much easier to get acceptance than the major publishers are and they don’t charge.
I uploaded my manuscript to an ebook packager and it was rejected because it violated the Epub3 standard. What does this mean?
What it says is that your ebook manuscript must be formatted in accordance with the Epub3 Standard. This standard means the ebook manuscript ends up being quite different from the print book manuscript. Fortunately, there is a free guide on how to format an ebook so it agrees with the standard. You can get a copy here:
This short compilation contains a few of issues and problems self-publishing authors can come across.
Have you faced an issue that isn’t described here? Can you tell us about it, please?

Meet the Author:

Hank Quense has self-published his books for over 12 years. His non-fiction books cover fiction writing (Creating Stories), self-publishing (How to Self-publish and Market a Book, Self-publish a Book in 10 Steps), marketing (Book Marketing Fundamentals) and author business (Business Basics for Authors).

He also lectures on these subjects in schools, libraries and on webinars.

Hank recently started The site provides solutions to pain points (problems) for fiction writers, self-publishing authors and authors who are trying to market their books.

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Monday 27 November 2023

TWIN POWER Series by Ben and Kiyanda Young


Book Details:

Book Title:  TWIN POWER by Ben and Kiyanda Young 
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30-38 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Twizzler Bees Entertainment
Release date:   June, 2021
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.
Book Description:

Sebastian and Simone are not just brother and sister. They are twins! They show little readers some cool things they can accomplish because of their Twin Power.

Join them in their adventures to see how Twin Power and working together make being twins super fun ... and convenient.

The stories and adventures that the twins experience will show all children how to use teamwork to accomplish tasks. Through a series of activities included at the back of each book, little readers will practice memorization, counting, and matching while having fun coloring.

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Book Two in the Twin Power Series:

Book Details:

Book Title:  TWIN POWER: THE BEST SNOW DAY EVER by Ben and Kiyanda Young 
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30-38 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Twizzler Bees Entertainment
Release date:   October, 2021
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.

Book Description:

Sebastian and Simone are not just brother and sister. They are twins!

They show little readers some cool things they can accomplish because of their Twin Power.

Join them in their adventure, The Best Snow Day Ever as they learn to use their Twin Power to have winter fun with some neighborhood children. From a snowball battle to making a snowman, working together makes being twins super fun ... and convenient.

The Best Snow Day Ever is the second in a series of Twin Power Books starring fraternal twins named Simone and Sebastian. The twins learn how to work together and teach little readers about what it means to be a twin and a best friend.

The stories and adventures that the twins experience will show all children how to use teamwork to accomplish tasks.

Through a series of activities included at the back of each book, little readers will practice memorization, counting, and writing while having fun coloring.
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What We Love About Being Authors by Ben and Kiyanda Young
There are a few things we love about being authors!
Years ago, we wouldn’t have said we envisioned ourselves as future authors. Now that we’re here, becoming a part of the Indie author community has been great. Many authors support one another and promote good messages and initiatives in the community. It feels good to be part of something bigger than ourselves.
We have loved the opportunity to build a closer relationship with our cousin and editor, Tatia Gordon-Troy, and to experience the talents of our production manager, Shashika Baldwin McLean, first hand! This experience has brought us closer together. Family means the world to us which is reflected in our books. Not being on this journey alone has been truly heartwarming!
We have been blessed with many awards and great reviews. Twin Power started out as an idea from encouraging our twins to work together at home. When we started writing the first book, we could have been content knowing that we had a book, even if it was just for ourselves. Our rewards and reviews make us feel validated knowing that we’re not the only ones who think the books are great. It’s also nice to know that the love and hard work we put into creating the books were not in vain. It’s nice to know that people enjoy them!
Lastly, the children. We’ve been lucky enough to do a few virtual readings with pre-k to 1st graders. Interacting with the children, hearing their thoughts about the books, discussing the special powers they have with their loved ones and seeing the smiles on their faces during our readings have been EVERYTHING!

Meet the Authors:

Ben and Kiyanda Young are the proud parents of an amazing set of fraternal twins, Zara and Owen. As parents, they promote individuality among their children while encouraging their twins to support and rely on one another. The special bond between Zara and Owen is what inspired the Youngs to write Twin Power, the first in a series of award-winning books highlighting the unique relationship that twins share. In addition to being Zara and Owen’s parents, Ben is a gastroenterologist and Kiyanda is a surgeon, both with medical practices in Virginia.

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Monday 20 November 2023



Book Details:

Book Title:  The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed by Cheryl DaVeiga 
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  44 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Waterhole Productions LLC
Release date:   November, 2023
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.
Book Description:

COMING SOON! A “Fin-tastic” adventure Like No Other!

