Children's Book Review, Podcast Interviews

Shermaine Perry-Knights Publishes Book Series to Help a New Generation of Military Kids

Shermaine Perry-Knights has given military families a true gift through the pages of her awesome children’s book series, I Move A Lot and That’s Okay! The book series goes through all of the stages of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS)- a move between one duty station and another. For a child, this can be difficult as you have to pick up and move from your home to a whole new place. Sometimes within the United States and other times, across the world. In her book, she provides relatable, detailed descriptions of this process through sweet stories about military kids experiencing a PCS.

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Writing Competition – S L Hollister, author

Jonathan Clayborne, Haunted Pamlico Dear Writers: In 2021, Haunted Pamlico and the Pamlico Writers Group are teaming up again to sponsor the second-annual Haunt Season Writing Competition. We're seeking poems, ghost stories, creepy tales, science fiction or horror fiction related to the haunting season, which peaks in October. We will accept prose entries of 2,000…… Continue reading Writing Competition – S L Hollister, author

Children's Book Review, Military Community, Podcast

Donetta Gray Wilson debuts “Big God! Big Dreams! Dreams of a Dancer”

Donetta Gray Wilson has created a beautiful book to inspire young readers to go after their dreams! BIG GOD! BIG Dreams! provides hope, encouragement, and inspiration to young readers to dream big. The precious main character and little ballerina, Anna along with her friends, explore their BIG DREAMS and use their faith to achieve each God-given dream.

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Punam V. Saxena- Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond

Listen to my inspirational conversation with the author of Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond, Punam V. Saxena, M.Ed. Parent Impact Coach on Hodge Podge Podcast HERE!

Books, Children's Book Review, wellness

Children’s Book Review- Captain Fantastic and the Chocolate Planet

In the newest release in the series by author Tommy Balaam, Captain Fantastic and his four-legged friend visit a planet made of CHOCOLATE and CONFECTIONS! What kiddo doesn’t dream of living in a world made of candies and treats!? The super duo think they have landed on the best planet in the universe. They explore from Cookie Dough Cove to Mount Honeycomb underneath marshmallow clouds. It seems to be a dream come true!

Books, Children's Book Review, Podcast Interviews, travel

Children’s Book Author, Julie Samra, Pulls from World Travel to Create Rich Stories for Young Readers

Julie Samra is the author of an adorable children’s chapter picture book, Kadoo and Ladoo: Mystery of the Missing Necklace. The book’s colorful pages are filled with sweet messages and Indian heritage. The book features two best friends, Kadoo and Ladoo who live in an Indian village and are always searching for excitement. The little detectives discover their aunt’s favorite necklace has gone missing and begin a journey that takes them seeking clues throughout their village.

Books, Children's Book Review, travel, wellness

Empowering Reads for Kids- San Diego Living

Change in life can be unavoidable, but change can be difficult for little ones. From moving to a new home, a new school, welcoming a new sibling, children may need extra support coping with some of these big life transitions. Two new #EmpoweringReads can help your kids deal with change and learn to embrace new… Continue reading Empowering Reads for Kids- San Diego Living

Books, Military Community, Podcast, wellness

Claire Cain- Romance Novelist and Military Spouse

Looking for a perfect bookclub pick or beach read? Love feel good, romance novels? Claire Cain has your covered. The military spouse, former university professor turned novelist, has authored and published 12 Romance books since 2018. Her books are filled with life experience and joy.

Podcast Interviews

Marissa Ortiz- Founder of BeU Nonprofit Co and W.I.N.E. w/ MO

Marissa Ortiz is a force of light and hope for women and children. After growing up during her adolescent years in group homes and the foster care system, Marissa has achieved greatness and lends a helping hand to all in her path.