Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Coming Tomorrow- Crash! by Mayra Calvani

Starting tomorrow, I will have three days of information about a great children's book Crash! by Mayra Calvani.

Crash! is the story of an adorable Golden Retriever puppy and his boy, who struggles to give him a name. Until, suddenly, it all becomes obvious. . .

Crash! is a great picture book for dog lovers of all ages. Please stop by to say hi and leave your comments and questions for Mayra!

**VBT - Writers on the Move now has a monthly mystery site give-away feature. During the tours, a lucky commenter on the mystery site will win a book, ebook or other prize from that author. See schedule in previous post. Comment on the right post and you can win!**

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blog of the Week: Dangerous Pages

Dangerous Pages brings you the story behind some of the most commonly banned books in schools across the country. Learn the inside scoop behind bans on books like Alice in Wonderland, The Color Purple, and James and the Giant Peach. . . and The Very Hungry Caterpillar???

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Virtual Book Tour coming July 1st!

Harry Gilleland will be hosting Heather Paye at http://harrygillelandwrites.blogspot.com/
Karen Cioffi will be hosting Linda Asato at http://karenandrobyn.blogspot.com
Kathy Stemke will be hosting Carolyn Howard-Johnson at http://educationtipster.blogspot.com
Lea Schizas will be hosting Harry Gilleland at http://thewritingjungle.blogspot.com
Nancy Famolari will be hosting Helena Harper at http://nancygfamolari.blogspot.com
Vivian Zabel will be hosting Crystalee Calderwood at http://VivianZabel.blogspot.com
Margaret Fieland will be hosting Katie Hines at http://www.margaretfieland.com
Crystalee Calderwood will be hosting Mayra Calvani at http://crystaleecalderwood.blogspot.com
Katie Hines will be hosting Dorothy Massey at http://katiehines.blogspot.com
Dorothy Massey will be hosting Galye Trent at http://www.kidsbooksuk.blogspot.com
Liana Metal will be hosting Anita Yasuda at http://lianastories.blogspot.com
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be hosting Karen Cioffi at http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com
Virginia Grenier will be hosting Kathy Stemke at http://familiesmatter2us.blogspot.com
Helena Harper will be hosting Marvin Wilson at http://helenaharpersblog.blogspot.com
Gayle Trent will be hosting Liana Metal at http://gayle24202.tripod.com/gaylesblog
Mayra Calvani will be hosting Lea Schizas at http://www.thedarkphantom.wordpress.com
Marvin Wilson will be hosting Nancy Famolari at http://inspiritandtruths.blogspot.com
Anita Yasuda will be hosting Vivian Zabel at http://anitayasuda.livejournal.com/
Linda Asato will be hosting Margaret Fieland at http://lindaswritingdesk.blogspot.com
Heather Paye will be hosting Virginia S. Grenier at http://heatherpaye.blogspot.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Appearing on Robin Falls Kids Story Time!

On August 5th at 10AM Central, I will be appearing on Robin Falls Kids Story Time on Blog Talk Radio! You can listen in to the program on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/RobinFalls to hear me talk about the inspirations behind my picture book Angeline Jellybean. It should be a fun and exciting time for all writers involved!

Also, why don't you take some time to support me in the Take Steps for Crohn's Disease and Colitis Walk? You can find out more about Crohn's and Colitis as well as donate at http://tinyurl.com/qy9jlg

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More About Mini Mysteries & Kooky Spookies

Title: Mini Mysteries & Kooky Spookies
Authors: Stephanie Campisi, Calvin Innes, Dorothy Massey, Marcia Nass
Summary: Mini Mysteries & Kooky Spookies is a collection of one dozen mysteries and spooky stories for early readers. The book features six simple everyday mysteries that readers can solve along with six not-so-scary tales of some hauntingly memorable spooks. The three stories written by Dorothy Massey feature the ghost twins Wiggle and Woo.

Available from http://www.pinestein.com/ and Amazon.com (You can also purchase it by clicking on the cover to the right, nestled betweeen Angeline Jellybean and The Art of Science ;-) )

Monday, June 1, 2009

Meet Dorthy Massey

Dorothy Massey is the author of a set of three stories about ghost twins, Wiggle and Woo, published in an anthology by Pinestein Press in Dec 2007 entitled ‘Mini Mysteries and Kooky Spookies’. http://www.pinestein.com/ Dorothy was delighted to be commissioned to write these stories after winning first prize in Pinestein’s ‘Things that go Bump …’ competition with a story comprising a spooky twist on the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Since then she has won further competitions, with one of her stories being recorded as a podcast by TV presenter Gail Porter to launch a new storytelling character for Munch Bunch products.

Dorothy specialised in teaching literacy and has taught ESL, Adult Basic Skills, Family Learning and Creative Writing. The third edition of her publication for ESL students, ‘Better English’, published by Studymates, http://www.studymates.co.uk/ has recently been published in India.

She now writes fiction for children from pre-school to Key Stage 2 as well as teaching Creative Writing for Durham County Council’s Education in the Community. Two packs of poetry resources for Key Stage 3 written by Dorothy are awaiting publication with Zig Zag and she has a fantasy novel in progress.

Dorothy lives in Crook, a small ex-mining town in the North East of England and is a member of SSWAG (Seven Stories Writers and Artists Group). For more information about Dorothy and writing for children, visit her blog: http://www.kidsbooksuk.blogspot.com/