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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Moving and Grooving with author, Kathy Stemke

I’d like to welcome my guest author, Kathy Stemke. Kathy has a passion for writing, the arts, dance in particular, and all things creative. She has a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and Covenant Life Seminary, as well as graduate coursework from New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Hanging her hat in the North Georgia Mountains, she is a dancer/choreographer, teacher, tutor, writer and an antiques dealer.

Kathy is very active in her church as the dance director of The Daughters of Zion Dance Company. Presently, she is working on a Christmas presentation, which includes dance, photography, and original music to be preformed at the Schaefer Theater in Toccoa, Georgia. Kathy enjoys combining unusual elements to create a fresh way to experience the gospel. For instance, you see powerful testimonies danced, photography integrated into many of the dance pieces, and the Holy Spirit creating the world to original music.

Kathy is also responsible for raising her own funds to cover theater rentals, lights, costumes, scenery, photography equipment, and advertising. Her team is participating in fairs, and car washes. They are selling gourmet lollipops, and Belk’s discount cards at NO COST to the contributor. If you’re interested in contributing to this worthwhile ministry email her at dancekam1@yahoo.com.

As a freelance writer, Kathy has published several articles, and has articles for sale at Helium, Associated Content, and Constant Content. She is a contributing editor for:

The National Writing for Children's Center http://writingforchildrencenter.com/category/tips-for-teachers/, and part of the team at DKV Writing 4 U http://dkvwriting4u.com/, a writing service that includes ghostwriting, copywriting, editing, proofreading, critiquing, media releases, and much more.

Being a retired kindergarten teacher and a dancer at heart, Kathy writes fun-filled children’s books that encourage movement, and include teacher’s guides with suggested games, worksheets, and activities. Her first children’s e-book, Moving Through All Seven Days, is now available on Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/moving-through-all-seven-days/7386965-seven-days/7386965#.

Guardian Angel Publishing will soon release her book titled Sh, Sh, Sh Will the Baby Sleep? This book, which features consonant blends, tells the story of a boy who becomes a superhero when he wears his thick black glasses. He is challenged with keeping his new baby sister safe and asleep! Take a look at page 6.


Ms. Stemke’s poems have been published in anthologies and in The Abandon Towers Ezine. Her poem, “An Empty Stage,” was voted in the top ten in the 2009 Predators and Editors Poll. Currently, she is working on a photography/poetry book titled Visual Dance Poetry, which illuminates life through the eyes of a dancer. Here’s a page from the book:


KRUMP WARRIOR

I live, I breath, I krump

War drums pump my stomp

Punch the air, arm swings

Sweat cries out and sings



Urban giants flex muscles, hard

I pound this chest, this angry heart

Vicious pops, scars open, bleed

Cramped life, drug merchants, feel



Frustration feeds my tribal king

With beasty moves that kill

Attitudes, prison chains, and freaks

While I keep krumping free

by Kathy Stemke

Last but not least, visit her blog and sign up for her free monthly newsletter,

Movement and Rhythm. http://educationtipster.blogspot.com/

http://www.helium.com/users/406242.html

http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/237923/Kathy_stemke_dancekam.html

We wouldn't be called VBT-Writers on the Move if we didn't keep moving. Visit October 1st with Karen Cioffi http://karenandrobyn.blogspot.com/ as she features Mayra Calvani.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Publishing with a Small Press - Author Panel - September 25, 11 am EST

Donna McDine, author of The Golden Pathway, will be participating in a panel titled, Publishing with a Small Press, starting at 11 AM Eastern at The Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Branch in Stamford, CT on Saturday, September 25th.

Also on the panel are children's authors, Lori Calabrese, The Bug That Plagued The Entire Third Grade and YA author, Jo Ramsey, Connection. You may contact the library for more information at (203) 351-8292.



The Ferguson Library
Harry Bennett Branch
115 Vine Road, Stamford
http://www.fergusonlibrary.org/

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Book Bites for Kids: Join Donna McDine, Thursday, 9/23 at 2 pm CDT

Listen to Book Bites for Kids LIVE on September 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. CDT, when Donna will be the featured. Donna will talk about her new picture book The Golden Pathway from Guardian Angel Publishing.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Let's Talk About A Book - The Golden Pathway








Let’s talk about a Book at the National Writing for Children Center, Join in the discussion about The Golden Pathway http://tinyurl.com/27xcfag

The Golden Pathway Continues to Coast through Cyberspace – Sept 20-24, 2010

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The fun continues with The Golden Pathway (Guardian Angel Publishing) virtual book tour.

