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The Royal Palm: multi award-winning children's book!

Runaway Clothes:multi award-winning children's book!

Good Morning, World!:Multi Award Winner

The Trees Have Hearts:Multi Award Winner

Follow Carlo the Mouse Series!5 books are coming in 2017-2020!

Join The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

The Little Girl Praying on the Hill- Readers' Favorite International GOLD Award Winner

That Is How Things Are - Coming in fall 2017!

Who Will Feed Stacey First? Story 1:Coming 2018!

The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet-A New Children's Book Coming in spring 2018!!

A Beautiful Tribute From My Fans

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

New Interview with Mrs.D.


By Janice Spina

Short version

 Read more HERE!




 How do you come up with ideas for your stories?

When I write, I never think what genre my story will fit. A good story always finds its place and reader. I often mix realistic fiction with modern fantasies. I think these two styles describe my books best. I twist true events with unrealistic characters, which teach children to conquer problems, build self-esteem, and overcome challenges in their lives. They also show young readers the beauty and power of nature and help them learn about the true meaning of friendship and family. It also helps them better connect to the surrounding world and care for our younger friends, the animals. I do not think that mixing two genres confuses young readers. Children easily connect to imaginary characters and often see themselves or their behavior from a different perspective.

Writing for children is like playing a game: you win or you lose. There is no middle ground. I must surround myself with their imagination. I must go to their level and see the story from their viewpoint. Children have a most unpredictable imagination and hunger for knowledge. If I do not get their attention from the first paragraph, then I have lost them. I must also see the story from the viewpoint of their parents. It is hard to be a grown-up and a child at the same time, and that is why writing for children is not an easy task. What I like most about writing for children is reliving the special moments, when I feel as if I am a child again. When my story makes me laugh or cry, then I know I got it right. In my opinion, children’s books must teach both child and parent.

I am presently working on advertising my two new books from the “Grandpa’s Storiesseries: 

Where Did Grandpa Go?



and “My Grandpa is a Werecow.”




Both books are beautifully illustrated, size 8.5×11, around 30 pages each, fun to read and good for children to learn something useful.


What projects are you currently working on?

Also, I am polishing my new novel “The Chinese Princess,” working with the illustrator on “The Kitten’s Stories” series, and correcting another children’s series, “The Lost Baby Tooth.”

Also, I am collecting some ideas for the “Carlo the Mouse” series. 2022 will be a very busy year for me.


What do you expect to accomplish in 2022?

I love to write children’s stories, but I also love to write in different styles. I just finished my new book “The Cat ThatWandered by Itself,” a beautifully illustrated, black-and-white style, size 6×9, about 325 pages, for readers age 12 and up. It is a heartwarming story told from the perspective of an unusual calico kitten named Nyda that went on a dangerous journey, practically using all her nine lives, if the old saying is true, but always managing to return safely to the people she loved. This book is for older independent readers.





Also, I hope to finish my new novel “The Chinese Princess,” publish three books from “The Kitten’s Stories” series (“The Kitten in the Window,” “The Day Before Thanksgiving,” and “The Forgotten Christmas Tree”), and illustrate a few books from “The Lost Baby Tooth” series.

My books are not simple; they are intended to make the young reader stop and think about the message that the story is delivering. I am a strong believer in good-quality illustrations, calming, but fun; nothing drastic or overpowering. They are colorful and represent the story before a child starts reading it. They are also creative and perfect for a child’s growing mind. Parents can easily discuss or explain them to a child who cannot read yet. All these new stories are awaiting their turn to be published. English is a second language for me, and it takes me much longer to correct my writings before I submit them to the editor.


What is your target audience for your book?

I do not choose the story; the story chooses me. Mostly, I write for children ages 4 to 10, but I have books for older readers, like “The Little Girl Praying on the Hill,” “Taste of Bread,” and my new book “The Cat That Wanders by Itself.”

Stories are everywhere. I write what I know, not what sells. This may sound like a bad business decision, but this is the only time I do not treat writing like a business.


