Monthly Archives: September 2014

Book News: Madeleine Goes to the Moon Launches September 27

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Madeleine Goes to the Moon, a children’s picture book by Peter Lynas and Charlie Roberts, is having its official launch and book signing event on Saturday, September 27 at Waterstones, Preston (U.K.). The book is being published by English Rose Publishing. Madeleine is about a little girl with a big imagination who, one day while…

Book News: Little She-Wolf Book Launch Set for October 4

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A reader sends us news of a newly-released children’s picture book, Little She-Wolf, written by Chloe Twohig and illustrated by Kia Maddock. The book, about “a wolf pup who is sung out of her den by the wind and ventures into the night forest for the first time”, is scheduled for its official launch event…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Yvonne Gartside: Crow’s Nest

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About our Artist in Residence Project: Artists/Illustrators participating in our Artist in Residence project can post pieces that they are working on or otherwise wish to share with the Inkspokes community during the month in which they are selected as a resident artist. Yvonne Gartside is our Sep-Oct 2014 Artist in Residence. If you are…

Review: Dani and the Mall Caper by K. Lamb

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A Gem within the Rich Tradition of Kids’ Detective BooksK. Lamb’s children’s book Dani and the Mall Caper is at once an adventure, detective mystery and a story of friendship. In this second book of the Dani P. Mystery Series, K. Lamb continues with the adventures of almost-eight-year-old detective Dani P. Spinelli and her partner…

Indie Authors: Do You Have a Book Trailer or Audio Excerpt?

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While we are readers at heart, we have come to find that book trailers and audio excerpts can be interesting introductory/marketing tools for books, especially indie-published books. Are you an indie author and do you have a book trailer or audio excerpt for your book that you would like to share? Consider sending us a link…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Yvonne Gartside: Cannons

I am busy with this pencil sketch, showing cannons on the pirate ship's deck, which will eventually be a full colour illustration, including characters, for the proposed children's book, "The Fearsome Pirates", written by Alastair Millen.

  About our Artist in Residence Project: Artists/Illustrators participating in our Artist in Residence project can post pieces that they are working on or otherwise wish to share with the Inkspokes community during the month in which they are selected as a resident artist. Yvonne Gartside is our Sep-Oct 2014 Artist in Residence. If you…

Quarterly Art Contest: Back to School

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We are launching our quarterly Inkspokes art contest. Artists/book illustrators can submit up to five sketches/illustrations during the quarter (fall quarter is from now to November 15, with winners announced at the beginning of December). The theme for the first contest is “Back to School” and anything sort of related to that theme will be…

From Our Artist in Residence ~ Yvonne Gartside

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Background Scene for a Pirate ShipAbout our Artist in Residence Project: Artists/Illustrators participating in our Artist in Residence project can post pieces that they are working on or otherwise wish to share with the Inkspokes community during the month in which they are selected as a resident artist. Yvonne Gartside launches our Artist in Residence…