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Award Winners
We are proud of our finalists and winners!

Beach Book Festival A Sandy Grave by Donna McDine and artist Julie Hammond has been awarded the Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 Award! and Story Monster Approval 2014

Magical Mea Book by Penelope Cole won a 2014 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Kids- Positive Learning Story Books category, Creative Kids Magazine.
Magical Matthew by Penelope Cole won a 2014 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Positive Learning Story Books category at Creative Kids Magazine.
Magical Mea & Magical Matthew by Penelope Cole a 2014 SEAL OF EXCELLENCE Fiction Books for Kids
Mary Vela's Lucky's Lick won a 2014 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD-Books for Kids category.

Children's Literary Classic Book Awards: Seal of Approval My Brother is My Best Friend by Nicole Weaver, art by Clara Batton Smith; Benjamin Jay Was A Bully by Emma Glover, art by KC Snider.
Katrina and Winter Silver Award Nonfiction Pre-teen by Nancy Stewart; Littles Isaac's Big Adventure Silver Award for Picture Book: Preschooler by Tracey Helixon, artist Jack Foster; and our own Margo Dill's book Eloquent Quill Award "Finding My Place".

2013 Creative Child Award BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD for "Elementary Aged Fiction Books" category: You Canít Take the Dinosaur Home by Mary Esparza-Vela.

Winners of the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval: Little Isaac's Big Adventure by Tracy Helixon art by Jack Foster, Katrina and Winter by Nancy Stewart.

Winner of the Reader's Favorite Book Award Gatsby's Grand Adventure -Book 1- Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip by Barbara Cairns, art by Eugene Ruble.

Magical Matthewby Penelope Cole art by Kevin Collier won 2013 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine Awards Program for "Positive Behavior Learning Award" Category and has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Summer 2013. Also winning a Reader's Favorite 5 Star Review, Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist and Reader's Favorite Bronze Medal for 2013!

Magical Mea by Penelope Cole art by Kevin Collier is a Readers' Favorite Five Star and a 2013 Finalist!; Fall 2013 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award from NABE!  (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Books will be featured as Winners at the 2014 Book Showcase Trade Show Exhibits) and fromCreative Child Magazine won a Preferred Choice Award

My Sister is my Best Friend by Nicole Weaver, art by Clara Batton Smith won a Readers' Favorite Five Star and is a 2013 Finalist. Lucky's Lick by Mary Esparza Vela won Readers' Favorite Five Star.

Chldren's Literary Classic Book Award Finalists: Katrina and Winter by Nancy Stewart; Littles Isaac's Big Adventure by Tracey Helixon, artist Jack Foster; and our own Margo Dill's book Finding my Place.

CCMaward2013 Creative Child Award BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD for "Elementary Aged -Fiction Books" category-You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Homeby Mary Esparza-Vela. Magical Matthewby Penelope Cole art by Kevin Collier won 2013 Creative Child Award BOOK OF THE YEAR from Creative Child Magazine Awards Program for "Positive Behavior Learning Award" category.

Winner of the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval-Little Isaac's Big Adventureby Tracy Helixon art by Jack Foster.

Magical Matthewby Penelope Cole art by Kevin Collier has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Summer 2013.

Magical Matthew by Penelope Cole art by Kevin Collier also won a Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal for 2013!

Magical Mea by Penelope Cole art by Kevin Collier was a Readers' Favorite Five Star and a 2013 Finalist

Winner of the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval- Little Isaac's Big Adventure by Tracy Helixon and artist Jack Foster.

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Creative Child Award
Magical Matthew won 2013 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine Awards Program for "Positive Behavior Learning Award" Category by Penelope Cole and artist Kevin Collier!

2013 KART -Kids Are Readers Too Award
Animal Sound Mix-up Animal Sound Mix-up by Connie Arnold, art by Kit Grady is a winner for the 2013 KART (Kids Are Readers Too) Kids Book List Award! Kart Foundation "connects young readers with memorable stories.

2013 Beach Angelfest Award2013 Beach Angelfest Award

Guardian Angel Publisher, Lynda S Burch, presents the 2013 Beach Angelfest Award to attendees of the 2013 Angelfest at Pensacola Beach, Florida, February 2013.

