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Showing posts from January, 2012

Interview Friday with Molly Nero, Author of Smarty Pig

Molly Nero loves to sing, dance and read. She spent over 18 years teaching elementary school.   Reading to her own children, she was inspired to write. The second book in the Smarty Pig book series Smarty Pig and the Test Taking Terror releases in Spring 2012. VS: I want to thank you for being my guest here on The Writing Mama today, Molly. To get things started, what do you do to help balance your writing life with your family life? Molly: My family has to come first. My daughter is a sophomore in high school, so the realization that she will be off to college in a couple of years is looming overhead now. I try to write during the day since I am not working at this time, so when the kids come home from school, I’m available to them. My husband is retired and helps keep things going around the house, so it’s a blessing to not have work because I finished not only Smarty Pig , but the 2 nd in the series and have begun writing the 3 rd one also. It’s not uncommon to find me wr

American Chronicle | Spotlight on Maryann B. Sawka, Author of "Good Table Manners Made Easy"

Halo Publishing, Int. and the World of Ink Network have been touring a wonderful book "Good Table Manners Made Easy" written by author Maryann B. Sawka, which released in January 2012. "Good Table Manners Made Easy" is a quick, easy-to-read resource that teaches basic table manners in a delightful fun way. It also serves as a quick refresher for the table manners that we may have forgotten. You can get a sneak peek of the book at Maryann B. Sawka has been doing etiquette workshops for the past few years. Her presentations primarily focus on children, which led her to write "Good Table Manners Made Easy". The book has wonderful information for diners of all ages, but the illustrations and easy-to-understand cadence captures children. Sawka´a higher education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from California University of PA in 1993 and a Master´s

The Families Matter Show 01/25 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Families Matter with hosts VS Grenier and Kecia Burcham. Airs live 6pm EST - 5pm CST - 4pm MST - 3pm PST The Families Matter show airs live once a month on the 4th Wednesday. This months show topic is on Divorce. We will be talking about tips for parents and children dealing with this tough life changing event. When it comes to divorce, everyone is touched by its awful power. The idea of this show is to have guests and listeners (adults or kids) share information to help empower children and their families. Please post any questions or stories you would like us to answer or share on the show. You are also invited to call in and join the conversation. Listen at The Families Matter Show 01/25 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

What It Is Like Being a Teen Author with Rachel Yurchisin

When I first got the notification that my manuscript was accepted by Halo Publishing, I was overjoyed. It was an amazing feeling when I got the first shipment of books and seeing my name on the cover and my picture on the back. It was really a dream come true. This whole experience has not changed my relationship with any of my friends- many of whom have bought my books for the holidays.  I have found it very difficult to balance writing, the process of publishing, and publicizing the book, with my schoolwork and hobbies. I give Virginia a lot of credit with putting up with me not keeping up with deadlines etc. However, I believe that family comes first, and then school work, and then anything else.  On the side I participate in the Zoo Crew at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, which is a group that teaches the public about the animals on exhibit. I also am in involved with the Future Scientists groups at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History that does surveys of wildlife on variou