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Boobie Babble Author Interview with Shunkedra Zachery

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Author Interview #3

Shunkedra has been captivated by romance and storytelling since she was a young girl growing up in East Texas. Devoted to the ART of reading, she became an Elementary Reading Teacher to inspire children to read. Creating stories about love, whether in book format or script has been a lifelong dream of hers. Shunkedra’s first novel “To Love Again?” encompasses love, forgiveness, faith, and family. The important things in life!!!
Shunkedra is a self-taught fiction novelist and screenplay writer from Texas. She graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and has a BA in Communication with emphasis on Radio/TV. She is also a certified Public School Teacher. She taught in the classroom 4 years before deciding to venture out to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer. She currently resides in Georgia where she spends the majority of her time writing and learning daily about her craft.


Q. AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW U…

My Interview with Author Annie Eskeldson

Q.Where are you from?

A. I was born in a small East Texas town called Atlanta. My family relocated to the tiny town of Gray, Texas when I was four years old. Gray is such a small community that it does not even have its own schools or post office for that matter. I commuted a 50 mile round trip each day to attend school in nearby historic Jefferson, Texas.
Jefferson was the riverport to the southwest and today is known of as the bed and breakfast capital of Texas. It is located on Big Cypress Bayou in the Cypress Valley of Northeast Texas. It is the County seat for Marion county. Named for Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War patriot who was known as the "Swamp Fox". Jefferson was named for Thomas Jefferson, and was conceived as a port city by Allen Urquhart and Daniel Alley, who saw its potential as the head of navigation when they prepared a plan for the town site in 1841.
When did you consider yourself a writer?
I have always felt a tug at my heartstring to take pen to p…

Boobie Babble interview #2 with author DJ Ashton

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Author Interview #2


Today we welcome author DJ Ashton. D.J. Ashton was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 3, 1964, at Union Memorial Hospital.
She holds an Associate in Science degree in the field of Criminal Justice and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Metropolitan University.

Having attended the Medix School in Towson, Maryland, she has a certificate of completion in Medical Assisting. She graduated earning the Alpha Beta Cappa award. Upon completion of her externship from the program, she was hired on the spot by the Obstetrician/Gynecologist she worked for during that time, and remained with him until a divorce necessitated a move further than she could travel for work.
Ms. Ashton has one son, who has followed in her footsteps and serves his country proudly in the United States Army. She has one daughter currently enrolled in college as a Psychology major and another daughter who recently graduated beauty school. She also has one granddaughter who she proudly calls "Nana&…

Boobie Babble Interview #1 with Author Annie Eskeldson

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Author Interview #1

Annie Eskeldson Joins us tonight to share with us some wonderful information about her first published and second soon-to-be released childrens books inspired by her experiences with Autistic Daughter, Ashi.

After 50,000 hours of providing therapy for her Autistic daughter, she felt inspired to write Children's Books for families overcoming Autism. She'd like to reach out to that Mom or Dad who is really struggling today and let them know that as an Autist, your child is wonderful, and you are not alone! "Ashi's Gift" is book number one of a three part set. Look for "Ashi - In a Class all by Myself" and "Ashi - Birthdays and Other Dreaded Days" to come out next year.


Annie is a married mom with a degree in Biotechnology and studied Chemistry. Her husband, Bart, and she have two children, daughter, Ashli-Meghan 6, and son, Izaiah, is 11 months. They own their own business in a small city. Her daughter, Ashli-Meghan, whom they c…

Birthday cake for Aunt Laura

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Cake for retired teacher and devout Christian




New author interview set for September 27th!

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After 50,000 hours of providing therapy for her Autistic daughter, she felt inspired to write Children's Books for families overcoming Autism. She'd like to reach out to that Mom or Dad who is really struggling today and let them know that as an Autist, your child is wonderful and you are not alone! "Ashi's Gift" is book number one of a three part set. Look for "Ashi - In a Class all by Myself" and "Ashi - Birthdays and Other Dreaded Days" to come out next year.

In Ashi's Gift Preschool age Autist, Ashi, tells a true, heartwarming story about her Autistic behavior and the often frustrated feelings of her Mommy. Together they discover the true gifts of Autism.


Also available at:


http://www.barnesandnobles.com/, http://www.borders.com/, and http://www.publishamerica.net/product93447.html http://www.authorannie.com/

anne.esk@sbcglobal.net

Book review by Joy-Jordan Lake

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Why Did This Happen to Me, Aunt Lou is a valuable book. Not only is it charmingly illustrated, but it also gently and clearly helps children confront the incredibly difficult issues of free will and theodicy (why bad things can happen to innocent people) and where God might be in the suffering. These are tough topics even for adults to handle in healthy ways, but in this rare book, the author Rachel Hall Stolle writes with compassion and empathy, leading children to understand that most crucial of points, that when bad things happen in their world, God is with them in their pain.


