Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Guardian Angel Publishing Expands its Reach to South America


Ingram Content Group announces worldwide expansion with the launch of Global CONNECT, a print and distribution program and its first alliance with Brazil’s Singular Digital


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced the launch of Global CONNECT, a new worldwide program combining Ingram’s print and distribution services and a network of book manufacturers around the world, with state-of-the-art print on demand technology and connectivity to local networks of retailers. Singular Digital, a leading book manufacturer in Brazil with extensive regional distribution, will launch Ingram’s South American expansion.(The company is the only complete broad-based digital distributor in Brazil, serving over 1,000 Brazilian bookstores - including all the major chains - all the Brazilian book distributors, and the local author and publisher communities.)

“Today's marketplace is no longer bound by national borders or languages. Global access offers publishers an untapped opportunity, and Ingram is reshaping the content distribution model to help them realize their full business potential,” said David “Skip” Prichard, President and CEO, Ingram Content Group. “The pairing of Ingram’s distribution strength and proven print-on-demand solutions with leading providers in key territories creates a comprehensive solution that is truly unmatched in the industry today.”
Mr. Prichard continued, “Making the right content available, in the right format, to the right audience is key to success. Ingram’s Global Connect program was built to accomplish this for our customers on a worldwide scale.”
Ingram’s Global Connect program is more than just a printer network. It expands the reach of publisher’s physical content beyond Ingram’s current channels, which include Ingram-owned facilities in the U.S., U.K., Australia and France, to new markets through a network of selected book manufacturing and distribution partners. What differentiates Ingram’s Global Connect program from other printer network solutions is the unique combination of print on demand alliances with established local retail channel relationships. Publishers will gain access to new sales channels without the worry of inventory in market, importation and customs issues, and shipping and warehousing costs. No matter where their readers are, publishers can now reach them and never miss a sale. Visit: http://www.ingramcontent.com/default.aspx.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas


Christ born in a stable


Christ born in a stable is born in me

Christ accepted by shepherds accepts me

Christ receiving the wise men receives me

Christ revealed to the nations be revealed in me

Christ dwelling in Nazareth You dwell in me

Christ, grant that people may look at me

and see Your Presence. Amen

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http://prayer-and-prayers.info/christmas-prayers/christ-born-in-a-stable.htm

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toast To 2012 Giveaway Hop ~ January 10-17, 2012


Just when you think the gift giving season is over, I will be participating in the Toast To 2012 Giveaway Hop brought to you by Just Married with Coupons & Sweep Tight from January 10-17, 2012.

Interested in participating in the fun, visit http://www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com/2011/11/toast-to-2011-giveaway-hop-sign-ups.html and sign-up today!

Be sure to visit between January 10-17, 2012 and find out all the details of the New Years Giveaway Hop!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

American Cancer Society Rockland County Unit Charity Event - Huge Success

Thank you to all the shoppers that attended our American Cancer Society Rockland County Unit Charity Event and for your generous donations! The two hours flew by!

Kim Satin and I enjoyed seeing so many people from our community showing support for our local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

A special thank you to Michelle Violetto, owner of Little Scoops http://www.littlescoops.com/ for providing her shop FREE of charge for our event.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Golden Pathway - Christmas Shopping Benefit

Proudly Presents

Christmas Shopping Charity Event to benefit
The American Cancer Society Rockland County, New York Unit

Kim Satin Handmade Artisan Jewelry



(sample of product)

Award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine



Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Little Scoops ∙ Town Plaza II

500 Route 303 ∙ Orangeburg, NY

845-365-4500

Portion of proceeds will happily be donated to The American Cancer Society Rockland County Unit

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


In Gratitude

Thank you, Father, for having created us and given

us to each other in the human family.

Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows,

for your comfort in our sadness,

your companionship in our loneliness.

Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow

and for the whole of our lives.

Thank you for friends, for health and for grace.

May we live this and every day conscious

of all that has been given to us.


From The Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Friday, November 18, 2011

Author School Visit: What is as Good as a Book Contract? by Donna McDine


The excitement that embraced me when I was offered my first children's book contract and the next three were like non-other. With each signing my heart raced and my blood pumped with the thrill of puttin pen to paper and signing off on each contract. All four signings a "birth" of a new book. With the first one published August 2010 and the next three in the publishing pipeline and awaiting their time in the publishing spotlight other wonderful opportunities have come along for my writing career.

Just when you think the excitement has waned a bit of the contract signings, an elementary school has seeked you out to discuss your author school visit workshops. And after presenting to the school representative what your visit would entail, they offer you not only one day of class visits, but a full week of classroom workshops. Yippie! Isn't this what writing for children is all about? To get out from behind the glow of your computer or writing pad and interact with the children.

I'd like to get a discussion going on what has worked for you to get your foot in the door to the powers that be at schools to discuss your author school visit workshops and to schedule dates.

As for myself, networking has been instrumental in marketing my author school visits by attending and participating in local reading council meetings and children's book author fairs.