Awardees are: KC Snider; Jennifer Houdeshell; Terry Cook; Kristen Zajac; Nancy Stewart; Barbara Bockman; Lucy Beebe Tobias; Sandra Sanders; and Kathy Stemke!


2012 Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriters Search
Two of our award winning authors Dixie Phillips and Sharon Phillips have done it again and won the Grand Prize in the 2012 Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriters Search winning a paid year long songwriters publishing contract with Crossroads Entertainment! Dixie has numerous books published with Guardian Angel and together Dixie and Sharon Phillips, authors of CAMILLE'S JOURNEY MASTER PLAYBOOK WITH MUSIC & Once upon an Empty Tomb, write Christian and Gospel music, musicals and plays,

Nominees for the 2012 Cybil Awards:
Kevin McNamee's and artist Kit Grady's The Sister Exchange APP
Nancy Stewart's and Samantha Bell's Sea Turtle Summer Children's Picture Book
Jack Samuel's and KC Snider's The Town of Masquerade Fiction Picture book- early reader
Colleen Reece's Wilderness Warriors Middle Grade Fiction
Marilee Crow and Jack Foster's Once there was a Monster Children's Picture Book
Nancy Stewart's Katrina and Winter Non-Fiction: Middle Grade & Young Adult
Tracey Cox and Jack Foster's Just the Thing to Be Picture Book

Preditors and Editors BEST CHILDREN'S NOVEL
perp 2012 ch novAngel Donor by Jennifer Gladen and artist Samantha Bell won the 2012 Preditors & Editors Best Children's book

Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards
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The Golden Pathwayhas been awarded Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention Children K-3rd General

 

BOTYAward2012 Book of the Year Award Creative Child Awards ProgramThe Turtle Who Imagined by Mary Esparza Vela, artist Kevin Collier has been awarded the 2012 Book of the Year Award of the 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of  moms and educators, Kids Books-Preschool Category at Creative Child Magazine

2012prefchoice2012 Preferred Choice Award Creative Child Awards Programstrong> MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND- A Trilingual Book- English, Spanish, French by Nicole Weaver, artist Clara Batton Smith is awarded the 2012 Preferred Choice Award of the 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators:  Kids Picture Storybooks Category at Creative Child Magazine


2012 CHILDREN'S LITERARY CLASSICS AND SEAL OF APPROVAL
CLC Seal of ApprovalCLC Silver AwCLC Gold Aw
Our books won the
2012 CHILDREN'S LITERARY CLASSICS SEAL OF
2012 CHILDREN'S LITERARY CLASSICS GOLD and SILVER AWARD WINNERS
by our Guardian Angels:

PRESCHOOL/ EARLY READER
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Barbara Bockman, artist Jack Foster
SILVER AWARD RECIPIENT Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke, artist Jack Foster
FEMALE AUDIENCE MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND A Trilingual Book- English, Spanish, French by Nicole Weaver, artist Clara Batton Smith
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT Environmental Issues Sea Turtle Summer by Nancy Stewart, artist Samantha Bell
SILVER AWARD RECIPIENT Environmental Issues One Pelican at a Time by Nancy Stewart, artist Samantha Bell
Seal of Approval- Caves, Cannons and Crinolines by Beverly Stowe McClure

KART -Kids Are Readers Too
No Bones About It by Bill Kirk, art by Eugene Ruble, is a winner of a KART (Kids Are Readers Too) Foundation Kids Book List Award for Middle School readers.

2012 gold readers rev awHORSE CAMPby KIM MCDOUGALL placed SECOND PLACE in the Reader Views Literary Awards
category Young Reader 8-12.  

HORSE CAMP also won the Feathered Quill Be Kind To Animals Award.

