Friday, April 21, 2017




Edmund Pickle Chin, the donkey that inspired April Elwood's book "Edmund Pickle Chin," passed away this Thursday. Edmund was a rescue donkey at Evermay Farm, a nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by Elwood. Edmund was diagnosed with mouth and jaw cancer and, with great sorrow, he was euthanized. Elwood wrote this letter to the late Edmund Pickle Chin.


My Dearest Edmund,
Who would have ever guessed the profound impact you, a grey, long fuzzy eared, pickled chinned donkey would have on my life. There are so many things, lessons learned, that because of you, I am a better me.
You were an amazing teacher, you gave me so many gifts, of knowledge and new ways of thinking, patience and determination. As you grew and changed from a shy, anxious soul, I grew with you. You showed me anything really is possible.
It's because of you my two of my biggest "bucket list items," became reality and for this I am eternally grateful. You came into my life and my childhood dream of writing a book unfolded before me. My dream of an animal rescue started with YOU. 
You are not only the face of this sanctuary, you my love were the personality of it.
It was the utmost honor being your guardian. Although you my sweet boy, were just as much mine, as I was yours. 
 As hard as it was to let you go, you helped make it so incredibly beautiful, you gave me the time I needed with you, a head hug, a nuzzle and like a gentleman, so stoic and majestic you left us at Evermay. I trust you will keep watch over your animals friends and humans here on the farm, you'll just be waiting at a different gate.
You are missed already and will be everyday. I love you. <3



To hear Edmund's story, buy Edmund Pickle Chin at eTreasures Publishing. To support rescue animals like Edmund at Evermay Farm, visit their website here.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017



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Grandma's face has a lot to say. It's her turn to put her grandchild to bed, but it's her cartwheeling eyes, her twitchy nose and the useful gap in her front teeth that make up the real bedtime story.
The book is available to buy on Amazon Kindle now!
Author Bio:
Elaine McKay lives in Scotland with her husband and four young children. She graduated from Glasgow University with an MA Honours degree in English Literature and Philosophy. She dreamed her own children would experience the joy of reading as much as she has and set out to surround them with the most magical, fun, lyrical, humorous, loving words she could find. Lots of these words she read from the pages of beautiful books, old and new, some she spoke from her own heart, and those words were the ones that would become Grandma's Face Tells Her Story.

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Archeologist and single mother Macy and her teenage daughter Tiffany are off to a dangerous part of the world, on a foolhardy search for traces of the ancient Egyptian cat-goddess, Bastet. What they find is far more than they bargained for: a dangerous dictator, a mysterious police inspector, and a grizzled Indiana Jones look-alike.
You might say the trip takes them right out of this world. Will they get home alive or simply disappear into very thin air?
Set in the near future, We Aren't in Kansas is a marriage of a thriller and speculative fiction, with a soupcon of romance.
The book is available to buy on Amazon now!

Author Bio:

Ron can be found sailing on Lake Winnipeg when not writing novels or critiquing for an on-line magazine He won first prize for a Canadian Authors Association contest for a ghostly love story, but his preference is for longer novel-length works including speculative fiction and medieval-style fantasies. Writing as R.J.Hore and supervised by his understanding wife and a large demanding cat, most of his writing efforts continue toward fantasy, with occasional lapses into science fiction and horror. 

Find out more about Ron on his Facebook and website.
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Monday, March 20, 2017


Toltec Kahn

Toltec Khan, Book Two

 By 

R. J. Hore 



Fergus, appointed Interrogator for the god Tezcatlipoca in England with the mandate to suppress or convert the native Christians, must find a way to work with the local priests of Tezcatlipoca and that god’s rival, Quetzalcoatl. With mounting feelings for Rowena, he finds himself caught in a delicate balance as a go-between for the people trapped in the fort, and the rebel forces surrounding them while fending of his family.
Captain Mixcoatl’s loyalty is torn as his best friend throws in with the desperate governor and his scheme to turn the Toltec province into an independent kingdom. Outnumbered and beset, Mixcoatl must once again look to the sly King of Gwynedd for assistance to raise a force to save England and the life of his pregnant wife. But paying his price might be more costly than surrendering to the rebels.
Rowena,maid to Captain Mixcoatl’s wife, finds herself on the parapet with her mistress staring down at a rebel army. Facing the final assault with a group of women and children, she must fight to save both their lives as the rebel forces break down the last barriers.
The fate of the Island Colonies hang in the balance, and three lives draw even closer, as forces clash over who will rule the overseas jewel of the Toltec Empire.

Author Bio:

Ron can be found sailing on Lake Winnipeg when not writing novels or critiquing for an on-line magazine He won first prize for a Canadian Authors Association contest for a ghostly love story, but his preference is for longer novel-length works including speculative fiction and medieval-style fantasies. Writing as R.J.Hore and supervised by his understanding wife and a large demanding cat, most of his writing efforts continue toward fantasy, with occasional lapses into science fiction and horror. 

Find out more about Ron on his Facebook and website.
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Jenna Grodzicki 



Pixie is a curious cat who longs to explore the world outside.  One day, her wish comes true, and Pixie begins an unexpected adventure. The outside is better than she ever imagined. But when rumbling thunder and cold rain arrive, her perfect day turns into a nightmare.  Will Pixie ever find her way home?



Author Bio:

Jenna is excited to be pursuing her lifelong dream of writing picture books. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two crazy, awesome kids. She’s been in education for the past 15 years, having taught third grade, first grade, and kindergarten. Currently, Jenna is a K-5 library media specialist. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, Jenna LOVES to read!  She also enjoys skiing and cheering for the best team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox.  

You can download the book here for Amazon Kindle or buy the print edition.

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