Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School Book Sale

The Christmas Village on Kindle is currently just 99 cents and the print version only $8.99!

Get the kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews off to a good reading start this school year, with this exciting (and not just for Christmas) book about 12-year-old Jamie, who longs to escape his troubles by disappearing into his grandma's miniature Christmas village. It's a roller coaster adventure that includes a little time travel, lots of suspense and surprises right to the very end.

Follow it up with the sequel, Return to Canterbury, which re-unites Jamie with his friends Kelly and Christopher, as they try to thwart a greedy villain's plans to destroy their beloved town of Canterbury, Vermont. 

Read the reviews from kids, teachers and readers of all ages HERE.

HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL AND HAPPY READING!

                               


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ETSY SALE on PAINTINGS BY JR SECOR

Dick has his ETSY paintings on sale for the end of summer - inventory clearance! Most prices are under $75.

DICK'S ETSY SHOP

Lots of seascapes, like this...



And this ....

And this....


They are going fast so check it out and see if there's one you or someone else will love! I mean, we're talking original paintings for under $75 people!

ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

The Christmas Village reflects many of my cherished childhood memories of growing up in the beautiful New England town of Andover, Massachusetts. It holds remembrances of snow-covered ground, the smell of pine and wood smoke filling the air and candlelit Christmas Eves. But it's more than just a story set at holiday time - it's an adventure that will transport you to another place and time and take you on a roller coaster ride of excitement and suspense.

As a reader, I love stories with twists and surprises, and as a writer, I promise there are more than a few in my book! And as a reader, I also enjoy a story with underlying themes that reflect life itself, and so in The Christmas Village, issues of disappointment, loss and forgiveness are subtly interwoven.

As you are transported into a magical adventure along with our young hero, Jamie, I hope that my book's positive themes around friendship and family, blanketed in an adventure that is exciting and fun, and topped off with a dollop of nostalgia, will bring you and all the children in your life, young and old, a renewed sense of holiday joy.

THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE is the winner of the 2013 BLOGGER BOOK FAIR READER'S CHOICE AWARD for children's action/adventure.

KIDS REVIEW THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

~I am in the 3rd grade. My mother just bought an autographed copy of "The Christmas Village". I couldn't stop reading it ! It was just hard to put down. Everyone in my family wants to read it. I think you should write Part Two! Thanks for writing a great book. From Pete

~I just finished your book, The Christmas Village. It was an awesome book! I love your books and I hope you write another book. Sincerely, Andrew

~I loved your book The Christmas Village. It was so funny that I could not stop reading it. Your book was amazing! From Arnav

~I loved The Christmas Village! It was so interesting and exciting that I wouldn't stop reading it until I finished the whole book! ... Everyone should read it because it is packed with action and like I said is so exciting. I think you had an amazing choice of your describing words. Sincerely, Ava

~I really like your book. Your ending I thought was really good. Jamie and Kelly are my favorite characters. From
Maegan

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A reading at the Shetford Library in Hubbards Cove, Nova Scotia