New Readers

IMG_1289Today I’m so excited (but also a little nervous) that one of my very good friends is getting ready to read my books to and with her kiddos tonight. Look at this cute photo she sent with those big smiles – the kids are excited too! Squeeeeeeeee!

 

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New Books – “Gnomeling”

In case you haven’t heard already, I am so happy to announce the releases of my new children’s books! “Gnomeling, The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” was released on March 31, and “Gnomeling, The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” was released on April 3. Both are currently available on Amazon.

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“Gnomeling: The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” – https://www.amazon.com/Gnomeling-Tales-Christian-Tompta-Book/dp/1946813001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-1&keywords=Gnomeling

“Gnomeling: The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946813052/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-2&keywords=Gnomeling

I will be offering them locally (Dayton) at an indie author book sale at the Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood Ohio on May 20, from 11am – 2pm. Invite your friends and come enjoy a cup of coffee as you peruse the books!

“Gnomeling” Launch Party!

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Join me for the “Gnomeling” Launch Party!! It’s the first book in the middle grade fantasy series, “The Tales of Christian Tompta.” I will also be releasing the “Gnomeling Companion Coloring and Activity Book” at the same time. Links will be posted next week, but here’s the link for the P-A-R-T-Y!!! Make sure to sign up for the prize giveaway!

https://www.facebook.com/events/119494041920677/

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In a Literary Newsletter!

Hi friends!

Last week I was featured in a local Dayton literary newsletter by Fred Marion and thought I would share…(P.S. I was tickled!) I also want to mention that in the new year I will be reducing the blog to once per week – except in case of news…

“How can we live more creatively? A one-question interview with Dawn Paul

Q: How can people live more creatively?

A: ‘Taking advantage of opportunities that arise with an open mind allows one to access mental possibility. I often refer to my mind as a faucet of creativity that I turn on and off – which is easier after I have explored or learned something new that inspires me. Looking at art, focusing intently on a song, taking a walk through a park, a mall or a touristy location are all ways to turn on the faucet of creative flow.’

Dawn blogs biweekly at DMPaul.com. She’ll be indie publishing the first in a series of children’s books, “The Tales of Christian Tompta: GNOMELING,” on March 31, 2017. She was kind enough to share a photo of her art room. She uses one desk to make art (the left desk) and other to write.”

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The image was also included. Thanks Fred!

Thanks to all who’ve been reading my blog this past year!

Let’s start 2017 with a bang!

 

NaNoWriMo 2016

Well, this is exciting! NaNoWriMo starts next week and I can’t wait. I am so enthusiastic this year that I have decided to host a Nano write-in. I’m going to be putting together some kind of word prompts and challenges document to take with me to help jumpstart our creative juices. It’s closer to the middle of the month when the writing drag sets in, so hopefully it will be helpful for those who attend.

I’ll be writing the next four books with Christian Tompta as the main character-and yes, I have planned them out already. I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be moving in this direction, even though I haven’t put out the first series yet. My timeline has been extended on publishing the first series because I decided I am illustrating the books! If you are interested in hearing news about any of my upcoming books, please join my email list. Those on the list will be the first to know when “The Tales of Christian Tompta” books become available.

So what is NaNoWriMo you ask? It’s short for National Novel Writing Month, which is an organization dedicated to doing nonprofit work with kids, libraries, community centers and schools to promote literacy. Their motto is “The World Needs Your Novel.” NaNoWriMo helps writers to focus and create those manuscripts they’ve always dreamed of as well. If you’re interested in donating along with me, here’s a link:

https://store.nanowrimo.org/donations

Maybe pick yourself up a t-shirt too? I did… or two…

If you’re interested in writing, get in touch with me. And if you’re local, come to my write-in!