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Honorifics and Gender Neutral Alternatives

By Elizabeth Orley / September 3, 2021

Honorifics show respect to others. Using them appropriately is not always the easiest for all people. We discuss the history of honorifics and how to use them for those who do not identify as a traditional gender.

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Protecting Your Kids in Your Smart Home.

Protecting Your Kids in Your Smart Home.

By Elizabeth Orley / August 8, 2021

Kids today have more access to technology that most of us did in our entire youth.  With cell phones, tablets, laptops, games systems and smart home tech, kids have the world at their fingertips, but they also have vulnerability to cyber-attacks, identity theft and more.

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Why is our main character named Sam?

By Elizabeth Orley / July 15, 2021

A character’s name is so important to the author especially when you plan on using the same characters for a series of books that have not been written yet. Naming Sam was not easy. We wanted the name to be memorable, but also to represent something important about who this character is in the stories.

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The Process of Self-Publishing A Children’s Book. Part 2 What are print-on-demand options for self publishers?

By Elizabeth Orley / June 7, 2021

If you are just joining this blog, we left off with the journey of self-publishing a book on Kindle for Amazon.  It might be a good place to start.  If you are back for more about this crazy journey you…

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The Journey of Self Publishing Part 1

The process of self publishing a children’s book. Part 1

By Elizabeth Orley / February 2, 2021

I began this journey of self publishing knowing there were a lot of things that I didn’t know. Boy what a learning curve it has been. This blog talks about my first couple of months making my dream of publishing a children’s book a reality. I am also going to talk about kindle book publishing .

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Who is Sam Child playing in a fort

Seeking Sam our primary character in “the Night of the Lights”

By Elizabeth Orley / September 25, 2020

Who is Sam? In the Little Mind Books series we wanted to create characters that every child could identify with. Read more about why we picked Sam.

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The Night of the Lights, children's book by Elizabeth Orley

Author A. Elizabeth Orley into to “The Night of the Lights”

By Elizabeth Orley / June 22, 2020

Author A. Elizabeth Orley introduces the first book by Little Mind Books “The Night of the Lights.” This was a passion project for our author.

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Why I wrote a book about Fireflies

By Elizabeth Orley / June 12, 2020

What makes fireflies so special to us? The answer is simple, they are magic. A little piece of God’s creations that remind us that anything is possible. When I moved to Ohio in 2003 I was struck by these tiny…

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Definition of the word MIND

What Inspires us?

By Elizabeth Orley / May 20, 2020

Do you remember as a child being scolded for using something for the wrong purpose? Children are amazing at problem solving. When left to themselves they often find solutions to problems in their everyday lives. Some people call this “creative…

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