Thursday, November 27, 2008

Books With a Heart Operation Support Our Troops

I'm posting this from Live Journal. Please read. You'll be glad you did.


We are excited to announce a brand-new Children's Books program connected with the national organization, OPERATION SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. Operation Support Our Troops helps those in the Air Force, the Army, the Navy and everyone who falls under the catagory of troops ;-)

Well~~~ The program is called BOOKS WITH A HEART. We are beginning it in the spirit of the Holiday Season, BUT the program will hopefully continue year round.The goal of the program is to send children's books to our deployed troops who are also Moms and Dads.They read the book aloud. They are recorded on a DVD, and the book is then sent back to their child with the DVD.

The child then watches the DVD recording of their Dad or Mom reading their book to them, as they hold the book in their hands, and turn the pages. It is fantastic! It puts Storytime back as a reality. Why? Because even though the reality is that parent and child are separated by space. . .With Storytime- they are together in time!

Please consider supporting this endeavor.

Send a copy of a children's book that you have written or that you purchase for donation to:

Megan Hostler
Books With A Heart Operation Support Our Troops
98 Chestnut Road
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

email contact is

And if you do send a book, please leave a comment below, so we can keep track of how many books are being sent from our Live Journal posters. Thank you!

Megan Hostler and Margaret O'Hair*****

AND PLEASE consider posting this in your blog to reach your blog friends. We're all for books, all about books, and there is nothing better than a book being a friend for a child. YOU can help make this happen!***

Just cut and paste all the text, including this, and inspire others to pass it on.

Happy Holidays, and Thank you! for helping, BOOKS WITH A HEART!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We should have holidays more often. "Why?' you ask. Well, pretend you asked.

Because I clean house, even do windows. I can't let the family see how I gather dust bunnies and grow sticky stuff on the floor now, can I?

From Texas

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Yrok

Yep! That's the way I spelled it. I just now noticed. This is a query letter I mailed last week. To New Yrok. Birdbrain. I checked and checked and it looked perfect when I read the letter. Not. I doubt the editor gets past Yrok.

Editor: Laughing hysterically, pounding hand on desk, and shrieking, "Ha, ha, ha! Texans can't spell. Ha. ha. ha." She wads the paper into a round ball, aims, and hurls it into the trash. Basket.

Me: Hitting head against the wall.

Can I blame it on my trifocals?

Have a great weekend everyone. And use your spell check. Or is that spell chcek?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mayra Calvani, Virtual Book Tour - The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

Mayra Calvani, co-author of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, to visit Donna McDine's blog - Write What Inspires You! - on:

Tuesday, November 4th

An excerpt..."Are you passionate about books? Do you have a talent for easily capturing the essence of a book after having read it? Do you often feel the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then book reviewing can be one of the most satisfying, rewarding activities you'll ever undertake. In fact, book reviewing can become addictive."

To learn more about Mayra and her latest book, visit on November 4th to read more of Mayra's guest post. Mayra is happy to answer any questions you may have.