Thursday, January 29, 2015


You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.
~ Neil Gaiman

I don't care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.
~ Roald Dahl

Books worth reading are worth re-reading.
~ Holbrook Jackson

Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.
~ Anonymous

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
~ Agatha Christie

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nominees Are ...

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Then, go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated, and where to find the information they need to accept (rules).
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.

I'd like to say THANK YOU to Deanie Humprys-Dunne for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. She is a wonderful blogger friend and a very talented children's author. Deanie blogs over at Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humprys-Dunne. If you don't already follow her blog, be sure to stop by and check it out. I'm so glad that Deanie introduced herself to me through Google + because we've been following each other's blogs ever since.

The bloggers I've listed below have all been inspiring to me through their blog posts, through comments they leave on my blog posts, or special messages I may get from them in my emails. 

My family and friends have inspired me, with their wonderful support, to keep moving forward with my weight loss efforts and continuing to work at improving my health (one of my words for 2015).

And last, but not least, our dog has been helping me to work on my patience (my other word for 2015). When I take him out on the cold, windy, snowy days of winter, he wants to play and explore, while I want him to get out and do his potty business, so we can quickly get back inside the warm house.

Now here are my nominees:
2. Notes from Innisfree -
3. Kimberley Griffiths Little -
4. The Write Voice Continues To Speak -
5. The Story of a Writer -
6. Spunk On A Stick's Tips -
8. Positive Letters ... inspirational stories -
9. Joylene Nowell Butler, author -
10. Jo On Food, Life And A Scent Of Chocolate -
11. Empty Nest Insider -
12. Coming Down the Mountain: Expat Writer Living Abroad -
13. Meetings with My Muse -
15. Lenny's World -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bedtime Kisses by Karin Larson


Written by Karin Larson

Illustrated by Ginger Nielson

Published by 4RV Publishing LLC

Published in April 2014

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-940310-15-2

Children's Picture Book For Ages 0-6

Available At 4RV PublishingBarnes & Noble,, Autographed Copies

Bedtime Kisses is a lively bedtime counting story of routine and simplicity. Pulling at the heartstrings of the reader and child, charming times together will enrich all that partake in Karin Larson’s debut children’s book, Bedtime Kisses. Children love to believe their stuffed animals have feelings and want to kiss them goodnight. So begins a different type counting book for little ones. “It’s time to go to sleep now. Mommy will be here really soon. But first I’ll plant some kisses on my friends around the room.”

My Review:
Bedtime Kisses, by Karin Larson, is a sweet book about a little girl who is waiting to be tucked into bed for the night. While waiting for her mother, the little girl shares kisses with all of her toys.

This is not only a wonderful book to help little ones transition from playtime to bedtime, but also a fun way to learn to count to ten. I think that this book will become a favorite bedtime read with both the little ones and parents. 

About the Author:  Karin Larson is a children’s author, freelance writer and speech/language pathologist living in Mitchell, SD, with her husband and three children. Larson is the author of Bedtime Kisses, published by 4RV Publishing, and The Little Bug (under contract – Guardian Angel Publishing). She enjoys reading and traveling with family. Larson is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. 

Learn more about Larson’s writing career at and


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