Friday, December 7, 2012

FutureWord Expands Publishing to Books with Religious Allegory



Tacoma, Washington (Sharewellnewswire.com) December 7, 2012
Futureword Publishing is launching the first of religious based books for children and/or adults. The first book on this list is Yvonne E. Lovell's children's story entitled, A Gift For Mrs. Peaches.
a gift from mrs peaches
“The story is character driven and compelling to read with illustrations that are eye catching. Mrs. Peaches is sick. She believes she is unlucky and that her bad luck will spread to others. Mrs. Scampers, a concerned squirrel, seeks the advice of a loving bear and the two come up with a plan that will solve the issue. The animals in the story use their own resources to help solve the problem,” says Haynes.
 
Yvonne E, Lovell was introduced to Cheryl Haynes, Publisher at FutureWord by copywriter and best selling author, Kristine M. Smith who was contracted to edit the work. A Gift For Mrs. Peaches struck home to the publisher and the book was forwarded to Valerie Bouthyette for artwork evaluation. Bouthyette is the illustrator of Nicole Izmaylov's GAYA Award Winning storybook Ronnie and BB. Both Haynes and Bouthyette were sold on the ideas in the story.
 
The 32 page, perfect bound, 8.5 by 11 is illustrated by Tata Jariashvili and is now for sale on Amazon.com for $12.95. The book will be available globally at different international prices, sold through online bookstores, such as Barnes and Noble, or through your local bookstore by request.
 
ISBN:9780615726304
$12.95
FutureWord Publishing
382 E. Goodman Rd, Suite 130
Southaven, Ms 38671
cherylhaynes@futureword.net

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901.417.2353
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Vampires, Werewolves and Paranormal Groups

 
In 2010, I purchased 8 "Snowflake Pro Method" programs from award-winning novelist, Randy Ingermanson to give to some of my authors. The "Snowflake Pro" included his free online magazine.
I was about to reprint the first of his articles when I was thrilled to hear that I could reprint some of the last publication.
 
Here is an excerpt of his latest Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine. It's just in time for Halloween. You will learn a volume of information about horror creatures in this particular section. This is only one out of a long list of topics created in one publication.  I have included the link for his website to access the entire courses and included the personal web site for "The Snowflake Guy."
 
Cheryl Haynes, President, FutureWord Publishing                          
 
These lessons are archived at:
Personal website :


                                                            Randy Ingermanson, Ph.D.
          
 

 Creating: Why People Groups Matter


When you're developing the Storyworld for your novel,
part of your task is defining the set of people groups.

In the simplest case, you have only one people group.

In extreme cases, you have many people groups. THE LORD
OF THE RINGS is an obvious example, with its Men,
Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves, Wizards, Ents, Orcs, Wargs,
Huorns, Trolls, Balrogs, etc. This made room for all
sorts of alliances, animosities, truces, non-aggression
pacts, and betrayals.

I've recently read a series of novels, VAMPIRE ACADEMY,
by Richelle Mead, which demonstrates the power of
people groups for enabling a great story.

I'm not a big reader of vampire novels, but my
understanding is that there are two basic people groups
in a vampire novel, the humans and the vampires.

The TWILIGHT series made things more interesting by
adding in a third people group, the werewolves, sworn
enemies of the vampires. The combination of two
powerful and opposing paranormal people groups added a
lot of new directions for the plot.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY has no werewolves, but it uses four
people groups, making the Storyworld even more
interesting. Here's a recap of all four:


* Humans are generally unaware of the existence of
vampires, with a couple of exceptions. "Feeders" are
humans who voluntarily let vampires suck their blood
because they like it -- vampire venom releases powerful
endorphins that give the feeders a high. "Alchemists"
are a small secret society of humans who cooperate with
the vampires to keep their existence a secret from the
rest of humanity.


* Moroi are "good" vampires. They don't want to harm
humans but they do need a daily feeding of human blood
or they get weak. Moroi only drink blood from
cooperative feeders and they don't kill humans.

