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What do you think of Danny on YouTube?

Danny the Dragon has a home on YouTube, including a beautiful video of various images from our 2009 Book Tour to schools, hospitals and libraries.

Many more videos to come, but in the meantime, please visit the following link and drop us a comment (and a 5-star vote!) so that we know what you think of the video!

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Book Tour, Hospital Visits, Library Visits, School Visits
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Prolific writer, Susanne Gervay and Danny the Dragon

The Danny the Dragon series has built up quite a fan base, and I regularly receive messages to praise the work.

Susanne Gervay, an award-winning short story writer, recently commented with these kind words, “Tina’s work is a delight!” Thank you Susanne!

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Danny the Dragon to bring joy to kids in Victoria, Australia

Much devastation was caused by the Victoria, Australia wildfires of February 2009, including the loss of the children’s book collections at the local libraries and schools.

Through the hard work of authors, writers, concerned citizens and the coordinated efforts of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), the book collections have been re-built as a result of generous book donations from around the world.

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How do you make reading and writing fun for kids?

I am thrilled and honored to be associated with a very fine educator, Carlynn McCormick. What she shares through her written words is spot on. Please enjoy and do give her your feedback. Please reply to me if you’d like me to share more of Carlynn! Tina

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Tina Turbin Speaks Out – How to Get Organized

Let’s pick up where I left off about my schedule and how I get so much done. To be organized is a good thing and to have a schedule of some sort is always helpful. Sometimes SO MUCH is happening and I have so many deadlines that I think I am going around in little circles. Piles of papers, files, the computers and computer screens. I research and write about companies regarding kids and their health, gluten-free and family issues as this all also aligns with my personal goals to help improve the quality of life and health of others. I write for other publications and sites and it can get a bit overwhelming to keep up with all that is required and to also keep on top of the Danny the Dragon series, tours and my humanitarian interests. This is my what I do: keep a large calendar and I mean LARGE. Write out the appts. and deadlines. Or if you are an aspiring author, set goals. I have found that e-mails are the black hole. I use discipline and do not allow myself to get into them unless I have done what is really important. I also do not at all bother with answering all my e mails as I only reply to those that are important. Some can wait until the week-end or even the next month if you are truly too busy. I do not use my phone or computer for my MAIN calendar. It just does not work for me. To have one BIG calendar up for me to see at all times keeps me focused and organized. Good help is another factor as we all know.

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Author Tina Turbin – interviewed on the “Garden of the Soul” radio show

Yesterday it was a pleasure to be interviewed on Lynn Serafinn’s “Garden of the Soul” radio show.

We talked about the “Danny the Dragon” book series and my overall
intentions to inspire kindness and friendliness as well as healthy eating and dietary awareness in children; and we also delved into such important topics as the ways in which authors, parents and teachers can use literature to spark positive change in our children, and much, much more.

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Author – Tina Turbin’s Schedule

Many people ask me how I get so much done, what my schedule is like and do I ever sleep. First of all, yes I do get sleep. As a children’s author, writer and researcher I am very creative and the urge I feel to create is truly unlimited, has no bounds at all.

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Renowned author Judy Blume congratulates author Tina Turbin

I was thrilled to receive the following letter from multi-award winning, ground-breaking author Judy Blume – here it is to share with you:

“Thanks so much for your warm note and congratulations on getting your first book published! I’m touched by how well you remember my books. Readers like you have made my career, and I can never thank you enough. If you have a chance check out my blog and let me know what you think.

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Tina Turbin Interviewed by Lynn Serafinn’s Garden of the Soul radio show

I will be interviewed in a casual setting on Lynn Serafinn’s Garden of the Soul radio show about what it is to be a children’s author and the influence that children’s literature has on our children for their current life as well as their future. We will also discuss the importance of a parent’s time with a child in reading, spending quality time with our children and more. Lynn and I had a lovely conversation this past week to prepare for her show and I know you will all be very pleased with what is ahead. Please tune in on August 5th 1PM eastern time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Lynn-Serafinn. You can listen to the show at any time on “demand” (after the broadcast).

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Danny the Dragon, Tampa Bay Rays and the Pinellas Park Library

The Tampa Bay Rays promotes and supports reading programs, games and activities for the kids with many Libraries. I was invited to do a Question and Answer period, read my book Danny the Dragon and do an activity time to a group of 97.

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