Thursday, December 4, 2014

Featured Author Paulette Harper and book Princess Nevaeh

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Princess Nevaeh by Author Paulette Harper
Genre: Children's Books
Release date: September 4, 2014
4 - 7 K - 3
34 pages
Princess Nevaeh by Author Paulette Harper Six year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is. She will soon learn that her wish to be a princess takes a little bit more than just asking. Some of the Lessons taught in Princess Nevaeh:  1.Self- Worth 2. Behavioral skills: fighting, bullying, and name calling. 3.Encouraging the kid to do better) 4.Teaches manners and how to conduct themselves. 5. It encourages listening skills pertaining to adults, parents and teachers. In regards to listening and obeying adults: this is a great opportunity for parents to share with the child the difference between those you can trust and those you can't. These types of story books are perfect for kids to learn, improve and grow. Curly Divider Blue
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Author Paulette Harper Beginning her career in 2008, Paulette is an award-winning, bestselling author and the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services. Along with being an ordained Elder, she is the author of several books and founder of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help promote authors of the Christian genre and authors of clean books. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Elder Paulette’s desire is to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while dealing with issues that hinder women from becoming all they are created to be. Her topics are biblically sound and pertinent to the needs of today’s women. Paulette is a wife, mother, grandmother and Bible teacher. Paulette has appeared on numerous radio and Television shows. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying. As a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry called “Write Now,” a literary program that specializes in coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development, and publication of Christian books. She provides her listeners with tools, resources, and opportunities to help them succeed in the writing business. Her books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers (non-fiction category). Connect with her below...
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Hello friends! Today I’m very pleased to be talking with author Paulette Harper about her children’s book, Princess Nevaeh. I’m not much of a review writer, a skill that I’m constantly trying to improve, but I thought when I was offered a chance at this blog tour, I’d give it a try!

Paulette Harper is the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services, and she’s also an ordained Elder. She has authored several books and started the Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help promote Christian genre books and authors. She’s also an inspirational and motivational speaker. She’s also a mother and grandmother [Congrats on the family! Kids can so enrich our lives!] In her role as a speaker, she is committed to speaking her messages in an uplifting and edifying way. As an author, her books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers Best-sellers list for Independent Publishers.

I downloaded Princess Nevaeh for my Kindle, though I’m still a bit old-fashioned when it comes to books (I like the good old paper pages that I can feel in my hands, and the smell of a new book, or even an old one.), but the Kindle version was a-okay in my book. The colors and illustrations were bright and eye-catching, and the pages on the Kindle automatically defaulted on my phone to the landscape (sideways) view so that I could see the full page at one time, which was really nice. Not sure how the formatting was done to insure that, but I’d love to learn how, in the event I ever publishing another book with illustrations.

Nevaeh is a young girl who asks her grandmother what it takes to be a princess. Her Mimi explains that she must be nice to people, never bite or kick or hit, never bully people or call them bad names, and to always do what grownups tell her to do. Nevaeh is a little sad, because she doesn’t always clean her room when her parents tell her to or stay quiet in class when the teacher says it’s time to pay attention. Nevaeh is afraid this will prevent her from becoming the princess that she so longs to be.

However, Mimi goes on to explain that she can see how Nevaeh works hard to improve her behavior, and that Nevaeh has always been her princess, from the moment she was born. In the end, Mimi encourages Nevaeh to keep behaving well, that she is beautiful inside and out, and that she can accomplish anything she can dream of.

This book is well-written and I can see it being quite engaging for young children, in my opinion maybe 4-8 year olds. It explains very succinctly that it’s not nice to hit, or call names, or bully others (and as you know, bullying in school has become a very big problem as of late), and it lays down the rules in a way intended to be easy for young children to relate to, as well as retain. Anyone who has young children around, parents, grandparents, caretakers, or foster parents, should consider this book for the library of their children. It has the feel of a book they’ll want to read (or have read to them!) over and over again. It’s encouraging as well as educational! Nicely-done! 5*****!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

“My Butterfly Cancer” by Markie Madden

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Featured Author Debbie White and book Passport to Happiness

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Author Debbie White is from a small town not far from San Francisco, California. It’s a lovely place, close to the beach, the rolling hills, and California’s prized vineyards. She works outside the home for the government, has two grown children, and two granddaughters. She also has two rescue dachshunds and is an avid supporter of animal rescues. In fact, she donates a part of her sales to local shelters [a woman after my own heart!].