Tips:

If the presenter schedule is filled for an event, ask if there will be an information display table where you can place your author school visit information. If they do, provide at least 30 copies of your material for display.

Take this opportuity to discuss with the organizer their next event and how you can submit your discussion topic and media kit for consideration the next time around.

Make sure you obtain their contact information so you can easily follow-up with them and make note where you met them and what you chatted about. Follow-up with a "Lovely to meet you" email the next day and briefly mention what you discussed. You'd be surprised how pleased this makes people.

Many times one event leads to inquiries months down the road. For instance, I attended an event October 2010, that turned into a request for me to speak at another event in May 2011, which then turned into submitting my media kit and author school visit information for a New York state wide event, which then turned into an author school visit contract for a week of workshops in March 2012.

Offer workshops instead of just a book reading and signing. Teachers are under tight schedules for their curriculum and they need to adhere to their state guidelines, just like as authors we need to adhere to submission guidelines. My workshops are easily adjusted for grade level and I provide four different workshops to select from, which provides the flexibility for each teacher and their students.

Two key components that have sealed the deal are:

Offer a FREE telephone consultation or In-Person meeting to fine-tune the workshops to teachers requirements.

If the school is interested in me conducting more than two-days of workshops and if they are a local school (within a certain mile radius or your county) I offer the last day FREE.

I look forward to your thoughts and tips.

Be well.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day Prayer



Prayer for Veterans Day

God of peace,

we pray for those who have served our nation

and have laid down their lives

to protect and defend our freedom.



We pray for those who have fought,

whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,

whose nights are haunted by memories

too painful for the light of day.



We pray for those who serve us now,

especially for those in harm's way.

Shield them from danger

and bring them home.



Turn the hearts and minds

of our leaders and our enemies

to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.



Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!



May the peace you left us,

the peace you gave us,

be the peace that sustains,

the peace that saves us.



Christ Jesus, hear us!

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!



Amen.



-ConcordPastor
 
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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Internet Book Fair BlogFest!


In celebration of M.A. Leslie's Internet Book Fair BlogFest http://maleslie1.blogspot.com/2011/10/internet-book-fair-blogfest.html I'm honored to share book review excerpts of my children's historical fiction story book The Golden Pathway.

"The Golden Pathway is a heart-gripping children’s story written by Donna M. McDine with illustrations by K.C. Snider. It is easy to comprehend and the plot flows smoothly. The illustrations are beautifully depicted and complement the wording immensely. I found this story to be powerful, inspiring and something that will provide children with a valuable lesson about slavery and freedom as part of American History." Rita V, Readers Favorite

“This story by author Donna M. McDine, with full-page, full-color illustrations by K. C. Snider, is an attention-grabbing way to introduce students to the fact that slavery once existed in this country and also illustrate how the “Underground Railroad” helped slaves to escape north so that they might gain their freedom. It is a great book.” –Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Review

“Author Donna McDine pulls you in from the first sentence, and doesn’t let you go. Her writing is filled with sensory detail that puts you into the story and the era. She has created living, breathing characters, so much so, that I strongly felt their lives before and after the tale.” –A.R. Silverberry, author of Wyndano’s Cloak
“Once children have read about David and the part he played in the Underground Railroad, they’ll be eager to find other stories to enhance what they’ve learned in The Golden Pathway.” –Beverly Stowe McClure, author of Rebel in Blue Jeans, Just Breeze, and Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines

“The Golden Pathway will teach children how people can come together and overcome seemingly impossible odds and learn a bit about American history and how to deal with a situation of bullying and abuse.” –Lauren S. Smith, She Writes http://www.shewrites.com/

“Award winning children’s author, Donna McDine, has produced a powerful story of good and evil, a must read for every child. She defines, in a beautifully written and poignant way, one man’s inhumanity to man and the redeeming qualities of his son.” -Nancy Stewart, children’s author and university professor of education, specializing in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

“A tale sure to inspire anyone who doubts their own courage.” –Lori Calabrese, award-winning author of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade
“The Golden Pathway is a story about courage and friendship.” –Renee Hand, author of The Crypto-Capers series and the award-winning, The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill: Case #1: The Great Pie Catastrophe
“In Donna McDine's debut book witness a poignant depiction of the best and worst of humanity. The portrayal of the brutality dealt a slave and a white boy's sense of right and wrong are expertly exposed. K.C. Snider is a fine artist and each illustration is a masterpiece. The historical fiction picture book's succinct and imaginative story coupled with the illustrations are a buffet for readers of all ages. I highly recommend this book.” –J. Aday Kennedy, award-winning multi-published author of inspirational/Christian pieces and of children’s literature

“The best thing about this book is that it raised other questions… Any book that can cause a child to crave more knowledge on a subject is a good one.” –Lynn’s Reading Corner
“I thought this was a very well written story for children to understand.” –Chrissy’s World of Books


The Golden Pathway purchasing information:


Guardian Angel Publishing www.guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm or for autographed copies visit award-winning children’s author Donna McDine http://www.donnamcdine.com/. As an added bonus, orders placed through Guardian Angel Publishing or the author will include The Golden Pathway teacher’s guide eBook.




