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#BookBlitz “Little Red and the Crocodile (Fractured Fairytale Book 1)” by Suzan Johnson


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Published: November 2019
Publisher: True Beginnings Publishing
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Meet Zara! She’s a smart, friendly, and curious girl who loves to visit her Auntie. This is a FRACTURED version of a famous tale. This retelling of Little Red Riding Hood takes the reader to the Louisiana swamps where we meet a new character in Cory the Crocodile. Will Little Red follow her mother’s rules? Will Cory the Croc succeed? Find out what happens when they meet on a journey.

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About the Author

 photo Little Red and the Crocodile Author Suzan Johnson_zpsdjwhrgqp.pngSuzan Johnson has been the Media Specialist at an elementary school for the past nine years. She is a voracious reader of books of all genres. Growing up, she loved and enjoyed participating in sporting activities such as cheerleading and softball. As a teacher she encourages her students to read a variety of books and participate in sports. Suzan is a member of Florida Reading Association and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Johnson currently lives in the South Florida area.

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Tuesday Talk with… author Ann Harrison-Barnes

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Thank you for spending a little time with us here on the blog today, Ann!

You’re quite welcome, I’m excited to be here.

Where are you from?

I am from Rochelle, GA.

Married with children, pets, or annoying roommates?

To be honest, I’m separated from my husband after being verbally and emotionally abused for the second time. I have one daughter from the marriage with my first husband, no pets, though I did have a guide dog several years ago.

I can’t imagine what that was like for you, but I admire and applaud your courage.

Are family and friends supportive of your writing?

Somewhat, though I get more support from my writing friends.

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I am self-published after working with a print on demand publisher, who didn’t pan out.

Are you a full-time writer or do you also work outside the home?

I am a full-time writer, both as an author, marketing my own work and as a professional freelance writer.

How long have you been a writer?

All Total, I’ve been a writer for over 8 years.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

A year and a half.

What’s the easiest part of storytelling for you? The most difficult?

The easiest part of storytelling for me is the part when I can get in my zone and let the words flow. The hardest part is when I get ready to get into that zone and my muse decides to bail out on me. LOL

Have you held or attended any book signings for your work?

Yes, I had a book signing in Atlanta on October 26th.

Pantser or Plotter?

A little in between, I plot a little, then I pants a bit and finally, I go back and layer more into the parts of the story I’ve already written. Some people call this onioning.

Introvert or Extrovert?

Somewhat of an introvert. I’m private when it comes to releasing my emotions, Yet, when I’m around family or talking with friends, I’ll gladly have a conversation.

Have you ever taken the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Yes, I have taken it every year since 2014. Although I won once, I still love the thrill of attempting to write 50k in 30 days and talking to other writers.

Do you belong to any writing or critique groups?

I do, I am a member of Behind Our Eyes, the organization for writers with disabilities. I am also on several writing and author groups on Facebook.

Finish the sentence, “Some days I hate writing because ____________.”

Some days I hate writing, because I don’t know what to write.

I’m not yet familiar with your work, Ann, what’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

I write in more than one genre. I have infused three of my books with Christian fiction, mystery and suspense, and I’ve even thrown in a little romance when the characters lead me down that path. I have published a children’s book with adventure and mystery as well.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

I love Christian fiction, cozy mystery, some memoirs and romantic suspense.

What are you reading now?

I’m in the middle of a Christian romance called Finding Joy and I’m listening to an audio book called The Christmas Star.

Favorite beverage to read with?

Coffee or Peppermint Tea.

Where do you get the most writing done?

I get the most writing done for now, sitting at the table in my parents’ camper. However, writing isn’t just sitting down at the computer and typing on the keyboard. I also get most of my brainstorming done out on the front porch when it’s warm outside.

Do you have pets who “help” or inspire you?

Unfortunately, no.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

I don’t think as a writer I could totally live without social media, but I am more addicted to blogging than Facebook or Twitter.

If you could change one thing in your writing journey thus far, what would it be?

