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  • 03:01

    Authors of Children's Books: Why Do They Do It ?!

    in Culture

    There is more to being the author of childrens books than you know.


    By Mary Rodd Furbee


    1. Consider why you want to write children's books.
    If you want to write books for children, it helps to be a little crazy. I developed a passion to write nonfiction biographies for middle-school children about four years ago. My daughter's experiences made me realize that there were hardly any children's books on America's founding mothers. It hit me, hard: This was what I had to write. There was a need. The subject was fascinating. I knew I could do it, and found the prospect exciting. If you have a similar passion, perfect. If not, perhaps you are meant to do something else. It's hard to write books, harder still to write books for children. It's difficult to get published, and you'll face a lot of rejection.


    2. Don't expect to make big money or make it quickly.
    Writing books for children is like starting a business. You must invest both time and money. I hoped to make money writing my first books, but I didn't. Four years and six published books later, I still haven't made as much money as I could have in most professional writing or editing positions. It's the rare children's book that hits the bestseller list or wins a Newbery Award, and the rare full-time children's writer who makes a living.


    3. Read children's books.
    When I decided to write biographies of women in American history, I read biographies, histories, books about writing biographies, and lots of middle-grade fiction and nonfiction. It's amazing what you can learn by reading the books you want to write - be they board books for infants and toddlers, picture books, early readers, middle-grade novels or young adult nonfiction. Read the best authors - over and over. If you can, take a class in children's literature or writing for children.

  • 00:58

    Writing Diversity Into Children's Books - Allyson Ward Neal, Writer

    in Education

    Join Cultural Conversations as we discuss how children's books have an impact on the kids reading them, their self-esteem, sense of community and family; with writer, and corporate communicator, Allyson Ward Neal. Call the show 347.857.3121, MONDAY, 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME/8:00 P.M. EASTERN. Allyson is an author of the popular Ava children's book series, the story of an young african american girl and her family.  Allyson is author of, "They are: Algiers: The Untold Story, the African-American Experience, 1929 – 1955, Algiers: The Untold Story of a New Orleans Treasure, Ava the Angel, Ava Lillian’s Blessing, Ava Lillian Goes to School, Ava Lillian's Christmas Play, How to Write and Publish a Book and How to Create Websites for Smartphones, tablets, laptops and more".Call the show 347.857.3121, MONDAY, 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME/8:00 P.M. EASTERN.

  • 00:59

    The Author's Talk Show w/ Lew Steinhoff (children's books - 'Jacques the Bear')

    in Books

    Lew Steinhoff has published four children's books through Rocket Science Productions.  They make up the well received Jacques the Bear Series.


    What started simply as a father telling stories to his children at night has led to putting those words into writing.  This series is intetended to be entertaining for a child with a great story line but it also conveys a positive message. 


    The four books are based of real life stories Lew has experienced, and incorporates one of each of his four children in their own book.


    Learn more about Lew and his amazing books at his website, www.booksbylew.com.

  • 00:15

    Atheist Children's Book Author Bids Farewell

    in Atheism

    It is hard to put into written words what I really want to say, so I want to "talk" to you about my decision to stop writing. This is a thank you, but also a rant about the atheist "community". 

  • 00:27

    It's Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on World OF Ink Network 5/26

    in Books

     At 1PM EST, is 12NOON Cst, is 11 AM Mst, and 10AM Pst, On It's Story Time with JD Holiday:  Little Green by Arnold Rudnick  & Mikey's Bad Day by  Cheryl A Johnson, Plus Book Picks with Agy Wilson.
    Little Green ~ Little Green Frog hops out of the pond, looking for a way to be special.  He sees other animals, with their special skills, and asks "Isn't it possible?" he can be a goose, horse or koi. Little Green introduces young readers to animal groups, traits and skills while he learns that ALMOST anything is possible.
    Buy:  www.amazon.com/dp/0981587976
    Arnold Rudnick's site: http://isntitpossible.com/
     Mikey's Bad Day- Mikey's Bad Day is a story of a little five year old boy who is struggling to remember the do's and don'ts that he's been taught. He's smart and energetic and has a great sense of humor but sometimes he makes mistakes. He finds out that by making a few mistakes, people can learn a whole lot, and what he thought was a not so nice day turned out to be fine.  


    Buy: www.createspace.com/5447705 
    Cheryl A Johnson's: www.mishandfriends.com/ 


    Plus, Book Picks with Author Agy Wilson.  www.agywilson.com/
    Show site:  itsstorytimeforkids.blogspot.com/2015/05/on-its-story-time-little-green-by.html#.VVuSN_lViko

  • 00:45

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Publisher/Editor Clayton C. Bye

    in Books

    http://www.claytonbye.com/


    http://shop.claytonbye.com/index.php?route=product/manufacturer&manufacturer_id=11


       Clayton Bye, under the imprint Chase Enterprises, has been writing and publishing since 1994. The author of several books, as well as internet short stories, poems, articles and reviews, he's also an editor and small business management consultant.

