Friday, January 15, 2021

Featured Author ~ Smiley Kloth (aka Bernadette Warren)

My friend, and fellow author, Bernadette Warren, has written two amazing children's books published by Two Girls and a Reading Corner: The Adventures of Toby the Sea Turtle, and Toby the Sea Turtle: The Pirate Ship (The Adventures of Toby the Sea Turtle Book 2). Bernadette is a kind, loving woman who has a gift for storytelling. Her books will draw your children (and yourself!) into the story and you will feel like you are on the adventure with Toby and his friend!!

In The Adventures of Toby the Sea Turtle, Toby and a sea otter set out on an adventure looking for a pirate ship and treasure. What they discover is an underwater cave...and much more!

In Toby the Sea Turtle: The Pirate Ship (The Adventures of Toby the Sea Turtle Book 2), Toby and his sea otter friend, once again, set off on an adventure. Bubbles, the otter, finds a pirate ship at the bottom of the ocean. Will Toby and Bubbles find treasure, or will they be in for a much bigger surprise?

Both books can be found on Amazon for Kindle or paperback copy. Please make sure you leave a positive review after reading!!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Self-Care Sunday

Today is my self-care day. There's no better day than a cold, gloomy Sunday to have a "me day." I've been working a lot lately, and every weekend I say, "I'm not going to work this weekend" - but I do! I love my job (editing and book formatting) and I love writing (am currently working on another novel), but even authors and business owners need to take a break. That means no checking emails and taking a break from your phone!

What can you do for a self-care day? There are a lot of options:

1. Curl up in bed or on the couch with a good book.

2. Take a hot bubble bath (not for me; I hate taking baths).

3. Write in a journal.

4. Sit quietly or do yoga.

5. Take a nice walk (even if it's can bundle up!).

What am I doing today? I am lounging in leggings and an oversized shirt, and I am drinking coffee by the pot. I have a stew in the crockpot and am going to settle down to read. I'm not sure which book I'll start with...maybe a little of each!

If you want to read a book, but aren't sure which to read, I suggest going on Goodreads and seeing the featured books and what others have read...OR you can go to my friend's blog, Read N' Reviews, for book ideas. Tina writes reviews from books she's read, and I have added several of them to my "to be read" list!

How are YOU spending your Sunday? Remember, everyone needs a self-care day and we should do it once a week. Monday comes fast enough; take time out for YOU today.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Featured Author, Tracy Kushwaha

Tracy Kushwaha is an author, an artist, and my friend. She has six published children’s books, including the Harriet the Brave series. Her books, which were published by Two Girls and a Reading Corner, can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online.

I met Tracy on Facebook a few years ago and we became instant friends. She asked me to look over a story she had written and give her some advice. I knew, then, that she had true talent and a gift for storytelling. She is also the mother of a beautiful little girl who loves to read.

Support authors and check out Tracy’s books! Don’t forget to leave a positive review on Amazon and Goodreads!



Sunday, December 27, 2020

Authors Supporting Authors

Are you a published author? Fantastic! I congratulate you and would love to share your work on social media. Why? Because I, too, am a published author and we are not in competition with one another. We, as authors, should be celebrating each other, sharing each other’s work, and hoping for the best outcome for our books.

If an author needs advice or guidance, help them! If they need lifting up and encouragement, give it! Does it take long to click “like” and then “share” on Facebook or Twitter? It doesn’t, so do it!

I know authors who won’t share posts or answer a question for someone else and it really saddens me. If you’re that selfish or can’t give just a few minutes – or seconds! – of your time, why should anyone support you?

We’re in this together. There are millions of books in so many different genres, so why not support each other?

Wishing all of my writers and authors a happy and SUCCESSFUL new year!!


Monday, December 7, 2020

New Children's Book ~ Just in Time for Christmas!

Have you heard of Rockefeller? He is a northern saw-whet owl, one of the smallest owls in the United States! And guess what? Rockefeller was found in a Norway Spruce in Rockefeller Center, New York City, after accidentally traveling there from upstate New York!

Read Rockefeller’s story in They Call Me Rockefeller, which is a children’s fiction picture book about the little stowaway’s journey. The book is based on the real owl and on true events that occurred in November 2020, but the author put a cute little spin on it and made it partly fictitious.

Mindy Macisco is the author of They Call Me Rockefeller. She loves using her imagination and writing stories for children, as it brings her joy.

Mindy’s first book is called Pasquale’s New Friends, a cute children’s story about a handsome peacock who was lonely and one day set out on an adventure which led him not only to friends, but some yummy treats as well! 

Find these books on Amazon. Please leave positive reviews!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Christmas Books for Children!

Authors should support each other…always. We should not strive to be in competition with one on another but strive to market our own books and sell our own while at the same time showing support to our fellow authors.

How can we support others? Easy. Share posts about their books or websites, download their books on Kindle if you have Kindle Unlimited (or purchase a copy!) and leave positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. That’s it!

Today I am supporting a few authors by telling you about their books. Why these books? Because Christmas is nearing, and I have read all of these children’s books and I highly recommend them. They make great Christmas gifts for those special children in your life.

The Elf for Himself, written by Marie Agerton, and published by Two Girls and a Reading Corner, is an adorable rhyming book for kids. This little elf wants to keep all the toys he makes for himself, rather than let Santa give them to boys and girls. Will the elf learn a lesson on giving, or will he keep the toys for himself?  Find out by reading this fun book!!

Sophie’s First Snow was written by Mandy Leigh – author and owner of Two Girls and a Reading Corner (also a very special friend of mine as well as my publisher).

Sophie is a little girl who wakes up one morning to…SNOW!! Oh how fun the snow is! Sophie and her mom bundle up and play outside in the snow all day. This story will warm your heart and get your kids excited for Christmas…and SNOW!

A Christmas Kitten for Max was written by an author friend of mine, Lindsay DeRollo, and published by Two Girls and a Reading Corner. What a cute and fun story about a cat who isn’t a fan of the new kitten that comes into his home one day. Will Max accept this kitten as his friend, or will he choose to continue to try in every way to boot her out of the house? Max ends up learning a great lesson. Find out what happens by reading this adorable book!

A Nose for Teddy, written by Tracy Kushwaha, and published by Two Girls and a Reading Corner, is an adorable story about a cute teddy bear who longs for someone to love him...and a new nose. Meet Teddy by reading this fun-loving children's book!


These are all just a few fun Christmas books that children will love. So hop on Amazon and order your copy today!