 

CONGRATS TO THE NEWEST WINNERS OF The Preditors & Editors Poll 2011
Official Results- Standings for Children's Books http://critters.org/predpoll/final_tally_novelchildrens.ht
3.Just The Thing To Be,Tracey M. Cox, Jack Foster- artist, Guardian Angel Publishing
6. Frankie's Perfect Home, Beverly Stowe McClure, Alexander Morris-artist, Guardian Angel Publishing
11. Cowboy James, Mary Jean Kelso, KC Snider- artist, Guardian Angel Publishing
12. My Sister Is My Best Friend: A Trilingual Story, Nicole Weaver, Clara Batton Smith-artist, Guardian Angel Publishing
12. Where is Salami?, Donna J. Shepherd, Jack Foster-artist, Guardian Angel Publishing
13. Horatio Humble Beats the Big D, Margot Finke, artist Ellen Gurak

the sister exchangeVisit iTunes to purchase Guardian Angel's book app for the iPad THE SISTER EXCHANGE for $2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-sister-exchange/id491267295?mt=8

 
1888PressRelease The Sister Exchange for the iPad - The Next Generation of eBooks is here.

2012 eppie finalist

2012 EPIC FINALIST
EPIC FINALIST in Children's Fiction THE WEAVER by Kai Strand


Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval Award


CLC Silver Award THE GOLDEN PATHWAY by author Donna McDine; artist KC Snider has earned the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval Award and is also a SILVER AWARD WINNER.

 

Guardian Angel Author, Kavitha Punniyamurthi's, 'Junk Attack!', won a Special Mention in the National Fiction for Children Competition (2011) conducted by Unisun Publications, India.

Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books
tca booksGUARDIAN ANGEL Author Janet Halfmann's book "Fur and Feathers" won a Teacher's Choice Award.

 

 

globalebkwinnersGLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS GUARDIAN ANGEL WINNERS! August 2011
GUARDIAN ANGEL Children's Picture Book- Fiction SULLY'S TOPSY TALE by Donna J. Shepherd; artist Kevin Collier
GUARDIAN ANGEL Children's Christian eBook- Fiction ANGEL EYES by Dixie Phillips; artist Kim Sponaugle
GUARDIAN ANGEL Multicultural Literature- Fiction CHASING THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE by Kristen Zajac; artist Julie Tucker
GUARDIAN ANGEL Author MAYRA CALVANI "THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF BOOK REVIEWING"

Nashville, TN - The 2011 Singing News / Solid Gospel Songwriters Search has concluded and the winners & runners up have been chosen. "Hope Was Carved In A Rolling Stone" - (GAP authors) Dixie and Sharon Phillips were one of five runner ups. International Book Awards Finalist for Children's Book Hardcover
IBA finalist
FREDERICO, THE MOUSE VIOLINIST  by Mayra Calvani Finalist in the International Book Awards.

 

 


globalebk finalistsFINALIST books for Global eBook awards announced: 
Children's Literature- Fiction THE WEAVER by Kai Strand
SULLY'S TOPSY TALE by Donna J. Shepherd; artist Kevin Collier
Children's Picture Books- Fiction THE GOLDEN PATHWAY by Donna McDine; artist K. C. Snider
Children's Christian Books- Fiction ANGEL EYES by Dixie Phillips; artist Kim Sponaugle
Multicultural Literature-Fiction CHASING THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE by Kristen Zajac; artist Julie Tucker
ONE NOBLE JOURNEYby Dixie Phillips; artist Kim Sponaugle
GUARDIAN ANGEL Author MAYRA CALVANI FINALIST: THE
global ebk nominee

Nominated books for Global eBook awards are:
ALLEYCAT by Marilee Crow; artist K. C. Snider
ANDY & SPIRIT MEET THE RODEO QUEENby Mary Jean Kelso; artist K. C. Snider
CHASING THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE artist Julie Tucker & EBENEEZER'S COUSIN both by Kristen Zajac; artist Jennifer Houdeshell
ONE PELICAN AT A TIME by Nancy Stewart; artist Samantha Bell
ANGEL EYES; ONE NOBLE JOURNEY by Dixie Phillips; artist Kim Sponaugle 
STILTS THE STORK by Dixie Phillips; artist K. C. Snider
SULLY'S TOPSY TALE by Donna J. Shepherd; artist Kevin Collier
THE GOLDEN DAFFODILS by Liam Maher; artist Marina Movshina
THE GOLDEN PATHWAY by Donna McDine artist KC Snider
THE WEAVER by Kai Strand
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Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. teams with Be There Bedtime Stories new technology to bring families spread around the globe together with books.

