Do Life Right, Inc.
8Jan/14Off

18 Books!

Yes! Do Life Right, Inc. officially has 18 published books! Here are photos of all of our books together. Yes, I'm proud!

See them all? Beautiful!

See them all? Beautiful!

Why, yes, we have 18 books in print! 2 picture books, 1 collection, 6 Wright on Time books, 1 self help, 1 YA, 2 Howling Vowels middle grade, 3 My Solar-Powered History chapter books, 1 other middle grade, and 1 more stand-alone chapter book. I'm so proud!

Why, yes, we have 18 books in print! 2 picture books, 1 collection, 6 Wright on Time books, 1 self help, 1 YA, 2 Howling Vowels middle grade, 3 My Solar-Powered History chapter books, 1 other middle grade, and 1 more stand-alone chapter book. I'm so proud!

 

There are some great reads here!

There are some great reads here!

 

12Dec/13Off

My Solar-Powered History Books 2 & 3 LAUNCH PARTY

Congratulations to author Alana Terry and illustrator Jeremy Steffen on the My Solar-Powered History series of children's chapter books. The first book in the series is What, No Sushi? The second and third books in the series are now published!

Come celebrate with Alana for her LAUNCH PARTY!

7Oct/13Off

Our 16th title: WRIGHT ON TIME: IOWA, BOOK 6

Happy October!

As of last Friday, Wright on Time: Iowa, Book 6 is published! I am super excited about this book. I, the author of the Wright on Time series, am from Iowa. Plus, the book is set in October and October is my birthday month. :)

Wright on Time: Iowa, Book 6

  • 6th book in the Wright on Time series
  • Written by Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley
  • Illustrated by Tanja Bauerle
  • Published: October 4, 2013
  • ISBN: 193784806X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848064
  • LCCN: 2013935885
  • Retail price: $12.99
  • Pages: 162
  • Genre: Chapter book

From the back of the book:

 Discover all 50 states with Nadia and Aidan!

Nadia and Aidan continue their RV adventure with a trip to visit cousins in their dad’s home state of Iowa—just in time for Halloween and Nadia’s birthday! Nadia loves having time to document their discoveries about the Time Tuner. Aidan wants to sword fight with corn.

But what’s a “Wright on thyme”? How does a turtle get to be a Prince? How can you get lost inside a computer? And just what freaky weird Halloween tricks will the Time Tuner play on them?

22Jul/13Off

Our 15th title: AND SOMETIMES Y

Hooray! And Sometimes Y, the sequel to The Howling Vowels, is now available!

Happy Birthday to Alexa, the main character in this series. Happy Birthday also to JJM, the co-author of this book and the inspiration for the character of Alexa!

I love this book. When I read the first story of Alexa several years ago, I was instantly taken back to my own childhood days of reading the Little House on the Prairie books. Set primarily in today's small-town Minnesota, these books show us about modern friendships and life circumstances and how they can grow. I love this new book since we get to see Alexa at age thirteen, three years older than in the first book. The rest of the Vowels have aged, too, and their friendships have grown in really interesting ways. I'm crossing my fingers that we'll get to see Alexa and her friends again in a few more years. :)

And Sometimes Y

  • Sequel to The Howling Vowels
  • Co-written by Leslie Schultz and JJM Braulick
  • Illustrated by Heather Newman
  • Published: July 22, 2013
  • ISBN: 1937848078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848071
  • LCCN: 2013935867
  • Retail price: $12.99
  • Pages: 300
  • Genre: Middle grade

From the back of the book:

More Adventures of the Howling Vowels!

Welcome back to Sundog, Minnesota! In the three years since their adventures in The Howling Vowels, Alexa Stevens and her four friends have each grown and changed, but they are still as close as ever. It’s April, and they are looking forward to a spring and summer filled with riding horses, playing with dogs, hanging out at the pool and the library, and finishing a big project: making their own movie, complete with music, scenery, and costumes! But when a new boy moves to town—a boy who has no friends—will they be able to penetrate his mysterious exterior and welcome him in?

A = Alexa A lover of words, questions, and animals, she is quirky and sprightly and wants to know everything so that she can know the whole story.

E = Eduardo Tall, approachable, and calm, he loves magic, performance, and tales of adventure, and it’s easy for him to find common ground with new people.

I = Isabelle Small of stature but great of heart, she is skilled in making beautiful things and committed to speaking up for what is kind and true and reaching out to anyone in need.

O = Otto Likeable and funny, and always in motion, he always means well, but sometimes his foot leaves the stage and ends up in his mouth.

U = Ursula Strong and brave, she returns from ten months on the island of Ireland more daring and determined than ever, filled with passions for horses and steampunk.

And then there’s Y…

Y = Yves Brooding and sometimes rude, he carries a foreigner’s suspicion of this Midwestern town and a battered sense of himself. Will he be his own worst enemy? Or will he break through the confusing signals and oscillating impressions he sends? Will he win new friends?

