I am sitting here feeling so proud of myself on this wet and dreary Tuesday and the 2nd day of March. I’ve been quite busy for the last few days doing book matter things; that is revamping my books with more eye pleasing covers. Today, I am showcasing the new looks of my babies-E-BOOKS. So if you haven’t picked up these titles as of yet for your children and young adult readers, maybe these new covers will grab your attention. They look fabulous, just Supercalifragilistic!
I am happy to announce and share with you today, the new look of a few of my eBooks. Same great stories, because I only changed the outside and not the interior of the book. I think the change is good, it looks good, which means I am very satisfied as the author. I’ve been waiting what seems like weeks for the changes to go live and it just happened today. I woke up….and there it was. Authors really do have to be patience in this publishing process. Sometimes, things don’t happen over night. You surely cannot twitch your nose like Samantha and make things happen as fast as you would like. So you work on something else while you wait.
Bringing spring in with a smile on my face, with these new ebook covers. If you don’t own these books yet, what are you waiting for? See if these titles look familiar to you. They are familiar to me. Giggle, Giggle, giggle.
Sugarberry Books Be Rockin!
IT’S NOT RAINING ON ELLA’S PARADE
(TAKING A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE BOOK.)
It is hard enough being a teenager, but when you are a teenager with a secret and a physical problem that you try to hide, life can become complicated and your peers can be mean when you try to adjust to what is considered to be “normal” when you are different. Her issues are relevant, universal, and full of reality, fighting issues of yesterday, today and for tomorrow. She is a positive role model.
Ella Rose Abbott is Happy With Her 4 and 5 Star Reviews!
By Olga Verro
Olga Gladky Verro, Editor of “Voices From The Past” by Orest M. Gladky recommends the book “Broken Voices” for reading to teenage girls. “Broken Voices” is a book that was needed to be written. As a former high school teacher I would have recommended this book to the school and town/city library. The author writes in a style that high school girls would understand and communicates to them the feelings of a handicapped girl with speech difficulty. It promotes in the reader understanding that could help them to accept and help the handicapped students to feel accepted as a friend.
By Dragica Lord
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know first hand how it is to feel the way Ella did. I adore Author Winona Rasheed, how she wrote Ella’s character. I felt as though I was right there with her and I could feel the emotion that was pouring out from this young girls heart.
I am glad that Mrs. Rasheed showed in her book how cruel people can be towards people with a disability and that if you have a disability don’t be afraid to stand up and let your voice be heard.
Author Winona Rasheed is a deep-hearted writer who puts her mind to think about her readers first, she writes what they want to read, see and hear.
Great job and congratulations on “Broken Voices!
By Amazon Customer
Broken Voices is an excellent book that takes a look at how children treat and interact with people who are different. It also looks at how children with disabilities feel about and deal with their handicap. This book provides a voice in literature that has not been heard. The reader can identify with Ella, as we all have felt out of place in high school.
Lena Belle – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Broken Voices (Kindle Edition)
Broken Voices, by Winona Rasheed
Broken Voices follows Ella, a young deaf girl, on her first day at a new high-school. Surrounded by unfamiliar faces, Ella will face her fears of what people will think of her and how she will be treated by her piers. She decides she must attempt to keep her impaired hearing a secret so she can make it through her first day.
This book is compelling and thought-provoking. The story accurately and realistically describes many situations that might confront a deaf person. One of the main points of this book is that we should be ourselves, even if it is sometimes difficult.
This book is well written and the author handles the different methods of communication gracefully and convincingly. I would recommend this book to those with disabilities and anybody who has compassion for those who have different challenges.
kris harpster (KEENE, NH, US) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Broken Voices (Paperback)
Ella Rose Abbot begins her first day of high school full of self-doubt and then triumphs over the day. Ella, a deaf girl, signs, writes, and speaks with “a broken voice,” as it turns out, very beautifully. “Broken Voices” is a celebration of differences and acceptance. It is a story that will lift you up and make you feel better about the world.
In Broken Voices by Winona Rasheed, the author recounts the story of Ella, a deaf girl, going to high school for the first time. The story covers the first day of school and how Ella has chosen to handle her deafness. For the beginning part of the day, Ella has decided to not tell anyone she is deaf and see what happens. When that does not work very well, she makes a decision to just let her classmates know she is deaf.
Throughout the story, the reader is very aware of Ella’s internal struggle as she tries to decide the best course of action. She is torn between wanting to appear normal in her new school and knowing that she is different. However, she is also keenly aware of not wanting to be seen as “deficient” or “lesser than” because she is deaf. She finds that keeping deafness a secret is almost impossible in high school, where she is called on to answer questions and interact in small groups. When her secret gets out, the reactions from the other students are, at times, predictable, and at other times, it is not.
