Tuesday, October 28, 2014

James Gordon, Children's Author

Today we meet James Gordon, a children's author! 
Enjoy our interview and getting to know James. 
And then check out the buy links, and links to connect! 

Hi James, thanks for joining us today! Ready for a grilling?
Here we go! 

Where did you get your inspiration for writing? Life experiences are the best subject matter.

What do you see in your future of writing? Having Bobo be a household name as well as the author behind him

What genres do you hope to explore more of? Children’s Fiction and Hi My Name is Bobo is a step in the right direction.

 Are your characters based on anyone? Bobo is based on my life

How did you publish your books? Do you recommend others do this? I went through Amazon/CreateaSpace If you do not have a traditional author behind you I do.

Tell us a little about you...
     A) Did you always want to write? Have been writing since I was in grade school
     B) Do you have a family?  Yes and a close one(Mother Brother Daughter and Scooter the Beagle)
     C) Do you work besides being an author? Yes I am a performer as well.
     D) What kind of hobbies do you enjoy? Video games, comic books reading cycling
     E) Do you have pets? Scooter the Beagle is my sibling.
     F) What is the most embarrassing thing you have done/participated in? 
                      ----When I was teaching, I slipped from the desk and fell.
     G) What is something humbling you have done and learned from? The roar of the crowd from my last performance at the Cavalcade of Authors is something I’ve never heard before.
     H) Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being recognized as the greatest poet of our time
Silly fun:
1) You just won a million dollars- what do you do first?  Purchase a Porsche Pananmera

2) You won a trip around the world, but you pick the destinations, where are you visiting and why? London, France Dubai, Japan, and Maine. I’ve chosen these destinations because I have never been, and these might be destinations to provide experiences to facilitate my writing.

3) Its Halloween...people can find you dressed as? Batman the Dark Knight

4) Morning person or night person? Both. Afternoons aren't my thing.

5) Favorite cold breakfast food? Honey Nut Cheerios

6) Authors have multiple personalities...what are some of yours, and how do they behave?
           ------ James is modest while G.P.A. is a tad arrogant.

7) Describe yourself using these letters James Jocular, 
                                                                     Mama’s boy, 
8) Favorite Drink: Chocolate milk

9) Do you like to cook---if so what kinds of food...if not-what do you like to eat? I love to grill

10) What is something unique about you? I don’t sleep much.

11) A genie granted you 3 wishes...what are they? Good and improved health and wealth for my entire family, right the wrongs I have done in my life, and to meet my true love

12) What is your favorite quote in life? Whether you like it, don’t like it sit down and look at it because it is the best thing going today. Ric Flair
If you could tell your childhood self some advice for the future-what would that be? Be more courageous. Do not run. Strive to be the best because it’s in you.

If you had to give advice to children out there wanting to become an author, aspiring to get their books published... what would that be? Practice. Read. Practice. Read. Travel. Read.

What is your Favorite book? Knight Fall (The Tale of the Battle between Batman and Bane)

2) If you have to give a recommended classics reading list to teens...what would it contain? Catcher in the Rye , Invisible Man, Batman comics, Cyrano De Bergerac, and anything by Nathaniel Hawthorne

3) What are your go-to children's books to share with families?  Hi MY Name is Bobo, Judy Blume  Harry Potter

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meet the Musing

We are bringing a new feature to Kidtales. 
We will be meeting several MUSINGS from children's authors.

Today we are chatting with M.C. Arvanitis
 In her Mid grade fables she adds fantasy characters such as mermaids, pixies, elves, etc. but sometimes she will bring one of the unheard of characters that run through her mind at night. Such as Sadie Squarette, as pictured in 'Forbidden wings, A Mermaid's Story,' by M.C. Arvanitis. Sadie is a rhyme talking, square bodied magical woman who can stretch to see over any object or become as small as a ladybug. Sadie is a guide who leads Nadeea on her journey to find wings.

You can find Sadie and her adventures at:

We hope you enjoyed getting a sneak peak at Sadie and all 
that M.C. Arvanitis has to offer! 

Look for more fun coming this week with The Nut Family, 
No More Animals (a new release from Amy Bowling),
and some other fun sneaks! :-)

As always... Keep Kids Reading! 
~Kidtales Admins. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Princess Bella Adventures!

