I know I have hosted Jaimie Engle before but just in case you don’t know her (you must be living under a rock), she is a very well-respected and known author in Brevard County, FL. She writes MG/YA books that are cutting-edge and have wonderful messages.
Today, I’d like to share with you her newest book…Metal Mouth, Lightning Can Strike Twice.
Here’s what it’s all about…
Mahlorie hates her braces. And who cares what she looks like anyway? Her parents sure do. Dad, a travelling magician, and Mom, a famous erotica author, constantly harp on the importance of appearance. Her best friend Shai is the epitome of pop-culture, crushing on every boy with a cute smile. But when Mal has a near-death experience and can suddenly hear a boy’s voice in her head, life takes a turn for the weird. He can hear her too. How did her braces become transmitters? And who is this boy she just might be falling in love with? Her readers who enjoy “The Fault from our Stars” and “Everything, Everything.”
This magical coming-of-age tale of mystery and self-discovery, and love and friendship, makes the impossible become all too real…
You can get your own signed copy here or pre-order it on Amazon here
Today, I want to introduce you to a wonderfully creative and gifted children’s author that I had the privilege to meet at a book event recently, Sarah Ann Kinnear.
I talked to her about her inspiration and book concept and was blown away by her multi-faceted books from being beautifully illustrated by a woman who lives in Denmark (and Sarah flies to Denmark for vacation and has actually met her illustrator in person) to the fun adventure mystery stories told in a series of books to the puzzle piece that is included in each book that will ultimately be something a child can put together!!
More than your money’s worth is included in these wonderful books, plus the positive messages inside.
Now, let’s get started…
Little Pearl’s Reflection
Little Pearl’s Reflection is a children’s mystery adventure series of 7 books. At
the conclusion of each book there are 3 questions for children and adults to
discuss together, plus a surprise puzzle piece. Enter the contest to have YOUR
name as the character who helps Little Pearl find her lost mother! 70% of all
profit from sales is designated for helping children via children’s hospitals,
charities, schools, and Ronald McDonald Houses. Best of all – it’s fun and exciting
for all ages to read together!
On the eve of her 7th birthday, Little Pearl and her mother travel to a nearby
meadow and lie down side by side to watch the stars. Little Pearl falls asleep.
Suddenly she is awakened by a loud CRACK! When she opens her eyes, she sees
blue skies and no storm clouds – but she realizes that her mother is GONE! Little
Pearl decides to search for her lost mother by following the Old Winding River
around the Big Purple Mountain. Help Little Pearl search for her lost mother, Anna!
Volume 1: Little Pearl’s Reflection: The Light in the Window
Come along on her birthday adventure! In “The Light in the Window” you will meet five of Little Pearl’s new friends: Miss Sophie, a blind old woman who
gives Little Pearl a surprise birthday gift; Rusty, an inquisitive, talking red bird; InOut,
a disappearing blue bunny; the Ponte V, a wise and beautiful ivy bridge; and
Olivia, a shy, kind, and understanding gold fish.
Read or listen as Little Pearl, now a teenager, relates the tale of her search for her lost mother and her amazing birthday adventure. Follow the Old Winding River, and travel across the beautiful, small Pacific island toward the Big Purple Mountain.
Volume 2: Little Pearl’s Reflection: The Secret of the Smiling Rocks
Join Little Pearl as she continues her search for her lost mother, Anna!
Come along again on her birthday adventure in, “The Secret of the Smiling Rocks.”
You will meet three more of Little Pearl’s new friends: Henry, a small happy rock who explains part of ‘The Secret’ of the smiling rocks to Little Pearl; Rosie, a large pink elder crystal who tells the ancient tale of Little Pearl’s island home and the herd of Unicorns living in the caves of the Big Purple Mountain; and Syd, an adventurous turquoise snake who comes along to search with the friends by looking for Anna’s footprints. Little Pearl also learns about the majestic White Unicorn who flies and helps to heal all creatures on the island.
Volume 3: Little Pearl’s Reflection: When the Plants Throw a Party
Celebrate with Little Pearl and her friends on her next birthday
adventure, “When the Plants Throw a Party,” and travel into the deep, dark Evergreen Forest.
Meet Little Pearl’s new friends: Abraham, an old ironwood tree
who is celebrating his 100th birthday with his brother trees, Gulmohar and Baobab;
beautiful Gracie, an Egyptian cat dressed in gold jewelry who joins the search for Little Pearl’s mother; and Grinnd, a wise old owl who had made his home in Abe’s knothole. Join Little Pearl and her friends as they magically dance in the forest,
and Little Pearl receives a birthday gift of a mysterious old map.
Sarah Ann Kinnear, a teacher and principal for 35 years, has worked in the classroom and behind the scenes educating children and creating innovative curriculum that encourages independent thought and creative problem solving. She
has always appreciated imaginative stories and learning activities that inspire children and teenagers to ask questions, think for themselves and become life-long learners.
Inspired by her experiences as a mother and a teacher, Sarah wanted to write an interactive adventure series for young children who enjoy books, puzzles,
and mysteries. Little Pearl’s Reflection is filled with suspense and surprises,
including talking animals, plants – and even a talking river. Sarah lives with her
husband and dog Huey in Pensacola, Florida.
Bodil Sebrina Christensen is a self-taught designer, illustrator and artist. She is a trained teacher, and has worked with children and young people for 40 years. In her work she always implements art and creativity. For several years she worked on art projects for children and teachers in children’s homes and schools. For 35 years Bodil also held freelance jobs with Søbogaard, where she designed a myriad of labels for organic products, produced by organic fruit and berries.
In 2011 she worked with Søbogaard in Nepal drawing and designing for organic products for the International Development Assistance (Danida) project. Bodil lives in a
beautiful area north of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope this post finds you happy and relaxing.
One of my favorite things to do is to introduce you to new children’s authors.
Recently, I had the good fortune to meet Pete Davies, through the miracle of the world-wide-web via Facebook. I believe you’re going to love his books.
So, without further ado, let’s welcome Pete…..
My name is Pete Davies and I am a children’s author from England. I originally started work as a diver in the North Sea but spent my spare time, writing, painting, and playing the guitar.
My first book, which was released a month ago, is a comedy children’s novel for 9-12 year-olds called, Hacker Gran. It tells the story of Mimi Slickton, your average, harmless, suburban, law abiding granny. That is, until the bank stops paying her money. That’s when she decides to take the law into her own hands…
Although it’s been reviewed in the UK, I don’t have many reviewers in America. So, if you are interested, I would be delighted if you would review my book! (See details at the bottom of this page).
My second book, which is part of a series, is called, The Adventures of Puppy Poor Paw. It is another children’s comedy which tells the story of a King Charles Spaniel whose life is about to change. While Christmas shopping with mum and dad, he is attacked and left for dead by two bungling teenagers, Jerv and Nunky.
With his memory gone, he seeks help from a group of lost puppies but soon realizes that he holds a secret which the evil Dr. Kunopegos is desperate to steal from him.
As the clock starts ticking, Puppy Poor Paw still doesn’t know what that secret is–and he just may not live long enough to find out!