 

23Apr/13Off

Our 14th title: WHAT, NO SUSHI?

Every new book Do Life Right, Inc. publishes feels like I've helped a new baby into the world. I can't imagine it being more perfect or loving it more. This time is no exception.

Our new book, What, No Sushi? is truly a special gem. What makes it amazing is that it's based on real experiences of the author's grandparents at a Japanese-American internment camp when they were little, all while lovingly told by the author to her three young sons (who have characters based on them in the book series).

Author Alana Terry has generously offered to donate $1 per book to the Topaz Relocation Center Museum through this link. The world needs to know about what was done to Japanese-Americans during World War II. Alana does this in a loving and approachable manner that children can understand, without freaking them out unnecessarily. It's a fun adventure, yet also opens families up to having deep and meaningful conversations about this period in history. This, to me, is perfect.

Illustrator Jeremy Steffen has brought these characters to life through his accurate, comic-book style illustrations that complement the storytelling perfectly. Coloring pages will be available soon.

From the back cover:
"Experience Solar-Powered History!

There’s something you should know about my dad. He’s always inventing! When I asked him why Japanese Americans left their homes during World War Two, Dad decided to create the coolest invention ever. My brothers and I knew Dad’s solar-powered machine would be amazing. We just had no idea that Dad was about to send us on a breathtaking adventure through history!

Why did so many Americans of Japanese ancestry have to leave the West Coast and go to internment camps? What happened to them once they got to the relocation centers? And why does our new friend Kimiko look so familiar that I’m just sure we’ve seen her somewhere before?

Join me, Lake Otis, and my brothers, Benson and O’Malley, as we investigate these questions in What, No Sushi?: My Solar-Powered History at a Japanese-American Internment Camp, the first book in the My Solar-Powered History series!"

What, No Sushi?

My Solar-Powered History at a Japanese-American Internment Camp

  • Book 1 in the My Solar-Powered History series
  • Written by Alana Terry
  • Illustrated by Jeremy Steffen
  • Published: April 7, 2013
  • ISBN: 1937848043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848040
  • LCCN: 2013937578
  • Retail price: $12.99
  • eBook price: $2.99
  • Special Book Club pricing: TBA
  • Pages: 114
  • Genre: Chapter book series
5Dec/12Off

Our 13th title: FROM THE GROUND UP

We're extremely excited to announce Do Life Right, Inc.'s second picture book, From the Ground Up! This groundbreaking book is sure to change lives for the better. Plus, it's full of beautifully illustrated images and has a story that children and parents will love reading over and over again.

  • Author/Illustrator: Laura Koniver, MD
  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: Do Life Right, Incorporated (December 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937848035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848033
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Retail Price: $16.99 US
28Nov/12Off

Our 12th title: WRIGHT ON TIME: MINNESOTA, BOOK 5

Yes! Wright on Time: Minnesota, Book 5 is now available!

  • Author: Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley
  • Illustrator: Tanja Bauerle
  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Do Life Right, Incorporated (November 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937848027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848026
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Retail price: $12.99 US
26Aug/12Off

Our eleventh title: WRIGHT ON TIME: COLLECTION 1

Due to popular demand, we've put the first four Wright on Time books into one collection of books, aptly titled Wright on Time: Collection One, Books 1-4! These four titles in one book include: Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1, Wright on Time: Utah, Book 2, Wright on Time: Wyoming, Book 3, and Wright on Time: South Dakota, Book 4. To find out more about the Wright on Time books, see Lisa's website: Wright on Time Books.

  • Author: Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley
  • Illustrator: Tanja Bauerle
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Do Life Right, Incorporated (July 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937848000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937848002
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Retail price: $19.99 US
7May/12Off

Our tenth title: TOGETHER WE SLEEP

We're so excited here at Do Life Right, Inc. to announce our first picture book:

Together We Sleep

Written and illustrated by Laura Koniver, MD

List Price: $16.99
8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
52 pages

Do Life Right, Incorporated
ISBN-13: 978-1937848019
ISBN-10: 1937848019
LCCN: 2012936094
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams

16Nov/11Off

TWO BOOK Virtual Book Release Party!

Whoo-Hoo!

We're so excited here at Do Life Right, Inc. to have HomeschoolLiterature.com host a one-day virtual book release party for both THE HOWLING VOWELS and FRACTURED FATE today--Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

When asked recently which of these two books was my favorite, I had to answer honestly: I couldn't possibly choose! Each is so unique in its own way.

THE HOWLING VOWELS by Leslie Schultz, illustrated by Heather Newman, is such a lovely middle-grade novel (set in a fictional town in Minnesota) that it makes me smile in a nostalgic sort-of way. To read more about Leslie, click here. To read more about Heather, click here.

FRACTURE FATE by Caja Coyote, illustrated by Sage Echo Sirotkin, is so full of action, adventure, superheroes, and romance, that it takes me to a different world (all while being set in a real-life town in Arizona). To read more about Caja Coyote, click here.