Tag Archives: Grandmother Moon & Other Mother Stories

Win a Grandmother Moon Book, CD or a Gift Certificate!

Umpquadisplay2It all started when I walked into Umpqua Bank last year. I saw a display of leather goods from a local artisan. A sign grabbed my attention. It said “Local Spotlight”. I asked AJ who works at the Novato Umpqua about it. She told me that it is one way that the Umpqua Bank participates in the community. She continued to say that the previous Local Spotlight was a Children’s Author. I mentioned that I was a Children’s Author, and that my partner Becky Parker Geist and I would like to be part of Local Spotlight.

Well here we are in month two of being in the Umpqua Local Spotlight and Becky and I have come up with a contest. Win a free Grandmother Moon Book, CD or a gift certificate for Five Little Monkeys Toy Store. They are also part of the local spotlight with toys that are depicting scenes from the Grandmother Moon Stories. Come have a look.

Stop by the Umpqua Bank on Grant Avenue in Novato. Say hi to the friendly folks there. They always have free coffee and tea. Have a sip while you visit our Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories book display. Fill out a ballot. You might be our next winner! Good luck!

Copyright © 2014, Vlatka Herzberg, all rights reserved. You may not reproduce materials without permission from Vlatka Herzberg.

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Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child Audio Clip

GrandmotherMoonfinishedcoverWhen I first wrote Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child I wrote it for this blog. An author friend suggested I start a blog with free short stories  for families. At the time I didn’t consider that it could eventually be on an audio book.

Working with an audio book actor and producer for me is very similar to writing commercials in radio. When writing radio commercials I often had a particular announcer in mind, and character voices as well as sound effects and music, so I would add all of that information to the instructions on the script.

When you are writing a story that you know is going to be an audio book it is helpful to give the actor/producer instructions, but they also have their own knowledge and expertise that brings a story to life. Such is the case with Becky Parker Geist’s talent. I am very pleased with the way that Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child turned out. Have a listen:

Copyright © 2014, Vlatka Herzberg, all rights reserved. You may not reproduce materials without permission from Vlatka Herzberg.

Becky Parker Geist: http://proaudiovoices.com/

Illustration by Natasha Tasiyana Kolida: http://www.tasiyana.com/

Design by Andy Parker: http://andyparkerdesign.com/

 

 

Epaminondas from Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories

PrintThis is exciting! Today I get to share an audio clip from Epaminondas, one of the eBook and audio book Folk Stories from Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories. This fun and lively re-telling is told by Becky Parker Geist of Pro Audio Voices. Becky approached me at at BAIPA (Bay Area Independent Publishers Association) meeting many months ago when she found out that I wrote adapted and original Folk Stories. She asked me if I wanted to collaborate and I said, “Yes!” I’m so glad I did!

Becky’s passion for this story goes back to her childhood when her Mother used to tell her the story. There is a special bond created between Mothers and children through storytelling. It transcends time. When I first heard Becky’s audio story of Epaminondas I felt just like a child full of wonder and delight. I was eager to hear more! I imagine you will too. Here’s an audio clip of Epaminondas as told by Becky Parker Geist. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2014, Vlatka Herzberg, all rights reserved. You may not reproduce materials without permission from Vlatka Herzberg.

Illustration and Design by Andy Parker: http://andyparkerdesign.com/

Becky Parker Geist: http://proaudiovoices.com/