Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blogging at Christian Children's Authors

I picked up an extra day to blog this week at Christian Children's Authors. My topic, "Christians and Halloween." I hope you'll stop by at I'll also be blogging there tomorrow. Not sure what I'll be sharing, but I'll post a link for you.

Many blessings.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Picture Book Idea Month Registration Now Open!

Well, it's that time of year again. Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is almost here. Tara Lazar has another great lineup of guest bloggers and prizes again this year. To make this a more manageable project for me, I am only going to blog about my progress on a weekly basis. Here is my promise:

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the PiBoIdMo 30-ideas-in-30-days challenge, and will, to the best of my ability, parlay my ideas into picture book manuscripts throughout the year.

This has been successful for me the past couple of years, so I hope I'm up to the challenge again this year. You'll find my PiBoIdMo posts at with an occasional post on the Little Shepherd blog.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Little Shepherd VBT 2013

Here is information about my upcoming blog tour for Little Shepherd. I hope you'll follow along.

About the book:
Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.

He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.

Above him, the sky twinkled with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.

Suddenly, a bright light filled the sky.

Obed trembled. “Father, what is happening?”

About the author:

Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl also writes under the name of C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

Visit Cheryl online at and the Little Shepherd book blog at

Little Shepherd Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Nov 4
Book spotlight at The Story of a Writer
Nov 5
Book review and interview at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Book trailer reveal at 4 the Love of Books
Nov 6
Nov 7
Guest post and book review at Topsy Turvy Land
Nov 8
Interview at Between the Covers
Nov 11
Guest post at Marilyn’s Musings
Guest post at Authors and Appetizers
Nov 12
Guest post at Bookingly Yours
Review and giveaway at Mom Loves 2 Read
Nov 13
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
Nov 14
Nov 15
Guest post at Paperback Writer
Book trailer reveal at Broken Teepee
Nov 18
Book review at Blooming with Books
Nov 19
Book review at Nancy Stewart Books
Radio interview at Stories from Unknown Authors at 1 PM.
Nov 20
Guest post at 4 the Love of Books
Book trailer reveal at Thoughts in Progress
Nov 21
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Nov 22
Book review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Nov 23
Book review at Freda’s Voice
Nov 26
Book trailer reveal at CelticLady’s Reviews
Nov 27
Nov 29
Book spotlight at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Newly Redesigned Guardian Angel Publishing Book Blog

Hope you'll visit the newly redesigned blog for Guardian Angel Publishing. Here you'll find news about new releases from Guardian Angel Publishing, author and illustrator events, information regarding Guardian Angel Kids, our online magazine, and more!

I had the pleasure of working on this project, so I hope you'll tell me how you like it. Check out the new GAP blog at

Friday, October 4, 2013

Blogging Today at Christian Children's Authors

I'm blogging today over at Christian Children's Authors where I talk about praying for our children. As a mom, my heart can be heavy at times with worry for my children. Last night, I spoke to our son who has been married for the past three years. His wife has been ill, which has meant him working many hours a day to make ends meet. He told me that last weekend, he fell asleep at the wheel and drove his car off the road. Thankfully, he wasn't seriously hurt and his car is still driveable.

Several weeks ago, I began asking our church family to pray for my son and daughter-in-law. I'm certain he was protected by those prayers as he drove down the road that night, exhausted from yet another long day at work.

I hope you'll visit my post today at and share your thoughts on praying for your children.