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Children authors are seen but rarely heard in the blogger world. This Christmas support one of these beautifully talented authors and provide a child in your life with the gift of imagination.
Do you remember as a child, hoping and praying, wishing with all your might, that on Christmas morning that one present was under the tree? The one present you bugged your parents constantly for months about? The one present you obsessed over? Then, you found yourself standing in front of the tree, the one that loomed over you like a mountain, looking in vain for that one box, wrapped in pretty paper, with your name on it?
For me, it wasn't a Barbie, a board game or even an easy-bake oven. A few months before my tenth Christmas, my mother had taken me to an old second-hand store. Tucked into a corner was a book shelf. It was on that shelf that I saw it for the first time; The Black Stallion. I begged, pleaded and made promises with my mother if she would buy me that one book. Unfortunately, my mother, who survived on a welfare check, didn't even have the 35 cents to buy it for me. I was so angry that I didn't speak to her for a solid day. Of course, being a child I got over it fast, but I continued to obsess about the words that I knew were written on those pages.
Christmas morning, still believing in Santa Claus, I raced to the tree, searching for a small gift from him. There it was, a small present with green wrapping and a red bow taped to it. My thrill was quickly squashed when I tore the paper off the book and found a copy of Little Women. My disappointment quickly turned to joy as I sat down and began reading about the March sisters.
My mother, as I learned years later, wanted me to be challenged, to push myself against convention, and she believed that Little Women was the book to do it. I have since read The Black Stallion, but its love has been lost to me now. My mother had given me a present I never knew I wanted, and could never be replaced.
This Christmas, I ask you, a reader and lover of books, to give your children, your nieces and nephews, your grandchildren or even your friends' children, a gift they don't even realize they want. The love for the written word can be a powerful tool to shaping who these children will be.
I ask you to support these selfless authors whose love for children comes before fame or fortune. They write because of the joy they can bring to a child's world. So whether a child in your life owns a tablet, a laptop, an e-reader or any other device or is receiving one for Christmas, load it full of the endless world of possibilities.
Tami, MoB Promos
18 authors are represented below
BRENDA PERLIN (1 BOOK)
CRYSTAL WEST (1 BOOK)
DARREN LEWIS (3 BOOKS)
DIANNE LYNN GARDNER (3 BOOKS)
FIONA BURDETT (1 BOOK)
GARRETT CARKOS (2 BOOKS)
GRETA BURROUGHS (5 BOOKS)
JENNA ELIZABETH JOHNSON (3 BOOKS)
J.M. NORTHUP (1 BOOK)
K.L. WARD (1 BOOK)
KARINA GIOERTZ (1 BOOK)
KATHRYN & GABRIELLE JOHNS (1 BOOK)
KRIS SHIELDS (1 BOOK)
LARA HENLEY (1 BOOK)
MARY THERIOT (2 BOOKS)
MICHELLE MURRAY (1 BOOK)
PRUDENCE HAYES (1 BOOK)
RANDELL BARNES (1 BOOK)
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