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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Now Seeking Reviewers

It's nearly harvest time in my little corner of the corn field. Right now, the corn is so high it's like a vast green wall protecting our house. I'll be sad when it comes down, but excited knowing our cows have delicious feed for winter. Speaking of being excited... I am SUPER excited to announce the launch of another book tour with WOW! Women on Writing.

Mary Maurice enjoyed last year's book blog tour for Burtrum Lee; so much so she scheduled a new tour for her latest work: The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe. Here are the details for this great tour:


Tour Dates: 9/17-10/17 2018

Synopsis:
Susan Jordan awakens at her Santa Fe apartment, cloudy and disoriented. Her clothing is unfamiliar. Where has she been? Her nose crinkles as she smells his scent. Jack's back! Rubber filled legs brace against the stone cold tile floor as she reaches for the pile of mail haplessly setting on the table. Dozens of letters! Jack Monroe never stops. Susan wishes he would just leave, take his advice and go back to Detroit. He's gaining to much control! He's taking over!

About Mary:
Mary Maurice wrote her first poem when she was in the ninth grade, and hasn't stopped writing since. Catching the fire at an early age, she continues to dedicate her time to the craft.Ms. Maurice has completed several novels of fiction and poetry, and has performed readings in distinct cities around the country. She presently resides in Sante Fe, New Mexico.


At this time, the author is particularly interested in participants who would like to do a review, so right now I don't have the list of guest post topics that I usually would. If you would like to participate in a guest post topic, and want me to reach out to you once I have those topics, please let me know.

If interested in doing a review, please provide:

1)your email address, so Mari at Artotems can email you a copy (let us know the eBook format you prefer) or your physical mailing address for a copy

2) The name and URL of your blog

3) The tour starts September 17th and lasts through mid-October. Please send me your first and second choices for the date(s) you would prefer.

7) Other housekeeping items:

If you are writing a review. it would be fabulous if you could post your review on Amazon/Goodreads as well as your own social media. This is greatly appreciated although not mandatory to participate in a book blog tour. Links to both will be provided in the media kit, sent at a later point.

As soon as all the dates have been filled and a calendar has been put together for each tour stop, I'll email a media kit to everyone involved. This kit will include the author's head shot and bio as well the book cover, official book summary and buy links for you to use. This email will also include the calendar for the tour and should be able to answer most (if not all) the questions you may have concerning tour participation.

Also, if there is anyone you think may be interested in this tour, please feel free to forward this information and/or have them email me at crystal@wow-womenonwriting.com or call 920-645-7529

Hugs,
~Crystal

Feel free to check back here often as this calendar will be updated regularly!

Monday September 17th  @ WOW! Women on Writing
Interview & Giveaway!
http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/

Tuesday, September 18th @ World of My Imagination
Nicole reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe for readers at World of My Imagination. Don't miss this chance to learn more about Mary Maurice's latest work!
https://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 19th @ Beverley A. Baird
Beverley A. Baird reads and reviews Mary Maurice's latest work, The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe and shares her thoughts on this page turning novel!
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

Thursday, September 20th @ Choices with Madeline Sharples
Mary Maurice writes an intriguing guest post at Choices today. She talks about "    ". Don’t miss this post and opportunity to learn about The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe. 
http://madelinesharples.com/

Friday, September 21st @ Bring on Lemons with Crystal Otto
Crystal reviews The Suicide Letters of Jack Monroe as readers of Bring on Lemons learn more about this latest page turner by Mary Maurice!
http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Author Spotlight - JoAnn Simon and Her Memoir "Rose Colored Glasses"

Thank you WOW! Women on Writing for including us as a blog stop on the book blog tour of Jo Ann Simon's  Rose Colored Glasses- it truly is a pleasure!



Head over to JoAnn's blog for my complete review! 


