Thursday, September 24, 2020

Latest Release: KC's New Friend

We're excited to announce the release of Estelle Herndon's latest book, KC's New Friend, beautifully illustrated by Samantha Bell. 

We first met this cute mouse last year in KC's Christmas Discovery, and this summer, she made a new friend. This sweet story was created by Essie's great grandson Brax, when he began talking about children making friends in school. 

About the Book:

Sometimes, you just need to take that first step …

Come hang out with KC the Mouse again as she makes yet another discovery – she makes a new friend!

We first met KC in KC’s Christmas Discovery. Now it’s the summer months, and she’s scurrying around just like always. 

Making friends isn’t always easy, but KC shows us how it’s done.

KC's New Friend is available on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, and on Kindle, and available from most major booksellers by request.


About the Author:

Estelle and Brax

Estelle “Essie” H. Herndon, is a Christ Follower, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and prayer warrior. She has worked alongside her husband, Robert, as his paralegal for over 50 years. 

Essie is active in her church. She teaches with her husband in Bible studies and leading small groups, helping with Women’s Ministries and Grief Ministries, from youth to young married adults.

She is also active in her community, having served on various boards over the years.

Her family and friends are her hobbies. She and husband Robert enjoy traveling, which includes Georgia football games. 

She truly tries to please God in her daily activities, always remembering where she has been in her past and how God has worked in her life for His Honor. She lives in Georgia.

Essie’s nonfiction book, Finding His Strength, released in 2017, and the first KC book, KC's Christmas Discovery, released in 2019.




  




Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Release: Maddie's New Normal

We're excited to announce the release of our latest children's book, Maddie's New Normal, written by Tammy Parker and illustrated by Addie Gilley.

About the Book:

NO MORE SCHOOL! NO MORE FUN! NO WAY! 

When life suddenly changes for Maddie and everyone she knows, she must learn to make the best of her new normal.

COVID-19 changed routines, habits, and general daily life for people all over the world. Maddie's struggle through these changes serves as encouragement for all of us to accept our challenges and enjoy life as it is.  Her struggles help children realize they are not alone.  

Colors and art can show emotion.  We’ve used illustrations in this story to show how Maddie adjusts to this new way of living. Notice that the colors fade away to gray as Maddie struggles with the challenges presented by the pandemic, but then the bright and cheery colors return as she finds her happiness again in the midst of these uncertain times. 

Available in Paperback, Hardcover, and on Kindle.


About the Author:

Tammy Adams Parker grew up in a small town in central Georgia, Cochran. She currently resides in Auburn, Alabama with her husband, Tate, and her son, Blye. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creating abstract art, and baking her “famous” cheese straws. 

Tammy received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Learning Disabilities from Georgia College and State University, and a Specialist degree in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University. 

She has worked in education for 27 years and is currently a practicing school psychologist in Georgia. She works with the most vulnerable children to determine their ability levels and develops plans to help them succeed. Her time is spent primarily with children who have emotional, intellectual, and learning disabilities. Her career began as a Pre-K teacher sharing her love of books with her students. Her appreciation of literature is attributed to her late grandmother, Jean Bass, who shared books with her from an early age.


About the Illustrator:

Addie Gilley lives a simple life in a small South Georgia town. She is currently in her junior year of high school and is a self-taught digital artist. Addie enjoys character concept sketching. She has recently grown fond of making miniature figures out of clay. Addie has loved the arts since she could first hold a crayon. She loves traveling, browsing museums, and watching theatrical performances. She looks forward to attending art school after graduating from high school in 2022. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Announcing The Extraordinary Presence of God: True Stories of Faith and Courage in Ordinary Lives

We're excited to announce the release of an updated version of The Extraordinary Presence of God: True Stories of Faith and Courage in Ordinary Lives by Ann White Knowles.

The book was first released by Write Integrity Press when it was owned by TMP Books publisher Tracy Ruckman. The author's rights were returned, so Tracy offered to publish this lovely and encouraging book under the TMP imprint.

The Extraordinary Presence of God is filled with true stories written by more than a dozen writers. Ann was able to connect with some of them and we've published updates to the original stories.

The stories will encourage and inspire, which makes for great reading during these challenging times.


Now Available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle.
Hardcover coming Soon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Chat with an Illustrator: Myroslava Voloschuk

We're excited about our latest release, Bella the Butterfly Dog Goes to Work, written by Vicki Smith and illustrated by Ukrainian artist Myroslava Voloschuk. Today, we chat with Myroslava to learn more about her.

Myroslava, welcome! You’ve been such a joy to work with, and your art is incredible. Please tell us more about yourself. Where are you from? How did you become an artist?

Hello! Thank you, I also really enjoyed working with you. I'm from Ukraine. I paint oil paintings.

I love to draw from childhood, and I'm happy that I can do what I love!


You have a great command of English. What is your native language?

I speak Russian and Ukrainian and a little English. This book is a great experience for me! I have improved my English a little *Smile.*


What kind of art do you create? 

I love flowers! And animals. I am creating an oil painting on canvas. I want my paintings to bring joy and good mood.


Which piece of your own art is your favorite? [Oh my goodness – I just discovered your Etsy shop and fell in love with your lavendar fields.]



I draw everything I love. I want to give joy. I want people to look at my paintings and rejoice. I have a sweet tooth and draw desserts. I love flowers and draw flowers. I never create paintings of what I don't like. I admire the flowers! They are beautiful! Delicate shades and velvet texture. I am happy that I can convey this beauty of God's creation.

You also paint pet portraits. How did you get started with that? 

I got a cat! This is a new member of the family and I love her very much :) Pets are very ardent and devoted. Each animal has its own character and I want to show it in my oil paintings.



Have you illustrated other children’s books besides Vicki’s? 



I have illustrated books by Ukrainian writers. Bella the Butterfly Dog Goes to Work is my first book to be sold on Amazon. I am very proud of this work! I am also happy to work with other authors if their topic is close to me.


Who is your favorite artist? 

I have many favorite artists. Lots of. I admire the work of many contemporary authors and I am close to the themes of the classic Dutch still life.


What/Who inspires you to create?

I am inspired by nature, flowers, smiles of my children


What do you do when you aren’t creating art?

 When I do not create my art, I am a mother :) and I am a wife. I have two wonderful children, a boy and a girl. And a loving husband who supports me in my work.

Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Myroslava. I know we have more projects in the works with you and can't wait to share it all with our readers!


Find Myroslava on Facebook and on Etsy.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Just in Time for the Holidays: KC's Christmas Discovery

We're thrilled to announce the release of Estelle H. Herndon's latest book, KC's Christmas Discovery.


KC is a cute little mouse who is awakened one night by loud noises. Always curious, she creeps out from her room to make an exciting discovery that soon changes her life.

Come meet KC and learn about her Christmas discovery!

Children may discover something new awaiting them inside this story, too.

In this delightful story, KC introduces children to Jesus as she discovers Him, too. At the end of the book, you'll find the real Christmas story from Luke 2, and a list of the author's favorite verses. 

Available in Paperback, Kindle, and Hardcover, from Amazon or your favorite bookseller by request.



Latest Release: KC's New Friend

We're excited to announce the release of Estelle Herndon's latest book, KC's New Friend , beautifully illustrated by Samantha Be...