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Book Excerpt Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly

Book Excerpt


About the Book

coverTitle: Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly

Author: Lisa Sankar-Zhu

Genre: Children’s Book / Picture Book

Harvey Hippo wants to fly,

But no one knows why.

No matter, he is determined to try.

But can he REALLY do it?

Author Bio

Lisa Sankar-Zhu is from the Caribbean, but lives in China where she runs her business Golden Mushroom (Henan) Cultural Industry Company Limited.  The first book she published, an illustrated Chinese fairy tale, was presented as a state gift by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago to the President of China, in 2013.  Currently, she is developing a few intellectual properties for the Chinese market and the rest of the world.  If you ask Lisa Sankar-Zhu what she does best, she would answer that it’s being herself, because she’s been doing it all her life and, therefore, has become pretty good at it.

Contact: lisasankarzhu@harveyhippo.com


Currently the book is available on Amazon Kindle and the iBooks Store.


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Guest Post Wizardry Goes Wild


About the Book

9781490770215_COVER_V3.inddTitle: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book 2: Wizardry Goes Wild

Author: Sunayna Prasad

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

After months of living a normal life, thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy faces magic again. Only this time, though, she is cursed with it, thanks to an old depressed skeleton named Errol. Alyssa’s time with her godfather, Alex, will never be the same again, as she can perform sorcery, but never control it.

            From letting out enchantments at school to creating outdoor disasters, Alyssa is bound to face consequences. She can only get rid of her powers if she can boost her confidence levels and improve her bravery. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. She must measure those abilities with a special device called a skillometer. Will she be able to get rid of her unwanted wizardry?

Author Bio

Sunayna Prasad is a college student studying art. In her free time, she likes to write fiction. She is also the author of From Frights to Flaws, which is the first installment of the series, Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions. Sunayna lives in New York with her family.




Buy Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book One: From Frights to Flaws on Amazon

Buy Wizardry Goes Wild on Amazon (Kindle) or Amazon (Paperback)

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Author Interview A Different Kind of Safari


I’m interviewing Helen Hipp on my blog today. She’s the author behind children’s picture book “A Different Kind of Safari”. I hope you enjoy the interview!

 1) How long have you been writing?

My writing continues to be an important part of my professional life. My first published work was for Family Magazine in 2009.

2) Is A Different Kind of Safari  your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.

Yes “ A Different Kind of Safari” is my first book and was published 2013. An inspiring children’s book based on real life adventures and a real pink hippo named Rosie, A Different Kind of Safari  invites readers (ages 9-12) into a world of engaging characters as they handle similar fears, interests, and concerns that many children experience when feeling different.

3) Why did you decide to write for kids?

More than a conscious decision to write for children it was story line that decided this book reading audience though it continues to be enjoyed both young and old readers alike.

4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Write from your heart and then let your head organize the thoughts.

5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?

Yes currently I am working on a creative work that will assist adults by helping them process their feelings of loss.

A Different Kind of Safari

bookcover_smallTitle: A Different Kind of Safari

Author: Helen Hipp

Genre: Children’s Books

Has a book ever changed your life? Not just inspired you but helped you to see you’re life differently? In a tale that celebrates differences “A Different Kind of Safari”  addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities. Engaging and fun young children begin to figure out how they are the same and different from other people, and how they feel about the differences. Full of fun and enjoyable teachable moments that move children and allow them to make personal connections with the characters handling of similar fears, interests, and concerns that they experience.

Author Bio

Hip9860_7x5final150dpiHelen Hipp’s experience raising a special needs child led her to an M.A. in clinical psychology and certification as a life coach. She began her career as a psychotherapist to help people find answers for their life problems. Her work eventually evolved into a coaching practice, WithinU Life Coaching, focusing on individuals with special needs and their families. Helen uses her 13+ years of counseling experience and 20+ years’ experience as a successful advocate for individuals with special needs by helping them reveal their innate ability to solve difficult situations. Her debut book ” A Different Kind of Safari” puts into words the essence of Helen’s teachings addressing the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities.


For more information, visit the books official website and to see a picture of the real Rosie the real life pink hippo that inspired this story, go to www.adifferentkindofsafari.com

Award Winning Book trailer: http://youtu.be/5vd_sH64kt0

Buy the Book:

A Different Kind Of Safari | Hardcover


A Different Kind Of Safari | Hardcover


A Different Kind Of Safari | Audio Book


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