Tour and Giveaway for Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days by Caitlin Bangsund

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days by Caitlin Bang

Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-8),  40 pages

Genre:  Children’s Picture Book

Publisher:  Caitlin E. Bangsund

Release date:   March 2021

Formats available:  hardback, paperback, ebook

Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.

Book Description:

Can you va va voom? Do you light up the room? Marvellous Macey does! She may not quite fit the mould, but she is living delightful days. Embrace Macey’s world of imagination and ability to love and accept everyone. Life may not be perfect and some things might be hard, but Macey shows us how to live in the moment and find the delight! Be

inspired by Macey to make everyday the BEST day.

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How does Macey feel about herself represented in the book? 

I think she loves it. But she was more excited to see her imaginary friends and her dog, Maya (Bear-Wiggle-Bum-Bangsund) than she was to see herself. 

How long have you been writing? 

As long as I can remember I have been writing in journals. I have a huge stack that I contemplate burning from time to time (for the sake of no evidence!), but then I think I may want to go back someday and learn about teenage-Caitlin all over again. 

I started sharing my writing when Macey was sick. I used a blog to keep people updated, and then it turned into a form of therapy for me. Writing helps me feel anchored I guess. 

There are many books out there about happiness … what makes yours different? 

I am using a real-life superhero – my daughter Macey – to reflect the happiness she actually exudes. Her zest for life is unparalleled! She is my “glitzy gladiator” and I hope the delight (the zest) she spreads around in real life can spread farther because of this book. 

Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time? 

Apparently the yoga pose “reclined-butterfly” is supposed to encourage creativity, so sometimes I try to lay down on the floor before I write in order to see if that will help!

I also like to have my laptop open, as well as loose leaf and a pencil (rarely a pen) beside me most of the time. My brain is busy and I like to jot notes down while I write. Maybe I should try to focus better?!

What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you? 

At the expense of my reputation, I will share an embarrassing story of a flight I once took from Alberta, Canada to New Brunswick, Canada (that would be a 49 hour drive!). There was a 3-hour layover in Calgary, but I mistakenly got off the plane in Edmonton.

I proceeded to not clue in that I was waiting for 3 hours in the wrong airport. When I went to board the plane, they looked at my boarding pass and that is when it hit me. My exact words were, “Oh, am I not in Calgary?” 

The best part about the whole thing was that my completely ridiculous error resulted in me getting flown first class. I’m thinking they were worried about my sanity. 

If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be? 

My tag line is “press on and conquer,” and I want readers to believe they can do that even if the steps are really, really small. Tiny steps still move us forward. 

What is your next project? 

I have a second “Marvellous Macey” book being illustrated right now. In this book, I share the hard (but victorious) part of her journey. After that, my vision is a third book that focuses on her intellectual disability.

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Marvellous Macey,  The Delightful Days is about real life Macey and the zest she has for life. Every day I’d a good day for Macey and she us truly so very Marvellous! Macey is a delightful to everyone she sees because she is do good at remembering faces and names. And to new people she meets, she doesn’t mind asking who they are and being her delightful self to them. Marvellous Macey also has some imaginary friends she loves, and these friends also help being there for Macey. Macey is a joy and delight to everyone she is around. The book mentions the mountains she’s had to climb, and if you go to the authors website you can read about the very many difficult medical situations Macey has had to face in her young life. I like that the author didn’t mention the specific things her daughter endured, because any child or parent can read this and find inspiration and encouragement. This book will be an amazing book for children going through these very difficulties in their own lives. If you know someone who has a child going through difficult situations no matter what they are, Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days would be a wonderful gift for them.

In addition to this wonderful delightful story, Illustrator Csongor Veres does a fabulous job of creating just the right characters and images for each page that go perfectly with the story. I love the characters faces and the expressions on them, and especially Macey’s. Each picture of Macey clearly shows how happy she is, and how delightful she is to every person she sees. I love that when smaller children has the book read to them, they can go back and look at the illustrations and tell the story themselves.

Everything about this story is a sure delight. And if you want to know more about Macey and her journey, I encourage you to visit the authors website and read Macey’s story. I’m am in awe of this brave, courageous little girl. She is amazing, and a little one I would love to meet someday! Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days should be in every child’s library, as well as the libraries of every daycare, preschool, kindergarten, elementary school library as well as any Dr or Dentist office or anywhere a child would be. I encourage you to read this book and do what you can to help the author spread the word about this special book.  And I give this one 5plus stars. I sure wish I could give it many more. Oh and there are many freebies on the website for kids. I’ve included some here on my blog post.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

Meet the Author:

Caitlin Bangsund is the author of Marvellous Macey, The Delightful Days. It is the first in a series based on true life. Caitlin knows the trial and trauma of childhood cancer, childhood disability, and the fear of almost losing her daughter — the star of the series — Macey. She encourages readers to look for the treasures that hide in the rubble

and gloom. Life is beautiful chaos and her message is to press on and conquer. Read her stories and help create a world that is full of kindness and acceptance.