Moroi are generally tall and slim and beautiful. Moroi
women look like supermodels and Moroi men look like
movie stars. Moroi are not very strong physically and
generally don't do well in athletics.

All Moroi have magical powers, which come in four
different types, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. There is
a fifth very mysterious and very rare type known as
Spirit which few Moroi know about. As a Moroi matures
into adulthood, he or she becomes adept in one of these
types of magic and can use it at will.

The Moroi are ruled by a King or Queen, chosen from one
of the twelve royal families of Moroi. Many Moroi are
religious, with the most common faith being Russian
Orthodox. However, many Moroi are agnostic or atheist.
They all get along fairly well and religion doesn't
play a major role in the story.


* Dhampirs are "half vampires" -- born from one human
and one Moroi parent. In previous centuries, this sort
of "interbreeding" was allowed, but it's now strongly
frowned on.

However, dhampirs continue to be born to dhampir-Moroi
couples. (You might imagine that this ought to result
in children who are 3/4 vampire, but through an
unexplained quirk of the DNA, these offspring are
genetically the same as any other dhampir.)

Dhampirs have no need to feed on human blood and they
have no fangs. They can much more easily pass for
humans than Moroi can.

Note that "dhampir" is not capitalized but "Moroi" is.
This reflects the fact that dhampirs are second-class
citizens. Dhampirs are unable to produce offspring with
other dhampirs, so they need Moroi in order to continue
their race. Because of this, dhampirs have taken it on
themselves to be the bodyguards for the Moroi.

Dhampirs are well-suited to be bodyguards. They are
very much stronger and faster than either Moroi or
humans, and they are natural fighters. Dhampirs
generally love Moroi and don't find it a burden to
protect them. That's good, because Moroi have a
powerful and deadly enemy . . .


* Strigoi are "evil" vampires. They are not born,
they're made, in one of two ways.

The less common way to become a Strigoi is for a Moroi
to intentionally kill a human while feeding on his
blood. This is so evil that it destroys the Moroi's
soul. However, it also gives him immortality and
extreme physical strength and speed -- much more even
than a dhampir.

Few Moroi would ever choose to become a Strigoi. The
problem is that Strigoi hate the Moroi and want nothing
more than to "awaken" them with a bite that drains all
their blood. This process converts a Moroi (against his
will) into a Strigoi. Of course, this is terribly
unfair, but a lot of things in life are unfair.

The same process can convert a dhampir into a Strigoi,
but dhampirs are much better able to defend themselves
than Moroi are.

Since Strigoi are immensely powerful and fast, they
would quickly convert all the Moroi on the planet into
Strigoi if it weren't for the dhampirs, who are sworn
to protect the Moroi.

What can a dhampir do to fend off a Strigoi? After all,
the Strigoi are immortal. The answer is that Strigoi
can be killed in three very specific ways: by beheading
them, by burning them, and by stabbing them through the
heart with a silver stake.


Traditional vampires can't tolerate the sun. In VAMPIRE
ACADEMY, this changes. Dhampirs are not affected by
sunlight at all. Moroi feel weakened by the sun, but
they can survive sunlight without actually dying.
Sunlight causes massive damage to Strigoi, and so does
any wound inflicted with a silver stake.

Neither dhampirs nor Strigoi are able to do magic. Only
Moroi can do magic, and this could help level the
field. However, Moroi traditionally have thought it
beneath them to use magic to fight. This is now
changing as the Strigoi threat increases. Some Moroi
believe they should learn to defend themselves. Most
Moroi resist this idea.


VAMPIRE ACADEMY is a young-adult novel set at a
training school for young Moroi and dhampirs. The Moroi
are being trained to take their place in Moroi society
(which may include blending in to human society). The
dhampirs are being trained to protect their Moroi
masters from the Strigoi.

All six VAMPIRE ACADEMY novels are set in a single
school year and the summer that follows it.