Trying not to be so comma happy. LOL! I find that when I write, I like to place commas everywhere and make longer sentences than usual. However, when I edit, those commas come out and I write short sentences.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest release? Who’s your favorite character?

There are quite a few sources of inspiration for A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery. First of all, I was inspired by the dreams I had of climbing after getting separated from my first husband and working on getting my divorce. The second is a song called A Good Rain by Dan Seals (written by Charlie Black and Jenny Yates).

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

This song was the inspiration for the following excerpt, from a scene in Chapter nine, where Jim Peabody tells Becca Martin about how he lost his farm.


“Well howdy their Bill, I ain’t seen you in a coon’s age. Jim Peabody, where in tar nation have you been and what took you so long to get back. It’s long past supper time! I was about to come out lookin’ for you.”

“He’s all right, Miss Mary. I found him stuck in a snow drift drowning’ his sorrows in the snow. Now don’t you worry your pretty head none, I brought him home in one piece.” Bill guided Jim to the front door.

“Well I’m glad he’s home safe. I kept supper hot for ya. You go in, get your coat off and sit by the fire. I’ll get your supper in a minute. Hey Bill, why don’t you come in for a bite to eat and a hot cup of coffee?”

“I’d love to Miss Mary, but I got to head on to the house for the misses will have supper waitin’ for me too.” Bill climbed back onto his snow plow.

Well, you tell Miss Lola I said hello and I want her fried apple pie recipe.”

“I sure will do it. You all have a good night, ya hear?” Bill pulled away from the house as Mary closed the door behind her.

The next few days passed in a haze for Jim Peabody as snow continued to cover the land. On Friday, the banker swooshed up the driveway in his souped-up snowmobile. “Howdy Jim, I am here to collect the property taxes on your land.”

“Here’s $200 of it. I have tried to ask for jobs, sell the land or anything to get the rest but nothing doin’ in this snow.” Jim sagged against the door frame. “Ya might as well come in out of the cold.”

The banker stepped inside the house. “You were supposed to have the money by today. Not next spring, today Peabody.

“Now listen here Mr. Hotshot banker, you try making money off of land that got hit by the drought and is now snowed under til God only knows when and then tell me that you can get blood out of a dried-up turnip. Ain’t you got any heart man?”

“I don’t need blood, just the money you owe me. Ya hear?”

“Now wait just a minute young man, my husband like to froze to death getting stuck in a snow drift a few days ago from goin’ out and looking for any type of work to do just to keep a roof over our heads.” Connor never treated us like no accounts. We worked hard to get where we are today and I don’t appreciate your attitude, Mr. Billings.”

“I don’t give a rip what your husband did or didn’t do young lady. I own this branch of the Mid-South Bank and I aim to get every penny we’re owed from this and other pieces of land in these parts. I’ve looked at Connor’s records when my firm bought this bank and I see now just why the bank couldn’t earn any money, because the previous owner took food and other goods produced by you farmers instead of cold hard cash. I intend to make this bank earn a profit.”

“Well mister big shot, you’ll lose customers and your branch will shut down in a heartbeat because around here, people don’t have all that profit you keep talkin’ about.” Jim stamped his foot in anger.

“You, young man, need to watch your mouth. I’m sure your mama raised you better’n to talk to upstanding folks like us in that manner. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.” Mary clenched her fists at her sides.

“Ma’am, we’re not talking about my mother. We’re talking about my money that your husband owes on this farm. You have 24 hours to come up with the other 500 dollars to pay off the debt you owe or you can pack up your stuff and get out. That’s the bottom line, in a nutshell.” The banker stormed out the door and drove away in his fancy snowmobile.

My favorite character is Becca Martin, because I felt as if she pulled me into her story. At times I saw the scenes playing out in my head like a movie, and at other times, she started taking her journey and beckoning me to follow her.

What’s your next project or release?

