Inspiring Others—What an Inspiration!

I consider myself truly blessed for the kind words I hear from Danny the Dragon fans. They write in to tell me how special Danny is to them and their families. It’s quite something to see that something from my own imagination can capture the imaginations of so many children!

My favorite feedback I get, however, is from aspiring authors (kids and grown-ups alike) who not only enjoy my Danny the Dragon series but are inspired by my story of how I became an award-winning children’s author.

Take a look at the review below to see how I’ve inspired aspiring writer Theresa, mother of eight children (wow!) and product reviewer for Faith and FamilyReviews:

http://faithandfamilyreviews.com/2011/04/04/2010-award-winning-author-an-inspiration/

Tina Turbin

www.DannytheDragon.com

 

Children's Author, Children's Book, family
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MULTI-AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOK DANNY THE DRAGON MEETS JIMMY COMPLETES A COMPLETE GREEK TRANSLATION

Acclaimed Children’s Book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy Is Translated in Greek by Imagination Publishing Group

Los Angeles, CA –Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin has announced that her multi-award winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has been translated into Greek by Imagination Publishing Group. The author shared the news during her European Book Tour. The announcement comes after the book captured broad media interest after winning a series of prestigious awards.

“Since its U.S. release, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has elicited much interest abroad,” an Imagination Publishing Group (IPG) spokesman said. “After the incredible success of the Danny the Dragon iPad app and with Ms. Turbin’s European book tour underway, the timing was right for addressing translations.”

The author’s recent West Coast Book Tour, with visits to schools, libraries, hospitals, and book fairs, came to a close with a series of prestigious honors including the most recent 2011 Media of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine in the category of Reading Interactive Picture Books and First Prize for Best Illustrations in the competitive Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for its illustrations by Aija Jasuna, to name a few.

“It’s so nice to be able to finally respond to the international attention Danny has received,” the author said. The translation of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy into Greek is just the beginning, according to an IPG representative.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is the celebrated first book in Tina Turbin’s illustrated Danny the Dragon kids book series. The title has received a number of accolades from esteemed awards programs including the iParenting Media Awards, the International Book Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards. The tale of how Jimmy and his family come across Danny the Dragon and his traveling companion, Skipper, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is renowned for its pro-family themes and messages about mutual kindness. Closely following the book was the release of the Danny the Dragon Dreams CD, which has garnered numerous awards as well. Turbin recently commanded widespread attention with the release of a groundbreaking Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy iPhone and iPad app, which was developed by iStoryTime, the app developer for How to Train Your Dragon. The first of its kind, Turbin’s iPad app features a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with voice and sign language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The release date of the Greek translation of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has yet to be set by Imagination Publishing Group. Turbin meanwhile continues her European Book Tour, visiting Danny the Dragon fans in schools, libraries, bookstores, and book festivals throughout the European continent.

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TO BOOK TINA TURBIN FOR AN INTERVIEW OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT:  Contact ImaginationPublishingGroup@gmail.com

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANNY THE DRAGON: Visit http://www.DannytheDragon.com.

 

TO PURCHASE DANNY THE DRAGON PRODUCTS: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup@gmail.com or call 888-701-6481.  Also available through: Amazon.com, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.

 

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95

Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95

 

DVD profits are generously donated by the author to support causes to improve literacy and education.

Book Tour, Books
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Multi-Award Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin Launches Highly Anticipated European Book Tour

Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin has kicked off a summer tour in Europe

Los Angeles, CA-

Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin, author of the multi-award-winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, has kicked off a Danny the Dragon summer tour in Europe. The book tour comes after a series of prestigious honors including the most recent 2011 Media of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine in the category of Reading Interactive Picture Books and First Prize for Best Illustrations in the competitive Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for its illustrations by Aija Jasuna.

“After wrapping up my West Coast book tour and with the increasing International media interest, it was clear that a European tour was the next step,” the author said during her interview in Rome, Italy. Just as with her previous Book Tours, Turbin has been visiting children groups, book stores, libraries, book fairs and festivals recounting to children the adventures of Danny the Dragon and answering the many questions directed to the author.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is the celebrated first book in Tina Turbin’s illustrated Danny the Dragon kids book series. The title has received a number of accolades from esteemed awards programs including the iParenting Media Awards, the International Book Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards. The tale of how Jimmy and his family stumble upon Danny the Dragon and his traveling companion, Skipper, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is renowned for its pro-family themes and messages about mutual kindness and values. The later released Danny DREAMS cd followed close behind winning numerous awards as well.

