Here’s Some Exciting News For Me

I just received an email from a publisher from Mauritius (an island in the Indian Ocean) that wants to publish one of my children’s short stories “A Silver Metal”. This story will be published in a text book for children 10 through 14 who are learning English. If any of you are familiar with this island is has a multicultural ethnic background where many speak French but the Government speaks English. It has ideal weather and it has wonderful beaches which makes it a tourist paradise.

I am thrilled and honored that they have selected my story for inclusion into their textbooks.

Summary of story:

“Well,” began Kevin, “it’s just that I’m not very good at anything.”  “Cheer up, son,” his dad told him as he patted him on the back. “You know about Albert Einstein. No one knew that he was special for a long time. George Bernard Shaw, the playwright, was an average student but he became very famous. Kevin, all children are special.”

 

 

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Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review

This is a very attractive magazine for poems, fiction, nonfiction, and art.

Their Spring issue in May will include a photo of mine.

When  it becomes available, I will post the link.

I hope you’ll check it out.

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“Clarence the Cricket” – Story of the Week

My children’s short story “Clarence the Cricket” has been selected as Editor’s Choice story of the week at http://alfiedog.com/fiction/editors-choice/. It may be downloaded for a reduced price.

I believe it will reached the heart’s young children who are fighting an illness.Freddie was a very young boy who had a serious illness. He had to spend many days by himself. He had no one to play with so he invented an imaginary friend, Clarence, after he actually found a  real cricket. Clarence was the young who help guide Freddie as he covered.

The drawing of Clarence was done by my grandson, Marc.

I’m sure that your children will enjoy the story.

 

 

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I Will be Published in a Japanese Workbook

I just received an email from a Japanese publisher about my children’s story “The Silver Tree” which is posted on www.shortkidstories.com They want to publish it in a Japanese workbook to teach students to read and learn English. They will publish 30,000 workbooks of which I will receive a copy along with an honorarium. The story is less than 500 words and they only selected one other story from this website.

Check out the current website and you will find my selected story. You will also find many interesting stories for your children or grandchildren.

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Two February Poetry Readings

For those of you who live in Southern Connecticut I will be reading some of my poems, along with other poets, on February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carriage Barn in New Canaan, and on February 11 at 1:00 at the Weston Sr. Center.

The poets all belong to the Connecticut Poetry Society and many will have books available to purchase.

The group of poets is a diverse group composed of both the Wilton and New Canaan poets. Their styles are very different and they are very good poets.

I’m looking forward to both events.

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Alfie Dog Stories

If you’re looking to download children’s stories why not try www.alfiedog.com. They are a great website with wonderful stories for kids. They have published three of mine, once is titled “The Cat in the Castle”. It’s rather like a fairy tale from years back.

Here is an example of the story:

Right after breakfast the King went up to Princess Victoria’s bedroom. He sat down on her bed and asked, “Why my darling daughter don’t you leave your room and play outside in the garden?
“I’m frightened,” said the princess.
“Frightened of what?” asked the King.
“I’m afraid of the mice” she answered.
“Oh those little creatures won’t come into our castle,’ said the King. “You can go into the library and sit by the fire and read.”
“They’re already here in the castle,” she answered. “I saw them last week scouring in and out of the kitchen.”

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Stories that Children Love!

My children’s short story “Stingy Jack and the Jack O’Lantern” is getting lots of attention. Even though Halloween is long gone children or their parents (reading to children) seem to like my story because there over 500 people who have read it.

There are also a few comments which have been posted. If you’re looking for free stories for you children make sure you view the site http://www.shortkidstories.com.

You can leave a comment on my blog and let me know what you think of the various stories.

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