  • 00:41

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Carole P. Roman

    in Books

    http://caroleproman.com/home


    A FLAG FOR THE FLYING DRAGON~


      It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure.

      Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather.

      Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and it is creating a hurricane of a mess on board.

      The team must come together and find a task that will fit Zachary without interfering with their own fun. On the way, they acquire a flag that will unite them as both friends and crew.

      Join the problem-solving crew of the Flying Dragon as they find a flag for their ship and a job for Zach.

  • 00:12

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Anonymous-9

    in Books

    http://www.anonymous-9.com/


    DREAMING DEEP~


    By the Winner of two Readers’ Choice Awards from The House of Crime & Mystery...

      The Story
    The hardworking men and women at the Port of Long Beach, California have no idea what’s waiting for them in the deep water. Tugboat Captain Ed Angelus discovers the horror first in a death match aboard the Lady Bulldog, a high-tech z-drive vessel. But when the Coast Guard and Homeland Security arrive on the scene, there’s no trace, and Ed is declared delusional and unfit for duty. A few months later Ed’s former crewmen dredge up something chilling from the depths of Alamitos Bay—something horrific and possibly paranormal. Soon, the truth turns into ugly lies by authorities unwittingly manipulated by a dirty bureaucrat masterminding the investigation. Overnight, Ed finds himself a public enemy at the center of extraterrestrial black ops—outrunning the law until he can warn the world.

  • 00:32

    Miracles with Sue London Call in Show

    in Self Help

    Join me for a VERY exciting interview with my dear friend Sue London; sharing hope, inspiration and miracles. Join us for the call in segment and explore/share your own miracles.


    Sue London is the Founder and Producer of Get Inspired Media Network, Executive Producer / Radio Host of Get Inspired Radio Show.Through her network and radio show, motivational speaking, training, and writing, Sue offers caring support and optimism to people around the world to help overcome difficult or traumatic situations in their lives.


    Over a ten year period Sue battled Crohns disease, abuse, near death, divorce and was given 30 minutes to live. When she became pregnant with her second child, Sue was told it was unlikely she could deliver the baby she was carrying. The disease had flared up and her health was in grave danger. Sue persevered and delivered a healthy baby girl. The disease went into remission, never to return.


    Faced with a giant STOP SIGN, Sue made the right turn of a lifetime, adopted a positive outlook and never looked back. From that point forward Sue went on to publish her inspirational life story, “Soar Above It All – Overcoming Adversities in Life”. This is a story of challenges and triumph over illness, abuse, disease, divorce, and near death, and authored two children’s books , “Rocky’s Trip To The Hospital” and “Rocky’s Positive Thoughts Coloring Book”.


    Now as an award winning international radio host, motivational speaker, and trainer, and through her Get Inspired Media Network, Sue inspires audiences around the world. Sue has regained her health. She is enjoying life and coaches people to make positive life changes; train people to host their own radio shows, writes books; speaks professionally, and works in the community to share her passion of helping others GET INSPIRED.

  • 00:15

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Anonymous-9

    in Books

    DREAMING DEEP~


    By the Winner of two Readers’ Choice Awards from The House of Crime & Mystery...

      The Story
    The hardworking men and women at the Port of Long Beach, California have no idea what’s waiting for them in the deep water. Tugboat Captain Ed Angelus discovers the horror first in a death match aboard the Lady Bulldog, a high-tech z-drive vessel. But when the Coast Guard and Homeland Security arrive on the scene, there’s no trace, and Ed is declared delusional and unfit for duty. A few months later Ed’s former crewmen dredge up something chilling from the depths of Alamitos Bay—something horrific and possibly paranormal. Soon, the truth turns into ugly lies by authorities unwittingly manipulated by a dirty bureaucrat masterminding the investigation. Overnight, Ed finds himself a public enemy at the center of extraterrestrial black ops—outrunning the law until he can warn the world.

  • 00:12

    Grace Klein Community: Kwathu Children’s Home & Beats and Books

    in Current Events

    An Intervention- Kwathu Children’s Home: Gertrude, born to a young single girl, barely old enough to take care of herself, became a ‘mom’ to her 2 year old, half-brother, at a tiny age of 6 years. Gertrude and Linto were the ‘results’ of a young woman trying to survive through the only way she knew how, prostitution. Naturally, the two children were unplanned, and the young woman was certainly in no position to care for them. Having to fight for survival, Gertrude would wrap her little brother on her back and walk into the township and steal food.  Someone noticed that these two children were in desperate need for care, and took action.  6 years have passed, and Gertrude and Linto have blossomed into two incredible children. They found their home, their foundation and their future.


    Beats and Books: A similar story yet in another part of Africa is that of a young girl with little knowledge of her Mom's whereabouts. The death of her father had so little consequence as he was only a man whose last name she bears. Her name is Yonela which means "enough." She has no one to look to except the strangers in her life who have consistently shown her love and care and have become her family. Two years ago, through our intervention, Yonela was moved into a private school where she has learned quickly how to read and write. Every week, she spends atleast 9 hours learning musical skills and improving her literacy with people who believe in changing her circumstances in our after-school program. Yonela has begun to dream.