Saturday 26 December 2015

New Book Release With Prizes

Great prizes to be won in multiple events. Introducing Sir Princess Petra's Mission, book three in the multi-award winning fantasy/adventure The Pen Pieyu Adventures series.

Sir Princess Petra has already attained her Knighthood  in the Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like Talent Certificate from Talent School, neither of which pleases her father, the king.

The king writes up more silly rules in the royal rule book to deter Sir Princess Petra from her knightly ways and useless talent , and turn her into a real princess once and for all.

Will the king finally succeed with this newly written, ridiculous  mission for Petra?

Endorsement for Sir Princess Petra's Mission:  "Diane M. Robinson has created a heroine unlike any other in children’s literature. Sir Princess Petra sets a fine example for young readers, and for young girls, as the Princess teaches them what’s really important, like friends, being true, brave, honest, and always having faith in your Dragon! Ms. Robinson sets the bar by writing a truly charming and imaginative adventure series and I heartily recommend it."
Jeanne E. Rogers, Author of the award winning middle grade fantasy, The Sword of Demelza.

Event One: All reviewers requesting a pdf copy of Sir Princess Petra's Mission (book 3) and willing to post a review* on Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes &Noble during the period of January 1, 2016 until the end of March, 2016  will be entered to win the following:

1. One of two $50.00 Amazon gift certificates.                                                                          
2. One set of signed copies of all three paperbacks in The Pen Pieyu Adventures and a Sir Princess Petra book bag.  

3. One set of signed copies of all three paperbacks in The Pen Pieyu Adventures Series and a Sir Princess Petra mouse pad.

4. One set of signed copies of all three paperbacks in The Pen Pieyu Adventures series.

*For each book site your review is posted on, your name will be entered into the draw that many times. Anyone wishing to review Sir Princess Petra's Mission, please email me for a pdf copy: 

This is an international event.

Event Two:  Share your review of Sir Princess Petra's Mission on your blog site and have your name entered into the draw again. Email me at with your review link.

Event Three: For anyone wishing to review books one and/or two in The Pen Pieyu Adventures during the same period as the book 3 event, please contact me at the email above for pdf copies. Your name will be entered in a separate draw for a $50.00 Amazon gift certificate.

Awards for Sir Princess Petra - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 1):
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (Literary Arts),medal and $10,000.00
2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, 2nd place
2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Honorable Mention
2013 Sharp Write Book Award, 1st place
2013 “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” Contest, Finalist

    AWARDS for Sir Princess Petra’s Talent – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 2):
2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Bronze Medal
2015 Children's Literary Classics, Seal of Approval
2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Honorable Mention
2015 Children's Literary Classics Book Award, Silver Medal

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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island--Book Review

  • Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Ellis Island
  • Written by Barbara Ann Mojica
  • Illustrations by Victor Ramon Mojica

  • Series: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to
  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: eugenus® STUDIOS (November 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988503069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988503069

About the book: A journey begins with leaving one place and venturing forth toward a new one. Millions of immigrants left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to seek the promise of a better future in America. Why did they abandon their homeland? Some fled from political oppression or slavery, others sought work or the possibility of acquiring land to farm. Those who entered the Great Hall on Ellis Island did so with fear in their hearts and hope in their eyes. Come follow along and explore their dreams and experiences as they passed through the gates on Ellis Island. Perhaps you will see one of your ancestors reflected in their eyes. For most immigrants the end of their transatlantic voyage was a new beginning, for others it became “An Island of Tears.”

What I thought: I'm always excited when Barbara Ann Mojica has a new book in her history series. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Ellis Island is another excellent addition to this outstanding and vibrant series.

The author has a wonderful writing style, which is concise yet reveals tons of information, and the mixture of photographs and wonderful illustrations add a truly unique feel to the book. The author has a gift for making history fun. Readers of all ages will love this book, and this whole series. 

About the author: Barbara Ann Mojica is a historian and retired educator. She writes historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner "Passages." Using the whimsical Little Miss History character, Barbara hopes to inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss History's antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages.