Need a illustrator for a children book. You Need Don Tate

Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator and author. He’s illustrated more than 40 books for children, trade and educational. He is the author of It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Taught Himself to Draw. It is a Lee & Low New Voices honor winner and will publish in April 2012.
Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (Charlesbridge, 2011) is the most recent book that features Don’s illustration work. It’s been recognized in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times holiday guides.
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story (HarperCollins, 2010) is a Junior Library Guild selection. School Library Journal said, Both author and illustrator are on top of their games as they bring this inspiring story to life.” She Loved Baseball was honored by the Bank Street College of Education as a Best Children’s Books of the Year.

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Archleta the writier Chisolm

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Archuleta Chisolm
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
THE OFFICIAL Poetry Diva, Spoken Word Artist, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Creative Force, Truth Teller, Listener, and Butterfly. Archuleta is a sought-after artist, and author of Heaven Knows Your Existence. She inspires readers and audiences with her down-to-earth style to become more of themselves and live with purpose. Her on-line newsletter is read by thousands each month, and she is currently working on her first spoken word cd project, and two poetry books. Archuleta has spoken at various church events, community health fairs, women’s groups, book clubs, facilitated career and scholarship workshops for students, and presented spoken word for local events. She has been featured in The Sun Times, The National Library of Poetry, and the on-line magazine, The Nubian Chronicles. Archuleta formed Artfully Speaking in 2006, which provides various programs and self-improvement opportunities, as well as coaching for aspiring authors. A native of Kansas City, the former radio show host served eight years in the United States Army Reserve. Archuleta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DeVry University, and an MBA degree from Baker University.

Shots Fired by Gary Jones with reviews.

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Gary P. Jones (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3244-7 ©2006
Price: $18.95
Book Size: 5.5” x 8.5” , 371 pages
Category/Subject: TRUE CRIME / Murder / General

“Shots Fired!” When these two simple, yet terrible, words are heard over the police radio everything else immediately stops! A police officer somewhere is in trouble, and needs help!
Abstract:
The 1970’s was the deadliest decade in modern law enforcement history and more police officers died than during any other decade of the 20th Century. In Fort Lauderdale, the “Venice of America,” violent crime was almost out of control and to stem this vicious tide the Fort Lauderdale Police Department created the Tactical Impact Unit. Written with all the drama and excitement of a novel, Badge 149 – ‘Shots Fired!’ tells the true story of this small group of men and of the daring exploits that made them so well-known and respected.

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  WOW , 11/20/2006
Reviewer: Brian Dodge
This book is a must read! Not just for those in law enforcement but those who want to get a “glimpse” at just how difficult the “JOB” can be. Jones depicts the right feelings and thoughts that happen when an officer is in a stressful situation and just serves as a reminder how much law enforcement does for our community. GREAT READING!!!!
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  A Must-Read Book , 09/25/2006
Reviewer: Barry Margolis
Simply stated, this is not only required reading for past and present law enforcement, but for ANYONE who ever wondered just what lengths police officers had to go to in order to Protect and Serve. Thank you, Gary, for telling it just the way it was!
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  True Depiction , 10/16/2006
Reviewer: vicki benoit
Gary Jones wrote this book from a perspective few sew of police officers…we are human. Many books depict us as hardcore and uncaring. This books reveals the hard work, dedication, the emotions up and down, and the frustration and fears we all experience.
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  As Real As It Gets , 10/17/2006
Reviewer: Tom Woolsey
As a former member of the Tactical Impact Unit I have to say that this book put me right back into the incidents that Gary depicted in the chapters. The greatest and most dedicated group of people I have had the privilege of knowing. T.I.U. established guidelines for future special units in law enforcement.
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  Badge 149 ‘Shots Fired’ , 12/11/2006
Reviewer: Major Jim Eskew
An outstanding portrayal of the fight against criminal events unfolding in real life drama. This comes from a very dedicated officer alone with his thoughts as he trys to right wrongs and protect the community within which we live. His courage, honesty and desire to defeat the bad guys and protect the victims, is an inspiration to us all. ‘Shots fired’ is a MUST read!

THE FIRST PERSON by PERON LONG

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The First Person
by Peron Long
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Well-known gospel artist T’Shobi Wells’ biggest desire is to erase a tumultuous past filled with molestation. When he moves to Charlotte, North Carolina, it isn’t long before he finds himself involved in not one but two affairs, causing the skeletons in his closet to rattle loudly.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Kensington Publishing Corp. (first published 2010)
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Afraid to Die By Lisa Jackson

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The bodies of two women who Detective Selena Alvarez knew are found frozen solid and deliberately displayed. And each wears a piece of Selena’s jewelry. Selena’s partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, is on the case, but this killer already knows too much about her secret terror, her flaws, and the past she’s tried to outrun. And soon he’ll show her that she has every reason to be afraid.

