Sunday, July 13, 2014
Getting Started: How to Become a Published Author step 1: Read the books that are similar to the ones you would like to write. Step 2: Make friends with your local librarian. She will help you with all your questions and give you guidance as to what books to read. She will suggest books too. Step 3: Join a local children's author group if it's available. Step 5: Learn how to present your manuscript professionally through courses like http://www.sadlercreativeliterary.com/pacing-2-wow-class.html Step 6: Look up children's publishing houses that are accepting manuscripts.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Butterfly Girls by Beryl Reichenberg "How does a Monarch Butterfly teach two young girls how to fly?" Well, if you want to find out, I suggest reading Beryl's picture book published by Oak Tree Press. Here's an excerpt: One morning Ashley went into the yard, and to her suprise, there was a bright, orange and black butterfly, flapping its wings. "Little butterfly, when did you come out of your chrysalis?" This lovely book tells a story of two girls discovering the beauty and magic of the butterflies. I recommend this book for children ages 3 and up. Here's a link to Beryl's website where you can find more information: www.berylreichenberg.com
50 PLAYFUL PASTA RECIPES This recipe book for kids and adults is chock full of great pasta recipes. It is divided into sections: Totally Tubular, Twisted & Twirly, Super Skinny, Very Stuffed, Wheels & Whatever, Sweet Treats. This book contains creative recipes like Robot Bites, Gooey Green Noodles, Spaghetti and Mini Meatballs, Out-of-This-World Tomato Soup and more! The photos are detailed and stunning! I would recommend this book to all ages. Here is the link: http://quirkbooks.com/noodlemania Short review of Noodlemania posted at @LilyErlic
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Voiceover for Children's Apps Have you ever wanted to be a voiceover? Maybe you could be if you join a site that could help you access jobs in this field. Voice123 is a a website that provides voiceover jobs for anyone interested in being a voice for an 'App' or a children's story on-line. I have been a member since 2006. They give you a webpage where you can showcase your talents. Check out their website: http://voice123.com/ Here is a demo of my voice.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Two books arrived in my mail by Top That! Publishing house. The first one is called Timmy The Tiger Finds First Words. The book is within a series called Learn With Magnets. Here is an excerpt of the first page spread: Timmy the Tiger has lost his cub. He sets off into the jungle to look for him. On the first page, there is a word spelled, c u b. Each letter is housed in a square. There are magnetic letters attached to the book which are magnets. The child may be asked to place the corresponding magnetic letters on each square. The next page the word is l o o k. The magnets adhere to the book! This is a clever way to teach children letters and words! Other words in the book are pond, frog, hug, fox and more. I enjoyed reading this book. I recommend this book to children learning to read, ages 3 and up. The other book that arrived from Top That! is called Five Little Penguins. Here's an excerpt: Five little penguins on the icy shore. One dives into the ocean, so now there's only... Four little penguins looking out to sea. One spots his mummy coming back, so then there were... I liked this book a lot because of the rhyme and also the die-cut penguins that disappeared one by one as the pages turned. The 3-D effect of the penguins make this a charming book for children 3 years of age and up. Links to Timmy the Tiger and Five Little Penguins: http://www.topthatpublishing.com/title?id=5368 http://www.topthatpublishing.com/title?id=5845