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Mystery at Camp Esther; Halo never met an android, talked to a giant fish or met an angel

Sunday, November 7th, 2021


at Camp Esther

Feathers Academy Book 2

Phyllis Cherry

Middle-Grade, YA Fantasy

life changed the day she flew up to study with the angel academy. Now
she has wings of her own, and so does Midas, the big golden dog and
her best friend. They are ready for their first real mission–a
dangerous one that could cost them everything.

at Camp Esther, Halo and Midas become the target of a killer after
helping an injured man. But they are determined to fulfill their
mission, even if they are not sure what it is.  Could it be
helping Marie, a lonely teenager confined to a wheelchair?

dreams often come true and foreshadow the danger surrounding Halo and
Midas. Things are further complicated when Halo questions the
sincerity of Marie’s new crush. Could he be the person who hurt
Midas? Halo doesn’t know who to trust.

the camp, accidents, sabotage, and death threats happen, and
everything points to the new girl and her dog. Someone wants them to
fail their mission and will kill to get rid of Halo and Midas. Will
they survive return to White Feathers Academy as failures, or will
this mission cost them their lives?

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Feathers Academy

Feathers Academy Book 1

IF – Somewhere in the galaxy there is a school taught by angels?

IF – A young person with no special talent finds the one perfect

IF – Youngsters who failed to survive their first life are given a
new life?

IF – One evil young girl threatens talented students with her

Havens didn’t know that angels had special talents and different

never met an android, talked to a giant fish or met an angel.

life changed the day she skated in front of a car trying to rescue a
puppy and was transported to the fantastic world of White Feathers
Academy. There she makes new friends, accepts the challenge of a
seemingly hopeless job and embarks on the greatest adventure of her
new young life, if she can survive the tests.

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Cherry loves to write about her imaginary friends who remind her to
tell their stories. She likes to paint watercolor pictures,
participate in Bible Studies, and has studied culinary arts and
winemaking both in America and abroad.

and her husband live on the west coast of Florida where they enjoy
the beautiful sunsets and watching the moon rise above the bay.

is a member of Florida West Coast Writers, Florida Star Fiction
Writers, SCBWI and Florida Writers Association.

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She’s told an impossible tale of a love that death cannot kill

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.
Since her first novel, she’s explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.
Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.
She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.


Immortal men like Rhys Glyndwr belong to forgotten fables—along with his reincarnating wife—but instead, they haunt the mind of a modern scientist, Isla Belle Thorne. Like an old blanket, visions of the healer servant and his wife, the daughter of a duke, have comforted Isla Belle, the only constant in her unstable childhood.
When her mother is hospitalized for a mental breakdown, Isla Belle fears for her own health and keeps the visions a secret. As Isla Belle starts her new job at a renowned medical organization, she comes face to face with Rhys—the same man from her visions.
She’s told an impossible tale of a love that death cannot kill. Surrounded by science but faced with an implausible legend, Isla Belle must decide what to believe and what to leave behind.


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Ten Random Things About Me:

1.    I dated my husband for exactly 14 days before he proposed (our first date was making fun of how quickly people married) #married17years
2.    My favorite color is purple, preferably dark plum
3.    I have a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science
4.    I hate peanut butter (but love PB cookies)
5.    I have four horses, six cats, four dogs and thirty chickens
6.    My daughters have a foundation called Kind Girls Make Strong Women (they help unknown/fledgling charities gain publicity and funds). They also sell tshirts and donate proceeds to the charities (find them on insta & FB)
7.    I am five foot NOTHING while my husband is six foot one. In our wedding pictures I’m wearing six inch heels and BARELY get to his shoulder
8.    I have three girls. Kaela is a talented beta reader for YA authors, Ava Rose was published at the tender age of 11 and Isla Belle (yes, like my MC) is a junior olympic gymnast
9.    I ran 13 miles on a broken foot (not my brightest moment). That was the last time I ran over 7 miles, my marathon running days are over

10. I am a die hard soda addict but not just any addict, mind you, I get 75% diet DP with 25% regular DP with crushed ice and in a Styrofoam cup—foundation drinks only, not a fan of the can. I’ve got it back (as I drink from my SECOND 32 ounce fountain drink for the day).

