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Potential Movie Rights Contract

Potential Movie Rights Contract

 

Potential Movie Rights Contract

Several years ago I had a dream, a crazy dream, but with encouragement from friends and family, I decided to go for it. I wanted to write a children’s book series. With the convenience of the internet, I began making lists of all that I needed to learn.  The list seemed insurmountable, but as with any list, if one takes a step at a time, it is possible. I wrote the book, found an editor and published on Amazon.com.

The Mystic Princesses were more than a dream!

 

Reviews help sell books, so I sought feedback from trusted organizations. I entered my books into the Writers’ Digest Self-Published Book Awards contest. And I submitted them to IndieBRAG, LLC for review. The reviews came back and I was ecstatic with the messages. They listed a few things that could be improved, which I incorporated.

And then the email of my dreams came. I woke up one morning a few months ago and found a message that a studio was interested in a potential movie rights contract.  I’m honored to have been considered. With a little fanfare and a lot of grateful feelings, here is the message:

Dear PJ,

I am trying to track down the film/TV rights to your Mystic Princesses books. Do you have an agent or manager who handles the film/TV rights on your behalf? If so, would you be so kind as to forward me their contact information? We have a database for film/TV rights to books, and one of our clients was interested in your series. I can be reached at e****er@r*********er.com. Thank you and best wishes.

Next, I corresponded with the firm that contacted me, as well as found an agent and an attorney willing to assist with negotiations. However, it didn’t work out, but I thought I’d share the message anyway.

So my message for you is: follow your dream! You never know where it might lead if you don’t try. And if you do try, with a lot of hard work, surrounding yourself with professionals in the field, research and some luck sprinkled in, you could hit the jackpot.

Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party

Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party Book Blast

 

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to coordinate the Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party Book Blast. This book is a children’s adventure book written by P. T. Evans. The blast will run June 20 – June 22, 2016.

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About the Book

Title: Emoji Adventures Volume 1: The Horse Party | Author: P.T. Evans | Genre: Children’s Adventure | Number of Pages: 108 | Publisher: Montage Publishing | Publication Date: February 21, 2016

Book Description: OBSESSED WITH EMOJIS? LOL with your favorite emojis as they come to life in this fun, new series. Follow Annie with the constant smile; Kevin, her devilish brother; Billy, poop head and BFF; and Dot, the love-struck jock as they make their way through Emoji Elementary. amazon2 What others have to say about the book… “I LOVE this book! The dialogue is witty (and LOL funny); the characters are endearing; and the theme is universally sweet. The author has created a unique experience, blending modern inventions of emojis with classic lessons for kids (and, truly, all of us). It would make a fun read-aloud as well! Definitely a winner.” – Robin (Amazon)

“This book is darling! My girls fell in love with Annie and her emoji buddies! We can’t wait for the next installment so we can laugh and keep on reading!!!” – Amazon Reviewer

“The Emoji Adventures combines things that a lot of kids love- silly characters, fun storylines and emojis!” – Amazon Reviewer

Montage Publishing Summer Reading Program

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“We at Montage Publishing are committed to creating quality books for children; as parents and educators, we’re also aware of the academic backslide that can happen during summer. We’ve created some worksheets, a reading log, and a certificate of achievement to be used alongside our EMOJI ADVENTURES series. Feel free to use them as they are or adapt them to your specific needs. To further encourage summer reading, we’re having a drawing for two sets of EMOJI ADVENTURES books – one for the winning student; one for his/her library.” To print worksheets and enter the drawing visit montagepublishing.com.

About the Author: P.T. Evans

Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party Book Blast P.T. Evans has been writing books for children under various names for two decades. With seventeen novels, numerous author visits, and state reading awards, Evans’ books have been translated into two dozen languages.

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Book Blast Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice Giveaway ends: July 4, 11:59 pm, 2016 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, P.T. Evans and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

 

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Nicu – The Littlest Vampire: In ‘Big Fangs’ by Elias Zapple

Nicu - The Littlest Vampire: In 'Big Fangs'“What are we going to read next?” Catie asked.

The princesses stared at the titles on their eReaders and Breanna spoke first. “How about the next Nicu book, Nicu – The Littlest Vampire: In ‘Big Fangs’? I want to find out whether he is still being bullied.”

The girls agreed and took turns reading aloud to each other. They quickly finished the book and looked at each other. They were surprised that Nicu continued to fall for his brother, Adam’s, tricks.

“What did you think, Coral?” Catie asked.

Coral, who had stopped a bullying shark in Hawaii said, “I’m glad he got even with his brother.”