I have two projects in the works. One is called Journey to the Mountaintop, which is the sequel to A Journey of Faith. The other is called The Accessibility of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing: Uploading Your Manuscript in Four Simple Steps. This book was written to help aspiring authors with and without visual impairments self-publish their own books after getting them edited, formatted and getting covers made for them.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

As a matter of fact, I do. I have quite a bit, but to keep it short, I would like to advise aspiring authors to join writing or critique groups either on a local level or on line. Also, I don’t care what you write, but write and write often, even if you don’t write every day. Writing as often as you can will inevitably help you improve your craft.

Thank you, Ann! Much success to you!

Thanks for having me.

Look for Ann around the Internet!

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(Ann is also published as Ann Harrison and Ann Barnes)

Ann’s latest release is A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery.

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Twenty-eight year old Becca Martin witnessed a tragic accident at the age of twelve. Sixteen years later, she embarks upon a journey that she believes has somehow been chosen for her by God. During this journey, she hears a voice in the back of her mind crying, God help me!, as memories she didn’t understand as a child begin to resurface in her nightmares and during the journey itself. Was this tragedy a freak accident, or is there more to the incident that meets the eye? Can Becca conquer her fear of mountain climbing while she embarks upon this journey?

The owner of Sweet Water State Park calls Zac Johnson and Jason Miller of the Tensiltown Police to investigate various incidents out on the bike and foot paths. During their investigation, Jason meets Becca along her journey and they both feel strongly drawn to each other. She longs to help the police of this small village investigate these incidents, but in order to do so, she must face her fear of climbing the rocks at Sweet Water Park, while caring for her ailing aunt and helping her uncle to run the diner.

Jason vows to stay close beside her every step of the way, but can she fully trust him and the girl in the white robe that seems to pop up out of nowhere when trouble arises? Who is the real bad guy? How does God reveal what happened on that unforgettable day on the rocks with her family? Does the memory of the incident help the police solve this rock climbing mystery? Find out more as the author pulls you into the first novel in her spine-tingling, heart-warming Stepping Stones mystery series.


Other books by Ann

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Inner Vision: An Electric Eclectic Book




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Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure: An Electric Eclectic Book




Ann is also included in the following anthologies:

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Awethology Light





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The December Awethology light volume




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Gems of Strength





Ann’s Interviews

Noreen Lace  Campbell’s World  PBS Blog   Books & Motivation  Branco Events


“Where is My Little Dog?: A Funny Seek-And-Find Book” by Ingo Blum

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Where is My Little Dog?: A Funny Seek-And-Find Book

by Ingo Blum, Antonio Pahetti (Illustrator)

Genre: Children/Early Learning/Animals/Dogs/Activity Book

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

A Quick Good Night And Funny Bedtime Story.

Are you looking for your little dog…?

Little dogs like to play, right? But sometimes they disappear! The search for Bobby the little dog is a delightful read-aloud. Why did he leave without his bone? Did he go to the dentist? Can he still chew his bone? Is he in the park chasing ducks?

Where did he disappear?

The vivid color illustrations of this book make listening (and watching!) very easy and funny. The text is simple and partly repetitive, suitable for an early age. Kids will be more than happy when the little dog is finally discovered. Where? Well, just read…

The book is also available in Spanish and German and in bilingual English-Spanish and English-German.
NOW AVAILABLE! Three more books in the series. Make sure to check them out!

Please note: The print version of this book includes 4 extra pages for kids to color.

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#Review “Do Bugs Wear Shoes? And Other Silly Questions (Kids Fact Book)” by Addie Broussard, Anthony Puttee

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5/5 Stars!

You don’t have to have an interest in entomology—or even like bugs—to get a big kick out of Do Bugs Wear Shoes?

Quality, color photographs and concise, easy to understand text will make this book a hit with the whole family.

The silly questions contained in Do Bugs Wear Shoes? not only inform and educate but can lead to more interest and discussion on the insect world and beyond.

I live in Arizona where finding scorpions in the sink or tub is not a rare occurrence and I learned quite a bit from this book. (Although I’m sure I’ll still freak out whenever I see one!)

