Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Award-winning Author VS Grenier joins the Stories for Children Publishing June ‘11 World of Ink Virtual Tour

Stories for Children Publishing will be touring award-winning author VS Grenier and her book, “Babysitting SugarPawa picture book about friendship and telling the truth all month long in June 2011. 

VS Grenier is an award-winning children’s author, founder & owner of Stories for Children Publishing, LLC., award-winning editor-in-chief of Stories for Children Magazine and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int.; in addition, to running her own editorial and critique services.  

In 2007 & 2008, VS Grenier was voted one of the Top Ten Editors in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll, won 2nd place for her article on, “Yes, Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus” in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2007, and won 7th place for her article, “Dinosaur Tracks in My Backyard” in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2008.  

VS Grenier learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of the League of Utah Writers (HWG), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Musing Our Children. 

You can find out more about VS Grenier’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/BabysittingSugarPaw.aspx. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with VS Grenier and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting about Grenier’s picture book, writing, the publishing industry and experiences with virtual tours. Grenier will also be sharing writing tips and trials, and tribulations of the writer’s life.

The show will be live June 6, 2011 at 1pm EST (12pm Central, 11am MST, and 10am PST). You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradion.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit Stories for Children Publishing at: http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

Stories for Children with Host VS Grenier 05/30 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Stories for Children with Host VS Grenier 05/30 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio The show time has been moved out due to a trouble storm. We will keep you posted on the show's air time.

Interview with Award-winning Author Lisa Umina




Lisa Umina’s cute and cuddly character, Milo has accompanied her around the globe as she has shared her mission through humor, live entertainment and faith. The Milo book series gives children a compelling message that children can talk to God anytime, anywhere…about anything.

Lisa Umina is the owner of Halo Publishing International. Lisa not only publishes books but also enjoys a successful career as an award-winning author, motivational speaker and literary consultant. Lisa´s publishing company continues to flourish by strengthening the movement of words across the international borders in order to benefit cultures and society as a whole. She has been interviewed by countless newspapers, radio and television shows, and has traveled the world to teach children about their purpose and important life lessons inside her books.

VS: Lisa, I want to thank you for being my guest here on The Writing Mama today. It’s really is a pleasure. To get things started, can you share how long have you been writing?

Lisa: I started writing as long as I can remember. I loved keeping a journal and I always wrote down funny thoughts and stories.

VS: What inspired you to write?

Lisa: What inspires me to write is my faith and my sense of humor. I tend to look at the world a bit different and try to take the negative out and add positive in the day to day situations.

VS: What is a typical writing day like for you?

Lisa: I am both a writer and a publisher. If I am not writing I am helping other writers to become authors through my publishing company, Halo Publishing International.

VS: Is your family supportive of your writing?

Lisa: My family is very supportive in fact, I have a mascot Milo and my twin brothers both volunteered to be Milo for my shows.

VS: What was the first thing you ever had published?

Lisa: My first book I published was Milo with a Halo.

VS: Can you share with us a little about your current book? 

Lisa: Award-Winning, Milo and the Green Wagon was based on a true story. When I was younger, my brother and I garbage picked an old wagon and went around the neighborhood collecting food for the people in need. Milo and his friends find an old, discarded green wagon and decide to fix it up and use it to collect food and clothing for those who need them. This story is about generosity, selflessness and, most importantly, about love and respect.

VS: What do you enjoy most about writing?

Lisa: I enjoy writing because I come to life in a different form and I love to writing my thoughts on paper.

VS: Do you have any other works in progress? Can you share a little about them?

Lisa: Liverpool department stores in Mexico is now carrying the Milo series and puzzles and they are interested in more books to the Milo series. I am currently writing my 5th book for the stores.

VS: What do you feel is the best ingredients of a story?

Lisa: The best ingredient to a story is humor.

VS: What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?

Lisa: I base my main character Milo on my on personal traits and I view the world.

VS: You have won an award on writing. Can you share which book?

Lisa: Yes, I received an award for my recent book, Milo and the Green Wagon.

VS: Lisa, I thank you for taking the time to share with my readers about being a writing mama.



Milo Finds His Best Friend [Paperback]

Lisa M Umina (Author), Chad Thompson (Illustrator)
One morning, Milo wakes up and tell God he is going to find his best friend...throughout the day each animal that he encounters, he asks them if they will be his best friend and play with him till days end. The animals don't want to play with Milo. Fortunately, at the end, Milo, God's little angel finds out who his best friend really is.


Milo Moments [Hardcover]

Lisa Umina (Author)
Milo Moments makes kids giggle by tickling their inquisitive natures and by light-heartedly bringing religion into everyday life in simple terms they can understand. The book shows how faith and a binding relationship with God can influence and guide even the simplest of situations and actions.


