Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Cheryl Malandrinos - Little Shepherd - Guest Post and Giveaway
THE BLESSINGS OF FRIENDS
If I started counting down the list of what I am thankful for, we would be here a very long time. God has blessed me richly. So, I’m going to focus on the blessing of friends.
In the years I’ve been involved in the publishing industry—both as a writer and a book promoter—I’ve been so blessed to have the support of friends from around the world. There are the fellow writers who critique my work. Where would I be without their gentle direction? Most likely, still unpublished. How about my mentors, who encourage and inspire me? On some of the darkest days of my career, when a rejection truly got me down or things weren’t going as planned, their desire to see me succeed pushed me beyond the sadness and got me writing again. And who can forget those publishers who have taken a chance on a late starter who didn’t even plan to write for children in the first place? I wouldn’t even be writing this post right now if it weren’t for them.
In the years I’ve been promoting books online, I’ve met hundreds of authors, publicists, and bloggers. I’m blessed that my fellow writers have confidence in my abilities to promote their work. There are so many companies out there now. It’s touching to know someone chose me. Virtual book tours have been going strong for years. Every time a publicist agrees to work with me, I’m grateful to have a chance to represent their clients. And I couldn’t do any of this without the help of bloggers who simply love talking about books. As someone who runs seven blogs and contributes to dozens of others, I know how much work it is. What a blessing every time one of these men or women says, “I would love to participate in this tour.” Some of these people have become my closest friends, even though we’ve never met.
No matter how you’ve helped me along over the years, I hope you know how appreciated you are and how much I am touched by your support and friendship. May God bless you now and always.
About the Book
Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?
Prices/Formats: $9.95 paperback
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Release Date: August 21, 2010
Buy Links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, Guardian Angel Publishing
Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.
He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.
Above him, the sky twinkled with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.
Suddenly, a bright light filled the sky.
Obed trembled. “Father, what is happening?”
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About the Author
Cheryl Malandrinos is a children’s author and freelance editor. She is the author of Little Shepherd, released by Guardian Angel Publishing, and A Christmas Kindness, released by 4RV Publishing, under her pen name, C.C. Gevry. A digital version of A Christmas Kindness will be released in 2013.
Since 2007, Cheryl has been an online book publicist specializing in virtual book tours. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger.
Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.
Links to Connect with Author:
Web Site (Cheryl Malandrinos)
Web Site (C.C. Gevry)
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