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Tim Ford is who we’re shining the spotlight on today! Tim won best local author for the Hamilton Spec and is a heck of a writer. He’s got a very loyal fanbase of readers who are always excited for his next books and they come out in droves to support him at his book launches. We’re so happy Tim is on our team, and we thoroughly enjoy his rated-R books in the Mitch Strongbow series! His writing makes you feel like you’re seated directly beside the main character, which can be terrifying at times. Check out Tim’s series of books here, and get ready for his next book, The Ghosts that Haunt Me book 10 in the Mitch Strongbow series coming March 2023.

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Here’s more about Tim: My name is Tim Ford, and I am an award-winning writer. Married father of two daughters, and Pappy (yes, grandpa sounds old) to 3 wonderful grandchildren. I am a retired steel worker of 35 years now, same as my father. Honest, hard-working profession. I’ve worked shifts for 43 years, and yes, I prefer nights. As a writer, I have more detailed thoughts and flow come to me. Sports enthusiast and gym rat. Music is my fav drug, soothes the savage soul, massages and resets my brain, even when the world around me is going mad. And writing, that is truly my great escape from reality. I feel so alive, almost euphoric.  I also have a chronic joint disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis. Regardless of the pain with a flair-up,  I will have a book thought, put on my music, and once my fingers touch the keyboard, my pain goes away. 

Tim with a custom-made shirt of his book titles!
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Author Larry Pickett is who we’re shining the spotlight on today! Larry is a best-selling author of two books, The Youngest Champion and a brand-new release titled The Two Lives of Shirley Mae, which is available for pre-order now! Order your copies of The Youngest Champion and The Two Lives of Shirley Mae here: The Two Lives of Shirley Mae – Pandamonium Publishing House The Youngest Champion – Pandamonium Publishing House
Let’s find out more about Larry and his books:

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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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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 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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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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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

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Today’s spotlight shines on author Anneliese Lawton and her book Welcome to the Jungle. Anneliese is an author, mom of three, blogger, successful businesswoman, and more! Here’s more about her:

About the book: Getting lost in motherhood feels easy – but what’s not easy, is understanding why. In Welcome to the Jungle, parenting writer and maternal mental health advocate Anneliese Lawton takes readers on an unfiltered journey of self-discovery. While navigating motherhood and facing the unexpected: back-to-back high-risk pregnancies, postpartum depression, and a rare tumour, Anneliese has an awakening (and it’s not just from her kids). From Phat Farm shoes and blue eyeshadow to chunky highlights and awkward first love, Anneliese pinpoints the moments in her life where she truly lost herself and comes to understand the power motherhood holds in finally being found. Filled with unfiltered thoughts and perspectives on womanhood, Welcome to the Jungle isn’t just another parenting book on the highs and lows of motherhood; it will spur you to have a conversation with yourself you never knew you needed to have.

About the author: Anneliese Lawton is a Canadian gal with a big passion for maternal mental health. She had three kids in under 4 years and has lived to tell the tale. After reading dozens of self-help books, listening to dozens of podcasts, and writing for dozens of parenting publications – Anneliese learned that validation from other moms was key to feeling supported in motherhood. This mama of three (who wears far too many hats), is Gabrielle Bernstein meets Workin’ Moms meets the mom-next-door. With her, nothing is off-limits, and she hopes her writing will inspire, empower and help other women find joy and peace within themselves.

In the Media: Anneliese has made a lot of media appearances! Check out her media coverage by scrolling to her name https://pandamoniumpublishing.com/in-the-media/

Author Snapshot: Anneliese Lawton — Zibby Mag | The Literary Lifestyle Destinatio

Get your copies here: Welcome to the Jungle A Frantic Journey Through Motherhood and Self Discovery: Lawton, Anneliese: 9781989506578: Books – Amazon.ca