Thursday, 16 April 2015

Dragon Boyz is at St. Andrews School!

Great news guys... my books have reached St. Andrews School... and I know this because these 2 boys walked into my room to ask for my autograph! They bought it from Amazon and got it the first week the book was available online. 

It was first, very exciting to see my book in the hands of students I teach, and then it was an honor to meet the boys who were the first to purchase my book. They are a great pair and have reported to be enjoying reading and re-reading Dragon Boyz. 

This is really a great experience seeing the excitement on the kids faces when they discover I have written a children's novel, and the questions that follow are endless.

I hope that my book gets the same welcome and excitement in other schools as it has in St. Andrews School.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Living a Dream.

Some people have a bucket list ... this is something I always admired but have never put down on paper.

What I have is private, life, long dreams which I have secretly wished to fulfill ... but one step at a time.

For me what came first was my family and my children. I enjoy teaching tremendously and love working with children. But writing is something I tried to do whenever I had the time. I was one of those people who wrote and wrote and wrote. Not to be published ... but to just enjoy the pleasure of writing.

There are a few books I have written over the last 10 years that I loved creating, but this book Dragon Boyz not only allowed me to share my passion of writing with my son, it allowed me to achieve a life long dream.

I feel excited and accomplished. And for those who know me ... they know these are big words for me.

This is the Flyer I am thinking of using to advertise Dragon Boyz. Please tell me what you think...

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Dragon Boyz is on Amazon!!

Today my children's book Dragon Boyz is out!!!

Today my son's story becomes a reality for all to read. 

Today I am officially a published author and for those who know me, this is a dream come true.

This has been a long and somewhat fulfilling journey. I am glad for Black Rose Writing for believing in the story and allowing the publication of this book. I also feel very blessed to not only share Dylan's vision of friendship, but also to experience this with him. He never believed otherwise and was very persistent in getting the actual book to show his friends. So as much as this is a dream realized for me... it is also a dream come true for him as well. 

My book is available on Amazon and Black Rose Writing for viewing and purchasing. 

This is all very exciting and I hope those who purchase Dragon Boyz enjoy the story.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Since tomorrow is the BIG LAUNCH DATE for Dragon Boyz, it is only fitting I post a poem my son wrote as a class project. He always was a considerate and loving child and I think this says it all...

I Have a Dream

I have a Dream...
That all peace would come to earth,
And every child would have an amazing birth.

I have a Dream...
That all animals would live to full age,
And not end up in a cage.

I have a Dream...
That all robbers would put down their gun,
And try to make up for the things they have done.

I have a Dream...
That all of mankind would love each other,
And treat everyone like a sister or brother.

I have a Dream...
That all people that live on the street,
Would have a home and something to eat.

I have a Dream...
That all bullies would stop being so mean,
And have a heart that is clean.

I have a Dream...
That all my classmates would be in harmony, 
And I hope you all would agree with me.

By Dylan Agostini.

He had truly been an inspiration in my life, in his bravery and in his creativity. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Dragon Boys's Book Cover

I know this is Wordless Wednesday... so what I am about to share with you may have a few words but it is an image that have managed to become very important to me and my son.

I am very excited to share this with you.

This being my first cover completely wowed me. The colours ... fire and dragon are very significant to the story.

Come on guys ... please tell me what you think?