WE HAVE SOME NOVEMBER WINNERS! WOOT! WOOT!

I’m so glad to be able to announce we have some holiday winners for the November PAY A BOOK FORWARD holiday book bundle giveaway! Woot! Woot!

Word continues to get out about the hundreds of books I will be giving away for FREE throughout 2021 which makes THIS book lover very happy!

Put your hands together for the November PAY A BOOK FORWARD winners…

HOLIDAY BOOK BUNDLE #1…LAURA FEAN MANNING!

HOLIDAY BOOK BUNDLE #2…CHERYL WILSON VELASQUEZ!

HOLIDAY BOOK BUNDLE #3…TO BE ANNOUNCED

HOLIDAY BOOK BUNDLE #4…PEGGY HAWKINS!

There were many people who specifically requested bundles 1, 2, or 4. But no one specifically asked for book bundle #3 shown above. Here’s what’s included in this bundle…

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB by Marianna Mayer (autographed)

I’M BORED by Michael Ian Black (autographed by illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi)

RAISING A HERO by Laura Numeroff (autographed)

MYSTERY AT POINT BEACH by Katie Jungwirth & Deborah ErdMann (autographed)

MERMAID TALES: Ready, Set, Goal! by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Ship of Dreams by Donna L Martin (autographed)

GHOSTVILLE ELEMENTARY: Happy Haunting! by Marcia Thornton Jones & Debbie Dadey (autographed)

OH NO! NOT AGAIN! by Mac Barnett (special inclusion)

As a special holiday bonus, I’m going to extend the signup deadline to win this last holiday book bundle. Everyone has until Wednesday, November 24th. Anyone commenting on this post will be entered into the drawing for the final holiday book bundle. Good luck!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD event! Make sure to come back on December 10th to see what’s in store for the final 2021 PAY A BOOK FORWARD giveaway!

In the meantime, share a little book love with a child in your world. Give them the first step into a magical, life-long love of reading!

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. You can check out Donna’s books on her website (www.storycatcherpublishing.com) or through her Amazon author page (www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin).

Want to connect?

Pick your favorite…

Email: www.donasdays@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/donasdays

Twitter: www.twitter.com/donasdays

LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

Goodreads: Donna L Martin

Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

November PAY A BOOK FORWARD Holiday Edition Is Here!

A year’s worth of PAY A BOOK FORWARD is almost coming to a close. Many people have shared these posts with their friends to help spread the word about all the FREE books Story Catcher Publishing gave away this year! Now that the holidays have begun, I thought what better way to celebrate sharing a little book love than to give away lots of AUTOGRAPHED books!

From November 11th until November 21st, you will have a chance to enter not ONE, not TWO, not THREE , but FOUR drawings to receive a special bundle of author autographed picture books. Each bundle will have a special picture book from my own collection and the rest will be books autographed by author friends of mine from all around the country.

And best of all? They are FREE!!

All you need to do for a chance to win one of these bundles, is to “like” Story Catcher Publishing at www.facebook.com/donasdays and let me know in the comments which bundle you’d like to win. Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 21st! It’s that easy!

Here is what you will win in each bundle:

Bundle #1

TRAVEL GUIDE FOR MONSTERS by Lori Degman (autographed)

QUIET WYATT by Tammi Sauer (autographed)

CLICK, CLACK, MOO COWS THAT TYPE by Doreen Cronin (autographed)

LUNADAR: Homeward Bound by Donna L Martin (autographed)

MERMAID TALES: A Whale of a Tale by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

MERMAID TALES: A Royal Tea by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

HERE COME THE HOLDAYS: Stories and Poems, including Debbie Dadey (autographed)

PENGUINS ON VACATION by Salina Yoon (special inclusion)

Bundle #2:

TURKEY TROUBLE by Wendy Silvano (autographed)

WAKEY, WAKEY, ELEPHANT! by Linda Ravin Lodding (autographed)

THE STORY CATCHER by Donna L Martin (autographed first edition)

MERMAID TALES: Danger in the Deep Blue Sea by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: The Chocolate Train Wreck by Donna L Martin (autographed)

BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS: Unicorns Don’t Give Sleigh Rides by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

MERMAID TALES: Fairy Chase by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

CHICKS RULE by Sudipta Bardham-Quallen (special inclusion)