And here's the short version:

If I had to use one word to describe Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon, it would be INSPIRATIONAL – this is a story about love and hope and how they are woven together with loss and yet like a phoenix, Simon rises from the ashes even stronger than she was before. This is a lovely 5 star read if I do say so myself!





Dear Tom,
I'm back on Anna Maria Island... missing you.
But walking down these beautiful beaches reminds me of us and makes
me feel a little less far away from you. And that encourages me as I am writing our story.
Hopefully this will help other people who are feeling our pain too.
I love and miss you every day, darling.
Love,
Me

When he first saw me, Tom said that he would spend the rest of his life with me. To my surprise, he actually did. He was the love of my life. We shared a story that felt like a dream. Every moment was an adventure... and then Tom became ill. As his mysterious symptoms persisted we were hurtled through a maze of fear, tests, doubts and sorrow. But while doctors toyed with diagnoses--Lyme disease, ALS--we filled each day with joy, hope, good food, wine, music and travel. Even when death came to crush our storybook romance, we found that the human spirit is greater than the frailties of the body, greater than suffering and grief.

From the fateful tick bite on Block Island to central nervous system failure, to healing my grief and loss, I stayed afloat, upbeat, and connected to Tom through devotion, true love, and by donning my own special pair of rose-colored glasses.

Paperback:  288 Pages
Publisher:  WiDO Publishing (May 29th 2018)
Genre: Memoir
ISBN-10: 1947966049
ISBN-13: 978-1947966048

Rose Colored Glasses is available for purchase in print and as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.  



About the Author:

Jo Ann Simon, a corporate executive, is a lifelong nutmegger, living in various locations in the Nutmeg state of Connecticut. She is a constant traveler, exploring the world including her favorite country, Italy. When she is not traveling, Jo Ann loves spending time with her family, friends and her seven grandchildren. Her day job running a company, painting fine art, gardening and writing fill in the blanks of her life. Palm trees are essential in her personal landscape with beaches to match.

Find JoAnn Online:

Website: https://www.joann-simon.com/

Blog: https://forgetmenotjosi.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ForgetMeNotJoSi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joannsimonauthorpage/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-ann-simon-27626518/

Instagram: forgetmenotjosi




---------Upcoming Blog Tour Dates

Wednesday, August 8th @ Lisa Haselton
Lisa Haselton interviews Jo Ann Simon about her memoir Rose Colored Glasses (and more)!
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 8th @ Margo Dill
Today's guest author is Jo Ann Simon of Rose Colored Glasses - and today's topic is "A Positive Attitude". Don't miss this blog stop!
http://margodill.com/blog/

Monday, August 13th @ Write Happy
Catherine Brown reviews Rose Colored Glasses a touching memoir by JoAnn Simon.
https://www.writehappy.net/blog

Monday, August 13th @ Coffee with Lacey
Lacey reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about this inspirational memoir about love, loss, and hope!
https://coffeewithlacey.wordpress.com/

Thursday, August 16th @ Ellen Valladares
Fellow author Ellen Valladares reviews Rose Colored Glasses by JoAnn Simon.
https://ellenvalladares.com/

Wednesday, August 22nd @ Linda Appleman Shapiro
Fellow memoirist Linda Appleman Shapiro shares her thoughts after reading Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon.
http://applemanshapiro.com/category/book-reviews/

Thursday, August 23rd @ Bring on Lemons with Cathy Hansen
Wisconsin educator, mother, and business owner Cathy Hansen reviews the memoir Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon.
http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/

Keep up with the latest stops by following us on twitter @WOWBlogTour.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Easy Apple Streusel Recipe

This afternoon, I cooked up a lovely German themed meal for our family - and about an hour before my husband came in to eat, I realized I forgot dessert! I whipped up this new streusel recipe that's guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at your house - it was at ours!!!

