Naomi Hale is a busy mom of 3 who nonetheless finds time to write children’s books. Her book; Magic is Everywhere is hot off the press and the deals with the subject of God and angels. Let’s hear her perspective on writing children’s books and the present state of the publishing industry.
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Well, actually it was a surprise for me the day I started noticing that I was writing a book. I used to meditate and be connected with our higher source GOD; one day, after I finished my meditation routine I felt the necessity to start writing like I was being guided in my meditation… Then after I read what I wrote I was surprised, I couldn’t imagine how I wrote those words; ”It was not me”, I thought. I think I was connected and guided to do that. As today I have many writings ready to be edited and published. Read the rest of this entry »
I received the three titles in the Rachel and Sammy series from it’s author; Jannifer Powelson and was delighted to just pounce in to see what it was about. The titles in the series are; Rachel and Sammy Visit the Prairie; Rachel and Sammy Visit the Forest; Rachel and Sammy Learn About Trees.
The main characters in the series, as the name suggest are Rachel; a raccoon and Sammy a skunk .The 3 book series is focused on Rachel and Sammy’s interactions with their habitat in the forest; the plants, the trees and the flowers. Read the rest of this entry »
Mem Fox was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1946. But did not return to Australia until many years later. She was raised and attended school on a mission in Zimbabwe where her parents worked as missionaries. In the mid 1960′s she attended school in London where she became worldly and westernized with the help of miniskirts, hair dye, and The Beatles. But it was later when she was returned to Australia and was a student at Flinders University that she began studying Children’s Literature and propelled herself into a world that would soon become her passion, fortune, and calling card. Read the rest of this entry »
As a bookseller and lover of literature, I cannot help but notice when a title flies off the shelf here at Slimy Bookworm. Tons of parents buying “Alfie the Apostrophe” cannot all be wrong. I had to connect with the author, Moira Donohue.
Keep back and enjoy Slimy Bookworm’s conversation with this author. Read the rest of this entry »
We have all been through it. You arrive early for your appointment with the doctor and an hour has passed with you still in the waiting room. If the visit is for you, it might not be as bad but when the visit is for your child, it becomes cumbersome. There are a few things more trying than a sick cranky kid. I let out a few of my own frustrations with a sick child in When Your Child is ill.
I have been at both sides of the waiting game. Waited up to an hour a few times to see my son’s pediatrician and I have probably kept a few patients waiting. I would like to say that I am one of the punctual ones.
So what is your doctor really doing when you and your kid(s) are waiting to been? The answers may surprise you. Read the rest of this entry »
I love the digestive system. Really do. It works so hard for us by transforming the foods we eat into nutrients that fuel our bodies to function, hopefully optimally, every day. Every time I give a health talk, the digestive system is where I begin. If foods are not digesting well then how can one function well? Read the rest of this entry »
Karma Wilson is a children’s author that highlights the most important lesson for a child to learn: never give up. No matter how hard life gets goodness will always prevail, practice makes perfect, and what goes around comes around: just ask Karma.
Karma was an only child raised by a single-mother in Northern Idaho. Karma grew up in a world that was much more “wild” than most children in today’s world are used to. A world without computers, and a television with only 3 channels. Therefore Karma turned to other venues for entertainment like reading and the great outdoors. Read the rest of this entry »
I got the chance to review Sherrill Cannon books and I jumped at it. Just to refresh your memory, she is a grandmother who is traveling across the vast terrain of the United States in an RV. She happens to have taken to writing in retirement and is having a blast from it.
Here are the books I reviewed:
Is the story of a little entitle kid who is used to getting his way. Anyone remember the bully in the school yard? That could very well by Jimmy. He developed a nasty disorder that could only be resolved by being nice. Read the rest of this entry »
It could be heart breaking to watch your child being shoved by other kids on the playground or being teased mercilessly over what they perceive as a flaw. Kids are known to be innocently honest. This honesty however can lead to damaging consequences when kids get fixated with pointing out deviations in other kids.
My kid is on the smaller side Read the rest of this entry »
I am just relieved to have made it through last week.
Two sick, irritable and clingy kids in each arm does not make for a fun way to spend your day. Thankfully, they are well now but it got me thinking, I had not gotten around to having a “disaster plan” in terms of how to handle the inevitable occurrences of kids falling ill. Murphy’s Law is a constant: Things will go wrong at the worst possible time.
So here are a few things I would be putting in place to make sure life flows better the next time the thermometer dials up to 103.
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