The heroine of the story is Rose Hathaway, a young
dhampir woman in her final year of school. Rose's best
friend is a Moroi, Princess Lissa Dragomir, the only
remaining survivor in the royal Dragomir family.

Rose wants to be Lissa's guardian when they graduate
from high school, but there's a problem. The two girls
have recently returned to school after running away
from Moroi society and enjoying two years of heady
freedom. Now they're behind, and Rose won't be anyone's
guardian unless she can catch up.

Which means she needs extra tutoring. The tutor
assigned her is a new Russian dhampir named Dimitri
Belikov. He's young and exceptionally strong and quick,
and already has six Strigoi kills to his credit.
Dimitri is a badass guardian, and he takes no guff from
anyone, least of all from twerpy know-it-all Rose.

Rose has a seriously bad attitude, and she wouldn't pay
much attention to Dimitri except that she has to catch
up in order to be assigned as guardian for her bosom
buddy Lissa. And also because Dimitri is inconveniently
hot and Rose has a major crush on him.


That's the Storyworld for VAMPIRE ACADEMY, and it makes
possible a strong set of characters and a complex and
exciting storyline. There's plenty of romance (fair
warning: there's quite a lot of hanky-panky) and plenty
of high-intensity fighting.

There are also numerous secondary characters, with a
full range of high school crushes, boyfriend-girlfriend
drama, petty jealousy, and popularity battles.

I don't want to say either too much or too little about
the story arc of the six-book series, but I'll add
this. Suppose that one of your friends was made a
Strigoi unwillingly. Now that friend has no soul and
has become completely evil. The friend  remembers you,
but he or she no longer has any love for you and only
wants to kill you -- or else "awaken" you as a Strigoi.

What should you do? Given the Storyworld I've
described, the moral thing would be to track down that
friend and . . . kill him or her. It would be hard. It
would be horrible. But if you genuinely cared about
that friend, you'd have to do it.

Friends don't leave friends as Strigoi.

Of course, none of this could happen in an ordinary
Storyworld. Adding new people groups to the Storyworld
gives you the chance to creates new complexities in
characters, relationships, and plots.


If you liked the TWILIGHT series, you might like the
VAMPIRE ACADEMY series. If you hated TWILIGHT because
Bella was boring, you might very well love VAMPIRE
ACADEMY because Rose and Lissa are both very live
wires.

In case you want to know more about the VAMPIRE ACADEMY
series, I'm including a link below to the first book in
the series on Amazon. Before you buy anything, PLEASE
read the editorial reviews, paying special note to the
phrases "vulgar language," "steamy sex," and "mature
readers." If those are showstoppers for you, then this
series is not for you.


Standard disclosure: This link includes my Amazon
associates code.

This article is reprinted by permission of the author.

Award-winning novelist Randy Ingermanson, "the
Snowflake Guy," publishes the free monthly Advanced
Fiction Writing E-zine, with more than 32,000 readers.
If you want to learn the craft and marketing of
fiction, AND make your writing more valuable to
editors, AND have FUN doing it, visit
http://www.AdvancedFictionWriting.com.
 
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

FUTUREWORD PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES SECOND NONFICTION TITLE
"SETTLE FOR BEST: Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be" Debuts July 4th at Amazon
Seattle WA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today the President of FutureWord Publishing, Cheryl Haynes, announced the pending July 4th release of SETTLE FOR BEST: Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be (ISBN# 978-0615639000) by author and copywriter Kristine M. Smith.

Smith's seventh title, 'SETTLE FOR BEST: Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be' is loosely based on Napoleon Hill's seminal bestseller "Think and Grow Rich." The book details twenty commonalities that "up by the bootstraps" millionaire philanthropists shared during the first part of the last century before, during and after the Great Depression. Each chapter title reveals one of the commonalities; then, Smith takes it from there, inspiring and encouraging readers to think and act boldly while so many others are hunkered down, thinking and acting scared, diminished and defeated.