There's 3 layers, so I'll break it down for you:

Crust Ingredients & Instructions:
1.5 sticks of room temp butter (use what you have - salted or unsalted, but if you use salted, just add a pinch of salt to the recipe)

1/3 C sugar (basic granulated)

1T vanilla extract

2C all purpose flour (or bread flour if you happen to buy it in 50lb bags and use it for everything - wink wink)

**depending where you live, you may also need to use an egg, but I didn't...the egg will help bind everything together, but if you have a cookie texture without it, you can leave it out.

Combine all crust ingredients listed above and press into a 9x13 greased baking pan - set aside

Apple Layer Ingredients & Instructions:
1 1/2C applesauce (of course home made is best)

6 medium sized apples of your favorite variety (peeled and cubed)

**my homemade apple sauce has a lot of cinnamon in it - if you are using plain applesauce, you may want to add some cinnamon if that's what your family enjoys.

Mix the apples and applesauce then spread evenly over your crust layer - set aside while you make your topping (now is when I preheat my oven to 350F, but if your oven takes awhile, then maybe start sooner)

Topping Ingredients & Instructions:
1.5 sticks of butter (again - just use what you've got, this is meant to be easy)

2C flour

1/2C brown sugar (I like dark brown, but whatever you have on hand is great, and if you only have white sugar, just add a splash of maple syrup or even pancake syrup)

Mix these ingredients with a hand mixer or stand mixer (takes forever by hand - but if that's your only option - go for it) until they're a crumbly mixture - then spoon and sprinkle onto the apple mixture. You should have plenty of topping, so be generous.

**Once everything is assembled in the pan and the oven is at 350F you're ready to toss this baby in the oven! I like the middle rack, but depending where you live, adjust accordingly. You don't want the bottom to get too hot, or you'll have that burnt cookie essence going on.

Bake for 45 minutes or until it looks absolutely fabulous and the house smells like heaven. Allow to cool a bit and then serve with a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream!


ENJOY!!!!

Crystal is a council secretary and musician at her church, birth mother, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their five youngest children (Carmen 11, Andre 10, Breccan 4, Delphine 3, and baby Eudora), two dogs, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at WOW!Women on Writing - Crystal is dedicated to turning life's lemons into lemonade!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WOW! Women on Writing Book Blog Tour for Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon

Thank you WOW! Women on Writing for including us in this book blog tour - and thank you to Michelle DelPonte for your thoughtful review. As a side note I have to say Michelle was rather insistent she be allowed to read this book - and she told me several times while she was reading: "I LOVE THIS BOOK" - so take it from Michelle and run out today and pick up your own copy of this touching memoir !!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Dear Tom,
I'm back on Anna Maria Island... missing you.
But walking down these beautiful beaches reminds me of us and makes
me feel a little less far away from you. And that encourages me as I am writing our story.
Hopefully this will help other people who are feeling our pain too.
I love and miss you every day, darling.
Love,
Me

When he first saw me, Tom said that he would spend the rest of his life with me. To my surprise, he actually did. He was the love of my life. We shared a story that felt like a dream. Every moment was an adventure... and then Tom became ill. As his mysterious symptoms persisted we were hurtled through a maze of fear, tests, doubts and sorrow. But while doctors toyed with diagnoses--Lyme disease, ALS--we filled each day with joy, hope, good food, wine, music and travel. Even when death came to crush our storybook romance, we found that the human spirit is greater than the frailties of the body, greater than suffering and grief.

From the fateful tick bite on Block Island to central nervous system failure, to healing my grief and loss, I stayed afloat, upbeat, and connected to Tom through devotion, true love, and by donning my own special pair of rose-colored glasses.

Paperback:  288 Pages
Publisher:  WiDO Publishing (May 29th 2018)
Genre: Memoir
ISBN-10: 1947966049
ISBN-13: 978-1947966048

Rose Colored Glasses is available for purchase in print and as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.  



