I Love You to the Moon

I Love You to the Moon
Being a Mother is the greatest blessing of my life ~

Monday, January 16, 2012

"I Love You to the Moon": My 2nd children's book - Charlie's Gingerbread Hou...

"I Love You to the Moon": My 2nd children's book - Charlie's Gingerbread Hou...: I have some exciting news! My second book - Charlie's Gingerbread House is in the making as we speak to be released September of this year...

My 2nd children's book - Charlie's Gingerbread House ~

I have some exciting news!  My second book - Charlie's Gingerbread House is in the making as we speak to be released September of this year - 2012!   Just in time for the holidays.  Very exciting!!
I found an AMAZING illustrator named Amy Rottinger.  You can check out her stuff at: http://arottinger.daportfolio.com/ she is working on my cover and I will be able to see it soon.

Psalm 127:3 says
"children are a gift from the Lord."

Psalm 139:13 says
"for you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb."

Proverbs 17:6 says
"children's children are a crown to the aged,
and the parents are the pride of their children."

I just scheduled another book signing at Berean Christian Stores in Montrose for February 11, 2012 from 1-5.  This is a few days before Valentine's Day.  Visit my website to order your copy of 'I Love You to the Moon' for a special little one in your life.  We can never tell our children enough how much we love them!  http://www.iloveyoutothemoon.com  order today!  :-)  If you order from my website you receive an autographed copy & I will mail it to you in time for Valentine's Day.  So order soon.  If you order my book through Amazon that's great too!  Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Moon-Melissa-Ivey-Staehli/dp/1935268880/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1  They will mail you your book.

Here is my friend Layne Case who has a site called Amity Publication.  She encourages children to read and write!  Here is a little bit about what Layne does.  Her link is:  http://www.amitypublications.com  please stop by her site.

Layne designed her literacy program “Read Up! Write On! Literacy Rules!” for schools and child care centers as a way of keeping literacy at the top of the list of what is most important in our educational system. Her theme“Celebrating Our Differences” was developed as she became more and more immersed in the world of Autism, becoming a representative for Future Horizons, the world leading publishers of resources for autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. And, with bullying. reaching epidemic proportions because of people being “different”, this confirmed that her program was of the utmost importance now more than ever.
Layne has years of teaching experience in many different environments. She has taught children in the traditional school setting classroom as well as in her health care facility, offering skill building “Gymboree” exercise programs. She also taught adult health & fitness programs, marketing and motivational workshops. One of her most rewarding experiences was teaching computer courses which she designed for inmates at the Strafford Country Jail in Dover, NH. It was here that she knew she could make a difference.
Layne has been a contributing writer and serves on the Advisory Board for Applaud Women Magazine since 2009, adding a touch of “faith” to the magazine as she uses her poetry book as her resource.
She has written numerous business publications and course instructional guides, to include “Reading the Bible Through Poetry”, a Bible Study Guide that is used in conjunction with her poetry book.
When not writing, Layne is singing at her church. And, she spends many hours, serving as a volunteer and supporting organizations such as

Thank you for stopping by to read and say hello.  Leave a comment if you'd like.

Melissa ~