Tag Archives: Summer Reading

Featured in Galveston Monthly


I’m so excited to be featured in Galveston Monthly Magazine’s August issue; telling all about my latest book release — Monday… Super-Fun Day!  Pick up a copy of GM, then pick up a copy of my book…today!  :  )  Thanks for following and liking.  You guys rock!

.V.. (Peace) & Love!



Open Call For Book Reviews!

Open Call For Book Reviews!

Monday… Super-Fun Day’ — a fun summer read that teaches the days of the week with a new adventure every day!  And here’s your chance to earn a *FREE COPY!!

We need mom’s, dad’s, teachers, librarians, and freelance writers or reviewers to REVIEW Monday… Super-Fun Day!  Simply email Island Press  or comment here, for a *free copy in exchange for your opinion and a short review.

Please, only serious reviewers need apply?!  Once complimentary copy is sent, you will have 30 days to submit your review*.  Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon!

*Reviewer will receive a full refund within seven days, once the ‘confirmation of review’ email is received providing the link to book review.  This is to insure that the review is actually given in exchange for the free copy of Monday… Super-Fun Day.

Final Draft Book Cover EBook - 8 x 8 copy

Children’s Book Release Announcement!

Children’s Book Release Announcement!

**ANNOUNCEMENT!** To all of you who have already ordered hardcover copies of my book — If you receive a copy that seems out of whack, please let me know? There was a MESS UP at the PRINTERS!! : /

The illustration on the front cover is also the illustration for ‘Monday’. The words should be on the left side and the artwork on the right. If this is not the case, I will replace your copy asap.

However, I will need proof (photos) of how it was received, in order to honor any replacements.

Thank you all for your support of my dream to make teaching fun again.

.V.. (Peace) & Love!


Fun Summer Reading For Kids

Fun Summer Reading For Kids


When you read Monday… Super-Fun Day with your child, you’ll no longer be asking yourself that question.

Galveston Island, TX – June 10th 2016

Written in non-calendar form– beginning with Monday, as the majority of us routinely begin our week– Monday… Super-Fun Day will take young readers on an expedition in learning the days of the week.

Your child will be taken on a new adventure every day. –From surfing and sandcastles on Monday, or playing in the rain on Tuesday, to sailing and hot-air balloon rides over the tall pines of the forest on Wednesday, and many…many other journeys along the way. There will never be a dull moment when you’re reading Monday… Super-Fun Day. Beginning another week with paddle-boarding and kite flying will set your child’s imagination in full motion.  

*A Personal Note From the Author*

“Another lesson to be learned, not written within the pages of my book, is evident in the story of how the book came to be. Being a first time children’s book author, publication of Monday… Super-Fun Day was delayed for over six months because I was not able to find an affordable solution to illustrating what I envisioned in my imagination.

After much encouragement from my husband, I painted my first illustration in water color; not really sure what would come of my efforts.  Never-having any formal training or artist instruction, I wasn’t sure I could pull it off.  I have to say I surprised myself, and I was very pleased with how my first efforts at illustrating turned out.  

I truly believe that anyone can do anything they set their mind to doing. The world is our playground, and everyday truly can be an expedition in learning; no matter the lesson. What better introduction could we give our children to the wonderful world of reading!”

*Author Bio*

Penny Espinoza is the author of women’s fiction novel Sophi’s Shoe Fetish: Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Femmetastique Shoes, published by America Star Books in 2008. When she’s not writing and working on new projects, Penny sings lead vocals, writes new music, and plays mandolin for Gypsy Vin Rose; the Indie Folk duo she shares with her husband Nico. A few of their songs can be heard and downloaded at www.gypsyvinrose.com.

Penny grew up in Fort Worth, TX, but now enjoys the island life—gardening, beach-combing, riding her beach cruiser, sailing and paddle boarding—and living in her tiny home she lovingly refers to as Mermaid Mansion. Most of all, she loves home schooling her young daughter.


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