Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3 Book - WORLD of INK - TOUR

Please scroll down for my Book Tour schedule.


Interviews and Reviews


to all who leave a comment + e-mail
( see below for details )


I am touring with my  latest books
from . . .

* Taconi and Claude - Double Trouble -
mid-grade adventure for boys and tomboys.
*Horatio Humble Beats the Big " D" -
rhyming PB that helps dyslexic kids and parents.
* Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind -
rhyming PB about BIG change in a kid' life.

Publisher - Guardian Angel



Write a comment on any participating blog during my
June Book Tour,  and win a FREE COPY of
my  NEW kid's time-travel adventure.

One copy per person.  Please leave your e-mail.
(Safe sample:   mfinke( @ )frontier.com)

 I wrote this special story as a FREE BONUS BOOK
to give away
during my book tour.

Characters from all 3 of my
latest books are featured. 


Below is the schedule for my
World of Ink Tour:
Please drop in on some of the wonderful BLOGS
that will be hosting me each day.

Just leave a comment and you will receive
my specially written FREE Bonus Book for kids.

June 1st
The Brand Buzz Network – Author Spotlight

June 2nd
Mymcbooks Blog – Book Review and Giveaway of Taconi and Claude http://mymcbooks.wordpress.com

June 3rd
Families Matter Blog - Interview

June 6th
The Maggie Project – Guest Post: The back story of Taconi and Claude www.themaggieproject.blogspot.com

Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products - Interview http://rothsinspiringbooksandproducts.wordpress.com

June 7th
One Zillion Books – Book Review of Ruthie and the Hippo

June 8th
Stories for Children Magazine FG Interview

June 9th
Home School Blogger-Book Review of Taconi and Claude

June 10th
Families Matter Blog - Book Spotlight

June 12th
Utah Children's Writer Blog – Guest Post: Tips on Writing for Children http://utahchildrenswriters.blogspot.com/

June 13th
World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children with hosts: VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Christopherson and Irene Roth.

Live Radio Interview at 11am MST (10am PST, Noon Central and 1pm EST)
or call in to listen or ask questions (714) 242-5259.
You can also listen on demand after the show airs!

BiblioReads.com – Book Review and Giveaway of Horatio Humble http://BiblioReads.blogspot.com

June 14th
Writing to the Hearts of Children- Interview and Book Spotlight

June 15th
The Crypto-Capers Review – Book Review of Ruthie and the Hippo http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com

June 16th
Home School Blogger-Book Review of Horatio Humble http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolbookreview/

June 17th
Children’s and Teen Book Connection – Interview http://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/

June 20th
The Writing Mama – Interview

Wee Share Blog – Book Review and Giveaway of Taconi and Claude

June 21st
Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Review and Giveaway of Ruthie and the Hippo http://ramblingsofacoffeeaddictedwrter.blogspot.com/

June 22nd
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products – Book Review of Horatio Humble http://rothsinspiringbooksandproducts.wordpress.com

June 23rd
Book Marketing Network – Guest Post: Tips for Online Marketing

June 24th
VBT-Writers On The Move – Guest Post: Finding a Publisher
Coloring Outside the Lines – Book Review of Taconi and Claude

Putting Words Down on Paper – Book Spotlight

June 28th
Bless Their Hearts Mom – Book Review of Taconi and Claude http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com

Coloring Outside the Lines – Author Spotlight

June 30th
Putting Words Down on Paper - Interview



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NWFCC April Author Showcase Book Tour

Today I am thrilled to host writer
Tina Games
Welcome to day three of Tina M. Games’ 6-day NWFCC
May Author Showcase tour where she discusses
how Journaling Can Benefit a Writer.

Hi, I'm Tina M. Games, author of
Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother's Path to Self-Discovery.

Because I use journal writing quite a bit, to map out my article and chapter ideas, I'm often asked, "How can journal writing help me as a writer? And what kinds of journals would you recommend for a writer?"

