Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Review up on Amazon!

5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Magical Me, December 26, 2013
This review is from: Magical Mea (Paperback)
Although a young girl with magical powers is make believe, the desire portrayed in the book to have power over her surroundings and the ability to do things her way, is very real and will resonate with the lucky children who get to read "Magical Mea" by Penelope Anne Cole.

The pictures and story capture Mea's feelings of anger, defiance, mischievousness, and her thrill at both tricking others with her magic and being the hero when she uses her magic for good.

When Mea goes on an adventure of her own, fear and uncertainty mixes with her power to do good, causing Mea to wake from a path of trickster to a path of helping others.

Linda Derkez
Author of Manny the TV Watching Dog, Chip's Sharing Day, One Large Peanut Butter Sandwich To Go

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Wonderful Weeks of Magical Awards, Book Sales and Signings!

I've had a wonderful couple of weeks!  November 20-22nd, I went to Miami to receive my Bronze Medal for Magical Mathew!  I met some lovely authors and went to the huge Miami International Book Fair.  There were some lovely speakers (see 11/26/13 post).  Here are the official photos:

When I returned from Miami, it was a rush to get ready for Thanksgiving (overcooked the pie and stopped up the drain with potato peelings!)  Still, we had a wonderful family gathering at my brother's.
 Then it was the Black Friday weekend Book Sales and Signing with the Fremont Area Writers Club.  I sold MagMatt and MagMea books every day!

Today was the icing on the cake:
I received my Creative Child Magazine Kids' Holiday Gift edition and found that Magical Mea won a Preferred Choice Award from Moms and Educators!

Then I received an email that Magical Mea won a Fall 2013 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award from NABE!  Woo hoo! 
 What a great couple of weeks!