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. With all the new attention my app has been getting, many authors aspiring to have their books released as apps have been coming to me requesting tips on how to get their books out there. Since I am always happy to help my fellows, I thought I might share some insights for …

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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. The Florida Publisher’s Association is a collection of publishers, self-publishers, authors, publishing industry friends and publishing vendors from …

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Danny the Dragon Gets a Five-Star Review from the Lone-Star State!

It’s been such a pleasure being able to tour around the country, and even the world, on my Danny the Dragon Book Tours. As a result of our travels, you never know in what neck of the woods Danny and I are going to be mentioned in next! What a pleasure it was discover our names in the Baytown Sun of Houston,Texas! Juvenile book critic JoAnn Martin gave Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy a rave review! It was a delight to read, as she summarized in fun detail the story without giving it a way. My favorite parts of the …

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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!, 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. Here’s an excerpt:“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 …

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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,, 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: “my 4 …

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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 …

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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 ( 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 …

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Danny the Dragon Author Showcased in Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators!

  Every couple of months this amazing group showcases certain children’s book writers and illustrators and this issue I was honored to be selected. See what the wrote about Danny and I in their publication   Danny and I are very thankful to be part of such an amazing group!   Tina Turbin k.m.    

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Danny the Dragon DVD Gets Prestigious Review

See Midwest Book Reviews review of the Danny the Dragon DVD. What an honor!    Children’s Bookwatch: April 2011 James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Diane C. Donovan, Editor Midwest Book Review 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575 The DVD Shelf   Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” Imagination Publishing Group PO Box 1304, Dunedin, FL 34697 $24.95 1-888-701-6481 Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” is the DVD adaptation of the award-winning first children’s picturebook in a widely beloved series. The full color images from the story about a child’s first encounter with a curious and friendly dragon are enhanced with a sign …

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Danny the Dragon Supports Celiac Awareness

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