WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Finally! TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach is now republished!

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YES!!! It is official!!! TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach has just been republished by BRINDY BOOKS and is again available on the market. Request it at your local libraries and favorite bookstores today!
In paperback & kindle on amazon.com:
Also in paperback (& on sale for $12!) & nook book (ePub) on barnesandnoble.com:
Now working on getting TWIN TAILS Book Two republished…TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren! Stay tuned and check out all our fun TWIN TAILS book trailers today:

 

TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren (Book Two) trailers:

Until next time…keep Reading, Imagining and Creating!
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WHAZZUP, CILLYart: One Step Closer to the republication of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach for children!

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It appears that our Book Design Team has finally helped us work out all the kinks to the pdf file needed for the print republication of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach…WOO HOO! Now, we are working out the kinks in the ePub and mobi files of the ebook versions of this book! Stay tuned…a relaunch of book one, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach is in the works & drawing nearer!

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The April 2017 issue of brief-n-fun CILLYart4U NEWS is now out to email inboxes and available for you too! If you are not yet a subscriber, sign up for this free monthly email newsletter with your email address under “My Updates” today at:

   www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u

…and enjoy our original April MER-coloring pages for the young children in your families and students in your classrooms too!

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Until next time…Happy reading, imagining & creating!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=AVlaW6sfhaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=LCRj9BIbPVk

…and also check out the sneak peek of our TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren (Book Two) trailer at:

http://cillyart4u.wixsite.com/cillyart4u/brindy-booksa-cillyart4u-imprint

WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Our APRIL 2017 CILLYart4U NEWS is out! Get yours today!

Yes, it is true! The April 2017 issue of brief-n-fun CILLYart4U NEWS is now out to email inboxes and available for you too! If you are not yet a subscriber, sign up for this free monthly email newsletter with your email address under “My Updates” today at:

   www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u

 

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Get the update in the republication of books one & two of our TWIN TAILS Series and check out some local, fun and free April events for your family inside this month’s free email newsletter.

Now…please take a sneak peek into the fun MER-coloring pages below that are included in this month’s email newsletter too:

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Until next time…Happy reading, imagining & creating!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=AVlaW6sfhaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=LCRj9BIbPVk

…and also check out the sneak peek of our TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren (Book Two) trailer at:

http://cillyart4u.wixsite.com/cillyart4u/brindy-booksa-cillyart4u-imprint

WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Goal to republish TWIN TAILS Series to be reset…

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We are feeling sad that our goal to republish books one & two of the TWIN TAILS Series for children and families could not be met. We thought we were ready, but when the professional files were submitted to print the paperback versions of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach and TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren…problems popped up in the files. Back to the technical team to iron out these, as well as the challenges we are already working on with the ebook files. This humbly reminds us that this is publisher appreciation time. We will reset our republication goal soon and sure hope it will be before the end of this new month of March! Stay tuned here on our website and on social media…and we will keep you posted.

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With the arrival of a new month, the March 2017 issue of our brief, yet fun CILLYart4U NEWS email newsletter has gone out to the inboxes of our subscribers! Some updates and fun ideas are included for St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break fun for the family, as well as two more original coloring pages to share with your children and students! Check one of these below:

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If you have not yet subscribed to our brief monthly email newsletter, be sure to do so today by going to the home page of our website and type in your email address under MY UPDATES and click the SIGN-UP button! You should receive the current CILLYart4U NEWS in your inbox within 24-48 hours and upcoming issues each month!

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Subscribers to CILLYart4U NEWS are usually the first to hear the news…and right now, they have a special link to get a sneak peek at our new book trailer to book 2 of the TWIN TAILS Series…TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren, which still has to be officially released! Don’t forget to subscribe for some fun with your family and classroom today!

Until next time..Happy reading, imagining & creating!

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WHAZZUP, CILLYart? February is flying past fast!!!

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Oh, my…February is flying past way too fast! Can you believe that VALENTINE’S DAY is already over? Well, if you are like my family and extended family…the whole month is a time of VALENTINE’S celebration!  Hence, tomorrow night we have the kid’s kiddos over for some Valentine fun while their parents enjoy a date night…and the last Saturday night of this month will be a Family VALENTINE Dance for our church! Hoping you are all enjoying an extended amount of VALENTINE celebrating too! For us…the celebration of love of sweethearts, family and friends isn’t over yet! Here’s hoping you can enjoy it all month long too!

feb-2017-book-reviews-by-cillyartI finished reading these two delightful books before the beginning of 2017, but here I am finally getting around to sharing these brief book reviews for families with children, educators and any other passionate readers of children’s books! You can read each short review on our CILLYart4U website page:

http://cillyart4u.wixsite.com/cillyart4u/cillyart-recommends

Be sure to request these books out at your favorite bookstore and local library and enjoy a great, magical adventure today!

cillyart4u-news-2017-banner-feb-2017Hurry…as February goes, so does access to the brief news, updates and coloring fun available in our CILLYart4U NEWS – February 2017 issue! Only subscribers to our short & sweet monthly email newsletter get access to first sneak peeks and some of CILLYart’s original coloring pages! Before we know it, the below fun Valentine coloring pages will be gone with the month of February! If you haven’t signed up to receive your copy of the CILLYart4U NEWS – February 2017 in your inbox, sign up today under “My Updates” on the home page of our website today:

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UPDATE: TWIN TAILS books are still in the republication process…hoping to meet our goal to get TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach and TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren in paperback and ebook formats back out into the market by March 1st, 2017.  We will keep you posted here, on our social media sites, and in our monthly email newsletter, CILLYart4U NEWS!

Until next time..Happy reading, imagining & creating!

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WHAZZUP, CILLYart? February 2017 issue of CILLYart4U NEWS is here!

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CILLYart4U NEWS – February 2017 was just sent out to the subscribing inboxes of our fans & friends to enjoy…

  • our bright new email newsletter header banner (see above)
  • a brief update on the TWIN TAILS Book Series republication process
  • a first look into the new book trailer for TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren (book two)
  • some fun Valentine’s Day craft ideas for children & families
  • original CILLYart illustrations for your children & students to color!

If you’re a subscriber, check your inbox…but if not, go to our website home page and sign up under MY UPDATES with your email address today:

www.cillyart4u.wix.com/cillyart4u

One of the coloring pages is shown below with the large copyright label. Get access to these fun coloring pages to print out and color by signing up this month to our brief, yet family friendly CILLYart4U NEWS!

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The status of the DRAWING for KIDS 2.5 on Saturday, February 18th is…

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Yes…due to the cumbersome project of republishing our TWIN TAILS Series for children & families, we had to cancel this artistic event on February 18th and I also did not sign up to participate in the Local Authors Day in Mesa, AZ on February 25th at the Red Mountain Branch of the Mesa Library. This allowed for all my energies to be focused on our CILLYart4U republication goal. However, we will work with the City of Mesa Library to reschedule this DRAWING for KIDS 2.5 when we have successfully republished the TWIN TAILS Series and are back into our readers’ market! WOO HOO! We will keep you posted…so please stay tuned here on this blog…in our CILLYart4U NEWS…and on our social media pages of facebook, pinterest, linkedin and more!

Until next time..Happy reading, imagining & creating!

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WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Announcing the re-publication of the TWIN TAILS Series of middle-grade novels

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Yes, it is true…just prior to Christmas 2016, I was notified and almost mortified by ROOK Publishing that they had officially closed down their business. I knew the publishing and book industry was a tough cookie, but I hoped they were doing well as a small publisher. They certainly have given me hope as a new children’s book author. However, if they had to close their business doors, I knew that they were not doing well enough and I felt a wave of the great disappointment they must have felt.  Then I wondered if my books would still be on the market…and for about a week they were. Sadly, by December 30th, a family member pointed out that my books were no longer available on different online bookstores for purchase…and some sellers were claiming that my books were now a “collectible!” I had to laugh because the second book,  TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren, was just released the autumn of 2016!

Before I could even think of beginning the editing and story illustration process of TWIN TAILS Book 3, I knew that CILLYart4U had to get these books republished as soon as possible. I know there are publishers out there that republish books, but here at CILLYart4U, we have decided to not make this long search to find them, but republish the TWIN TAILS books under the BRINDY BOOKS, a CILLYart4U imprint of reading & learning. So please be patient with us as we try to recreate the fun books that ROOK Publishing helped us put out on the market.  Below is the updated TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren book cover with a tissue paper painting similar to book one, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach:

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TWIN TAILS friends and fans…please stay tuned here! We are in the process of getting all the interior book files ready for printing through the large distribution house, Ingram Sparks and our goal of republication for both books is March 1st, 2017. Please wish us success! It feels overwhelming and slow-going at times…truly an experience of “ROOK PUBLISHER appreciation time!” Until next my blog post…

Keep Reading, Imagining and Creating!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

 

WHAZZUP, CILLYart? A Hitch happens in the publication of the TWIN TAILS Series…

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I apologize for the unavailability of my TWIN TAILS Series books…TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach and TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren. Rook Publishing recently notified their authors that they had to close down, which had a domino effect on their authors and book publications and availability to all. We here at CILLYart4U will be looking at our options for republication of these enchanting middle-grade TWIN TAILS books and hopefully getting them out to promote and share with you again soon! 