The Danny the Dragon European Book Tour will extend into early Fall, as Turbin will be spending two months abroad touring the European continent. Having spent part of her childhood in England and traveled extensively throughout her life, Turbin is looking forward to seeing Europe again. “It is no doubt that this adventure has stimulated and enhanced my writing,” she said.

Turbin recently took the world by storm with the release of a groundbreaking Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy iPhone and iPad app, which was developed by iStoryTime, the app developer the Animation How to Train Your Dragon. The first of its kind, Turbin’s iPad app features a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with voice and sign language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Turbin’s award-winning book has been released in a number of multimedia formats including a Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD, which features a reading of the book with sign language interpretation, and a Danny the Dragon Dreams CD, which contains a set of ten original compositions by breakout music artists followed by a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. Efforts are under way, an Imagination Publishing Group representative said, to translate the book into Spanish and Greek.

Turbin has had a busy year wrapping up her West Coast book tour and handling the intense media interest that came with the release of her Danny the Dragon iPad app. Even so, the author is looking forward to her European tour as an opportunity to meet the many international Danny the Dragon fans.

To book Tina Turbin for an interview or speaking engagement: Contact ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com
To learn more about Danny the Dragon: Visit http://www.DannytheDragon.com.

To purchase Danny the Dragon products: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through: Amazon.com, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95
Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95

Book Tour, Books, Children's Book, Library Visits
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Dreamworks Affiliated Company Transforms Award Winning Children’s Tale, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, into an iPhone App

Award winning children’s tale “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy” transformed into iPhone app.

Los Angeles, CA –

Entering into a collaboration with the Danny the Dragon team, the Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy iPhone app was officially released by iStorytime in late 2010 to fans who were eagerly anticipating the ability to read their favorite children’s book through the latest technology.

Featured in LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom.com, Ventura County Star and winner of the PTPA Media (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval just to name a few. Some of the many rave reviews include:

TheMomBuzz.com: “my 4 and 2 year old love the story and request it daily.”

CrazyMikesApps: “Excellent kid’s book that deserves a place on anyone’s iPhone… This app is reasonably priced and provides a great story with age appropriate graphics to go with.”

Excerpted from the Apple iTunes store: “This story is adorable and the illustrations are so vivid. We feel like we made new friends in Danny and skipper. Cute story. Highly recommended for children of all ages.”

The app can be purchased for 99 cents at the Apple iTunes store by clicking here.

To book author Tina Turbin for an interview or speaking engagement contact: media(at)dannythedragon(dot)com.

To learn more about Danny the Dragon visit: DannyTheDragon.com.

To purchase Danny the Dragon products (book, audiobook and DVD with sign language interpretation) contact Imagination Publishing Group at: imaginationpublishinggroup(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through: Amazon.com, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95
Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95

DVD and CD profits are generously donated by the author to support causes to improve literacy and education.

Apple, Apps, iPad, iPhone, Media, Sign Interpretation Available
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Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy,Rave Review by the Chicago Examiner

I was honored and touched by the review of the first book in my children’s book series, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, by book critic Gerardine Baugh of the Chicago Examiner. She had nothing but praise for my story, its themes, and the award-winning illustrations by Aija Jasuna.

     Among her many kind words, Ms. Baugh wrote, “Each time a child opens this book they will see something to count, or laugh over…I recommend this book as a birthday or holiday gift, or just a special bedtime gift. What a sweet way to lull your child to sleep.”

Regarding its themes, she wrote, that she “was equally impressed by how the writer, Tina Turbin, who in her story telling, showed me this sweet family working together and helping each other with manners and love…” I’m so glad that Ms. Baugh has appreciated the theme of family togetherness in my book. As the mother of three (now grown) children, it’s important for me to pass on to my readers the importance of mutual kindness and helping as ingredients in a strong, happy family.

You can click on the link below to read the whole review:

http://exm.nr/oDGELS

 

Tina Turbin

www.DannytheDragon.com

 

 

Books, Children's Author, Children's Book, Press
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Radio Interviews With Multi Award Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin To Be Broadcast By Prominent Radio Station

Award winning children’s author, Tina Turbin, achieves yet another victory.

Los Angeles, CA-

Acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin, best known for her multi-award-winning Danny the Dragon children’s book series, recently made two radio appearances on Magnificent Menopause and Beyond—Embracing Midlife to talk about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Both of her radio interviews have been selected for broadcast on the major women’s radio station Heartbeat Radio for Women, a tremendous victory for the celiac community.

A passionate advocate for celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, Turbin appeared on Magnificent Menopause and Beyond to speak with co-hosts and menopause specialists Gail Edgell and Carrie Pierce about the disease, the gluten-free lifestyle, and her new eBook, “Gluten and Your Aging Body,” available for sale on the author’s non-profit website, http://www.GlutenFreeHelp.info.