Publisher Haynes' announcement reads in part, "Smith's books is an eye-opening look into the ways successful entrepreneurs think and behave their way to success. 'SETTLE FOR BEST: Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be' debuts at a particularly apt time in our nation's history, when so many people are out of work and finding it hard to land a job in the public and private sectors. Smith encourages these folks to use their time of unemployment to dig deep into their souls and re-establish the dreams they had about setting the world on fire when they were children, teens and young adults."
Smith says, "Now is the time to use your free time to consider whether your career ladder has been leaning up against the wrong wall. If so, there's not a thing in the world to stop you from forging the career you want out of your freed up time and energy. You're the only one standing in your way. Kick it up a notch! Move!"

Smith's 2011 title, 'SERVAL SON: Spots and Stripes Forever' reached the #2 and #4 spots at Amazon in two niche categories when it debuted and landed among the top 1000 books sold at Amazon among the more than 5 million titles offered at the site that day.

Kristine's earlier titles include 'DeForest Kelley: A Harvest of Memories,' 'The Enduring Legacy of DeForest Kelley: Actor, Healer, Friend,' 'Let No Day Dawn that the Animals Cannot Share,' 'Purposeful Christianity' and 'Floating around Hollywood and Other Totally-True Tales of Triumph.'
The book will be available at Amazon.com on July 4th. All of Kris's fans are encouraged to but it that day to help run the title up the flagpole at Amazon. Not long after, it will be available on Kindle™. It measures 6 x 9 and will be perfect bound.
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Futureword Publishing publishes award-worthy fiction, non-fiction and children's books. Find out more at FutureWord.net or Amazon.com. Author and copywriter Kristine M. Smith is an animal advocate and a well-regarded copywriter who writes for businesses globally. Discover more about her at kristinemsmith.biz

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Futureword Launches Five Trademarked Books in One Day . . .While the Author Awaits Orders For Troops to Pull Out of Iraq!

Futureword Launches Five Trademarked Books in One Day . . .While the Author Awaits Orders For Troops to Pull Out of Iraq!

Futureword Launches Five Trademarked Books in One Day . . .While the Author Awaits Orders For Troops to Pull Out of Iraq!


The publisher and illustrator worked with Blue Hartley to bring his stories to the public eye. This writer brings another new meaning to the expression, "Courage Under Fire" Read and see how one man created a new idea for communication while he was incommunicado from his own country.

Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) November 26, 2011
Futureword Launches Five Books Under Trademark Read Along or Read Alone™ No Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or any networks. Not even a way to see a movie trailer while you are on or off duty in Iraq. Why would you see a trailer if you can't see a movie? You must create your own entertainment.There's proof in the pudding that all of today's creativity is directed in ways to entertain children. How can one's mind stray to the world of imagination?


Blue Hartley has carried over some of his childhood memories and scripted them into children's stories. Hartley wants to keep the imagination going from one generation to the next. He's created a way for his children to do it.The Iraq Based U.S. Father created these children's series while supporting US troops. When Blue isn’t in the thick of things supporting our troops in Iraq, he’s a long distance dad, and a son. One of the ways he relaxes beneath unfriendly skies is by working on children’s stories that keep him firmly grounded in the US So his life is far from serene. To compensate and find palpable ways to encourage his children, Rachel, and Shawn, (now in their teens) in the United States, to be creative, Hartley writes children’s books that incorporate their names in the stories. 

The number of Hartley's trademarked series has grown. He has five of the episodes of one series in one novella length book; one picture book for Rachel, and one for Shawn. Each begin the first volume of the series and has a middle grade or YA version to go with them. Hartley's writing cuts to the chase and has a no-nonsensical approach to reading. The stories are told by critters of all breeds.

Rachel's Adventures with Her Friends of the Forest, is fun, funny and educational. Adding to the story is award-winning artist Valerie Bouthyette’s whimsical color illustrations of the action. In Rachel’s world, the animals she meets form a group who share a love for books and stories. Rachel and Shawn characters encourage young readers to use their imaginations with the books. The six stories included in the first volume of the Rachel Middle grade series describe national parks, such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in Tasmania, Australia. Another book includes locales in third world countries such as in Africa and Russia. 