Title: The Golden Pathway

Written by: Donna McDine

Illustrated by: K.C. Snider

Ages: 8-12

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-61633-081-1; 1616330813

Soft cover: ISBN: 978-1-61633-088-0; 1616330880

eBook: ISBN: 978-1-61633-082-8; 1616330821

Published: August 2010

Synopsis:

Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

Virtual Book Tour stops the week of September 20-24, 2010:



Monday, September 20:

Lynn’s Corner http://lynnmcmo.com/

Guest Post: “The Brick and Hopefully Crumbling Wall of Parenting and Writing”

Tuesday, September 21:

Lynn’s Corner http://lynnmcmo.com/

Book Review

Wednesday, September 22:

Review from Here http://reviewfromhere.com/

Guest Post: “How to Avoid the Feeling of Isolation by Conducting Author Visits:

Thursday, September 23:

The Writer’s Life http://thewriterslife.blogspot.com/

Author Interview
Friday, September 24:

Chrissy’s World of Books http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/

Book Review

Donna will check in throughout the day at each location to interact with the visitors to field any comments and/or questions. Take this wonderful opportunity to show your support and ask your questions.

Each stop is UNIQUE so please check-in daily through October 29, 2010 at http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com/ to see where Ms. McDine will pop up next.

Thank you in advance for your interest and support.

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Full Media Kit, Headshot, Book Cover Art and more are available upon request.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Guardian Angel Publishing - Gathering of Angels Events 2010

You are cordially invited

Gathering of Angels Events 2010



Saint Louis, Missouri

Meet authors and illustrators:
Lynda S Burch
Susann Batson
Eugene Ruble
Maureen Brodsky
Cindy Reeg
Nancy Stewart
KC Snider
Donna Shepherd
Kim McDougall
Marilee Crow
Sue Berger
Connie Arnold
Donna McDine
Jack Foster

Guardian Angel Publishing, a Saint Louis publishing house, is sponsoring a local Fall events:

FRIDAY September 17, 2010 1-4 PM


Children's Illustrated Art Museum
37 Crestwood Court
Crestwood, MO

(located inside the Crestwood Mall Art Space)
for local home school families in Missouri metro area.

Planned events that afternoon:
-book fair (Guardian Angel Books will be on sale)
-book signings -book readings -book trailers on display
-felt art project by our national award winning felt artist
-kids create their own book -coloring contest
-artist performing painting of book art -caricatures drawn by our artist
-photography of the kids attending -scavenger hunt
-Tour CIAM museum and its wonderful art -favors -snacks

GUARDIAN ANGEL AUTHORS & ARTISTS Booksigning Event

SATURDAY September 18, 2010, 11AM -1 PM

SOUTH COUNTY BORDERS
25 South County Center Way
Saint Louis Mo 63129

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Golden Pathway Continues to Coast through Cyberspace

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The fun continues with The Golden Pathway (Guardian Angel Publishing) virtual book tour. Think you know Donna, think again as she shares information never shared before.

Virtual Book Tour stops the week of September 12 and 19, 2010:


Monday, September 13:

Pump Up Your Book Promotion

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/  

Author Interview

Tuesday, September 14:

Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/publishing-in-virginia-beach/dorothy-thompson

Author Interview

Thursday, September 16:

Paperback Writer

http://rebecca2007.wordpress.com/

Guest Post – “13 Things Readers Should Know about The Golden Pathway”

Friday, September 17:

Ellis

http://jdellis.blogspot.com/

Book Review

Monday, September 20:

Lynn’s Corner

http://lynnmcmo.com/

Guest Post: “The Brick and Hopefully Crumbling Wall of Parenting and Writing”

Tuesday, September 21:

Lynn’s Corner

http://lynnmcmo.com/

Book Review

Wednesday, September 22:

Review from Here

http://reviewfromhere.com/

Guest Post: “How to Avoid the Feeling of Isolation by Conducting Author Visits:

Thursday, September 23:

The Writer’s Life

http://thewriterslife.blogspot.com/

Author Interview

Friday, September 24:

Chrissy’s World of Books

http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/

Book Review

Donna will check in throughout the day at each location to interact with the visitors to field any comments and/or questions. Take this wonderful opportunity to show your support and ask your questions.

