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Preditors and Editors Readers Poll: Vote now!

12:00:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

The Preditors and Editors Readers Poll is open now for voting and I have two entries included this year; Children's book for Out and About at the Zoo and 
Writers's Resource/Information/News Source... for Writers and Authors.



I'd really appreciate if you could take a minute to give me your vote. You can place your vote at http://critters.org/predpoll/

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FREE Out and About at the Zoo download for Christmas

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That's right, I'm giving away FREE copies of my best selling children's picture story book this Christmas. All you have to do to get your hands on a FREE copy of my best seller is go to http://amzn.to/WyTNrL on either 24th, 25th or 26th December and download a copy. If you don't have a kindle you can still get a copy and read it on one of the kindle apps e.g. Kindle PC or Kindle ipad.

Why not gift a copy to your friends too? 


If you'd like to give back a little Christmas cheer I'd very much appreciate if you left me a review and clicked the like button ;)

Merry Christmas!

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Wall Chat Wednesday: Special Guest Tannia Ortiz Lopés

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My special guest for today's Wall Chat Wednesday feature is Tannia E. Ortiz Lopès. She'll be joining me on my Facebook page at 9:30 pm Central European Time (that's 3:30 pm for you folks in the US) today to chat about her books, photography and a whole bunch of other stuff too. She has some special offer to share as well. As always everyone is welcome to join us and you can post your own questions for Tannia directly to the wall during the chat.

You can also find info about Tannia and her projects on her website http://timewithtannia.tripod.com/

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Dear Santa Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Dear Santa Blog Hop! With the holiday season upon us, and being a book junky, I thought it would be fun to have a blog hop that shares ideas for books as gifts.

How to participate
  • Link up a post related to Christmas and books. This can be a link to a book give-away, a discussion about why books make great presents, what books are on your Christmas wish list this year, the books you're buying for others or even about your all time favourite Christmas book.
  • Don’t link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.
  • Check out the other posts and leave them some love in the form of a comment.  
  • Grab the banner above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you’re linking up and add a link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links!
  • Last but not least; tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!
Happy Hopping!


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Out and About at the Zoo by Jo Linsdell

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Out and About at the Zoo by Jo Linsdell
Blurb:


Rhyming text and colourful pictures accompany this fun day out discovering different animals at the zoo.

Author bio:

Jo Linsdell is a best selling author, award-winning blogger and freelance writer. A recognised thought leader in the world of book marketing she is also the founder and organiser of the annual online event Promo Day.

Originally from the UK she moved to Rome, Italy in 2001 where she lives with her Italian husband and their two young children.

She is currently working on another children's picture story book called Fairy May that is scheduled for release on 1st February 2013 and The Writers and Authors Guide to Social Media that will follow shortly after.


Purchasing  link:


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Mercury in Retro Love by Janie Emaus

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Mercury in Retro Love by Janie Emaus
Blurb:

A story about crushes, conflicts and astrological confusion.
Finally, after years of making love predictions for her friends, fifteen-year-old astrologer, Emma Seigel, sees a boyfriend in her future. But there’s one big problem. Mercury is heading for Retrograde in four weeks, and she sure knows what that means. It’s like an astrological PMS. A disastrous time to start a new relationship.
Using her school newspaper column, Emmastrology, she sets a plan in motion and within a week lands hottie Evan Randolph as her boyfriend. She’s a Taurus. He’s a Capricorn. Both earth signs. What could be more perfect? But is he as perfect as her prediction claims him to be? The stars are telling her it’s right. But her heart says it’s all wrong.
Everyday her feelings are growing stronger for someone else, a Leo, so totally not the sign for her. And to make matters even worse, Emma’s actions, caused by her unflinching belief in astrology, get her in trouble with her best friends in the whole world.
Time is running out. Can Emma straighten up this mess she’s in before Mercury goes Retrograde again?

A Young Adult Novel
Author Bio:
I write fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. I am both serious and fantastical.
As a little girl I would read newspaper articles out loud to my family and friends, incorporating them into the stories. By the time I was in junior high, I was creating plots and characters of my own. And I have been a prolific writer ever since, writing everything from poetry to educational videos.
I have written several books for Parachute Press, the book packager for the Goosebumps and Fear Street series. I have been also a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times Kids’ Reading Room Page. My stories for adults have appeared in True Confessions, Woman’s World, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and The Book Breeze.
I also write a weekly column for the popular website In The Powder Room and blog for The Huffington Post.


