Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Erica understands the difficulty parents have finding time and ways to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their parents to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books, Talking Tales. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language. Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, Erica enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.
Hoot N. Holler
We are a daughters/mother writers/illustrator team. We live in Maryland, but not Boring. Hoot brings humor to the world. Her favorite hobby is crying. She loves working on cars, especially when she needs to get somewhere. She has mastered the fine art of eating pancakes. She is indecisive. Sometimes? Most of the time? All of the time? N. refuses to reveal what N stands for. Her favorite color is green-today. She spends most of her time in Tamriel. Her favorite flavor of ice cream is ice cream. Holler is the creator of the group. Literally. She created Hoot and N. Holler is just what it sounds like, the loud one of the group. No one knows why she hollers. Some say it’s because she’s a bit hard of hearing. Others suggest she’s just singing.
When Mrs Canary’s eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole’s hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services – after all, isn’t he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl’s Court, where Leon springs his final surprise…
Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire’s illustrations capture the story’s humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.
I write children’s books and am the author of the Tony Taylor series of chapter books for young readers. Book #3 in the series will be out in print in late September. My books are available on Amazon.com and through other retailers as well as on my web site. The Tony Taylor series revolves around the title character and his visits to his grandparents’ farm where seemingly magical things have been known to happen. These books engage the imagination and give the reader the opportunity to decide what actually happened. They are delightful, wholesome entertainment for the entire family.
J. L. O’Rourke is the pen-name of Jenner Lichtwark. Jenner writes contemporary murder mysteries, urban fantasy, stories for children and rambling freeform poems. After the Christchurch earthquakes she quit her regular job to establish Millwheel Press Ltd, publishing her own works and offering editing advice and assistance to other writers. When not writing, Jenner enjoys being in a theatre, either onstage as a singer or backstage where she has been everything from floor crew to stage-manager. She lives on a peaceful olive grove in North Canterbury.
Maxine is the author of the children’s book series Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer. She is currently going through the final edits for book 3.
The Reindeer Flying Acdemy
“A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” and the name is “Ronaldo”
Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen. With the love and support of his friends and family and the great advice of his grandpa he can face his greatest challenge yet, the Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo doesn’t have a “traditional” reindeer name (like Dasher) so he faces some bullying from his peers. And despite all his slap-stick humor style clumsiness he gets to enjoy his success with pride.