Skip to main content

Children's Book Launches with Message of Peace and Harmony

It's been a while since I've posted here and I'll share with you that's it's been a whirlwind year! I repatriated to Canada and am now living in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's great to be back and to have a chance to create a whole new chapter in my life.

The new chapter was the start of my publishing company, OC Publishing. It's an exciting time and I'm thrilled to be launching two books this fall. Coincidentally, both authors I'm working with, Diann Floyd Boehm and Apple Gidley, are based part-time in Houston, so it's been a stressful time for them. I so admire their resilience and determination to keep the momentum going amidst such difficult times. But, we persevere!

Diann's book, The Little Girl in the Moon: The Big Idea, launches today, UN International Day of Peace.


Texas Author Launches Children’s Book Highlighting
Harmony Between Races on International Day of Peace



The series continues to present themes of social and life skills to children in preschool and elementary school. The first book talked about tolerance and inclusion and that people are more alike than they are different. The Big Idea’s underlying theme is cooperation and peace.

A former schoolteacher, Boehm says the idea for the series came from ‘the angels’.

“I have so many story ideas and have been a story-teller for as long as I can remember,” she said. “When you teach preschool and kindergarten you’re always telling the kids stories to help them calm down, make them happy or bring them back to focus.”

Boehm shares that she wasn’t happy with how the world has so much ugliness in it and believes that more happiness is needed in the universe.

“What better time than International Day of Peace to launch The Big Idea?” asked Boehm, who splits her time between Houston and Dubai. “The book is all about wishing for harmony and peace on earth and to remind people to calm down, take a deep breath and look for the beauty and innocence in the world.”

As Boehm contemplated the storyline, she envisioned a little girl in the moon who wished she had a magic wand that could give faith, hope, joy, and love that would lead to peace and harmony for everyone.

“Contagiously positive messages are at the heart of Diann's books. While The Little Girl in the Moon comes from Diann's imagination, I know her commitment to helping others is real and proven,” said Toni Maloney, Co-founder and CEO of Bpeace (Business Council for Peace). “She has volunteered with Bpeace for years and I've shared Diann's books with both children and adults who love her themes of friendship.”

The theme for the 2017 International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” and Boehm will be promoting that message, along with other individuals and organizations, on book launch day and on an ongoing basis.

The Little Girl in the Moon – The Big Idea is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit http://www.ocpublishing.ca/diann-floyd-boehm.html for more information. Follow the author on Facebook at www.facebook.com/diannfloydboehm or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/diannfloydboehm.

Diann Floyd Boehm




-->











Apple's book, Fireburn, is scheduled to launch on October 1. It's available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble and Kobo now. But, more on that launch later.

It's great to be back and I'm looking forward to sharing more about the authors I'm working with, the publishing process and my own journey as an author, editor, mentor and publisher. If you are working on a book (fiction, memoir or children's book) and would like some feedback, feel free to email me at anne@ocpublishing.ca. For more information visit www.ocpublishing.ca. Happy writing!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Virtual Book Tour for The Healing Begins April 23

As we approach launch day for Lynda Faye Schmidt's novel, The Healing , a women's fiction/family drama based on the author's life, we're excited to announce the blog tour schedule and introduce you to the bloggers and book reviewers who have joined the tour. The tour begins on launch day, April 23rd. Take a look, follow these bloggers and make sure you visit on the tour dates indicated (check back regularly for updates): Pre-Tour - March 2 - Thrive Global - pre-launch announcement  April 16 - Fit for Joy - pre-launch podcast interview with Lynda April 23 - IndieView - author Q&A with Lynda April 24 -  Canadian Bookworm  - featuring a guest blog by Lynda, "What Inspired Me" April 26 - Dartmouth Book Exchange - author spotlight April 29 - Storybook Reviews - review May 4 -  Help Me Sara  - podcast interview May 13 -  My Question Life  - review and author interview June 30 - Reader's Favorite - review  Date TBD - Maryse's Book Blog - review Date

By the Light of the Cresent Moon Virtual Book Tour

On August 26th, we will launch Ailsa Keppie's much awaited memoir, By the Light of the Crescent Moon . On the same day we will launch her virtual book tour, featuring the blogs below joining the tour with reviews, author Q&As and guest posts. Visit and follow these blogs and make sure you follow the tour. As the posts go live we will update the links here to go direct to the tour post. Thanks to the following bloggers & podcasters who have joined the tour: Dartmouth Book Exchange - author spotlight - August 23-26 The IndieView - author Q&A - August 26 Sarah Butland's Imagination Captured - book review - August 26 The Author Journey with OC Publishing - author interview - August 26 Canadian Bookworm - guest post by Ailsa Keppie, Why I Wrote My Memoir - August 27 Just Reviews - book review - August 28 Storeybook Reviews - guest post by Ailsa Keppie, The Voice in My Head - August 29 Lisa Haselton's Reviews & Interviews - author Q&A - August 31 Laura&

Holiday Launch Planned for Late Author's Second Children's Book

 We are saddened by the recent passing of the very vivacious, funny, gorgeous, and talented author, Jackie Arnason. Last year, at the age of 87, we published her first Children's book, Hambone-Why Pigs Have Curly Tails . After a brief illness, Jackie passed away in September of this year, while we were well-underway in the publishing process for her second book, Timothy Titus Terrance O'Toole and the Dragon. With the support of her family, we pressed on and will launch her book in December.  Jackie Arnason A beloved story-teller to all those who knew and loved her, with the publishing of her first book, and now her second, a lifelong dream has been fulfilled. Her legacy will live on in the lessons and magical stories she shared through the years. A prairie girl, born in a small town in Saskatchewan, Jackie's childhood years in the 'Dirty Thirties' were hard but the local library became her haven where she escaped into worlds she could only dream of growing up in Reg