Friday, May 29, 2009

And if posters are what you like:

How about a poster of the front cover of State of Wilderness with the logo behind it:

JGDS Poster print
JGDS Poster by WillowRaven
Browse other fine art prints on

As soon as she gets the size thing worked out, I'll be ordering a couple of these for upcoming shows (hopefully she'll have 2 and 3 done up as well by then).

For more products - both JGDS series related and non-JGDS series related - check out her home page and see what she has to offer. Remember to check back regularly as new products are being added all the time. - I am going to be ordering a few things coming up soon, hope you all like what is being offered - E :)

I'm really liking the looks of Zazzle products

Aidana created the skateboard with an eagle on it (design from State of Wilderness) and she has two options - one without the logo behind it and one with the logo behind it: I like it with the logo behind, even though you cant really tell it is the logo but it looks cool. You all can decide. Post a comment with which one you like better: #1 (without logo) or #2 with logo.


'Eagle' skateboard
'Eagle' by WillowRaven
Make skateboard decks online with


Monday, May 25, 2009

Aidana's selling again

Aidana has created a store through Zazzle and is putting images from some of the books and other things she has on T-shirts, shoes, tote bags, mousepads, et cetera. Check out her store and see what is being offered from State of Wilderness.

willowraven's Store at Zazzle

The shoes are pretty cool and the girls will love them. There is a 70% off sale that ends today - so bebop on over and see what might interest you - E :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Honea Path Idol and book signing

One performer (I understand the preacher) bought a copy of State of Wilderness. But there was quite a crowd and Honea Path has had it's first Idol - and the weather held up for the whole event. I got worried when I picked the kids up from band practice as it started to rain a bit but it moved on rather quickly - check out the talented folk - I should have videoed the performances but I didn't think of it - so you have still shots - E :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fair Play Welcome Center slide show

This was fun and I'm looking forward to being there in August for the "Cool it in South Carolina" themed month along with Katie Hines and hopefully other authors from the area. The authors will be themed - "Cool it with a good book in South Carolina" and hopefully we can serve some homemade peach ice cream during our time there. See you in the postings - E :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Radio and relatives?

The Welcome Center promotional event went well. Katie Hines and I have been asked to come participate in the August themed event (every month the staff at Fair Play Welcome Center have a theme they present to travelers). By then, State of Reservations should be out and book #4 (tentatively titled State of Heights) will be close to out or out. Just have to see how far I get in the next few days writing wise. The staff are already trying to predict what South Carolina's book will be titled - and have suggested State of Rebellion - but I don't work off titles since my titles are reflective of the clues inside the book and Batya helps come up with my titles. So I will refer my clues to her when I get them in place for that book and let her come up with a title - lol.

I did get to meet Radio and Coach Jones and they will be here in Honea Path in July doing an event for the Outdoor Dream Foundation (similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in that they do things for the kids). For more information, check out The Outdoor Dream Foundation and see what all they have coming up.

Now for the most awesome thing that happened to me - I was standing at my table talking a gentleman. I probably had been talking for 3 or 4 minutes when he says, "I'm traveling with two women who are teachers. You should talk to my wife about your books and schools." I said okay, then his wife came out and he called her over to the table and started telling her what I was doing. She looked at my cover of State of Quarries, and looked at me and asked, "You're an Eldering?" and I said yes. She pointed at me and stammered, "You're... you're.... you're..." and I was going, yes I am and replied, "Oh my gosh." She continues with "You're Bill's wife and I'm..." and I was like "Yeah, you're" and she says, "I'm Aunt Toni." They live in Florida. I have met them one time in my 20 years of marriage and that was 15 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest child. They were traveling with one of their daughters, Joanna, who is a teacher in, get this of all places, Gwinnett County Georgia, which is only about 2-1/2 hours from Honea Path, to visit with Bill's youngest sister who lives in North Carolina, this side of Charlotte. So my most awesome experience was running into relatives of my husband's on their way to get their other daughter and visit with one of his sisters.

Overall, I do believe the contacts will hopefully get me into the schools nearby and then move out from there. They say you have to start at home or close to home so hopefully this will be the leg up I need - Pictures to come soon (daughter has to download them from her camera to a CD so I can put in my computer (I'm having printer problems again). Will post when I can - E :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hobknobbing with stars

Saturday, May 16th, 2009, I will get to hang with a couple of stars. I'll be at the Welcome Center promoting my books during the tail end of the National Travel & Tourism week. I will be handing out goodies, state related, of course and have some activity booklets and a few other things to hand out.

If you're traveling Northbound I-85 from Georgia, the Welcome Center is in Fair Play, South Carolina. I will be inside with a table set up and ready to receive visitors.

Which stars, you may ask, will I be hobknobbing with? Well, if you saw the movie "Radio", it seems that the real Coach Jones and the real Radio will be at the Welcome Center welcoming visitors as well. It looks to be a good weekend. There were will be some B&B's available with info and hopefully "Skin's Hot Dogs" will be there. Be sure and stop by and say hello and come get some goodies for the kids.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Interview is up

Laura N, from Children's Books for Storytime and Beyond has posted my interview. I encourage you all to check it out (and yes, I saw a couple of typos I made, so no need to point them out to me, lol - I must not have run my spellchecker that day). Hope you all enjoy learning just a bit more about me and the JGDS series. See you all in the postings - E :)

(click on the title of this post to go directly to the interview)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

State of Quarries Review

If you click the title of this post, you will be taken to the Children's Books for Storytime blog where Laura has posted a review of State of Quarries. She will be posting the interview tomorrow. So come check it out - and leave some comments - See you all in the postings - E :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

More interviews and reviews - lol!!

Donna McDine, author of the blog and newsletter Write What Inspires You has posted an interview with me (I had to read it again because it's been so long since I answered the questions, I'd forgotten what I had given her) and a review of State of Quarries. Now if you want to read the newsletter, you will be asked for a password - readdmc. Donna has some wonderful information in her newsletter, interviews, reviews, successes and lots of inspiration. I really recommend that folks check her out. Happy reading - see you all in the postings - E :)

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