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Writing and Reading

Writing and reading go hand in hand. As Stephen King wrote, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” That’s why I set aside time every day to read, not just children’s books, but works of adult fiction and non-fiction that inspire me.

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Advice, Education, family, Family Time, libraries, Library Visits, literacy, moms, writing
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Staying True to Your Vision

One of the most important parts of being a writer is staying true to your vision and standards. This can be pretty tough in today’s world when many agents and publishers put pressure on you to alter your creation so that it is….(that dreadful word!) marketable.

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Danny the Dragon Makes the News in Iran!

Danny the Dragon is quite the worldly traveller–he’s made the news in Iran!

www.ibna.ir, the Iran Book News Agency, has reported that I took first place for Best Illustrations in the Five Star Publication Purple Dragonfly Awards for my illustrations  by Aija Jasuna.

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Writing Routines

When I visit schools and libraries, the inevitable comment arises from aspiring authors (adults and children alike):  I want to write, but I can’t get started. Sometimes they say it’s hard to find the inspiration or motivation to write.  Well, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration,” as Thomas Edison said. It may not sound glamorous, but in my experience I’ve seen that writing is about routine. If you sit around waiting for inspiration to wash over you, you may be sitting there for quite some time!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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