Two Authors, One Voice for the Voiceless by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery

Two Authors, One Voice for the Voiceless by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:

Hurricane Katrina has been called the largest and most devastating natural disaster in the history of our country. Ten years ago this week we watched in deep sadness as our fellow Americans suffered great losses.

But out of horrific experiences come opportunities for giving and receiving love. As author Tory McClure, (A Pearl In the Storm) wrote, “Love is what makes our humanity bearable.”

After Hurricane Katrina hit, thousands of volunteers put their unconditional love and friendship on display as they poured into the Gulf Coast; their numbers included Kirby who flew first to Pearlington, Mississippi, and then Houma, Louisiana, to help with clean-up and rebuilding.

But, as we discovered, love, friendship, and loyalty are not reserved for the human species. Two tender pets — Bobbi, a five-month-old puppy and Bob Cat, just out of kittenhood — managed to survive Hurricane Katrina by lending each other a paw.  In…

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@NatashaWing #BackToSchool Memories!


Originally posted on Provato Events:

Author Natasha Wing


It’s back-to-school time! What do you remember from starting Kindergarten?

I couldn’t wait to go to Kindergarten! I got ready by practicing my alphabet, trimming up my bangs,and buying new clothes, pencils, paper and a lunchbox. To this day I still love newly-sharpened pencils.

Did you like school?Natasha Wing

Loved it! I was a curious kid who enjoyed learning so I was a good student. I loved my teachers.

Did you like to write as a child?

Yes! My mom saved a few of my stories and apparently I liked squirrels. I may have to write a squirrel story.

Wing officeWhen did you know you wanted to be an author?

I didn’t know until I was 32. I was working at a newspaper after college, then at my own PR firm, and was looking for something more creative. I remembered how much I liked working with artists and loved…

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Tribute to Parents, 6 Books for Mother’s & Father’s Day


Originally posted on kidsbook friends:

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As Mother’s Day is only one month away with Father’s Day quickly following, now is a good time to purchase some special books to celebrate! Quarterly I have the opportunity to write for The Senior Voice in the section: “Grand Times, Reading with Your Grandkids”. (Thank you Heidi Frankel for that opportunity!) In the next newspaper, these are the books I highlight for the holidays:

Mother’s Day “Must-Reads”:

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The Night Before Mother’s Day
By Natasha Wing, Illustrated by Amy Wummer

Natasha Wing’s series starts off each holiday perfectly. Her Mother’s Day book is no exception. The family sends mom off on a run with her friends while they prepare surprises for Mom’s Day. The next morning, they have the “spa” set up in the kitchen, brunch and a bouquet of flowers, and lots of love all ready for Mom. “Mom thanked us for everything—it brought her such cheer. She wished it could be…

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ALL FOUR STARS is out in paperback today!


Originally posted on Tara Dairman:

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman CoverHip, hip, hooray!

Happy April 7–otherwise known as the paperback release date for my first novel, All Four StarsI’m incredibly excited about this for several reasons.

1) More affordable price point. Hardcovers are gorgeous and durable, but can be too expensive for some families to afford. When I was growing up, my appetite for books was insatiable, and parents only ever bought me paperbacks. So the feel of a paperback in my hand is really the quintessential reading experience for me. I’m excited that the lower price point of a paperback will help All Four Stars make the leap into more young readers’ hands

2) Bonus content. The paperback of All Four Stars contains recipes for two dishes mentioned in the book! Of course, I’ve had recipes from the book available here on my website since the book was first released, but it’ll be extra nice for young readers to…

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How to Make the Most of Free Skype Visits #GuestAuthorTuesday @NatashaWing

How to Make the Most of Free Skype Visits #GuestAuthorTuesday @NatashaWing

Natasha Wing:

Try a free Skype visit with tips on how to make your session more productive.

Originally posted on Provato Events:

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I’ve seen first hand how much author visits excite students about reading and writing. personally, I love the live interaction with the kids! If your budget allows, make the commitment and host an author. If it doesn’t, Skype visits are another option.

I’ve been doing Skype sessions for three years now. I’ve “beamed in” to schools in the United States, Mexico, Canada and even India. It’s a great way to connect with my audience in a casual way and for the kids to ask a real author their burning questions.

100thdayAt this time, my Skype sessions are free, and because of that, I’ve had a lot of requests! Mostly for the 100th day of school celebrations and Read Across America. I love Skyping since I can do it from the comfort of my office where I have quick access to show-and-tell examples. Plus the…

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