Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I Was Here
Our “Curious Writer Workshops” for ADULTS are fast approaching! Don’t consider yourself a writer or don’t want to write a book? Writing is an art that all can & should do! Consider writing for yourself, your children and grandchildren. What about capturing family history, family recipes, funny stories and events we have experienced? Did you ever wish you had asked questions of those we loved who have since passed away? While I don’t have the passion and follow...-through that Jim does for writing, I love my dad’s stories, my mom’s secret recipes and remembering the funny and weird things I and my children did in school. Also, I want my 6 grandchildren to know how much I love them and the specific qualities I have seen and appreciated. My Aunt Vicki is a master storyteller on family history. Who will continue that? Consider learning a little more so that we can “capture” our memories and emotions before it’s too late! Beyonce sings “I Was Here”. What better way to leave our mark for generations to come. Join us in Opelousas, Louisiana Library on Thursday, June 8th @ 10:00 am and in Stromsburg, Nebraska Library Friday, June 2nd @ 1:30 pm.

Friday, May 26, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the upcoming book talks, signings and writing workshops.
Thursday, June 1st, join us at the Stromsburg, Nebraska Public Library at 320 Central St. for "Miss Snoddy's Young Writers Workshop" at 10:00 am.  Friday, June 2nd at 1:30 pm, we are hosting "Book Talk for Curious Writers" which is geared more to adults at that same location.

On Wednesday, June 7th at 10:00 am, we will be at Opelousas Public Library on 212 E. Grolee St., in Opelousas, Louisiana.  This will be the "Miss Snoddy's Young Writers Workshop" and the next day, June 8th at 10:00 am, we will host the "Book Talk for Curious Writers".  Please join us if you can and we will post more of our upcoming events. 

For more information and/or to schedule an event in your area, please contact us at jimcampain@comcast.net
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

So exciting…Here is a review from a Grandma posted on Amazon regarding Jim’s new book…The Mysterious Miss Snoddy!  It is the first in a series…

"I purchased this book for my granddaughters, ages 11, 8 and 6. My original intention was to read a chapter to them every day, but as we would finish one chapter, they would beg to read “just one more”. I usually did continue reading, not only because they were relentless, but also because I wanted to know what was going to happen next! I especially appreciated the “personalized” stories about the American Revolution. As none of my granddaughters have studied American History in school yet, most of the events covered were new to them; but the 11 year old’s interest was so piqued, she would immediately go online or seek other resources to gather more information about that period of time. To me, that is the real success of this book and I highly recommend it!"


Monday, May 1, 2017

It is here and available on Amazon, The Mysterious Miss Snoddy! This is a middle grade novel, written for 8-12 year olds, with an emphasis on American history.  The story is intended to captivate young readers with a thrilling adventure while igniting an interest in American history.  The Mysterious Miss Snoddy is history wrapped in a mystery!
   Jim will be available to provide readings and a ninety minute young writer’s workshop designed to encourage interest, enhance skills, and empower imaginations.  There is no cost for these presentations as it is his way of advancing a love and appreciation for the joy of reading and the art of writing.  Libraries, summer school classes, and youth activity centers and clubs are finding these opportunities to be a way to academically support and stimulate students during the summer months away from the classroom.
 If interested please contact us at you earliest convenience as booking dates are filling up.  Jim can be reached at jimcampain@comcast.net or by phone at (970) 215-4191.  If you would prefer a signed copy, don't hesitate to contact us at that email address or phone number.