Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dear Reader, Love Cheryl Malandrinos

Dear Reader…

You hold in your hands a book that I impatiently waited years to see. Did you know, as an author you have no control over when your book is released? You submit the book to your publisher and pretty much have to pretend it doesn’t exist anymore. If you keep thinking about your poor book sitting there waiting for an artist to create the illustrations and an editor to review the text, you’ll drive yourself crazy. It’s kind of like Christmas morning when you stay in your room to play video games until your parents get up: if you think about the presents sitting under the tree waiting to be opened you’ll explode.

Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving is also a book that makes me a bit nervous. It’s different from my other books. Little Shepherd and A Christmas Kindness are sweet stories with good messages. The only thing Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving has in common with them is that it takes place on a holiday. It has twin boys who fight a lot, a dog that grabs the dinner off the table, a frazzled mom, and a smart girl whose quick thinking might just save the day. Nothing sweet in this one. Well, maybe the ending is kind of sweet.

I was blessed to have the very talented Marina Movshina create the illustrations for Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving. I’ve enjoyed her work for some time and was thrilled when I learned she would be the artist. Just like no two snowflakes are the same, no two artists are the same. They are all unique. If you’ve seen enough of an artist’s work, you’ll know she created it even before you see her signature on it.

My hope is that you like Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving as much as my other books. I would be thrilled if sent me a quick note to let me know. You can reach me at ccmal(at)charter(dot)net. Authors love to hear from their fans.

Thanks for reading my latest story.


Cheryl C. Malandrinos

About the Author

Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Little Shepherd and A Christmas Kindness. A blogger and book reviewer, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She also has a son who is married.


About the Book:

Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 16
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Ten-year-old Macy is waiting for her grandparents to arrive on Thanksgiving. When the front door swings open, Grandma and Grandpa are covered with hugs and kisses. Crash! Everyone rushes in to find the dog gnawing a meaty turkey leg. Can Macy’s quick thinking save dinner?

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