Each stop is UNIQUE so please check-in daily through October 29, 2010 at http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com/ to see where Ms. McDine will pop up next.

Thank you in advance for your interest and support.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dynamic Media Release Services ~ Testimonial


I am pleased to share with you a testimonial from another satisfied client of Dynamimc Media Release Services:

September 3, 2010

"When my latest book came out, I was excited. I also knew it needed publicity; otherwise, it would fade away into that black hole with other books that no one ever heard of, forgotten, as though it never existed. I needed a Media Release to spread the word. But with all my other obligations when would I find the time to write one? What would I say if I did have a few hours to compose a release? I hadn’t a clue.


Reading my friend Donna McDine’s blog one day solved my problem. She has posted many releases she’s written for authors. Very creative releases. So I contacted Donna, sent her the information on my book and less than two weeks later the Media Release was in my mail.

She took the title of the book, Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines, and showed how each item worked with the other to tell the story. What a unique way to draw attention. So if you’re pulling your hair out over writing a Media Release, I recommend Donna. She’ll write one for you that you‘ll want to post all over the Internet."

Beverly Stowe McClure
http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com/

http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Golden Pathway Lights up Cyberspace through a Virtual Book Tour

The Golden Pathway banner

Join Donna McDine, author of the historical fiction story book, The Golden Pathway (Guardian Angel Publishing), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in September and October on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.

Title: The Golden Pathway

Written by: Donna McDine

Illustrated by: K.C. Snider

Ages: 8-12

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-61633-081-1; 1616330813

Soft cover: ISBN: 978-1-61633-088-0; 1616330880

eBook: ISBN: 978-1-61633-082-8; 1616330821

Published: August 2010

Synopsis:

Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

Virtual Book Tour stops the week of September 5, 2010:

Tuesday, September 7:

Thoughts in Progress

http://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/

Guest Post – “Where Does One Begin in Creating a Media Kit?”

Wednesday, September 8:

The Children and Teen’s Book Connection

http://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/

Book Review

Thursday, September 9:

The Hot Author Report

http://www.thehotauthorreport.com/

Guest Post – “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Donna McDine”

Friday, September 10:

Lori’s Reading Corner

http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com/

Guest Post: “Writing for Children Tips”

Donna will check in throughout the day at each location to interact with the visitors to field any comments and/or questions. Take this wonderful opportunity to show your support and ask your questions.

Each stop is UNIQUE so please check-in daily through October 29, 2010 at http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com/ to see where Ms. McDine will pop up next.

Thank you in advance for your interest and support.

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Full Media Kit, Headshot, Book Cover Art and more are available upon request.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I'm Over the Moon

In the midst of preparing for my first virtual book tour (coordinated by Cheryl Malandrinos of Pump Up Your Book Promotion) for The Golden Pathway (which is now underway) I have received exciting news:


Guardian Angel Publishing has accepted my historical fiction manuscript entitled, Powder Monkey or Boy. This will be my third book with Guardian Angel Publishing.

and

Long Story Short has accepted my short story, "Nikko and Herman" for their December 2010 ezine.

I'd enjoy hearing from you as to what's going on in your writing world.

Hope you are well and are enjoying getting back into the groove after a wonderful summer.

Best wishes!!

The Golden Pathway Virtual Book Tour Continues

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Cruising through cyberspace on my first virtual book has been thrilling.

My next stop:

Wednesday, September 8 - Book Review

The Children and Teen's Book Conection

http://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/

Thank you for stopping by again today.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Golden Pathway Lights Up Cyberspace through a Virtual Book Tour

The Golden Pathway banner


Join me, Donna McDine, author of the historical fiction story book, The Golden Pathway (Guardian Angel Publishing), as I virtually tour the blogosphere in September and October on my virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.

My first stop:

Tuesday, September 7th: Guest Post
Thoughts in Progress
http://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/

I'll be checking in throughout the day to interact with the visitors of Thoughts in Progress.

Each stop is UNIQUE so please check-in daily to see where I will pop up next.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thank you to Kim McDougall of Blazing Trailers

My sincerest thank you to Kim McDougall of Blazing Trailers for her expert design in the creation of The Golden Pathway book trailer. Amazing!


Visit Blazing Trailers today: http://www.blazingtrailers.com/.

View The Golden Pathway book trailer at:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUHRQ5Z6KKY

The Golden Pathway blog - http://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your interest!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Review: In My Bath by Beth Bence Reinke

Title: In My Bath


Written by: Beth Bence Reinke

Illustrated by: Ginger Nielson

Soft cover: 24 pages

Ages: 4-8

Publisher: 4RV Publishing, LLC

ISBN 13: 978-0-9825886-6-6

Published: May 2010

Price: $13.99

The scrub, splatter, swish, and splash in the tub are enjoyed through a young boy’s clever imagination as water loving animals join in and bring the tasks of cleanliness to enjoyable heights. How can bathing with animal’s work one may ask? Find out while you dip your feet into the pages of In My Bath. Prepare yourself to be soaked with laughter as the joys of the imagination come to life.

In My Bath is sure to become a nighttime ritual in preparing our young muses for the routines of bedtime.

Beth Bence Reinke is an author and registered dietitian. She writes children’s books, devotional books and articles about food and nutrition. Beth’s professional affiliations include The American Dietetic Association and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also a member of Indie-Debut 2010, a group of first-time authors who help promote each other’s books that hail from independent publishers. In My Bath is Beth’s first children’s book.

Author: Beth Bence Reinke

Website: http://www.bethbencereinke.com/

Food and Faith blog: http://www.bethbencereinke.com/foodandfaith

Beth’s Book Basket blog: http://bethbencereinke.com/bethsbookbasket

E-mail: rdwriter@hotmail.com

Illustrator: Ginger Nielson

Website: http://www.gingernielson.com/

Blog: http://www.gingerpixels.blogspot.com/  

Publisher: 4RV Publishing http://www.4rvpublishingllc.com/

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

VBT - Writers on the Move Back from Hiatus


Well, we're back, and better than ever. We have a couple of new members also. As part of our author group, we try to provide our readers with writing and marketing information as well as updates, information, and reviews on great books.

Each day in September a different author and information will be presented. Just follow the schedule and click on the corresponding day.

We start today, September 1st:


1st Karen Cioffi is featuring Donna McDine

2nd Kathy Stemke is featuring Virginia Grenier

3rd Nancy Famolari is featuring Robert Medak

4th Margaret Fieland is featuring Jane Sutton

5th Dianne Sagan is featuring Marietta Taylor

6th Elysabeth Eldering is featuring Janet Ann Collins

7th Helena Harper is featuring Debra Eckerling

8th Carolyn Howard-Johnson is featuring Helena Harper

9th Heather Paye is featuring Dianne Sagan

10th Marvin Wilson is featuring Kari Wolfe

11th Stephen Tremp is featuring Nancy Famolari

12th Darcia Helle is featuring Dallas Woodburn

13th Martha Swirzinski is featuring Stephen Tremp

14th Debra Eckerling is featuring Maggie Ball

15th Heidi Thomas is featuring Heather Paye

16th Dallas Woodburn is featuring Gary Murning

17th Maggie Ball is featuring Brigitte Thompson

18th Virginia Grenier is featuring Karen Cioffi

19th Janet Ann Collins is featuring Margaret Fieland

20th Katie Hines is featuring Martha Swirzinski

21st Brigitte Thompson is featuring Kevin McNamee

22nd Marietta Taylor is featuring Darcia Helle

23rd Kari Wolfe is featuring Marvin Wilson

24th Jane Sutton is featuring Jessica Kennedy

25th Gary Murning is featuring Katie Hines

26th Jessica Kennedy is featuring Elysabeth Eldering

27th Robert Medak is featuring Carolyn Howard-Johnson

28th Kevin McNamee is featuring Heidi Thomas

29th Kim Rapier is featuring Kathy Stemke

30th Donna McDine is featuring Kim Rapier

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