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Are you looking for a special gift?

Want to give a gift that lasts long after the tinsel is gone?

Then make sure you add a book for everyone on your Christmas list.

I’m thrilled to announce my fourth children’s book is now available on Amazon.com. And thanks to Readers Favorite Review, I can add their 5-star seal of approvalYou can check out all of my 5-star children’s books. Click on the image for a quick link.

 

Do you have a book for sale?

List your book and where my readers can buy it, in the comments section. Let’s all give gifts that keeps on giving.

So, remember to add a little magic under the Christmas Tree with books for everyone.

Sparkling Christmas Tree

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Thrilled to announce a 5 star award for new book

Available for purchase soon!

Watch for my announcement!

Read this glowing review from Readers Favorite about my new children’s picture book.

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

I Want to be a Firefighter is a children’s picture book written by Jean M. Cogdell. What would it be like to be a firefighter when you’re all grown up? You’d get to wear big black boots, a yellow safety jacket, and a bright red firefighter’s helmet. There’d be fires to fight, sometimes requiring climbing high up on ladders to reach the blaze and put it out with your hose. Sometimes, your job would be to help find lost dogs and rescue cats who’ve gotten themselves stuck far up in trees. Firefighters usually have best friends who are dogs. They’re spotted and black and white and are on call for emergencies just like the firefighters themselves. It’s such a busy occupation that, by the time night comes, a firefighter wants nothing more than the comfort of his bed and his firefighting-companion puppy.

Jean M. Cogdell’s I Want to be a Firefighter will thrill any kid who gets excited when they pass a firehouse or see a fire engine rushing off towards an emergency. What do firemen do? This book helps kids visualize exactly what being a firefighter entails — from a kid’s perspective. It’s also a great way to introduce that endlessly fascinating subject: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And yes, kids do have simplified views of what those grown-up careers or jobs maybe, but it’s powerful to get them visualizing themselves in the future. The illustrations work perfectly with the story and do a good job of conveying the busy day that the young firefighter and his puppy have. I Want to be a Firefighter is highly recommended.

PS:

Don’t forget the princess in your family.

Go to Amazon and get your copy today. https://amzn.to/2QWD4nD

Books give all year long, add one under your Christmas tree.

 

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How to use visual inspiration to tell a story

I’ve made electronic visual boards, but now I’m thinking maybe I need to take it a step further by bringing my board from the computer to my wall.

Oprah often talks of using a Vision Board to reach your life goals.

So how about using a Vision Board for the book you’re writing? A board for your Muse?  A board for your character?

Find pictures from magazines, newspapers, paint color samples, images from Google or Pinterest. Use a cork board, poster board, whiteboard, or chalkboard. Or just tape pictures and notes on the wall above your desk. It can be simple or busy. No rules here.

I love the tips in this article by Jill Hedgecock.

Writing Tips: Using Visual Inspiration For Your Stories

Who knows a vision board may be just what you need to push on to the end.

Vision Boards for Authors

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How to protect your intellectual property

YIKES!

I’m gonna need to set aside a day to hunt down these crooks.

Felony or Flattery? #Copyright Infringement and Content Scraping

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for great information on how to protect our blogs and books.

I don’t know about you, but this was a big surprise to me. I knew there were a couple of sites that pirated books, but no idea this many. Or, that blogs were being “scraped.”

Let me know what you think.

Did you search for your blog and/or books? Find anything?

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