Bundle #3

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB by Marianna Mayer (autographed)

I’M BORED by Michael Ian Black (autographed by illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi)

RAISING A HERO by Laura Numeroff (autographed)

MYSTERY AT POINT BEACH by Katie Jungwirth & Deborah ErdMann (autographed)

MERMAID TALES: Ready, Set, Goal! by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Ship of Dreams by Donna L Martin (autographed)

GHOSTVILLE ELEMENTARY: Happy Haunting! by Marcia Thornton Jones & Debbie Dadey (autographed)

OH NO! NOT AGAIN! by Mac Barnett (special inclusion)

Book bundle #4

ADRIFT by Heidi E. Y. Stemple (autographed)

STINKY FEET PETE AND THE MIGHTY HITTERS by Cindy L Shirley (autographed)

ZORRO GETS AN OUTFIT by Carter Goodrich (autographed)

MYSTIC by K. D. Rausin (autographed)

MERMAID TALES: Battle of the Best Friends by Debbie Dadey (autographed)

THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILY SCHOOL KIDS, VOLUME II by Debbie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones (autographed)

HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Hunting Gris Gris by Donna L Martin (autographed)

ARE WE THERE YET? by Dan Santat (special inclusion)

Help me get the word out about these FREE holiday book bundles! Tell your favorite teacher! Tell you favorite librarian! Let all your book-loving friends know to check out this month’s book bundle and leave a comment for a chance to win this book bundle!!

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KidLit Author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

www.storycatcherpublishing.com

www.twitter.com/donasdays

www.facebook.com/donasdays

www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin

www.goodreads.com/author/show/18279692.Donna_L_Martin

WE HAVE A OCTOBER WINNER! WOOT! WOOT!

I’m so glad to be able to announce we have a winner for the October PAY A BOOK FORWARD book bundle giveaway! Woot! Woot!

Word continues to get out about the hundreds of books I will be giving away for FREE throughout 2021 which makes THIS book lover very happy!

Put your hands together for October’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD winner…

DEBBIE DADEY!

Debbie will be sharing these books with Isaiah 117 House of Sevier County (https://www.facebook.com/isaiah117seviercounty/) in memory of her son, Alex. I also added a few extra books to the bundle as well. I’ll be sending Debbie a message so I can get her books to her hopefully by next week.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD event! Make sure to come back on November 10th to see what’s in store for the special HOLIDAY giveaway!

In the meantime, share a little book love with a child in your world. Give them the first step into a magical, life-long love of reading!

**************

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. You can check out Donna’s books on her website (www.storycatcherpublishing.com) or through her Amazon author page (www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin).

Want to connect?

Pick your favorite…

Email: www.donasdays@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/donasdays

Twitter: www.twitter.com/donasdays

LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

Goodreads: Donna L Martin

Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

October PAY A BOOK FORWARD Book Bundle Is Here!

Mysha wanted to cuddle up with some good books! With Fall quickly approaching, why not get a jump on holiday shopping with a chance to win some FREE books! This month’s drawing runs from today, October 10th, through Wednesday, October 20th. Anyone who comments on this post, or the Facebook post, or Twitter tweet will have a chance to win this book bundle for their favorite school, local or home library! If you’ve already posted on previous months, keep posting for a chance to win! And the best part?

IT’S ALL FREE!!

Every month during 2021, I am giving away a bundle of newly purchased and gently-loved books to one lucky winner. This month’s book bundle includes:

HER OWN TWO FEET by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze

LING & TING by Grace Lin (Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book)

FEARSOME CREATURES OF THE LUMBERWOODS by Hal Johnson

DOGMAN AND CAT KID by Dav Pilkey (New York Times Best Seller)

AMELIA BEDELIA: Storybook Treasury by Herman Parish

MADAM PRESIDENT by Catherine Thimmesh

I LOVE GUINEA PIGS by Dick King Smith

HUSH HUSH, FOREST by Mary Casanova

DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin (National Bestseller)

PLANTING A SEED INSIDE MYSELF by Juliana Mendonca (Author autographed)

