Don’t even consider reading Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog this summer, if:
1. you aren’t “gaga” about dogs (especially French Bulldogs).
2. you dislike reading for fun and humorous entertainment.
3. you’re a perfect teen that never does anything wrong or devious.
4. you can’t relate to a “Frenchie crazy” 13 year old boy from a single parent home with an interfering and quirky Grandma living nearby.
5. you’ve never wanted anything so badly that you’d do ANYTHING to make it happen!
Of course on the off- chance that this doesn’t apply to you and you’d actually like to read Frenchie’s Best Friend, there are several ways to get your hands on the print copy or eBook. The … Read the rest
Sailing along the Pacific Coast, means donning a Scala hat, especially at the age where brown spots magically appear daily. Wearing a broad brimmed hat on the water is mandatory, regardless of its lack of a fashionista appeal. Movies and TV ads never show the woman aboard a sailboat in an ugly hat or flattened hat hair. Oh no, they look gorgeous, nautical, tanned and relaxed. Reality, the Scala hat can’t just be any cap, no, it has to be full-on with a wide brim for maximum sun protection.
It’s bad enough you have to wear the thing, but it’s never discussed how trying it is to keep the ugly hat on one’s head out in the wailing winds. No … Read the rest
What a great time we had together last week at the Nanaimo Wellington Branch! It was great fun sharing the first two books of the Frenchie Series with the participants of the Summer Reading Club. Nothing is more enjoyable for an author of juvenile fiction to have the participants laughing during the readings and commenting on how they can personally relate to the novels.
Thank you to all of you who took the time to leave a comment about your experience with me or your recommendations to others to read Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog and Frenchie X2-Follow the Blog. It made my day to hear that some of you are inspired to start your own blogs about your … Read the rest
Children’ s Writer Shares
Nanoose Bay author Mary Laudien is having a blast writing humorous, contemporary novels for anyone who loves their pet.
She shares that enthusiasm with young readers at the Wellington Library’s Summer Reading Club Thursday(July 5 ) at 2 p.m.
Laudien, a retired principal from West Vancouver, is writing the third book in her Frenchie series, aimed at nine to 12-year-olds, ages that she believes engage in reading through humorous books they relate to personally.
In the first book, Ethan enlists the aid of his quirky grandmother, and a following of bloggers, to realize his dream of owning a French bulldog. Misadventures ensue, including a bargain dogwash business in his mother’s laundry room, all shared nightly … Read the rest
With summer reading upon us, Mary Laudien is excited to share the first two books of her Frenchie series as a way to inspire kids to read and write blogs over the long summer break.
In preparation for Mary Laudien’s Author Visit to Nanaimo Wellington Library’s Summer Reading Club, she has organized a BLOG COMMENT CONTEST as a follow-up activity. Participants will be given a business card with her blog address (http://twocandobooks.wordpress.com). They will be asked to visit her blog site after the Author Visit and leave a comment. The participants will have some experience with blogs through her readings and will be asked to briefly comment on one of the following:
1. a recommendation for an … Read the rest
LOCAL AUTHOR has a BLAST Sharing her Frenchie Novels during Nanaimo Wellington Library Summer Reading Club
Local Nanoose Bay author, Mary Laudien, a retired principal from West Vancouver is having a blast writing humorous, contemporary novels that make a fun read for anyone who loves their pet or is a “pet-owner wannabe”. She is currently writing the third book in her Frenchie series to share with 9-12 year olds in libraries and schools. If you like hilarious, realistic novels that give you belly laughs, then Laudien’s Author Visit during the Wellington Library Summer Reading Club is a great summer activity choice. Laudien will be presenting on Thursday, July 5th at 2:00 (45 minutes) to all who have pre-registered for … Read the rest
If you’re a 9 to 12 year old you will want to join
Mary Laudien at NANAIMO WELLINGTON LIBRARY
This is an author visit for absolutely anyone who likes having FUN, reading HUMOROUS BOOKS and is GAGA over their PET (French Bulldogs, in particular!). Mary is writing her third novel in the Frenchie series and she is excited to share her first two books with anyone who meets the above criteria!
If you own a pet or are a “pet- owner wannabe”, you’ll make a personal connection with the hilarious and chaotic contemporary fiction in this series. Listen to some hysterical readings from Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog and the sequel Frenchie X 2- Follow … Read the rest