Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Spotlight: Good Good Father: A Children's Book from Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett Write First Children’s Book, Good Good Father

Chris Tomlin has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world. Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE “Song of the Year,” Good Good Father, lends inspiration to the children’s picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4, 2016. This delightful story is Tomlin’s first book for children, co-written with Pat Barrett, and will leave little ones with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him. 

“What an exciting journey to write my first children’s book,” said Tomlin. “Being a dad makes this so special. It’s my prayer that Good Good Father helps children understand the amazing reality that we can call God our Father, that we are His beloved sons and daughters. It’s a simple, yet powerful story—one that has been kid-tested in my own home and a joy to watch my girls experience.”  
Good Good Father is the story of a bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn just how great the King's love is for them. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of curious, humorous animals who each know one great thing about the King. However, they each have limited views of what makes him good. This is a precious story that will leave children with a greater assurance that God truly is a good, good Father and they are loved by Him.


With 10 albums, 13 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include “How Great Is Our God,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Our God,” and most recently “Good Good Father,” to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20–30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison. Pat Barrett is a husband, father, songwriter, and worship leader based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the worship pastor of Grace-Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song “Good Good Father.” Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“WILL YOU WON'T YOU WANT ME?” is a Stress Relieving Book for a Romantic Heart

Anxiety is a disorder that many people cope with daily.  It had a major impact on the lives of over 40 million Americans last year, and who knows how many more minor impacts. Reading is said to be a great stress reliever and reducer of anxiety.

WILL YOU WON'T YOU WANT ME”. The romantic undertones combined with Nora Zelevansky’s exquisite writing make for an enthralling read and enthralling stress reliever.


WILL YOU WON'T YOU WANT ME” Synopsis:

Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was queen bee. Now, 10 years later, she's lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss—at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.
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REVIEWS:

“Funny, sexy, and packed with perfect poignant insight that will resonate with readers of any age. I LOVED this book and didn’t want it to end. Reading Zelevansky’s prose felt like watching 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'—Marjorie is so utterly captivating and endearing that even when she’s flailing you don’t want to miss a second of it!”—Nicola Kraus, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns

“Will You Won't You Want Me? achieves that rare combination of razor-sharp wit and romance - a love story that's not afraid to be smart, satirical and wise. Nora Zelevansky's mesmerizing writing captivates from page one.” —Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of I Do (But I Don't)

“Nora Zelevansky deftly explores the ups and downs of a young woman learning that the first step toward real love lies in coming to love one's true self.” —Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet

NORA ZELEVANSKY
Author, Journalist, Satirist, Lifestyle Expert
 
Nora Zelevansky is a novelist, journalist and editor. As a freelance writer, she covers style, beauty, travel, design, food, wellness, health, fitness, TV and film and burgeoning cultural trends, as well as writing profiles and humor essays. Her work has appeared in publications including ELLE, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, T Magazine (The New York Times), Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Style.com, SELF, Salon.com, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. She is also the editorial director for upscale wellness website, Live The Process.

Her debut novel SEMI-CHARMED LIFE was released on July 3rd, 2012.  This first in a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press draws heavily on her childhood on Manhattan's Upper West side with art world parents, as well as her years as a lifestyle journalist, chronicling (with humor) the latest—sometimes wonky—cultural trends.

Zelevansky attended New York City’s Calhoun School through high school, then Scripps College of The Claremont Colleges in California. After graduation, she moved to LA to work first in film development & acquisitions and then in politics, before transitioning into freelance writing.

She currently lives in Brooklyn, NYC with her husband and baby daughter amidst copious artisanal nooks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Illustrated Series for Kids Highlights Magic, Whimsy, and Travel Around the World!

It’s a winning combination – three affectionate siblings, a magical dog, thrilling illustrations, and adventures mixed with mischief in exciting locations around the world!
 
In his new travel series for children, author Patrick Adams introduces young adventurous readers to a series of characters modeled on his own children.

Holly is a little girl who loves adventure and has a big imagination. Jonathan, the younger brother, always seems to have something up his sleeve. Daniel, who is older, loves to see famous places and is the mastermind behind all their adventures. Lisa, Holly’s magical stuffed dog and the star of the show, keeps Holly entertained while saving the day time and time again.

