I’ve got lots in store, starting with a new cover for Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret….
For kid’s books, there’s nothing better than a book review by kids.
Here’s what Hannah, age 9, over at BookCubs had to say about Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret.
If you like funny fantasy books you’ll love this. It is fantastic. If you do not think it is great, you are crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
|What does an octopus have to do with mermaids? Read Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret and find out!|
When I came up with the idea to write a book about a girl who didn’t know she was a mermaid, my intention was to write a book that was pure fantasy….
You are Hereby Cordially Invited to Dinner with the Queen – Don’t Panic! has been getting a lot of interest over on Miri Attwater’s World.
Apparently there are people getting dinner invitations that are a lot more exciting than the ones I get. Who’s been invited to dinner at the White House? Come on, spill! I want to hear all about it!
Some people seem to be finding that post when they go in search of guides on manners. So what do you do when you get a nice dinner invitation. How do you act? Maybe I can make a little series of posts out of this.
First, let’s start with some basic table manners….
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So I know you’re asking, what does your Christmas dinner have to do with books, writing, and getting kids to read?
Or maybe you aren’t.
For my own peace of mind, I’m going to justify it anyway. (There needs to be some sort of structure to this blog, doesn’t there?)
The first time Miri met the Queen in Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret it was at a fancy, schmancy dinner. Sadly, the Queen wasn’t wearing a tiara. (Don’t worry! A crown is coming in Book 2 – All that Glitters.) But there was plenty of sparkling china, crystal, and silver that Miri had to worry about not knocking off the table!
What are the rules for dining with the Queen?…
This review is special to me because it’s my first official kid’s review of Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret!
Holly is in 3rd grade. She says, “I like mermaids and I loved the bubble world in the book.”…
Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret is on an Amazon’s Top 100 list! It’s #33 on Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Best Sellers in Children’s Greek & Roman Myths!
The mermaids in Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret are based on the mermaids of Greek and Roman mythology. Miri’s last name is Poseidon and several of the other names used in the book are from mermaids of myth. As far as the actual myths go, though, I turned all of them on their heads.
Do mermaids truly sing to lure sailors to their death? Not in Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret!
Find out what the mermaids are really doing when they sing. Click on the following link to pick up your Kindle copy of Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret now at the special holiday price of 99 cents!
Hi, I’m E.S. Ivy, writer of fun, middle grade fiction. I do a lot of research for my books, so if you’re not careful you might accidentally learn something. 🙂
This blog will cover a variety of topics related to my books and turning kids into avid readers by making reading fun. I have a background in science and I’m also pretty crafty (I’ve published crafts in Family Fun Magazine) so all of that will influence the blog. For my first series, Miri Attwater, I also did a lot of research into the structure of governments and how they have evolved over time, so you’ll find a little bit of history as well. Posts should occur about once a week, starting …. um….. soon, I hope!
Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret is currently available in Amazon! After I get all my blogs and webpages up and running, get the final draft of Book 2 off to proof readers, and learn how to sing on my E.S. Ivy twitter account, I’ll start getting The Ocean’s Secret up on other platforms including Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo. If you have a vote for which platform you want it on first, let me know in the comments.
For now I’ll just leave you with a larger version of The Ocean’s Secret to gaze at. I designed the cover and Techno Tim, my resident tech guy, made it a reality. I even got a refresher course in Photoshop and drew in some of the coral! Doesn’t the yellow one in the lower right hand corner look particularly nice?