Cracking Stories 4 Children

Marge Avantis picToday I am introducing Marge C. Avantis, the author of Forbidden Wings and The Legend of ELPanda Paws.

With a degree in Early Child Education, Marge’s occupation as an early grades teacher gives her insight into the stories children enjoy. She has written short stories, puppet dialogues, and activities for preschool curriculum.  Now retired, she writes full time, bringing to the mid grade readers books she calls “fables.”

She brings mythical creatures such as fairies, elves, mermaids, pixies, and other strange beings to her stories. She now offers her first two ‘fables’ for Mid graders: “THE LEGEND OF ELPANDA PAWS” and “FORBIDDEN WINGS, A MERMAID’S STORY” both as e-books and print.

She is presently working on her third Fable, “PIXIES OF THE FERNS: FERNELLA’S MAGIC.”  She also plans to launch her upper teen historical series, HANK OF TWIN RIVERS,”  this year. The HANK books is a coming of age story. The story takes place in 1855 and tells of Hank’s sometimes dangerous and always exciting adventures while following the Oregon Trail and helping his Pa set up a trading post for pioneers passing the merging Platte River in Nebraska.

In the future she hopes to publish her preschool “Back Yard” Story Books, featuring BeeBeau Bumblebee, Merle Squirrel, Bitty Blue Jay, and their friends who live in America’s back yard. These stories have been read and enjoyed by the thousands of her students. Now retired her, life has been filled with younguns .. (As Hank would say) .. hundreds of students throught the years and her own five children, grandchildren, and they just keep coming. Keeping track of family is her hobby. Writing is her occupation.

For more on Marge C. Avantis, click on her pages:

http://on.fb.me/11wbdqY – Facebook

http://bit.ly/11PIfEh = Marge’s Blog

Now, let’s get to know her books!

Forbidden WingsForbidden Wings 

A Mermaid’s Story Wonderful Fantasy Story about an Adventurous Mermaid, This captivating story with fantastical characters will delight the imaginations of young readers.

 

Available on Amazon!

http://amzn.to/Zv3s6A

 

The Legend of Elpanda Paws

For hundreds of years the Claus Corporation has contracted with the ELVanites to make Love Bears, which are The Legend og Elpandsdelivered to seriously ill children around the world. Only Elves with love and happiness in their hearts can make the bears properly insuring that each bear carries love and comfort for these children. Negative feelings are discouraged in ELVanland. Frowning, fussing, criticizing and crying are rarely seen or heard. The ELVanites know that these feelings bring on unhappiness and disease. From early childhood they are taught to push any sad feelings out of their thoughts by thinking happy thoughts instead. ELVina, Head of Production, finds her elf workers suddenly afflicted with the negative disease, an illness that makes them slow and careless. This situation will ruin their reputation as bear makers. Something is wrong in ELVanland. Something is terribly wrong!

Available on Amazon!

http://amzn.to/187dtKw

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katrina picToday I am introducing Katrina Bowlin-McKenzie. She wrote her first four books for her children, over thirty years ago. Katrina is now a mother of four grown children, grandmother of nine and great grandmother to two precious little girls. A Psychic Counselor, teacher, healer, author and herbalist, Katrina was born in America and now lives with her British husband in the UK.

You can find more information on Katrina and her books by clicking on her website: http://bit.ly/XOVHYi

 

Come and enjoy her books here below! 

A Fairy Tale – the Fairies teach a little girl how to believe in herself A fairy tale

US Amazon: http://amzn.to/107ny2g

UK Amazon: http://amzn.to/14GJ4DN

Bluen Island – this book teaches children to accept that which is different. It is about accepting the color of one’s skin. Bluen

US Amazon: http://amzn.to/14GJxGe

UK Amazon: http://amzn.to/15vkWDt

The SecretThe Secret – the book is about a little boy that is afraid of the dark. Teaches kids to find ways to deal with their fear.

US Amazon: http://amzn.to/11trInU

UK Amazon:  http://amzn.to/107oW4O

Missing Lissa Missing Lissa

A Fairy tale that follows the loss of a beloved child who returns with many magical gifts to share.

​US Amazon: http://amzn.to/XYdvSS

UK Amazon: http://amzn.to/17PUkwu

Lizzy the reluctantLizzy The Reluctant Princess
A Princess that does not want to be a princess. She would rather dress in her brother’s clothes and play in the forest with her unicorn, Piper.

US Amazon: http://amzn.to/17EFNAK

UK Amazon: http://amzn.to/15xj6SR

Honor’s Magical Imagination  Honors
A special little boy with a soaring imagination goes to magical places and meets magical beings
US Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZdLxS0
UK Amazon: http://amzn.to/XYdUF0

Brooke's MagicalBrooke’s Magical Adventure​

A little girl has a vivid dream that takes her on a magical adventure.

US Amazon: http://amzn.to/11rRsCh

UK Amazon: http://amzn.to/12xBzvt

RhinoPromoCvrSmallWho will Dance with Me? has been brought to us by Emily Mckeon. This is her debut novel and has teamed up with veteran Linda Clearwater, who has illustrated this fabulous book!

When the princesses of Wesalopolus have a party, they invite everyone in the kingdom. As each princess chooses a dance partner from the assembled guests, Rhino worries no one will dance with him.  Princess Bridget tells him he can’t leap high enough and Princess Bella thinks she’ll be scratched by his rough skin. Can Princess Grace see past these things and find the perfect dance partner?