5 Star Review

What an adorable read! Princess Bella is excited to host a royal tea party! From the decor to the outfits right down to the guests Bella shares all. Come enjoy the first of many fun, imaginative, and adorable "Bella" adventures! 

The illustrations are clearly hand drawn and add to the "home-family" feel of the book. Looking forward to more Spunky Bella tales!! 

Crystal Bozeman Clifton Author

Order yours today for only $2.99


Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Amongst the Clouds Release

Anchor Group Publishing is proud to present,


Amongst the Clouds,

 James and Syvok's Fourth Adventure.


Written by award winning,

 best selling author,

Wendy Nystrom.


James and Syvok 4th adventure has a new mystery floating about.

 James is curious to explore the iridescent cloud. 

All the colors of a rainbow glow, surely there are adventures to sow.

 Come along and meet new friends! 

Dragons, cats, troll, and more, lots of fun is in store.

 Join the adventures up in the sky and help the wizard find her magical key.

 Come and see what the iridescent cloud hides!




Wendy Nystrom is a published author with Anchor Group Publishing, wife and a mother of three wonderful children. Wendy grew up in St. Paul, MN, and has lived at different points in her life in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, West Virginia, and Iceland. She currently resides in Michigan (USA). Wendy is an avid reader of many different genres; she love adventures; and devotes some of her time to being active in schools, the local library, and other community projects. She earned a BA in Geography concentrating on Urban Planning at Texas State University. Wendy began writing children stories in 2005 while living on the wonderfully imagination filled island of Iceland. Her writing paradise is sitting around a campfire deep in the mountains with a huge moon above with the mountain outlined all around while a story teller weaves a tale of adventure with a splash of fun as a pebble skips across the water.



Readers and Reviews alike have been awaiting the 

release of this new adventure in which Wendy promised 

new characters, new mystery, and a grand new adventure, or two!



Purchase Links:

Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Amongst-Clouds-James-Adventure-Volume/dp/0692256482/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0D9JYD4NCF4PKEKQ7FVG


Amazon eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Amongst-Clouds-James-Syvok-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00LV3Y8CQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=


Barnes and Noble Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amongst-the-clouds-wendy-nystrom/1119966112?ean=9780692256480


Barnes and Noble eBook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amongst-the-clouds-wendy-nystrom/1119966112?ean=2940149739233&itm=1&usri=amongst+the+clouds


*~* Note: If you purchase from above sites in Paperback-

send Wendy the proof of purchase and she

will GLADLY send you a free signed 

BOOKPLATE to accompany

your book!*~*




If your new to Wendy's adventures we should catch you up! 

First there is James Saves the Moon.

James and his family just moved to Iceland,

and the first thing he sees is-the MOON.

But the moon is far to low-and it needs saved.

James sets out to save it, and on his way,

he makes a new magical friend and a dragon! 

Together the trio rescue the moon, 

and a budding friendship begins!


And then comes Helga Returns. 

While out on a walk one day James stumbles 

upon a footprint so large and mysterious.

What could it be? His magical friends Syvok 

comes to explore-and together they think 

trouble could be around the corner! 

The two creep up on Helga and the adventures continue!


What would come next, well of course some Lads.

Thirteen Santas! How neat!

 Thinks James as he and Syvok set off on their third adventure.

 Little did he know the mischief these Yule Lads were capable of getting them all into.

 Raucous, laughs, and Yuletide joy are ahead making memories for James and friends!




Did you know Wendy LOVES to connect with her readers and new friends?

Here are several ways you can stay in touch with Wendy! 


Website: www.authorwbnystrom.com

Blog: www.wendysbookcase.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WendysBookcase

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wbnystrom

Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/author/show/5077530.Wendy_Nystrom


Wendy's Amazon Author Pagehttp://www.amazon.com/Wendy-Nystrom/e/B0064V1T0O/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1413075499&sr=8-1


Learn more about Wendy's Readers Favorite Awards

by visiting...







We hope you will come join the adventures,

and allow Wendy's books to inspire your children's adventures! 

Imaginations are best grown from a book! 



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with book 5 coming in November!


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