Friday, October 8, 2010
St. Louis, MO, USA: In a time where families are spread further apart than ever before, ‘Be There Bedtime Stories’ is a technology that puts video of a family storyteller onto the page of a children’s book, to be displayed on a computer as it reads to your children
Read more of this press release





January 2010-Author DONNA J. SHEPHERD interivewed by Canada Writing Examiner, LEA SCHIZAS for theExaminer.

The Children and Teens Book Connection
Top 10 Favorite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens and Teens: One Noble Journey by DIXIE PHILLIPS. Honorable mentions: The Peril of the Sinister Scientist by JANET ANN COLLINS; A Talent for Quietby KIM CHATEL; Jamies Dream by SUSAN BERGER.

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Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster by Mayra Calvani, artist Kit Grady is a FINALIST in the prestigious 2011 International Eppie Award in CHILDREN'S FICTION!

 

2010 P&EOur congratulations go out to all the winners in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010.
We are thrilled and proud to know our Angels and their GAP books were among them.
Rankings # 5. The Weaver, Kai Strand; # 6. The Golden Pathway, Donna M. McDine;
# 12. Andy and Spirit Meet the Rodeo Queen, Mary Jean Kelso; # 12. RV Mouse, Mary Jean Kelso
# 13. Sully's Topsy Tale, Donna J. Shepherd.
Also in the Y/A category #13. The Adventures of Andy & Spirit Bk1, Mary Jean Kelso


Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

A star in the night A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen and artist KC Snider has been awarded the CWG SOA
Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval.

2010 archange;

Guardian Angel Midwest Gathering of Angels 2010
Lynda S. Burch, Publisher presents September 16-19, 2010 Saint Louis, Missouri for
Children's Illustrated Art Museum Homeschool Family Event & South County BORDERS Booksigning
the 2010 ARCH ANGELS AWARD presented to: Connie Arnold; Susann Batson; Sue Berger; Kim Chatel; Marilee Crow; Jack Foster; Donna McDine; Marina Movshina; Eugene Ruble; Cindy Reeg; Donna Shepherd; KC Snider & Nancy Stewart

From The Children and Teens Book Connection,
Top 10 Favorite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens and Teens: One Noble Journey by DIXIE PHILLIPS.
Honorable Mentions:The Peril of the Sinister Scientist by JANET ANN COLLINS; A Talent for Quiet by KIM CHATEL; Jamie's Dream by SUSAN BERGER.

20o9 Newberry Award

GUARDIAN ANGEL WEST COAST GATHERING OF ANGELS & Barnes & Noble at Bend, Oregon
Attendees:Susann Batson; Sue Berger; Janet Collins; Mary Jean Kelso; Bill Kirk; Janie Robinson; Shari Soffe
Hosted by our own resident Angel: KC Snider-
were presented Newberry Awards by Publisher, Lynda S. Burch


2009 Children's Fiction EPPIE AWARD RAINBOW SHEEP Eppie Winner by KIM CHATEL is the Winner of 2009 Children's Fiction EPPIE AWARD

TRACY AHRENS, author of CLOUD JUMPERS & WHAT IF THE MOON won 2 First place awards, 2 Second place awards and 1 Third place award at  The Illinois Woman’s Press Association awards in Chicago 2009.

KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER'Sillustrated art in the book Go Green With Me won the 2009 Book of the Year Award from Creative Children Magazine.

MARY JEAN KELSO, author of the ANDY & THE ALBINO HORSE series & The Christmas Angel stories, 2009 3rd place BEST SPOT NEWS AWARD from the National Press Association!

Green Book Award EARTHQUAKE!   by Susan J. Berger, artist Eugene Ruble- Wild Card Category won HONORABLE MENTION at the 2009 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL   www.greenbookfestival.com

Artist KIT GRADY'S illustrations in The Secret Adventures of Louie V, Children's Book won Honorable Mention at The 2009 San Francisco Book Festival

 Literary Exc award STUBBY'S DESTINY 2008 best of award by DIXIE PHILLIPS & artist KIM SPONAUGLE, is the award winner of  Literary Excellence for Best of 2008 Children's Animal category.