Magnificent Menopause and Beyond has been picked up by a leading women’s radio station, Heartbeat Radio for Women, based in Florida with 70,000 female listeners. The station is launching Edgell and Pierces’s program with their best 10 archived shows of their choosing. The co-hosts made sure to choose both of Turbin’s radio interviews to be featured. The program has additionally been picked up by a global health website, which has placed the show’s widget, containing Turbin’s two interviews, on their site.

Magnificent Menopause and Beyond covers a wide range of topics for 40+ women and welcomes male listeners as well. Their broadcasts cover subjects such as health and nutrition, beauty, finances, sexuality, and spirituality for midlife women featuring qualified professionals in these respective fields. Edgell is an exercise physiologist, author, and trainer, and Pierce is a licensed aesthetician, author and menopause skincare expert.

Tina Turbin is best-known for her critically acclaimed illustrated children’s book, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, which has been honored by the iParenting Media Awards, International Book Awards, and the Mom’s Choice Awards among others. The author recently released an innovative iPad app for Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, the very first children’s book app to offer sign language interpretation. The product, which was created by iStoryTime, the iPhone app developer for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, was featured by Apple and remains among its top recommendations.

In addition to her work as an author, Turbin is a leading gluten-free advocate whose non-profit website, http://www.GlutenFreeHelp.info, was chosen as number two out of 6.7 million registered .info websites around the world in the “Best .INFO Website Awards Program of 2010” by Afilias, the registry operator of .info. The website has become one of the most highly regarded web resources for the gluten-free community, featuring cutting-edge news, research, helpful tips, gluten-free recipes, and gluten-free product and company reviews.

“This is terrific news for the gluten-free community!” Turbin says. “I am honored that Gail and Carrie have selected my interviews to be broadcasted to such a large audience, and I admire them for their contribution to the cause of raising awareness of celiac disease.”

You can listen to Turbin’s interviews at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/magnificentmenopause or http://www.menopauserus.com/Radio_Show_Archives.html. Turbin’s eBook, “Gluten and Your Aging Body” can be purchased on her website at http://www.glutenfreehelp.info/ebooks-for-sale/gluten-and-your-aging-bod-ebook.

To book Tina Turbin for an interview or speaking engagement: Contact media(at)glutenfreehelp(dot)info

To learn more about Danny the Dragon: Visit http://www.DannytheDragon.com.

To purchase Danny the Dragon products: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through: Amazon.com, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95
Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95

DVD profits are generously donated by the author to support causes to improve literacy and education.

family, humanitarian, Interviews, Radio Interviews
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Multi Award-Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin Takes First Place For Best Illustrations In Prestigious Book Contest

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has received yet another prestigious award.

Los Angeles,CA-

The multi-award winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy by Tina Turbin has received yet another prestigious award, Five Star Publication’s First Prize for Best Illustrations for its illustrations by Aija Jasuna.

The first book in Tina Turbin’s illustrated kids book series, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has already received numerous accolades from a number of esteemed awards programs including the iParenting Media Awards, Mom’s Choice Awards, International Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. The picture book tells the story of how Jimmy and his family chance upon Danny the Dragon and his traveling companion, Skipper, and their charming ensuing friendship. It is celebrated for its pro-family themes and messages about kindness.

News of Turbin’s recent honor has appeared in the SanTan Sun News , a wide-circulation newspaper based in the greater Phoenix metro area. The Annual Five Star Publication Purple Dragonfly Awards, which honors excellence in children’s literature, is an extremely highly competitive contest. “Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

Turbin’s illustrations were enthusiastically praised by the judges who praised them as “outstanding.” They went on to say, “Not only are the illustrations charming and expertly rendered, the paintings practically leap off the page! Rather than static or two-dimensional, they are full-bodied, full of movement and motion. They speak well to the story and would engage the imagination of old and young alike. An excellent job!”

Turbin has just wrapped up her West Coast book tour and handling the enormous media interested she attracted with the launch of a revolutionary iPad app for deaf children with iStoryTime, the app developer for How to Train Your Dragon. Turbin’s app features sign language interpretation for the first book in her series, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy as well as available for the iPhone.

“It’s such an honor to have been recognized by the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards,” Turbin said. Turbin searched far and wide with uncompromising standards for an illustrator who could bring her vision of Danny the Dragon to life, connecting with Aija in Latvia, Europe. “It’s so gratifying to see the book and illustrations have resonated so deeply with another judging panel as they have with our public. It really goes to show that the author and illustrator are quite a team in picture books.”