There are many wonderfully talented authors participating in the Internet Book Fair BlogFest, be sure to visit http://maleslie1.blogspot.com/2011/10/internet-book-fair-blogfest.html for all the links to other profiled books.

Thank you!

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New York State Reading Association - Hudson Valley Authors Fair - The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine




Presents the
Hudson Valley Authors Fair
featuring local childrens authors

A FREE EVENT FOR
COMMUNITY EDUCATORS AND FAMILIES

Special presentations by award-winning story tellers
"Storycrafters" and author Jason Edwards

Please join us for a fun day of storytelling and meet the authors of some of your favorite
children's books. Authors will sign and sell their books, discuss their ideas, and provide
information about school visits.

Laurie Calkhoven - Boys of Wartime
Kathy Ceceri - The Silk Road
Sarah Darer Littman - Purge
Katie Davis - Kindergarten Rocks
Angelo DeCesare - Flip's Fantastic Journal
Alison Ashley Formento - This Tree Counts
Betsy Franco Feeney  - Amoeba Hop
Gail Gompper - Every Day by the Bay
Robert Kurkela - Lilies on the Moon
Shari Maurer - Change of Heart
Cindy Mauro Reisenauer - Emerita
Donna McDine - The Golden Pathway
Helen Pashley - Triops
Laurence Pringle - Bats!
Anita Sanchez - Mr. Lincoln's Chair
Darren Sardelli - Galaxy Pizza
Tim Tocher - Long Shot
Stephen M. Tomecek - Stars
Iza Trapani - The Itsy Bitsy Spider

When:
October 23, 2011 - 2:00-5:00 pm
Storycrafters to present from 3:00-4:00 pm
Jason Edwards to present from 4:15-5:00 pm

Where:
Hilton Rye Town
699 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY
in the Grand Ballroom (North and South)

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Friday, October 14, 2011

Underground Railroad children’s story book The Golden Pathway announced as Literary Classics 2011 Silver Award Recipient



October 14, 2011 - Tappan, New York – Donna McDine’s children’s book, The Golden Pathway has been announced as Literary Classics 2011 Silver Award Recipient – Early Reader category.

Literary Classics announced its 2011 selection of top books for children and young adults today. Award recipients were selected from entries received throughout the world. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in children's and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee.

A list of the 2011 award recipients can be viewed at: http://www.clcawards.org/.

PICTURE BOOK - EARLY READER

Gold Award Recipient - Wacky Jacky: The True Story of An Unlikely Beauty Queen, written by Jaclyn Stapp, illustrated by Kristine Lucco
Silver Award Recipient - The Golden Pathway, written by Donna M. McDine, illustrated by K.C. Snider
Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics' highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses the key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at http://www.literaryclassicsawards.com/
The Golden Pathway synopsis:

Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa.
Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.
The Golden Pathway purchasing information:

Guardian Angel Publishing www.guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm or for autographed copies visit award-winning children’s author Donna McDine www.donnamcdine.com. As an added bonus, orders placed through Guardian Angel Publishing or the author will include The Golden Pathway teacher’s guide eBook.
Thank you for your time and interest.


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Library - Local Author Book Fair - October 16, 2011

I am excited to share with you that I will be appearing at the


25 Flywheel Park West
Piermont, NY


If you live locally and you have the time to stop by I'd be delighted to see you there.

Thank you.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Golden Pathway Awarded Readers Favorite Five Stars Review

As many of my readers and friends know my first children's book, The Golden Pathway was published August 2010 and it has been bestowed the honor of a Readers Favorite Five Stars Review.

Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite




The Golden Pathway is a heart-gripping children’s story written by Donna M. McDine with illustrations by K.C. Snider. This story takes place during the dreadful days when people were allowed to own slaves and abuse them. A boy named David lives on a farm with his ma and pa. His pa is a mean soul and owns a slave named Jenkins who is just sixteen years old and works in the cotton fields for him. One night, David hears the terrible screams of agony coming from the barn where Jenkins is being whipped by Pa. David feels a great amount of compassion for Jenkins and knows that slavery is wrong. David is compelled to do everything in his power to help Jenkins because he knows he will soon die from the continual beatings. David will have to find incredible strength and courage to help Jenkins escape slavery and to stop the horrible beatings and torture inflicted upon him unjustly.
The Golden Pathway is written specifically for children 8-12 years old and is written perfectly to their level of understanding. It is easy to comprehend and the plot flows smoothly. The illustrations are beautifully depicted and complement the wording immensely. I found this story to be powerful, inspiring and something that will provide children with a valuable lesson about slavery and freedom as part of American History. I can see this book also providing a valuable tool for children to ask questions and bring about important conversation. I feel strongly that this book is a must read for all children ages 8 and up.
 
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Thank you to Rita V., for her heartwarming review.

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Golden Pathway book review by Cindy Oldham

I am pleased to share with you the latest book review of The Golden Pathway.