MSR award inning photo Photo Artist, MARYSUE ROBERTS of Down by the Shore & Gifts from God selected as an honorable mention winner in the category People Enjoying the Desert in the Third Annual Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest

wet roundup awWESTERN ART ROUNDUP 2008 Gold Medal Watercolor by KC SNIDER for art ANDY & THE ALBINO HORSE

NY bk festival awardKEVIN SCOTT COLLIER'S art won New York Book Festival 2008 First Place Children's Book-Monty the Traveling Cat.

December 2009- One of CYNTHIA REEG'S online poems, BUGGY ALPHABETICS with illustrations by NIKKI SCHAEFER was selected to be featured on TeachersFirst.com website.

November 17, 2009- Artist JACK FOSTER writes about his school visit Evergreen school visit.

November 17, 2009- Wings of Faith author DIXIE PHILLIPS was interviewed by Charles City Press about her two new books Baby Jesus is Missing and One Noble Journey

November 16, 2009- Author MAYRA CALVANI is interviewed by KIT GRADY illustrator of Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster at kitgrady.blogspot.com

September 19, 2009- 12pm - 4pm. Author DONNA SHEPHERD attends Children's Book Festival next weekend at The Greene Towne Center, Towne Square, 51 Plum Street, Beavercreek, OH

September 10, 2009- Author MAYRA CALVANI takes part in a virtual Latino Book Tours is a guest today at Spanglish Baby, Raising Bilingual Kids... promoting the release of Chocalin! (Spanish version of Crash!) http://www.spanglishbaby.com

September 4, 2009- Author/Illustrator KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER'S Academic Wings book Professor Horace, Cryptozoologist is interviewed and reviewed 09-04-09 entry at Crytpo-Capers Reviews thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com

September 2009- Artist K.C. SNIDER won Third Place for Andy & The Albino Horse Series framed art in Mixed Media at 2009 Winnemucca Western Art Roundup, Nevada, winning a total of 3 First Place Awards (one for the Indian Heritage Award) for a total of seven awards.

August 26, 2009 - Author of Academic Wings Pet Grammar Parade series, CYNTHIA REEG interviewed at Suburban Journals St. Louis Today

August 8, 2009 - Author MARY JEAN KELSO will be signing her Academic Wings books Andy & Spirit in the Big Rescue at BORDERS Bookstore in Carson City NV

OCTOBER 2008- MAYRA CALVANI interviews KIM MCDOUGALL for her Halloween Festival at Blogcritics this month.

FALL 2008 Book Tour for GAP's KIM CHATEL, author of Rainbow Sheep will be:
October 11- 9am to 3pm - Jordan United Church (1837 Church Rd Allentown, PA)
October 24- 9am to 11am - Kernsville Elementary School, (5051 Kernsvilles Rd, Orefield, PA)
reading "Rainbow Sheep" to grades K-2 and discussing book publishing with the children. Signed books will be available for sale two weeks before this event through the Kernsville PTO.
October 25 -10:30am to 11:30am - Parkland Library (4422 Walbert Ave Allentown, PA). reading “Rainbow Sheep.” Children will have the opportunity to make a felt bug. Signed books will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.
Halloween Spooktacular- Whitelhall PA reading “Rainbow Sheep.Children will have the opportunity to make a felt bug. Signed books will be available for sale.
November 4-7pm to 8pm -Whitehall Public Library (3700 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall PA).
reading “Rainbow Sheep.” Children will have the opportunity to make a felt bug.<
November 8-10 am to 3 pm — Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting Craft Fair.
December 6-10:30am to 11:30am —Allentown Library (1210 Hamilton St. Allentown, PA). Kim Chatel will be reading “Rainbow Sheep.” Children will have the opportunity to make a felt craft.
January 23, 2008-10:30am to 11:00am -Palmerton Public Library (402 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, PA). reading “Rainbow Sheep” at story time.

