Created By Annie Jennings PR, National Publicist  

Podcast Opportunity On JenningsWire, HUGE Worldwide Exposure FAST!

Annie’s successful online magazine, JenningsWire.com showcases authors and experts in the JenningsWire Podcast Series*. Hundreds of podcasters have enjoyed professional, promotional interviews with one of the top interviewers in the country [...]

Podcast: Overcoming Obstacles For Change

Listen Here: Certified Life Coach, Glenda Thomas, is the owner of Integrated Life Coaching. is co-authoring a book with Jim Britt and Jim Lutes entitled The CHANGE. Overcoming Obstacles For Change What is the book The Change to about? Why [...]

Podcast: The Power of Reading & Writing For Kids

Listen Here: Lisa Cohn, who with her 6-year-old son, Michael, wrote their first children’s book, “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence,” together to help them overcome grief over the loss of their dog, Lucy. Since then, they’ve [...]

Book Review: Sophie’s Squash By Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated By Anne Wilsdorf

Sophie’s parents take her to a farmers’ market to pick some food for dinner. But on the way home, Sophie discovers that her squash is the perfect size for holding, and hugging, and rocking to sleep. After a quick call for pizza delivery, [...]

Book Review: Joe And Sparky Go To School By Jamie Michalak, Illustrated By Frank Remkiewicz

Dynamic duo, Joe and Sparky are off on another fun adventure! Ever cautious Sparky the turtle finds himself unexpectedly on the roof of a bus headed for someplace called “school.” His adventurous giraffe buddy, Joe, sets off to rescue him. [...]

Book Review: Rufus Goes To School By Kim Griswell, Illustrated By Valeri Gorbachev

Rufus Leroy Williams III has a favorite book. He loves to hold the book. He loves to look at the pictures. He loves to turn the pages. The only problem is, Rufus doesn’t know how to read the book. So Rufus decides he must go to school to learn [...]

Book Review: Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Get ready to count monkeys. We’ll start off on the very first page with one – cobra? That can’t be right, where are the monkeys? Apparently the slithery serpent has frightened them off. But how do we get rid of the cobra? How will we find [...]

Book Review: Brush Of The Gods By Lenore Look, Illustrated By Meilo So

Wu Daozi is being taught the high art of calligraphy by the monks of Chang’an, China. The monks explain to him that, “Calligraphy is the highest of the arts,” and that, “it reveals your character.” But try as he might, Wu can’t seem [...]

Book Review: Ol’ Mama Squirrel By David Ezra Stein

Ol’ Mama Squirrel warns her young ones, “There’s no shortage of creatures that would love to snack on a baby squirrel.” But she then reassures them that “It won’t happen on my watch!” And Ol’ Mama Squirrel is true to her word. She [...]

What If You Woke Up To A New Identity? Love Water Memory

Imagine, waking up fully clothed in a cold body of water thousands of miles from home, not knowing where you are. Or, who you are. That’s how Jennie Shortridge opens her emotionally brilliant Love Water Memory. Jennie’s character Lucie [...]

Book Review: On A Beam Of Light By Jennifer Berne, Illustrated By Vladimir Radunsky

A long time ago a baby named Albert was born. He didn’t talk much as a baby. He didn’t talk much as a toddler. He didn’t talk much as a child. But with his big, curious eyes he looked at the world around him and wondered. Then one day [...]

Book Review: “Ribbit!” By Rodrigo Folgueira, Illustrated By Poly Bernatene

“Ribbit!” A group of frogs hears a familiar sound coming from a very unfamiliar source in their pond. Who is this pink intruder? Does this pig think he’s a frog? Is he mocking us? How dare he imitate us! What does he want, anyway? After [...]

SUSPECT: A Thrilling Tail Of Trust & Faith

Robert Crais’ new thriller SUSPECT arrived in the typical yellow-brown package. I slipped the book out of the crystal bubble interior, gently cracking my copy open to the first page.  I instantly discovered that SUSPECT was anything but typical.  [...]

Book Review: The Highway Rat By Julia Donaldson, Illus. By Axel Scheffler

Hide your goodies! The Highway Rat is lying in wait for your delicious snacks and treats. Although he prefers pastries and chocolate and cake, he’ll take anything you have. For as he says, “I am the Rat of the Highway – the Highway [...]

