Books in a Basket

Yesterday there was a “Basket Extravaganza” to raise money for my local parish.  When my son’s first grade was looking for donated items for their basket, I offered an autographed copy of A Star in the Night and Teresa’s Shadow. The teacher was thrilled and thought it would fit in nicely with their “Cold and Flu” theme.  Who couldn’t use a book to cozy up with when they’re sick, right?

It was a fun event and I wished I could have stayed for the whole event, but my first grader wasn’t feeling well. (Anyone else find the irony in that?)  So we stopped on by, took some chances for some other great baskets and left. Of course, we didn’t leave before snapping some pictures of the basket with my books.

Let’s see how sharp your eyes are.  Can you spot A Star in the Night?

 Teresa’s Shadow is lurking in the back of the basket As always, thanks for your continuous support, CTK!

Click on the links to get your own copy of A Star in the Night and Teresa’s Shadow.  When you do, stop by my facebook page and tell me what you thought!

K is for Klutzy Kantor

Klutzy Kantor

By Jessica Kennedy
Illustrations by Jack Foster

Print ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-051-4; 1-61633-051-1
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-052-1; 1-61633-052-X

Published by: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Everyday Kantor Pegasus practices solving riddles. A tricky leprechaun attempts to outsmart him by giving him a next to impossible riddle to solve.To end his clumsy ways he must solve it. Children learn the benefit of practice and to focus on their strengths.

Klutzy Kantor is a funny, witty book about the value of practicing to reach your goals. When Kantor the pegasus tires of flying into trees and bumping into other creatures, Kantor deciedes he doesn’t want to be klutzy anymore. When he learns he must solve a riddle from the cunning, undefeated Cobbledom for his wish to be granted, he begins to prepare.  Kantor practices and practices with his friends until he is ready. But when Cobbledom presents the toughest riddle Kantor ever encountered, Kantor begins to get nervous. Will his practice pay off?  

Jessica Kennedy captures well Kantor’s emotions as he battles Cobbledom. “Think Kantor, think,” I found myself silently cheering. The adage “Practice makes perfect” applies here.  I think children in all areas of life – sports, school, extra curricular activities, and hobbies can learn a lesson from the determined Kantor. To achieve your goals, you must practice.  

Jack Foster’s illustrations are the icing on the cake. His artwork is colorful and detail oriented. He captures the characters well in each lively illustration.

The book trailer for Klutzy Kantor includes the original song “Go Me” :

To get your own copy of this entertaining book, visit:

Guardian Angel Publishing

About Jessica Kennedy

J. Aday Kennedy, the differently-abled author, is an award winning, multi-publishedauthor of inspirational/Christian articles and essays for adults and of children’s literature. As a ventilator dependent quadriplegic, she is making her dreams come true one story at a time. As a speaker, Aday entertains, instructs, motivates and inspires audiences of all ages. She has two picture books, Klutzy Kantor and Marta’s Gargantuan Wings, published by Guardian Angel Publishing. To learn more about her and her writing, visit her website and blog.

About Illustrator Jack Foster:

Jack Foster, children’s book illustrator, has illustrated more books for Guardian
Angel Publishing, SHOO CAT!, Klutzy Kantor, and Murmur on the Oink Express.

Jack also illustrates for online magazines, Stories for Children and Guardian

Angel Kids. He spent many years as a political cartoonist for five Chicago area
newspapers but his cute style described as a Muppet-Disney mix, is kid friendly and just right for children’s books. You can see more of Jack’s work and leave him a comment at 

G is for Guardian Angel Publishing

My first two picture books, A Star in the Night and Teresa’s Shadow are published through a great publishing company called Guardian Angel Publishing.(also called GAP) 

Guardian Angel Publishing is a children’s book publishing company which publishes books for ages 2 through 12. There are picture books, rhyming books, musical books, e-books, print books and more recently books available through iTunes. As published on their home page, their mission is to “change the world on child at a time” through inspirational and faith filled books.

With all the competition reading has with video games and TV, Guardian Angel Publishing is keeping up with the times and technology in order to keep inspiring children to read.

A new division of GAP is the Guardian Angel Kids Magazine (also called GAK). The magazine expands on GAP’s mission and provides a “healthy and safe entertainment for 2-12 year old children, featuring games and activities from our Guardian Angel books and characters.” Recently, my story The Sleepover was published in the April 2011 issue on Health. The magazine not only features, stories and articles, but has interactive learning games, often based on popular book characters from GAP.

What do you think about this innovative, faith filled and fun publishing company?

Guardian Angel Publishing Releases New Magazine

Guardian Angel Publishing (GAP), the publishing company which has three of my children’s books under contract, recently embarked on a new adventure. They announced the debut of their online interactive magazine titled Guardian Angel Kids. Lynda S. Burch, publisher of the well-known Guardian Angel books, is also the publisher of the magazine. She named Jennifer Reed, founder of Wee-Ones magazine, as Editor-in-Chief. And Kevin McNamee was named Technical Director. A big congrats goes out to them.

The magazine has stories (some consisting of well-known GAP characters), activities, videos and tons of free stuff.

Go on over and try it out. If you’re a fan of the books, I think you’ll love the magazine.
Leave a comment – what do you think of this new mag on the market?