connect with the author:  website facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

 

Tour Schedule:

Mar 1 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Mar 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway

Mar 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 2 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway

Mar 2 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

Mar 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

Mar 4 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

Mar 5 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway

Mar 8 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway

Mar 9 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 10 – High Society Book Club & Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Mar 11 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway

Mar 12 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight

Mar 15 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway

Mar 15 – Jayme_reads – book review

Mar 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

Mar 17 – Older & Smarter? – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 18 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Mar 18 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway

Mar 18 – Reading is My Passion – book review

Mar 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 22 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway

Mar 23 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway

Mar 24 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 25 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 26 – Books for Books – book spotlight

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Tour and Giveaway for Fully Involved by Linda Bell

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Lindy Bell will be awarding a $25 Starbucks gift card (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Katie Garrett is madly in love with her dashing firefighter husband, Andy. When he is diagnosed with cancer, their entire world is turned upside down. Andy clumsily tries to protect Katie from the truth by not telling her, but her fear — and his increasing pain and tumultuous emotions — only feed her deep-seated insecurities, as they fight for Andy’s life and for their marriage.

While the fire station and its camaraderie are Andy’s refuge, station officer Lt. Mike Bentley wages a vendetta against Andy, making Andy more determined to avoid revealing weakness of any kind. In spite of Bentley’s despising Andy, the C shift crew rally to support Andy until events take a downward turn.

As she discovers Andy’s cancer was caused by exposure to lethal chemicals while on duty, Katie navigates the treacherous maze of uncertainty and grief to emerge a stronger, more confident woman who represents her husband and the fire service as an advocate for firefighter safety and protection.

Firefighters face a myriad of dangers, but the invisible dangers – his past, her fears — can pose the greatest threat of all. Will courage, duty, and love be enough to save Andy from these unseen threats? Will he come to recognize the far-reaching impact his life has on others? If the worst should happen, would his greatest legacy be the love of the fire service or the love for his wife? In the end, the unforeseen might have the greatest significance of all.

Read an Excerpt

Katie slipped her shoes off and swung them from the tips of two fingers as she walked down the hall. She stepped into their bedroom just as Andy came out of the bathroom, fresh from a shower. A towel around his waist but still beaded with water, his broad chest and muscular arms, flexed as he grabbed her in a wet hug. He smelled of soap, his damp skin still warm from the shower.

“Hey, beautiful!”

“You’re soaking wet!” Katie squealed as Andy lifted her up and swung her around. She laughed as she looked into Andy’s electric blue eyes, crinkling with pleasure. He set her gently down but before she could say anything, his warm lips covered hers, tenderly at first and then more intensely as he pulled her close, her body fitting willingly to his. Katie felt her heart race and her breath quicken as Andy’s strong arms held her so tight she could feel his heart beating.

Andy grazed her lips with another lingering kiss before leaning back and grinning into her flushed face.

“That was some welcome home, mister,” she sighed happily before opening her eyes.

Looking into Andy’s face, she could tell something was wrong. The smile on her face turned into a frown and then a look of concern.

“You look pale.”

Andy dropped his arms and walked quickly back to the bathroom. “I’m fine,” he said, an edge in his voice.

“You sure?” Katie ventured, peering into the steamy bathroom.

“I said I’m fine,” Andy said as he snapped a tee shirt over his head. “Why can’t you just take me at my word. I’m tired of being second guessed on everything.”  A sudden flush of anger covered his face as he turned on Katie.

Startled, Katie took a quick step back. “No one is second guessing you,” she tried to assure him in a soft voice. “You just don’t look like you feel well.”

“Again, I am fine,” Andy snarled, brushing past her. “Don’t we have an open house to get to?”

About the Author

A project ten years in the making, Fully Involved is Lindy Bell’s debut novel and avidly reflects her admiration and love of the fire service. Thoroughly researched, the quest for accuracy for the book led Lindy to participate in the Plano Citizens Fire Academy, attend classes and accompany firefighters on ride outs. With a retired fire chief and a current paramedic/firefighter in the family, Lindy has witnessed firsthand the dedication and humbleness of first responders which fueled the impetus to convey the importance of the legendary fire service brotherhood and create cancer awareness and its growing effect on the fire service.

Lindy’s first book, Jane Austen Celebrates~Holidays and Occasions Regency Style, is a showcase Regency Era holidays and their impact on modern holiday celebration traditions. A member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Lindy has spoken to a variety of groups and taught Continuing and Adult Professional Education courses at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

A graduate of Abilene Christian University, Lindy currently lives in Plano, TX and works from home for a governmental executive recruitment and training firm. As hobbies, Lindy enjoys supporting Plano Fire Rescue by volunteering with the Plano Fire Rescue Association, writing, reading an engaging novel and cross stitching.

Website:  http://lindybellwrites.com

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