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Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79
10/28/2020
Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79

Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79

After 26 years at The New Yorker, he became chief editor at Random House, overseeing works by a raft of luminaries. He wrote a half-dozen well-received books of his own.

10/27/2020

Congrats to author Deborah Stevenson and illustrator Stella Mongodi for their award for cover art for "The Green Woolen Fedora". Coming soon!

Frog Prince Books
10/27/2020

Frog Prince Books

Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, one of my father's best friend's had a hat that I loved. On my sixteenth birthday this friend showed up at the door with a gift wrapped box for me. Inside was the hat. I have cherished it since, and though he is long gone, that hat sitting in my closet reminds me of him, and so many wonderful childhood memories.

The Green Woolen Fedora is a sentimental story inspired by that special hat. I'm proud to announce that, though it is not finished, it's already won a special award for cover design. And for that award, I tip MY hat to amazingly talented illustrator, Stella Maris Mongodi. The judges had this to say:

"The Green Woolen Fedora"

Written by Deborah Stevenson | Illustrated Stella Mongodi

Beautiful composition, placement of type; and color palette

Thank you Stella for your gorgeous artwork on Fedora. What you have done so far has blown me away, and can't wait to see the rest.

Good vibes for L Talbott Editorial...
08/25/2020

Good vibes for L Talbott Editorial...

08/14/2020
We’re in love with these pachyderms!
07/28/2020
OY, ELEPHANTS! | Kirkus Reviews

We’re in love with these pachyderms!

This picture book poses a wacky question: What would happen if a pair of circus elephants landed in a retirement home for people?

Frog Prince Books
06/02/2020

Frog Prince Books

Excellent book review of Who's First?: Chicken and Egg Book 1, by Diane Donovan on behalf of Midwest Book Review:
"Kids will find this story whimsical and fun, while read-aloud parents will appreciate the opportunity to discuss issues of give-and-take in friendship, creative problem-solving strategies, and more.

The drawings are excellent embellishments to a tale that is warm and friendly in tone, and which holds important lessons about the sometimes-surprisingly-complex topic of cooperation."

Congratulations to David Stedmond on the kudos for his illustrations! Thank you for adding so much fun to the story with your artwork!

Read the full review here: http://donovansliteraryservices.com/june-2020-issue.html#wfc

“Kisses from Sardinia”, the life of Laurie Pilia as told to L Talbott ghostwriter Krista Hill, continues to inspire the ...
05/28/2020

“Kisses from Sardinia”, the life of Laurie Pilia as told to L Talbott ghostwriter Krista Hill, continues to inspire the book club circuit!

Miss Maura is so excited to share “An Armadillo on my Pillow” with her brother and cousin! Written by Deborah Stevenson,...
05/28/2020

Miss Maura is so excited to share “An Armadillo on my Pillow” with her brother and cousin! Written by Deborah Stevenson, edited by L Talbott Editorial and Krista Hill

L Talbott Editorial is proud to announce the release of "Searching for It, Fifty Years of Conversation with the Road War...
05/16/2020

L Talbott Editorial is proud to announce the release of "Searching for It, Fifty Years of Conversation with the Road Warrior Therapist". This memoir takes us from NY in the fifties and sixties, during the height of post-beatnik culture in Greenwich Village, and across the country and the world as Ken Ludmer relates his thoughts and experiences. Recommended for those over 50, but any generation can learn from his easy, relatable approach to life. A comforting read in some crazy times...https://www.amazon.com/Searching-Fifty-Conver…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

Author Deborah Stevenson and L Talbott Editorial have hit another one out of the park! Finalist/Winner of the Indie Next...
05/16/2020

Author Deborah Stevenson and L Talbott Editorial have hit another one out of the park! Finalist/Winner of the Indie Next Gen Book Awards, tba! Check out the entire crazy zoo in this wonderful children's picture book! Available on Amazon!

Kirkus Reviews says "Chicken and Egg" is clucking awesome! April 1, 2020BOOK REVIEWTwo overly polite pals can’t decide w...
04/18/2020

Kirkus Reviews says "Chicken and Egg" is clucking awesome! April 1, 2020
BOOK REVIEW
Two overly polite pals can’t decide who should go first in this picture book.
On a scorchingly hot day, Chicken and Egg both agree that a banana split would be a perfect way to cool down. But when they get to the ice cream shop, they can’t even get through the door because each friend insists “After you.” To decide who should cross the threshold first, they try playing rock paper scissors, flipping a coin, and running a race. For various reasons, no method breaks the deadlock; by the time they finally agree on drawing straws, the shop is closed. Maybe a grilled cheese sandwich—if they can agree who gets to decide where to go. In this series opener, Stevenson creates a humorously ludicrous dilemma that children, who are so often on the receiving end of etiquette instructions, can especially appreciate. The plot offers the repetition kids like, as seen in the refrain “This went on for a ridiculously long time”—perfect for reading aloud expressively. The nicely varied and dynamic digital images by debut illustrator Stedmond contribute to the fun, including the image capturing the pals’ comically grim determination to win the race.
An enjoyably absurd friendship tale sure to cause giggles.

