In the recent second edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, I included an introduction, which contains valuable information to help readers gain a better understanding of how to use the book before they begin their journey with Princess Shayna. Below are excerpts from the the introduction, which begins with a whimsical illustration of Sarah Spundah telling readers to STOP and read her important messages! “I am…

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It is a rare occasion to open the front page of a newspaper and read the headline and stories that are not are sad, disturbing and often violent. I was delighted to read a front page headline and story that was joyful, encouraging and educational. “Writing from Chicago” was the headline and the story feature 4 local Jewish authors. One of them…

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Last Saturday, I was privileged to participate in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Illinois (SCBWI-IL) Chapter. Author, Sara Shacter thoughtfully organized the even for the members.  Junko Yokota, Gail Bush, and Toby Rajput were our gracious hosts at the remarkable National Lewis University Center for Teaching through Children’s Books in Skokie,…

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Grand News…yesterday morning, Princess Shayna arrived!! I heard the UPS truck and immediately ran to my front door to welcome her! I held the package as Jordan carefully cut the top of the padded envelope open. I gently removed her. It was a “lo and behold” moment! Jordan and I shared celebratory hugs, kisses, a…

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“Orange Brain” Exciting News! This morning, my editor sent an email telling me that Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift is being printed today! As I was writing this post, the following message from my editor arrived: “you should have 2 advances by tomorrow afternoon!!” Jenn highlighted the message in Princess Shayna Purple to show her…

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Very “Orange Brain“ Exciting News Today!! The PDF layout file for the 2nd edition publication of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?, just arrived in my email box from my editor. My “Brainbow” of colors is ecstatic! Please, “LIKE” my What Color Is…

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