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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Between You and Me:Great Lessons to Learn

It was my pleasure to review both books written by Susie Caron.
They carry wonderful messages and life lessons we all need. 

Her  children's  books are beautifully written and have so much to offer.





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Biography


Susie E. Caron, private practice psychotherapist, speaker and author of Twee ', developed her "Between You and Me" series through years of experience working with children and families. Susie taught elementary school and adult education. She also owned and instructed in horsemanship and riding school. Susie closed the school when Fibromyalgia interrupted her work. Undaunted, she returned to graduate school to fulfill an earlier dream. In 2002 Susie began career as a psychotherapist treating children and families in northwestern Vermont.
Susie's writing began in early childhood and continued throughout her life. However, multiple life events, which included a late diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, put off her publishing debut. In 2013 Susie released her first book, the allegory, Twee ', in picture book format. Susie states, "A well illustrated allegory offers numerous interpretations for all ages." She adds, "In all my work, I seek to create awareness about the need for relationship and emotional well being, because how well we know ourselves determines the way we relate to others and to our purpose." Susie is happily married and lives in Vermont with her husband, two riding horses and one affectionate, bouncy boxer.

Book 1: Twee


An inspiring, instructional story about a little pine tree that learns a valuable life lesson: appreciate what you have today, because tomorrow may change everything. This great message for children and grown-ups is delivered through the journey of a tiny tree, sweetly named Twee. Born between rocks on the side of the mountain, the little pine has the privilege of a beautiful view of the valley, but Twee was not happy about the changing weather. The snobbish tree whined about the wind and rain, sun and snow, until one day a huge rock fell from the top of the mountain and covered its view of the beautiful valley ...

This delightful story grabs the reader's attention from the beginning and holds it to the end. Smartly the author shows the reader how important it is to appreciate the simple things in life and how easily we could lose things we take for granted. The story reminds readers of the important matters of life - quickly things can change, but no matter how bad they are, we must remain positive. There is always a way out. We must just look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Written in simple language, this story is illustrated in a pleasant and comforting style that every child would enjoy. A great story which teaches children to overcome difficulties and obstacles. A wonderful addition to any children's book collection!



Book 2: I am Twee


Another heartwarming children's book by Susie Caron.

This book is written beautifully. I confess that the 'Between You and Me' books are some of the nicest children's books I have reviewed lately. Written in sweet language, this latest book in the series teaches children about self-worth and self-acceptance.

Twee is now a grown tree, but wants to be someone else. It would like to be an apple tree, so it can have beautiful flowers, fruit flies, and happy visitors. Looking at its sticky sap, the pine tree is angry about its appearance. Twee has no visitors or friends, and no one climbs its trunk. The pine tree is unhappy and takes out her anger on her only friend, the mountain rock. One day, when a little girl and her mother spot the pine tree between the rocks, everything changes ...

Following the main character, Twee, children will learn that each living thing, including human beings, has a purpose in life and has been placed on this planet for a reason. Without preaching, the author underlines a very important lesson: the best policy in life is to stay true to yourself and be your own person. Great lesson to learn and share with others!


  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Free Informational Resources For Independent Authors

Published in The BookBaby Blog


Association of Independent Authors


The 6 Best Book Marketing Blogs

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Free informational resources for independent authors

Hey, how 'bout that?
Author Phil Bolsta The BookBaby Blog mentioned in his list of must-follow book marketing websites .
This list appears in a much longer (and very informative) article from Phil about the process of promoting his book in both printed and eBook formats. Check it out  HERE .
If you're looking for some website recommendations, I've excerpted that portion of his article below (taking out the plug for BookBaby - since you're already here!)

Subscribe to Book Marketing Blogs

The more you study book promotion and expose yourself to fresh ideas, the better off you'll be. Here are some blogs that start with:
1st  The Creative Penn: Thoughts on Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing  by Joanna Penn. A site for people interested in writing, publishing of all kinds and internet marketing / promotion for their books (in print / eBook or audio format).  Click here  for Joanna's list of helpful resources, Including the free  Author 2.0 Blueprint: 58 pages on writing , publishing and book marketing
2nd  Book Promotion Blog  by Stacey Miller, founder of SJ Miller Communications, a book promotion firm specializing in developing winning media strategies for authors.
3rd  The Savvy Book Marketer . Through games years of publishing experience and degree in marketing, Dana Lynn Smith helps authors learn how to sell more books through games how-to guides, training programs, one-on-one coaching services, blog and newsletter.
4th  Let's Get Visible: How to Get Noticed and Sell More Books  by David Gaughran, an Irish writer living in London.
5th  BookMarketingBuzzBlog . A blog dedicated to covering the worlds of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories and provocative opinions. Along the way, discover savvy but entertaining insights on book marketing, public relations, branding, and advertising from Brian Feinblum, a veteran of two decades in the industry of book publishing publicity and marketing.
6th  Independent Book Marketing Group (IBMG) , a blog written by authors and marketing professionals dedicated to helping authors sell more books.
Chris Robley

About Chris Robley

Chris Robley has written 421 posts in this blog.
 splits his time between the Portlands Oregon and Maine. Generally, he plays music on the West Coast and writes poems on the East - though sometimes that gets mixed up. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is "one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time." Robley's poetry has been published in Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Magma Poetry, Pacifica Literary Review, Arsenic Lobster, and more.

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