About the Author:

Jo Ann Simon, a corporate executive, is a lifelong nutmegger, living in various locations in the Nutmeg state of Connecticut. She is a constant traveler, exploring the world including her favorite country, Italy. When she is not traveling, Jo Ann loves spending time with her family, friends and her seven grandchildren. Her day job running a company, painting fine art, gardening and writing fill in the blanks of her life. Palm trees are essential in her personal landscape with beaches to match.

Find JoAnn Online:

Website: https://www.joann-simon.com/

Blog: https://forgetmenotjosi.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ForgetMeNotJoSi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joannsimonauthorpage/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-ann-simon-27626518/

Instagram: forgetmenotjosi

-----Review by Michelle DelPonte

Everyone imagines meeting the man/woman of their dreams, marrying, and spending the rest of their days happy and in love. While Tom lived the rest of his days in love with Jo Ann, he grew ill soon after they were married. Happily ever after came way too soon. Jo Ann chose to make the best of their time together, living with no regrets, holding dear the precious memories they made.

Jo Ann Simon writes, “These types of moments make you realize your entire life is made up of precious moments. Everyone has a collection of the best moments in their lives that sit next to the worst moments.” Rose Colored Glasses demonstrates how life takes us all for a ride, exciting and inconceivably difficult, but beautiful all at the same time. Jo Ann speaks of all the spectrum of emotions. While being dealt a tough hand, she shields herself with those rose-colored glasses.

As someone who works in the medical field, I enjoyed all the medical talk in this book. I discovered it all was tremendously interesting. I found myself praying for the answers they were looking for. I kept the hope alive, despite knowing the final outcome. I was swept away by their love story, like I was there to witness it myself. Jo Ann kept my attention from the minute I started reading. This is a quick and engrossing read. I recommend this five-star book to anyone who wants to go on a once in a lifetime love story.

Jo Ann, you are an inspiration. I don’t know that I could ever be as brave as you were. You handled this tragedy with love, faith, and grace. I pray you continue to live in that happiness, until you are united with Tom again.


About Michelle...

Michelle DelPonte is a busy mom and health care worker. Her two sons are the focus of her life and she works diligently to raise awareness about autism in the community. She loves reading, anything to do with history and geocaching just to name a few of her many hobbies. Michelle, her husband Ben and their two sons Sebastian and Asher live in Manitowoc, WI on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan where they enjoy walking and biking on the Mariner’s Trail and spending time at the Library.



----------Blog Tour Dates

Monday, July 23rd @ The Muffin
Author Interview and Giveaway!
http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com

Tuesday, July 24th @ JoAnn Simon
Crystal Casavant-Otto reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon - don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Jo Ann's touching memoir.
https://forgetmenotjosi.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, July 25th @ Bring on Lemons with Michelle DelPonte
Wisconsin mother, wife, and autism advocate Michelle DelPonte reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon and shares her thoughts with readers at Bring on Lemons. This is an unforgettable memoir!
http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 26th @ Beverley Baird
Beverley Baird reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon. This touching memoir is one readers won't soon forget! You'll want to add this one to your #TBRPile today!
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

Friday, July 27th @ Choices
The readers at Madeline Sharples blog, Choices, are in for a special treat today as Jo Ann Simon pens the guest post "Seeing Art Through the Artist's Eye". Readers can enjoy this post while also learning about Simon's memoir Rose Colored Glasses recently published by WiDO Publishing.
http://madelinesharples.com/

Monday, July 30th @ Selling Books with Cathy Stucker
Cathy Stucker interview Jo Ann Simon about her recently published memoir Rose Colored Glasses
https://www.sellingbooks.com/

Tuesday, July 31st @ World of My Imagination
Nicole Pyles reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon and shares her thoughts with readers at World of My Imagination. Don't miss a chance to learn about this memoir of love and loss.
https://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 2nd @ Memoir Writer's Journey
Today's post at Memoir Writer's Journey includes a guest post titled "Simplicity in Life" written by Jo Ann Simon. There is also a link to Kathleen Pooler's review of Simon's recently published memoir Rose Colored Glasses. Readers won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about Simon and her lovely memoir.
https://krpooler.com/