Let me begin by describing how journal writing is helpful to a writer:

1.    Most writers carry a notebook, scraps of paper, old envelopes, to jot down ‘thoughts of the moment.' This is a form of journal writing.
2.    A journal (or a diary) is a place to record everyday happenings or thoughts and feelings. It can be a tool for self-discovery, a place to brainstorm ideas, a safe space to release emotions, or an aid to help with concentration and overwhelm. Journal writing is the process of chronicling those many thoughts that are swirling around in your head – with no worries of being censored.
3.    As the words pour out onto the paper, it can reveal inner guidance that can help a writer make sense out of various scenarios and give some order to her or his life. It can provide awareness of patterns and offer perspective on the decisions that lie ahead. It can also help clarify beliefs and provide a safe place for self-expression.
4.    Incorporating journaling into your writing practice may not only make the process of writing more enjoyable, but may help you become a better writer, too. There are no rules in journal writing - no worries about whether to use a comma, a semi-colon, or a dash. There's also no one to impress and no deadlines. Because journal writing is relaxing and not stress-inducing, the writing flow feels easier.
5.    The act of writing things down makes thinking much clearer. It’s like taking all the rambling thoughts out of the mental file and dumping them onto the page to sort out - line by line. Journal writing slows down your thoughts and allows you to think more clearly and to process with more clarity. And by writing in your journal, it can help you focus your mind with laser-like accuracy. Slowing down your mind through writing enables you to clearly hear the voice of your creative self.
For most people, when they hear the word "journal," they automatically think of a daily diary. But for writers, there are many different types of journals that one can keep for supporting various parts of the creative process. So what types of journals are best for writers?
•    Dream journals allow you to capture the intuitive insights that come to you in dreams. As creative’s, many writers get the best ideas when they're dreaming. Characters and storylines can come to you in the form of dreams.
•    Personal journals provide you with the space to record your innermost thoughts as they come to you throughout the day. It's a way of "clearing the mind" so you can focus on the writing project at hand.
•    Project journals enable you to log your progress on a particular long-term endeavor, like writing a book or starting your freelance writing business.
•    Idea journals are a perfect container for the creative person who is rich with ideas about potential projects that could evolve in the future. It's a place for you to collect those many wonderful thoughts about future stories you want to write or characters you want to develop down the road.
•    Synchronicity journals are places where you can log the magical experiences you have and the people you meet that feel important in the moment, although you may not fully understand why. They may prove valuable in the future or in the bigger scheme of things.
•    Character  journals allows you to stay in the mind of your character and actually "be" your character before you begin the actual writing process.
•    Gratitude journals allow you to capture all that you're grateful for in any given day and support a positive mindset - seeing things from a glass half full versus a glass half empty. This helps minimize writer's block and is a great aid in seeing the gift in every thread of thought.
•    Travel journals enable you to log the details of a journey - and your observations and experiences. It allows you to experience the journey from a writer's point of view.

Thank you for allowing me to connect with you here today! Join me tomorrow as I share a few journaling techniques that are helpful to a writer.

Follow Day 4 of Ms. Games’ tour tomorrow at


Secrets of Writing for Children.

This e-Book offers you one stop guidance for Writing and Self -editing
children's books. These helpful hints come from my many years of
writing for children and doing manuscript critiques.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NWFCC Virtual Book Tour - for RENEE HAND

Today I Have the Pleasure of Hosting Author

Renee Hand
Welcome to day three of Renee Hand’s 6-day NWFCC
May Author Showcase tour, as she discusses how
Mineral Mischief can be used in the classroom. 
 Case#2 Mineral Mischief

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from
Award-Winning Author Renee Hand

Teachers can use Mineral Mischief in so many ways. In the back of the book I’ve included lots of educational information that teachers can use in the classroom to further understanding of rocks and minerals. I also add a diagram of the rock cycle, which can be referred to at anytime.

I’ve created various experiments where students can make predictions by using various charts. Terminology is included in the back as well as a ‘Did You Know’ section. I also incorporate a discussion about bullying, which one of the characters is involved with. The character also finds a solution to this problem which all children can benefit from.  The information that I have in the book can be used to fill the National Standards requirement for this topic.