Her book, Passport to Happiness, is a contemporary romance about a young small-town girl who dreams of bigger and better places. Although it is a fiction, Debbie says she’s actually lived in quite a few of the places mentioned in the book. As both a military child and wife, she’s quite the expert in travel! She also does quite a bit of research on locations she uses in her books, to make a richer experience for the reader. She says her books will always end in those happy-ever-afters and will always feature animals as well.

You can find Passport to Happiness on Amazon, along with her other book called The Salty Dog [I like this one already!], which has also just been released as an audiobook. She hopes to entertain her readers with a clean romance. She says, “I lead the reader UP TO the bedroom door.”  Each has a bit of mysticism and adventure.

One Amazon reviewer raves about Passport to Happiness: “A definite must read. Although it is not a true story, it reads like one…” Another review calls it a “Tender and captivating story.” One reviewer explained that, while it wasn’t really a ‘sequel’ to The Salty Dog (as we think of sequels), there was a definite connection between the two books.


She has one new book in progress right now, and she’s re-working and editing The Pet Palace, her very first book. She still works in her “day” job, though she’s hoping to retire by 2018 [that will be the year I’ll be ‘cured’ of cancer--a celebratory year for both of us!].

Debbie spends a lot of time marketing through social media, to the extent that she’s considering hiring an assistant. [If only I could be so lucky! Ha, ha!] A self-published author, Debbie uses all of the social media networking to her advantage, and she’s also on GoodReads and Wattpad.

You can find Debbie on her blog:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Featured Author Ellen Leventhal and book Bully in the Barnyard


Author Ellen Leventhal lives in Houston, Texas, and is the mother of two grown sons, grandmother to two boys and a brand-new baby girl [congrats on the new addition!]. She says she’s been writing “forever”, but her dream became a reality in 2006 when she released a book with co-author Ellen Rothberg called Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets. She is also a part-time teacher.

Bully in the Barnyard is her first truly independently-published book (previous books were published with a small press publisher) and it was released in 2011. It’s a children’s book dealing with the ever-growing issue of bullying, and how to stand up for your friends. She’s also released a story in an anthology for adults, called Space City 6: Houston Stories From the Weird to the Wonderful; her story title is “A Soldier’s Gift.” You can find Bully in the Barnyard at Ellen’s website: Space City 6 can be found at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

Her children’s book all teach a lesson without “being preachy”, as Ellen puts it. In all the books, her main character is a bit naughty and must learn an important lesson in the end. A Soldier’s Gift is about a young soldier in WWII and how a selfless act turned full circle many years later. Ellen wants her child readers to be able to relate to the characters in her story, and know that we all make mistakes but that we can learn from those mistakes.

Ellen is currently at work on several additional picture books, as well as a middle school aged chapter book. She frequently attends book fairs and makes visits to schools to help promote her children’s books. She is also a member at GoodReads and several Facebook writing groups. Her website, again, is , her Facebook: , her blog: . She’s also part of a collaborative blog at: .


**Disclaimer: this is not an endorsement of the books mentioned, as I haven’t read them and can’t vouch for their content.**

Sunday, November 30, 2014

E-Book Giveaway

In just under an hour, my e-book giveaway will begin. Find and like me at Facebook and then click on the tab next to Page, About, Photos, where it says Giveaway. Then just follow the instructions! It's as easy as that! The prize will be a PDF copy of Once Upon a Western Way. Winner must have Adobe Reader or similar app that will read a PDF. Have fun!