Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fandangle Magazine - Wilfdire

I'm starting a wildfire and telling all my friends about Fandangle Magazine, a great FREE online magazine for kids with loads of fun stuff like crafts, puzzles, poems, short stories and much more to share with your kids. Just click the link!
You can help spread the wildfire and possibly win a great prize! Just click on the wildfire button on the home page for all the details.

Fandangle Magazine isn't your typical online magazine (or e-zine). You can view it online (click on the picture of the cover to the right) or download the PDF file to your computer.

You'll see that Fandangle looks just like any other magazine you'd buy in the store. The advantages are that Fandangle is free and you can print out the whole issue or just the pages you want.

Note to Parents and Teachers:
Fandangle Magazine is a FREE online magazine for children ages 6-10. We provide craft projects, children's puzzles, short stories for children, non-fiction stories and much more. Our holiday craft projects encourage little hands to get involved and create big ideas. Puzzles for children in Fandangle Magazine develop hand eye coordination and motivate children to find simple solutions.

Fandangle Magazine presents great ideas for family time with projects families can do together. We entertain children with interesting facts and stories designed to motivate imaginative playtime.

We want to hear from you! Please send comments and suggestions to:

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Garden of Eve Book Review at NWFCC

My book review of K.L. Going's, The Garden of Eve can be viewed at The National Writing for Children Center.

Cruise on over and read the review and checkout many of the other exciting writer's articles!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Author, K.L. Going

This has been quite the eventful day!

As many of you know I am a Middle Grade Book Reviewer for The National Writing for Children Center and I just completed and submitted my review of, "The Garden of Eve," by K. L. Going.

I was so inspired by the book that I sent a personal email to K. L. Going stating how much I enjoyed the book and that I just finished my book review. She expressed interest in the book review and I forwarded it to her immediately.

Her response was one of pure delight! She wrote:

"Oh thank you! Would you mind if I post this review on my web site? It's beautifully written..."

I am honored that such an established author as K.L. Going is that she praised me on my writing!

Please do stop by and visit her at and don't forget to pick up your copy of "The Garden of Eve."

I will post the links to my book review at my blog once I receive them.

Have a wonderful day of unexpected connections!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Published News

Hello all:

I am excited to share with you that my following articles have been accepted for publication:

"How To Avoid The Feeling Of Isolation By Conducting Author Visits," published September 2007, Kid Magazine Writers ( - click In My Office.

"The Brick and Hopefully Crumbling Wall of Parenting and Writing," published September 2007, Stories for Children Newsletter for Writers.

Enjoy the waning days of summer!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Guest Bloggers thru Pump Up Your Book Promotion

Cheryl Malandrinos, a fellow member from the Musing Our Children group introduced me to Pump Up Your Book Promotion and how you can get involved in the promotion of published authors through their virtual book tours. There are several ways you can participate from conducting an interview with the author, guest blogger on your blog by the author, book review. Surf on over to: Pump Up Your Book Promotion to gather further information.


On October 18th...Diane Wolfe will be the Guest Blogger and I will be completing a book review of her Young Adult Fiction novel, "MIKE: THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, PART IV"

Darrell Bain is tentatively scheduled to be the Guest Blogger on November 19th.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Middle Grade Book Review at National Writing for Children Center

My latest middle grade book review: "Victory," by Susan Cooper can be viewed at The National Writing for Children Center -

Surf on by and read not only this book review, but other fabulous articles and book reviews by fellow writers!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Kid Magazine Writers

Whether you are aspiring or seasoned magazine writer, Kid Magazine Writers, is a must have website to have in your favorites folder!

Jan Fields, creator and editor, provides you with a tremendous amount of resources and articles from up-to-date Market Info, Working Day Articles and Techniques to the Archives of articles.

Stop on by and you will see why this site will have you coming back again and again.

Happy surfing!

I'm Published! in Kid Magazine Writers

My article, "How To Avoid The Feeling Of Isolation By Conducting Author Visits," has been published in the September 2007 issue of Kid Magazine Writers.

The article provides you tips how to contact school visits, even if you don't have a published book. Magazine writers can also participate in this worthwhile experience at your local schools. Cruise on over and see for yourself.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!