Book Review: The Granddaughter Necklace By Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Illus. By Bargram Ibatoulline

Sharon spies a necklace of sparkling crystals on her mother’s neck as she is being tucked in for bedtime. She asks her mother where she got the necklace. “The necklace belonged to your grandma and the other grandmas before her,” her mom [...]

You Can Have Love – We Just Need To Do A Little Rewiring!

Meditation? Ha!  I sit on a fitness ball to roll and bounce as I work at my computer.  At my radio station, where I anchor the news, I push aside the tall, wheeled chair, to stand in front of the mic, shifting my weight as I speak.  I have [...]

Book Review: Exclamation Mark By Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

In a world of periods, exclamation mark really stood out. And he didn’t like it one bit. He felt confused and befuddled. He didn’t fit in and he wasn’t sure how he could. Then one day he found the answers he sought from a new friend – [...]

Book Review: Lemonade In Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money By Emily Jenkins, Illus. By G. Brian Karas

A story of teamwork, persistence and creativity. On a cold, winter day when a mean wind blows and icicles hang from the windowsills, little Pauline looks out the window and has an idea. “Let’s have a lemonade stand!” Her parents are unsure [...]

When Love Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be – How To Fix It!

Once upon a time, I not so brilliantly suggested getting married on Valentine’s Day. He thought that was an awesome idea, because then he only needed to remember one date – February 14th.  We’ve been exes for a decade now.  Needless [...]

Book Review: One Word That Will Change Your Life By Dan Britton, Jimmy Page & Jon Gordon

I might just get the hang of my New Year’s Resolutions in 2013. That’s because I didn’t make any! Instead, I read ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon.  They promise it will take you forty minutes [...]

Book Review: A Flower In The Snow by Tracey Corderoy

Luna and her best friend (polar) Bear belong together like peanut butter and jelly. They do everything together. They skate, and play and laugh. Luna’s smile sparkles like the snow.  Then one day Bear picks a sunshine-yellow flower to give [...]

Book Review: The Time Keeper By Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper By Mitch Albom If you live by your to-do list, it might be a good idea to put Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper on that list.  It’s a fast, soul-encompassing read. Time is in charge, isn’t it!  And, we never have enough [...]

Book Review: Snowmen At Work By Carolyn Buehner, Illustrated By Mark Buehner

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Snowmen At Work is the latest in the “snowmen” series by husband and wife team Carolyn and Mark Buehner. In this installment, a boy builds a snowman, then goes inside for the night. When he awakes he [...]

Book Review: A WINTER DREAM by Richard Paul Evans

Happily-ever-after books. I love them.  I fell head over heels with A WINTER DREAM by Richard Paul Evans.  The 266-page novel is so fast-paced, I whipped through it on the treadmill in seventy-minutes.  I also displayed the full spectrum [...]

Kids Book Matters: Best Picture Books of 2012

Best Picture Books of 2012 2012 was a great year for picture books. There were some familiar faces, some new voices, and of course lots of brilliant artwork (I’d especially like to point out the heartwarming illustrations of my partner on [...]

Kid’s Book Matters: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Celebrating at the Carle: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Officially kicked off last month, the festivities will continue through November 2013. Among the events and [...]

Book Review: Boot & Shoe By Marla Frazee

Boot & Shoe are puppies from the same litter. They are adopted into the same home. They share many things together. The only thing they don’t share is their special, personal territory. Shoe is a front porch kind of dog and Boot is a back [...]

Book Review: The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? By Mo Willems

The latest in Mo Willems’ classic “Pigeon” series of books, The Duckling Gets A Cookie, holds its own with its award winning predecessors. In this installment, the irascible Pigeon bemoans the injustice of Duckling receiving a cookie by [...]

Book Review: Kill You Twice By Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain’s books slay. The body count is high.  The entertainment factor even higher. As witness to Chelsea’s work – I’m in a writing group with her –Kill You Twice still pummels me with unexpected, explosive twists and turns.  [...]

Book Review: I See Your Soul Mate: An Intuitive’s Guide to Finding and Keeping Love by Sue Frederick

“What’s your number?” Next time someone asks you that, it may not be your phone number they’re after.  Just the date you were born. Oh, it works for you, too.  If you want a hot new romance – or a searingly fabulous old one – just [...]

WILD: Book Review

Despite its cover art of a boot with red laces, WILD is not a hiking book.  Cheryl Strayed’s gritty memoir takes us on the only possible journey that will save her life after her mother loses hers. Strayed goes wild in her early twenties [...]