SEPTEMBER 2008- GAP authors SUSANN BATSON, CYNTHIA REEG and LYNDA S. BURCH are signing books:
Sept 6- Saturday afternoon book signing during Fenton Days, Novel Tea by Fenton Historical Society, Fenton, MO
Sept 19 7-8:30 Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Saint Louis MO- SUSANN wil be signing books at the St Louis Ambassadors Tent.

Sept 28- 11-3 Join St. Louis Ambassadors where SUSANN BATSON hosts Open House for the Cabanne House in Forest Park, Saint Louis, MO. where SUSANN, CYNTHIA and LYNDA sign books and GAP artist EUGENE RUBLE will be drawing caricatures of guests.

AUGUST 2008- GAP artist K.C.SNIDER won the FIRST PLACE GOLD RIBBONor three framed illustrations of GAP's book, ANDY AND SPIRIT GO TO THE FAIR, at the 2008 Winnemucca Western Art Roundup, Nevada!

AUGUST and SEPTEMBER 2008- Book Signing events by GAP'S artist K.C.SNIDER & author MARY JEAN KELSO

Aug 28 -September 1 Western Art Roundup at Winnemucca, Nevada
Sept 21 School Book Fair at Barnes & Noble 5555 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV

AUGUST 2008- Interview with KIM CHATEL Inside Scoop Live

AUGUST 23, 2008- Saturday Book signing by author of the Rooter and Snuffle Series, SHARI LYLE-SOFFE at Oregon Books, Grants Pass, Oregon.

Book signing tour CINDY REEG author of Gifts from God, Doggie Day Camp: Verb and Adverb Adventures and Kitty Kerplunking: Preposition Fun
Aug 23 Kansas City MO area at the B&N in Leawood (Town Center Plaza) on at 11 am with story time
Oct 4 1-3pm signing at Main St. Books in St. Charles, MO

AUGUST 2008- KICKS Club with Elmer the puppet has invited GAP artist of dozens of GAP books, KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER, to star in their Studio 85 where they will produce a new Christian kids TV show, "Drawing for KICKS." It will be carried by the major Christian Networks and also in Europe, Africa, Australia and more. Shooting begins this fall.

AUGUST 2008- Book Signing tour for MARY JEAN KELSO and K.C.SNIDER
Aug 20 at Meadowwood Mall BORDERS
Aug 21 Virgina Street BARNES & NOBLE, Reno, NV.

AUGUST 2008-KIM MCDOUGALL (KIM CHATEL) is interviewed at Reader Views Kids by Tyler Tichelaar.

JULY 2008- For the fourth time this year Guardian Angel books have been on the bestseller list at FICTIONWISE.COM. Most recent a #1 bestseller are Down By The Shore by MARILEE CROW and Learning your Animal ABC's by EUGENE RUBLE.

JULY 2008- GAP's author of Down By The Shore, MARILEE CROW,  is interviewed at Shari Lyle-Soffe's Blog

JULY 16, 2008 2pm CST (or listen later to recording).KIM MCDOUGALL (KIM CHATEL) is featured guest with Suzanne Lieurance on BlogTalk Radio's Book Bites for Kids discussing book trailers in detail.

JULY 16, 2008- GAP's DONNA J. SHEPHERD's book trailer for No More Gunk & OUCH! SUNBURN is featured on National Writing for Children Center website!

JULY 11, 2008- 2 PM- Or listen afterward to SAFARI SUE THURMAN, GAP's author of Maybe We Are Flamingos is a guest speaker at Blog Talk Radio Book Bites for Kids

JULY 11, 2008- GAP's author of Rattlenake Jam, MARGOT FINKE is a guest at Zooprise Party Fiesta Zoorpresa.

JULY 2008- An interview with GAP's artist of Doggie Day Camp, KIT GRADY by GAP's author of the Rooter & Snuffle Series, at SHARI LYLE-SOFFE'S "Out of My Mind" Blog

JULY 2008- GAP's Academic Wings author MARY JEAN KELSO is signing Andy and the Albino Horse (Book 1) and The Christmas Angel at Borders bookstore in Reno, Nevada.