I reviewed a kindle copy of Do Bugs Wear Shoes? and while the recommended age is 6 and up, my four-year-old grandnephew is getting a print copy for Christmas. It’s never too early for children to learn and being more informed and aware could only help assuage some of the fear of bugs we all grow up with.

I just hope he doesn’t ask me to read it to him! (And I’m not putting crickets in my smoothie!) HA!



A colorful, fun-filled book packed with answers to all your silliest bug questions! Bug cover
Learn what happens when a bug goes to space, to school, and to the gym. Find out if bugs have feelings like people do. Discover robot bugs, dancing bugs, bugs that poop and so much more!
Filled with illustrations, photographs and interactive videos, Do Bugs Wear Shoes will have kids laughing and learning as they discover awe-inspiring facts about the insect world. This beautifully designed book is organized into colorful two-page spreads that each focus on a different question, making it easy and fun to read for children and big kids alike.

BOOK EXTRAS include videos and printable worksheets for extended learning. Great for educators and at-home learning.



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#BlogBlitz “Do Bugs Wear Shoes? And Other Silly Questions (Kids Fact Book)” by Addie Broussard, Anthony Puttee

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A colorful, fun-filled book packed with answers to all your silliest bug questions! Bug cover
Learn what happens when a bug goes to space, to school, and to the gym. Find out if bugs have feelings like people do. Discover robot bugs, dancing bugs, bugs that poop and so much more!
Filled with illustrations, photographs and interactive videos, Do Bugs Wear Shoes will have kids laughing and learning as they discover awe-inspiring facts about the insect world. This beautifully designed book is organized into colorful two-page spreads that each focus on a different question, making it easy and fun to read for children and big kids alike.

BOOK EXTRAS include videos and printable worksheets for extended learning. Great for educators and at-home learning.



PLUS, vote on the world’s most beautiful bug!

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Recommended for ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.

Don’t miss out on the chance to bug out!

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Addie and AnthonyAuthor Bio  

Two Umbrellas is an educational publishing company that fuses education and storytelling.  We offer books and activities to help parents and educators empower tomorrow’s leaders.

Our founders, Anthony Puttee and Addie Broussard, love to travel.  Anthony’s favourite trip was to Antarctica and he has included some of his personal photos in this book.  Addie has travelled solo around the world. While in Portugal, she encountered a unique insect, which inspired a children’s book called The Beedog, which was published in 2018. The idea for Do Bugs Wear Shoes came from a playful team meeting on a rooftop in Mexico.

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“The Worst Book Ever: An Interactive Read-Aloud for Reluctant Readers” by Beth Bacon

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The Worst Book Ever: An Interactive Read-Aloud for Reluctant Readers

by Beth Bacon

Genre: Children/Books and Libraries/Imagination & Play/Activity Book

3.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

Most bad books look forward to hanging out at rummage sales. Not this bad book. Its goal is to be featured in the library’s Banned Books List. Problem is, no one seems to notice… until the book teams up with its boisterous readers. Together, the book and its readers shout, wiggle, and sing to get the attention of a local librarian. Will this book see its cover on the library wall… or will it end up in the recycling bin? Full of bold, colorful graphics and laugh-out-loud humor, The Worst Book Ever is another colorful, graphical, high-lo book for reluctant readers by Beth Bacon. The meta-storytelling and interactive prompts get reluctant readers laughing, dancing, shouting—and reading. Ideal for read-alouds and story time, as well as independent reading for beginning to intermediate readers.

Like Beth Bacon’s other books, I Hate Reading, The Book No One Wants To Read, and Blank Space, this book helps make reading fun.

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“Right Now” by Jessica Olien

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Right Now

by Jessica Olien

Genre: Children’s Books/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Activity Book/New Experiences

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A beautifully lyrical and inspirational picture book about being present and loving who you are, from Jessica Olien, the author/illustrator of Adrift, The Blobfish Book, and Shark Detective.

What are you?

You’re big and small and loud and quiet. You are right now. And you are perfect.

A touching ode to the importance of individuality, respect, and self-love, just right for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and The OK Book.

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