Monday, April 29, 2013


Starts in 2 days, who is with me in the Doodle Challenge?

On My Mind: NEW CHALLENGE! DOODLE DAY MAY!: Self Portrait created by my daughter - age 5 It is in the last page of her sketchbook - when I asked her why she jumped to the last pag...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Review: Boo's Bad Day

Boo's Bad Day

Author: Penny Lockwood

Illustrated by: Deborah C. Johnson

My Review:

Boo's Bad Day is a cute picture book for kids that demonstrates in a fun way about obeying and listening when an adult tells you no. Boo wanted outside in the worst way, and didn't see the harm in sneaking outside for a bit. The story shows all the trouble Boo gets into while outside as a kitten too young to be out on his own.

Parents will enjoy this book as a bedtime story and a great spring board for teaching children about obedience. It is a cute story with a happy ending yet has a great life lesson threaded throughout with great illustrations that enhance the text. The author has done a great job of endearing Boo to the reader and showing children the consequences of going against what they have been told without being condescending. This is a must to add to your child's library to be read over and over.

Join me in congratulating the author and illustrator on a job well done.


By: Penny Lockwood

Picture book for children aged 18 months to 7 years

Published by 4RV Publishing

ISBN# 13: 978-0-9852661-5-8



$7.32 prime


$8.99 includes s/h


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Book Review: What Do You See When You Look at Me?

What Do You See When You Look At Me?

Author: Sarah E. Sauer

Photographer: Sarah E. Sauer

Halo Publishing International


Book Review:

It is rare to find a great picture book about animals that is not like every other picture book out there but Sarah E Sauer has been successful at creating a beautiful book for the picture book market that does more than show the faces of animals. And it is because of what she has been through in life that has taught her to really see what is behind the picture that brings that same life to her book.

A flamingo, pink with a curvy neck.  A horse with a tear in it's eye. A kangaroo with BIG ears and a long tail. The pictures are gorgeous and keep the reader engaged but the added text with additional details make this book special.

Ms. Sauer has accomplished what others may never do, she has created a picture book that tells a story and keeps the reader engaged over and over. This book is a true find for the reader and one of those books to treasure.

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Sarah E. Sauer is available for speaking and signing events.


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Photographer & Author Sarah E. Sauer joins the World of Ink Virtual Tour 


The World of Ink Network will be touring debut author Sarah E. Sauer’s animal photography children’s picture book, What Do You See When You Look at Me? throughout April 2013.


About the Book:

In What Do You See When You Look at Me? the author engages her young readers with bright and colorful photos and invites them to see more than just an animal but to look at the beauty of each creature in detail.


ISBN Number: 13:978-1-61244-147-4 (hardcover – 24pgs)

ASIN: 1612441475

Price $16.95

Genre of Book: Children’s Non-Fiction/Photography Picture Book

Publication Date: April 2013

Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.


Places where book is available for sale: Halo, Amazon and Barnes & Noble


What Readers are Saying:

“Sarah's view of the animal kingdom is delightful, artistic, colorful, with a wonderful touch of whimsy. The expressions that she found in each of the images, matched by the text that fully exemplifies the expression on each of God's creatures is truly a gift to the reader. I wish her lots of success --I know the kids are going to love your book, Sarah!” ~ Bernita


“Very simple and easy to read with beautiful pictures throughout the entire book! My older sons, age 8 and 5 read it over and over to my daughter who is 3. She is an animal lover and won't put this book down!! I highly recommend this book not only for children, but for a baby shower gift as well. The bright crisp pictures are absolutely amazing!” ~ Ringo, Amazon Reviewer


“My class was given a copy of this book by Sarah and they absolutely love it. Excellent book for pre-schoolers. The photos are so beautiful and vibrant.” ~Amigos, Amazon Reviewer


About the Author: 

Sarah E. Sauer is a childhood brain cancer survivor. She is also an animal lover. Sarah’s love of animals was something she drew on for strength throughout her illness. In her first children’s book, Sarah shares her love and respect for wildlife animals through her photos she took for her high school digital photography class. Sarah is currently studying early childhood education and hopes to share her love and knowledge of animals to promote and develop an appreciation of wildlife in young children. She currently lives in Corydon, IN with her family and her horses, llamas, donkey, cats and dogs.


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Writers On The Move: Combining Writing with Other Passions

check out my thoughts on new passions and lifestyle related to writing here:

Writers On The Move: Combining Writing with Other Passions: Writing is part of my life but I am finding although I want to make money at it, sometimes the monetary part of the equation takes the fun o...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Write Conversation : What Works in Real Life Works Just as Well in Writ...

This is one of the better descriptions of what not to do with POV as a writer. I found this post well worth the few minutes of my time to read through it and it made me see a few of my faults when writing my characters.

The Write Conversation : What Works in Real Life Works Just as Well in Writ...: I’m going to begin varying the Thursday posts adding more general writing instruction pieces. But don’t worry, Lynn Black...


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