A whimsically illustrated book for anyone who’s ever felt different.

Book LaunchAbout the author:

Emily McKeon resides in the tiny state of Rhode island with her husband and two children. When not writing, she enjoys playing clarinet and eating crackers with cheese and jam. A graduate of Rhose Island College with a B.A in theater and writing, she spun around and landed on the random career of bookkeeper before returning to her love of writing.

About the illustrator:

Linda Clearwater has been designing and illustrating children’s books for over 20 years. She has designed and illustrated books for numerous publishers, including Reader’s Digest Children’s Books, Harvesy House, and Zonderkidz.

For more information about WHO WILL DANCE WITH ME? please visit http://www.thewidewritingworldofemilymckeon.blogspot.co.uk/

My first posting on this new blog will be featuring Julie Elizabeth Powell, a children’s novelist of twelve unique books! She has published in a variety of genres, including, fantasy, murder mystery, humour, psychological thriller, horror, short stories /poems, mystery adventure and non-fiction. Today, I am highlighting four of her books:

1. Epic Fantasy Adventure

the star realmThe Star Realm (#1 Avalon Trilogy)

What would you do if you were called to another world…a world filled with seemingly impossible things?
Faced with this choice, Davie, Ben, Anne, Chrissie and Billy embark upon a mysterious quest, finding themselves transported to the spectacular and extraordinary world of Avalon, whereupon they are catapulted into one of the uncountable heptagonal pieces that make up the magical sphere of the Orb of Caprice…namely, the Star Realm. 
Follow the exploits of the five and champion their long, arduous yet amazing journey. Though the question remains…will Time be on their side? 
This story is for anyone with a head overflowing with dreams, a heart filled with a yearning for adventure and a soul buoyant in magic. This is the first adventure in the Avalon trilogy.

If you like to purchase this book, please visit these sites:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Realm-Avalon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005MCDTA4/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173364&sr=1-4&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Realm-Avalon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005MCDTA4/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173711&sr=1-4&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Lulu (print) http://www.lulu.com/julizpow

2. Invasion (#2 Avalon Trilogy)invasion alt

The children are once again called by the Time Keeper of Avalon and find themselves within the Orb of Caprice, this time joined by Daisy, Billy’s unsuspecting grandmother, where, together, they must find the Key of Light, if all their worlds are to be saved before DarkStar gains control. The corrupted land of the Dark Reaches is full of mysterious and forbidding creatures, testing friendships and resolve as they battle through this fragmented world in an effort to complete their quest. Faced with these dangers, they have the added worry about what may have happened to Kimeranet, who has disappeared without a trace. As the puzzle unravels, not least about Kimeranet’s past, a further mystery develops, as the travellers discover part of the Legend of the Kraal, and meet Kaarvok…but should they trust him? And can they remain united as they struggle through this newly found world? Follow this next adventure and see if they can again successfully fight to save their friend and home.

If you like to purchase this book, please visit these sites:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invasion-Second-Avalon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005ME3DIU/ref=sr_1_12?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173364&sr=1-12&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Invasion-Second-Avalon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005ME3DIU/ref=sr_1_11?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173711&sr=1-11&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Lulu (print) http://www.lulu.com/julizpow

3. Secrets Of The Ice (#3 Avalon Trilogy)front cover

Secrets Of The Ice is the last of the epic journey for Davie, Ben, Chrissie, Billy, Anne and Daisy. It sees them battle against unrelenting odds within the Dominion of Ice, where they must find the thirteen pieces of the Mystical Pyramid before Lokian can use it to unleash DarkStar and so to bring Elsewhere under its thrall. There is something they do not realise, however, something that goes back further than the creation of Avalon, but will the secrets be unravelled in time and be enough to show them what they must do and what sacrifices must be made?
Delve into the mystery and find out if they can do it.

If you like to purchase this book, please visit these sites:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-The-Avalon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00707WDMO/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173364&sr=1-9&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-The-Avalon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00707WDMO/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173711&sr=1-9&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Lulu (print) http://www.lulu.com/julizpow

knowing jack34. (Mystery Adventure) Knowing Jack

Twelve-year-old Jack knows they shouldn’t go but is unable to persuade his parents not to take the planned trip to the Lake District. Something was going to happen but what? The weird feelings he had were always so fuzzy and they didn’t always make sense. Maybe it was just because he’d have to spend time with his pampered cousin, Rosie? Anyway, it was nearly Christmas and what could go wrong with just staying in some cabin in the woods? 
He was being stupid…all he had to do was ignore the way his belly churned and his head pounded. He might be wrong after all.

If you like to purchase this book, please visit these sites:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knowing-Jack-ebook/dp/B005MEP6N0/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173364&sr=1-5&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-Jack-ebook/dp/B005MEP6N0/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1365173711&sr=1-8&keywords=julie+elizabeth+powell

To know more about Julie Elizabeth Powell,  read about her and her brilliant books here: book bio pic

Facebook author page #1 – http://www.facebook.com/julieelizabethpowellsbooks?ref=ts&fref=ts
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/starjewelz
Email: julizpow@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://www.freewebs.com/julizpow

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