Another Halloween has come and gone. With that the rest of the holidays are upon us. Every year around this time I am reminded of a creation my artistic husband did for me. A few years back I asked him to carve a jack-o-lantern to resemble Corky, a character from my book Teresa’s Shadow. The process was long, but this is what he came up with.
Once it was complete, we decided to light it up.
This definitely resembles the “glassy yellow eyes” Teresa saw in the story.
Hope you all had an awesome Halloween!
As an author, teacher and enthusiastic supporter of reading, I am pleased to share this good news with you. My second picture book, Teresa’s Shadow, joined the website Be There Bedtime Stories.
This website is all about connecting children with families who are far away from each other, like a child and a grandparent, or a child and their military parent. Now, these adults can “be there” for a bedtime story. The website will tell you what they do and how to participate. It is a fantastic idea, which I’m sure will catch on around the country.
If this is something you think you’re interested in, check out Teresa’s Shadow at this great website: Teresa’s Shadow at Be There Bedtime Stories
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!
Teresa’s Shadow and A Star in the Night went on sale at a local craft fair in Pennsylvania. I was excited to see a few other local authors/poets there as well.
Tons of fun was had by all! My table was one among many other fantastic crafts. There were hand made blankets, jewlelry and baked goods. Other than meeting some local authors, my favorite table was one that had hand made Rosary bracelets.
My girls came to help out. They helped set the table, hand out flyers and show the customers the books. We brought star shaped sugar cookies to match A Star in the Night. (illustrated by K.C. Snider) In the story, the main character, David, dreams about Mr. Rennetti’s famous sugar cookies from Mr. Rennetti’s bakery.
The real star of the day, however, was Teresa’s Shadow (illustrated by Marina Movshina). We almost sold out! This book seems to have a natural draw to the readers. I often hear how the children identify with both Teresa – the little girl who finds a monster in her room one night, and Corky – the monster who finds himelf in a strange room one night.
The day was filled with browsing books, selling and signing books and sharing cookies. Thanks to everyone for coming out to see us! We had a blast and can’t wait to do it again.
Please Stop by Author Kathy Stemke’s Blog and learn more about my book, Teresa’s Shadow. Learn about the book, where to find it and even get an excerpt. See it all here: http://educationtipster.blogspot.com/2011/03/featured-author-jennifer-gladen.html
I am pleased to announce another children’s book of mine published by Guardian Angel Publishing ( www.guardianangelpublishing.com ).
Every child once in a while discovers a fear of the dark at bedtime or monsters at night. Some fear it all! This latest book, published October 2010 is about a currious little girl, Teresa, and a new friend, Corky. Teresa and Corky must face their fears and differences in order for Corky to make it home.
Teresa’s Shadow can be found at:
Guardian Angel Publishing – http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/teresas-shadow.htm
Barnes and Noble http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Teresas-Shadow/Jennifer-Gladen/e/9781616331030
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!