tuesday, may 21, 2013
Heat's On . . .
8:15 pm edt
And ALVA's cookin' . . .
Children's Picture Books
ALVA is preparing to publish two illustrated children's books for preschool
and primary school-aged children. The first charmingly illustrated picture book, The Healing Patch, is written by
Catherine Caminero. The Healing Patch is a child's self-help book to positive personhood that features
six identifiable aspects of health: Bravery, Creativity,
Happiness, Love, Communication, and Purpose. Each is represented by a different plant and color or colors of the
The second illustrated children's book,
by yours truly, Yell'n'Tell, finds ALVA at the plate ready to complete the illustrations needed
to bring this anti-bullying book to life.
Healing Patch should be ready for release in August and Yell'n'Tell in September.
YA/Adult Full Length Action Novel
In other, the final draft of Betty Hampel's action-packed YA/A novel,
Once a Gypsy should be in within the month.
ALVA's publishing challenges do keep us on our toes. A particular nagging one is figuring ways to get those who visit the
ALVA Press, Inc., website to use the various chances to click around the site.
Those familiar with the alvapressinc.com site are comfortable with the use of tabs and underlined words to
open the inner aspects of a page. Newees, however, may miss the chance to review the Testimonials' dropdowns or
fail to open and complete the Writer's Interest Survey, both of which can be accessed from the middle of
the home page.
Branding and Community Outreach
ALVA continues to expand it branding and
advertising outreach. Currently ALVA is enjoying a Banner in the Arts amd Culture/Books and Authors section and a directory eBook publishing listing in chronogram.com, as well as an ad in the Clearwater Festival Flyer. So do check them out!
And do enjoy the long weekend!
Roberta in Po-Town . . . Off to the Adirondacks!
sunday, may 5, 2013
11:11 pm edt
Wouldn't it be nice if one of the ALVA books took an IPPY?
All but one category has been announced: Juvenile/YA.
ALVA has three YA novels we are cheering for: Streetscape: A Jake
Soho Mystery, Mementoes of Mai, and Odd Road Out.
And so we wait.
Roberta M. Roy, Hopeful