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How do you have to think unconventionally to write great stories for children? Join us as children's book author Bruce Coville talks about extraterrestrials and other oddities for kids.
Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1950. His family lived in farm territory north of Syracuse and he grew up around the corner from his grandparents’ dairy farm, where he spent a great deal of time dodging cows and chores as well as he was able. As a young reader he loved Mary Poppins and Dr. Dolittle, but also read lots of things people consider junk (Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and zillions of comic books).
In 1978 he published his first book, The Foolish Giant, a picture book illustrated by his wife, Katherine. Since then he has published over 100 books for children and young adults, from picture books to young adult novels. Among his best known titles are My Teacher Is an Alien, Into the Land of the Unicorns, and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His work has appeared in 16 languages, and won children's choice awards in numerous states.
A frequent speaker at schools and conferences, Bruce has 3 times been opening or closing keynoter for the national conference of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He travels the world to speak in schools, and has presented at American or International Schools in Sao Paolo, London, Madrid, Shanghai, Delhi, Seoul, and many others.
In addition to his writing, in 2001 Bruce founded FULL CAST AUDIO, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of great children's books. He has produced over a hundred audiobooks, frequently also directing or performing.
Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, author and illustrator Katherine Coville.
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Tony Angelo began developing his talent as a poetic writer of children's stories books. His first book, Inspiration, Encouragement, Humor, Motivation for children 'Go-bez Nibe: Very Clever Firefly' (2010), other books that followed are Honey I'M Home(2010)
Dawg Gone(2011), Cordon Bleu(2011) which is about a teenager uprooted but learns what is important, and Too Face(2011) about two young girls lives that reversed in their adult lives,
His collection of divergent books of civil comprehension can be found at Tony Angelo of Barns and Noble. Tony's professional expertise as a social worker for 30 years, his stance on the development of children's pure minds, is foremost important to assist them with knowledge and understanding for mental balance in their future.
Tony Angelo's children's books gives the reader the comprehension of discovering how to covenant with others through laughter, humility, logic, and the understanding that allows one to feel empathy for others, to name a few. The inspirational conception that is received by the children and parents alike is the "absorption of the knowledge in Tony's simple stories that have abundant colossal messages". Tony's influential stories reflect similarities that happen in our everyday lives. Tony is quoted, "There are many different backgrounds and identities that I have learned to embrace, simply with compassion and dignity". From Tony's past professional experience, "Children who learn to read early in life, are prepared to imagine a better understanding of their life as it unfolds into their future
Annette Bentley Smith, a writer of children’s short stories, rhyming poetry, and picture books for ages 0-4 and 5-9. She lives in Georgia with her husband, two sons, her granddaughter and her stepdaughter.
Mrs. Smith’s educational background includes a high school education and a graduate of "The Institute of Children’s Literature." A self-taught writer by looking and learning from other writers, she developed a passion for writing when she was in elementary school.
It took her own children to get her to this point in her writing career, working around and helping numerous children in her time. Ms Smith plans to continue to help many more through her writing. Her granddaughter, Melody Rayne, enables her to stay current with the preschool and elementary scene.
One of her 5-star reviews on Amazon.com read like this:
“Loved this story! Enjoyed the poetic way it was put together, the diversity of both nannas, and the importance of the love of a grandparent. It made me happily reflect on my own childhood and how I will forever cherish all the memories I have with my grandmothers and fathers. Really appreciate stories like these! Thank you so much Annette for the refreshingly diverse story!” - Stacey Culpepper
Visit Annette at: www.AnneCorpLiteraryWorks.com/ or www.Facebook.com/MrsAnnieBooks/.
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Michelle goes out on the town with friends but never returns home. Every parent’s nightmare; their teenage daughter goes missing. Time passes; the police inform the parnts to expect worst.
DS Jim Broadbent becomes involved in the investigation. He begins to uncover a sickening sex trade which cuts across an MI5 investigation.
He is then taken into the world of the arms trade where sex abuse and white girls are trafficked in part payment.
The investigation leads to Spain where he reignites his affair with Sonja; not under the circumstances he would have liked, but to further the link in the arms trade being investigated by MI5…
Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy.
Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to more than 20 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the “Cresperian Saga,” book series, and currently writes the critically acclaimed “Displaced Detective” series, described as “Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files.” She recently released the paranormal/horror novella El Vengador, based on a true story, as an ebook.
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Having spent the last decade working for Writer’s Digest, Jessica Strawser has edited literally hundreds of articles on the craft of writing and on storytelling excellence. A novelist herself, she shares insights gained from sitting in the editor’s chair and from her writer’s perspective.
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The team arrives in Washington, D.C. in 1986 to find a document that will lead them to Savage. The team infiltrates the Pentagon and retrieve a government file that points them toward scientist Valentina Vostok in the Soviet Union. Chronos tracks the team, and Rip is forced to use Russian fighter jets to assist in taking down Chronos. While Ray and Snart go after Vostok, Rip tracks a time anomaly outside of Moscow. Rip finds his mentor Zaman Druce, who offers to pardon Rip and return his new team to their time if Rip voluntarily surrenders. The pardon is a trick, and Zaman attempts to kill Rip. With help from the team, Rip survives and Chronos and Zaman escape. Back on the ship, Rip has Sara and Kendra work together to tame the feral nature that resides in each of them. Dr. Stein infiltrates a research lab and discovers Savage is trying to build an army with the same abilities as Firestorm. Dr. Stein absorbs the energy in Savage's thermal core, but he, Ray, and Mick are captured by the Soviets.
Oliver refuses Nyssa's offer, instead he attempts to convince Malcolm to relinquish control of the League to Nyssa in exchange for the cure. Malcolm claims Nyssa is lying and refuses to go along, while Nyssa agrees but proclaims that if Malcolm backs out then everyone will be considered an enemy. Oliver convinces Nyssa to provide a sample to prove to Merlyn she is not lying. After witnessing Thea get better, Malcolm agrees to the deal. At the exchange, Malcolm double-crosses Nyssa and she is forced to retreat. Oliver convinces Malcolm to challenge Nyssa to a duel, with the winner remaining the leader of the League. Before they fight, Oliver uses ancient rules to trade places with Nyssa as her husband. Oliver bests Malcolm, but instead of killing him he cuts off the hand wearing the Demon's Head ring and knocks Malcolm unconscious. Oliver exchanges the ring for the cure. Realizing her mistake, Nyssa disbands the League and destroys the ring. Angered by Oliver's betrayal, Malcolm informs Darhk about Oliver's son. In flashbacks, Reiter takes a stone from Oliver that has the symbols he seeks.
Join us for our pro talk segment on Sports With The StatMan on Friday night.
The 2015 NFL season is in the books. How did your team do? We look at the season that was for the locals and around the league, as the league turns to the offseason. ***
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Bennet Pomerantz talks to media guests on the Betty Award winning ANYTHING GOES. His guest tonight is author Lindsay Downs
I've been an avid readers ever since I was old enough to hold a red leather bound first edition copy of Sir Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake in my lap.
So it only seemed natural at some point in my life I take up pen and paper to start writing. Over time my skills slightly improved which I attribute to my English teachers.
My breakthrough came about in the mid 1970's when I read a historical romance written by Sergeanne Golon, Angelique. This French husband and wife team opened my eyes to the real world of fiction. Stories about romance, beautiful damsels, handsome heroes and plots which kept me hooked. Of course, being a man, I had to keep my reading hidden from others as that wasn't appropriate reading for men.
With this new found appreciation of the written word I took up other books and devoured them as a starving person would a plate of food. I them attempted to write again. I still wasn't satisfied so I put it aside for years as other events entered my life.
Finally, in the early years of the new millennium I tried again to write and once again met with limited success. At least now I was able to get past the first page or two. Then, in 2006 a life changing event brought me back to my love, I took a job as a security officer. This allowed me plenty of time to read different genres.
My favourite was regency. As I poured through everyone I could get my hands on I knew this could be something I wanted to attempt.
Since 2012 when my debut regency romantic suspense released I was hooked and have, except for a few contemporaries, focused on this genre.
Since 2012 I've lived in central Texas. I'm also a member of Romance Writers of America and their local chapter.
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