Rachel’s middle grade version is Rachel’s Adventures with Mother Nature’s Rescue Squad. In those versions, the characters continue, as in the first volume, to collect new team members and ride inside an enchanted cloud, waiting for a coded message. Mother Nature translates the message that lets them know who has been injured and where they are so Rachel and her team will understand when the cloud suddenly makes a U-turn. True facts about history and nature intersperse with fantasy. Both versions of the series shows how friends work together to resolve problems. However, the Rachel stories are only one part of the series.

Shawn Michael Discovers the Secrets of Dog Leg Island (picture book) and its middle grade sequel, Shawn Michael Discovers the Secrets of Dog Leg Island (The Dream Begins), debuts alongside the Rachel series. Shawn's are a collection of Shawn's dream adventures. The Shawn series also includes Shawn Michael's Adventures in the Wild, Wild West. 

Shawn book readers will enjoy action-adventure stories mixed with plenty of fantasy and unabashedly moral values. Since role playing is promoted in these series, Shawn demonstrates his share. He has a horse named “Country” in The Wild, Wild West and Country plays a role in telling the story. The allegory, as with Rachel's series, involves teaching readers to work out solutions within the framework of good moral advice. Elbow-in-the-rib humor dots every page of Shawn's collection of stories. Readers of book series will gain an appreciation for nature, wildlife, and the environment, as well as plant ideas for creativity and reach out to people of other countries.

Blue Hartley can't positively say when he will be called home after all this time. But he still enjoys watching from his FOB in Iraq.

The elementary picture books measures 8.5 by 11 inches, perfect bound, and each has about 44-52 pages. The Rachel middle grade contains 180 pages and is 6 x 9. Shawn's YA versions are sold separately as individual stories. The prices range from $6.99 for the YA books to $13.95 for the 52 page picture books. All books are perfect bound. Amazon.com has been building product pages over the last week. It may take another day or so before the last one posts.

For more information please contact:Cherylhaynes(at)futureword(dot)net

Cheryl Haynes Futureword Publishing 384 Goodman Rd E. Ste 210 Southaven, Ms 38671
333
Cheryl Haynes
Futureword Publishing
9012178514
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New National Book Contest Announces Its Winners

Everything in the publishing business is hard to get off to a good start, but it looks like Forward National Literature Awards has completed successfully its first annual awards.Below is a list of the winners. Congratulations to the people who won and hats off to the people who were willing to volunteer their time to work for a meaningful event.



NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nicole Akkerman, Forward National Literature
Email: info@forwardliteratureaward.com

... OUTSTANDING BOOKS AWARDED
FORWARD NATIONAL LITERATURE AWARDS IN FIRST ANNUAL CONTEST
Nov 15, 2011
In conclusion of its first annual writing contest, Forward National Literature is now pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the 2011 Forward National Literature Award. A jury of experts from the publishing industry selected a combination of previously undiscovered and well-known authors based on the content, uniqueness, and readability in eleven distinct subject categories. The goal of this award is to provide published authors, both up-and-coming and previously accomplished writers, with recognition and to highlight writing of excellence.
First Place Winners
General Fiction

Author: Patricia K. Lichen

Title: Kidnapping The Lorax
Picture/Children’s Books

Author: Lee Wardlaw

Title: Won Ton
Middle Grade/Chapter Books

Author: Melissa Studdard

Title: Six Weeks To Yehidah
Teen/Young Adult

Author: Nicole Izmaylov

Title: The Dracian Dance
Fantasy

Author: Ann Crispin

Title: The Price Of Freedom
Mystery

Author: Joshua Graham

Title: Darkroom
Romance

Author: Carole Matthews

Title: The Chocolate Lovers’ Club
Historical Fiction

Author: Talia Carner

Title: Jerusalem Maiden
Humor

Author: Bill Kirton

Title: The Sparrow Conundrum
Drama

Author: Susan Wingate

Title: Drowning
Short Story Collections

Authors: M. Izmaylov, A. Fuller, K. Morgan, et al.

