Bounding For Books Blog Tour


June 1st to June 12th, visit 6 terrific blogs about children’s books. Read interviews, reviews, inspirational articles. Have some fun and check out these great books for summer reading.

Crash! By Mayra Calvani

A Talent for Quiet by Kim Chatel

Zooprise Party Fiesta Zoorpresa by Joy Delgado

Rattlesnake Jam by Margot Finke

Nothing Stops Noah by Shari Lyle-Soffe

Dotty’s Topsy Tale by Donna J. Shepherd

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Mayra Calvani

Multi-genre author, reviewer, dog lover and animal advocate Mayra Calvani hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She's a regular contributor to Blogcritics Magazine and American Chronicle. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, playing the violin, interviewing other authors for her blogs and newsletters and watching too many reruns of Gilmore Girls. She’s the author of the picture book, The Magic Violin, also published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

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Kim Chatel

Kim Chatel is a Canadian born author, photographer and fiber artist. She is the author of three books for children, The Stone Beach (Eternal Press) Rainbow Sheep and A Talent for Quiet (Guardian Angel Publishing). Her interactive chapter book, Burgher and the Woebegone will be out soon from Guardian Angel Publishing. Kim now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter and assortment of animals.

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Joy Delgado

Joy is the owner of an independent publishing house with a children's book division (Laughing Zebra Children Books) and a Bible Study division (The Lord's Milk) with plans to add more divisions in the future. Some of the children's books will be bilingual (English/Spanish) and all will have an Activity Books and a Teacher's Guide and Key. The Bible Studies are commentary free as it has been her personal experience that every time she picks up the Bible to read, study or learn, she gets a message that reaches her where she is at that moment in her life.

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Margot Finke

Margot is an Aussie transplant who writes midgrade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family.

Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Her husband is very supportive, though not interested in children's books . Their three children are now grown and doing very well. Her latest rhyming book is "Rattlesnake Jam" - Guardian Angel Publishing - Illustrated by award winner Kevin Scott Collier.

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Jennifer Gladen

Jennifer is a children's author from Philadelphia. She has written for publications such as Stories for Children Magazine, Once Upon a Time, and Voices for the Unborn. She have two picture books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing. In addition, she started her own Catholic E-Zine for children titled My Light Magazine. The first issue was in August 2008. She is a stay-at-home mom who, when not writing, tends to her three children, two of which have chronic medical conditions.  Jennifer’s upcoming book is called A Star in the Night.

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Shari Lyle-Soffe 

Shari lives in a little house in the woods of Oregon. She has always loved animals. Her yard is home to deer, squirrels, rabbits, birds, skunks, opposum, and raccoons. She loves those rascally raccoons so much she decided to write about them. Her books; Misadventures of Rooter and Snuffle, On the Go With Rooter and Snuffle, and Trouble Finds Rooter and Snuffle are about brother raccoons living in Cathedral Woods with their many animal friends. Nothing Stops Noah is a picture book with new characters and is available now. Watch for "A Horse of Course" coming Spring 2009. Noah has his own blog at 

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Donna J. Shepherd 

Donna looks at everyday life and finds God's fingerprints everywhere. A columnist for The Dabbling Mum and NABBW, her articles and poetry have been published in Reminisce Extra, Just Between Us, Guideposts for Kids, Wee Ones, and more. Her devotionals and stories appear in Daily Grace for Women (Honor Books), Anytime Prayers for Everyday Moms (Warner Books), and The Best Grandma in the World (Howard Books) to name a few.

For the past seventeen years, Donna's husband has pastored an Assemblies of God church in Ohio. Donna is pursuing a Theology degree. She's the Women's Ministries President, Adult Bible Class Teacher, pianist, singer, and speaker.  

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Monday June 8th

Jennifer Gladen hosts Margot Finke

Mayra Calvani interviews  Donna Shepherd

Joy Delgado books beyond reading with  Kim Chatel

Shari Soffe interviews Jennifer Gladen

Margot Finke interview Mayra Calvani

Donna Shepherd hosts Joy Delgado

Kim Chatel is inspired by Shari Soffe

Wednesday June 10th

Jennifer Gladen hosts Donna Shepherpd

Mayra Calvani interviews  Kim Chatel

Joy Delgado books beyond reading with  Jennifer Gladen

Shari Soffe interviews Mayra Calvani

Margot Finke interview Joy Delgado

Donna Shepherd hosts Shari Soffe

Kim Chatel is inspired by Margot Finke

Friday June 12th

Jennifer Gladen hosts Kim Chatel

Mayra Calvani interviews  Jennifer Gladen

Joy Delgado books beyond reading with  Mayra Calvani

Shari Soffe interviews Joy Delgado

Margot Finke interview Shari Soffe

Donna Shepherd hosts Margot Finke

Kim Chatel is inspired by Donna Shepherd