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“Witches Tales/Cuentos de Brujitas”

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021


Witches Tale by A. C. Dye

Witches Tale came to be because of six little girls with very interesting fears or challenges that I hoped to quench in a cute yet poignant way. Halloween presented the opportunity since they all love this Holiday and were excited to be witches.

Since Spanish is my language, I decided to make my children’s books bilingual and enter that market.

In “Witches Tales/Cuentos de Brujitas” you will find:

A little witch who loves camping, reading her letters and colors. Therefore that tale has all of them included; in addition, you read it in a spooooooky voice.

A detective Witch that has to find all the things stolen from her family and friends, while learning a good lesson about respecting others property.

A Witch that is afraid of too many things to be healthy.

Another that loves to dance and had to figure how to include others in her performance.

The witch that doesn’t like to do chores and finds a way of doing them with a bit of magic as three new friends come to help.

The last Witch shows us that when we get scared, we may put ourselves in danger by staying alone. And that we can solve problems together and being safe is a better way.

Now, you have all six tales in one colorful book, “Witches Tales/Cuentos de Brujitas” by A. C. Dye

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A. C. Dye is a pen name of the award-winning young adult author Anna del C. Dye. As Anna del C., she has published over twenty books, mostly young adult fantasy and medieval romance, all in English.

Her children’s books, written as A. C. Dye, are all bilingual. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

She lives in Taylorsville, Utah, U.S.A., but is originally from Chile, S.A.

You may connect with her and her works at

Fans of Liane Moriarty, Carl Hiaasen, Donald E. Westlake, Janet Evanovich and John Grisham will love this exhilarating page-turner

Thursday, July 1st, 2021


Girl Who Was Forgotten


Shee McQueen Series Book 2


Amy Vasant


Mystery, Thriller



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estranged boyfriend — the only man she’s ever loved — has
discovered her darkest secret and the reason she left him so many
years ago…


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double homicide…


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hotel’s regulars to prove their worth by starting dangerous covert
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Monday, May 27th, 2019
Geek to Greek Billionaire
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What do you mean The Urban Bike Story?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Michael, what makes you passionate about writing?
That depends a bit on what I am writing! For my Urban Bike books, I think the passion comes from just believing in the subject. Bikes don’t pollute, they help you stay healthier and they let you be “out there” with your fellow humans even as they get you back and forth to work or just down to grab a few things from the local store! My passion comes from believing in that subject so much that I want to share it with others!

Do you have a writing routine?
Yes, my writing routine has changed once or twice, and might change again for 2015. I have plans to really get serious about the amount of work I publish this year so my current routine might need to change a bit to meet those expectations.
So right now, Because I commute to work on public transportation and/or by bike, I have found that for me, the Ipad is my best friend! It allows me to read relevant books, blogs or other articles wherever I happen to be. It also allows me to write most anywhere! Some writers complain about writers block or taking a while to “get into” the story. I understand that, but  also believe if you create a routine, weather that’s just writing at a certain time every day, when you do that a few times, you train your brain that her, it’s time to get to work! I find it very easy now as soon as I open that Ipad in a coffee shop or better yet in a quiet corner of the smithsonian, (What a great writing room right?) My brain is pretty much ready to go!


Children Christmas stories and more

Monday, December 1st, 2014
  • Cheryl Johnson author and artist is visiting my blog.

    Cheryl, how long have you been writing?

    I’ve been creating stories and drawing since I was about ten years old so most of my life. I’m 59 now, and next month I’ll be 60! Still can hardly believe that! I was born in Portland, Maine but grew up in Gorham, Maine. My mom was a third grade school teacher. I wrote my very first books that I published last fall when she was alive,and she used them in her class room. I redid the illustrations digitally but Mom would recognize the pictures.

     How nice. Do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 
    As for knowing if my idea is good enough for a book, not quite sure how to answer that.I get lots of ideas every day that I know I can turn into really great stories. I’m a little overwhelmed (more…)

Tales of the Booga Dooga Land by Deepak Menon

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A review for

Tales of the Booga Dooga Land – The Horus is a very cute story for children and their parents. In it you will find clean wholesome adventures for the whole family. The writing is different, but the tale is very nicely done. This book contains very colorful tales with a great array of drawings to keep the little ones focused. Its pages reveal a great story with the flavor of tales heard on grandma’s lap.


OctoDoll and Pickwick live in Booga Dooga Land and one Sunday afternoon they go on a picnic. They find the perfect spot to have their lunch when the day gets transformed (more…)

A Book of Dogs Breeds for Children By Amber Richards

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

A review for readers

A Book of Dogs Breeds for Children By Amber Richards is an interesting short book with colorful pictures of different kind of dogs. Your young children will be fascinated by the kinds of dogs portrayed on the pages of this book. The author did a great job with her explanation of each race of dogs. She capture the essence of their species with words that will be understandable by young readers and those you should read to, also.


The pictures will entertain the eyes of those who learn by visual means and their parents. A Book of Dogs Breeds for Children has a colorful picture of a dog on each page with its description. They are short and sweet, just what is needed for children between pre-kinder and third grade.

A Book of Dogs Breeds for Children will teach not only about the true nature of the different breeds but also that no matter their differences, they are all still dogs. They are tall, hairy, big, short, fat, wrinkled and long, but they are dogs nonetheless.

These differences can also be applied to all races of humans. We too come in different shapes and colors but at the end we are all humans. That is a lesson we all need to learn to find love, peace and brotherhood in this world, something we all need in this time and age.

This job is well done by the author, to be liked by all sort of kids, teachers and their parents. A very nice addition to any library, be a school or home.


Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger, Illustrated by Mikey Stephenson

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Being West is Best: A Ginnie West Adventure (Volume 4) by Monique Bucheger

Back Cover Blurb:


Twelve-year-old BFFs, Ginnie West and Tillie Taylor, are matchmaking geniuses. Together, they maneuvered Ginnie’s widower-dad into proposing to Tillie’s divorcee-mom. Sweet! Certain they are well on their way to sisterhood, each girl is floored when Tillie’s lousy-excuse-for-a-father puts in an appearance after a six year absence. Too bad (more…)

The Cow That Mooed Boo A review

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The Cow That Mooed Boo by Catherine Leininger. Illustrations by a review for readers

This is a really nice, colorful story for elementary school children and their families. I, as an adult, enjoyed the tale—the telling and the teaching. It does a great job teaching that differences are good and that we need to respect them. It also teaches that friendship is a great thing to have and to have a friend first you need to be a friend.


Blue cow has a problem… she can’t say Moo. Every time she tries it comes out Boo. At first, the farmer couldn’t believe it and then he told her that Boo wasn’t allowed. She tries very hard to fix it and become like the rest of the cows but she cannot. Her cow friends try to help her practice the right way, but soon (more…)