Fay Klingler’s Newsletter/Fan Update
August 26, 2014
Right off, let me tell you about a giveaway for my new books—I Am Strong! I Am Smart! and We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together. The giveaway is sponsored by Shauna Wheelwright on her blog “I Love to Read and Review Books.” It’s an easy enter (and possibly) easy win situation, and the books are free. Here is her link.
This giveaway offer ends in six days.
I Am Strong! I Am Smart! is the perfect gift for grandchildren to give to their grandparents or for grandparents to give to their grandchildren. So I wanted to offer a promotion for Grandparents Day (September 7) on my website www.fayklingler.com. But then I got to thinking about the holidays coming up—Thanksgiving and Christmas—and that I want so desperately to share the messages also from We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together, resulting in a decision to extend the promotion through the remainder of the year and include both books.
This is an amazing discount of over 50% to make it easy to share these messages with women’s/young women’s/grandparents’ clubs/retreats, friends, and family. When ordered by the case, they are only $8 each instead of the $18.95 and $17.95 retail price listed on the books. These two books (signed) can be ordered on my website by going to the “Books” menu and clicking on the book cover of your choice. If you live in my area, you can save by (ordering direct from me) picking up your order at my location and deleting shipping charges. Please email me if you have any questions. For the first five cases ordered, I am including a free embroidery piece ready for framing.
This is part of what Susan Adcox from “About.com Grandparents” said in May about I Am Strong! I Am Smart!
I Am Strong! I Am Smart! by Fay A. Klingler is a touching but not sentimental look at how grandparents and grandchildren can help each other, with characters so real that you expect to see them pop up in your very own kitchen.
Realistic illustrations by Briana Shawcroft enhance the story, bringing to life one vivacious, red-haired little girl and one fun-loving grandmother.
Here is a piece of the “Deseret News” review of We Are Strong! by Alexis Jones.
“We are Strong” is a practical and spiritually uplifting guide to raising children righteously, no matter how old they are. Although it is targeted to mothers of daughters, it is also appropriate for other family members.
Linda Eyre even promoted We Are Strong! on her blog in May. Here is the link to her blog post.
Hooray for Fay who tells us through compelling real-life stories from women of all ages how and why we must continue to live and teach life’s important values and the importance of Motherhood to our daughters.
I wrote on my blog in May about these three reviews and how I feel about my writing. If you missed it, I invite you to read the last three paragraphs of my post.
Opportunities to Speak
In June, I gave a two-hour presentation on writing at the Indie Author Hub Conference. I have been asked to duplicate (yet shorten to an hour) my presentation for the League of Utah Writers state-wide conference on September 13. If you would be interested in attending, let me know if there are any specifics you would like me to address, and I will include them in my presentation. Here is the link for registration.
Here is the list of presenters.
I will also be presenting to the second grade at Ranches Academy on September 11 in Saratoga Springs. That should be a really fun author event. There are seven authors, presenting to seven different grades. A sales table will be available following the school author event.
On September 27th I am a part of the Salt Lake County Library Service’s “Local Authors & You” event to be from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Viridian Event Center located at 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, Utah. If you get a chance to come that day, I’d love to see you.
Books I Reviewed
From time to time in my reading I come across books that truly impact me. I’ve branched out some in reading genres I’m not particularly fond of. But the three books I list below I rated five out of five stars. They were all excellent, each in their own way.
The first is The Hitler Dilemma. This book drastically changed my viewpoint of war, especially WWII. You see my father was a pilot in that war. It was only about 15 years ago that my father even started talking about his traumatic experiences. As I read Carolyn Twede Frank’s The Hitler Dilemma, I thought about my father being on the other side of the war described in that excellently written book. And I realized, in a big way, people got hurt on both sides of the “fence.”
You can read my review on my blog. Here is the link.
The second is The Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks—high fantasy, very creative, immensely captivating. Mikey’s imagination FAR surpasses mine!
You’ll find my review here.
The third is my favorite, only because I love the genre—clean suspense. Julie Coulter Bellon is a truly gifted author in her field. Not many people can accomplish what she has done with her writing. I am a reviewer for Julie’s new book Ring Around the Rosie. As a part of Julie’s blog tour, you’ll find my review of this excellent book on my blog on September 13. As with the two previous mentioned books, my review includes an insightful author interview. If you like suspense, you won’t want to miss it.
I enjoyed Ring Around the Rosie so much I purchased her book Pocket Full of Posies. My brief review is posted on my blog—definitely five stars! Here is the link.
Thank you to those who support and share my writing. My success has only come about because of you.
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