Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Review: Sir Licksalot & The Artic Fools

Sir Licksalot & The Artic Fools
Author: D. L. Carroll
Illustrations: Teri Cuneo
Publish America
ISBN: 978-1-6290767-13
Chapter Book
What do you get when you combine great characters, a magic fountain, and a quirky dog? You get a fun filled chapter book to engage readers from page one. Sir Licksalot & The Artic Fools is just such a story. It is one of a series of books about a dog named Sir Licksalot and the kids who own him.
The adventures start at the magic fountain. The beginning of summer vacation starts out boring but soon  a cold trip to the artic region takes place when they visit the fountain during a campout and find themselves dripping in freezing water and ice crystals.  From trying to keep Sir Licksalot warm to finding magical dog sleds and ice sculptures followed by polar bears and seals the fun and excitement continues.
 Besides page turning action, realistic characters, and a strong setting, D. L. Carroll adds a mix of facts about Global warming, artic climate, and natural habitats. From glacier caves to icicles the reader will not only be engaged and entertained but will learn cool things about science and the environment. Teachers and parents will definitely approve and kids will be none the wiser because they will be enjoying a good read.
The book and more by D.L. Carroll can be found at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Frugal Book Promoter- An Honest Review and Personal promotion....

I love to promote authors or books  whose work helps new and struggling authors to both learn the ropes and to do it professionally. Carolyn Howard Johnson is one of the best. She offers insight into all aspects of writing and even better, she tells you how to promote your work without breaking the bank.
The best of the best, Carolyn practices what she preaches, is available to help promote others in the same ways she seeks promotion, and gives solid honest advice on all aspects of writing and marketing. I have had the honor of being in several groups that she participates in and I subscribe to her newsletter so I know first hand how helpful her advice and expertise is to a novice.
 As I am working on promoting my own picture book for kids on a subject that adults may steer away from ( childhood cancer- The ABC's of Cancer According to Lilly Isabella Lane @, I am using several of the ideas in Carolyn's  series of books. The information in the books and on the website are easy to do and cost little to nothing. These are a must have for every author who actually wants to sell what they write and needs to build that author platform.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Instructor for nearly a decade at the renowned UCLA Extension Writers' Program 
uthor of the multi award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally books including the second edition honored by USA BOOK NEWS 

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