This is a full color picture book designed to inspire critical thinking in CHILDREN

Sunday, April 5th, 2020


Phrebbel the Phrongol’s Vacation Pictures
by Joe Spraga
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Phrebbel The Phrongol from planet Phrongolia recently took many pictures while vacationing on planet Earth. He needs help identifying the pictures in his photo album because he has never seen these things before. Can you help him? This is a full color picture book designed to inspire critical thinking in CHILDREN. The pictures are of everyday things like people and animals you would see in nature and on planet Earth in general. The pictures allow the reader to come up with answers to help the main character Phrebbel, identify things he has never seen on planet Earth before. A fun brain teaser for kids that makes learning fun!
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Joe was raised in the Detroit Metropolitan area. An artist at heart, Joe is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English (Creative Writing) and a Minor in Philosophy. A former musician, Joe legally became disabled in 2015 due to health problems. He enjoys spending time with dogs, as should all right thinking people.
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Is a magical small town the perfect place for a Christmas romance?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Price: .99 through 12/8
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Garland Tate has a name that reminds her every day she lives in the Christmas-obsessed town of Thorpes. The holidays mean family time, and since her mother’s terminal illness, that’s something she wants to avoid.

The adopted heir of a wealthy Victorian-age family, Pete Darling anonymously distributes the family money to remaining relatives in need. He’s delighted to find the holiday spirit alive and well in magical, festive Thorpes, but he never expects the sassy, independent woman at the Lava Java will distract him from his duties and give him a reason to reveal his secrets.

As snow falls and hearts melt in the charming town of Thorpes, it may take a little extra magic and meddling to help Garland and Pete believe that a Christmas romance can last forever.
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Danielle Thorne is the author of classic historical romance and adventure. She loves Jane Austen, pirates, beaches, cookies, cats, dogs, and long naps. She does not like phone calls or sushi. A graduate of BYU-Idaho, she’s edited for both Solstice and Desert Breeze Publishing. During free time, which means when Netflix is down, she combs through feedback and offers virtual hugs for reviews. A new historical romance series is coming 2020, and her first contemporary romance with Harlequin will be out next summer.

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.



Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

HUNTING FOR HAPPENSTANCE by Cindy A. Christiansen is a mystery romance, well done and interesting. I enjoyed the rugged feeling to the tale and the candid love story.


Daniela Strada’s uncle disappears and she gets Duston Cooper, the gun shop owner, to take her in a trip that will have both out of breath and frustrated by the end. Dustin believes that he is like his brother who almost killed his ex-wife in a rage, and that thought keeps him away from her. Can she survive the cold treatment she receives from Duston and the thugs who have her uncle? Will Daniela and Duston find a way to become that which both are meant to be, or will their dreams never come to pass?

Once again Cindy A. Christiansen has included dogs in her book, and once again they have a heroes’ part in this great tale. It is fun to learn more about different races of four-legged companions and the love their human companions have for them. HUNTING FOR HAPPENSTANCE is a very clean romance that will keep you turning the pages to the end.

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Cindy A. Christiansen writes sweet romance with humor, suspense…and dogs! With over thirty health issues and two autistic children, she struggles to write but finds it cathartic. She loves going where only her characters can take her. She loves dogs and always includes them in her books and features them on her covers. She donates time and money to organizations that help abused and abandoned dogs.

Shifted Perspective: Book One of The Tails of Change Series by J. Bridger

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A review for

Shifted Perspective is a clean and entertaining tale that will take the reader to a place with shape shifters that are not of the normal kind and many ways to get in trouble. It is a good story, well thought-out, a must for readers of any age. This read is a paranormal story full of werewolves, witches and dogs. (more…)