Title: The Emory Pulse

Second Place Winners
General Fiction

Author: Michelle Izmaylov

Title: The Galacteran Legacy
Picture/Children’s Books

Author: Giles Paley-Phillips

Title: The Fearsome Beastie
Middle Grade/Chapter Books

Author: John Booth

Title: Wizards
Teen/Young Adult

Author: Ian Alexander

Title: Once We Were Kings
Fantasy

Author: Scarlet Black

Title: Salem Moon
Mystery

Author: Bill Kirton

Title: The Darkness
Romance

Author: Reid Lance Rosenthal

Title: Threads West
Historical Fiction

Author: Gerald Blumenthal

Title: The Brass Compass
Humor

Author: Mark Everett Stone

Title: Things To Do In Denver When You’re Un-Dead
Drama

Author: Kimberly Kinrade

Title: Forbidden Mind
Short Story Collections

Author: Alan Davis

Title: So Bravely Vegetative

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Iraq Based U.S. Father creates children's series while supporting US troops.

Futureword Launches 'READ ALONG OR READ ALONE™' Book Series 11/26/11


Iraq Based U.S. Father creates children's series while supporting US troops.

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
When Blue Hartley isn’t in the thick of things supporting our troops in Iraq, he’s a long distance dad. One of the ways he relaxes beneath unfriendly skies is by working on children’s stories that keep him firmly, if whimsically, grounded in the USA
.
2011 marks Hartley’s sixth year in Iraq. Aerial and ground attacks are always a possibility for US troops in Iraq, so his life is far from serene. To compensate and find palpable ways to encourage his children, Rachel, and Shawn, (now in their teens) in the United States, to be creative, Hartley writes children’s books that incorporate their names in the stories.

It didn’t take long for renown New York illustrator, Valerie Bouthyette, and savvy U.S. publisher, Cheryl Haynes, founder of Futureword, to recognize the broader implications when they read Hartley’s manuscripts—all eleven of them. The number of Hartley's trademarked series has grown. Bouthyette had already completed two picture books when she introduced Haynes to Blue Hartley. Then, as Hartley's ideas became more focused and after a few changes in the project, a new series was born.

“Blue Hartley’s READ ALONG OR READ ALONE™ stories have sparked a huge debate from the experts who have read them,” Haynes said recently. "There is no right or wrong about the books. There was a debate as to whether or not to alter them to teach children how to write screenplays or show them a book that would spark their interest in theatrical books books and interest for role playing at the same time.

“The first was a picture book and middle grade version which were sent to publicists who also made recommendations to Hartley. One publicist told Haynes that the books were forwarded to an acclaimed, Emmy-winning screenplay writer for upgrading to a screenplay,” Haynes noted.

Character parts in the picture books are color-coded to cue designated young readers that it’s their turn to read. The picture books are an introduction to a series which appeals to small children initially, but has a big brother or sister middle grade/YA version to go with it.

Haynes explains,"There are Read Aloud books with CD's to play while reading a book aloud. This series doesn't work that way. You either read it alone or with a group. I am taking a risk since there is nothing else like this on the market. But it’s a calculated risk. Many tests were done to check its effects on older and younger readers. Some changes were made to satisfy experts who had objective criticisms, but most aspects were left unchanged because of their positive responses from local libraries and bookstores."

Hartley’s first, but certainly not only offering, Rachel's Adventures with Her Friends of the Forest, is fun, funny and educational. Adding to the story is award-winning artist Valerie Bouthyette’s whimsical color illustrations of the action. In Rachel’s world, the animals she meets form a group who share a love for books and stories. Rachel and Shawn characters encourage young readers to use their imaginations with the books.

