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Today we’re shining the spotlight on author Regan W. H. Macaulay; she’s the author of a brand-new middle-grade novel titled Peter Little Wing which we’re celebrating with an official launch party this weekend! Check out the event details here (free tickets are still available!): Peter Little Wing Book Launch Tickets, Sat, Feb 4, 2023, at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite. Get your copies here: Peter Little Wing: Macaulay, Regan W. H., Bagshaw, Gordon: 9781989506653: Books – Amazon.ca. Let’s learn more about Regan and her best-selling book, Peter Little Wing!

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Today, we’re celebrating author Tamara Botting! She’s had three books published to date (Unfrogged, Pants!, and Big Bother Brother) with more in the works, such as her upcoming middle-grade novel Spoiled Rotten and a brand-new picture book What Do Dinos Do? Here’s more about Tamara and her fabulous books:

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Today’s spotlight is on author Carole Giangrande and her book The Laundromat Cat! Let’s learn more about Carole and her adorable book about an unlikely friendship, problem solving, and teamwork. Get your copies today: The Laundromat Cat: Giangrande, Carole, Goubar, Alex, Huang, Yue: 9781989506622: Books – Amazon.ca

The fabulous people at Coin Laundry in Toronto (3 locations) put up Carole’s media kit in their laundromat! Check out the pictures below:

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Today’s spotlight is on one of our brand-new authors, Sherry Turner! She’s the author of the adorable children’s book that’s just been released titled Gramma’s Bag of Tricks. Find out more about Sherry and her book below:
(Order your copies here: Gramma’s Bag of Tricks: Turner, Sherry, Peng, Jessica: 9781989506639: Books – Amazon.ca)

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What’s more romantic than a tower, a canal, and a far-off place full of possibility? Today’s writing prompt is based on the picture below! What words and stories does this image bring to mind? I’d like you to write in a third-person perspective/point of view, 2000 words, and in the romance genre. Feel free to submit your work to pandapublishing8@gmail.com for a chance to have your story featured on our blog! Deadline to submit is February 10, 2023.

Bruges Belfry Tower, Belgium
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Today’s spotlight is on authors Alex Goubar and Maddison Greene! As you know, Alex Goubar is our lead illustrator at Pandamonium Publishing House and is responsible for creating fabulous books, graphics, and covers. She’s teamed up with author Maddison Greene to bring you a book that focuses on a cause close to their hearts. Read more about them and their book LongRun Stories New Beginnings, which helps retired racehorses! Order their book here: LongRun Stories New Beginnings: Goubar, Alex, Greene, Maddison: 9781989506561: Books – Amazon.ca

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Today’s spotlight is on author Tonya Cartmell! Tonya has 3 books published to date, 12 Days of Rescue, Pa’s Hockey Sweater, and Second-Hand Witch, and is a co-writer on Moxy Makes a Difference, with more stories from her being published in 2023. We can’t wait for her upcoming books! Here’s where you can order her current titles and learn more about her : Amazon.ca : Tonya Cartmell
Visit her website at http://www.tonyacartmell.ca

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Spotlight on K.G. Watson

Today’s blog post features author, K.G. Watson. Ken is the author of a large number of books in our collection, and there’s no sign of him slowing down! He writes everything from historical fiction (Duty’s Son, Duty’s Daughter, Duty’s Dad) to non-fiction (Acts of Remembrance, a first-hand account of WW2 through the lived experience of a young girl in Holland during the war) and has written books that centre around real-life challenges such as ageing, homelessness, and the endurance of the human spirit (To Give and Receive with Grace, Life Supports, Stitch in Time etc.) You can find all of his titles on Amazon! Not only is Ken a published author many times over, he’s also an accomplished Opera Chorus singer, blacksmith, and genealogist. Ken has even narrated his own book, Duty’s Son, which will be available on Audible Audiobooks through Amazon soon! Check out his info below:

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Today’s spotlight is on author Mj Paonessa, and his book Fish Meets Donkey! Alex Goubar is the fabulous illustrator for this whimsical tale that includes themes like friendship, adventure, and new experiences. Check out the media kit below and get your copies today on Amazon by clicking here: Fish Meets Donkey: Paonessa, Mj, Goubar, Alex: 9781989506509: Amazon.com: Books

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It’s ALL about Texas today! Let’s check out some really cool facts before we get to today’s writing prompt. Texas’ name comes from a Caddo Indian word, “teycha,” which translates to friends or allies. This name was given by the native people who lived here before the Spanish conquest. The land of this native American tribe was transcribed by an early Spanish explorer as “tejas,” and eventually made its way to the name we know today. Still today, Texas’ motto is “Friendship,” truly embodying the Southern hospitality the state is known for.

Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885 and began selling all across the country in 1904. Even today, the top-secret recipe is split in half and stored at 2 different Dallas banks.

Johnson Space Center in Houston is the site of Mission Control for all NASA flights into space. For more than 50 years, the country’s leading training, research, and flight control programs have been conducted here

Texas is a leading domestic producer of several products, like oil, natural gas, cotton, and wind power. This state alone accounts for 40% of the nation’s oil production and 25% of the natural gas production. Some of Texas’ other top exports include sheep, horses, citrus, pecans, and corn. Of course, to keep up with all that production, you need lots of land. With yet another #1 title, Texas has the most farms in the US–nearly 250,000!

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport covers 27 square miles of land (that’s larger than Manhattan), with 5 terminals and 191 gates. Even better, it’s the largest carbon-neutral airport in the world (and the first in North America)! (source: roamingtheusa.com)

Texas is known as the cowboy capital of the world. Many Texan ranches brand commercial cattle so that they can be identified. Since we’re in Texas, I thought it would be fitting to use this photo prompt for the creative writing exercise of the day! I’d like you to use the photo below to write a 2,000-word story in the third person narrative (he/she they/them), and I’d like you to put a Western spin on it; I’m talking cow folks in the old west, horseback, covered wagons and cattle drives, survival of the fittest. Use your imagination! For the opportunity to have your story featured on our blog, send us your work to pandapublishing8@gmail.com. Your story should be submitted before January 25, 2023, at 5 pm EST. Can’t wait to read what you’ve written! Check out some of our online writing courses here: Virtual Courses, Classes, and Workshops – Pandamonium Publishing House