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Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” app featured in newest iPad 3 commercial!

Many of you may have noticed a clip of my Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” app in the newest iPad commercials for the iPad 3.  I am extremely honored by Apple’s recognition and support and could not be happier to see my app and book succeeding so well.

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Gluten-Free and Your Aging Body wins Silver Medal!

 It’s always an honor to be recognized for your work.  I don’t think anyone could deny that statement and recognition from your peers is always a grand experience.  With Danny the Dragon receiving non-stop recognition since its release, I keep thinking it can’t get better.  A few months ago, I received confirmation that my eBook about my other undeniable cause Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free living Gluten and Your Aging Body had not only been nominated, but won a Silver Medal for eBooks in the Florida Publisher’s Association’s President’s Book Awards.

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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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Writing Spaces

As early as Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, people have been talking about the importance of having a place of your own to write. People often ask me, “What does your writing space look like?” I love to close myself up in my studio, tucked away in a quiet part of my house. From my writing desk is a beautiful view through my French doors behind our home of a Monet-like setting—calm lake water, shady trees, and colorful flowers. It’s an ideal setting for sure, but you know what? With my busy schedule I’m hardly home, so I have to create my own writing spaces wherever I go in hotel rooms and vacation rental properties.

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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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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.”

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Danny the Dragon Recognized in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

The multi-award-winning children’s author Tina Turbin has been recognized again for the first book of her children’s book series, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. The illustrated children’s book, which is already the recipient of a number of awards, has been awarded in the Purple Dragon Book Awards.

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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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School Library Journal Praises Danny the Dragon

It is with great pleasure that I read the encouraging review of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy in School Library Journal. I am fortunate to have been recognized by many awards programs for this first book in the Danny the Dragon series, but what an honor it was to receive SLJ’s stamp of approval!

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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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