Lorraine Carey Visits

ARockStarReaderbyKindergardenNEW copy 3I was inspired to write A Rock Star Reader By Kindergarten to help children feel successful and enter the world of literacy with a good healthy attitude. In my thirty-eight years as a reading specialist I’ve had the opportunity to work with many children who did not have a pleasant experience with reading or became withdrawn due to the fact they were not readers. I have taken nonreaders into successful readers over the years and to see these children beaming with pride as they read is priceless. So why not share my knowledge with parents? I want all children to have the opportunity to become readers and happy ones at that.


Have you ever gone on a Word Walk?

Do you know the ABC Rap?


These are just some of the lessons you will find in

‘A Rock Star By Kindergarten’. This is a super-packed guide full of tips, tricks and lesson techniques from a veteran children’s reading specialist.

You will find out just what reading skills your child needs to know by the time they reach kindergarten. It is an easy step-by-step book with fun games, scripted lessons, suggested links and even a link to demonstration videos on concepts mentioned in the book.

Author Lorraine Carey wants children to become a lifelong lover of literacy and this book is a must for those who share her same dream.


Available on Amazon http://amzn.to/1O6sGAH


MEAuthor website www.lorrainecarey.com






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Youtube links for lessons:

Concepts of print video



Phonemic video


Author Blog Challenge: Day 20



Did you publish your book as a traditionally printed book, an eBook, an audiobook, or all three? How did you come to your decision? Which company(ies) did you use for printing, formatting, recording, editing, and distribution? How did you select them?

Okay days 18 and 19 were a wash. I had a lot on the plate and didn’t get a chance to write, but I am back today.

My trilogy are traditionally published ebooks and God-willing my publisher will also have them in print by the end of the year. My Bible study on the other hand was originally a traditionally published ebook but after a year my publisher ended the contract, although since it was an ebook it remained available on Amazon. In May of this year through CreateSpace I reformatted Women of the Bible and made it available in print as well as ebook. I just checked Barnes and Noble and discovered the print version is available there also.

TheTwelvePillarsbundleThe traditional vs non-traditional debate had different results with the two different books. With the trilogy after having a bad experience with vanity publishing and spending more money than I ever made on getting the book printed, I decided traditional publishing was the way to go. I had queried several publishers and either got rejections or heard nothing. Then I did what at that time was a non traditional pitch with Lea Schizas of MuseItUp Publishing. For me the pitch was non traditional in that it was online. It had all the same ingredients as your standard pitch except that I was keying it in on my keyboard from my office and Lea’s responses were received on my computer screen. I can tell you that it was no less nerve racking and my fingers were shaking so bad that I had trouble typing.

Links to purchase:

MuseItUp Publishing: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/bundles/the-twelve-pillars-bundle-detail

Palace of the Twelve Pillars Bundle Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VKYIE1W


51vK90XiXDL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_As for the Bible study like I already mentioned it had already been with a traditional publisher and although their name was no longer on the book it was still available on Amazon. The easy path to get it into print was to go through CreateSpace. In my situation the only cost to me was getting a proof copy and then buying a few of the books to have for gifts or to sell.






Links to Purchase:

Amazon Print: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Bible-Study-Christina-Weigand/dp/1461042666/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Bible-Study-Christina-Weigand-ebook/dp/B00X19HRW6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnes and Noble Print: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/women-of-the-bible-christina-weigand/1121859402?ean=9781461042662



Author Blog Challenge: Day 17 and 18



 What has been the most enjoyable or most memorable aspect?

Missed another day. It’s amazing how life can get in the way of writing.

So I I am  going to talk about the prompt from yesterday. What has been most enjoyable or memorable about writing and publishing my books?

First and foremost the writing, getting to know the characters and see where they were going to take the story and how they were going to grow.

Second the other writers, editors and publishers that I have met and become friends with. Authors are an amazing bunch of people  and I have had the distinct pleasure of befriending a few of them, too many to name here. One I will mention here though and that’s Darlene Reilley. She is my other brain, the person I turn to no matter what the problem. I would go so far as to say she is my brainmate.

This year an amazing thing happened and I have talked about it a little bit, but I’m going to mention it again. One of the authors that I have befriended is also a teacher in Taiwan. Annie Douglass Lima, she can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/annie.lima put me in touch with a sixth grade teacher, Jennifer Finch. After discussing it with Annie and Jennifer I sent bookmarks and a letter from Myrria the dragon to Jennifer’s class and didn’t really expect to hear anymore about it.

Then in May of 2015 I received a large envelope in the mail from Taiwan. In that envelope letters from the 25 students in Ms. Finch’s class along with a class photo. Most of the kids had not read the books, but were so excited to recieve the bookmarks and hear what Myrria had to say. Many of them said they wanted to read the books.

Another amazing incident. In March I did an interview about marriage in exchange for a review of my books sometime in the future. Much to my pleasant surprise March 12, 2015 I recieved a note on Facebook that there was a review of my book up from the 10 year old daughter of the woman who I did the interview for. Maria and Karee Santos gave a wonderful review, but the most amazing one was from Maria. You can check out their reviews at http://canwecana.blogspot.com/2015/03/great-ya-fiction-palace-of-twelve.html?showComment=1426175962081#c747106911061400811.

But the story doesn’t end there. To show my gratitude to Maria I sent a few bookmarks to her. A few weeks later I heard that they had had a class raffle to raffle off the extra ones I sent her. I quickly sent enough for the rest of the students who didn’t win.

To have these children send me notes and write reviews has been the most amazing part of this journey.

Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two available at MuseItUp Publishing

and Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FAPW43G