Rasheed handles the issues of being deaf or different and in a new school with grace and sensitivity. The issues and concerns faced by students are many and students have to make decisions that are not always easy. The internal conflict that arises is real and oftentimes not discussed. The story offers a nice entre for teachers to have a discussion about how to handle those who are different, have a handicap, and what that means. Rasheed offers a number of ways for the teachers and adults to help students with these types of transitions. Overall, this is a great read handling a universal issue.
1. In the story, the main character is deaf and feels she has to keep her “handicap” a secret. Should those who are deaf keep their deafness a “secret?”
2. How would you handle the first day of school if you were “different” in some way? Would you tell everyone right away? Or let the other students discover it?
3. In the story, Ella has some good teachers and some not so good teachers, what are the characteristics of a good teacher for the deaf?
4. One of the characters in the book knows sign language because her brother is deaf, but she keeps it a secret. Do you think she is ashamed of her brother?
5. Do you know someone with a handicap? How does it impact their ability to get along with others?
Ella read his lips and mouthed the words, “thank-you” in silence. He was the only familiar face in English class and seeing Marcus, the Good Samaritan, made her feel a little more at ease as she turned to face the teacher.
The weekend is here and just one more day left in the month of February, which means there is one more day left of the “free” eBook sale. Did you take advantage of this sale? I know quite a few people have because it is showing up on my author book sale report. I love watching that chart rise, it shows that my books are being bought, which means readers are getting to know me and my stuff. I love that! What an introduction! So keep clicking that Buy Now button on Amazon, because it really does put a smile on this author’s face. One might think how can anyone be so happy when they are literally giving books away and not making any money from it? My answer to that is……it’s not always about the $$$ sign. I do what I do because I love it! Writing and being creative gives me gratification. I am indulging myself. What makes it perfect and so worthwhile is the fact that what I do allows me to share it with you…the public. So it’s all good!!! I benefit from it and so do you, especially the young folks that I cater to; because reading is good and having some great books to read is just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
When I mentioned it’s not all about the money, don’t get me wrong…I love the royalties when they come too. I pay attention to that (I’m not crazy after all,) but I also pay attention to ranking and last but not least, the top one hundred best selling list. The books that I put on sale for February are on that list. You see, on Amazon, they have a list for top 100 list in free books and top 100 list in paying books. I’ve been in both categories, or I should say my books have been within each of these categories at one time or another. When that happens, it’s like walking the red carpet at the Oscars. As an author, you are in the limelight. You can’t put a price tag on that! It’s just….. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
So even though there is no jingle jingle in my pockets with a free book give away, I am still benefiting from the book promotion, which means I am still smiling because my books are on the top 100 list. That’s important! As of now and at this very moment The Race is On is at #3, OMG! Ragdoll Talez is at # 17, and Along Came Jelly-Beanz is at #83. I’m happy to say this is very….. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
So hurry and get these Ebook deals while they last. Let your kids enjoy a good book this weekend. Of course I’m not saying don’t get the print versions. You can do that too…..Parents who love to encourage the love of reading into their kids. I do have 12 titles to choose from, including two novels for young adult reading. Books for everybody!
Free Reads, Free Reads!! I think this is just too supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Yes I really do love book reviews! But guess what, they are so hard to come by. All an author can do is just hope and pray that once a reader finish reading a book, they will leave a review of it…especially if they like it. But sometimes, we authors have to take the good with the bad, the bitter with the sweet and keep on going on when and if that happens.
I just put 3 of my children’s books on sale and the price tag is “Free” for a limited amount of time. Since the books are free, I am hoping that purchasers will leave a little review of what they have read.
I don’t think that is asking too much, do you? What can it hurt? The eBook titles that I am offering from now until March 1, 2015 are…….TOTALLY FREE. I like free, don’t you? Fill up your Kindle bookshelf for the kiddies. The sale is taking place now!
Guess what, at the last moment I decided to have a little book sale and it is taking place right now. So I am passing the word around through my blog. For a limited time, today until the end of February, I have three eBooks which are totally free. Of course these are books for young readers. Do you love reading to your kids, if so these titles are perfect, But of course, if your child is an independent reader, they will enjoy reading them alone as well. Great Stories for Great minds. Let me introduce you to the books that are totally free.
What is so great about this sale is the fact that “OMG! Ragdoll Talez is a book of short stories. So you are actually getting more than three great reads. What a deal, what a deal!!! Sugarberry Books has it going on!!!
I hope you take advantage of the sale and enjoy a great read this weekend. Hop on over to Amazon and let your fingers do a happy dance while you order your books.