Without further delay, below is the BRAND NEW cover illustrated by Samantha Bell and designed by Helen Barrios. I am absolutely in love with this design and am anxiously awaiting publication day! Below, find the answers and the links to more information to the trivia questions from the previous post.
There were no winners this time, but that’s okay. I’ll mark this copy to go to Child Life or STAR Kids. Thanks to everyone who has visited!
Trivia Questions and Answers
Q 1:What is the name of the disease of the bile ducts in infants where the bile ducts become inflamed or blocked, causing restricted bile flow and damage to the liver?
Below are the five (5) trivia questions about Biliary Atresia and Liver Transplantation. The winner of the trivia contest will receive a free autographed hardcover of Angel Donor as well as a PDF version.
To participate, answer the trivia questions below correctly and in the correct order in a single comment to the blog. The first person to do so will be our winner! Good Luck!
What is the name of the disease of the bile ducts in infants where the bile ducts become inflamed or blocked, causing restricted bile flow and damage to the liver?
Name two symptoms of the disease referenced above.
How many children under the age of 18 are on the national transplant waiting list?
How can you register to be an organ donor?
The main character in Angel Donor was born with the disease referenced in question 1. How many babies are born each year with this same disease? For example: 1 out of every hundred births, etc.
In just eleven days, (May 4, 2021) my pre-order campaign for Angel Donor will go live on Kickstarter. In order to celebrate and share the excitement, I’ve decided to do a cover reveal TOMORROW April 24, 2021. There will be 5 easy trivia questions posted at 1:00 PM EST.
Even more importantly, tomorrow is the LAST DAY of Pediatric Transplant Week! Every year Donate Life America dedicates the last full week in April, (Also called Donate Life Month) to Pediatric transplantation. This special event honors donor/donor families and shares patient stories to bring awareness of the great need for organ transplants in children.
To participate follow the instructions below:
Check the blog TOMORROW at 1:00 PMEST
There will be five (5) simple trivia questions about Biliary Atresia and liver transplantation in children.
Comment your answers in order of the questions in ONE comment.
The first commenter to answer all the questions correctly, in order, will win a FREE autographed hardcover as well as a FREE PDF download of Angel Donor.
That’s it! The comment with the correct answers, after they have been checked, will unlock the BRAND NEW cover!
Be ready for a whole new look. In addition to the story being illustrated by the amazing illustrator Samantha Bell, I’ve also worked with the talented graphic designer, Helen Barrios. While there was a previously published edition of Angel Donor, Helen helped transform this new edition into a completely new book while holding on to the heart of the story.
Head on over to Angel Donor Book to get a preview of the Kickstarter campaign. You can also get a notification on when it goes live by clicking on the green bar.
I really didn’t want to start the A to Z Blogging challenge talking about one of my own books. I brainstormed writing tips, inspirations, book reviews and even favorite Disney characters. I went as far as typing my first paragraph when it hit me. April, in addition to being the month of the blogging challenge, is also a month that is close to my family’s heart. It is also known as Donate Life Month. This is not just any month to me or my family.
Donate Life Month is a month of features and activities to raise awareness of the need for life saving organs and to celebrate those who chose to save a life through organ donation. You can learn more about it here.
Why is this month more than just a cause for our family? Unfortunately in 2002 we were introduced to chronic illnesses and organ transplantation with my daughter. As her disease went on, it was clear. She needed a liver. Her childhood was clouded by illnesses, doctors and hospitals. It was during this time that the idea for Angel Donor was born.
I often wished I could read my daughter a book that she could identify with on the subject. She worried about her doctor visits and hospital stays and at times struggled to really understand what was happening. Thankfully, because of the generosity of a family during one of their most trying times, our daughter received her much needed transplant.
However, this was not going to be our only experience in our family. Our third child was also born with a chronic condition and may need a transplant in the future as well.
While I haven’t been active lately in blogging, I have several posts on my Angel Donor blog, which offers just a glimpse into the transplant community. I urge you to take a look and leave a comment on any of the posts.
So as I was brainstorming and wondering what I could write about, I chose something that I hope will be meaningful and inspirational to anyone who comes across this post.
Have you had any experiences with organ transplants? What are your challenges? Hopes?
About a week ago I had the pleasure of talking with Jill Osborne about my newest book, Angel Donor. When Angel Donor won the P&E Reader’s Poll, I had a giveaway to celebrate. Jill, a writer and a play therapist, won the book. I am thrilled that she will not only be able to enjoy the book herself, but she added it to her collection for play therapy. It warms my heart that the book will be doing what it was meant to – to help other children.
When Jill read the book, she was excited about it and wanted to do an interview with me. Head on over to her blog and check out what we discussed. Thank you again Jill for your support of Angel Donor.
Children’s author and Editor-in-Chief of My LightMagazine announced her third book, Angel Donor, came in first place for children’s books in the 2012 Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll (P&E Poll). “I’ve been truly humbled by all the support the book received during the polling process,” Jennifer Gladen stated. “I hope this recognition helps spread the word about the book, but more importantly the cause behind the book.”
Angel Donor, published by Guardian Angel Publishing and illustrated by Samantha Bell, is a picture book about a child in needof a liver transplant. It is inspired by her daughter who was born with liver disease and needed a transplant. “I wanted to create a book that children in the same situation can identify with,” Gladen said. “It had to be a book that explains what the children go through, but ends in hope. I often yearned for a book to read to my daughter when she had questions about her disease.”
When Angel Donor had been nominated for the 2012 P&E Poll, Gladen was thrilled. The poll is an Internet poll on books of all categories. It is designed to help authors gain exposure for their work and help readers discover the newest books out there. As taken from the P&E website, “As part of our overall effort to assist and promote writers, we are proud to present the annual Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll”. P&E is also well known for their vigilance in warning authors about publishing scams.
For more information about the book, please visit:
Author Mayra Calvani interviewed me about My Light Magazine and my books that are under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing.
In the article, we discuss what My Light contains, our contents and our submission policies. Don’t miss the book descriptions at the end about my upcoming picture books: A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, and Angel Donor.
Click here to see the article on Suite 101. You can also visit Mayra’s blog here. Check out her pet blog also. You don’t want to miss out on the fun over there!