Dr. Joy Jordan-Lake is a professor and the author of five books, the latest of which is a novel, Blue Hole Back Home.
http://www.joyjordanlake.com/30/

October 4 author interview Exchange with Lillian Brummet

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Lillian and her husband are authors of:- Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out In A Crowd - Trash Talk - Learn how you can impact the planet -Towards Understanding - a collection of 120 poems on society, the environment & overcoming trauma. Websites: http://www.myspace.com/canadianauthorhttp://www.brummet.ca



Her blog where my interview can be seen at coming October 4th is: Blog: http://www.consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/





Dave and Lillian Brummet have been writing professionally since 1999 - to date, they have written 3 published books. The main focus of their books, blogs, newsletter and radio program is to inspire hope in individuals, helping them realize the value of their efforts and encouraging them to become more positive, proactive in life.


Websites: http://www.myspace.com/canadianauthorhttp://www.brummet.caMy interview will be showcased on her blog on the same day.Her blog where my interview can be seen at coming October 4th is: Blog: http://www.consc…

WONDERFUL New review

"Why Did This Happen to Me, Aunt Lou?" Inspires and Delights
kayelynnebooth September 16, 2010 at 10:25 pm Categories: Children's Books URL: http://wp.me/pVw40-1m

Why Did This Happen to Me, Aunt Lou? ,by Rachel Jeanette Hall Stolle is a beautifully illustrated children’s book, that deals with a difficult question that we all ask at one time or another. Who hasn’t wondered why bad things happen to them? Why some people just seem to be downright mean? Although this book doesn’t provide a clear cut answer to a question that really has no answer, it does discuss how we can turn to God for comfort and strength, through the voice of Aunt Lou, a character based on a special person in Rachel’s life, Louise Ritchie. The book is written in language and manner that is easily understandable by children big and small, and the author’s faith shines through clearly. It is a wonderfully inspiring book that applies to everyone, not just children. It includes helpful Bible verses for ref…

Author Interview Exchange set for September 26

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September 26 Live Date For Author Interview Exchange
D.J. Ashton was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 3, 1964, at Union Memorial Hospital.
She has lived and traveled all over the United States and currently resides in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
She holds an Associate in Science degree in the field of Criminal Justice and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Metropolitan University. In her sophomore year there, she was awarded a scholarship on recommendation from her professors.
Having attended the Medix School in Towson, Maryland, she has a certificate of completion in Medical Assisting. She graduated earning the Alpha Beta Cappa award. Upon completion of her externship from the program, she was hired on the spot by the Obstetrician/Gynecologist she worked for during that time, and remained with him until a divorce necessitated a move further than she could travel for work.
Ms. Ashton has one son, who has followed in her footsteps and serves his country proudly in the United States A…

New Review by Poetic Monthly Magazine

A beautiful Christian based story broad enough to deal with any crisis a child may endure. Typically, after a crisis we question why did this happen? Aunt Lou is a loving character that explains in depth why sometimes bad things happen to good people, even children. I love the fact that the author took the time to explain 'free will' and how God gives us all the opportunity to choose. Even in our wrong decisions God will forgive us, and He loves and cares for each of us. The author does an excellent job of displaying scriptures to support the story. The illustrations are colorful and include children of all races. I thouroughly enjoyed the book, and would love to see a possible series develop with the character Aunt Lou. Great book, I would highly recommend it.

My two newest cake creations

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Thomas the Train Cake Chocolate Face, Chocolate wheels, granola cargo
Bullseye the Horse from Toy Story 3 with Jessie Doll

Saddle made of tootie rolls
Chocolate mane and tail
tootsie roll hooves

Author Interview Exchange

My first author intreview exchange will go live October 4th. I will be hosting an interview of author Lillian Brummett and she will be reciprocating this interview host on her blog as well.
Lillian and her husband are authors of:
- Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out In A Crowd
- Trash Talk - Learn how you can impact the planet
-Towards Understanding - a collection of 120 poems on society, the environment & overcoming trauma.
Websites:
http://www.myspace.com/canadianauthor
http://www.brummet.ca

Her blog where my interview can be seen at coming October 4th is:
Blog: http://www.consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com
Please check it out and contact me if you are also interested in a blog interview exchange.

What a great day of accomplishments

I found my book on Barnes and Nobel
http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?WRD=rachel+stolle
and...
Books a Million
http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Did-This-Happen-Aunt-Lou/Rachel-Stolle/9781451239706

Plus I had my first blog radio interview on the 1st. It turned out really well--thick accent and all. Go listen to the 18 minute interview:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/poeticmonthly/2010/09/01/poetic-monthly-radio-show--interview-rachel-stolle
be sure to share the interview to all your facebook friends, this will help me promote my book.

I also am now officially a staff writer for Poetic Mnthly magazine--the same establishment that interviewed me on the first. I submitted my first article titled "Success?" just last night. It should come out in the October issue. They also have my bio and website listed on their page of staff writers:
http://www.poetstage.com/staffbio.htm

I got my first royalty statement in the mail yesterday. Very exciting moment for me. It i…