T IS FOR TITANIC: A Titanic Alphabet by Debbie & Michael Shoulders

WHEREVER YOU ARE MY LOVE WILL FIND YOU by Nancy Tillman

FOUR FEET, TWO SANDALS by Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed

DEAR WILLIE RUDD by Libba Moore Gray

100 FACTS ARMS & ARMOUR by Miles Kelly

GREAT AMERICANS by Sean Kennelly & Dan Carpenter

SOLDIER! by Paul Beck

JFK: The Man Who Shaped A Nation by Claire Welch

BLACKOUT by John Rocco (Caldecott Honor Book)

THE FABULOUS FEUD OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN by Jonah Winter

Help me get the word out about these FREE books! Tell your favorite teacher! Tell you favorite librarian! Let all your book-loving friends know to check out this month’s book bundle and leave a comment for a chance to win this book bundle!!

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KidLit Author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

www.storycatcherpublishing.com

www.twitter.com/donasdays

www.facebook.com/donasdays

www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin

www.goodreads.com/author/show/18279692.Donna_L_Martin

WE HAVE A SEPTEMBER WINNER! WOOT! WOOT!

I’m so glad to be able to announce we have a winner for the September PAY A BOOK FORWARD book bundle giveaway! Woot! Woot!

Word continues to get out about the hundreds of books I will be giving away for FREE throughout 2021 which makes THIS book lover very happy!

Put your hands together for September’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD winner…

ALICIA VARA!

I’ll be sending Alicia a message so I can get her books in the mail to her hopefully this upcoming week.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD event! Make sure to come back on October 10th to see what’s in store for the next big giveaway!

In the meantime, share a little book love with a child in your world. Give them the first step into a magical, life-long love of reading!

**************

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. You can check out Donna’s books on her website (www.storycatcherpublishing.com) or through her Amazon author page (www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin).

Want to connect?

Pick your favorite…

Email: www.donasdays@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/donasdays

Twitter: www.twitter.com/donasdays

LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

Goodreads: Donna L Martin

Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

A Special Interview With Chuck Sambuchino




 When a writer first starts out in this industry, they aren’t sure where to go to find the best advice for their fledgling career. Back in 2010 I was one of those newbies. I stumbled across an article titled “5 Things Writers Should Do BEFORE Release Day” by CHUCK SAMBUCHINO and I was hooked! Now, eleven years later and with a dozen published books under my belt, I am thrilled to share my own interview with one of the writing industry gurus on all aspects of writing or publishing…

1.     For my readers who might not know about your illustrious career, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thank you for the kind words. I’ve worn many different hats, but most of what I’ve done and still do involves helping people get published. I worked for Writer’s Digest for 10 years and now work for myself. When I worked for WD, I did online education and webinars, edited the Guide to Literary Agents, spoke at 100+ writers conferences, and lots more. Nowadays, I’m doing the same thing, except on my own. I help coordinate writers conferences all over the U.S. with Writing Day Workshops. (These conferences are currently online only, but returning to in-person events in 2022.) I freelance edit queries, synopses, proposals, and manuscripts. And I’ve written some of my own books over the years — humor books. Anybody interested in learning more about me or my conferences or editing options should visit chucksambuchino.com.

2.     The evolution of book publishing has changed over the years. In your opinion, what is one change hurting the industry today? What one change has helped?

The rise of e-books and e-publishing has been extraordinary. A lot of readers love e-books, and it’s given a pathway to publication for many authors. That has all helped. The biggest change that hurts, in my opinion, is simply that people are reading less fiction these days, and that just makes things more difficult.

3.     What’s the #1 challenge facing indie authors today?

Exposure. Just getting some of the air in the room. Becoming noticed and being able to move units (sell books). This has always been an issue. Those that break out tend to be extremely good writers, and work extremely hard at promotion and marketing and networking.

4.     What has been the most interesting freelance project you’ve worked on so far and why?

By “Freelance project,” do you mean a writer’s book that I have critiqued/edited? If so, the one that comes to mind is SPLIT, which is one of the first books I ever edited. It was written by a woman who, as a child, was sexually abused by a priest. She led an interesting life and then, as an adult, got a call from a lawyer in Los Angeles saying that the priest had abused like 40 girls (now adult women) and he wanted her to join the lawsuit against the archdiocese. She gets a one-on-one showdown with him in the legal process, and it was pretty amazing to read.

5.     Why do you think so many authors struggle with their social media platforms? Do you have any helpful tips or resources to share?

