WHAZZUP, CILLYart? TWIN TAILS Book 2 is now published and released! Book Launch Events have begun!!!

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Above is the back cover of my newly published and released TWIN TAILS Book 2…its title is still a bit elusive since it gives clues to our book launch children’s contest going on right now until 11:59 PM on Saturday, October 15th, 2016! So encourage your children and students (ages 4 – 12 years old) to enter right away locally or online! We have winners to find and prizes to give away! Stay tuned for more book launch events and the official release of this book’s title! Check out the details on the contest page of our website at:



Another TWIN TAILS 2 Book Launch event will be this Saturday, October 15th, 2016 in the children’s library room of the MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY: Red Mountain Branch from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM! Come meet me and enter my children’s contest that ends at 11:59 PM that night! We will be notifying local grand prize winners (by OCT 29th, 2016) for our local MERMAID Party…and more winners for our prizes of books and other mer-things too! Check out this event’s details on our public facebook event page at:




Here is another fun book review by READERS’ FAVORITE on my book one of the TWIN TAILS Series…TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach!

Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers’ Favorite:

“One night, while taking a stroll along the beach, Mateo and Marnie discover something extraordinary–a conch shell in which two infant girls are hidden. But for their skin colors which differ, the infants are identical in appearance. Marnie and Mateo take them home and begin the search for their parents. But when none are found, the girls, whom they name Marina and Perla, join their family. So begins Twin Tails of Mason Beach by CILLYart. The fun continues when Mateo and Marnie discover that when Marina and Perla are in salt water, their skin turns scaly, and their legs become tails. All through their growing years, the twins’ parents keep this a secret from them, but eventually, they share it with the girls who are delighted to discover their true nature. They secretly swim in the ocean, and eventually become heroes when a surfer is left stranded during a storm.

It is often the case that younger readers like stories that feature older protagonists. The difficulty can arise when the tales also include issues that are intended only for older readers. But CILLYart has managed, in Twin Tails of Mason Beach, Volume One, to bridge that gap. While most of the story is told after the twins become high school students, this is most certainly a tale for young children and it is one they are sure to enjoy. Complete with enchantment, dangers, a bit of old mermaid folk lore, and two teenage girls who become heroes, young readers will stay engaged and keep turning pages. Better yet, they’ll be able to follow the series!”

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach to read before you read the next book in this magically fun series, TWIN TAILS Book 2 (Title to be officially released by the author on MONDAY, October 17th, 2016), at your favorite bookstore or request it at your local library today!


The above coloring picture depicts the first glimpse by twin mermaids, Perla & Marina Perez, of the mysterious sea creature that haunts them in TWIN TAILS Book 2 of the TWIN TAILS Series of chapter books/mid-grade novels for children & families. How appropriate that this book is being released in the month of Halloween! Full of magical mystery and a tad spooky, you will enjoy reading this book and solving the mystery along with the mermaids, their family and fellow readers! To get access to this coloring picture for your young mer-fans, don’t forget to subscribe to my brief-n-fun monthly email newsletter, CILLYart4U NEWS! Sign up with your email today on the home page of my website under “MY UPDATES…Be The First To Know!”  I look forward to giving you a glimpse of the other fun coloring page for this month next week…just perfect for Halloween too! Sign up by clicking below:



Yes…I am busy prepping for my next STORYBOOK CHEF with CILLYart Class with preschoolers in the City of Tempe for MON morning, 10-17-16! I believe this small story time plus food experience (a witch’s brew…BOO!) class is full this Monday, but contact the City of Tempe’s community services at 480-350-5200 to learn of any availability in my fall STORYBOOK CHEF with CILLYart classes still to come with lots of fall and holiday fun!

Until next time, have a safe...HAPPY HALLOWEEN...and happy reading and creating!




Enjoy our fun, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach (Book One) trailers at:





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