Afraid to Die: A Selena Alvarez / Regan Pescoli Novel
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Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller
Mass Market Paperback: 484 pages
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The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. A string of terrifying murders has been solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. Two women are missing — both of whom Selena knew. In a small town like Grizzly Falls, that’s no surprise. But when their bodies are found, frozen solid and deliberately displayed, Selena is shocked to the core. Each victim wears a piece of her jewelry. Selena’s partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, and the entire department are on the case, as is P.I. Dylan O’Keefe — a man Selena got too close to once before. But this killer already knows too much about the mistakes Selena has tried to outrun. The secrets of her past are coming to the surface, one by one. And soon a madman bent on revenge will show her just how much she has to lose…

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Rafael Abalos- Fantasy Novelist

Rafael Ábalos
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Rafael Ábalos

Rafael Ábalos at the ‘Comédie du Livre’ of Montpellier, France, 2009.
Born October 12, 1956 (age 55)
Archidona, Málaga, Spain
Occupation Novelist
Language Spanish
Nationality Spanish
Genres Fantasy, Children’s Literature
Notable work(s) Grimpow: The Invisible Road
Rafael Ábalos (born 12 October 1956, Archidona, Málaga) is a Spanish author of the bestseller book Grimpow: The Invisible Road (ISBN 0385733747) published in 2007.[1][2] The children’s fantasy novel was about a boy finding a mysterious amulet in France who becomes a focus of a “centuries-old mission” to enlighten humanity.[2] According to a review in Publishers Weekly, Ábalos “blends the grand-scale storytelling prowess and epic quest element of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the cryptographic intrigue of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code”, and gave it a positive review.[2] The book was published by Random House.[3]
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^ Ed Park (2011). “Running in circles”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
^ a b c Staff writer (2007). “Rafael Ábalos, translated by Noël Baca Castex. Delacorte”. Publishers Weekly. ISBN ISBN 978-0-385-73374-8. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
^ Staff writer (2007). “Random House Children’s Books”. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2011-02-12. “Random House Children’s Books … Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Ábalos;”

101 of the Best Fiction Writing tips part 1

101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part I

  1. Calling characters by their proper names in dialogue almost always sound phoney. 5 Creative Flaws that Will Expose Your Lack of Storytelling ExperienceStoryfix
  2. There’s never a perfect time for writing, so stop waiting for itWhy There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time to WriteDaily Writing Tips
  3. Be selective about what you include in your story. You don’t need it allSix Structural Problems Writers Face & How to Fix them.Beyond the Margins
  4. Increase the stakes for your characters to prevent sagging story middlesWhen Middles SagWriters in the Storm
  5. Use a waterproof dive slate to take notes in the showerThe Three Writing Tools I Can’t Live WithoutWriter Unboxed
  6. Avoid extended dialogue without sufficient groundingFive Openings to AvoidNathan Bransford
  7. To write a better book, write your query letter firstWrite Your Query First for a Better Book. Writer Unboxed
  8. Bigger doesn’t mean better. Use simple words instead of deliberately choosing big wordsJust Call It Freaking “Green” Already.Writer Unboxed
  9. Writer’s block might mean you’re trying to write something you’re not ready to writeAdvice from Jonathan FranzenGotham Writers’ Workshop
  10. Epiphanies are overused in fiction, and can be boringThe Problem of the Eureka MomentBeyond the Margins
  11. Your novel shouldn’t be a thinly-disguised memoir12 Signs Your Novel Isn’t Ready to PublishAnne R. Allen
  12. Try to use all five senses when writing each scene of your book5 Tips for Writing Better SettingsJody Hedlund
  13. Don’t describe silence as ‘deafening’Things to Avoid [in Writing]Glass Cases
  14. Prologues usually just encourage infodumps. Prologues–This Side of Hell. Behler Blog
  15.  Using defense mechanisms can increase the tension between charactersUsing Defense Mechanisms for CharactersRoni Loren’s Writing Blog
  16. Less is more when it comes to describing your charactersWhy Less Detail Makes More Believable CharactersPlot to Punctuation
  17. In action scenes, vary sentence length and structure to increase or decrease speed and excitementHow to S.W.O.T. Your Story Over the FenceStoryfix
  18. In first drafts, you don’t need to know everything. Use placeholders (like X) as reminders to research a detail later. First Draft Secrets: Five Simple StepsWrite to Done
  19. Sometimes the most important moments in dialogue is what isn’t saidWhat Isn’t Said: Subtext in DialogueAuthor Culture
  20. Try using an ambiguous ending to create a plot twist (often works well in short stories). 10 Ways to Create a Plot TwistT.N. Tobias 
  21. Avoid overused, obvious symbolism in your fictionThe Obvious Symbolism PoliceGlass Cases
  22. Dialogue should reveal emotion through words, not adverbs (eg. “she said angrily”)Tips for Improving Dialogue In Your NovelThe Creative Penn
  23. Know everything about your characters’ backstories, but write about only 10% of itCharacter PlanningProcrastinating Writers
  24. Your protagonist can’t be easily satisfied. He needs to want something badly. Can You Write a Publishable First Novel? Anne R. Allen’s Blog

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