They struggle because they don’t have anything truly original or valuable to contribute. They don’t know how to work with others. And I suppose the biggest issue is that building a platform takes thousands of hours and years to do. Most people don’t have that kind of time or willpower.

Tips? Too many to name here. I wrote a book called CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM that has everything I learned in it. That said, some things I could say are 1) Become an expert in something specific and give valuable information regarding that topic. Then people will follow you online, whether what you’re discussing has anything to do with your books or not. 2) Just work hard. There are so many books and articles out there on marketing yourself and your work, but combing through that information and implementing it will take a long time. Do the work and work smart, and you should see some good results.

6.     During this season of pitching literary agents, do you have any tips for pitching a literary agent online or at a writer’s conference?

First of all, if anyone is looking for online writers conferences where you can pitch agents on Zoom one-on-one, I am helping coordinate several events for 2021.

Tips: Feel free to use comparables, like “My book is X meets Y.” And you don’t have to use books for your comparables. They can be TV shows or movies, like “Take the dysfunctional humorous family of ‘Arrested Development’ and have them trying to run a bed & breakfast in Latin America when they don’t even speak Spanish…”

7.     What does your typical workday look like?

Totally varies. I try to get some freelance editing done on any given day and just be disciplined. I can work on planning conferences. I can work on my own writing projects. I can call my employees.

8.     Besides your website, THE WRITE LIFE (www.writelife.com), what are some of your favorite sites offering great resources for writers?

THE WRITE LIFE is not my website. I only contributed a dozen or so articles for them that did very well. Honestly, there are too many to mention — look for agent blogs. They pass on really good info!

9.     If someone was interested in hiring you to edit their manuscript, what is the best way to contact you?

Just email me — chucksambuchino@gmail.com. I critique/edit manuscripts (full or partial), queries, synopses, and nonfiction book proposals. I love working with writers. You can see a list of my editing services success stories here: https://chucksambuchino.com/editing-services/

10.  What are some of the things a writer should consider when comparing a traditional publishing path versus an indie published one?

Both have distinct and different pros and cons, and you need to understand what those are, before you go down either route. For example, the big downsides about traditional publishing are: it moves slow, things are taken out of your hands, and the royalties are low. Big downsides are self-publishing are: you’re not in any bookstores, everything falls on you, and people will not know the book exists unless you tell them and market it.

11.  What are the latest personal projects you’re working on?

Some picture books with my daughter (both fiction and nonfiction). And an epic book on movie trivia.

12.  And one last question for fun…what’s one secret talent not many people know you possess?

I am very good at movie trivia. I also love to play pickleball.

Thank you, Chuck, for spending a little time with me today. If anyone wants to read some more of Chuck's writerly advice, check out the following links:

Website: www.chucksambuchino.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chucksambuchino
Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/chucksambuchino
Writer's Digest: www.writersdigest.com/author/chuck-sambuchino  (for older articles)
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-sambuchino-75b2bb24/

September PAY A BOOK FORWARD Book Bundle Is Here!

Who doesn’t love a good book to read? While most kids are back in school, what better way to celebrate a tiny step back toward normalcy than to win some FREE books! This month’s drawing runs from today, September 10th, through Monday, September 20th. Anyone who comments on this post, or the Facebook post, or Twitter tweet will have a chance to win this book bundle for their favorite school, local or home library! If you’ve already posted on previous months, keep posting for a chance to win! And the best part?

IT’S ALL FREE!!

Every month during 2021, I am giving away a bundle of newly purchased and gently-loved books to one lucky winner. This month’s book bundle includes:

Sofie the First: The Halloween Ball by Lisa Ann Margoli

Moonlight Ocean by Elizabeth Golding

Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore by Jim Arnosky

Little Mouse’s Rescue by Ariane Chottin

Queen of Hearts by Mary Englebreit

The Beginner’s Guide to Bears by Gillian Shields

Pepper Picks a Pumpkin by Linda Bleck.

Plants VS Zombies: Petal To The Metal by Paul Tobin

I’m Not Afraid Of Halloween by Marion Dane Bauer

On The Spot: Volcanoes by Angela Royston

The Usborne Detective’s Handbook by Anne Civardi, Judy Hindley, Angela Wilkes, Donald Rumbelow, and Heather Amery

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Finding Dory: The Deluxe Junior Novelization by Suzanne Francis

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

American Girl: Molly’s Short Story Collection by Valerie Tripp

Help me get the word out about these FREE books! Tell your favorite teacher! Tell you favorite librarian! Let all your book-loving friends know to check out this month’s book bundle and leave a comment for a chance to win this book bundle!!

