Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gnomes on Guard in the Garden + Kidlit Fun!!

Hi Everyone! 

Grammy Pags LOVES gnomes!  Here are just a few of her Gnomes-on-Guard-in-the-Garden!  They love watching over her plants and flowers.  These little gnomes come to say "Hi" and they hope you are having a GREAT day!  

If you like gnomes and gardens, then you just might enjoy Grammy Pags' garden story, Book #1 - "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion."

Recipient of a 2015 "Inkspoke Select Book Award."   

Here's a fun little video trailer for Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion 
and a peek into their beautiful garden!  
We hope you enjoyed your visit!

Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion is 40 full color pages, written by Rhonda Paglia (Grammy Pags), illustrated by Ratna Kusuma Halim, and edited by Jo Spring.  For kids 3 - 8.

Story Synopsis:  Three little gnomes live, work, and play in Grammy's beautiful garden.  They have a happy life until one day they discover that they have no names!  They are so sad . . . and confused.  Find out how these adorable gnomes solve this GREAT - BIG - PROBLEM . . . and make a new best friend. An easy / beginner reader and bedtime story for kids. 

Signed copies may be ordered at: Grammy Pags Stories for Kids

"Three Little Gnomes and the One-Bite Mystery" 
Release date:  August 17, 2016!

Available for Kindle
Pre-release price: $1.99

Thank you!!  Have a wonderful day!!
Love, Grammy Pags and the Gang

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Journey Through Scotland - Lowlands & Highlands Now Available

Now available from Amazon:

  • 70 full color pages
  • Lots of photographs
  • Interesting and unusual facts
  • Places to go and things to do
  • Food, music, history, and more
  • Educational travel guide for kids and adults
Here's a little trailer preview:

And a peek inside the book:  Preview pages of "A Journey Through Scotland ~ Lowlands & Highlands"

And some special music and toe-tapping fun at Farmer MacGregor's Farm!  His family is directly related to the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor and the highlanders met in this very room!  Rob Roy was the Robin Hood of his time during the Jacobite Rebellion.

A Journey Through Scotland:  Lowlands & Highlands - is available now!
Paperback:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532854315
For Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Through-Scotland-Highlands-Lowland-ebook/dp/B01FBJHKPW?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Thank you!

For more stories by "Grammy Pags" ~ check out her website at:  Grammy Pags Stories for Kids

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Journey through Scotland's Lowlands & Highlands

By Rhonda Paglia
Photographs by:
 Rhonda & Tony Paglia
A Journey Through Scotland: Lowlands & Highlands

My husband and I were so fortunate to travel to Scotland this past September. It was a wonderful trip, full of fun, sites, tastes, music, and history.  We loved every minute!  Even the weather cooperated!  Most of our travel days were sunny and beautiful!  

This trip was even more special for me because I was returning to the land of my Scottish ancestors.  

My grandmother, Laura Findlay Thompson, was 100% Scottish. Although she was born in the United States, her father and mother, my great grandparents, Marion and George Findlay, emigrated from Scotland to the US. My great grandfather worked in the Pennsylvania coal mines until he retired. The family never returned to Scotland, and my grandmother only knew of Scotland through pictures, stories, songs, and letters.  For me to visit Scotland has always been a dream, and now that dream has been fulfilled.

Our Findlay family was part of the Farquharson Clan. I've included the family crest and used the tartan plaid as background on some of the pages.      
Scotlands castles, pipers, border collie demonstration,
parades, feasts, Braveheart, the "Mourning Bridge,"
and so much more!

  So, if you like to travel, then journey along with us as we tour the beautiful Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland!  I hope you enjoy these few preview pictures and pages!  Coming soon!

And as Grandma used to say: 
"Lang may yer lum reek!" 
~Long many your chimney smoke 
~ Live long and be well!