Journey back in time to the pre-civil war era when slavery was the accepted norm in America. Meet a courageous young boy named David – a young teen slave named Jenkins – David’s abusive, alcoholic father. These three are the main characters in Donna M. McDine’s book, The Golden Pathway. David is a compassionate boy who befriends the slave boy Jenkins. After watching and hearing his father beat Jenkins repeatedly almost daily, David administers whatever comfort and help he can to Jenkins. This young boy, whom his father thinks is weak, finds the courage to help Jenkins escape his bonds of slavery for a life of freedom by using the Underground Railroad.


The dialogue sparkles and brings the characters to life. Richly detailed writing and beautiful illustrations allow you to experience the sense of immediacy within story as if you were living it with David and Jenkins.
Ms. McDine has taken a very complex time from America’s history and brought it to life at an introductory for children between the ages of 8-12. She has expertly dealt with abuse, alcoholism, bullying and slavery. The Golden Pathway is a story full of friendship, love, and compassion. I would recommend it to anyone who has children in the listed age group. It is a great way to introduce these issues to young people.

Reviewed by:

Cindy Oldham, Author

Kaleidoscope Memories: Childhood Stories That Celebrate Family Life

http://kaleidoscopememoriesbook.blogspot.com/




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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Underground Railroad children’s story book The Golden Pathway announced as Literary Classics 2011 Finalist


Tappan, New York – Donna McDine’s children’s book, The Golden Pathway has been announced as Literary Classics 2011 Finalist – Early Reader category.

Literary Classics announced its 2011 selection of top book finalists for children and young adults today. The list includes finalists from entries received all over the world. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in children's and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee.

A list of the 2011 award finalists follows:

Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA, My Body is Special and Belongs to Me

Summer Brenner, Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco

Yvonne Capitelli, Daria Rose and The Day She Chose

Garett Gruber, Monster Removal Guide

K.C. Hilton, The Magic of Finkleton

Fiona Ingram, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

Michael Madlener, Feed Your Fish!

Lisa Manzione, The Adventures of Bella and Harry: Let's Visit Paris!

Donna M. McDine, The Golden Pathway

Evelyn Rothstein, Dave Learns Spanish

Gail Melville Shumway, Stripey Follows His Dream

Jaclyn Stapp, Wacky Jacky: The True Story of An Unlikely Beauty Queen

Dianna L. Young, Muted Grey

All final award levels and categories will be announced October 15, 2011.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics' highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses the key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at http://www.literaryclassicsawards.com/.

The Golden Pathway purchasing information:

www.guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm or for autographed copies with added bonus of the teacher’s learning guide http://www.donnamcdine.com/.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Donna McDine to participate in Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library Local Author Book Fair

Local Author Book Fair


Sunday, October 16, 2011, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Authors will include: Marian Armstrong, Anita Bell and Belinda Bell, Paul Braus, Donna McDine, Barry Fixler, Betsy Franco Feeney, Lisa Grubb, Joan Gussow, Lynn Lauber, Lynn Cluess Manzione, Cindy Reisenauer, Stephen Roberts, Karen Steinmetz, Terry Talley, François Vuilleumier, and Catherine Whitney.

Craft activities for children and refreshments for all will be provided. The event is free and everyone is welcome!

Our area has long been a magnet for authors. Close to the hub of the publishing universe in New York City, it has offered a tranquil place for artistic work, and while the county has changed in the last few decades, it continues to draw creative people to its charming river villages and wooded hillsides.

In October, the Piermont Public Library will provide an opportunity for local residents to meet and mingle with some contemporary Rockland authors, who may very well be their neighbors, at a Local Author Book Fair. On Sunday, October 16, from 1-4 p.m., seasoned authors with many published titles to their credit, and newer authors, some self-published who are just beginning to learn the ropes, will make their books available at the library. The work will include fiction and nonfiction titles, with books for children and young adults as well as adult readers. The world of publishing has also changed tremendously in the last few years, and events such as this have become popular in connecting authors to one another and to their audience. Taking home books signed by the author, with whom one has just talked about their life and work, is a unique experience. It’s also a great way to get a head start on holiday shopping.

http://piermontlibrary.org/events/local-author-book-fair/


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Global e-Book Awards Finalist - Judge Feedback

I am pleased to share with you the feedback from one of the judges from the Global e-Book Awards about The Golden Pathway:

"I admire Donna McDine for so sensitively writing about these very dark days in America’s history. There are lessons here for not only children but for everyone who reads The Golden Pathway. The illustrations are entertaining and attention-grabbing. Thank you for a very good book, Donna ~ Sara Marie Hogg, author, Catho Darlington, Blade Chatter, Mumbledypeg, On Call, Multiple Exposures and others written under pseudonyms. Judge GeBA 2011


http://awardsforebooks.com/book-writing-contest/fiction-childrens-picture-books/the-golden-pathway/

Sara: Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving your thoughtful feedback on The Golden Pathway.