Please share your books with us and a synopsis of each.

I have too many books to describe each separately, but here are a few:

Carlo the Mouse—A full series of six books. This series of enchanting books is an entertaining look into the life of a little mouse born inside a hospital’s walls. His insatiable desire for adventure gets him in constant trouble with the exterminator, the head cook, Fidel the cat, and the hospital manager, who becomes his worst nightmare.

Who Is Most Important in the Fridge? Series of three books.

These fun rhyming stories introduce young readers to delightful

food characters with goofy personalities, real feelings, passions and fears, who always disagree with each other about who will feed a hungry little girl first.

The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet. A humorous story about the mysterious life inside the closet and a curious little kitten, which sneaks inside the closet and causes mayhem.

The Royal Palm. A teaching story about a snobby silver palm, which learns a valuable lesson and the meaning of real friendship.

Runaway Clothes. An instructional story about a little girl who didn’t like to take care of her clothes and toys. In the end, she learns how easy it is to lose something you love.

That Is How Things Are. A beautiful story about friendship between a kitten and a sparrow, and how the little kitten learns about the power of nature.

Good Morning, World! A happy and uplifting story about Baby Thomas and his grandpa. Baby Thomas wants to hug and embrace a beautiful world full of amazing things, but Grandpa takes the

world very seriously. They see the same picture, but each takes a different approach.

City Kittens and the Old House Cat. A beautifully illustrated, heartwarming Christmas book about sharing and giving.

The Trees Have Hearts

Runaway Clothes: Coloring and Activity Book for Kids

The Royal Palm: Coloring and Activity Book for Kids

The Little Girl Praying on the Hill (short story)

A Taste of Bread (novella)

Somewhere Between Two Worlds (novel)

Who Let the Cookies Out?

Who Let the Cookies Out?: Coloring and Activity Book for Kids

Baby from the Moon

What Is GOOD and What Is BAD

What Is GOOD and What Is BAD: Coloring and Activity Book for Kids

Who Is Most Important in the Fridge: Coloring Book for Kids Carlo the Mouse: Coloring Books 1 and 2

The Cat That Wanders by Itself (novel)

Where Did Grandpa Go?

My Grandpa Is a Werecow

To order paperback copies of my published books, please visit Amazon.com, or my website, www.mrsdbooks.net. 

E-book versions are also available through Amazon.


What advice would you give prospective authors?

When a story is told, it is not forgotten. I strongly believe that the best stories live inside each of us. Look around and write! Let your stories see the world! Use your imagination and make your story uniquely yours. Write what you know, write what you feel, write what you love, write because you want to.

When you are ready to publish your book, do your homework and make sure your book is professionally edited. Create a

professional-looking book, one which will not get lost among the millions of poorly published books. Make your book one that you would want to buy for yourself or for your child. If you are a children’s writer, forget your age and envision your book as children would. Get involved in each illustration. Nobody knows and feels your book better than you do.

Writing is an easy task; publishing and marketing is a business. These days, an author must also be a smart businessperson. To be a self-publishing author, you will have to learn every aspect of publishing. Lastly, when you publish your book, you will wish that the day had 48 hours, because there will be no time left for writing. Writers today must be very business- oriented and be devoted to social media to promote their books. So do not quit your day job yet. Wait until you become famous.


Is there anything else you would like to share?

I long for people to see the internal beauty through the eyes of a child. Usually I turn for help to nature when I write. It never refuses to give me the inspiration for the characters I am looking for in my stories. I am fascinated by the wonders of nature, especially with the wind, trees, palms, and all kinds of animals. They are wonderful characters for children. With the help of these characters, children will learn about how things change and behave in nature, and sometimes how they misbehave.


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’ve traveled a lot, but have never visited China. I would like to learn more about this country’s culture and life. It would help me to better understand my main character from my new book The Chinese Princess. I am afraid that my title will mislead some of my readers, because my book is not about the life of royalty or any historical event. It is a story about people who immigrated from different countries at different times. It is interesting to observe how they are mixing with different cultures and how they accept each other. How the older generation understands the younger generation and how they act when outsiders join their traditional families. This book is fiction, but is based on my experiences as a foreigner.


