It seems almost surreal that less than two weeks ago I woke up in a world which seemed very “normal” to me where I could walk into an indie bookstore or go out to eat or even just hug my Taekwondo students.
Now my world consists of temperature checks, face masks, and latex gloves. New words like “social distancing” and “COVID-19” are now added to my daily vocabulary and I’ve shed more tears in the past few weeks than I have in the past two decades.
Amelia, on the other hand, has been quite the traveler these past few weeks…flitting around like a butterfly from flower to flower…until she heard the call to “stay at home”. Imagine my surprise to step inside my house this week to the sound of Aerosmith rocking out from my study and finding a certain someone in my favorite rocker. Apparently she plans on staying awhile…
NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH!
While we all, including Amelia, hunker down at home to wait out this pandemic, Story Catcher Publishing and a wonderful number of amazing authors from all around the world, are coming together to shine a little light into the gloomy corners of the world.
Starting next Friday, April 17th, check out the FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS series on the Story Catcher Publishing blog. Authors will help us laugh, feel inspired, and maybe even learn a new skill or two while we all find ourselves stuck at home.
Tell your friends, share the good news, and be sure to come back next Friday for a little fun, a little laughter, and a whole lot of positivity!
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER…WHILE STAYING SIX FEET APART!
HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: Hunting Gris-Gris
Eleven-year-old Emma misses her father who’s serving in Europe during World War II. He left behind a treasure box with six secret compartments to be opened during her birthday week. He also told her to watch out for the gris-gris while he was gone. Looking out for swamp creatures and dealing with wartime rationing was hard enough, but now there’s a British refugee coming to stay at the house! How will Emma enjoy her birthday and keep her decision to hunt for the gris-gris a secret with a stranger hanging around?
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Best selling, award-winning 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 children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest chapter book series is called HISTORY’S MYSTERIES. Book three, Hunting Gris-Gris, is now available in ebook, paperbook & hardback everywhere!