Saturday, October 4, 2014

Coming a long great!

Book is coming a long great. Looking forward to Jan. 2015 when it will be finished.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Roxie has been learning a new software while doing the art for "Sit Down, Bumper" and I have to say the first page final draft looks amazing. Way to go, Roxie!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Welcome Molly Allman



1.     How did you get started writing for children? I started out making up bedtime stories for my two girls. They’d ask me to tell the same ones over and over again, and I enjoyed it. I thought about writing children’s stories for quite a few years before I actually decided to take the plunge.

2.    What is your favorite part of the writing process? My favorite part is when it’s a finished. (hehe!) While that’s true, I do enjoy drawing the pictures when I can do them myself. I’m not an artist, so there are some picture books that continue to float around in my head, because I think, “I can’t draw that!”

3.      Do you have an illustrator or do your own art? I did the illustrations for the Hairington books. I had fun doing it, and I drew them exactly how I pictured them in my mind. I did have a story published by ‘Magination Magazine, and the magazine had an illustrator draw the sofa monster, which I could never do.  I was pleased with what the artist came up with.




4.      What would be one thing you would tell writers wanting to write for children? It may sound easy, but it’s not as simple as you some people think. Kids are fun to write for because they have such wonderful imaginations and love off-the-wall and bizarre characters, but you have to come up with something that sparks their imaginations while being fun to read. You have to think like a kid to write for children.

5.      Please share information about your books and what age group? I have the Hairington series of picture books for ages 3 and up.
The Peanut Buttor Tweatment – In this first book, Bub, gets himself into a sticky situation because of his love for Grammy homemade gumballs.
 Attack of the Dust Bunnies- Ooops! Dad forgot to clean out the attic like he promised, and now it’s overrun with dust bunnies! They are not dangerous, but these dusty, staticy creatures cling to hair. It's Dr. Follicle and Dust Bunny Dispatch to the rescue!
 Sofa Monster, which you can read for free at ‘Magination Magazine online.
Have you wondered what happens to all that stuff you lose in the sofa cushions? Well, Sammy finds out when a monster made of pencils, M&Ms, loose change and other odds and ends come crawling out of the cushions? But, what does this Sofa Monster want?
I also write Kindle short stories for ages 8 and up. I have three books:
Alfred C. Bogeyman- The boogieman comes to Adrian house every night and scares his little brother, so Adrian, his two friends, and Socks—the dog, go out to find the boogie and give him a taste of his own medicine.
 Ally Ally Oxen Free- Tom is fascinated with bones, human bones. He wants to study them and gets his chance when Mr. Dukes allows him to dig in the vacant lot behind his store. What Tom unearths makes the neighborhood kids tremble with fear. 
"Ally ally oxen free!" These four little words can bring anyone out of hiding.
 Mermaid’s Kiss-
Thomas believes in myths and mythological creatures, and when he reads that a mermaid's kiss has the power to heal, he thinks of his bedridden Grandpa. Thomas sets out to catch a mermaid to heal his Grandpa--if they really exist.




You can find all these books on Amazon @www.amazon.com/author/m-allman






www.authormallman.blogspot.com


  


Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Cart before the Horse!

Roxie and I got some exciting news last night. US Toy Store is considering putting out first children's book in there store when it's published. Very exciting news.
Now let me tell you why I'm in a panic. I've published many books at this stage of my writing career but never a children's book, so that alone is scary to me. Now here comes a company that just might be willing to stock a book that is still in production! Yes, my nerves are just a little raw right now! I wonder if Roxie's feeling the same way?

We will keep you updated as this adventure unfolds....


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Welcome Crystal Clifton:     




1    How did you get started writing for children? I wrote my first children’s story in 1997 when I wrote what turned out to be my second published book since last year. Thimble Kisses was my first published and Jefferson the Colorful Caterpillar(written in 1997) was my second and have published a third since.

2  What is your favorite part of the writing process?  Memories because all of my stories have some part of my kids in them.

3   Do you have an illustrator or do your own art? I have an illustrator two in fact with my already published works.

  4.    What would be one thing you would tell writers wanting to write for children? The one thing I tell everyone Always Believe in Your Dreams and Never Give Up, because it may take you a while to get published whether you do it yourself or get a publisher just Never give up.

 5 Please share information about your books and what age group? Thimble Kisses can be for ages pre K and up but actually written for 6 to 9 year olds. Jefferson is an Anti  Bullying book for kids of all ages but primarily elementary aged kids, The Jenny’s Most Horribly Wonderful Birthday is for pre K and up as well. My three year old granddaughter Loves them all and sits through them each time I read them. I have read them to 5th graders who love them equally.



      Book Links
Amazon
Jefferson - www.smarturl.it/JCC
Jenny's Most Horriby Wonderful Birthday ebook - http://smarturl.it/jennysmhb
Barnes and Noble





Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Here is a sneak peek of some art work Roxie is working on for our book called, "Sit Down, Bumper"





Meet the artist and the writer

This is a story about an artist and a writer finding each other. They want to share their experiences on creating children books.



My name is Roxann Rodriguez but I go by Roxie. I have carried a pencil and pad of paper since I can remember. My mother would ever since I was very little. I took Art all through school. What captured my interests in art were the snoopy comics I'd read every Sunday. I loved that dog. I thought to myself,  ''I want to do that.''.. Draw something and it be in the paper for everyone to see. I graduated from high school in 1987. Three years later I got the nerve to enroll at the Art Institute of Dallas. It was awesome and very interesting all at once!!  I learned so much. I really understood the meaning then behind the phrase ''starving artist''.. Two years went by and I graduated, got my associates in Advertising. Interview after interview it was the same thing, they liked my portfolio but I lacked experience. 
Well life took over and bills needed to be paid. I am now 45 years old and finally got the chance I needed 22 years ago. What can I say, I love to draw, and now I'm really doing it. There's a lot of work ahead of me but I'm living the dream I never thought possible. Now I can truly say never give up on your dreams. 

Roxie Rodriguez 

Illustrator 
illustratorroxie@hotmail.com




My name is Teresa Jones and I write under the pen names of T.D. Jones and Monet Manchester for my romance books and under the name of Teresa Jones for my children books. My dream has always been to be a published author and four years ago that dream came true. Writing feeds my soul and I hope to do it 
full-time after I retire. 

Teresa Jones 
Writer
jonestd17@yahoo.com