Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors -#Children’s #History Barbara Ann Mojica, #Children’s Paul Noel, #Mystery Judy Penz Sheluk

There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet Barbara Ann Mojica

Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara writes monthly historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner “Passages.” Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, Barbara hopes to educate, entertain and inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss History’s antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. She firmly believes, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered more than twenty awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers’ Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards.

A selection of books by Barbara Ann Mojica

One of the recent reviews for Intrepid Sea and Space Museum

Howard A. Fox 5.0 out of 5 stars I finally get to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum  Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020

I had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara Ann & Victor Mojica on my podcast earlier this year.

History was always my favorite subject in school and these books brought back fond memories of places here in the US that I’ve visited. I was also reminded of places that need to go back on my must-visit list. As many times that I’ve been to New York, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was always left for another day. Thanks to Little Miss History, it’s back on the list.

Each book is comprised of a tour with Little Miss History and includes many unique facts. The Illustrations (created by Victor) found in the book are amazing.

The entire book series is a perfect addition to any home, library, or school classroom. After the interview, I immediately ordered copies of a number of the books for my nieces to share with their young children, and hopefully, spark a desire to travel and learn a little bit of history.

Barbara Ann Mojica, Buy: Amazon US – And Amazon UK – Follow Barbara Ann : Goodreads – BlogBarbara Ann MojicaTwitter: @bamauthor

Meet Paul Noel

Something about my style and what I am trying to convey. I started off with some stories that I thought would be suitable for four to eight year old children. But wait, your four year old is not going to be able to read the stories. What? The stories are quite long and complicated and that is where you come in. These stories are meant for a parent, guardian or older sibling with younger child interaction. They are not meant as “go and sit in the corner” books. With that in mind I have tried to include subtlety in the stories so adults will be amused occasionally when they are reading them to a child.

I hope that you like this style. All the stories include b&w illustrations included in the text and can be read I believe by the older children in that range. In the print on demand A4 versions these illustrations are repeated at the end of the book as well as included in the text. Hopefully, the younger child will enjoy colouring these illustrations in while the older child will enjoy reading the story on their own. I am writing for older children as well and the first Busy Bee story, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow has been written for 8 – 12 year old children.

A selection of books by Paul Noel

A review for The Lost Marble

Nadejda Marian 5.0 out of 5 stars An Eventful Adventure and Colouring Illustrations  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2020

I bought The Lost Marble for my friend’s daugther and she told me on a video call how much she liked it. One of the things she really enjoyed was colouring in the illustrations.

Paul Noel, Buy : Amazon UK – And: Amazon US –  Blog: Paul Noel WordPressTwitter: @JunagarhMedia

Meet Judy Penz Sheluk

An Amazon International Bestselling Author, Judy Penz Sheluk’s debut mystery novel, The Hanged Man’s Noose, the first in the Glass Dolphin Mystery series, was published in July 2015. The sequel, A Hole In One, is scheduled for Spring 2018.

Skeletons in the Attic, Judy’s second novel, and the first in her Marketville Mystery series, was first published in August 2016 and re-released in December 2017. Past & Present, the sequel, is scheduled for early 2019.

Judy’s short crime and literary fiction appears in several collections.

In her less mysterious pursuits, Judy works as a freelance writer and editor; her articles have appeared regularly in dozens of U.S. and Canadian consumer and trade publications.

Past editorial responsibilities have included the roles of Senior Editor, Northeast Art & Antiques, Editor, Antiques and Collectibles Showcase, and Editor, Home Builder Magazine. She is currently the Senior Editor for New England Antiques Journal.

Judy is also a member of Sisters in Crime International, Sisters in Crime – Guppies, Sisters in Crime – Toronto, Crime Writers of Canada, International Thriller Writers, Inc. the South Simcoe Arts Council, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. In addition, Judy has been elected to the 2017-18 Board of Directors for Crime Writers of Canada, as a Director, and as a Regional Representative for Toronto/Southern Ontario.

She lives in Alliston, Ontario, with her husband, Mike, and their golden retriever, Gibbs.

A selection of books by Judy Penz Sheluk

A recent review for Skeletons in the Attic on Goodreads

Jun 10, 2020 Kelly rated it four stars

This is book one in the Marketville Mystery series and I have to say I’m loving Judy Penz Sheluk’s writing. I love the descriptions and well thought out plots.

Cally has inherited a house in the small city of Marketville upon the death of her father. There is a catch however. She must live there for a year and renovate it as well as investigate her mother’s disappearance 30 years ago.

Cally meets several people who knew her parents and slowly learns the truth about her past and her mother’s disappearance. There are some shocking revelations, some unexpected friendships, and a conclusion which actually I wasn’t all the surprised over. Looking forward to listening to the next two books in the series

Judy Penz Sheluk, Buy: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK –  follow Judy : Goodreads –  blog: Judy Penz Sheluk – Twitter: @JudyPenzSheluk

Thank you for joining me today for this series and I will be sharing another three authors and their work every weekday during June and July. It would be great if you could share. Thanks Sally.

37 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors -#Children’s #History Barbara Ann Mojica, #Children’s Paul Noel, #Mystery Judy Penz Sheluk

  1. I enjoy reading these bios. I think it’s great that Barbara uses her education in her field to teach to the young ones, and that Paul’s strategy for wriing for children to be read by adult, a great concept. ❤

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