 If you could have one wish, what would it be?

Go back to where were before COVID-19. I would like people to be kinder and see goodness in small gestures, be more tolerant and respectful to each other, respect different opinions, and just get some sanity in life.


What would you do if you were not a writer?

I am not sure... I have been running businesses all my life. But I think I could make a good nurse or doctor. When I was young, I wanted to be a detective. I am observant and love analyzing things around me. My husband does not like watching movies with me because I often predict the ending. I admire tough professions that make people think, act, and take risks.

I am a restless soul. I need to know as many things as my poor brain can handle. My mom said I was a very determined child, always hungry for knowledge. I do not think I ever settled for anything in my life. I like challenges.

I am a good cook, organizer, and decorator. I love order, beauty, and harmony. Throughout the years, I’ve tried many things. In some I succeeded, in some I didn’t. But I learned a very good lesson: every one of my failures was a blessing in some way. I am who I am now because I failed many times, and every time I fell on my face, I learned how to fight. I did not necessarily like it, but each of my failures made me get up and look for a new way out. It forced me to move forward and pushed me closer to my destination. I cried, I complained, and I hated it. I doubted my strength, my dignity, and my ability. I thought I would never forget my devastations. But God always works in mysterious ways; as soon as one door closes, a second door opens. Now, looking back at my failures, they look more like successes, a good graduate school. As my grandpa would say, if you want to get somewhere, you must move; if you want to cross the river, you must wet your shoes. Simple and true.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Cat That Wanders by Itself-PUBLISHED!




New release by Mrs.D


Even if you dislike cats, you will fall in love with this one. Nyda, an adorable calico cat, charms the reader with tales that are humorous, enchanting, and fun. Readers follow her adventures from the time of her birth. She is the first to climb out of the box, daring her brothers to follow her. Told in the first person, the personification is spot on, allowing the reader to experience the world through the eyes of a cat.



This kitten is curious, intelligent, and fearless. That leads to trouble. Nyda just wants to be friends with the creatures around her, but she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. She breaks things and trespasses on their territory. Soon she finds herself separated from her family.


Nyda’s new owner lives in an apartment where she feels imprisoned. When Nyda jumps from the balcony, her adventures become a test for survival. As she navigates the outdoor world, she meets other creatures, friends, and foes until she comes across a family and Mrs. D, the owner she truly falls in love with.



I will not reveal all of Nyda’s adventures or secrets. Middle-grade, young adult, and adult readers will be fascinated by the world seen through the eyes of a feline. Beautiful illustrations add charm and even more personality to the stories.



This beautiful book with amazing artwork is available as ebook, paperback and hardcover. Great for any age, especially catlovers!

Please give this #book some love and legs!! You can order your book HERE! Thank you!




Thursday, December 9, 2021

From Spring to Winter! New book by Rosie Russell

Stella and the Four Seasons by Rosie Russell 

Jump through the puddles, glide on the ice, pick the flowers, and stomp into piles of leaves…




From Mrs. D:

Through her storyline and bright illustrations, Rosie Russell teaches children about nature and what each season has to offer. Illustrations are sweet and believable. Maybe more for the girls than the boys, but boys can also benefit from this book, because every child likes nature, gardening, flowers, leaves, and outside activities.

As the author takes children through the four seasons, they will search for the items that are hidden on each page, and at the end of the book, they can write their own acrostic poems and engage in fun activities, follow yummy recipes, and learn some cool facts about nature.

I read this lovely book with my grandson, who gave me a good idea of the age group. It is a perfect fit for children ages 4 to 8. It can also be a great read for beginning readers, who can read short books independently. All in all, it is a wonderful, educational book with enjoyable artwork and fun activities, which will provide learning opportunities for any child.



From the Author:

Using beautiful acrostic poems, Stella
shares her love of the four seasons.
Young readers will enjoy searching for Stella’s
favorite things.
Fun facts and activities are included in the back

of this book.


