The Poster For My Book Reading At Lehigh University

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Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French is available for purchase on Amazon either as an ebook or a print book!

Please follow the following links to find my novel:

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Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:

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A Book Reading of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French

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This is a reminder to anyone who might be in the Lehigh Valley, PA area of my book reading tomorrow!

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I am very pleased and excited to announce that I will have a book reading of my new novel, Maledicus:  The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The date is 11/29/16 at 4 P.M. in room 200 of Linderman Library.  If you live in this area of Pennsylvania, I invite you to attend.

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Children’s Books: Old Can Be Better

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This post on older books for children is excellent and very important!

A Teacher's Reflections

Now that the best new children’s books this year are receiving awards and recognition, I’m excited and scanning the titles for my new favorites.  Besides recognizing the best new books of the year, it’s gift giving time. Nothing beats reading-aloud and turning the pages of a book.

Yet, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that older books, titles that have been forgotten by many, are often the best of the best. I guarantee that most authors who write winning books today would smile, knowingly, and heartily agree.

I am fired up to share some of these books with you and their importance, because I recently read this ad which was marketing Goodnight Moon:

“Goodnight Moon is now available in e-book. The perfect solution for parents on the go.”

Pardon me while I pull my heart back up from my stomach.  For the very young child, touching

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Owled~

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These photographs are stunning and beautiful, and I had to share them! Please visit Cindy Knoke’s blog: https://cindyknoke.com

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Observant owls prefer to watch,

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and not be seen.
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At twilight we sing, muted duets.
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They swoop close, ruffling my hair.

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Letting me know they see me clearly,
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as I go slowly blind in the deepening dusk.
Cheers to you from the all seeing owls~

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Quotations on Idealism

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I am an unapologetic idealist, a dreamer, and an optimist. As a writer and teacher, I find these qualities to be essential. I continue to see ways to improve the world, no matter how many losses or setbacks occur.

We must always stand up for what is right, what is worth fighting for, and those who cannot fight for themselves.

Here are a few quotations about idealism:

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“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”

                                                                                John Lennon

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

                                                                            Robert Kennedy

 

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“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

                                                                              J. R. R. Tolkien

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This simple post is worth reblogging for a Thanksgiving wish!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to recognize the positives and the blessings in your life.

Enjoy your feasts, your gatherings, and your traditions.  And please remember to give thanks to those who help us in many ways. So many are away from home, friends, and family, and we should all give them a moment of thanks for their service.

To my friends and family–thank you!

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A Book Reading of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French

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I am very pleased and excited to announce that I will have a book reading of my new novel, Maledicus:  The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The date is 11/29/16 at 4 P.M. in room 200 of Linderman Library.  If you live in this area of Pennsylvania, I invite you to attend.

Emotional Reading Comes First

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Once again, Jennie demonstrates why reading is so important, and in this post the value of emotional reading!

A Teacher's Reflections

Reading-aloud is emotional in my classroom.  Thank goodness!  I belt it out, read with a voice, and stop to talk. I cry and laugh, and so do the children.  How best can children learn all that is really important?  With every picture story and chapter book I read I have a racing heart, because I have to read the words just like they were written by the author- with passion.

When I read Charlotte’s Web, children are drawn into every emotion; worried, sad, curious and more.  I am, too.  They love this book because it hits the heart.

Hits the heart.  That is the most fundamental component of character building. And character– the development of goodness and kindness, doing what is right, being brave and true and selfless–   is far more important than learning letters and numbers when children are young.  I do this with reading-aloud.

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Quotations on Books

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“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

                                                                          Stephen King

 

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“I cannot live without books.”

                                                                           Thomas Jefferson

 

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“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

                                                                           Virginia Woolf

 

Another Wish For Writers

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Thanks to a suggestion from a wonderful blogger: Annette Rochelle Aben, https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/ (please stop by and visit her site), I have another wish for writers. I wish for all of you to find many readers and a very wide audience for your work! I wish you success and long careers as authors!

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Keep Writing!