Tuesday, August 7th @ Bring on Lemons
Today's author spotlight at Bring on Lemons is Jo Ann Simon featuring her recently published memoir Rose Colored Glasses. Don't miss a chance to learn about Simon and check out Crystal's review of this touching memoir.
http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 8th @ Lisa Haselton
Lisa Haselton interviews Jo Ann Simon about her memoir Rose Colored Glasses (and more)!
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 8th @ Margo Dill
Today's guest author is Jo Ann Simon of Rose Colored Glasses - and today's topic is "A Positive Attitude". Don't miss this blog stop!
http://margodill.com/blog/

Monday, August 13th @ Write Happy
Catherine Brown reviews Rose Colored Glasses a touching memoir by JoAnn Simon.
https://www.writehappy.net/blog

Monday, August 13th @ Coffee with Lacey
Lacey reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about this inspirational memoir about love, loss, and hope!
https://coffeewithlacey.wordpress.com/

Thursday, August 16th @ Ellen Valladares
Fellow author Ellen Valladares reviews Rose Colored Glasses by JoAnn Simon.
https://ellenvalladares.com/

Wednesday, August 22nd @ Linda Appleman Shapiro
Fellow memoirist Linda Appleman Shapiro shares her thoughts after reading Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon.
http://applemanshapiro.com/category/book-reviews/

Thursday, August 23rd @ Bring on Lemons with Cathy Hansen
Wisconsin educator, mother, and business owner Cathy Hansen reviews the memoir Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon.
http://bringonlemons.blogspot.com/

Keep up with the latest stops by following us on twitter @WOWBlogTour.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me!

Dear Younger (20 something year old) Self:

Remember when you thought 30 was old? Well here we are - 41 trips around the sun, 6 beautiful children (one still in diapers), and not only were you WAY wrong on 30 being old, but 41 doesn't feel so bad either. I am cautiously covering up a few grey hairs and I don't wear bootie shorts out of the house anymore, but this isn't the worst gig. You should go ahead and enjoy shaking dice and doing shots though - because hangovers aren't quite as easy to recover from (not sure if it's the age or the number of children). I don't have any advice for you - I look back and though I'm not proud of each and every decision I made, they got me where I am today. You will find your knight in shining armor (so keep kissing idiots in tin foil). You will figure out how to bake a loaf of bread (and your thighs may not appreciate the new skill). You'll survive sleepless nights with new babies (and secretly love each and every moment - knowing you are someone's every thing). You'll even learn to love your body and all it's imperfections! I suppose that brings me to some advice - not a lecture though -

Be nicer to yourself. Someday you'll look back and think "I was so thin" even though at the moment you are thinking "I'm so fat" - it won't really make sense until you are my age and your boobs no longer stay where you expect them too without massive amounts of hardware and you laugh at the mere thought of wearing a thong. You should also be nicer to your mother - but that won't make sense until you ARE a mother either. You have that sign in your kitchen that says "be nice or go home" and honestly young lady, it would do you some good to be nicer to yourself and your mama!

Last but not least - I love you. I love all those hard night you felt all alone. I love you when your heart was breaking. I love you when you were making decisions and you felt so incredibly small but you did the hard things. I love that you never gave up. I love that everything you endured got me here. You did all the hard shit with your head held high and now it's my turn to carry the load - I'm not old though my dear, but I am a bit wiser than you. Keep loving with everything you've got! Keep enjoying everything life has to offer!

Love, Hugs, and Happy Birthday from 41!!