About Rosie Russell



Rosie Russell studied Early Childhood Education and taught students in elementary and middle school for fifteen years in the Midwest.

Rosie now writes and illustrates full time and is looking forward to sharing her books with students, encouraging them to write and illustrate their own stories.

A portion of profits from her books will be donated to different causes, depending on the subject of her books.

She is the author and illustrator of:



"Beasley's Journey"

"Beasley and Friends to the Rescue"

"Maggie, Millie, and Merrie's Magical Adventure," Book #1

"Maggie, Millie, Merrie's Magical Coins" Book #2

"Maggie, Millie, and Merrie's Mystery Mail" Book #3

"Avi Jackson Best Friends"

"A Search and Find of
Every Kind with Jake and his dog named Cain"

"Sherman the Shopping Cart A Search and Find"

"Moonshadow Mae"

"Just Between Sam and Me"

"Stella and the Four Seasons"

Please visit her website: http://booksbyrose.com/




Saturday, November 6, 2021

My Grandpa Is a Werecow: PUBLISHED!


    

A good life lesson can often be hard to accept, but not when it is presented in a fun way like in the story about Grandpa and his unusual change. 






One day Grandpa got sick, but after the hospital stay, something strange happened, something that changed his life in the oddest way… 




 So settle comfortably in your chair and get hooked on this bizarre story. And just in case you don’t want to turn into something really weird, please take care of your health.


ORDER THIS BOOK  ON AMAZON 






BOOK 1 FROM GRANDPA'S STORIES  IS AVAILABLE HERE




Friday, November 5, 2021

Meet Grandpa's Stories Series: Where Did Grandpa Go? Book 1



          Fall in love with Grandpa, who likes taking long detours instead of sensible shorter ways!
Published!





 

Being able to finish what we start is very important. But we are all different and we each have our own way and pace when comes to the tasks we’re assigned to do. Sometimes, the roads we choose may look endless for others, but practical for those who are actually doing the job.





 

In this story, there’s a lot of drama when Grandma asks Grandpa to run some errands. What was supposed to be an easy, uncomplicated job of getting some things from local shops turned into adventurous days when Grandpa decided to do them in his own way. But at the end of the day, what really mattered was that Grandpa crossed the finish line and did a good job.


 



ORDER THIS BOOK HERE





Please visit Mrs. D's Amazon Page to order










Friday, June 25, 2021

A Fact-filled Adventure for Young Readers


From Mrs. D



Once again, the Mojica team has focused on U.S. history by creating another educational addition to the Little Miss History series, which inspires children to learn historical facts. As in their previous history books, a mix of captivating storyline and instructive drawings combined with educational background pictures makes this new book eye-catching and important. From the very first pages, readers dive into fascinating history, which kids will enjoy and find easy to understand. It is a wonderful synopsis of amazing battleships, tragic wars, and life on the ship that children can learn and hopefully understand why and how these ships were built.


Little Miss HISTORY Travels to the Battleship IOWA” revealed cool educational facts about the names in the memoriam, the construction of the actual ship, and life inside it. The fact that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was on the ship for a secret mission made it really intriguing, and the map of Europe in 1939 and Vicky the dog, who slept beside Roosevelt’s bed and had her own sailor's suit, made this book really special and upbeat.



The artwork and pictures are easily recognizable. They covered the sights that people are eager to see. And of course, Miss History is along for the sailing, describing events as they progress and bringing to life this piece of history that should be remembered and passed on to our younger generations. I really love the vivid and realistic photos and illustrations—nostalgic, but entertaining, perfect tools for educators to shine some light on these important facts of our history. And that is why this new book is one that I would recommend adding to your child’s library. It is a clever and fun way to teach your children about this specific landmark and why it is such an important part of American history.



Biography

Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara writes monthly historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner "Passages." Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, Barbara hopes to educate, entertain and inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss History's antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. She firmly believes, "If you don't know your history, you don't know what you're talking about.




The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered more than two dozen awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers' Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards.