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Cover Reveal for Star of the Team by Beverly Stowe McClure

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Coming in January from 4RV Publishing:

STAR OF THE TEAM by Beverly Stowe McClure

A girl.
A dream.
An accident.
A dream shattered. Ten-year-old Kate Taylor wants to be the star of her basketball team, Angels, but when her tooth is knocked out at one of the games, her goal is in jeopardy. Even though the dentist replants the tooth, her mother, who is also her coach, refuses to let Kate play unless she can come up with a way to protect the tooth.  With the encouragement of her friends and teammates, Kate tries everything. She asks her sister, Zoe, how her boyfriend, Ray, protects his teeth when playing football. Zoe is clueless. Kate wears her friend Simon’s catcher’s mask to practice, but it’s too big and blocks her view of the goal. Kate stuffs cotton balls in her mouth and thinks she’s swallowed one. Nothing works.  To add to Kate’s problems, Emily, the new girl at River Bend Elementary, is great at basketball. Kate worries Emily will be the star of the team. On top of that, Simon, the school…

Enter to Win Before Dec 20th

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My KING OF BAD Standard Virtual Tour comes to an end in just two days. Hurry to enter to win a signed bookmark and a $25 Amazon gift card. You only have through December 20th, so don't delay.

Two simple ways to help me spread the news of the tour during these last two days:

Visit my Facebook page and click like and/or share on the links to the stops. Click the social media buttons in the blog posts to post to your Twitter, Google+ or Facebook account.
Here are a list of my tour stops:

December 2: Reading In Twilight
December 2: Bunny's Review
December 3: Andi's Young Adult Books
December 4: Welcome to My World of Dreams 
December 5: Dawn's Reading Nook Blog
December 6: Books on Silver Wings
December 9: Long and Short Reviews
December 10: Straight from the Library
December 11: Sandra's Blog
December 11: Writing into the Sunset
December 12: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
December 13: My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

Enter to Win by Dec 16th

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The reviews are in, but the giveaway isn't over. However you only have a few days to enter to win a signed bookmark and a $25 Amazon gift card. 

November 22:Love is a Mystery

November 29:Unabridged Andra

December 6:Books in the Hall

December 13:Dalene's Book Reviews
December 13:The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl

Plenty of ways to enter - but HURRY, giveaway ends December 16th!

For a chance to win second prize, follow my Standard Virtual Book Tour. Stops can be found on my website: www.kaistrand.com

Three Times A Charm with Jennifer Gladen

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Welcome to Three Times A Charm. I love meeting new authors, illustrators, bloggers, agents, editors or promoters from the children’s publishing industry and sharing their careers with my readers.
Today’s guest is a fellow GAP author, Jennifer Gladen.
Jennifer Gladen is a children’s author who lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She is the author of A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, and Angel Donor through Guardian Angel Publishing. She contributes as a columnist at Catholic Mom and is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild (C.W.G.) and the S.C.B.W.I. She has written several children’s stories, poems and articles, and started her own Catholic e-zine titled My Light Magazine.
Hi Jennifer! Welcome to Strands of Thought. Can you tell us about your books.
A Star in the Night- David makes his way home on Christmas Eve and sees this is no ordinary night. Accompanied by a shimmering star and some tough decisions, David encounters three experiences that will change his view of Christmas forev…

Three Times A Charm with Connie Arnold

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Welcome to Three Times A Charm. I love meeting new authors, illustrators, bloggers, agents, editors or promoters from the children’s publishing industry and sharing their careers with my readers.
Today’s guest is author, Connie Arnold. Connie is a fellow Guardian Angel Publishing author. She’s here today to celebrate her most recent release from 4RV Publishing. Welcome to Strands of Thought, Connie! Can you tell us a little about you, please?
I live in North Carolina with my husband, and we have two children and three grandchildren. Writing inspirational poetry and books for young children has been a focus of mine in the last few years. In addition, I am a musician and volunteer for Lupus Foundation of America. 
Tell us about your newest release.
Count 1,2,3With Me is my second picture book. It is illustrated by Ginger Nielson and published by 4RV Publishing. I also have four books of inspirational poetry and a recently released devotional. On my blog, www.conniearnold.webs.com, I shar…