Author Updates, Book Fun

COVER REVEAL!

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?

A: Biliary Atresia (https://liverfoundation.org/for-patients/about-the-liver/diseases-of-the-liver/biliary-atresia/

Q2: Name two symptoms of the disease referenced above.

A: Jaundice, Pale stools, hardened abdomen/liver (https://liverfoundation.org/for-patients/about-the-liver/diseases-of-the-liver/biliary-atresia/#information-for-the-newly-diagnosed

Q3: How many children under the age of 18 are on the national transplant waiting list?

A: 1900 Children (https://www.donatelife.net/types-of-donation/pediatric-donation/

Q4: How can you register to be an organ donor?

A: DMV or Donate Life website (https://www.donatelife.net/types-of-donation/pediatric-donation/

Q5: 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.

A: Biliary atresia is a disease affecting about one out of every 18,000 infants.  (https://liverfoundation.org/biliary-atresia-the-liver-disease-that-affects-children/

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Trivia Day is Here!

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!

Trivia Questions:

  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?
  2. Name two symptoms of the disease referenced above.
  3. How many children under the age of 18 are on the national transplant waiting list?
  4. How can you register to be an organ donor?
  5. 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.

Resources:

AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION

DONATE LIFE

Liver Disease

Author Updates, Book Fun

Cover Reveal Trivia Details!

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:

  1. Check the blog TOMORROW at 1:00 PM EST
  2. There will be five (5) simple trivia questions about Biliary Atresia and liver transplantation in children.
  3. Comment your answers in order of the questions in ONE comment.
  4. 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.

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Jennifer Nielsen’s Cover Reveal Trivia

It’s HERE! I have Trivia Question number 7. Post your answer in the comments. From there if your answer is correct, I will send your name to THE Jennifer Nielsen for your entry point to the contest.

TRIVIA QUESTION NUMBER 7: What made the WW2 German Blitzkrieg different from any other invasions in history?

HOW TO PLAY

Start at Jennifer Nielsen’s blog There you see the cover with 15 trivia squares. There are (Surprise!) 15 blogs with links to ALL the questions.

  1. Follow that link to find the trivia question.
  2. Answer the question in their comments (Question 7 is answered here on my blog).
  3. The first correct answer will unlock that square of the cover, BUT
  4. Even if the square is unlocked, please visit the blog to get an entry point. The contest is open until every square is unlocked and the full cover is revealed. This means if you visit every blog before the cover is revealed, you can get up to 15 entries!

WHAT WILL I WIN?

THREE signed books from Jennifer Nielsen, INCLUDING the choice of THE CAPTIVE KINGDOM – or – the first ARC of this new historical when she receives it!

This is going to be so much fun! Let’s jump in and get started! Good luck to everyone

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Fun with Jill Osborne

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.

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A Star in the Night Giveaway!

 A STAR IN THE NIGHT CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! 



A Star in the Night, a Christmas story about the true meaning of Christmas and recipient of the Catholic Writer’s guild Seal of Approval, is having a giveaway! 

Usually, an author doesn’t like numbers as much as words, but today I just can’t resist. With the numbers 12/12/12, and it being so close to Christmas I decided to hold a giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment here, AND like my facebook page Jen Gladen . On December 12, 2012 I  will randomly draw a winner and send the winner a FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY of A Star in the Night! 


Please be sure to share this post with anyone you think may be interested. This is a great gift idea for that someone special! 

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Children’s Writer Contest

Children’s Writer is having another writing contest! Be sure to check it out here.   As an editor, I highly recommend  participating in as many contests as possible. It helps teach you to adhere to writers guidelines and is excellent practice, if nothing else. 

This contest is about a middle grade mystery. Visit the link above for rules and guidelines. Good Luck! Maybe I’ll see ya there.