|WINTER TALES: Stories to Warm the Heart
Feel the chill of snowballs in the shower! Be amazed by snowflakes birthed from a waterfall. Fall in love beneath the gentle blanket of foreign snows. Join me as I share personal lifetime milestones against the backdrop of winter, full of family fun, heartwarming surprises, and true love at its best. So cuddle by the fire with your favorite drink and enjoy the delights and insights of winter.
|HUSH, LITTLE ONE, SLEEP
Nighttime treasures await you! A new lullaby book from award-winning author Bobbie Pell with heartwarming illustrations by Laura Shuford Lanier.
Ready to fill your child’s dreams with lovely visions: flying through the stars, waltzing with bears, floating ice cream bars? This delightful rhyming book will allow you to share playful lines of verse with your children to ease them into the warmth of the night. This nighttime lullaby book is filled with full-color, luscious illustrations to ignite the imagination!
||THE GOOD PUPPY MANUAL
Ever wish your dog came into this world with the knowledge of how to be “the perfect puppy?” What lessons might those be? National Award Winning author Bobbie Pell answers those questions in a humorous adventure following two spirit puppies into the mortal realm. Their behaviors reflect how well they learned, or didn’t learn, the advice given in The Good Puppy Manual!
For over 30 years, Bobbie Pell bred and raised Golden Retrievers. Bobbie's goal is to add humor and heart lessons to the experience of owning a puppy, or even bringing a new dog into the home, by blending a fictional tale with practical training tips. A delightful read for all dog owners!
||JUST ONE WISH: REALMS OF
NATIONAL AWARD HONORS WINNER!
JUST ONE WISH: REALMS OF FAERIE!
"Well, Ranulff old boy, I believe our glamour is beginning to fade," sighed Estella as her fingertips lingered over the dogs golden head. The pets natural white was emerging as hints of red adorned the ear flaps, denoting the dogs faerie origins. Estellas auburn hair, once masked as auburn, now draped her shoulders in wispy, silver curls tipped with lavender, giving her the appearance of a mortal woman in her mid-fifties. "Well, there's naught for it now. Just shows you what being with mortals for too many turns of the moon will do."
Venture into the realms of imagination where love is tested, retribution is earned, and faeries make mischief among mortals. In narrative poems with fresh motivators and twists, discover how Beautys Beast was transformed, the true destiny of the Little Mermaid, and how a clever younger sister finally wins! This collection of original tales and poems expose Celtic themes, world folklore, and the essence of the natural world.
||THE HIGHLAND HEART: THE
SONGWEAVERS' CHRONICLES BOOK ONE
When a woman plans her life, she never includes tragedy.
Hannah McFey thought she knew what she wanted - a simple life in her native 16th century Scottish highlands, married to Lukas MacLaren, a man she truly loved, and following in her mother’s profession as a weaver. Social class differences undergird Hannah’s greatest fears of ever truly being loved. But the initial romantic conflict, once resolved, leads our heroine into deeper discoveries about the nature of a woman’s soul - her drive, her courage, and her ability to love, even herself. She even discovers close ties with beings of the folkloric Celtic Otherworld.
Remember to breathe.
Tragic events send Hannah on a treacherous journey to locate Michael, a mysterious missing harper loved for years by her mother. But when Hannah is challenged about her own heritage, the results create choices which impact her future. Michael’s story plumbs the depths of Celtic mysteries while Hannah struggles to survive in the face of great loss and deep uncertainties. The two strands blend into a seamless weaving of healing the wounded heart, reclaiming one’s identity, and learning to love once more.
"Bobbie Pell’s lifelong interests in traditional culture and literature have long been reflected in her engaging story-telling and music. Now, after years of seeking out and studying Celtic mythology, history and folklore, she has brought together many colourful strands to weave a creative, new tapestry that promises to delight all who are fascinated by Celtic tradition."
Margaret Bennett, Scottish Folklorist / Gaelic Singer
Weaver [adult fiction]
Mournful Lady of Binnorie",
“A Change of
Heart” [short fiction]
“Celtic Threads,”and “Aslan: A Puppy’s Legacy”
“Stardog,” “The Dance,” “The Forbidden Fruit”
“A New Star:
Near Death Experiences ... Traumatic Brain Injury ... a writer's
healing journey back to hope!” (Amazon.com)
“How the Who Got the What” (National Storytelling Magazine, 2009)
Essay on Kate
Horsley’s Confession of a Pagan Nun.
Species: Northern Flying Squirrel
Recycling in the
Come Dream with
Me . . . In Imaginary Lands
Decision-Making Process for Library Collections by Dr. Bea Kovacs
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR: Reading Comprehension, Oral Communications, Grammar, Freshman Composition, Masterpieces in Literature, World Literature, Literary Research/Analysis (Poetry, Short Fiction, Novel, Drama), Written Communications (Business writing), Creative Writing (Poetry, Short Fiction).
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|FOLKLORE / FICTION WRITING INSTRUCTOR: Creating Unforgettable Characters, Writing Children's Books, Writing from the Heart: Stories that Heal, Story Structures: Strengthening Plot Lines, Personal Narratives, Unblocking Your Imagination, Initiation into the Writing Life, A Writer's Adventure, Ballads.|
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