There are so many things running through my head right now and several that I want to post about. I was thinking I didn't want to have multiple subjects in a post, but with so much I'd like to say I'll just go ahead and do it.
1) On March 16th Karen Hoover's book The Wolfchild Saga: The Sapphire Flute is released. Karen is an amazing writer and person. I'm really excited for her release. I had the opportunity to listen to a reading by Karen at the LTUE conference in February and the book sounds amazing. (I tried to put a picture of her book cover here, but it didn't work out so well. You'll have to check it out on her website or the publishers website. Amazon doesn't have a picture up for her yet.) Here's her press release:
VALOR PUBLISHING GROUP, LLC
P.O. Box 2516 – Orem, UT 84059-2516
VALOR PUBLISHING GROUP TOUTS OWN ‘J.K. ROWLING’ WITH RELEASE OF KAREN E. HOOVER’S, "THE WOLFCHILD SAGA: THE SAPPHIRE FLUTE"
Justin Anderson Phone: 801-455-2824 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.valorpublishinggroup.com
Orem, UT - 6 March 2010, Orem, UT -- Valor Publishing Group announces the release of Karen E. Hoover's highly anticipated book, The Wolfchild Saga: The Sapphire Flute. The young adult fantasy has already created a wave of interest in national blogging circuits, earning a modest Hoover the title of The New J.K. Rowling by Valor Publishing Group president, Candace E. Salima, who reaffirms her belief in the series' big screen possibilities, saying it has the potential to rival the Harry Potter series. "It is that good and we are so proud of Karen."
The Sapphire Flute - the first in seven of Karen E. Hoover's books in The Wolfchild Saga - takes readers on an unexpected and exciting journey through the eyes of two young heroines, Ember, a shape-shifter of secret origins and Kayla, a gifted musician who is the guardian of the precious flute. The girls' journeys are set on a collision course as they face difficult paths and discover their destinies are shaped by the Keepers who preside and maintain order in their world of magic.
"Hoover is very talented when it comes to bringing life to her characters, like a puppeteer to the marionette," says popular blogger, Elizabeth Mueller. "Karen has a vivid imagination and it is not difficult to follow the artistic weave of her words."
Karen E. Hoover resides in Utah with her husband and two sons. She will be signing copies of her first release at The Gateway Barnes & Noble in Salt Lake City, March 16, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-orders are being taken on the Valor Publishing Group website at www.valorpublishinggroup.com .
For interviews or to book speaking engagements with Karen E. Hoover, please contact her publicist, Justin Anderson: email@example.com or call him at 801-455-2824.
She is currently having a contest as well. Her link is under my "Other People's Contests." Take a look!
2) It is Read and "E" Book week, something new that I didn't know existed. Marsha Ward's novels are 50% off on Smashwords.com. Just use coupon code RAE50 when checking out. http://is.gd/9UCqc Pretty interesting, but I like new, interesting things.
3) I've had the opportunity to be in several different classrooms this week and have found it very interesting to see which kids have been taught to take responsibility for their actions and who has not. Yes kids are head strong but most are. That doesn't mean they are not capable of understanding how to take responsibility for their actions.
When I had my own classroom, I tried to teach my 5 and 6 year olds that it wasn't Mom's responsibility to put their folder in their backpack every night. They could put it in or get the paper signed or show Mom or Dad their work. Don't wait until it's too late to teach children that. They are never to young to have some type of reasonable responsibility. In fact it helps them grow into a better person.
4) I was going to write more notes on the ANWA Conference, specifically those on Aprilynne Pike's, the author of Wings, class but I'm thinking a book is calling me to read a bit before I go to bed. I was very impressed with her and her road to being published. I learned a lot about her as a person and am more willing to read the rest of her books. Tomorrow, hopefully, I will share more on that.
Until then, Happy Reading! Life is a Journey, Enjoy the Ride! :)