Thursday, 7 December 2017

Free Coloring Contest For Kids


The Dragon Newsletter via author Diane Mae Robinson is pleased to announce another contest for kids. Yay! This contest will involve coloring a picture from the Sir Princess Petra Coloring Book and adding a short paragraph about the scene the participant colors and enters into the contest. The paragraph (75 to 100 words) can be dialogue,descriptive, or both. The contest is open to Canada and U.S. (including Hawaii). The contest is for kids 6 – 17 years of age.
The prizes:

Sling bag with Snarls the dragon logo Value $35.00


                                                                              

2nd editions, published 2017, The Pen Pieyu Adventures series
paperbacks by Diane Mae Robinson
$42.00 value







 Sir Princess Petra Coloring Book (2)
by Diane Mae Robinson
Value $16.00



   

Drawing Fantasy Creatures paperback
by A.J. Sautter
$13.00 Value






                                                                       Drawing Dragons
                                                                       paperback
                                                                       by Sandra Staple
                                                                       $19.00 value


How to enter the contest:
  • Contest participants can enter by signing up to The Dragon Newsletter (an occasional newsletter about my new book releases, contests, and giveaways). Upon sign up, you will receive the 55-page pdf coloring book, which are the pages for the contest. Sign-up form here: https://dragonsbook.com/subscribe/
  • Contest participants can be from a school I have previously visited on an author visit, although, a teacher from each class will have to register on behalf of the students in that class. 
  • If you are already signed up for my newsletter, you will receive the link for the pdf coloring pages again in the November/December Dragon Newsletter. 
  • One entry per person. 
  • Entries can be emailed or mailed. Mailing address details will be sent via The Dragon Newsletter November/December 2017 Edition.
  • All entries must include: Name, Age, School & Classroom I Visited or Email Address you used to sign up to the newsletter with.
  • Winning entries will be judged by coloring and writing skills based on age. The short paragraph about the scene should be between 75 and 100 words (dialogue, descriptive, or both, and grammar counts). 
  • Contest closes April 1, 2018.
Want to see last year’s winning entries? Go here: http://bit.ly/2AfGpU8
To learn more about my dragon books for children or to order autographed copies of The Pen Pieyu Adventures series: https://www.dragonsbook.com

P.S. Releasing soon The Dragon Grammar Book – Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom by Diane Mae Robinson starring The Pen Pieyu  Adventures characters. The Dragon Grammar Book is an easy-to-understand grammar book for middle grades and up. Stay tuned for pre-order sale and release date.





Have fun! Dragon hugs. Diane

Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Dragon Grammar Book

The Dragon Grammar Book - Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom

 Author: Diane Mae Robinson

Illustrations By Samantha Kickingbird

With A Bonus Section: Illustrations by the Author

Publisher: Diane Mae Robinson Ink

Releasing In Nov. 2017

Middle Grade Through Adult




Finally! An easy-to-understand grammar book with fun grammar lessons. The Dragon Grammar Book is the ideal grammar book for kids, dragons, and adults alike. From multi-award winning children’s fantasy author, Diane Mae Robinson, The Dragon Grammar Book introduces middle grades through adults to the basic rules of the English language with easy grammar lessons. Featuring the zany fantasy characters in the author’s The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, The Dragon Grammar Book is sure to be enjoyed by the whole kingdom.



When Sir Princess Petra clobbers Snarls with a book, she uses the only book that can help her fire-breathing dragon-steed: The Dragon Grammar Book. This amazing book uses kid-friendly sentences, humorous illustrations, and easy-to understand examples. The Dragon Grammar Book is a fun tool that will help your middle-grade dragons better understand the basic rules of writing—and reading. 
            —Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews


In her latest offering, Diane M. Robinson takes on a challenge greater than any of the obstacles which Sir Princess Petra has yet faced: how to make the arcane rules of English grammar interesting and accessible to a wider audience. While many kids and adults would rather face a fully-grown ogre than the laws of punctuation, The Dragon Grammar Book provides a clear and comprehensive look at our language for princesses and dragons alike. With clear examples and fun activities, this book is a must-have for readers and aspiring writers.
            —Peter Takach, High School English Teacher and Grammarian


The Dragon Grammar Book takes some of the basic rules of writing and makes them more approachable with a dash of creative fun courtesy of The Pen Pieyu all-stars. So whether you’re a sword wielding princess, an onion loving dragon, or an everyday Jane/Joe, you’ll walk away with a clearer understanding of the English language and be ready to tackle sentence structure and word usage with the best of them. 
           —Gina Reba, Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


Unbeatable winning combination . . . Sir Princess Petra faces her fears of the menacing fire-breathing dragon and conquers the pitfalls of grammar! Clever, painless, and fun way to learn, implement and test yourself in the English language. 
           —Barbara Ann Mojica, Author of the Little Miss HISTORY children’s nonfiction book series, http://LittleMissHISTORY.com



 
Illustration by Diane Mae Robinson
Do you want to be part of the review team for The Dragon Grammar Book? Just leave me a comment below.

Diane Mae Robinson is the international multi-award-winning author of the children fantasy/adventure series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures.  The author is also an artist, art teacher, editor of children books, and a writing instructor.  Diane lives in central Alberta, Canada.

To read more about the author's dragon books for children, visit: https://www.dragonsbook.com
and while you're there, subscribe to the author's newsletter about new contests and giveaways, and download the free Sir Princess Petra Coloring Book

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Build Your Network

You can have a stronger network in just 10 days!

You all know that having and keeping a robust network is vital to our career success.
We know the clich├ęs, we’ve been to the networking events. Let’s be honest:
Knowledge is not what’s holding you back from building a strong network.
Action is.
Knowing how to take action and find the new connections most beneficial to your career goals?
Knowing how to take action and begin a conversation with new people?
Knowing how to take action and properly introduce yourself to strangers?
Knowing how to take regular action and how do you maintain a habit of connecting with those in your network?
That’s where my friend David Burkus comes in.
David is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and a business school professor. He’s sold thousands of copies of his books, spoken to audiences like Fortune 500 companies and the US Naval Academy, and has a TED talk that’s been viewed more than 1.7 million times.
And he’ll be the first to tell you it was the friends in his network that helped him get there.
For the last 2 years, David’s been studying the science of social networks and became angry at the amount of bad advice out there. Most of it is well-meaning, but almost all of it is just advice from one single person on what might have worked well for them.
None of it was a system that could be repeated and NONE of it was based on the scientific research on how humans make connections and strengthen their relationship.
So he did something about it.
David just released a simple but powerful ebook called:
10 Days To A Better Network
In this brief PDF, you’ll walk through 10 evidence-based tactics to truly grow your network and leverage it for your success.
This isn’t a collection of rote advice such as “polish your elevator pitch” or “always eat meals with new people.” Instead, it’s going to outline what 50+ years of social network science research has shown and provide an activity or method that leverages this research to strengthen your network.
In the week of Oct. 23, 18, check out the book and download a copy here: https://dianerobinson–insurgent.thrivecart.com/super-connector-summit-all-access-pass/59d3a308eefa5/
The best part?
David is giving this book away for FREE – for a limited time to everyone who registers for David’s upcoming Super Connector Summit.
The Super Connector Summit gathers 60+ experts on networking, professional connections, and relationships and shares their advice for changing your life by strengthening your network.
You’ll learn from amazing thinkers and doers like:
Adam Grant, the New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
Dorie Clark, the personal branding expert behind Reinventing You and Stand Out
Jordan Harbinger, the host of the top-ranked podcast The Art of Charm
Jenny Blake, author of Pivot, international speaker and executive coach
and so many more
The Super Connector Summit kicks off on Monday, October 30th and I wanted to personally invite you to grab a free seat now. And when you do, you’ll also download David’s powerful new ebook.
To your success,
Diane
PS: Remember, this ebook is totally free when you register for the Super Connector Summit. Grab your copy (and your seat) here: https://dianerobinson–insurgent.thrivecart.com/super-connector-summit-all-access-pass/59d3a308eefa5/

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Check out my live interview! The Success Mentor Summit!

My interview for the Success Mentor Summit will be out there for the taking in 24 hours!  I am so excited and grateful to be a part of this event because I know it is doing so much for so many people who are ready for a change.  



I know the struggles of trying to find the guidance and support I need to really level up.


This is why I love this summit ... every success mentor knows that a great mentor provides more than just motivation and inspiration. They know the power of tactical strategies when to comes to mentoring and mindset to help you grow towards your own success.


I hope you'll check out what I have to say in my interview because I know you'll love it! I'll be sharing information about how I went from an unpublished author to a multi-award winning author and, hopefully, inspiring other authors with my journey. My panel interview is on Sept. 11th at 4:00 p.m. EST.


Oh, and if you haven't yet registered ... or want to grab an "All Access Pass," click here.  You'll love it!  https://mm216.isrefer.com/go/register/dianemaerobinson


To your success!

Diane

Saturday, 9 September 2017

LAST CHANCE!!! The Success Mentor Summit at its Lowest Price Ever!


I just wanted to send one last reminder that TODAY is the LAST DAY to order the All Access Pass for the Success Mentor Summit at the crazy low price of $97! https://mm216.isrefer.com/go/order/dianemaerobinson

 
….You have until tonight at midnight to upgrade and save before the price doubles.
 
