Friday, February 28, 2014

New Releases

Guardian Angel Publishing

February 2014 Releases


A Rainbow of Birds Academic Wings by Janet Halfmann, Illustrations  by Jack Foster

Birds have their legends just like people do, and baby birds love to hear the stories. Papa Cardinal, whose job it is to pass down bird ways to his chicks, tells them the story of how birds gave the world the rainbow. It’s a tale of fun and squabbles and magic! 


Cricket & Snail Guardian Angel Animals & Pets by Mel McIntyre, Illustrations  by Eugene Ruble

Does slow and steady always win the race? Find out how two very different creatures try to outdo each other in a friendly contest, jumping and climbing and using their natural talents in the best way they can … with surprising results.


Frederick Lost and Found Guardian Angel Animals & Pets hardcover and softcover

by John Robinson Perry, Illustrations Aumi Perry
Frederick has a good life as a magician's rabbit.  But when he decides he can do better on his own, he takes an unexpected adventure that will change him forever. 


Grandma Has to Go Away Wings of Faith hardcover and softcover 

by Nancy Hughes, illustrations by Doug Kirkpatrick

Written for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one, Gracie’s mother shows her a gift from Grandma that will comfort and give them hope as they miss her in the days and weeks ahead. Includes music and a song.


Grandma’s Treasures Early Chapbook for Tweens by Judith J Miller, illustration by Alexandra Lillis

On one of the worst days of her life, Jennifer returns to the woods to find her and grandmother’s buried treasure from two years ago. Finding the buried treasure, she realizes the real treasure are memories that will bring back thoughts of happy times spent with her grandmother, memories that will never be buried by time.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lightning Bolts

I was catching up on some blog and newsletter reading today.  I know I've mentioned this in the past, but you should consider following Kristi Holl if you don't.  She is a wealth of information, encouragement and inspiration presented always from a very realistic view point.  Visit her here:

In one of her posts, Kristi was talking about how real writers, those not just doing so as a hobby, can't wait for their muse to speak but must write regardless of their level of creativity (or lack thereof).  I realized I am very guilty of that.  I want the lightning bolt to hit me, to shower me with a big burst of creativity.  I'm not very creative in general so really rely on those moments of clarity when I can envision a new ms or good edits to a current WIP.  I always feel stagnant or shut down if I try to force it just to say I'm writing.  However, that often means I am procrastinating with all the other mundane or necessary items that need to be addressed rather than writing.  I pray for a lot of lightning bolts and often beg my muse to rear her head somehow, in some way, just to give me a nudge; however, I now realize I've spent way too much time waiting and too little time doing and desperately need to focus.

When I needed inspiration on the exercise front, I came up with a mantra I could repeat over and over as needed to give me strength and perseverance, and it worked.  "I can go the distance."  It doesn't seem to fit for my writing.  I'm staring at a blank wall in front of my computer screen and thinking about stenciling a saying there for constant reinforcement and encouragement, but I'm struggling with the right words.  Do you have a mantra or set of words to write by you would be willing to share?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on what does (or does not) work for you.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Soar on Eagle's Wings

Check out the newest Guardian Angel Kids issue...


February 2014 Guardian Angels Kids eZine

Soar on Eagle’s Wings


Special Features

The Eagles Have Landed   Reported by GAK, our very own Angel Gecko

Michael and the Elf  by Kathryn Sullivan


The Guardian by Robert Niven


Flying on a Dream by Felicity Nisbet


The Bald Eagle: America’s Symbol by Sherry Alexander

Hey, do I need a toupee? by Shari L. Klase


What Do You Know About Eagles?

Quiz your EAGLE-EYE! by Barbara Cairns