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KidLit Author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

www.storycatcherpublishing.com

www.twitter.com/donasdays

www.facebook.com/donasdays

www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin

www.goodreads.com/author/show/18279692.Donna_L_Martin

WE HAVE AN AUGUST WINNER! WOOT! WOOT!

I’m so glad to be able to announce we have a winner for the August PAY A BOOK FORWARD book bundle giveaway! Woot! Woot!

Word continues to get out about the hundreds of books I will be giving away for FREE throughout 2021 which makes THIS book lover very happy!

Put your hands together for August’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD winner…

CINDY SEALE!

I’ll be sending Cindy a message so I can get her books in the mail to her hopefully this upcoming week.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD event! Make sure to come back on September 10th to see what’s in store for the next big giveaway!

In the meantime, share a little book love with a child in your world. Give them the first step into a magical, life-long love of reading!

**************

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. You can check out Donna’s books on her website (www.storycatcherpublishing.com) or through her Amazon author page (www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin).

Want to connect?

Pick your favorite…

Email: www.donasdays@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/donasdays

Twitter: www.twitter.com/donasdays

LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

Goodreads: Donna L Martin

Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

August PAY A BOOK FORWARD Book Bundle Is Here!!

Who doesn’t love a good book to read? While the kids get ready to return to school, what better way to celebrate a tiny step back toward normalcy than to win some FREE books! This month’s drawing runs from today, August 10th through Friday, August 20th. Anyone who comments on this post, or the Facebook post, or Twitter tweet will have a chance to win this book bundle for their favorite school, local or home library! If you’ve already posted on previous months, keep posting for a chance to win! And the best part?

IT’S ALL FREE!!

Every month during 2021, I am giving away a bundle of newly purchased and gently-loved books to one lucky winner

This month’s back to school bundle includes:

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: School Daze by Scholastic

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: When Nature Calls by Scholastic

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: Zombie’s Birthday Apocalypse by Scholastic

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: Zombie Family Reunion by Scholastic

The Bad Guys: Attack of the Zittens by Aaron Blabey

Secret Hero Society: Detention of Doom by Derek Fridolfs

The Magic School Bus and the First Thanksgiving by Joanna Cole

Dogman Unleashed by Dav Pilkey

The Afterlife Academy by Frank L Cole

Pinocula: The Creature From My Closet by Obert Skue

The Classroom: When Nature Calls, Hang Up! by Robin Mellum

For the Duration: The War Years by Tomie DePaola

DIY Science: 30 Incredible Home Experiments by Marnie Willow

Help me get the word out about these FREE books! Tell your favorite teacher! Tell you favorite librarian! Let all your book-loving friends know to check out this month’s book bundle and leave a comment for a chance to win this book bundle!!

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KidLit Author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

www.storycatcherpublishing.com

www.twitter.com/donasdays

www.facebook.com/donasdays

www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin

www.goodreads.com/author/show/18279692.Donna_L_Martin

WE HAVE A JULY WINNER! WOOT! WOOT!

I’m so glad to be able to announce we have a winner for the July PAY A BOOK FORWARD book bundle giveaway! Woot! Woot!

Word continues to get out about the hundreds of books I will be giving away for FREE throughout 2021 which makes THIS book lover very happy!

Put your hands together for July’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD winner…

Joy Wright who attends Story Teller Academy!

I’ll be sending Joy a FB message so I can get her books in the mail to her hopefully this upcoming week.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s PAY A BOOK FORWARD event! Make sure to come back on August 10th to see what’s in store for the next big giveaway!

In the meantime, share a little book love with a child in your world. Give them the first step into a magical, life-long love of reading!

**************

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. You can check out Donna’s books on her website (www.storycatcherpublishing.com) or through her Amazon author page (www.amazon.com/author/donnalmartin).

Want to connect?

Pick your favorite…

Email: www.donasdays@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/donasdays

Twitter: www.twitter.com/donasdays

LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

Goodreads: Donna L Martin

Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927