OKANAGAN FALLS hosted a RAISE A READER visit on Friday, Nov. 22nd. This was the first class to be introduced to the recently published novel, FRENCHIE DIVA- FOLLOW the BLOG. The students were entertained by some of Ethan’s (the 13 year old main character) blog entries to FBF (Frenchie’s Best Friend). Stories were shared explaining what inspired the Frenchie series, as well as a YouTube video that encouraged the writing of FRENCHIE DIVA. The students shared how they personally related to Ethan and his Frenchie, friend, school and family drama, as well as his teen-age angst. Everyone understood why blogs are written and what essential ingredients are crucial to writing a powerful blog. It was a … Read the rest
After reading the article entitled Meet the Agent- Barbara Lowenstein in Writer’s Digest (Feb., 2013), it occurred to me it might be helpful for my blog readers to know more about Mary Laudien, the Middle Grade Author. I decided to follow Kara Gebhart’s simplified format to provide this info to my blog followers (All 3 of you, but I know there are many more of you who were just waiting for an invite to subscribe!). If you seek more detailed information, you can always go to my website: http://www.twocandobooks.com
Who is Mary Laudien?
- a retired innovative educator (Known for successfully transforming the public schools she was principal of into International Baccalaureate World Schools)
- a newly appointed International Baccalaureate
The Holiday Season is upon us and I wanted to thank my readers by offering Books 1 and 2 of my Frenchie Series as a Contest Give-Away. Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog is a Middle Grade novel that connects to Christmas in a humorous way. Families are enjoying the series as contemporary novels about family relationships,’tweens’, and French Bulldogs (and many other breeds…). The novels appeal to anyone who has ever owned a pet or is a ‘pet-owner wannabe’. You will “crack-up” when you meet Ethan’s Grandma Sis. This 13 year old main character describes this quirky, eccentric woman as “not your typical let’s make cookies kind of Grandma”… … Read the rest