Please stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated on the resolution of this sad turn of events for our TWIN TAILS Series.  Until then, let’s make 2017 great!

Keep Reading, Imagining and Creating!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Is it already the Holiday Season? You betcha!

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Oh, yeah…the HOLIDAY SEASON has arrived BIG TIME and life is busier than BUSY! I cannot believe how the remainder of November just flew by and so are the days of December! Tho’ I have not gotten around to posting on this blog in recent days…I did get CILLYart4U NEWS written, sent out and posted for the most part. Above is our CILLYart4U NEWS December 2016 logo…and this brief-n-fun email newsletter is full of some good stuff for a quick read and a bit o’ Christmas Holiday coloring fun…a fun mask craft activity and tasty YAM WEDGE WRAP that your family ought to try!

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I have never been a fan of sweet potatoes/yam dishes during the holidays, but this one’s a KEEPER…Yum, YUMMY!!!  If you are not yet a subscriber to our CILLYart4U NEWS, sign up with your email today under “MY UPDATES…Be The First To Know!” on the home page of this website (http://cillyart4u.wixsite.com/cillyart4u)!

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The time has arrived for our offical book launch of Book Two of the TWIN TAILS Series for children, families, English language learners and other passionate readers of children’s books! As the author-illustrator CILLYart…I will do a brief presentation & discussion of this newest book, TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren, we’ll create a thematic TWIN TAILS craft, and then end this book launch celebration with a drawing of some door prizes for our signed-in participants! This local TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren Book Launch event will be…

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2016

1:30 – 2:30 PM

…in the children’s room of the…

City of Mesa RED MOUNTAIN BRANCH Library

635 N. Power RD, Mesa, AZ 85205

More details of this event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1160761543999661/

We sure hope to see you there…but if you live too far away or can’t commit to join us at that specific time that day, here’s another option for YOU:

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A TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren ONLINE Book Launch for that very same day…a COME & GO Online Book Launch Event via the internet and your smartphone, tablet, home computer or laptop on…

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2016

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM 

TWIN TAILS Facebook ONLINE Book Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/events/1840337969515644/

As we go throughout the day, we will celebrate with SNEAK PEAKS into our newest book, TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren, drawings for GIVE-AWAYS, and sharing thoughts and ideas in our online book launch community for this event! This is our first attempt at a book launch event online…and we’d love to have your participation and support! There is no obligation to purchase anything (tho’ we will be having a TWIN TAILS Special Book Launch Sale online that day as well), but you as a participant or one of your children, participating with you through your FB ID, may be one of our GIVE-AWAY winners! We are looking for winners at both our book launch events that day.  We hope you will be able to join us and participate!

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Until next time, have a blessed, joyous Christmas, Holiday Season and 2017…and Happy Reading, Imagining and Creating!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVlaW6sfhaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCRj9BIbPVk

  

 

 

WHAZZUP, CILLYart? Getting Ready For and Wishing You All A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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If you were not able to make it to our DRAWING FOR KIDS 2  Class at the City of Mesa RED MOUNTAIN BRANCH Library this past Saturday…never fear, we’ve been asked to do a reprise of this class! It looks like this reprise class will be in FEB 2017 and we’ll call it DRAWING FOR KIDS 2.5 with a Valentine twist! Stay tuned to hear the details in soon…you know we’d love to have your young artists (ages 6 – 12 years) participate …and parents are always welcome too!

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We hope you have heard our good news…TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren received a 5-star rating from READERS’ FAVORITE this past week!  Yes, just like book one of the TWIN TAILS Series, book two will get to sport the 5-star medallion as well! WOO HOO! Thank you, book reviewers for READERS’ FAVORITE! You can read the full review by book reviewer, Jack Magnus at:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/reviews/twin-tails-song-of-the-siren-cillyart

or at:

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/twin-tails-song-of-the-siren

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As we prep for our December 2016 issue of CILLYart4U NEWS and our book launch event in December, we are also busy prepping for the wonderful opportunity to gather with as many of our family & friends as possible on THANKSGIVING DAY. We wish you a most joyous and fun THANKSGIVING DAY with your loved ones on Thursday! May you be blessed with an insightful attitude of gratitude during this holiday season and all through the new year 2017!

Until next time, have a blessed, HAPPY THANKSGIVING…and happy reading and creating!

CILLYart @ CILLYart4U

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www.facebook.com/CILLYart4U

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVlaW6sfhaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCRj9BIbPVk