Fearless Flossy, a mighty great white shark, has a secret—she’s terrified of going to the dentist.  Dr. Dribble, the big-hearted dolphin dentist, has a jaw-dropping fear of his own, and a strict “No Sharks Allowed” policy.  When Fearless Flossy makes an unannounced visit to Dr. Dribble’s office, it’s the start of an underwater adventure like no other!  This ‘fin-tastic’ story is must-read for kids and parents alike. Young readers will be immersed in a tale of courage, compassion, and conquering fear, while giggling and cheering for these unlikely friends along the way.

Dive in with a big Biff Bam Booza smile.
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My Favorite Things – Words by Cheryl DaVeiga

Rhyming and punning and words that sound silly Making up phrases that rhyme willy-nilly
Lyrical rhythm and pages that sing These are a few of my favorite things.
As a songwriter and author, playing with words is my absolute favorite thing to do. Homophones, puns, rhymes, double meanings, alliteration, rhythm, and rhyme. Those are the kind of “prose” that brings me joy.
Long after my books are completed and sent out into the world, I think of my favorite wordplay lines in each and smile. In fairness, not everyone relates to my sense of humor. Some may think it’s corny or hokey, and that’s okay. Because I know my books have brought joy to at least a few. I can’t please everyone, but, if you’re into a little silliness, these are a few of my favorite lines.
In War at the Ice Cream Store: Mustachio Pistachio vs Bully Vanilli, General Custard declares: “The Ice Cream Store will NOT stand for intolerance!” and then-- “Unless it’s lactose of course!” said Non-Dairy Strawberry.
In Rocket Red: A Little Ant with a Big Dream-- “Please!” begged Red. “If you don’t step on me, I’ll… I’ll… I’ll rock your picnic. Free entertainment.”
In The Prickly Problem: Dr. Pete the Porcupine, because everyone loves a little “p” alliteration: “Dr. Pete pulled on his puffy coat so he wouldn’t poke his patients.”
In Chocolate Space Bunnies, chocolate-covered bunnies Captain Hop, First Mate Flop, and Skipper Flip discover the Milky Way Galaxy. The premise of the story is wordplay in itself.
Words are my tools. Words have power. They can cut, offend, inspire, persuade, and so much more. I use them to hopefully entertain, promote empathy and kindness, teach, and bring joy. Words—my favorite things indeed.

Meet the Author:

Cheryl DaVeiga is an award-winning children’s book author and singer/songwriter residing in New Jersey. After a career in business, Cheryl’s passion for music caught up with her, and she began writing and recording children’s songs as her alter ego, CADi Grace. She then moved on to adult songs, including an ASCAP award-winning veteran’s anthem, the featured song for the State of Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, the theme song to the philanthropic Where Angels Play Foundation, and a NJ Arts' pick for top NJ summer songs. She’s also written songs for artists on critically acclaimed albums.

You can find her books and animated sing-along song videos on her website for kids and kid-lovers-- 
Biff Bam Booza books have received numerous awards and acclaim, including Mom’s Choice Gold, Purple Dragonfly, Eric Hoffer, and Literary Titan book awards, a Readers’ Favorite 5-star rating, and a Kirkus Review Magazine feature.
Cheryl lives in Tucson, Arizona, and spends summers in her native New Jersey.  

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Wednesday 15 November 2023

THE MARK OF THE SALAMANDER by Justin Newland + Guest Post

Book Details:

​Book Title:  The Mark of the Salamander by Justin Newland
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  246 pages
GenreHistorical Fiction and Magical Realism 
Publisher:  The Book Guild
Release date:  September 2023
Content Rating: PG-13 +M. Mild sex and cruelty. Mature themes.

Book Description:


Nelan Michaels is a young Flemish man fleeing religious persecution in the Spanish Netherlands. Settling in Mortlake outside London, he studies under Queen Elizabeth’s court astrologer, conjuring a bright future – until he’s wrongly accused of murder. Forced into the life of a fugitive, Nelan hides in London, before he is dramatically pressed into the crew of the Golden Hind. Thrust into a strange new world on board Francis Drake’s vessel, Nelan sails the seas on a voyage to discover discovery itself. Encountering mutiny, ancient tribes and hordes of treasure, Nelan must explore and master his own mystical powers – including the Mark of the Salamander, the mysterious spirit of fire.

THE MARK OF THE SALAMANDER is the first in The Island of Angels series: a two-book saga that tells the epic story and secret history of England’s coming of age during the Elizabethan era.

Guest Post by Justin Newland: My historical fiction novel, The Mark of the Salamander, has just been published. It’s the first title in a two-book series, The Island of Angels, which tells the epic story and secret history of England’s coming of age during the Elizabethan era.

This blog delves into the Elizabethan world in which the novel was set. In those times, folk were much closer than we are today to angels and the spirit world. Some would call that superstition, and perhaps it was. But others might suggest that in those days, religion was their culture. Today, it’s the reverse, because culture is our religion. In other words, they lived in a religious society. We live in a secular one.

In 1588, the Spanish Armada, set sail from Spain to invade England. It was the largest fleet of ships ever assembled to that date, yet it was repulsed by a smaller but more mobile English fleet, and in the end, not one of Spanish soldier set foot on English soil. How much of that was the work, the secret work, of the angels of the Island? Queen Elizabeth was quick to attribute their victory to divine intervention, and penned the phrase: 

‘He (i.e. God) blew, and they were scattered.’ 

In history, this was known the Protestant Wind. 
In some ways, every land is a land of angels, every land has its cohort of angels, every nation is suffused by the charismatic power of its angelic presence. The question being: how much have that people listened to or been guided by the divine intention to which their angels were custodial?

What about the Island of Angels? It’s curious that the first five letters of the ENGLAND are ENGLA, which, changing the letters around, spells ANGEL. Is there evidence of angels in Elizabethan times? Well, yes, as it happens. There was a man who lived in Mortlake, London, who spent many hours conjuring entities from the angelic realms – and you can read about his extraordinary exploits in his books. 
His name was Dr John Dee, the astrologer and adviser to Queen Elizabeth herself. He worked with scryers like Edmund Kelley to communicate with angels, one of whom was a little girl who declared her name as Madima. Scrying is the practice of gazing into a medium, a scrying or show stone, for the purposes of divination. He believed that angels offered wise counsel and could help guide the nation to fulfil its divine purpose. 

Written in the late 1570’s, one of Dee’s seminal papers was ‘Brytanici Imperii Limites’ or ‘The Limits of (British) Empire.’ This provided a vision of the future, a conduit that eventually opened out into the greatness of Britain and her Empire. Sir Francis Drake would have been conversant with this work. I suspect that it was Dee’s vision of a British Empire spread around the world that spurred the Devon sailor to match the feat of the great Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan. The rest, as they say, is history. 

There is another, earlier apocryphal incident that refers to the Island of Angels. It took place around 590 AD. Pope Benedict was passing through a slave market and encountered some fair-skinned children. When asked who they were, he was told ‘Angles,’ to which Gregory replied, ‘Non Angli, Sed Angeli!’ meaning ‘Not Angles, but Angels!’

All of this suggests that the Island of Angels is a special place. Once it was known as the Island of the Mighty. To the Romans, it was called the Cassiterites, because of the presence of the metal tin in Cornwall and elsewhere. It’s also known as the Island of Angels, for it has been said…

‘Ex Insula Angelorum. 
Out of the Island of Angels, no less.
For always was it so and always thus to be.’

Are there angels? Would you know if one came and visited you? Would you know how to conjure one? 
Over to you. 

Justin Newland
5th October 2023

The Spanish Armada
The frontispiece of Dr John Dee’s Brytanici Imperii Limites or The Limits of Empire.
Pope Gregory in the Slave Market in Rome 

Meet the Author:

JUSTIN NEWLAND’s novels represent an innovative blend of genres from historical adventure to supernatural thriller and magical realism. His stories explore the themes of war and religion, and speculate on the human’s spiritual place in the universe.

Undeterred by the award of a Doctorate in Mathematics from Imperial College, London, he conceived his debut novel, The Genes of Isis (Matador, 2018), an epic fantasy set under Ancient Egyptian skies.

The historical thriller, The Old Dragon’s Head (Matador, 2018), is set in Ming Dynasty China in the shadows of the Great Wall.

The Coronation (Matador, 2019) was another historical adventure and speculates on the genesis of the most important event in the modern world – the Industrial Revolution.

The Abdication (Matador, 2021) is a mystery thriller in which a young woman confronts her faith in a higher purpose and what it means to abdicate that faith.

The Mark of the Salamander (Book Guild, 2023) is the first in a two-book series, The Island of Angels. Set in the Elizabethan era, it’s an epic tale of England’s coming of age.

His work in progress is the second in the series, The Midnight of Eights, the charting of the uncanny coincidences that led to the repulse of the Spanish Armada.

Author, speaker and broadcaster, Justin appears on LitFest panels, gives talks to historical associations and libraries and enjoys giving radio interviews and making podcasts. Born three days before the end of 1953, he lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.

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