In “Lisa Goes to England,” the debut book in the series, the foursome discover legendary sites such as Big Ben and Windsor Castle. After meeting a very famous woman, Lisa gets everyone out of trouble at the famous site called Stonehenge.

In book two, “Lisa Goes to France,” the group sees the Eiffel Tower, takes in amazing artwork such as the Mona Lisa, and races against time to save the day once again, thanks to Lisa’s uncanny ability to detect trouble and transform as needed to combat it!

Adams comments, “I loved to travel and see the world at a young age.  I wanted to create a book series for children about travel that captured it from their perspective, mixing fun, education, a little magic, and a great story.”

He adds, “I envision this to be a long running series.  My dream would be to see this turned in to a cartoon series one day.”

“What a fun book to read with the kids! We thoroughly enjoyed it.” ~ Amazon Book Review

Author: Patrick Adams’ debut children's travel adventure is the beginning of a planned series of many books. Each features adventure, exploration, mischief, and magic in the most enchanting places around the world. As the owner of Patrick's World of Travel, LLC, Patrick has so far traveled to 40 countries and counting. Combining his love of travel with the imagination of his own children, he couldn't help but bring these children's adventure stories to life. Look for multiple books each year with adventures from countries all over the world.

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Lisa Goes to England: Hard Cover: 978-1514811313, $9.99; eBook: 978-1514811316, $1.99; Lisa Goes to France: Hard Cover, 978-0996768214, $9.99; Author: Patrick Adams; Illustrator: Gary Undercuffler; Patrick’s World of Travel, LLC; Category: Children’s Fiction;  Availability: Amazon.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fun with Stitchables! - Perfect for Ages 5 to 10

Includes 36 adorable punch-out templates to get you started!

Fun with Stitchables introduces young crafters to the fun of simple embroidery. Quick and easy cross-stitch sewing cards are included with punched holes for easy stitching, as well as a 16-page project book with instructions for designing your own unique stitching patterns and color combinations. A project gallery shows examples of what the hand-stitched cards can become once they are complete: everything from ornaments to greeting cards! The simple stitching patterns taught in this book promote growth and development, hand-eye coordination, as well as creativity and imagination. Fun with Stitchables will entertain and delight crafters of all ages and inspire a lifelong love of embroidery.

Friday, September 2, 2016

WOI Author Interview Special: Picture Book Author "K" Stone

Welcome to the Featured World of Ink Network here on BlogTalkRadio.

The World of Ink Network brings you shows each week on topics such as books, writing, author interviews, self-help and much more.

Join the discussion Friday, September 2nd when Host Virginia S Grenier chats with picture book author "K" Stone about family Christmas traditions and her latest picture book, "Santa's Secret Wish." The call in number is (714) 242-5259

You can listen to the show on September 2nd at 12 noon Eastern - 11 am Central - 10 am Mountain - 9am Pacific or on demand once the show airs live.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2016/09/02/woi-author-interview-special-picture-book-author-k-stone


"K" Stone has a background in early elementary and middle school education and is a teacher of young minds. Stone was awarded 1996 Teach of the Year from Chesapeake Public Schools. She strives to strengthen families by sharing fun practices that will increase wonderful childhood memories.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Abuse Is Never Okay -Host Marsha Casper Cook -Special WOI


Please join Marsha Casper Cook on September 1 at 4EST 3 CST 2 MT 1 PST when her special guest will be Marsha Marie.

In 1992, when Marsha Marie boarded a plane with her two small children and her second husband, Zain; they had one-way tickets to Pakistan and a plan. Their destination:  Zain’s birthplace in the remote village of Kalu Kalan. Their reason: to escape the toxic influence of Marsha’s abusive ex-husband, David. Their goal: to join Zain’s relatives and live free from David’s domineering interference.

Listening to her story will not only help other woman face their problem with courage but a sense of undertanding the system and how it works. Her story is unique and interesting so please listen in to the live show or you can listen on demand .

9/01/2016 02:00 PM
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2016/09/01/abuse-is-never-okay-host-marsha-casper-cook--special-woi

This is a story you won't want to miss.
Call in numer is (714) 242-5259
http://www.marshacaspercook.com

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