BookRix Author to Learn From By: Chris-Jean
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This week, I would like to honor a group of authors:

Paula Shene
Gwen Steel
Carol Wills (who has sadly passed away)
Carolyn Tody
Carol Murphy Natoli
Janice Abel
Lenora Rodgers
Linn Reights
Laszlo Kugler
Barry Carver
Evelyn Steward
Alan Place
Robynn Gabel
John Hunter Phillips
Chris-Jean Clarke

Otherwise known as 'The Peacock Writers'.

Paula Shene (who spearheads this group) and Gwen Steel manage the Peacock Writers' charity group in order to... Show more

The Peacock Writers http://thepeacockwriters.weebly.com/ The Peacock Writers are a group of authors from around the world that share their talents in the spirit of giving. All profit from the sale of their book go to children’s charities.
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paulashene

great write up - the Beach theme book will be our 9th collection! There is always call for anyone who feels they want to become a Peacock. Our site is http://thepeacockwriters.weebly.com/

The Peacock Writers http://thepeacockwriters.weebly.com/ The Peacock Writers are a group of authors from around the world that share their talents in the spirit of giving. All profit from the sale of their book go to children’s charities.
Children around the world By: Rookie Burwick
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Who doesn't love children? There are some people who don't. But those who do, hope to give them as much love as possible. What are your thoughts?

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Chris-Jean

I couldn't agree with you more, Robbie.

Paula Shene (who spearheads this group) and Gwen Steel have set up the Peacock Writers' charity group which benefits various groups of vulnerable people. Twice yearly, members donate children's stories and poems based on a give theme. I... Show more

The Peacock Writers http://thepeacockwriters.weebly.com/ The Peacock Writers are a group of authors from around the world that share their talents in the spirit of giving. All profit from the sale of their book go to children’s charities.
Rookie Burwick

Thanks a bunch! I might join in!

Chris-Jean

Rookie, if you would like to ask more questions, please send me a pm. Paula/Gwen, aren't very active at this site due to time constraints, but the Peacock Writers 'meet' in a private group @FaceBook thus, if I can act as an intermediary for you.

Kids and their Education By: Rookie Burwick
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Children should always have education, but they never seem to get it from most books of today. Join in and help the Paperback Company with children's education today!

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paulashene

One cannot always be politically correct with children as things they relate to and giggle at don't always sit well with adults - take for instance, fat jokes, since there is a plethora of fatness covering the American landscape, many are offended, but the kids think they are... Show more

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I totally agree with you, Paula. Wouldn't it be great if society could take the time to learn the art of walking in someone else's shoes and proceed from there?

However, in order for the negative attitudes of our society to change I believe we need to instill the values from... Show more

Hey everyone! By: Rookie Burwick
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Howdy everyone! I manage the Paperback Company, and I love to write children's books. Anyone wanna talk?

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Chris-Jean

Will you post the link, Rookie?

Rookie Burwick

Yep
that's it!

BookRix Author to Learn From By: Chris-Jean
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James Gerard - 'The Fairy Chronicles' is an enchanting tale that will be loved by both the young & young at heart. The younger child will adore this delightful fairy story, whilst the older person who has started to question the world around them may discover a deeper meaning. The author cleverly interweaves into his story God's reasoning for allowing 'good' and 'bad' to exist in the world and in turn, the necessity to have... Show more

The Fairy Chronicles. Book One: The Fall of the Fairies http://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-james-gerard-the-fairy-chronicles/ This is the beginning of the Fairy Chronicles. The Fall of the Fairies is a story that tells how the fairy kingdom was destroyed by the humans. But do not be sad my little ones, I cannot explain...
BookRix Author to Learn From By: Chris-Jean
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This week, I would like to applaud Linn Reights for her delightful children's stories.

Cody and the Magic Hat Closet. Cody the Magician http://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-linn-reights-cody-and-the-magic-hat-closet-1/ Children will love the adventure and magic that Cody and his Magic Hat Closet offer. This series of books assist children in becoming life-long enthusiasts and creates a bridge that connects them t...
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linnreights

Thank You Chris, for applauding my gift to children.

Truly Grateful,

Linn

Chris-Jean

Deservedly so, Linn.

paulashene

A little late in telling you but I total concur. Thanks Chris-Jean for this spotlight.

BookRix Author to learn From By: Chris-Jean
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In my opinion, Lenora has created two lovable fairies who constantly get into trouble.

'A Fairy Long Night' has also been published in the Peacock Writers charity book, 'Faeries, Pixies and Dragons, Oh My!'

A Fairy Long Night. The Adventures of Zeke and Zak http://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-lenora-rodgers-a-fairy-long-night/ Two not-so-smart apprentice fairies, on their first important assignments, find that being the number one assistants to THE BOSS is a little harder than it looks. The first two stories in a series.
BookRix Authors to Learn From By: Chris-Jean
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This weeks credit goes to William Sawyers (Mrbill) for his educational book, 'The Bat. Birds'.

The Bat. Birds http://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-william-sawyers-the-bat This was a story awhile ago when I caught a bat in a class room at my old school. I'm a school custodian as well as a children author helping children by getting more involved in reading more
Bad press is detrimental to our work By: Chris-Jean
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Children's author, Enid Blyton proves otherwise.

Enid Blyton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid_Blyton
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gooduklady

Loved her as a child - she excited my imagination and inspired my love of reading.

Chris-Jean

I loved the imagery she created & remember envying the adventures of the Famous Five & the Secret Seven.

It took me by surprise when I attended a work-based college course & her stories started getting flagged for being sexist, racist and even 'disablist'.

Another shocker was the... Show more

Chris-Jean

Oops! Sorry, that should read: for their portrayal of women.

paulashene

Each age has their mores, and the more lenient they become, the more lax the punishment. In the days those tales were written, the children would well understand the punishment as many would have faced jail, or deported, or getting their hand removed. Today not so much. The... Show more

Story Starters & Creative Writing Ideas By: Chris-Jean
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A well thought-out site offering numerous ideas to beat writers block:

Story Starters, Creative Writing Ideas for Fiction http://www.creative-writing-now.com/story-starters.html Bye-bye Writer’s Block! Hundreds of creative writing ideas for your fiction and dramatic writing. Use these story starters and writing prompts alone, or with our free online writing courses.
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Hi Maria,

I believe there used to be a tendency for our members to write picture books for the younger age group. However, I am finding members are now branching out and writing stories that can be read to/with an earlier learner or read independently by the older child.

I... Show more

Chris-Jean

You may also like to read this book as I believe it will appeal to the older child:

Lost In The Jungle by Indira Nankoosingh:
http://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-indira-nankoosingh-lost-in-the-jungle/

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