Website: www.janieemaus.com 

Purchasing link:


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The Alien Mind by Virginia Jennings

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The Alien Mind by Virginia Jennings

Blurb:
In The Alien Mind, Young Rivinaig shares her adventures and trials that began on that fateful day when a group of aliens called the Aruk abducted her and several other children. Another group of aliens called the Aunantet rescue the children and raise them as their own. Their new families teach them how to harness the full capacities of their brains, enabling them to defy the laws of physics and develop special mental abilities.
The past returns to haunt them as the Aruk plot revenge and make a bid to regain their control; the fate of the entire galaxy depends on whether the children can maintain their freedom.
Author bio:
Virginia Jennings lives in South Carolina with her husband, three kids, and two cats. She graduated from High School at 16 and was published by the time she turned 18. She is the author of two science fiction books and has plans in the works for two fantasy books as well. Her ideal evening is spent watching Star Trek or Eureka with her family over dinner. She enjoys playing putt putt and watching the latest sci-fi or action adventure movie. She does most of her best writing in the car as her characters prefer to talk to her while she is driving. Finding time to write down what they tell her- now that is where the real challenge is! When she is not hanging out with her family or writing she also runs the 'Where Writers And Authors Meet' writers group online.
Purchasing link:

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Babysitting SugarPaw by VS Grenier

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Babysitting SugarPaw by Virginia Grenier

Blurb:

2012 Mom's Choice Silver Award-winner!
2011 League of Utah Writers Silver Quill Winner!
A little bear named SugarPaw hopes to get rid of his babysitter, bonnie Whiskers, by getting her into trouble after making changes to his rules chart. As the story unfolds, SugarPaw learns about honesty and friendship. Babysitting SugarPaw, with its child-centered plot on gettng to know others, is the perfect book for littel ones scared of being left alone with a babysitter for the first time. This book will delight three-to-eight-year-old-readers, especially those who like to create mischief.
Illustrator: Keven Scott Collier
Author Bio:
VS Grenier is an award-winning children's author, founder & owner of Stories for Children Publishing, LLC, award-winning editor-in-chief of Stories for Children Magazine and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int, and also, the host of the blog talk radio shows on The World of Ink Network: Stories for Children, The Writing Mama, What is Success and Families Matter. A California girl at heart and former fashion buyer, Grenier lives in Southern Utah with her supportive husband, their three children and the family's miniature schnauzer Taz.
Purchasing link:

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The Mystical Mountains of Terra by Ngaire Elder

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The Mystical Mountains of Terra by Ngaire Elder

Blurb:
A race against time. Good versus evil. The Sceptre of Malvado is at risk of falling into the wrong hands, and Soldier’s fate depends on its recovery. Can Cecilia and Soldier find the sceptre before the total eclipse of the sun, or will someone else beat them to it?

Another gripping adventure for Cecilia Spark, with lots of thrills and spills along the way.

Illustrated by Peter Maddocks. The second book in the new children’s series, The Adventures of Cecilia Spark.

Suitable for 5–8-year-old boys and girls.

Author Bio:

I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. I spent most of my childhood playing outside with my brother and my imaginary friends and feasting on my grannies’ homecooking.

I can remember the magpie that followed me around my garden one summer, and the day my grandpa found the wild bunnies that I had captured and hidden in my bedroom.

After leaving school, I went to college and university (part-time) and embarked on a career in the health and safety sector, qualifying in 1993.

I met my husband through my work and have 4 children.

Now, I spend my time looking after my family, taking care of our collection of animals (2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, 2 pigs, 3 ferrets and a budgie), nurturing the kitchen garden, learning Spanish, speaking Spanish and writing.

I currently live in Spain.

Purchasing link:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Cecilia-Spark-Mountains/dp/1479261572/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354026861&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Mystical+Mountains+of+Terra++by+Ngaire+Elder


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Bella's Birthday Surprise by Kate Mueller

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Bella's Birthday Surprise by Kate Mueller

Blurb:
Bella is turning one and excited about her first party.  She is in for a big surprise when she opens her last present and finds something very special inside.

Author bio:
From poems to short stories, I have always enjoyed putting my thoughts down on paper. After graduating from Purdue University, my husband and I settled down near our Indiana childhood homes. We now have two beautiful daughters, Bella and Sofia. We have cherished countless hours curled up reading together. It was from this experience that I knew I wanted to leave something for my daughters and future generations. A book was the perfect choice.

                                                                  
Purchasing link:

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Win free books for tots and teens!

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From the 1st to 7th December 2012 people can enter this awesome give-away and be in with a chance of winning a selection of fantastic children's titles. The contest is international and all people have to do to enter is click through the rafflecopter (see below). The more you click, the more entry votes you have and the better your chances of winning.



I'm joined by authors; Kate Mueller, Ngaire Elder, Virginia Jennings, Janie Emaus and VS Grenier to offer some pre-Christmas fun and give readers the chance of winning a copy of our books. An excellent prize that can be downloaded directly to your kindle device. No waiting for the postman to deliver!

Reading is an important skill for children to learn and electronic reading devices like kindles are opening up the possibilities of getting children to read more. Ideal for those times when you need to entertain them in waiting rooms or during long journeys but also great for reading at home. This super prize will keep the younger members of the family entertained either independently or as a group activity.

I was trying to think up ways I could promote my book in the lead up to the holidays and give a little something back to all the people that support my work. I figured it would be more fun to include other authors in the children's genre and do it as a group project than to go it alone and so asked some of my colleagues if they wanted to join me. The result is a fabulous prize of titles suitable for tots to teens. 

The winner of the give-away will receive a copy of each of the titles giving them an instant library of children's books for their kindle... and just in time for the holidays!


Each day this week I'll be sharing with you some more information about each of the titles up for grabs and their authors so be sure to check back.

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