Are you ready to participate in the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop? Authors (all 65 of us) are getting our gardening tips and/or recipes prepared to post on April 10th by 6am EST. The fun part is planning the prizes. All you have to do is visit each author site, and leave a comment at each blog and, of course, you are always welcome to make a blog subscription to any that you truly enjoy. This will register you for give-aways from individual authors and the chance to win the GRAND PRIZE (after checking out all 65 blogs): a Kindle Fire or Nook and a $25. gift card. The tour lasts 10 days and ends April 19th at … Read the rest
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
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:
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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