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Emma Right’s Princesses of Chadwick Castle Series & a Kindle Fire Give-away!

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Author Emma Right is here today to tell you about her children’s series, The Princesses of Chadwick Castle–and to give us a chance to enter her give-away of a Kindle Fire!

Emma  didn’t mention it, but in reading about these books, I was thinking they’d be great for girls who enjoyed the movie Frozen. Here’s Emma, to tell us about the series, and the give-away!

The Princesses Of Chadwick Castle Adventure is an eight-book series set in 19th century England. The adventure revolves around the sisters, Elle age 12, and Belle, 10. It’s great for readers who love Cinderella-type fairy tales and European princess stories.

While Princesses Sleep

While Princesses Sleep opens with the Princess Elle discovering a strange sound in the night. Curious, she determines the reason for these mysterious noises and starts the adventure with her sister, Belle. Something is afoot at the castle and they must find out what this is. However, finding the truth behind the secrets they stumble upon leads them to strange answers? What sort of trouble will the princesses get themselves into?

This children’s illustrated story is written from a first person point of view and is similar to a princess diary type book. In the princesses’ adventure they are also introduced to the world of ballet. The spin-off series (coming soon) will deal more with ballerinas and ballet stories.

Each full color book tells of the princesses’ daily adventure living in the castle. The series features artwork from the art masters whose works have entered the public domain and are no longer restricted by copyright.

Titles in The Princesses of Chadwick Castle Adventure Mystery series

  1. While Princesses Sleep
  2. Beaded Dresses Myster
  3. Lady With The Circlet
  4. Secret Mission Princess
  5. Pretty Scary Lady
  6. Down With The Crown
  7. Peasant Princesses
  8. Princess Rewards

The Princesses Of Chadwick Castle Series is a historical-adventure-mystery-type story with a princess twist.  I wrote the series primarily for girls age 6 or 7 to 12 but although it is a princess story I feel even a boy could enjoy the series because of its fast pace and elements of intrigue. (Bear in mind these are princess stories for girls, essentially.) Almost every page is filled with full-color illustrations and the series is available in ebook and paperback. I hope to expose young readers to artwork from master artists of the world.

Lady with the Circlet

I realize as a relatively new author readers might be hesitant to invest in the Princess Castle Books. So I’ve made it easy for everyone. The first book, While Princesses Sleep, is available for download in three formats (Kindle, Nook and pdf) if you go to the emmaright.com site; the second book, Beaded Dresses Mystery, is free for three days in April on Amazon, and the third book, Lady With the Circlet, will be gifted to all entrants in the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway I am hosting this month.

You can enter the giveaway here. http://emmaright.com/giveaways/kindle-fire-hd-giveaway

Also, I am excited about the audio book for the first book, While Princesses Sleep. It was professionally read by a British voiceover artist–the story’s after all set in an English 19th century castle. For those who write me a review be sure to email me and I will send you the MP3 recording for free! I hope the children will enjoy this feature! They can listen and follow the story with their book—ebook or paperback.

About Emma Right

Emma Right is a homeschool mother to five kids. A happy wife, she and her family live on the Pacific West Coast and have several pets they adore. She’s always enjoyed reading to her children and hope her stories will instill the joy of reading and learning in her readers. Several of her books have won book awards. Before having children Emma Right was a copywriter for two major advertising companies and have won several international copywriting awards.

How to find Emma and her books:

Emmaright.com

Get a free Book 1!

Get free bookmarks and postcards!

Where to get the ebooks on Amazon.

Only paperbacks available on Barnes and Noble

Leave A Review! (Amazon) For While Princesses Sleep

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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/emma.right.author

Twitter: @emmbeliever

 

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Be part of bringing Jill Williamson’s children’s science fiction fairytale series to life!

Jill Williamson co-writing children's fantasy series

I’m so excited to have Jill Williamson on my blog today. I love her Christian speculative fiction and can’t wait to read her new book, Rebel. I saw she had a Kickstarter campaign to publish a children’s book series co-written with her son–how cool is that! 

So I asked her to come tell us about it. Here’s Jill:

I came up with the premise for RoboTales with the help of my entire family. We thought that a science fiction fairytale series would be fun. In each book, Robo the robot dog befriends a child who helps him find clues to the mystery of who built him and why. This children’s chapter book series is for readers ages 7-13.

Jill Williamson's new character Robo

In the first story, we meet a twelve-year old mechanic named Tinker. He is scavenging for machine parts outside the city and finds a broken robot dog with the letters R.O.B.O. on his belly. This is no ordinary robot. Its hull is thick alloy. Robo can fly. Even better, he can fly in outer space. But Robo is busted, so he can’t really fly at all. Tinker takes him home to see if he can be repaired.

Tinker lives with his uncle and cousins. He works in his uncle’s repair shop and scavenges parts from the local Hunk and Junk. Tinker’s motto is “recycle and create,” and he hopes to someday invent something that will make a difference in his planet’s pollution levels.

When the Invention Institute holds a Recycle Race contest for young inventors, Tinker wants to enter. His uncle gives him permission—if he can find his own parts. Tinker finds an old airbike at the Hunk and Junk and hauls it home, but the night before the contest, his cousins destroy the airbike. That’s when Robo steps in to help.

Each book in the RoboTales series follows Robo as he travels to a different planet. He meets a boy, and they help one another. Book by book, the clues add up toward solving the overall mystery of Robo’s past.

As I wrote, Luke became my writing partner, naming characters, creatures, and helping to plot every detail of the stories. Luke even built Robo out of LEGOs. He is very creative.

Jill Williamson's son Luke and Robo

With my other writing contracts, my speaking schedule, and the busyness of life, the series hovered at the bottom of my priority list. I just couldn’t find the time to get them written.

From the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2014, I made time. With Luke’s continual brainstorming help, I finished the first three books and plotted the last five in our planned eight-book series. The finished books were sent to my agent, who pitched the series to publishers. Months later, the rejections started coming. In an age where most brick and mortar bookstores are suffering, publishers aren’t as willing to take a risk on a new children’s chapter book series that cost so much to make due to the artwork, yet sells for so little. So we decided to publish the books on our own.

With children’s books, illustrations matter just as much—and sometimes more than—the story. Luke and I went hunting for the perfect artist and found Kirbi Fagan. She has a gift for illustrating these types of books. And she loves dogs too!

But we couldn’t afford to pay her up front. Which was why we decided to try a Kickstarter campaign. This would help us sell books in advance. In backing our campaign, you are really pre-ordering these books. That way we can use the money to pay the illustrator now, and we’ll send you the books once they release in October 2015.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing program. If we reach our goal by the allotted time period, those who signed up to support us will be asked to pay the amount they pledged. If we fail to gather enough supporters by the end date, no one is charged and we get no money to pay our illustrator.

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Click here to visit our Kickstarter page and read more about this project, including our budget and a full list of backer rewards. Please help us spread the word about RoboTales. We can’t wait to get these books into the hands of young readers everywhere!

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