Posts Tagged ‘books’

January Jones – 2016 Success Stories – Connie Cockrell

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Holiday Greetings with 2016 Success Stories

Meet: Connie Cockrell ccockrellauthor@gmail.com
https://conniesrandomthoughts.wordpress.com/

She began writing in response to a challenge from her daughter in October 2011 and has been hooked ever since. Her books run the gamut from SciFi and Fantasy to Contemporary to Halloween and Christmas stories.

She’s published two novels, The Gulliver Station series, three collections of short stories and has been included in three different anthologies. Her newest book Lost Rainbows follows Shamus O’Malley on a quest to recover the Leprechaun Kingdom’s magic rainbows and gold before the rainbows are lost forever.

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January Jones: Little Cuties, Let’s Pretend

For Susan McCulley, this has led to the creation, (with Clyde’s daughter and designer, Sheri), of The Little Cuties series of young children’s books. These books are written with playful and creative text that is artistically illustrated to fuel passion and imagination in the little minds that the future depends on. Dressed in costumes of Animals, Fruits and Vegetables, as well as Bugs and Natural Curiosities The Little Cuties experience life as an ant, or a pomegranate or a fox! This unique twist on how a child develops their view of the world, is more personal and packed with greater meaning.

Susan is excited to share with us, the world of the Little Cuties and their three new
Let’s Pretend Books.

WEBSITE INFORMATION:
storynightpress.com
amazon.com, (type in, McCulley Little Cuties)

BOOK TITLES:
Little Cuties, Let’s Pretend! animals 2015
Little Cuties, Let’s Pretend! in the garden 2015
Little Cuties, Let’s Pretend! bugs and nature NEW!
WEBSITE INFORMATION:
storynightpress.com
amazon.com, (type in, McCulley Little Cuties)

January Jones -Underground Railroad – Judith Coopey

Judy coopleyMeet: Judith Redline Coopey was born the youngest of eight children in Altoona, PA, a gritty railroad town at the base of the Allegheny Mountains.  She grew up there and in nearby Williamsburg, PA, earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State and became a teacher, but deep in her heart was the desire to write.  She married, raised two children and earned her master’s degree from Arizona State University, always putting writing on the back burner, but never giving up the dream. As author, historian and teacher Ms Coopey is a particular student of history which she taught in public schools for more than twenty years. Research on her books has taken her all over the country to libraries, historical societies and archives and revealed the human stories that didn’t make the history books, but mattered nonetheless.  She weaves these stories into her historical novels, always authentic and human due to her dedication to thorough and accurate research.
 
After a twenty-two year teaching career, she returned to her life-long passion, writing.  The result has been a series of five historical novels, each a unique story in itself.  The first, Redfield Farm, a Novel of the Underground Railroad, tells the story of Ann Redfield, a young Quaker women lured into the clandestine world of the Underground Railroad by her brother.  The second, Waterproof, a Novel of the Johnstown Flood, examines the traumatic effects of the 1889 flood that nearly wiped out the city of Johnstown, PA.  In the third novel, Looking For Jane, the lead character, Nell, is a foundling left at a convent as a baby. Driven by a need to find out who she is, Nell reads a dime novel about Calamity Jane, heroine of the west, and decides that Jane is her mother.  She sets out on a cross-country quest from Pennsylvania to South Dakota, looking for Jane.  Ms Coopey is now working on a trilogy, a three generation family saga set against the background of the iron industry in 19th century Pennsylvania.  Volumes one and two, The Furnace and Brothers are now on the market with volume three to follow soon.