All the best,
Donna

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Monday, September 12, 2011

Underground Railroad children’s story book The Golden Pathway earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

M E D I A   R E L E A S E

CONTACT: Donna M. McDine, Award-winning Children’s Author

Website: http://www.donnamcdine.com/

Email: donna@donnamcdine.com

For Immediate Release



Tappan, New York – Donna McDine’s children’s book, The Golden Pathway has been awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval in the Picture Book – Early Reader category.

A word from Children’s Literary Classics


The Golden Pathway, written by Donna M. McDine and illustrated by KC Snider, is an inspiring story of a young boy, named David, who helps his father's slave escape to freedom. Day after day, David watches from a distance as his alcoholic father brutally and mercilessly beats their slave, Jenkins, who is just a boy himself. David knows all too well that the beatings will only continue and becomes concerned that Jenkins may not survive the onslaught of physical abuse. Eventually David finds a way, with the aid of those operating the Underground Railroad, to help Jenkins escape his life of slavery and affliction.

The Golden Pathway is a tale of compassion and courage. This book earns the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval, a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

Children’s Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. To learn more about Children's Literary Classics, you may visit their website at http://www.clcawards.org/ or http://www.childrensliteraryclassics.com/.

About the Author

Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 – Top Ten - Children’s Books category – The Golden Pathway, and 2011 Global eBook Finalist Award – Children’s Picture Book Fiction category.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has three more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, Hockey Agony, Powder Monkey, and A Sandy Grave. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids and Publicist for the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Musing Our Children.

Visit Donna at: http://www.donnamcdine.com/ and http://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com/.

About the Illustrator

K.C. Snider, a prominent Oregon artist, has branched out into a variety of styles and subjects. Her collection of oil paintings, lithographs, and pencil drawings include the All-American Cowboy and Cowgirl and their historical lifestyles with magnificent wolves, buffalo herds, eagles and birds of prey along with horses and domestic animals. Her artwork has won numerous awards including the Snaffle Bit Award and the Pioneer Award.
Snider lives in the high desert with majestic views of the Cascade Mountains' snow capped peaks. K.C. also illustrates children's books: Alleycat; The Christmas Angel; Preston, the Not-So-Perfect Pig; One Family's Christmas; Cartwheel Annie; The Magic Violin; Does Heaven Get Mail?; Andy & The Albino Horse Series; Baby Jesus is Missing' Katydidn't; A Short Tale About a Long Tail; Monster Maddie; RV Mouse & Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind.

A three piece triptych from the second book in the Andy & the Albino Horse Series won 1st Place in The Western Art Roundup 2008 and another Andy story triptych won 2nd Place in The Western Art Roundup 2009.
Visit K.C. at: http://www.kcsniderart.com/

The Golden Pathway purchasing information:

www.guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm or for autographed copies with added bonus of the teacher’s learning guide http://www.donnamcdine.com/.
Thank you for your time and interest.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember September 11th



O God of love, compassion, and healing,

look on us, people of many different faiths

and traditions,

who gather today at this site,

the scene of incredible violence and pain.

We ask you in your goodness

to give eternal light and peace

to all who died here—

the heroic first-responders:

our fire fighters, police officers,

emergency service workers, and

Port Authority personnel,

along with all the innocent men and women

who were victims of this tragedy

simply because their work or service

brought them here on September 11, 2001.



We ask you, in your compassion

to bring healing to those

who, because of their presence here that day,

suffer from injuries and illness.

Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families

and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.

Give them strength to continue their lives

with courage and hope.



We are mindful as well

of those who suffered death, injury, and loss

on the same day at the Pentagon and in

Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Our hearts are one with theirs

as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.



God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:

peace in the hearts of all men and women

and peace among the nations of the earth.

Turn to your way of love

those whose hearts and minds

are consumed with hatred.

God of understanding,

overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,

we seek your light and guidance

as we confront such terrible events.

Grant that those whose lives were spared

may live so that the lives lost here

may not have been lost in vain.



Comfort and console us,

strengthen us in hope,

and give us the wisdom and courage

to work tirelessly for a world

where true peace and love reign

among nations and in the hearts of all.

Pope Benedict XI--Prayer at Ground Zero

New York, 20 April 2008




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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day



Lord on this Labor Day,

we celebrate the work we do,

and we thank You for the blessing of our jobs.

We ask for those seeking employment that

You guide them in their search for work.

We ask for guidance when we are confused.

We ask for patience when working through conflicts.

We ask for strength to complete each day.

We ask for rest when we are weary.

We ask that You be with those whose faces

we might never see but who work tirelessly

each day for the good of us all.

'Lord, support us all day long until shadows lengthen,

evening comes, the busy world hushed, the fever of life

is over and our life's work is done.
 
Then, in Thy tender mercy, give us safe lodging, holy

rest and everlasting peace at your side for eternity.'
 