Milo and the Green Wagon [Paperback]

Lisa M Umina (Author), Chad Thompson (Illustrator)
An endearing tale based on a true story drawn from the writer's childhood. Similar to an experience Lisa shared as a youngster with her brother David, Milo and his friends find an old, discarded green wagon and decide to fix it up and use it to collect food and clothing for those who need them. Lisa's heartwarming story teaches children about generosity, selflessness and, most importantly, about love and respect for all people, no matter what their stature in life. As you read through Milo's journey with your child, he or she will learn what it means to donate and will realize the good that comes from a mission such as Milo's, a mission he calls: ACT - Action Changes Things. Umina's clever words and expressions will entice you right up until the very end when Milo and his friends' compassion is rewarded with a surprise visitor at Sunday service; a visitor that makes all of their acts of kindness well worth the effort.



Award-winning Author Lisa Umina on Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children –May 30, 2011 

Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: Stories for Children with hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Christopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with award-winning author Lisa Umina about her Milo book series (Milo Finds His Best Friend, Milo Moments & Milo and the Green Wagon).

The show will air live, May 30, 2011 at 1pm EST (12pm Central, 11am MST, and 10am PST). Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

You can find out more about Lisa Umina’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/LisaUmina.aspx. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Lisa Umina and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Lisa will be checking in throughout the tour.

Learn more about Lisa Umina at http://www.halopublishing.com

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Award-winning Author Lisa Umina on Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children –May 30, 2011



Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: Stories for Children with hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Christopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with award-winning author Lisa Umina about her Milo book series (Milo Finds His Best Friend, Milo Moments & Milo and the Green Wagon).

Lisa Umina’s cute and cuddly character, Milo has accompanied her around the globe as she has shared her mission through humor, live entertainment and faith. The Milo book series gives children a compelling message that children can talk to God anytime, anywhere…about anything.

Lisa Umina is the owner of Halo Publishing International. Lisa not only publishes books but also enjoys a successful career as an award-winning author, motivational speaker and literary consultant. Lisa´s publishing company continues to flourish by strengthening the movement of words across the international borders in order to benefit cultures and society as a whole. She has been interviewed by countless newspapers, radio and television shows, and has traveled the world to teach children about their purpose and important life lessons inside her books.

The show will air live, May 30, 2011 at 1pm EST (12pm Central, 11am MST, and 10am PST). Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

You can find out more about Lisa Umina’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/LisaUmina.aspx. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Lisa Umina and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. Lisa will be checking in throughout the tour.

Learn more about Lisa Umina at http://www.halopublishing.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Author Karin Lefranc on Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: The Writing Mama –May 20, 2011

Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: The Writing Mama with hosts VS Grenier, Marsha Casper Cook and J.D. Holiday will be chatting with author Karin Lefranc about her recent book, A Quest for Good Manners and is it really possible for children to be polite. 

Manners teacher and author, Karin Lefranc has four children of her own—all under 10 years old—and understands the never ending quest for parents to teach their children to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Her book, A Quest for Good Manners will be out June 1, 2011  and features rude Princess Rosalind and her pet dragon Sparkler—on a quest to find the secret behind good manners after the queen banishes them from the castle for being impolite—young readers learn why it’s important to have good manners, instead of reading a boring list of rules to follow. Good manners, they find, make others feel at ease and are the foundation of compassion and gratitude.

Aside from writing and teaching etiquette, Lefranc runs a children’s store in Avon, Connecticut called Over the Moon (www.overthemoonkidz.com) where she also holds Kids Yoga classes. She and her family settled in nearby Simsbury after Lefranc traveled the world working for IDG Books to license the “Dummies” series (http://www.dummies.com/) into different languages.

Learn more about Lefranc and A Quest for Good Manners: www.AQuestForGoodManners.com

The show will air live, Friday May 20, 2011 at 3pm PST- 4pm MST- 5pm CST- 6pm EST.

Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2011/05/20/the-writing-mama-with-hosts-vs-grenier-marsha-casper-cook. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you cannot make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

The World of Ink Network brings you shows on books, authors, illustrators, the publishing industry, marketing and much more. Come listen to the following shows: "Stories for Children" with hosts VS Grenier and Kris Quinn Christopherson, "A Good Story is a Good Story" with host Marsha Casper Cook, "The Writing Mama" with hosts VS Grenier and Marsha Casper Cook, and "SFC Magazine News" with host VS Grenier, and "Inspiration, Imagination and Invention" with host Simon Rose.

Learn more about BTR’s World of Ink Network at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork.

Learn more about the World of Ink Virtual Tours and Stories for Children Publishing, LLC at: http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com