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