AN ITTY-BITTY BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christine Tricarico lives in Michigan in a lil' love-filled home with her daughter Fallon, their puppy Oden, bunny Ninner and two kittens, Cinder and White Soxs. Although Christine has never lived on a farm, her house is a bit like a petit petting-zoo, and often inspires her many animated animal stories! When Christine is not creating whimsical tales she can be found dancing with her daughter (even with her dog), bunny-hopping through her gardens, or cooking up a kickin' kitchen salsa! She also works with the elderly population as a social work assistant & enjoys helping to spead laughter & SMILES!
Christine's break-out picture book, COCK-A-DOODLE-DANCE!, illustrated by the amazing: Rich Deas is flying to book stores, libraries & children's shelves (by way of Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan Publishing) in May 2012. To find out more about this rowdy, rockin' rooster and his barnyard crew visit amazon.com:
or on her blog @: http://christinetricarico.wordpress.com/.
Christine has had over 80 poems, stories & articles accepted in publications such as: Highlights for Children, Babybug, Hopscotch for Girls, Boysquest, SCBWI bulletin, Our Little Friend & Wee Ones. She co-authored, compiled & edited the children's poetry anthology "Itty Bits of Bliss" in conjunction with Tangerine Sky Publishing & was the poetry editor for Dragonfly Spirit ezine, as well! Reading, writing & whimsical poetry are Christine's passions!!
Besides writing, Christine loves illuminating and entertaining children through the wonderful world of WORDS ... her schoool and library visits
are filled with imagination, education and of course, a giggling-great story! If you'd like to 'book' Christine for your next school author-visit, library reading, teacher conference, book store visit, poetry work-shops (for both children & adults) or for ANY fun-filled reading event ...contact Christine @: email@example.com for further info. Christine has much experience with elementary level, classroom visits, as well as full school assemblies & preschool visits ... she's know for her animated, interactive romp-filled readings!
Christine also helps mentor other 'newbie'-writers (& not-so-new) with her creative critique-services, of not only picture book manuscripts & poetry to help polish them to perfection before the submission process, but she also has been called, "The Queen of Query Letters" by fellow children's writers ... she will show you how to turn your query into a personalized, creative-eye-catching calling card that will capture the attention of editors or agents, alike! Contact Christine @:
firstname.lastname@example.org for further info. on her very reasonable rates.
Some BIG book-updates
KIRKUS reviewed Cock-A-Doodle-DANCE! Although it’s not public for a few more days, here’s an excerpt:
Life on the farm is positively “Cock-a-Doodle DULL” until Rooster catches a jitterbug that starts the whole barn a shakin’ and a rollin’.
“The chickens do / the cha-cha, / as the dogs begin / ballet, / and shimmy sheep / don’t stop their / swing until / the light of day.” Barnyard beats and dancing livestock tales are a dime a dozen, but this snappy rhythm is enough to carry readers, regardless of originality. (It’s super fun to read aloud.)
YIPPEE!!! & KUDOS to my uber-awesome illustrator, Rich Deas, as well … he really made this book FAB & FUN-tastic!!
Also, I’ve solidified my VERY 1st author appearances for Cock-A-Doodle-Dance’s book launch … double-GULP!!
I will be having a “Welcome to the World, Cock-A-Doodle-Dance!” book-launch-party on June 10th @ The Cutting Board in Warren, Mi complete with Cock-A-Doodle Dancing-lessons (given by the author…ME)! Gift & goodies, cake, punch & appetizers & a visit by the “Rooster” himself!!!
And of course the author (ME… feels amazing to be able to write that) will be there to sign copies of MY BOOK!!!
AND on June 26th @ 2:30 I will be @ the St Clair Shores Library to read Cock-A-Doodle Dance to the children & give a quick demo of the dance! I will have a book signing/sale session afterwards, as well.
May 22 is fast-approaching …. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cock-A-Doodle DANCE! And welcome into the wonderful world of words & READING!!!
UPDATE: 10/25/12 .... I AM HITTIN' THE ROAD WITH 'COCK-A-DOODLE-DANCE!'
NOVEMBER 12TH & 13TH:
My 1ST mini-book-tour will be in Williams County, Ohio @ the Bryan, Stryker, Edon & Pioneer Library branches (Check individual libraries for
times & details). I am so very excited to read & ROCK with the children of Williams County, Ohio ...YAA-HOO!!!! Book signings & giveaways, as well!
MICHIGAN VISITS ...
I will be local @ a library very near & dear to my heart (my old stomping grounds, where I grew up LOVING BOOKS)! @ The Grosse Pointe Woods Library (Mack & Vernier) @ 10:00AM. Come join me for a hometown-hoedown!! Book signing to follow (signed books are $14.00, cash & carry) & there will be gifts & giveaways for all!
JAN 11TH, 2013:
I will be visiting the infamous & awesome Rochester Hills Library (truely an amazing building)!! @ 10:30AM for a rockin' read aloud & a doodle-dance-lesson to follow. Join me for storytime, fun 'feather' dancing & book signings!
APRIL 12TH, 2013:
I am excited to visit the lovely Orion Township Library! Preschoolers & I will rock n' read from 10:00-11:30AM, with a book signing session to follow.
THEN BACK TO OHIO ...
Evergreen County Library in Metamora, Ohio is hosting a family reading night from 6:00-7:30PM where we will enjoy Cock-A-Doodle-DANCE! then bring this boisterous barnyard tale to life ... by of course, DANCING!!
Book will be available for signed copies ($14.00, cash & carry).
And make sure to check back ... MANY MORE visits & events will be added
THANK YOU to all those that have been such an invaluable support to me & my 1st book, Cock-A-Doodle DANCE!
Literary love to all,