adventure, asylum, Brenda Hodnett, Children's literature, Deanna Estes, dolls, Education, empathy, Holocaust, non-fiction, pre-adult, Renate G. Justin, Romance, survival, Writing

Buy your books at a FOCO Craft Fair

Our very talented Deanna Estes will be selling books and assorted items this today.  Be sure to check out her table. Blemished Beauty and A Long Journey will be on sale for $10–designed by Deanna Estes.


Holiday Craft Fair

November 17th and 18th

9 AM to 3 PM on both days

Skyline Community Center in Skyline Community Park

2211 W. Mulberry Street in Ft. Collins, CO


















Brenda Hodnett, pre-adult, Romance, self-esteem, Writing

Hey, Sheridan, Wyoming!

Brenda Hodnett’s new romance Blemished Beauty is now available at Sheridan Stationery  or order from Get yours now! #romance #crystalpubs14

Reblogged from Sheridan Stationary:

November! I can’t believe how this year has flown by. It’s that time of year when we start thinking of our Christmas gift list. Books make wonderful and personal gifts. There are many new titles out by your favorite authors, and ones from some very promising new writers. Stop in the store and check out what’s on our shelves. In addition to books, we also carry 2017 calendars, reading lights, boxes of notecards, and other fun gift ideas. Our staff is always happy to assist you in finding just the right thing for those on your gift list. We also offer free giftwrapping, and a friendly smile. Let us help you make your shopping easier.
We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving.
We are thankful for you, our customers, who support us by shopping local. May you have a wonderful Holiday with your families.
We hope to see you on Friday for the Christmas Stroll.
Don’t miss out on the 20th annual Christmas Stroll. It’s a great event for the whole family and a fun way to see what all the shops offer for sale in Historic Downtown Sheridan. The event is Friday, November 25, 4:00-8:00 pm. The search for winning button numbers, at participating businesses all over Sheridan County, continues all the way until Christmas Eve.
Once again, the “Get Caught Shopping” campaign will be offered each Saturday until Christmas. It’s a great reason to shop locally. This year there will be Get Caught locations around the whole county, and $4,000 in Chamber Bucks will be given away.
 Just wear your Stroll button while you shop and you could be a winner.

Featured image from Sheridan Stationery.

Brenda Hodnett, Deanna Estes, Lotus Design, pre-adult, Romance, self-esteem

Romance at Its Best

Be sure to check out Brenda Hodnett’s new romance novel: Blemished Beauty.  Release  scheduled for August. @crystalpubs2014

blemished beauty cover

Insecurity and self-esteem issues plague our heroine Daphne Zollinger.  Will she come to terms with herself and make the right choices?

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children's humor, Children's literature, pre-adult

Upcoming Crystal Publications

Stay tuned for Brenda Hodnett’s new pre-adult novels:  Blemished Beauty and Sarah’s Army. They are delightful, interesting reads.

Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete by L.T. Garvin is a hilarious tale of sports in Texas told from a 4th grader’s point of view.

And Turtle Monkey is back with an entire agenda of some serious lessons to be learned — couched in children’s humor, of course.  She can’t be THAT serious!

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