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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!

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
19Dec/12Off

CODY GREENE AND THE RAINBOW MYSTERY is now an Audiobook!

Cody Greene and the Rainbow Mystery was one of the most exciting books that Do Life Right, Inc. has published. With ten, yes TEN, artists involved, I kept receiving present after present of lovely illustrations as the publishing process went along. It was so fun! That's why, when it came time to turn this adorable chapter book into an audiobook, I was super picky about finding just the right voice. We received auditions from men, women, and children for this book, and we patiently waited for just the right voice. Once we found that voice, we waited some more in order to make sure that voice really would work for the whole story. This book is a 1st person boy-voice book afterall!

We found the perfect voice in C. S. Perryess, and his Cody voice is spot-on according to the author, Linda Fields, and myself.

Cody Greene and the Rainbow Mystery can be purchased in audiobook form on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

19Oct/12Off

Doing Art Right; VIDEO 19 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Jeremy Steffen as he tells us about Doing Art Right!

Jeremy Steffen is originally from Keokuk, Iowa, and now resides on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Jeremy found an affinity for stark images and bold colors at an early age. This later led to his love of all kinds of art, ranging from classic masters to comic book illustration and video game design. He attended the Art Institute of Seattle majoring in Animation, where he graduated with honors. Jeremy has spent several years in the graphic design field, using both traditional and new techniques to create his works. He likes sharing his knowledge of pop culture, and is a veritable fountain of video game information. He is proud that he has produced artwork internationally.

Jeremy enjoys games of all kinds, music, swimming, and spending time with his wife, Lucinda, and their daughter, Kendra. The Steffen family is expecting a new baby any day now.

 

In "Doing Art Right," Jeremy explains how important self expression is in creating art.

In addition to his vast experience, Jeremy has worked with Do Life Right, Inc. on several projects:

  • One of the nine illustrators in Cody Greene and the Rainbow Mystery (April 2011) [He created the Naranja Sunburst collage.]
  • Cover designer for Fractured Fate (October 2011)
  • Cover designer for The Howling Vowels (November 2011)
  • Interior designer and cover designer for Together We Sleep (May 2012)
  • Interior designer and cover designer for From the Ground Up (December 2012)
  • Illustrator, cover illustrator, and cover designer for a currently untitled chapter book (2013)

To find out more about Jeremy, see:

13Oct/11Off

Our eighth title: FRACTURED FATE


Do Life Right, Inc. is proud to announce its eighth title, a YA (young adult) fantasy fiction!

From the back cover:

THERE’S A REASON IT STAYED LOST.

When five teens in Sahuarita, Arizona, find themselves in the middle of worldwide cataclysms, earth-controlling Joe rounds up super-strong Grace, information-absorbing Natalie, weather-making Valencia, and fire-starting Drake, in order to help defeat the force which created all the destruction. While overcoming unleashed mythical creatures and rebuilding their community, the team struggles to change the fate of a now fractured Earth.

What does the mysterious box have to do with anything?

Does Levi have plans of his own?

Can these strangers bring their powers together and save the world?

DETAILS:

  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9824829-8-8
  • Written by Caja Coyote
  • Illustrated by Sage Echo Sirotkin
  • $12.99 U.S.
  • 362 pages, YA novel
  • Published by Do Life Right, Inc., October 2011

WHERE TO BUY:

7May/11Off

Our fifth title: CODY GREENE AND THE RAINBOW MYSTERY

by Linda Fields

When a painting is stolen from nine year old Cody Greene’s family’s art gallery, he does what any artist does best: he sketches the clues. Through cooking with his friend, visiting the midwife with his mom, hiking with his dad, and helping to prepare for an upcoming art and craft festival, Cody’s homeschooling takes a new turn as he unravels the Case of the Rainbow Mystery.

Introducing new author, Linda Fields, to the homeschooling fiction "field" with her new release: Cody Greene and the Rainbow Mystery, a fabulous children's chapter book.

Linda Fields is a first time published author with a million stories in her head. She’s been writing for years, yet especially loves books for children and teens. She came up with the idea for the character of Cody after seeing that most children’s books didn’t have people from a variety of ethnicities. On a trip with her family, she was inspired with the idea of a Rainbow Mystery and instantly knew that Cody had to be the one to solve it. Linda lives a quiet life in the southwest with her family and pets. She loves reading, writing, hiking, and watching movies. Check out www.AuthorFields.com to learn more about Linda.

Illustrated by ten different authors, this book is highly unique. Each illustrator fulfilled a unique role in this book, since it was set in a northern New Mexico art gallery.

The illustrators are (look for photos, illustrations, and more information about each of these talented people over the next few weeks):

Heather Newman

Marsha Cottrell

Teagan Bentley

Jame Hayes

Jeremy Steffen

Glenna McAulay

Kelly Halldoran

Tanja Bauerle

Sage Echo Sirotkin

Mary Jungels