Dear Older (80 something year old) Self:

I hope you know all these pictures I'm taking are for you? I don't want you to forget the smell of fresh cut grass, baby breath in the morning, breastmilk kisses, baby poop, Mark's cologne, and even that distinct smell of Andre and Breccan's room (kind of like a sandbox and a gym locker). I don't want you to forget what each of the children looks like before those first teeth come in. I want you to remember every first day of school, each graduation, every ball game, swim meet, and band concert. I'm enjoying them so much and the truth is, the thought of those memories growing faint is terrifying. I make sure to get my steps in each day and eat right so you can enjoy those grandbabies and great grandbabies that seem so far off in my 41 year old mind. I love each of your wrinkles, each of your smile lines, and each of those knowing glances you'll give the kids when they bring those little bundles of joy to visit you. I'm sorry they don't visit more often, but I hope you'll enjoy all the little memories and keepsakes I've tucked away for you!

Love, Hugs, and Happy Birthday from 41!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Michelle DelPonte reviews "The Vines We Planted" by Joanell Serra

Thank you WOW! Women on Writing for including us as a blog stop on the book blog tour of Joanell Serra's The Vines We Planted- it truly is a pleasure!



Review By Michelle DelPonte:

As a busy mother of two, I seldom get the chance to read. I enjoyed reading The Vines We Planted - I could not set it down!

Uriah loses his wife. Mourning her death, he finds comfort in a horse, whom he believes captured his deceased wife’s spirit. Dealing with the loss of his wife, learning to trust and open his heart again is an exceptional feat. Then enters his first love, Amanda, who left him brokenhearted. Determined not to let her in enough to break him again, Uriah proceeds with caution.

As if love, loss, and learning to love again is not enough, this book touches on secrets, forbidden love, illness, loyalty, honesty, immigration status concerns, adoption, and so much more. Each character developed fully, with such details, you are sitting at the table with them. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. The Vines We Planted is a quick read, as you will get hooked right away.




About the Book:  
In the heart of the California wine country, secrets seem to grow on the vines that Uriel Macon’s family have tended for generations.

Uriel, the winery’s young widower, steers clear of complicated relationships. He prefers the lonely comfort of his vineyard and his horses, until he is reminded of his love affair with Amanda Scanlon; a relationship that ended when she abruptly left the country years ago under a cloud of mystery.

When Amanda returns to Sonoma because of a family crisis, she tries to mend the broken relationships she left behind. In addition, she seeks the truth about her parents’ complicated history and her own parentage.

But Amanda’s unveiling of the past has devastating consequences. In the midst of California’s beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Scanlon family struggles to overcome harsh realities with dignity and grace.

Both Amanda and Uriel stretch to take care of their families, which are facing immigration issues, marital crises, and loss. While navigating these challenges, the couple must decide if they trust themselves to love again, or to finally let each other go.

A Sonoma local, author Joanell Serra’s debut novel is captivating, poignant, and uplifting, demonstrating how seeds planted long ago continue to grow. Sometimes into a strangling weed, sometimes offering a bountiful harvest.

Paperback: 288 pages
Genre: Fiction/Literature
Publisher: WiDO (May 8th 2018)
ISBN-10: 1947966022
ISBN-13: 978-1947966024

The Vines We Planted is available for purchase in print and as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.



About the Author:

Joanell Serra, MFT lives with her growing children, husband and dogs in the lovely Sonoma Valley.

After years of publishing short stories, essays and plays, The Vines We Planted is her debut novel. She can be found polishing her second novel at a coffee shop, sipping a perfect Cabernet in a Sonoma winery or at her website: www.JoanellSerraAuthor.com.

Find Joanell Online:

https://www.facebook.com/Joanellserrauthor/

https://www.instagram.com/joanellserraauthor/

http://joanellserraauthor.com/author-blog/



---------- About today's reviewer:

Michelle DelPonte is a busy mom and health care worker. Her two sons are the focus of her life and she works diligently to raise awareness about autism in the community. She loves reading, anything to do with history and geocaching just to name a few of her many hobbies. Michelle, her husband Ben and their two sons Sebastian and Asher live in Manitowoc, WI on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan where they enjoy walking and biking on the Mariner’s Trail and spending time at the Library.