Celebrating Children's Book Week
Discount This Week: Goodreads Giveaway

Before you had to read text books or boring reports, what were your favorite books as a kid? What authors filled your bookshelves? Celebrate the 97th annual Children's Book Week, May 2-8, by reading a good book to your daughter or nephew, finishing another chapter in that novel by your bed, or remembering your favorite literary characters. 

The Story Behind Children's Book Week
Over a century ago, Franklin K Matthiews, librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, started touring the country to promote higher standards in children's books. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week, which would be supported by publishers, booksellers, and librarians.

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Goodreads Giveaway
Discount Announcement 
Chance to win a free paperback version of Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen in a Goodreads Giveaway that ends 5/15/16. Click the following "Enter Giveaway" link to enter. Good luck! 

 

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Mystical Aria by Jean Neff Guthrie

Mystical Aria

by Jean Neff Guthrie

Giveaway ends May 15, 2016.

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New Blog
How did a trip to Ernest Hemingway's house and an EXIT sign influence the name that Jean Neff Guthrie uses for futuristic technology in her young adult Mystical Aria series?

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Book Signings
Attending Claytor Lake Festival, June 11
I'm thrilled to go back to my hometown to attend the Claytor Lake Festival June 11, 2016, sponsored by the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, Virginia. I plan to have a booth for book signings, readings, and fun surprises for the kids. So friends and family in Southwest Virginia, come see me at the Claytor Lake Festival! 

Author Jean Neff Guthrie
Fun Facts About the Author
As a child, I enjoyed reading all the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My favorite was These Happy Golden Years, in which she started teaching and "courting" Almanzo. 

My favorite fictional character was the tenacious sleuth with auburn hair, Nancy Drew. 

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Aria Vanir with her Transmission Diary
Aria Vanir Speaks
What Aria Reads
When she's not writing in her transmission diary (tDiary) to an alien queen or building sandcastles with BFF Tommy Manger,   Aria  enjoys reading the  Galactic Gina  science fiction series.   Little does Aria know that she's about to embark on an even more entertaining adventure to prove her worthiness for first contact with Nashata, Queen Supreme of the Gallions.
Call me Aria
5/1/2028

Dear tDiary,

Today in school this boy named Roger kept teasing me about my name. He asked if I stayed in music class all day because my name is Aria, or if my dad called me Aria because I was born an air-head. I told him my dad was a Navy SEAL. That . . .

Your Voice for Sequel
Book two in the Mystical Aria series is a compilation of Aria Vanir's diary entries while she's aboard the alien superspaceship in Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen. You will learn more about her girl-talk with Princess LeSom, alien technology she sees on the spaceship, what goes on in her mind during encounters with the Gallions, and her deepest feelings about the challenges she endures.

What would you like to read in this sequel? Click the link below to tell author Jean Neff Guthrie.
 
Aria and Tommy on Facebook
Aria and Tommy would enjoy interacting with you on their Facebook pages. What would you like to know about these characters? What secrets would you want them to tell?

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Thank you again for supporting  Mystical Aria series . If you have questions or suggestions, click here to beam me a message. 

Next time, we'll celebrate Aria's birthday!

Sincerely,

Jean Neff Guthrie
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