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"Princess" by Sylvia Medina, developed by L Talbott Editorial and Krista Hill, has made the long list for the 2020 Green...
04/07/2020

"Princess" by Sylvia Medina, developed by L Talbott Editorial and Krista Hill, has made the long list for the 2020 Green Earth Book Awards!

"Little Moyo" has been nominated for the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal and is also in the running for the Grand Prize. The...
04/07/2020

"Little Moyo" has been nominated for the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal and is also in the running for the Grand Prize. The Hoffer Montaigne award is granted to "most thought-provoking books". Congrats to Sylvia Medina and Green Kids books--and to Developmental Editor L Talbott Editorial, aka Krista Hill! Available on Amazon #greenkidsbooks #ltalbotteditorial #savetherhino

An Armadillo On My PillowBy: Deborah Stevenson Illustrated by: Morgan Spicer Publisher: Pigs Fly Books Publication Date:...
02/07/2020
Feathered Quill Book Reviews | Supporting the Independent Author

An Armadillo On My Pillow
By: Deborah Stevenson Illustrated by: Morgan Spicer Publisher: Pigs Fly Books Publication Date: February 2020 ISBN: 978-1732541061 Reviewed by: Holly Connors Review Date: February 2020
Young readers are about to go on a delightful, and very funny, adventure as they join a young girl who discovers an armadillo on her pillow.
It's time for Miranda to wake up for school but as soon as she opens her eyes, the young girl knows it is going to be a very unusual day. A quick peek and she sees:
"Asleep by my head is a snug armadillo! His shadowy form softly snores on my pillow."
What is going on? Miranda stays under the blankets as she peers cautiously around the room and sees more unusual animals including a capybara. As the room fills up with still more animals, Miranda pops out from under her blankets to watch the commotion.
"Now a mongoose in sneakers goes barreling past. Though one sneaker falls off, she is still lightning fast! She's hot on the trail of a copperhead snake.
The reptile seems worried -
he's started to shake."
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But the action isn't over yet. More and more animals come to Miranda's room, and these are not your typical soft, furry pets but rather critters such as a spectacled owl, a hippo and even a sloth. Could this all be real? Is it a dream? Whatever is going on, I think Miranda is going to be late for school.
An Armadillo On My Pillow is a very funny book that will keep readers wondering what is happening. I've read/reviewed a few other of Deborah Stevenson's book and have enjoyed all of them. This one, however, takes it a step further with the silliness of the story, the giggles that it will elicit, and I suspect children will want to read it again and again. Of particular note, the story, told in rhyme, does not use easy animal names to rhyme, but instead names such as chinchillas, a platypus, and my favorite, a wallaroo wearing a tutu. Morgan Spicer, the illustrator, has worked with the author on her other books and the two definitely have beautifully merged their skills to tell a perfect story. Well done!
Quill says: I loved An Armadillo On My Pillow and I'm sure your youngster will too.

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Women of all ages! Nora Fahlberg's resounding "Yop!" A guidebook for women young and old! Developed and edited by L Talb...
02/05/2020

Women of all ages! Nora Fahlberg's resounding "Yop!" A guidebook for women young and old! Developed and edited by L Talbott Editorial!

02/01/2020

RIP Mary Higgins Clark

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01/31/2020

Your memoir can be front page news! Contact L Talbott Editorial....

Now available from Frog Prince books. Edited by yours truly...https://www.amazon.com/Armadillo-My-Pillow-Deborah-Stevens...
01/19/2020
An Armadillo on My Pillow

Now available from Frog Prince books. Edited by yours truly...https://www.amazon.com/Armadillo-My-Pillow-Deborah-Stevenson/dp/1732541051/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=An+Armadillo+on+my+Pillow&qid=1579448126&sr=8-1

"Miranda, you MUST wake up NOW!"The school bus is on the way and Miranda needs to get moving! But how can she when her room has suddenly become the wildest menagerie ever? Chinchillas in the sink! An owl with her towel! A platypus in the tub! Something most unusual is happening...or is it just he...

This book is great fun for your little ones!
01/15/2020

This book is great fun for your little ones!

"[A] wild and exhilarating adventure" ... "Young readers learn about a lot of creatures in an adorable way." -- Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorite, 5 out of 5 Stars!

First review is in for An Armadillo on My Pillow by Deb Stevenson and Morgan Spicer. To be notified when the book is available: http://www.frogprincebooks.net/upcoming-book-release

01/10/2020
The latest from L Talbott ghostwriting. Where is your memoir?
01/04/2020
Kisses from Sardinia: A Remarkable Memoir

The latest from L Talbott ghostwriting. Where is your memoir?

Laurie Henry is referred to as an “all-American girl”: an exceptional student raised in central Ohio by hard-working, conservative Christian parents. When she learns a secret about her past, she rebels as only a teenage girl can, marries the proverbial “bad boy”, and has his baby. Just how i...

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