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Book to Audiobook Check List

TO: AUTHORS or audio-right-holders who would like to use ACX to turn their book into an audiobook. During the past couple months, I’ve turned Once Upon the Rhine and my puffin books, Iceland: The Puffin Explorers Series into audio books. I found some great advice on YouTube and a checklist on the ACX website for… Continue reading Book to Audiobook Check List

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Life Can Be …

My eyes burned from the sea of red lights. My extremities numb, I no longer felt blood run through my hands as they clutched the cars steering wheel, nor my foot as it somehow found its way from brake to throttle repeatedly. As I glanced over my shoulder, trying to find an inch to make… Continue reading Life Can Be …

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Puffin Talk

Iceland: The Puffin Explorers Series … Audiobook A month prior to the national pandemic, I looked into turning my puffin book series into a script for either a play or a little musical. The thought of these books, Puffins Take Flight, Off the Beaten Path, The Land of Fire and Ice, the fun fact book,… Continue reading Puffin Talk

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Where All Puffin Friends Meet

Playful puffin Árni and his best friend Birta are about to leave their burrow for a four-year adventure at sea, but Árni doesn’t want to go—at least not today. He wants one more day to play with his best friend Birta. But before they leave, they embark upon a lively adventure exploring Iceland. Little pufflings… Continue reading Where All Puffin Friends Meet

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When It’s Safe

The lists of our to-dos, like where to travel and adventures we want to take when this is all over and life returns to normal, are growing as we live through this pandemic! At midnight December 31st, I wished for everyone to leap into the New Year with hearts and eyes wide open. Everyone is… Continue reading When It’s Safe

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My mind is blown!

My mind is blown! This is amazing—a review that speaks volumes about my little book: Once Upon the Rhine. Reviewed By: Liz Konkel Readers' Favorite Review Rating: 5 Stars Once Upon the Rhine – Congratulations on your 5-star review! 5 Stars! RA Anderson delivers a unique and delightful tale that introduces children to the mythology… Continue reading My mind is blown!

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When Telepathy is Heard!

Cody’s Voice How does Cody the Cockatrice have a voice when in fact, Cody communicates telepathically? Cody vicariously transmits information to his guardian children and to everyone else who believes in him, sees him, including all critters on Earth large and small. Cody’s job is to protect children, like a fairy-godparent, but he calls himself… Continue reading When Telepathy is Heard!

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Sprinkle a Little Magic

When you are surrounded by talented young people…you smile all the time. I have to admit, my cheeks hurt at times, but what a blessing that is! Zane W Anderson My oldest son’s best friend is in the film industry, still working his way up the ladder. He heard I was looking for a short… Continue reading Sprinkle a Little Magic

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We Hide In Plain Sight

HCM is one of those ‘underlying conditions’ that most people actually don’t know they have. Actually, one in 500 people all around the world have it. I have always felt very lucky to know about my HCM diagnosis. For me, I felt completely ‘normal’ like I had before the doctors identified my HCM. I can… Continue reading We Hide In Plain Sight

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How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two

Cody the Cockatrice plush prototype arrived, and he is perfect! Now we wait for all his hundreds of clones to arrive in the new year. As the original Cody plush sat on my desk staring into my eyes, I knew he was pleading for more. He wants to reach more than a few hundred children.… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two