Amen




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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Global eBook Awards Winners Announced

The Global eBook Awards Winners were announced in California on Saturday, August 20th and while The Golden Pathway did not win the Children's Picture Book Fiction category I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Donna Shepherd, author of Sully's Topsy Tale as the category winner. And congratulations one and all for your winning placement in all the categories of the Global eBook Awards. I tip my hat to you all!

I would also like to thank Dan Poynter, Joseph Dowdy, and the judges for their endless time and effort in coordinating and executing such an exhilirating awards opportunity.

To view the presentation of the awards visit: http://awardsforebooks.com/awards-ceremony-2011/



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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Golden Pathway Announced as Finalist in Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards

I am over the moon to announce that The Golden Pathway has been declared a finalist in Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards.


Animals/Pets - Non-Fiction Doggie Biscuit

Business - Non-Fiction Directory of Business Talk Radio Shows


Business - Non-Fiction MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends

Business - Non-Fiction How to Build Buzz for Your Biz, Tap into the Power of Social Media, Publicity, & Relationship Marketing to Grow Your Business

Children's Literature - Fiction The Weaver

Children's Picture Books - Fiction Sully’s Topsy Tale

Children's Picture Books - Fiction The Golden Pathway — an historical fiction story about the Underground Railroad

Christian Children's - Fiction Angel Eyes

Cookbooks - Non-Fiction Recipes from Camp Trillium

Historical Literature - Fiction The Silurian, Book Two: The King of Battles

Historical Literature - Fiction The Molly Lake Chronicles Book 2 Barely Afloat

Horror - Fiction Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller - Fiction THE PURPLES

New Age - Non-Fiction 101 Ways to Meditate: Discover Your True Self


Psychology/Mental Health - Non-Fiction You CAN Prevent Alzheimer’s!: A Neuropsychologist’s Secrets to Better Brain Health

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal - Fiction Chasing Amanda

Self-Help - Non-Fiction Basic Accounting Simplified

Teen Literature - Fiction Laney (The Brookehaven Vampires)

Congratulations one and all!


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blog Jog Day - Contest Winners!


Thank you to all who visited The Golden Pathway during Blog Jog Day on August 7, 2011. Your time and interest is appreciated.

Now without further ado, I'm pleased to announce the contest winners!





For the one FREE media release the prize goes to: Chelle Cordero of http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/.

Please contact me via email at donna at donnamcdine dot com and we will discuss your news.


For the FREE The Golden Pathway e-Book and Educator's Guide prize goes to: Susanne Drazic. I have your email address and will send it to you today.

Thank you one and all!

Wishing you all an inspirational week!

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Underground Railroad children's book, The Golden Pathway runs through Blog Jog Day









Welcome to Blog Jog Day and my blog The Golden Pathway!

Please enjoy my site then click over to http://bloomlifecoach.wordpress.com/ to see what the next Blog has to offer! Lost in the links?

You can always go back to the main Blog Jog Day Blog at http://blogjogday.blogspot.com/ and find a new link to jog from. Thank you for stopping by my site!


As promised on Friday here are the two contests in celebration of Blog Jog Day:

First contest:

The Golden Pathway e-book giveaway and as an added bonus The Golden Pathway Educator's Guide PDF. A $20 value.

Synopsis:
Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa.


Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

The Golden Pathway Educator's Guide is a comprehensive across the curriculum based teaching tool for English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Art teachers, as well as Homeschooling families. The PDF guide is 25 pages. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Second Contest:
 



Dynamic Media Release Services - one free media release written and distributed to five on-line media release sites. A $60 value.

You’ll discuss your good news and happenings to get a clear indication of your direction. Your valuable information will then be written into a dynamic media release and provided to you for your networking purposes. Even if you don't have publishing credits under your belt or even if you aren't a writer, announcing guest interviews or your topic of choice will help draw traffic and recognition to you and your blog.  

All you have to do is: 
  • Leave a comment (be sure to leave your email) and indicate which contest you would like to enter or both.
  • Become a follower (be sure to leave your blog address so I can follow you back) at The Golden Pathway blog. 
One winner per contest. Winners will be announced Wednesday, August 10th.
 
Be sure to follow along on Blog Jog Day to: http://bloomlifecoach.wordpress.com/ Laurie Soileau, Life/ADHD Coach ~ offering coaching sessions via telephone as well as in my home office in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Soileau's Life Coaching practice is geared toward adults age 35-50 who want to move past specific challenges and live the life of their dreams.

I look forward to your visit.

Thank you.


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Friday, August 5, 2011

What in the World is Blog Jog Day?


Plug Your Blog! Potentially thousands of hits in one day! Long-term results! Permanent links! Join us for Blog Jog Day on August 7th. Discover new blogs!

Blog Jog Day is a one-day-event where Bloggers are joining together for a pyramid effect promotional rally. We all post on the same day with each post leading the visitor to the next Blog, and so on full circle. That's it! Visitors explore your Blog, and then click on to the next one bringing potentially thousands of unique visitors to your site. Nearly 2,000 joggers showed up last November.