JUNE 26, 2008 GAP's author, JEFF CLINEFF of Too Many Kitties is interviewed at Blog Critics.

JUNE 23, 2008- GAP's author, MAYRA CALVANI'S CRASH! reviewed by Reader Views is picked up by Post-Tribune.com JUNE 25, 2008- GAP's author of Maybe We are Flamingos SAFARI SUE's Interview at Blog Critics.

JUNE 2008- GAP's artist, KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER, illustrator of the book "Monte the Traveling Cat" won First Place in the New York Bookfest this year! Congrats Kevin!

JUNE 2008- Interview with GAP Wings of Faith author of Trouble Finds Rooter & Snuffle of the Rooter and Snuffle Series, SHARI LYLE-SOFFE is at Blog Critics

JUNE 2008- Interview with GAP author of Rattlesnake Jam, MARGOT FINKE is at American Chronicle

MAY & JUNE 2008 BOOK TOUR- GAP author SUSANN BATSON is going on a local St. Louis, Missouri Book Tour with BOOK READINGS, SIGNINGS & ILLUSTRATION CONTESTS:
MAY 9, 2008- All day event at Wohlwend Elementary School, Mehville MO.
MAY 31, 2008- 11 A. M. Reading & signing at Ballwin Borders Bookstore
JUNE 12, 2008- 10 A.M. reads her books at South County (St. Louis) Borders Bookstore at the South County Mall.
JUNE 28, 2008-11 A.M. Mid-Rivers Mall Borders Bookstore, Saint Charles County, Missouri, Reading program and Illustrating Contest for kids

JUNE 2008- GAP artist, KIM SPONAUGLE is interviewed at Blog Critics

MAY 2008- Interview with MARY JEAN KELSO, GAP author of Academic Wings Andy and the Albino Horse (Book 1) & The Christmas Angel at Blog Critics.

MAY 8-2008- CRASH! by GAP author, MAYRA CALVANI, is featured today at Chocolate Dog Blog

MAY 2008- "Write4Kids" Children's Writing newsletter profiles a unique and helpful blog. highlighting an excellent example of an author's blog. Children's writer, GAP Academic Wings author of Gifts from God and Wings of Faith author of Kitty Kerplunking, CYNTHIA REEG discusses the craft of writing, her favorite books and useful tidbits for aspiring authors at her online journal."http://cynthiareeg.com/blog/

MAY 2008- Interview of DONNA J. SHEPHERD, GAP's Health & Hygiene author of newly released No More Gunk by MAYRA CALVANI, GAP author of CRASH!, is posted at American Chronicle.

MAY 5-08-2:00 PM- Interview GAP author and fiber artist KIM CHATEL by Suzanne Lieurance on her Blogtalk radio show, Book Bites for Kids about newly released Rainbow Sheep and her fiber art illustrations.

APRIL 16-08- CYNTHIA REEG's, GAP's Academic Wings author of Gifts from God and Wings of Faith author Kitty Kerplunking visited St. Alban's School's two first grade classes, Saint Louis, Missouri on Wednesday 16th, to help celebrate National Library Week.

APRIL 2008- GAP Littlest Angels's author of CRASH!, MAYRA CALVANI, is donating 50% of her royalties to ALMOST HEAVEN GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY, a non-profit organization. ALMOST HEAVEN-GOLDEN-RETRIEVER-RESCUE.ORG.

APRIL 2008-CYNTHIA REEG's, GAP's Wings of Faith author of Gifts from God and Academic Wings Kitty Kerplunking featured blog is highlighted in today's edition of the Children's Writers' Enews: Rxlist ICL-forums.institutechildrenslit.com.

APRIL 8- 2008- DONNA J. SHEPHERD, GAP's Health & Hygiene author of newly released No More Gunk interviewed on Suzanne Lieurance's Book Bites for Kids this Tuesday, April 8th at 2 pm CST. Listen afterwards, too.

APRIL 2008- Interview with GAP author SUE THURMAN, Emerald City Imagineers Producer, also known as SAFARI SUE, Maybe we are Flamingos, at KIM MCDOUGALL.com, GAP author of Rainbow Sheep.

