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Danny the Dragon is Featured in Notable Children’s Market Blog


I knew when I decided to launch Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy as the first iPad/iPhone children’s book app to offer sign language interpretation that I should expect some media interest. However, nothing could prepare me for the attention that the Danny the Dragon app has stirred up! In fact, I’m honored to find my app was mentioned by Alice Pope in the esteemed SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Children’s Market Blog.

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Apps, Books, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, iPad, Media, Press
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Chatting with the Hartford Books Examiner

It was a pleasure to be interviewed again by the Hartford Book Examiner. This was the third Q&A I’ve done so far with Mr. John Valeri since the release of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy and the whirlwind that followed during my East Coast and West Coast book tours.

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Books, Children's Book, Interviews, iPad, Media
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Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research


Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who published a study in 1998 about the possible link between autism and vaccines which was subsequently questioned and discredited by the medical community, has defended his work in an interview on CNN.

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gluten-free, healthy eating, Interviews, Media, moms, parenting, Research
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Read My Interview on BFKBooks.com

I’m honored to have been interviewed by Vicky of BFKbooks (http://bfkbooks.com), formally The Bookfiend’s Kingdom. BFKbooks features book reviews, exclusive interviews with authors, and the opportunity to buy books.

Vicky asked me all about my Danny the Dragon children’s book series, my background, and my passion for raising awareness for celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

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Books, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Interviews, Media, Press, reading, writing
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Hey, Parents, Turn off the TV!

     There are so many reasons to dramatically cut down on television or to cut it out altogether. You’ll find in the end that your children will be much more likely to become avid readers and, as a result, perform better in school and in life. Instead of acting out the drama and degradation on popular TV, your kids will demonstrate the values you seek to pass on to them. You’ll also find your own productivity will increase, and oftentimes, a marriage will be sparked back to life by eliminating television. It may be a challenge at first to get used to your new lifestyle, but soon the benefits will be so rewarding that you’ll be too busy enjoying your higher quality of life that you won’t even think about the absence of television in it.

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Advice, Children's Author, Helpful Tips, Library Visits, literacy, Media, moms, parenting, reading, Research, television
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iStoryTime Announces New App: A Book for Deaf Children

iStoryTime, the iPhone App Developer for DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon,” announces release of New App with Sign Language Interpretation of Award-Winning Children’s Picture Book “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy”

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Acts of Kindness, Apple, Apps, Books, Education, family, Family Time, iPad, iPhone, Media, Press, Sign Interpretation Available, television
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Stevie Wonder Works toward Pro-Visually Impaired Global Copyright Laws

Children’s literacy is one of the most important issues facing us today. Fortunately, many groups, organizations, and individuals are dedicated to reversing the staggering statistics. However, as hard as people are working to get kids reading, there are some kids—such as the visually- impaired ones—who get left out.  Thanks to Stevie Wonder, though, visually-impaired literacy is getting some of the attention it deserves.

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Acts of Kindness, Book Tour, Books, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, humanitarian, literacy, Media, moms
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iStoryTime of DreamWorks Animation Fame Releases New Book for Deaf Children

As many of you know, my award-winning tale Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has now been released as an app for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.  I am more than thrilled to say the least!

Here’s a copy of the press release announcing the wonderful news about this exciting product:

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Book Tour, Books, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, Media, Press, reading
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Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy – LIVE on ABC News 10!

My new Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD (including sign interpretation for the deaf) is quickly becoming quite popular with parents, teachers, librarians and children alike. This is a very unique video.

Sacramento’s “Moms Like Me” and Sacramento’s ABC News 10 talkshow entitled “Sacramento and Company” will feature a television segment about my DVD between the hours of 9 and 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, Friday August 16th (for those who are in the Sacramento area, please tune in to your local ABC station to watch the show live). They will air a few DVD clips and are hosting a terrific give-away to 5 lucky winners, to each receive my DVD!

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Children Need Good Literature

     The fact that kids need good literature is not a new one. Just look at the number of awards available in the United States alone to reward authors for superb children’s literature. The long list of such awards includes the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal. With such an extraordinary effort made to celebrate good children’s literature, there must be something important about it.

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