Introducing an Exciting New Author

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Don Massenzio's Blog

I couldn’t be more proud this morning to introduce a new children’s book author.

My daughter, Lillie, has published her first book on Amazon. Her book is called The Scary Tower of Doom, and it’s a children’s book that was written completely by her. We found a great illustrator and now the book is live on Amazon on the kindle and will be out in hard copy later this week.

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A princess, a prince, a witch and a dragon; This story by Lillie Massenzio has it all. The best thing is, it’s a story for kids that was written by one. Will the princess and her friends be rescued? Look inside to find out.

Here is a bit about this new author:

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Lillie Massenzio is eight years old and is a 3rd grader at Cunningham Creek Elementary School in St. Johns…

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The Health Benefits of Reading Fiction – Guest Post…

Time to get healthy – grab a book and read!

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Reports suggest that less than fifty percent of people read fiction, and that number may be declining. I was recently surprised to find out that a relative of mine, a middle-aged man, never reads novels and chooses instead to watch podcasts. A close friend told me that she only reads magazines, and someone else said that he hadn’t read a book for years.

That inspired me to list the health benefits of reading fiction. There are so many positive effects that it should be made compulsory. It helps your career path, improves the functioning of your brain, increases your social skills and helps prevent disease. That means there are significant impacts on your physical, social, spiritual and mental health.

The Health Benefits

  1. Young people who read extensively tend to do well at school and university. They often go on to…

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A Pocket Full of Poesies

Have you seen this new poetry book yet? T.J. Therein has just released it – I will be doing a full review in a few days, but let’s just say I loved it! With T.J.’s permission, I have recorded a video of me reading just one of my favorite selections. Take a look – and then go here to buy your own copy.

And because I’m lame and clueless, the only way I could figure out how to add that video is by including a link. But, hey, you should still check it out. Just click here to see the video and hear one of TJ’s poems.

 

 

Hey, Yo!

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Formality. In the age of easy self-publishing and digital books, where has it gone? I understand addressing someone you know pretty well by first name. I understand addressing someone you don’t know by their first name if that’s what they introduce themselves as, or if they have a name tag with only their first name on it.

What I don’t understand, is the finer art of the email query in modern society and the digital age. If you want someone to do you a favor, or consider your work for publishing, or become your agent, your reviewer, your proofreader, editor, whatever role you wish them to play, can you not take the time to at least spell their name correctly and check to see if they even take the kind of work you are trying to push?

Bart Smith is an editor. Now, of course he would never be so…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids

There's No Place Like Home

In this day and age of advanced technology, we are exposed to the written word everywhere we look- on our phones, tablets, laptops, iPads, TV, and so on and so on. In fact, chances are very good that your kids are just as exposed as you are. And while this could be an awesome thing, there is one major disadvantage: it is putting a wall between us and our children. 

Not only is it taking up too much of our time, it has stolen too many moments away from our families, as well. 

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Fascination launch! Buy for as low as $3.99

It’s here!

WHAT THE HELL

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It’s Fascination’s birthday! Help me celebrate by buying a copy, won’t you?

Below are three PayPal buttons. You get to decide how much you want to pay for this book, so pick one and you’ll be taken to your PayPal account for confirmation.

If you’d like to pay more than $5.99 for the book, email me at kevinbrennan520(at)gmail(dot)com and tell me the price. I’ll then zip you a PayPal invoice that you can pay online, and I’ll send the pdf file as soon as the transaction is official. Don’t forget: if you pay more than $5.99, you’ll get your name into the Fascination Hall of Fame in future editions of the book.

By the way, you’ll see that this is tied to the PayPal account for my editorial service, Indie-Scribable, so don’t be confused by the paperwork.

Since I inscribe each copy of the book to the buyer…

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