Strawberry Shakespeare dreamed of writing adventure stories for ages 9-12 that strengthen family bonds and inspire kids to make a difference in their world. The result -- Saving Bluestone Belle. This bestselling novel shows how ten year old Homer Easton and his wacky entourage make a gang of thieves regret they ever stole his beloved horse. While touching on contemporary issues ranging from broken homes to animal cruelty in the horse slaughter industry, this heartwarming tale empowers kids to be their best selves. Saving Bluestone Belle is guaranteed to enthrall even the most reluctant reader and is the perfect choice for family readalouds.
"This is a delightful book. I read it to a group of wildly enthusiastic 4th graders...we laughed a lot as we read. My own teenage daughter enjoyed the book too. I recommend it highly."
---- Linda Hunnicutt
"This dramatic adventure story is an excellent choice for the classroom, for family night reading, and holds potential for an award winning family film. An excellent read for the whole family."
---- Richard Blake
"What fun and excitement! I see 'Bluestone' as a novel that kids and parents can enjoy together. Also it will appeal to boys who normally are not interested in reading fiction."
---- Nancy Lester
BRAND NEW AND AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON AND B&N.COM!
HOPE'S HORSE: The Mystery of Shadow Ridge, a novel for ages 9-12 by Strawberry Shakespeare
In this exciting tale set in California’s Eastern Sierra Mountains, a 12 year old girl, accompanied by the wild mustang she calls a friend, is drawn into the decades-old mystery surrounding the scary ‘man on the mountain’ and a strange metallic object buried on Shadow Ridge.
HOPE'S HORSE: The Mystery of Shadow Ridge is available now in paperback and in Kindle and Nook ebook editions. The iBook edition is expected to be released in March, 2013.
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THE CLOUD HORSE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN TRADE PAPERBACK!
Diamond Star Press is proud to announce that we have just released the paperback edition of Strawberry Shakespeare's bestselling children's short story collection, THE CLOUD HORSE. The title story tells how a boy is whisked away on the back of a flying horse! Additional stories feature a Native American girl who, in a crisis, discovers something amazing about herself, and an eleven year old girl whose dream of riding horses comes true in a most unexpected way. The trade paperback is now available on Amazon.com. Scroll down this page to the Links Section for the direct link to the book product page on Amazon.
NEW RELEASE! THE CLOUD HORSE
Strawberry Shakespeare's new book, THE CLOUD HORSE, a short story collection for kids of all ages, is now available in Kindle & Nook digital editions on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. See Strawberry Shakespeare's Cloud Horse Book page on AuthorsDen for more information, or scroll down below to Links and click through to Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com
SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE NOW ON AMAZON KINDLE!
For everyone eagerly awaiting the release of Saving Bluestone Belle on Amazon Kindle, the Kindle digital edition is now live! Please visit Amazon.com, go to the Kindle Store and select the Kindle edition from the three available formats. Or, you can just scroll down to the bottom of this page to Favorite Links and click on the direct link to the Saving Bluestone Belle Kindle edition. You're going to love it!
SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE FEATURED AT ANIMAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE!
Author Strawberry Shakespeare signed books at the nation's premier Animal Rights Conference, which was held in Los Angeles on July 16 -20, 2009. Saving Bluestone Belle, her children's novel about a horse at risk, was well-received and she enjoyed being amidst so many people who truly love animals and passionately seek to protect them.
SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE AN AMAZON BESTSELLER!
Saving Bluestone Belle had a riproaring holiday season 2008, repeatedly making the Amazon bestseller list in its category. Many thanks to all our readers for Saving Bluestone Belle's success!
SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE A BOOK CLUB SELECTION!
Saving Bluestone Belle was the first choice of a new children's book club in Downingtown, Pennyslvania. A group of sixth graders kicked off 2009 reading Saving Bluestone Belle. Facilitated by a member's mother, the book club aims to generate excitement about reading while improving analytic skills and encouraging appreciation for a wide variety of books.
SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL!
Saving Bluestone Belle was a featured attraction at the Hollywood Book Festival and an Honorable Mention in the Festival's book competition. Author Strawberry Shakespeare read selections from the book to a rapt audience and signed copies on the Children's Stage. The Hollywood Book Festival is dedicated to celebrating books deemed worthy of further attention by the film and television industries.
Strawberry Shakespeare, has a master's degree and doctoral training in clinical psychology. She taught psychology at the university level and worked in the mental health field as a staff psychologist, psychotherapist, consultant and administrator. Her specialties include family counseling, chemical dependency, human potential and spiritual development.
A modern Renaissance woman, Strawberry Shakespeare is also an accomplished fiction and non-fiction book author, screenwriter, songwriter, musician, spiritual philosopher and entrepreneur. She is preparing to release her first in a series of transformational self help books and music CDs, and looks forward to writing more inspirational horse stories for kids.