“But trying to get even with people can cause bad situations to get worse,” Harmonie said. “Finding a way to get people to stop bullying is tricky.”

“That’s true,” Coral agreed. “But what should Nicu have done differently?”

Breanna said, “Sometimes parents can help. But in Nicu’s case, his parents never catch Adam causing the problems. They always see Nicu’s reactions. But if he didn’t let the others know they were bothering him, perhaps they would stop. But since he does react, then it gives them a reason to continue to pick on Nicu.”

“Yes, that’s not fair.” Janna agreed. “Sometimes teachers can help. If Nicu had asked a teacher whether drinking an ogre’s blood would make Nicu’s teeth bigger, he could have found out that his brother, Adam, was playing a mean and dangerous joke on him.”

Catie finished the discussion saying that she hoped Nicu’s next book would come out soon so that they’d find out whether Nicu learned not to let the other vampires’ teasing get to him.

3 Bedtime Stories for Sweet Dreams

3 Bedtime Stories for Sweet Dreams“Summer’s almost over,” Breanna said. “We are going to have to start going to bed earlier, so we can get up for school the next day.”

“I’m excited to go back to school because we will meet new friends,” Harmonie added.

Then Catie said, “I’m glad my parents taught me a bedtime routine. It makes me fall asleep faster.”

“We’ve read several bedtime story books as part of our summer reading challenge,” Coral added. “If we share them, maybe parents will be able to get their children to go to sleep easier.”

“Hmm, where do we start?” Janna asked. “I know! I loved The Night of the Magical Flight by Melinda Kinsman. It is an excellent bedtime story that will surely give children dreams of wizards, magical carpet rides, far away lands and daring rescues.”

“I liked that one, as well,” Breanna said. “And I liked Night Night My Child by Ryann Hall. The book was about a mom and daughter’s bedtime routine. It made me think of my mom teaching me to brush my teeth, wash my face, brush my hair and kiss everyone goodnight before I went to bed.”
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“I always greeted the moon and stars ‘hello’ before going to sleep,” Janna said. “And I told the volcanos not to erupt.”

“That was sweet,” Harmonie told Janna.

“What about the book we read a while back about puppies?” Catie recalled getting the girls back on the subject.

3 Bedtime Stories for Sweet Dreams“That was Tell Me How You Say Goodnight by Teddy O’Malley,” Janna said. “It had goodnight in different languages and I dreamed of puppies several nights in a row after we read it.”

“Just talking about these books is making me sleepy,” Coral said right before she yawned. “I think it’s time to get ready for bed.”

 

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Willow’s Song by Natalie Finnigan

Willow's Song by Natalie FinniganThe Mystic Princesses turned off their ereader as they just finished reading Willow’s Song, by Natalie Finnigan, which left them feeling both sad and happy at the same time. The book was about a fairy with a broken wing that was painful and would not heal. When they got to the end of the rhyme, they were sad to discover that there is a real Willow, who had stomach ailments which cannot be cured. But they were happy that Willow found pleasure in singing.

“Harmonie, why are you crying?” Janna asked handing her a tissue.

“I’m sad that Willow will always be sick.”

“You are able to make people feel peaceful,” Breanna said. “You should be happy that Willow found relief through singing.”

Coral added, “And the book helps people understand that they should look for positive experiences that they can enjoy instead of concentrating on what they can’t do.”

“I agree,” Catie said. “Sometimes we can’t control our circumstances. But we can control our outlook. Willow decided to be positive even though she is sick.”

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Our Poems for Kids by Melinda Kinsman

Our Poems for KidsCatie turned off her Kindle and turned to the other Mystic Princesses who were smiling because the book was so cute. They’d just finished reading Our Poems for Kids (Top of the Wardrobe Gang, Book 3), a rhyming picture book, by Melinda Kinsman. “So, what did you think,” Catie asked the others.

“I liked ‘Row, Joe, Row,’ Coral said. “People need to learn to swim if they are going to be near the water.”

Breanna chimed and said that “Rhythm and Rhyme” reminded her of when she would hula dancing.

“I loved ‘Wild Child!’ because I love to be outdoors,” Janna said as she glanced at her hiking boots.

Harmonie said that “Do You Have What it Takes” was her favorite because it was a happy poem that tells kids they can do what they set their minds to do.

And Catie finished their book club discussion saying, “Of course, as a painter, I love colors. That made ‘The Paint Box’ and ‘My Boots are RED Boots!’ a lot of fun for me.”

 

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