Oh How Fast Time Flys

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Hey Guys!

Just a quick post to say the first annual Virtual Children’s Book Fair is on its last day! If you didn’t have a chance to check out all the books in the fair please visit www.virtualbookfair.net

Time flew by so fast but it was a lot of fun! The fair¬†was a great experience and I felt very honored to be included with such fantastic books, I hope you discovered some amazing authors and great new books. Look out for more posts in the next couple of days because I have a really great opportunity coming up so watch out for that and please go check out the book fair’s website

Until next time, be blessed and stay strong,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton РBest Selling  Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

The Virtual Children’s Book Fair Starts Today!

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Today’s the day! The first annual Virtual Children’s Book Fair is now officially open! So the way it works is pretty simple, I am going to give you the list of all the authors including in this fair and links to their sites. If you were to go to an authors site and buy their book you would get a gift along with the book. Now if you were to go on any of the others blogs you would see my name in the listing of authors so its like a big linking sharing party but with books and special give aways. Does that make sense?

I hope so because there are some pretty cool authors included in this fair, just take a look. 

Tara Michener- “Who I Am Series¬†that promotes self-esteem & diversity in kids. “Who I Am Not What I Am” Meet Janelle, A fun girl who discovers the secret to happiness is loving herself for who she is, not for fitting into what others want her to be. 100% Real-What does it mean to be real? Meet Zoey who wonders the same thing after her classmates question her about being¬†adopted. With the help of a close friend in Janelle and her parents she discovers that she has more in common with her family than she thought. www.taramichener.com
 
JD Holiday-Janoose The Goose likes life in the barnyard very much. She is visiting her cousin, Molly duck and her baby, DeeDee. Her vacation is over and Janoose must go home because there are no job openings on the farm. When her flight arrives home she learns that the fox has begun a crime spree. Janoose is the only one who can stop him. www.jdswritersblog.blogspot.com
 
Adra Young-The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues (Volume I and II)

 
This series is in a class by itself. These books address multifaceted issues that kids are faced with. Parents may utilize these books to address sensitive subject matters and establish stronger bonds and communication with their kids. These books have been acknowledged for creating an acting guide that addresses appropriate socialization skills. www.ardannyl.me  
 
Grace Hatton-The Guys The Roses & The Regrets; the Girl to Girl Dating Guide (Its me!) Written by a teenage girl for teenage girls this book offers practical tips and real life stories that will help teenage girls and young women navigate the crazy world of dating, relationships and break ups. This book is an Amazon Best Seller! www.gracehatton.wordpress.com
 
Riley Carney-The Fire Stone (Book one of the Reign of the Elements) Sixteen-year-old Riley Carney works magic in this high fantasy adventure story with memorable, vibrant characters, fast-paced action, and humor. This book chronicles a journey of courage, friendship and danger as a groups of teens, led by fifteen-year old Matt, attempts to save their world from an evil elf who can harness power of the elements. www.rileycarney.blogspot.com
 

Colleen Murray Fisher-The One and Only Bernadette P. McMullen¬†This book promotes appreciating who you are, as well as accepting others. Does liking peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, or painting with your toes, or even having¬†an imaginary friend make¬†a person strange? That’s what kids say about Bernadette. But when Bernadette meets her new neighbor, Sofie she realizes that her uniqueness is nothing strange at all.¬†www.colleenmurrayfisherbooks.com
Dawn Stephens-The Little Pot Soon after a potter¬†forms a new pot and declares that he has important plans for his creation, the little pot begins to wonder what its purpose will be. Will it be used to hold important documents? Great riches? Beautiful flowers? As various expectations prove wrong the little pot is cautioned to see…The little pot is a simple profound story about inevitable reversals. www.DawnStephensBooks.com
 
Dan Bodenstein-The Tale of Eartha¬†the Sea Turtle Based on the true story¬†of a loggerhead sea turtle names Eartha, this enchanted tale tells the story of a young sea turtle who finds help in the last place that she expected.¬†Through colorful imagery it helps kids to help injured animals… www.danbodenstein
Patty O’Brien Novak-Engineering The ABC’s Imagine a world without cars and computers, or toys and televisions, or movies and microwaves…then imagine a world without engineers. This book answers questions about how everyday things work and how engineering relates to so many parts of a child’s daily life www.pattyobriennovak.com

So as you can see there are some amazing authors included in this fair and it would be great if you go and check out there books as well as mine. Oh and incase you were wondering if you buy my book “The Guys The Roses & The Regrets” during the fair via my website www.gracehatton.com¬†you’ll receive a free e-book about love and relationships.

The fair runs for another two days so I’ll blog for the next two days straight =] I hope you enjoy the fair and¬†remember to check on the main website www.virtualbookfair.net for updates and news.

Until next time, keep reading and loving life,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

Cool Graphics

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So I just¬†wanted to show you a quick graphic from the official Virtual Children’s Book Fair website. On the homepage on the fair’s website it has the scrolling image thing and I happened to notice my image. Doesn’t it look cool with the pretty sunset in the background. I love it and I just wanted to share it with you.

 

Take a look at www.virtualbookfair.net

 

Let me know what you think of the design and watch out for further posts about the first annual Virtual Children’s Book Fair!

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

Awesome Upcoming Event – Virtual Children’s Book Fair

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So this is a quick post about a pretty cool opportunity I’ve been presented with. From February 27th through to the 29th I will be participating in the first Annual Online Children’s Virtual Book Fair.

Think about a traditional book fair well a virtual is very similar apart from all the vendors a.k.a authors are presented online. While it’s called a children’s book fair the book’s represented range from children’s books all the way up to young adult books like my own.