The six stories included in the first volume of the Rachel series describe national parks, such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in Tasmania, Australia. Another book includes locales in third world countries such as in Africa and Russia. In those versions, the characters continue, as in the first volume, to collect new team members and ride inside an enchanted cloud, waiting for a coded message. Mother Nature translates the message that lets them know who has been injured and where they are so Rachel and her team will understand when the cloud suddenly makes a U-turn. True facts about history and nature intersperse with fantasy.

Rachel’s middle grade version is Rachel’s Adventures with Mother Nature’s Rescue Squad. Both versions of the series shows how friends work together to resolve problems. But the Rachel stories are only one part of the series. Shawn Michael Discovers the Secrets of Dog Leg Island (picture book) and its middle grade/YA sequel, Shawn Michael Discovers the Secrets of Dog Leg Island (The Dream Begins), debuts alongside the Rachel series. Shawn's are a collection of Shawn's dream adventures.

The Shawn series also includes Shawn Michael's Adventures in the Wild, Wild West. Shawn book readers will enjoy action-adventure stories mixed with plenty of fantasy and unabashedly moral values. Since role playing is promoted in these series, Shawn demonstrates his share. He has a horse named “Country” in The Wild, Wild West and Country plays a role in telling the story.Sounds comical? Readers will role on the floor.
Each story of the Rachel and Shawn READ ALONG OR READ ALONE™ series begins for the youngest reader with a picture book for Rachel and her brother, Shawn, centering the plot, around an introduction to the main characters, then graduates into YA versions. The allegory, as with Rachel's series, involve teaching readers to work out solutions within the framework of good moral advice. Elbow-in-the-rib humor dots every page of Shawn's collection of stories. Readers of book series will gain an appreciation for nature, wildlife, and the environment, as well as plant ideas for creativity and reach out to people of other countries.


"Hartley doesn't run out of stories. He is a walking children's storybook,“ says Haynes.
The elementary picture books measures 8.5 by 11 inches, perfect bound, and each has about 44-50 pages. The Rachel middle grade contains 160 pages and is 6 x 9. Shawn's YA versions are sold separately as individual stories. The prices range from "6.99 for the YA books to $12.95 for the picture books. All books will be perfect bound. Amazon.com will have them available first, followed by Barnes and Noble.com, and all online bookstores.

A trailer preview may be seen at http://www.futureword.net/New-Release.html.
Futureword Publishing publishes award-worthy fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Find out more at http://www.FutureWordbooks.com or http://www.FutureWord.net. 901-217-8514

Cherylhaynes(at)futureword(dot)net
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Futureword Publishing
9012178514
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Monday, October 17, 2011

May the Best Dog Win Becomes a Coloring Book!



May the Best Dog Win, a humorous picture book about a mixed breed dog named Dash and his battle with the new Sweeper, released as a coloring book on October 1, 2011. The coloring book edition includes the original picture book story in its entirety and also offers children the opportunity to color Dash and Sweeper in a full coloring book following the story.

The idea for this came about when the author, Kelly Hashway, wanted to have coloring sheets available for kids to enjoy after reading the story. Cheryl Haynes, president of FutureWord Publishing, liked the idea since the artwork as digitally colored. This requires that the artist scan the originals into a scanner and upload them to have the computer color the artwork. Unfortunately, this doesn't work on free hand art. After giving it some serious thought, she decided to go ahead and make the entire story into a coloring book. Haynes and Hashway worked side-by-side to make this possible, and in the end, they created a beautiful storybook and coloring book in one.

Hashway states, "The coloring book is gorgeous! My daughter grabbed the crayons the second she saw it, and she loved that she could color Dash and Sweeper her own way. I think kids are really going to enjoy the two books in one that this edition offers."

May the Best Dog Win Coloring Book Edition is now available on Amazon. Readers can still find the original picture for younger children who may not be ready for the coloring book edition. The story is also available on Kindle, so there are plenty of choices for the young book lover in your family.