Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children’s Author Donna McDine

Children’s author Donna McDine is being showcased the entire month of April at the National Writing for Children Center. Part of this showcase includes a 6-day virtual book tour and I'm excited to say, I'm the host of day three of the showcase tour!

Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions. Her stories have been published in many print and online publications and her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has two more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, The Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids and Publicist for the NWFCC from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Musing Our Children.

But without further delay, I'm passing this post over to Donna...

Donna McDine:  Hello Lori. I’m excited to have you hosting me on my NWFCC tour. And I’m over the moon to announce that I’ve hired NWFCC homeschool specialist, Amy O’Quinn to write an educator’s guide for The Golden Pathway. The guide will include different topics for each major subject:

Language Arts (English)
Social Studies
And to round out the guide a section on Art activities will be included.

To assist the educator and student in getting to know the author and illustrator an interview with both will be also be included. More details forthcoming at my blog –

Stay tuned for publication availability.

A big thanks to Donna for stopping by and I hope you all get the chance to check out The Golden Pathway. Be sure to follow Day 4 of Donna's tour tomorrow at


  1. Lori:

    Thank you for hosting me today. I'll be checking back in throughout the day. I am looking forward to sharing with you and your readers the publication date of The Golden Pathway teacher's guide in the coming weeks.

    Warm regards,

  2. Sounds great, Donna! We can't wait to check out the teacher's guide! Thanks for sharing w/ us.


  3. Congratulations, Donna, on your forthcoming Teacher's Guide. Teachers should appreciate your providing them activites and information to help in their classrooms.

  4. Great news about the teacher's guide and congrats on your book and future ones, too! You and Lori are busy women.

  5. Donna,
    Good luck with the guide.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children's Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2010)

  6. Hello Bev, Donna S., and Jessica:

    Thank you for your never ending support! You all mean the world to me.

    Thanks Lori for hosting the NWFCC April tours. Your never ending support is heartwarming.

    Warmest regards,

  7. Thx, ladies! All of you guys are an inspiring group! =)

  8. Hey, Lori and Donna,

    Parents and teachers will love your educator's guide for your book, Donna!

    Amy created an educator's guide for my book, The Lucky Baseball, and she did an amazing job. She is so good at this sort of thing!