If you are wishing you had MORE time to access these incredible interviews then the All Access Pass is perfect for you!  https://mm216.isrefer.com/go/order/dianemaerobinson

 
Join the hundreds of others just like you who saw the value in this content and wanted forever access to it!

 
Register today to upgrade to one of our “All Access Pass” packages. Depending on which you choose, you’ll get:
 
  • Lifetime access to ALL interviews (in video and MP3 form)
  • Membership to a private online group ...
  • Incredible (and valuable!) free bonuses from our mentors …
  • A hardback copy of the brand-new book, One Minute Mentoring, published by Harper Collins ...
  • An exclusive video Q&A with Claire Diaz-Ortiz...
  • A Private Webinar with Ken Blanchard ...
  • A 100% money-back guarantee ...
  • ...and lots more!
 
Join us now. I can’t wait to connect with you in the member area.
 
With gratitude,
 
Diane
 
P.S. When you order the All Access Pass TODAY, you even get a 100% money back guarantee, so there is no risk on your part.  Nice! https://mm216.isrefer.com/go/order/dianemaerobinson


…There is NO BETTER TIME to get access to the complete experience for the Success Mentor Summit!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

It’s about to start! The Success Mentor Summit!


I wanted to remind you that the Success Mentor Summit starts in just days!

I'm SO excited!

Before the summit takes off (and, boy, is it going to!), I wanted to give you an idea of what to expect and how it will work.  

When you register for your free ticket:  
  • You’ll receive an email each day of the Summit that will include instant access to that day’s expert mentors and the topics of the day.  
 
  • You'll have 24 hours to consume the information before it expires.
 
At any time, you'll be able to upgrade to one of the All Access Pass Packages.
 
Depending on which package you choose, you’ll get:  
 
  • Lifetime access to ALL interviews (in video and MP3 form)
  • Membership to a private online group ...
  • Incredible (and valuable!) free bonuses from our mentors …
  • A hardback copy of the brand-new book, One Minute Mentoring, published by Harper Collins ...
  • An exclusive video Q&A with Claire Diaz-Ortiz...
  • A Private Webinar with Ken Blanchard ...
  • A 100% money-back guarantee ...
  • ...and lots more!
 
Oh, and check out some of the other speakers who are part of the summit:
 
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(...and many more...there are 100+ speakers participating!)

I'm super excited about this, and really hope you join the Success Mentor Summit https://mm216.isrefer.com/go/register/dianemaerobinson

Also, I'll be speaking at this event Mon, Sep 11 at  4pm EST.
 
More to come,
 
Diane

P.S. I’m so pumped about the caliber of speakers and what they're going to offer.  I don't want you to miss out! Stop over and grab your free ticket or All Access Pass! https://mm216.isrefer.com/go/register/dianemaerobinson



Saturday, 26 August 2017

Litpick Student Review of Sir Princess Petra's Talent



2nd Edition June 2017
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Juvenile Fiction

 Profile PictureAmpster Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Sioux Center, Iowa, United States
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Litpick Reviews:  5 Stars

https://litpick.com/books/sir-princess-petras-talent-pen-pieyu-adventures-series-book-2

Not only is Petra the only knight in the whole kingdom of Pen Pieyu, she is also the famous Princess Knight, who tamed the wild dragon, Snarls. Petra's father, the king of Pen Pieyu, doesn't want Petra to go on adventures and learn how to joust. Instead, he writes a new rule that forces Petra to go to a Talent School, where she must learn one special princess talent. Shocked and outraged, Petra looks for a way to escape but comes up short.
On her way to talent school, Petra meets up with a strange pink prince who agrees to go with her. Adventures await Petra at this new talent school. What will Petra's talent be? Will Petra's parents finally break Petra's fiery spirit?

Opinion: 

Petra of Pen Pieyu is a girl of strength, wit, and an unbreakable spirit. I admire Robinson for stepping up and writing a medieval series about a girl who doesn't need any sort of prince. This whole series, this book especially, lifts my spirits every time I read it.
I loved the easy-to-follow storyline and all the strange, silly characters. My favorite part was the strange monsters that showed up towards the end of the book. 
The mini-story at the end was strange, but strange isn't a bad thing. I loved the randomness of Petra just deciding to tell a story about fairies.
This is a book about being who you want to be, not who other people want you to be. Petra is a princess who wants to be a knight, so she becomes a knight. Snarls is a dragon who wants to be a chef, so he becomes a chef. Prince Duce Crablips wants to learn how to crochet, so he learns how to crochet. 
I think it's a great lesson to be original, even if it's a little weird.