Follow Day 4 of Ms. Hand's tour tomorrow


Secrets of Writing for Children.

This e-Book offers you one stop guidance for Writing and Self -editing
children's books. These helpful hints come from my many years of
writing for children and doing manuscript critiques.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mom Bloggers are a HOT Item.

Powerhouse Moms Hang Out
Mom Bloggers.com

MCBG Wins Top Honors in Mom Business Competition 2011

You can find MOMS there taking on any topic -
from diapers to diplomats!

Choose a GROUP that interests you:
Product Reviews, Writing, Moms over 40, Aussie Moms. . .
Moms of Boys, Moms form the South.

You name it, they have a group that covers it.

if not:
Create a group of your choosing. 

Today I am featuring two ladies who are Mom Blogger Members. 


Memorable Children Books & Gifts
Ella Johnson started Memorable Children Books & Gifts in May 2008. 

As a former teacher, she knew that making basic education fundamentals interesting to children was challenging. Education can be fun, exciting and captivating for children with the right learning tools.  So her goal was to “make learning interesting and fun” for the children while they learn.

Including the latest technology was imperative, because we don’t want children left behind. Her products include Personalized and Non Personalized books and gifts. In 2009,  Ella decided to give away free school supplies to 5 of her customers. she also started monthly free giveaways, giving reading books and gifts.

Then in August 2010, she extended the free school supplies to 20 bags of school supplies, and  used Chick-fil-A at Brandon, Florida as our base to give these school supplies to kids. Ella intends to continue with this program.

In 2011, she will increase the number of books she gives away free to help support parents. As of January 2011, she has given away over 70 books in free drawings. Ella also started writing reviews for children’s books, then giving these books away free on Mymcbooks Blog. She hopes to give away over 200 free books by the end of 2011.

Memorable Children Books & Gifts
is also in the business of supporting other small businesses.

Photo Gallery -
great photos of give-away days!


 Flower Power Mom -
the Truth about Motherhood after 40.

(an abbreviated Bio)

Against the odds and well into her forties, Angel La Liberte, BA (Hons) Psych, conceived and gave birth to two healthy children (in 2002 and 2005) without the aid of medical fertility treatments. Unwittingly, she was soon drawn into the rising international cause célèbre in the baby-making stakes—the fast-growing population of ‘mid-life moms’.

An experienced writer and public campaigner on divorce and relationship issues in the media limelight, Angel was a regular ‘guest expert’ handling live phone-ins on over 200 television and talk shows—including BBC and ITV news and breakfast programs—and leading newspaper and magazine features, in the UK through-out the 1990’s.

Following the rise of her national UK campaigning organization and magazine, Single Again, her book, Relationship Breakdown—A Survival Guide (Ward Lock, c. 1997), was published in the UK and Europe. Angel moved to California in 2007 to raise her family, ‘weigh in’ on the controversy surrounding the rise of the ‘granny-moms,’ and launch her website—Flower Power MomThe Truth About Motherhood After 40  in October 2009.

In May 2010, Angel launched a national awareness campaign—Celebrating Motherhood After 40—to help relieve stigma faced by “older” mothers.  She now writes a monthly column for Bay Area Parent—part of the http://www.parenthood.com organization—on parenting after 40.

Along with her regular blog at Flower Power Mom, Angel is currently working on her book: Sex, Diapers and Menopause—a compendium of true stories and articles about motherhood after 40.

If you want to find articles and opinions by this
bundle of energy and talent:

Click here


+ your e-mail address,

 I will send you my FREE illustrated ( pdf ) Time-Travel Adventure.
Characters from my latest 3 books ( Taconi, Ruthie and Horatio),
come together  in a short time-travel  adventure.

This Magical Boab Tree holds the secret. . .


Kid's Books With a WOW Factor!

WIN a FREE one-of-a-kind STORY when
you BUY ANY hard copy book from my

* Taconoi and Claude – Double Trouble
*Horatio Humble Beats the Big D - dyslexia
*Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind – big change
*Rattlesnake jam - (for boys)
"Wild & Wonderful" - fun and educational eBooks
 Manuscript Critiques