TO BOOK TINA TURBIN FOR AN INTERVIEW OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT: Contact ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANNY THE DRAGON: Visit http://www.DannytheDragon.com.

TO PURCHASE DANNY THE DRAGON PRODUCTS: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through: Amazon.com, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95
Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95

DVD profits are generously donated by the author to support causes to improve literacy and education.

Awards, Books, Children's Book, Media, Press
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One of My Articles is Featured in Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Newsletter

I’m happy to announce that this month’s Gluten Intolerance Group of North Texas (www.northtexasgig.com) newsletter features one of my articles, “Introducing Gluten to Your Infant.”

The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, also known as GIG,  is a non-profit organization with branches all across the continent with the mission to “provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, in order to live healthy lives.”

It’s quite an honor to write for such a highly-esteemed group actively working to make a positive difference in the lives of the gluten-intolerant community. This is one of numerous articles I’ve contributed to GIG monthly newsletters and on behalf of the gluten-free community in general.

Click on the link below to read my article on page 43.

 

http://tinyurl.com/66ozl6w

 

Tina Turbin

www.GlutenFreeHelp.info

Advice, Helpful Tips, Media, Research
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Creative Child Magazine Honors Multi-Award Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin With 2011 Media Of The Year Award For Danny The Dragon Meets Jimmy

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has been honored by Creative Child Magazine with the 2011 Media of the Year Award

Los Angeles, CA –

The multi-award winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy by Tina Turbin has been honored by Creative Child Magazine with the 2011 Media of the Year Award in the category of Reading Interactive Picture Books. This prestigious prize is one of many that have been awarded to the critically-acclaimed author for the first book in her Danny the Dragon children’s book series.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has already been honored by a number of esteemed awards programs including the iParenting Media Awards, the International Book Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards. Most recently the title received First Prize for Best Illustrations in the prestigious Five Star Publications, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for its illustrations by Aija Jasuna, which the judges praised as “outstanding” and “expertly rendered.”

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy tells the story of how Jimmy and his family come across Danny the Dragon and his traveling companion, Skipper, at the beach and the blossoming of their friendship. It is celebrated by critics and readers for its pro-family themes and messages promoting mutual kindness. Turbin’s award-winning book has been released in a number of multimedia formats including a Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD, which features a reading of the book with sign language interpretation as well as a Danny the Dragon DREAMS CD, which contains a set of ten original compositions by up-and-coming composers followed by a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy.

Creative Child Magazine, a national publication published bi-monthly with the leading information on how parents can nurture creativity in their child, is now celebrating its eleventh year while its circulation continues to grow throughout the country. Their Awards Program stands apart from others for the fact that submitted products are reviewed by parents, educators, and professionals—the people who purchase them. Creative Child Magazine announced Turbin as the 2011 Multimedia Set Winner on July 20 for her Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy book and CD set.

Turbin has had a busy year with her West Coast book tour and dealing with the intense media interest generated by the author’s release of a groundbreaking iPad app for deaf children, which was developed by iStoryTime, the app developer for How to Train Your Dragon. The first of its kind, Turbin’s app contains a reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with sign language interpretation. Profits are being donated to support literacy and other worthy causes while Turbin’s tour moves to European countries.

“It’s such an honor to have received this award from Creative Child Magazine,” Tina said. “It was important to me to make Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy available through a variety of media. I’m thrilled that the Danny the Dragon multimedia set has been so well-received.”

To book Tina Turbin for an interview or speaking engagement: Contact ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com

To learn more about Danny the dragon: Visit http://www.DannytheDragon.com.

To purchase Danny the dragon products: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through: Amazon.com, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $24.95
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95
Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $8.95

DVD profits are generously donated by the author to support causes to improve literacy and education.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Alan Wayne 888-701-6481 or ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Awards, Children's Author, Children's Book, Donations
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Danny the Dragon Featured on World’s Biggest Free Book-Winning Site

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, the first book in my illustrated kids book series, has placed first in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for Best Illustrations. What an honor! You can find out the story behind illustrating the book by checking out this link to fReado.com, the “World’s Biggest Free Book-Winning Site,” which has featured Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. fReado allows you to sample the book and shares a little bit about my creative process as I was putting the book together. You’ll also read the remarkable story of how I found and worked with my outstanding illustrator, Aija Jasuna.

 

http://www.freado.com/read/4360/danny-the-dragon-meets-jimmy

 

Tina Turbin

www.DannytheDragon.com

Awards, Books, Children's Author, Children's Book
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