I will be posting again later on in the week with the list of all the other participating authors. We will create an online community of authors and readers for the couple of days that the fair is going on .

You can take a look at the Fair’s main website and there you can see all the author’s books including mine. It’s a pretty exciting event and I am happy to be a part of the first virtual book fair ever!

I will be posting more information soon so look out for that and have a great night.

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

14 Days of Love (The End) – Happy Valentines Day

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It’s the last day of our 14 Days of Love experiment, can you believe it? I know I can’t it seems like just yesterday I started this experiment but I think it was quite fun. I enjoyed blogging everyday (it’s been a while since I blogged every day) and I enjoyed looking over the different aspects of love.

So what should I talk about for the last day of 14 Days of Love? I could talk about Valentines Day, about its origins, I could talk about how to have a great Valentines Day and how to build on your relationship but honestly I believe Valentines Day is about love, all aspects of love and for me the best part of love is giving it away.

We all have a chance¬†to make a difference¬†in this world and the greatest way we can do that is by showing love to others. Instead of judging people or putting them down why don’t we try showing love. Go out of your way to show love in peoples lives, talk to the homeless, listen to those who are never heard, build up those who are torn down and be there for those who have no one. There¬† are a million little ways to show love we just have to take the time to actually show it.

The Beatles did a great song called All You Need is Love which is true but part of love is taking action to show it. If you just have the love and keep it to yourself it’s not true love because true love isn’t selfish. So if you’re lucky enough to have love in your life share it and it’ll be heard around the world.

Love is what makes this world beautiful and we should celebrate it everyday. I suppose that was the point of this little experiment to remind you to celebrate love everyday in every way. I hope the 14 Days of Love experiment showed you that.

Now I will be blogging again soon because I am part off an online virtual book fair so watch out for that but for now have a great Valentines Day night and remember to celebrate love everyday in everyway =]

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – Ultimate Love

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So it’s Valentines Day eve and this is going to be¬†a short quick post since it is almost midnight. Tomorrow is Valentines Day and of course tomorrow I’ll be talking about love in relationships¬†but tonight¬†I wanted to talk about ultimate¬†love. For me I believe firmly in Jesus Christ, loving God and loving life. I could go on and on about Gods love because it makes my life worth living but there’s¬†an amazing video that will explain it better than I ever could.

See how beautiful that is? No matter what we do, no matter how we screw up or mess up God loves us like crazy. So as we prepare for Valentines Day tomorrow think about the love of God. The man who will never leave you no matter what.

Until tomorrow, have a good nights sleep and Happy Valentines Day

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

www.gracehatton.com

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!

14 Days of Love – Best On Screen Romances

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I was on Fandango today looking up showtimes for Percy Jackson and The Lighting Thief when I saw Fandango’s blog and in honour of Valentines Day¬† they were discussing their top five on-screen romances. They had in their top five,

Han Solo and Princess Leia (‘Star Wars’)
Alvy Singer and Annie Hall (‘Annie Hall’)
Danny Zuko¬†and Sandy Olsson (‘Grease’)
Jamal and Latika (‘Slumdog Millionaire’)
Joel and Clementine (‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’)
 
 
 
Out of those five couples I only agree with two, Hans Solo and Princess Leia and Jamal and Latika.¬† I was inspired by Fandango’s blog so I decide to post clips of those two couple and my other three favourite couples.
 
 
Leia and Hans Solo
 
 
 
Why I Love Them:¬† Because they start¬†like most couples hating each other but their attraction is undeniable. Once they realise they kinda like each other there is no tearing them apart even when one of them is frozen and the other is having issues with her brother.¬† It’s the classic love/hate but I really love you relationship.
 
 
 
Jamal and Latika
 
 
 
Why I Love Them: Four words, this is our destiny. This couple went through so much to be together and they were without each other for big chunks of their lives but in the end they found each other.
 
 
Landon and Jamie
 
 
 
 
Why I Love Them: This was one of the first movies to really make me cry like a baby. While Jamie dies in the end she shows Landon what its like to live with purpose. She shows him how to love and be a better person and he shows her what it feels like to be loved.  Both are changed by the love even if they could only be together for a short time.
 
 
Sam and JoAnna and the Rest of Love Actually
 
 
 
Why I Love Them:¬† I couldn’t find the clip of Sam and JoAnna at the airport but incase you were wondering Sam and JoAnna are the kids in the movie. I love them because they show love at its purest and simplest. As for the rest of the stories in Love Actually I love them all apart from the porno couple. So if you haven’t seen it you should =]
 
 
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy (Both Versions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why I Love Them:¬† In literature they are the it couple, totally different but totally right for each other at the same time. I don’t need to tell you their story but I am sure you love it just as much as me. Personally I would love a Mr.Darcy but I guess I have to wait for mine.¬† As far as the Bollywood version it was actually pretty awesome and shows the who Elizabeth/Mr. Darcy in a whole new light.
 
 
 
There are tons of other on screen¬†romances I love like Aragon and Arwen¬†from Lord of the Rings but I wanted to keep it short and sweet.¬† So tell me what do you think of my top 5 choices, love them or hate them?¬†If you don’t like mine let me know what your top 5 favourite on-screen¬†romances are. Valentines Day is only a day away people! I feel like its only been a couple of days since we started the 14 Days of Love but alas it’s almost¬†at its end. No matter I will be still be blogging about many things but for now let me know what you think of this post
 
 
God Bless,
 
Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

P.S ‚Äď Want a copy of my book ‚ÄúThe Guys The Roses & The Regrets‚ÄĚ? Go to Amazon.com to pick up your copy in time for Valentines Day!