APRIL 2008- "Tips on Writing and Promoting from HILL KEMP", GAP's co-author of Chapbooks for Tweens Lucky Penny, posted on SHARI LYLE-SOFFE.com, author of GAP's Wings of Faith Rooter& Snuffle Series

MARCH 2008- GAP's Academic Wings author CYNTHIA REEG'S two books, Kitty Kerplunking and Gifts from God are featured on front page of Public Libraries.com

MARCH 2008- GAP authors,Wings of Faith WALT McELLIGOTT of A Blessed Bethlehem Birth, CYNTHIA REEG- Wings of Faith Gifts from God & Kitty Kerplunking , MAYRA CALVANI- The Magic Violin & CRASH!, KIM MCDOUGALL- Rainbow Sheep MARGOT FINKE- Rattlesnake Jam are all contributors to- Blog Fest interviewed by Lea Schizas, Author/Editor.

MARCH 2008- KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER, GAP's Wings of Faith author and illustrator of numerous Guardian Angel Publishing books, has a new Blog ANGELtalk

MARCH 2008- GAP's Wings of Faith author of A Star in the Night, JENNIFER GLADEN, (Guardian Angel Publishing,Summer 2008) has a new Blog Guardian Angel Family Blog

MARCH 2008- Interview with GAP author of Rattlesnake Jam, MARGOT FINKE interview by MAYRA CALVANI.


MARCH 2008- GAP's award winning photography artist of some Wicky Wacky Series books, Gifts from God , Down by the Shore, and the Cliffs of San Pedro, MARYSUE ROBERTS, is now a member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America.

FEBRUARY 2008- GAP's Wings of Faith author Shari-Lyle Soffe, Rooter & Snuffle series has a new Blog Shari's Books.

FEBRUARY 2008- Interview with GAP's Wings of Faith Author JENNIFER GLADEN is now at Blogcritics interviewed by MAYRA CALVANI.

FEBRUARY 2008- Interview of GAP's Littlest Angels author, SUE BERGER, From Dreams to Earthquakes by SHARI LYLE-SOFFE's blog "Out of My Mind".

FEBRUARY 2008- Start Again Ministries, Inc., of Forth Worth, Texas, has selected GAP's Wings of Faith Author/Illustrator KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER to illustrate as many as a dozen Christian children's books with multi-lingual translations for foreign markets. Start Again is associated with the Christian Broadcast Network and Trinity Broadcasting Network.

FEBRUARY 2008- GAP's Littlest Angels author of Jamie's Dream, SUSAN BERGER, is interviewed at Blog Critics.

FEBRUARY 2008- OUCH! Sunburn by GAP's Health & Hygiene author & artist, DONNA J. SHEPHERD & KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER, is a FICTIONWISE CHILDREN'S FICTION BOOK BESTSELLER!

2-7-2008- GAP's Chapbooks for Tweens co-authors, HILL & SIENA KEMP's Valentine's Day press release for Lucky Penny is at American Chronicle

FEBRUARY 2008- GAP Author, SHARI LYLE-SOFFE of the Wings of Faith Rooter & Snuffle series is interviewed by JENNIFER GLADEN. http://jgladen.blogspot.com

FEBRUARY 2008- GAP artist, KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER illustrated the book Seal Beach released as a DVD movie, appears in the New York Times on the MOVIES page today. movies.nytimes.com/movie/422008/The-Legend-of-Seal-Beach/overview

JANUARY 2008 GAP Author, MARY JEAN KELSO of Fernley, Nevada, is presenting her Academic Wings book, The Christmas Angel to Headstart children at a Paiute Indian Reservation, Wadsworth, NV.  Mary Jean Kelso

01-30-2008- During Catholic Schools Week, GAP author, CYNTHIA REEG, takes her Wings of Faith book, Gifts from God to Holy Infant School in Saint Louis, Missouri for classroom readings. Read more at www.cynthiareeg.com

1-28-2008- During the month of February, GAP artist, KAREN (K.C.) SNIDER of Redmond, Oregon, is the "Featured Artist of the Month" at The Judges Choice.  http://www.thejudgeschoice.com