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Carol Gordon Ekster

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Carol Gordon Ekster’s first published children’s book, Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?-A Story of Divorce, Boulden Publishing, 2008, was inspired by one special former student who lived the schedule described in the book. It was an About.com Readers' Choice 2012 finalist for Best Children's Book for Single Parents. Another of her stories was in Library Sparks magazine, February 2010. Her second book, Ruth The Sleuth and The Messy Room, was picked up by Character Publishing, for their first list, and came out December 2011. It was awarded the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval in 2012. When Character Publishing closed its doors, Mazo Publishers brought it back in a large print paperback edition, 2018. Her third picture book, Before I ...more

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Carol Gordon Ekster As you can see from my reading list, I read many picture books this summer. I am always listening to books on tape and reading an adult book before be…moreAs you can see from my reading list, I read many picture books this summer. I am always listening to books on tape and reading an adult book before bed. The one I just finished last night is a GATEWAY TO THE MOON and it was amazing! Also enjoying tremendously, Elin Hilderbrand's SUMMER OF '69 on CD. My husband loves it, too! (less)
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Carol Gordon  Ekster Thanks, C.J. And I wish you continued success with your writing!


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Hello Carol,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes.
Warmest regards,
CJ

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