The kid in all of us.

Aside from perfecting my deep meditation and concentration during yoga, and besides dancing with my dog and singing into my hairbrush, and writing contemporary romances, I also write children’s stories under the pen name, Maddie Ryan. 

Writing Pippy’s Wish brought out the kid in me and I’ve been having fun creating a Facebook Page for my alter-ego and a short video for Pippy’s Wish. You can view it HERE. 

Who can’t resist a mischievous, precocious, witty, quirky—got love a gal with some quirks—lovable and creative tween-Angel-in-training ?

She loves her orange capri’s, the color purple (yes, she wears these colors together), skateboarding, her puppy and coming up with ways to dodge sitting still in class—which means she gets in a lot of predicaments (I know the kid in all of us can relate to her).

Introducing Pippy’s Wish; a fun, comedic, inspirational read for all ages.

Now available on Amazon.

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Angel-in-Training Pippy is quirky, mischievous, lovable and enchanting. She can’t wait to graduate, earn her wings and become a cool teen Angel.

Although she sometimes makes mistakes, her ingenuity and humor usually yanks her out of trouble.

Except this time, it’s gotten her INTO trouble.

Big trouble.

Can Pippy solve this one on her own?

Pippy’s Wish also includes a few of Pippy’s Favorite Recipes: 

  • Tangerine Angel Cupcakes with Sweet Cloud Frosting
  • Purple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  • Pippy’s Super Cool Mac’ N Cheese with Apple Slices & Potato Chips
  • Pippy’s Flying Angel Punch

Editorial Reviews:

“Pippy’s Wish is a lovable story that will enchant children and adults. Pippy is refreshing the way she approaches any obstacle. There are many good qualities in the story line that gives much thought to options in a person’s life as well as purposes. Ms. Ryan pens a delightful read that will charm and inspire. It is perky and most enjoyable, a winner and one that should not be missed.” Linda L. Reviewer, R. Studio.

“Pippy is a quirky heroine that children will identify with. She is different, but that is all right. She faces her problems head on, chin up and never gives up. The story will have readers reflecting on their own choices and motives, and feeling good about what makes them unique. Pippy’s Wish is a wonderful, inspirational read for all ages.” Dee Gentle, Reviewer.

Join Maddie Ryan and Pippy on Facebook.

Maddie Ryan’s Blog

Pippy on Goodreads

What message are we sending to youth?

 

Please welcome Chrissy Carew author of Insightful Player: NFL Pros Lead a Bold Movement of Hope, the founder of Insightful Player LLC and a Hall of Fame Master Certified Personal and Business Coach from Nashua, NH.

 

Young people today look up to professional athletes for their power, grace and ability on the field or court. Sometimes sports figures are also heralded by young people for their high-flying lifestyles, material assets and high-profile friends.

Continue reading What message are we sending to youth?

Benefit to help the Elmore Family

On 10/04/2011 Dancing With Bear Publishing author Melinda Elmore lost her husband, Tommy, unexpectedly. They have two children, a son, age 23, and a daughter, 13. There was no insurance to cover final expenses, so DWB Publishing is hosting a benefit for the Elmore family on 11/01/2011.

Journey To Christmas Creek is a story Tommy used to tell their children, and Melinda has written this Native American, historical, YA story that will be released on 11/01/2011 at Dancing With Bear Publishing

100% OF THE ROYALTIES FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK FOR A ONE-YEAR PERIOD WILL BE DONATED TO MELINDA AND HER FAMILY. Continue reading Benefit to help the Elmore Family