How Blog Jog Day Can Benefit Bloggers:
  • More unique visitors to your Blog
  • More subscribers
  • More comments
  • More inbound links
  • More Followers
  • More exposure and sales
  • Grow your daily hits
All which look great to Google, Yahoo, Bing, and the other search engines! With popularity comes a higher Page Rank and greater exposure for your Blog!

If you've missed the opportunity to join in the Blog Jog Day fun, visit http://www.blogjogday.blogspot.com/ and become a follower today.

Be sure to stop back on Sunday, August 7th when I share with you two exciting contests:

The Golden Pathway e-book giveaway and as an added bonus The Golden Pathway Educator's Guide PDF. A $20 value.

and

Dynamic Media Release Services - one free media release written and distributed to five on-line media release sites. A $60 value.

Thank you for your time and interest. I look forward to your visit.

Have a great weekend!

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Golden Pathway Educator's Guide Now Available - Gift with Purchase


I am pleased to announce that The Golden Pathway Educator's Guide is NOW available as gift with purchase. The educator's guide is a comprehensive across the curriculum based teaching tool for English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Art teachers, as well as Homeschooling families. The guide is 25 pages and includes the following topics:
  • Book Summary/About the Author
  • Interview with Author, Donna McDine
  • About the Illustrator
  • Interview with Illustrator, K.C. Snider
  • Underground Railroad Background, Discussion Questions
ACTIVITIES: 
  • Language Arts: Writing/Vocabulary
  • Integrated Language Arts/Social Studies: Topical Study/Presentation Boards
  • Social Studies: Timeline, Mapping and Geography
  • Math: Map Work Mathematics, Calculations, Time, Recipe Math, Quilt Math
  • Science: Astronomy, Skin, Plants and Crops, Alcoholism, Five Senses
  • Role Playing, Disguises and Escape/Safe Houses
  • Toys and Games of the 19th Century: Make a Rag Doll, Make a Nettie Doll, Information on Games/Toys
  • Songs of Slavery and the Underground Railroad: Background Information and Lyrics
  • More Fun Art Projects, Activities, and Resources: Coloring Sheets, Printables, Juneteenth, Make A Tin Can Lantern
  • Books For Further Reading
  • Websites and Resources
If interested, order directly from me at - http://www.donnamcdine.com/ - autographed and personalized copies available
Once you receive your email order confirmation forward to me at donna@donnamcdine.com and I will email you The Golden Pathway Educator's Guide in PDF to you.

Thank you for your time and interest.
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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Monday, July 18, 2011

Linda Kinsman, WAHM reviews The Golden Pathway



I am pleased to share with you a recent review of The Golden Pathway by Linda Kinsman:

I was interested in reading a children’s book that dealt with slavery and was happy when Mrs. McDine was able to send me a copy for review.



I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was drawn into the story within the first few paragraphs. Mrs. McDine has so vividly portrayed the characters, (both good and bad); at first I was reluctant to read this story with my 8 year old daughter....
 
To read more, please visit:
Thank you for your time and interest.
 
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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Reviews of The Golden Pathway


I'm delighted to share with you recent book reviews of The Golden Pathway by Homeschoolers and Mommy Bloggers. Be sure to visit each of their websites, these ladies write wonderful blogs and offer up giveaways and insights into the world of Homeschooling and parenting.

July 11, 2011
As a homeschool mom – especially given our heavy use of unit studies and “living books” – I am always on the lookout for good historical fiction for children. (Historical fiction is easy to find. Historical fiction for children isn’t always.) As a result, I was happy to be given the opportunity to read and review The Golden Pathway , by Donna M. McDine.
The Golden Pathway addresses a tough subject – slavery and the Underground Railroad. The suggested audience is readers aged 8-12, but I will probably include my 4-year-old when we read it as part of our study of that time period.
I would probably not use this as my children’s only exposure to the time, as I’m concerned it might give them a unrealistically one-dimensional view of the place and the people. To put it plainly, I wouldn’t want them to draw the conclusion that every white southerner was cruel, based on one story of one (fictional) family. In context, though, I found it to be an excellent introduction to a difficult period of history.
The only thing I dislike about the book is that the story centers around a young man who defies his father in order to care for and free the family’s slave. I would have preferred to read my children a story about a family working together to end injustice rather than one about a son going behind his father’s back. The reality, however, is that, that sort of thing happened. (When it really comes down it, I would rather not have to read my children books about racial slavery in the first place! But it happened, and those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. So we read about the ugly truth.)
All in all, I think this is a good introduction to the topic, with a story centered around a young person so that young people can readily identify with it. I will probably be reading it with/to my children, rather than handing it over – but maybe that’s a better idea, anyway, given the nature of the subject.
After reading the book and the author’s note about code words, you might want to sing “Get On Board” and/or “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

Disclosure: I was provided with this book, free of charge, by the author to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.
Reviewed by Rachel Ramey ~ http://www.titus2homemaker.com/2011/07/the-golden-pathway-review/

July 3, 2011

I had the privilege of reading and reviewing Donna M. McDine's children's book The Golden Pathway. This picture book is about southern slaves and the underground rail road.

