Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Children's Author Virtual Visit via Nepris - Donna McDine


By invitation through nepris, teacher Ms. Jami Gallo of the Francis H. Sheckler Elementary School in Catasauqua, PA reached out to me to conduct an author virtual visit for their 2nd grade classes.


What a wonderful way to spend my lunch time on December 10, 2019 when I video chatted with Ms. Gallo's class and had the opportunity to share my author presentation, How a Book Comes to Be.


The students were a true delight and after the presentation we had time to chat about Writing Children's Books. We focused on how they are studying various forms of writing and the stages of the writing process. The second graders asked insightful questions that kept the ease of conversation flowing.

They also shared with me that they read my children's book, Hockey Agony together as a class! Woo hoo...I'm thrilled!

I am filled with deep gratitude and joy for being selected to virtual visit with the students and teachers at the Francis H. Sheckler Elementary School. Thank you Ms. Gallo and nepris for arranging such an exhilarating time.

#nepris
#virtualauthorvisit
#donnamcdine
#awardwinningchildrensauthor
#hockeyagony
#gratitude

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!


Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Monday, December 9, 2019

Virtual Author Visit - Continued Engagement by Award-winning Children's Author, Donna McDine


As my virtual author visit with the Good Elementary School located in Irving, TX on September 27, 2019 concluded their teachers, Sylvia Huber and Laura Cardenas, and I chatted further about staying connected throughout the school year. 

My offer to “adopt” the class for the school year has come to fruition! 


Woo hoo…Snoopy Dance is definitely in order… 

I recently received the first round of questions from the students via individual videos through Flipgrid. I had the pleasure of viewing the 37 videos and responding individually to their questions via a video. 


My heart soared with each video and their thoughtful questions as well as sharing a bit about how their writing assignments are going. As a children’s author to have this type of engagement with students is exhilarating. I am looking forward to continued engagement throughout the school year. 

Thank you with deep gratitude to the students at 
Good Elementary School and their teachers Ms. Huber and Ms. Cardenas. 

Our motto… “never give up and always ask questions.” 


#Flipgrid
#virtualauthorvisit
#DonnaMcDine
#schoolvisits
#authorschoolvisit

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!


Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Friday, December 6, 2019

Angel's Forever Home Picture Book Trailer


A great big shout out to 
Kim McDougall of Castelane for the Prose 
in creating a spectacular book trailer for Angel's Forever Home

Thank you with deep gratitude, love and joy... 
Rita, Bobbie, Donna and Renie



#angelsforeverhome
#ritagigante
#dogrescue
#donnamcdine
#bobbiesterchele
#reniedemase

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!


Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Sunday, December 1, 2019

Holiday Special from Award-winning Children's Author, Donna McDine



I'm delighted to announce my Holiday Special...

Purchase any combo of six children's books for:
$40 (a $65 value)

The Golden Pathway
Powder Monkey
Hockey Agony
A Sandy Grave
Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters
Angel's Forever Home

Offer Valid: December 1-20, 2019

Call Donna @ 845-721-7802

Personalized and Autographed

10% of sales will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Wishing one and all a blessed holiday season! 

Thank you for your time and interest!

#donnamcdine
#childrensbooks
#picturebooks
#earlyreaders
#guardianangelpublishing
#mascotbooks
#holidaybookspecial
#thegoldenpathway
#powdermonkey
#hockeyagony
#asandygrave
#deeanddebofftheygo
#angelsforeverhome

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!


Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving


This Thanksgiving, let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord. 

At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve on another and to walk together in God's gracious world. 

With thankful hearts, we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing.

Credit... Womans Day

#thankful


#givethanks
#gratitude

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!

Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older
Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved
A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day - Honoring All Who Served


Gracious God, we give thanks for military men and women, both from the past and present, and for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people to secure the blessings of life, liberty, and justice for all. May our remembrance be a timely reminder that our freedom was purchased at high cost, and should not be taken for granted. Give us resolve to labor in faithful service to you until all share the benefits of freedom, justice, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Credit - https://episcopaldiocesefortworth.org/prayer-for-veterans-and-military-men-and-women/ 


#veteransday

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!


Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Book Review - Not Guilty by C. Lee McKenzie


  • Title: Not Guilty
  • Author: C. Lee McKenzie
  • Publisher: Evernight Teen (October 23, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07ZJNNDRD

"Enter the world of high school junior, Devon Carlyle. Popular, highly skilled basketball player, sights on a college basketball scholarship, the girl of his dreams by his side and true friends. Devon is walking on air and feels it to his inner core of how good he has got it. Until one spiraling day where all that seemed perfect comes crashing down around him. Finding himself accused of a violent crime, convicted and sent to juvenile detention in a whirlwind of accusations, Devon and his family find themselves helpless. Cast aside by his so-called friends, girlfriend and the town as a whole Devon embarks on a journey of finding true friends in the most unlikely circumstances and the ultimate quest to clear his name. 

The reader will be immersed in the action from the onset as they turn the pages quicker than they can determine what they think will happen next."

Author, C. Lee McKenzie weaves a tale of truth and self discovery in a fashion of honesty leaving the reader to want to fight any injustice they may come across in their own lives. Bravo!”



#yabooks
#bookreview
#teenbook
#notguilty
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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!


Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist