Sumo Joe Pre-Order Available Now

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

Ahhh! Here is the book I’ve been waiting for with excitement. Two people I admire and delight in have come together to make “Sumo Joe”. Congratulations to Mia Wenjen and Nat Iwata on this book; it’s sure to be wonderful! And congratulations to Lee and Low Books for bringing all of this to the world.

Pre-order on Amazon here (Out May 14th):
https://amzn.to/2Nj9Xa7

About the Book

On Saturday mornings, Sumo Joe is a gentle big brother to his little sister. But on Saturday afternoons, he and his friends are sumo wrestlers! They tie on makeshift mawashi belts, practice drills like teppo, and compete in their homemade dohyo ring. They even observe sumo’s ultimate rule: no girls allowed! But when Sumo Joe’s little sister wants to join in the fun, Sumo Joe is torn between the two things he’s best at—sumo, and being a big brother.Fists, feet, and martial art forms collide in this sweet yet spirited rhyming story by author Mia Wenjen and illustrator Nat Iwata.

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More Info

For more info about the book, Mia Wenjen, and Nat Iwata along with a GIVEAWAY! go to:
https://www.pragmaticmom.com/2019/02/sumo-joe-cover-reveal

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Launch of The Kachada Series by Don Sedei

Posted on Feb 4, 2019

Today is the day! It is out! “DAY ONE: Birth is a Death Sentence” by Don Sedei, the first of the Kachada 3-book fiction thriller series.

Don is a dear friend with a great creative mind. Go buy a few thousand copies of his book.

www.DonSedei.com — ISBN-13: 9781642372816 — Available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon, GooglePlay, Kobo (More info below the image)

"Day One: Birth is a Death Sentence" by Don Sedei, the first of the Kachada 3-book fiction thriller series

Fiction Thriller:

DAY ONE: Birth is a death sentence, is the narrative of Kachada Toscano’s unimaginable journey where two parallel universes— the chilling ancestral traditions of the Comanche and the ruthless code of the Sicilian Mafia—mysteriously intersect.

The first of the three-part Kachada Series is available starting February 4 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Google Books, Kobo :

To learn more visit donsedei.com or donsedei.com/blog

About the Book

From the beginning, Kachada knew his life was destined to be anything but normal when his mother whispered in his ear at birth. “Kachada. Remember: Birth is a death sentence, so make every minute count.”

At an early age, Kachada is forced to live his future not by the years or months but by the minute. This unlikely tale, where two parallel universes–the chilling ancestral traditions of the Comanche Tribe and the ruthless code of the Sicilian Mafia–mysteriously intersect will make your palms sweat as your emotions ricochet between loving, crying, hating, praying, and cheering for Kachada as the riddles of his malevolent past help him to cope with his precarious future.

He courts death like a smitten lover chasing every new minute as a second chance at life taking us on an unimaginable journey vowing to mete out justice to those who deserve it most, promising to leave no enemy alive.

You might like to make your friends aware of this ruthless assassin named Kachada before he decides to drop in on them unexpectedly. The best way to do so is by reading, Day One: Birth is a death sentence, an intense fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series that will reside on the backside of your eyelids causing many a restless night.

To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit donsedei.com

About the Author

When I graduated from La Roche College with a B.S. in Advertising Design, I set out to be the best designer in the world and spent my career immersed in the world of advertising and marketing, creating original ideas for some of the world’s largest clients to some of the world’s smallest clients fighting the disease of mediocrity. Chasing my dreams has been a lifelong passion that opened new doors, including the ones to my own ad agency, built on a simple mantra: “Every brand has a soul. But not every agency has the heart to find it. We do.” Likewise, I believe every story possesses a soul and in this case, the untold story of Day One: Birth is a death sentence is a chilling fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series where Kachada, the protagonist, has the heart and courage to expose his without any remorse. My background in advertising has exposed me to a collection of unique experiences that have informed Kachada’s chaotic and unpredictable life. To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com

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More About The Book Series & Author

See the pre-sale announcement post here (The post includes more about the book and author):
http://quietyell.com/2018/11/11/kachada-series-by-don-sedei/

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The Path by Doug Sirois

Posted on Feb 4, 2019

Ordered & received a delightful children’s book, “The Path” by Douglas Sirois. What a wonderful book that I look forward to enjoying & being inspired by many times over with my son as he grows. Congrats to Schylling Inc. on having such a great creative person on your team.

Buy a gazillion copies at: DougSirois.com/thepath or at Amazon (More info below the image)

About the Book

Micah is upset because he can’t find his imagination.

With helpful suggestions along his journey down a wooded path from some forest friends, Micah learns a few key lessons to help find his imagination before returning home.

A sweet enduring picture book with a how-to-find creativity hook, detailed natural and fantastical illustration, THE PATH is sure to inspire and spark any child’s imagination.

About the Author

Douglas A. Sirois was born and raised in Massachusetts. He has since illustrated and designed everything from toys, children’s books, graphic novels to clothing and apparel. His children’s book, The Path, is Doug’s first book as author and illustrator. After living in sunny southern California for ten years and earning a MFA in illustration, Doug currently resides back in Massachusetts with his wife and two children and a dog named Ginger.

Paperback: 36 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1727881354
ISBN-13: 978-1727881356
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

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Kachada Series by Don Sedei

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

Don Sedei is a dear friend, and the first book of his 3-book Kachada series, “DAY ONE: Birth is a Death Sentence,” is out for pre-order. Buy a copy (or a thousand) : www.DonSedei.com — ISBN-13: 9781642372816 — Available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon, GooglePlay, Kobo

About the Book

From the beginning, Kachada knew his life was destined to be anything but normal when his mother whispered in his ear at birth. “Kachada. Remember: Birth is a death sentence, so make every minute count.”

At an early age, Kachada is forced to live his future not by the years or months but by the minute. This unlikely tale, where two parallel universes–the chilling ancestral traditions of the Comanche Tribe and the ruthless code of the Sicilian Mafia–mysteriously intersect will make your palms sweat as your emotions ricochet between loving, crying, hating, praying, and cheering for Kachada as the riddles of his malevolent past help him to cope with his precarious future.

He courts death like a smitten lover chasing every new minute as a second chance at life taking us on an unimaginable journey vowing to mete out justice to those who deserve it most, promising to leave no enemy alive.

You might like to make your friends aware of this ruthless assassin named Kachada before he decides to drop in on them unexpectedly. The best way to do so is by reading, Day One: Birth is a death sentence, an intense fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series that will reside on the backside of your eyelids causing many a restless night.

To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com

About the Author

When I graduated from La Roche College with a B.S. in Advertising Design, I set out to be the best designer in the world and spent my career immersed in the world of advertising and marketing, creating original ideas for some of the world’s largest clients to some of the world’s smallest clients fighting the disease of mediocrity. Chasing my dreams has been a lifelong passion that opened new doors, including the ones to my own ad agency, built on a simple mantra: “Every brand has a soul. But not every agency has the heart to find it. We do.” Likewise, I believe every story possesses a soul and in this case, the untold story of Day One: Birth is a death sentence is a chilling fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series where Kachada, the protagonist, has the heart and courage to expose his without any remorse. My background in advertising has exposed me to a collection of unique experiences that have informed Kachada’s chaotic and unpredictable life. To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com


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Giuseppe Castellano : Do I Need An Agent?

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Worth a read! http://www.gcastellano.com/arttips/do-i-need-an-agent

…In this post, you and I will go through the steps of a submission, from researching agencies to signing on the dotted line—while having a bit of a heart-to-heart along the way.

I also ask six well-respected agents to share their thoughts by answering three questions.

By the end of this post, you may finally have the answer to: “Do I need an agent?” …


Giuseppe Castellano is an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House; with over seventeen years of book publishing experience. He oversees the imprints of Grosset & Dunlap, Mad Libs, Frederick Warne and Co., the Penguin Young Readers, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, and Cartoon Network Books.

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Publisher’s Weekly 2016 Children’s Starred Review Annual

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

publishers-weekly_childrens-starred-reviews-2016If you haven’t seen this, it’s available online. You can download a pdf of it too (upper right link of the page):

“This year’s edition features 390 starred reviews of children’s and young adult books that published in 2016. Plus we talked to children’s book editors about what it was like to work with authors who were their childhood heroes.”

http://www.digitalpw.com/digitalpw/2016_childrens_starred_reviews_annual?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly

Also, here is the NYTimes “Notable Children’s Books of 2016”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/books/review/notable-childrens-books-of-2016.html

my-name-is-james-madison_by_jonah-winter_and_terry-widenerAn illustrator here in Dallas that I know (Terry Widener) got listed too! He’s a great guy and we’re all so glad he got featured in this list! His book:

My Name is James Madison Hemings
By Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Terry Widener.
40 pp. Schwartz & Wade Books. $17.99. (Picture book; ages 5 to 9)
http://amzn.to/2hwAJyK


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SCBWI Draw This! Galleries

Posted on Oct 1, 2016

logo-scbwiI’ve been bookmarking the past SCBWI DrawThis! galleries. Here they all are:

2015.06 : http://scbwidrawthis.blogspot.com/

2015.07 : http://drawthisadventure.blogspot.com/

2015.08 : http://drawthisdiverse.blogspot.com/

2015.09 : http://drawthismuse.blogspot.com/

2015.10 : http://drawthisenchanted.blogspot.com/

2015.11 : http://drawthisreflection.blogspot.com/

2015.12 : http://drawthissleighride.blogspot.com/

2016.01 : No SCBWI DrawThis! Contest

2016.02 : http://drawthisdance.blogspot.com/

2016.03 : http://drawthislucky.blogspot.com/

2016.04 : http://drawthisarrival.blogspot.com/

2016.05 : http://drawthisborrow.blogspot.com/

2016.06 : No SCBWI DrawThis! Contest

2016.07 : http://drawthisadmire.blogspot.com/

2016.08 : https://drawthisroyal.blogspot.com/

2016.09 : https://drawthisswift.blogspot.com/


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