2014 Readers Favorites Awards Recognizes Three SBPRA Authors as Finalists!

Three of our authors have been named finalists in the 2014 Readers Favorites Awards. Congratulations!

  • Leyla Atke “Charmed” is a finalist in the Animals and Short Stories categories.
  • Sherrill Cannon “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” is a finalist in the Children’s Concept and Children K-3 categories.
  • Liam Moiser’s “Moore Field School and The Mystery” is a finalist in the Children K-3 category.

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SBPRA Authors Are Taking Libraries By Storm

We love hearing when our authors’ books are made available in their local libraries.

Lynne-Pickering-224x300Lynne Pickering has had five of her books accepted to 288 libraries statewide thanks to the State Library of Queensland. What a great opportunity!

 

 

 

978-1-62516-787-3-LMoiserCoverLiam Moiser’s “Moore Field School and the Mystery” was recently  selected for the National Library of Scotland. This is the sixth library placement for Liam’s book!

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Sherrill Cannon Featured in Skunks Stoosh & Skittles Parties

Skunks Stoosh & Skittles Parties shows love to our very own Sherrill Cannon by putting her book, “Manner-Man” at the top of their Books Kids Love list!

Cannon Cover WebSkunks Stoosh and Skittles Parties has a goal to make sure that moms and dads everywhere spark a love of reading in their children at a very youngage, bynot just reading with them but alsoreading to them before they are even born. Their target audience are baby shower attendees all over Canada and the US. Congratulations, Sherrill!

Check out the Skunks Stoosh and Skittles Parties website!

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Rabbi Sheldon Wayne Moss Featured in Jewish News for his book, Do You Want to Drive, Or Do You Want to Bitch?”

978-1-62857-537-8-RMossCoverOur author, Rabbi Sheldon Wayne Moss, has been featured in Jewish News for his book “Do You Want to Drive, Or Do You Want to Bitch?” The book was inspired by a car ride with his wife. It talks about using humor to strengthen the bond between couples.

Congratulations, Rabbi Moss. This is wonderful exposure!

 

 

Click here to view the article on Jewish News.

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Stephanie Bulgarino-Weier Received Recognition in the Santa Clarita Valley Signal for her book, “Business Ninjas: An Entrepreneur’s Tale from Riches to Rags to Sanity”

978-1-60911-281-3-SWeierCoverStephanie Bulgarino-Weier was featured in the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Her story of rags to riches tells about the reality of losing it all and working hard to build it back. She is truly someone to admire and we are proud to have her as one of our authors.

Congratulations!

Click here to view the article on the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

 

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Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s Book Reviewed in ‘Awareness’ Magazine

The Day an Angel Ran Into My RoomWe’re thrilled to announce that Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s book, The Day An Angel Ran Into My Room, was reviewed in the November/December issue of Awareness Magazine. The review by Lyda Whiting notes that this book “opens up opportunities to discuss big ideas with children in a loving and gentle way.”

To read the full review, click here and scroll to page 34.

Congratulations, Anabelle!

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Author Julie L. Kessler Wins a Place in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” Contest

Fifty-Fifty - The Clarity of HindsightJulie L. Kessler, author of Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight, will appear in the 2013-2014 edition of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading,” a publication of TheAuthorShow.com

Julie L. Kessler has moved from finalist to the status of winner in the contest sponsored and created by The Author Show. Ms. Kessler was chosen as a result of a public voting process. Her work, entitled Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight offers a warm, moving and at times tearfully funny account of growing up in Hawaii and California as the child of a single mother, acquired a love for travel at a very early age, and struck out on her own after her mother’s death when Julie was 21, largely alone in the world. The book follows her through her exploration of family ties in Israel and Europe (including those with her elusive father), her discovery of the language, food, and magic of France, reflects on her time living in Japan, her encounters with Hill Tribe women in the mountainous countryside of Vietnam – and her chance encounter with the son of a conman whose path she’d unwittingly crossed before.

The winners were announced on The Author Show website on December 5, 2013.

Congratulations, Julie!!

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Julie L. Kessler Makes Finalists’ List in Authors’ Show Competition

FinalistJulie L. Kessler, author of Fifty-Fifty: The Clarity of Hindsight, is among the finalists in The Authors’ Show‘s ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ competition.

Her book offers a warm, moving, and at times tearfully funny account of how Kessler grew up as the child of a single mother in Hawaii, acquired a love for travel at a very early age, and struck out on her own after her mother’s death when Julie was 21, largely alone in the world. It also offers some solid, considered advice on navigating the waters of mid-life.

Congratulations, Julie!

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Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s Book Chosen as Publisher’s Favorite by Kiddos Magazine

The Day an Angel Ran Into My RoomWe’re proud to announce that SBPRA author Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcon’s The Day An Angel Ran Into My Room was chosen as the Publisher’s Favorite by Kiddos Magazine.

The magazine’s publisher, Veronica Lepere, calls the children’s book a “very inspirational story” and notes that she recommends it to anyone who believes.

The uplifting tale teaches kids that they are never alone because their guardian angels are always looking out for them, and that children have the power to change their world through their thoughts and deeds.

See the entire article here.

Congratulations, Anabelle!

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Author Kent R. Buckner to Participate in Las Vegas’ ‘Town Scary’ Event

The Great Safari AdventureAuthor Kent R. Buckner will interact with thousands of parents and their little goblins as they descend at sunset upon one of the most popular shopping destinations in Las Vegas for CBS Radio and Town Square’s “Town Scary.” The safe Halloween trick-or-treat event for 98.5 KLUC station listeners and their children runs on Halloween from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

As families and shoppers trick-or-treat their way through Town Square, there will be candy distribution, gifts, prizes, vendor booths, and entertainment.

Among the performers is Buckner, the author of The Great Safari Adventure, published by Strategic Book Group. He will perform a song and dance titled “Just Do It” to encourage children to get out, exercise, and live their dreams. He will also host a thriller dance competition for little kids to win prizes.

Town Square is located at 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., near the I-15 and I-215 interchange.

In his book The Great Safari Adventure, 10-year-old Coleman gets separated from his family in the jungle. The little boy is afraid, but soon makes new friends as he gains confidence and courage. The author hopes his story will motivate kids to be active, and learn the world around them through exploration and physical activity.

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