Monthly Archives for August 2009

Prolific writer, Susanne Gervay and Danny the Dragon

The Danny the Dragon series has built up quite a fan base, and I regularly receive messages to praise the work.

Susanne Gervay, an award-winning short story writer, recently commented with these kind words, “Tina’s work is a delight!” Thank you Susanne!

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Danny the Dragon to bring joy to kids in Victoria, Australia

Much devastation was caused by the Victoria, Australia wildfires of February 2009, including the loss of the children’s book collections at the local libraries and schools.

Through the hard work of authors, writers, concerned citizens and the coordinated efforts of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), the book collections have been re-built as a result of generous book donations from around the world.

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Acts of Kindness, Children's Book, Contributions
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Tina Turbin – featured on the “Garden of the Soul” radio show segment entitled, “Creating a Bright Future Through Children’s Literature”

Lynn Serafinn, host of the “Garden of the Soul” radio show, had the pleasure of interviewing two children’s authors, Tina Turbin being one of them, on Wednesday August 5th. A highly insightful show, the discussion included the focus of Tina’s “Danny the Dragon” book series: mainly to inspire simple values of kindness, friendliness as well as healthy eating and dietary awareness in children; and many other important topics were explored, such as the ways in which authors, parents and teachers can use literature to spark positive change in our children, despite a media-saturated society.

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How do you make reading and writing fun for kids?

I am thrilled and honored to be associated with a very fine educator, Carlynn McCormick. What she shares through her written words is spot on. Please enjoy and do give her your feedback. Please reply to me if you’d like me to share more of Carlynn! Tina

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Tina Turbin Speaks Out – How to Get Organized

Let’s pick up where I left off about my schedule and how I get so much done. To be organized is a good thing and to have a schedule of some sort is always helpful. Sometimes SO MUCH is happening and I have so many deadlines that I think I am going around in little circles. Piles of papers, files, the computers and computer screens. I research and write about companies regarding kids and their health, gluten-free and family issues as this all also aligns with my personal goals to help improve the quality of life and health of others. I write for other publications and sites and it can get a bit overwhelming to keep up with all that is required and to also keep on top of the Danny the Dragon series, tours and my humanitarian interests. This is my what I do: keep a large calendar and I mean LARGE. Write out the appts. and deadlines. Or if you are an aspiring author, set goals. I have found that e-mails are the black hole. I use discipline and do not allow myself to get into them unless I have done what is really important. I also do not at all bother with answering all my e mails as I only reply to those that are important. Some can wait until the week-end or even the next month if you are truly too busy. I do not use my phone or computer for my MAIN calendar. It just does not work for me. To have one BIG calendar up for me to see at all times keeps me focused and organized. Good help is another factor as we all know.

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Advice, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Friends
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Guest speaker Tina Turbin on the “Single Again, Now What?” radio show

On Wednesday August 5th, Tina Turbin revealed an in-depth look at the subject of children’s literature, the home environment and the roles of parenting, and provided proven solutions to turn the raising of our children, successfully in our favor.

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Tina Turbin – guest speaker on the “Single Again, Now What?” radio show

This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Joanie Winberg on her radio show: “Single Again, Now What?”

We took an in-depth look at the subjects of children’s literature, the home environment and the roles of parenting, and went over proven solutions to turn the raising of our children, successfully in our favor.

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Author Tina Turbin – interviewed on the “Garden of the Soul” radio show

Yesterday it was a pleasure to be interviewed on Lynn Serafinn’s “Garden of the Soul” radio show.

We talked about the “Danny the Dragon” book series and my overall
intentions to inspire kindness and friendliness as well as healthy eating and dietary awareness in children; and we also delved into such important topics as the ways in which authors, parents and teachers can use literature to spark positive change in our children, and much, much more.

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Author – Tina Turbin’s Schedule

Many people ask me how I get so much done, what my schedule is like and do I ever sleep. First of all, yes I do get sleep. As a children’s author, writer and researcher I am very creative and the urge I feel to create is truly unlimited, has no bounds at all.

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Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Friends, General
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