Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Featured Author Ellen Leventhal and book Bully in the Barnyard


Author Ellen Leventhal lives in Houston, Texas, and is the mother of two grown sons, grandmother to two boys and a brand-new baby girl [congrats on the new addition!]. She says she’s been writing “forever”, but her dream became a reality in 2006 when she released a book with co-author Ellen Rothberg called Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets. She is also a part-time teacher.

Bully in the Barnyard is her first truly independently-published book (previous books were published with a small press publisher) and it was released in 2011. It’s a children’s book dealing with the ever-growing issue of bullying, and how to stand up for your friends. She’s also released a story in an anthology for adults, called Space City 6: Houston Stories From the Weird to the Wonderful; her story title is “A Soldier’s Gift.” You can find Bully in the Barnyard at Ellen’s website: www.E2books.com. Space City 6 can be found at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

Her children’s book all teach a lesson without “being preachy”, as Ellen puts it. In all the books, her main character is a bit naughty and must learn an important lesson in the end. A Soldier’s Gift is about a young soldier in WWII and how a selfless act turned full circle many years later. Ellen wants her child readers to be able to relate to the characters in her story, and know that we all make mistakes but that we can learn from those mistakes.

Ellen is currently at work on several additional picture books, as well as a middle school aged chapter book. She frequently attends book fairs and makes visits to schools to help promote her children’s books. She is also a member at GoodReads and several Facebook writing groups. Her website, again, is www.E2books.com , her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/E2Books/110452795659859 , her blog: https://leventhalellen.wordpress.com . She’s also part of a collaborative blog at: https://spacecityscribes.wordpress.com .


**Disclaimer: this is not an endorsement of the books mentioned, as I haven’t read them and can’t vouch for their content.**

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