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Just received Book 2 of Lionel's Grand Adventure back from my editor. Book is titled "Lionel Turns the Other Cheek". I have to go through it a little bit yet, but I will probably post a preview here on my blog shortly.
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Published on March 03, 2012 14:48 • 147 views • Tags: childrens-book, kidlit, lionel, paulrhewlett
Lionel Turns the Other Cheek is back from my editor & I wanted to post an excerpt. Lionel has been wanting to go to summer camp this year during his summer vacation, but will his mean old Mom let him go? Read on and find out!

Chapter 1

The school bell blared indicating the end of the 1967-68 school year. Lionel Snodgrass found himself getting smashed amongst the herds of kids streaming down the halls to the front doors and the freedom of summer.
“Ouch!” yelped Lionel as an elbow landed in his padded ribs.
He pushed his glasses up and struggled to keep his footing. He tried to keep a direct line towards the doors while receiving pushes and shoves from all directions. Finally, after banging knees with another student and wincing in pain, he allowed himself to be taken with the stream of students. After what felt like hours, the front doors appeared and a blast of fresh air hit him full in the face.
“Summer vacation!” proclaimed Lionel. “Whoa----”
Lionel almost missed the first step after the distraction of finally reaching the front doors. Tumbling down the stairs to a possible broken arm or loosing a few teeth would be no way to begin the summer! He regained his balance and carefully took the stairs one at a time until he was at the “T” in the sidewalk at the base of the stairs.
Now a teenager at thirteen years old, Lionel had sandy brown hair and pink cheeks. He wore glasses that were constantly sliding down his nose causing him to continuously push them back up, usually without even thinking about it. He was a little chubby and slow, and always wore his older brother’s hand-me-down clothes. He hiked up his oversized trousers and smiled to himself while wiping the sweat from his pink forehead. He then started off to his right towards the Post Office. As he thought of what might await him there, his smile turned into a full fledged grin.
He had been anxious for the last week, not only because school was almost over, but also (and most importantly) because he was awaiting correspondence from Camp Bonine. Several weeks earlier, he was finally able to convince his Mom, Bertha Snodgrass, to sign off on him attending summer camp. The effort and expense were immediate turn offs for his Mom. She loathed anything that required effort, hard work, or that offered some type of reward. She was more inclined to encourage him to play cards or watch television while she devoured chocolate after chocolate. After weeks of ridicule and denials, such as, “Why would anyone want to pay good money to have to walk in the woods?” he was finally able to break through. The key moment came when he brought to her attention that sending him to camp would mean most of the summer without him at home. This seemed to appeal to his Mom, as she pictured her days with half the laundry to do. There was still Lionel’s big brother Feeney at home after all. There would be fewer lunches to make, and she would be without the general annoyance of putting up with him. Unbelievably to her, he wanted to be involved in sports, play with friends, and go to the library. She relished the idea of ridding herself of him for the summer. She had finally relented and signed off on summer camp. Since then he had been eagerly awaiting word from Camp Bonine on his room assignment and reporting date.
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Published on March 04, 2012 07:41 • 142 views • Tags: childrensbook, kidlit, lionel, paulrhewlett
I'm pretty excited for my upcoming book giveaway on the Book R3VI3WS blog! This is a wonderful site for authors and book lovers alike. I am very fortunate to be able to work with this great site. We will be conducting a book giveaway of Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule, beginning Mon 12 Mar & running it for 2 weeks. So, what are you waiting for, stop on by! You can peruse this great site, read great reviews, author interviews and enter to win a chance to win Lionel's Grand Adventure! Sounds great, right! Here's a link to the site

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I will be writing a guest post as well. It will probably be posted sometime next week. Thanks for all your support! I hope you enjoy the blog & win the book! Talk to you soon:)
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Published on March 10, 2012 10:02 • 205 views • Tags: boodreview, childrensbook, giveaway, goldenrule, paulrhewlett
Book 2 of Lionel's Grand Adventure: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek, is now out! Check it out on Goodreads or Amazon! Lionel finds himself on another "Grand" adventure thanks to the Three-Toed-Pot-Bellied Walbaun foot! As he heads off to summer camp, join Lionel to see what adventure it takes him on & what valuable lesson it teaches him this time. I had a lot of fun writing this book and hope that you have just as much fun reading it!

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Published on March 13, 2012 10:38 • 153 views • Tags: childrensbook, kidlit, lionel, paulrhewlett, summer-camp
I just wanted to provide a couple links to an author interview that I did on a great book site, Stop by and check it out!

- -Beach Bound Books/ Author Interview:

Here's another link to a guest post that I wrote discussing the topic of "how to get children to read." It's a great blog that has lots of great writing tips and advice. Check it out:)

- -Strand’s Simply Tips:
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Published on May 05, 2012 09:36 • 158 views • Tags: authorinterview, blogs, childrensbook, guestpost, kids, paulrhewlett, writingtips