More specifically, it is about a young boy who's father owns a plantation. While on the plantation he befriends a slave who is the target of his father's drunken rages.
I did enjoy the story and the knowledge that the story brought. The pictures are beautiful and Jenkins (the slave) make the story seem more real than the actual main character, David. I could honestly see myself using this book in my middle school classroom. I would not recommend it for younger children due to the presentation of the subject matter. However, for struggling readers in upper elementary and middle school this is a great resource that I can't recommend enough.
I look forward to having my 8th grade students read this during the upcoming school year.
Reviewed by Sara Cart ~ http://carts3bears.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-review-golden-pathway.html

June 24, 2011

The Golden Pathway by Donna M. McDine is set in the times of slavery in America. It tells a poignant story of a boy that sees how his father treats his slaves. He tries to help one of the slaves. His father is a difficult task master for his slaves and his family. After hearing his father beat one of the slaves he shows courage and compassion by slipping out to take care of the beaten slave. The young man figures out a way to help this slave boy escape to freedom. He has heard of the freedom trail and helps to send his friend to freedom and a new life.
Even though this story is set in another time in history, it still speaks to children of our generation. It teaches love, compassion and courage. Many children of today see difficult things growing up. They go through painful things. I feel this story speaks to them in a special way. It gives hope and shows the almost forgotten art of kindness.
I believe our children need to learn about history. This book teaches a lesson in history and also teaches good character traits at the same time. It is written for children ages 8 to 12. It is beautifully illustrated by K. C. Snider.
I was given this book to read and review and give my honest opinion. I have not been paid to do this. I have written an honest review of this book.
Reviewed by Karen Dobson ~ http://grannysperspective.blogspot.com/2011/06/golden-pathway-by-donna-m-mcdine-book.html  

June 4, 2011

The Golden Pathway by award winning author Donna McDine is a book written for children ages 8-12 , but I think this is a must read for all ages. The book is about a young boy, David the son of a slave owner, his father, and a young slave boy named Jenkins. The book shows the battle between wrong and right even within families. David witnesses the brutal beating of Jenkins everyday and wants to help him out. Despite enormous risk to himself David searching for a way to get Jenkins out. The use of period language really helps immerse the reader into the book. The illustrations are beautifully done, showing you the struggle David and Jenkins go through together. It helps to remind you what an important part in history that the Underground Railroad played!
Reviewed by Rebecca Fry ~ http://momof-3boys.blogspot.com/2011/06/golden-pathway-by-donna-mcdine.html 

May 13, 2011

Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

My Review: What a powerful story of good will by Award winning children’s author, Donna McDine. She takes you back in time showing us that slavery did exist and how the Underground Railroad helped slaves escape to the north where they gained their freedom.

The message we should take from this story is that there are good and faithful people willing to make a wrong right by satisfying anything to help others. What a wonderful illustration by K.C. Snider bringing the story to life. I highly recommend The Golden Pathway to History teachers, parents, and children.

Reviewed by Ella Johnson ~ http://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/book-review-the-golden-pathway-by-donna-m-mcdine

Thank you for your time and interest!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Award-winning Children’s Author, Donna McDine visits with Stephen Tremp – July 7th and 8th


M E D I A  R E L E A S E

CONTACT: Donna M. McDine, Children’s Author
Email: donna@donnamcdine.com
Phone: 845-721-7802

For Immediate Release

Award-winning Children’s Author, Donna McDine visits with Stephen Tremp – July 7th and 8th

Creating the perfect media release, distribution and designing a media kit long before your first published book is available is essential in creating your platform from the ground up. Where does one begin? Find out through two insightful visits by award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine.

Visit with McDine through her charismatic interview of her media release service, Dynamic Media Release Services and guest post “Where Does One Begin in Creating a Media Kit?” respectfully on Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8 at: http://www.stephentremp.blogspot.com/
About children’s author, Donna McDine:

Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 – Top Ten - Children’s Books category – The Golden Pathway.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has two more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, The Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids, Publicist for the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club and owner of Dynamic Media Release Services from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Musing Our Children.

About the host and author, Stephen Tremp:

Stephen Tremp, author of the BREAKTHROUGH series, is a suspense thriller writer.
His novels are enhanced by current events at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and other scientific research facilities around the world. Theoretical physicists are searching for evidence of a wide spectrum of potential discoveries that were once considered fodder for science fiction, including: parallel universes and higher dimensions of space, dark energy, dark matter, anti-matter, and the Higgs Boson particle—The God Particle—among other exciting concepts. These potential advances have the ability to change the way we perceive our universe and our place in it.

Stephen is also developing an animated children’s series featuring a brother and sister who have a unique way of exploring their world in order to finish school projects for science, history, and social studies.
Stop by for a spell at http://www.stephentremp.blogspot.com/ and enjoy the chance to get to know this award-winning children’s author and media specialist. Donna will be on hand throughout the day to field your questions and to respond to your comments.
Thank you for your interest.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
http://guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm