A Gentleman and a Rogue

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Children's Corner Wednesday: The Giving Meadow Inspiration! #childrensbooks



THE BLURB:
The Giving Meadow is about a caterpillar who hatches from his egg in the middle of a meadow.  As he travels through the meadow, he meets new friends who learn the value of sharing.

Today, I thought I'd share a little bit about the inspiration behind the story. 
I go to Blessed Kateri Catholic Church (in Santa Clarita, CA) and I'm involved in our Sunday Preschool program.  We call it Little Church.  The program works with 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. I help to teach the 3's along with 3 other talented ladies, Shirley Chang, Maureen Dunahoo, and Mary Tesselaar.  Every year I help to write the Easter play for the children. In 2009, "The Giving Meadow" was our Easter play.

After I wrote it, I showed Vivian at 4RV. She's also a moderator at Writing.com and I wanted her feedback on the story. She offered it a contract! I was tickled pink. It was a nice, unexpected surprise. I can't thank Vivian (Gilbert Zabel, publisher, 4RV Publishing) for believing in the story and wanting to bring it to life.

"The Giving Meadow" is wonderfully illustrated by Stephen Macquignon. Stephen primarily works in the medium of pen and ink and color digitally. He has had the privilege to work with Director Michael Sporn of Michael Sporn Animation Inc. He is also a monthly contributor for Stories for Children's magazine.

Stephen's children's books with 4RV Publishing include Angeline Jellybean by Crystalee Calderwood and Colors by Dana Warren.

REVIEWS:

5 Stars, Midwest Book Review: "Colorful illustrations add just the right touch to this gentle heartwarming story about the transformative power of sharing."


5 Stars, N.A. Sharpe, Amazon Reviewer: "This heartwarming tale teaches life lessons of friendship, selflessness and sharing, caring, and kindness. Ms. Burkhart's charming tale is one little ones will want to hear over and over again and they will be enchanted by the adorable illustrations from the talented illustrator, Stephen Macquignon."


5 Stars, Connie Arnold, Amazon Reviewer:  "This is a good book for helping young children learn about how caterpillars change as well as a gentle lesson about sharing and caring."


BUY LINKS:


AMAZON:https://amzn.com/B00J3FBY9Y


BARNES AND NOBLE:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-giving-meadow-stephanie-burkhart/1022481362?ean=9780982588697


4RV PUBLISHING:http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/burkhart.php

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STEPHEN ON AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Macquignon/e/B003K7NUVG/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent contemporary romance: Arrow Through the Heart #wewriwa

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet summer romance, Arrow Through The Heart . You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



About this snippet:   Ella and Logan find a spot to picnic.


ENJOY THIS SNIPPET:


Once the boat was secure, she handed him the basket. He held onto it with one hand and with the other, tugged her onto the wooden jetty. His strong grip sent a blast of warmth through her body down to her toes. 

Logan led them to the beach and unpacked a blanket, laying it on the sand.


"The cabin has been in our family for as long as the inn. It's been wired for electricity, but uses a generator. It's packed with cots, blankets, and candles for overnight stays."

"Aren't you worried someone would try to use it without permission?"

ARROW THROUGH THE HEART : 

BLURB:  
Summer vacation and the Fourth of July brings Ella to New Hampshire while participating in a tennis competition. Logan is an innkeeper's son who bumps into Ella and invites her for an ice cream. Attraction flares and they enjoy spending time together, but each has their own plans for their life. Then disaster strikes Ella. Can a summer attraction truly become a lasting relationship?

Reviews:
5 Stars, Jaclyn DiBona, Amazon Reviewer, "Another wonderful book."

5 Stars, Muddy Rose Reviews, Amazon Reviewer, "A sweet novella about falling in love."

4 Stars, beasmom, Amazon Reviewer, "An enjoyable read." 

BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: https://amzn.com/B00TJH0UT6

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow-through-the-heart-stephanie-burkhart/1121218765?ean=2940046574821

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518986

Kobo:https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/arrow-through-the-heart-1
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