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Hank J LeGrand

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· The Magical Rocking Horse

· Attack at The Giant Oak Tree

· Alicia's Secret!

· BUFFALO HORN

· THE MYSTICAL BLUEBERRY BUSH

· EMMA MAY'S SANDBOX

· The Ghost Of Kaiser Rock

· The Painted King Roosters

· The Silent Song Birds

· PADDLE TAIL'S FIRST WINTER ADVENTURE


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· The Magical Rocking Horse

· RAMPAGE!

· ATTACK at THE GIANT OAK TREE

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· RAMPAGE!

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· Under The Wishing Well.

· Christmas stories.

· Paddle Tail & Friends.

· Paddle Tail's First Winter Adventure

· Rampage.

· My titles on Amazon Kindle.

· Santa's Merry, Mary Christmas

· LITTLE MOE'S CHRISTMAS

· Holiday Stories....


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RAMPAGE!

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The Ghost Of Kaiser Rock

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UNDER THE WISHING WELL

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THE MYSTICAL BLUEBERRY BUSH

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Alicia's Secret!

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EMMA MAY'S SANDBOX





PADDLE TAIL

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Blogs by Hank J LeGrand

My First Newsletter.
10/19/2011 3:40:43 PM
Just a little about how I got started writing.

Author Hank LeGrandlll

                                   ‘Welcome to my newsletter’

Date 10/18/11

 Issue # 1


First of all I would like to welcome you to my first monthly newsletter.

I Hope you find this Newsletter informative and enjoyable!
Please forward it to your friends you feel would be interested.

Until next time...

Best wishes,
Hank LeGrand lll
 

 

  In This Issue:

  •  Feature Article: [My first published works]
  •  Recommended Resources
  •  Quote of the Week
  •  Contact the Author
     

 1. Feature Article: [My first published children’s stories’ beginning.

 

I’ve been getting questions from readers wanting to know how I got started writing children’s stories. Well, after reading other authors stories and watching movies something finally clicked. It was like a surge of electricity shaking me clear to the bone.

I first thought about what kind of story would interest children—like the stories which interested me as a young boy. While daydreaming about a shallow duck pond, not far from my home, I envisioned a beaver living in the shallow muddy pond. No beavers lived there but it didn’t stop my imagination. A story about a beaver… a baby beaver. That was all I needed, but what kind of baby beaver? I knew there were lots of baby beavers born each year, but what would make my baby beaver any different from the others? I started thinking about the beaver’s special features when suddenly my imagination narrowed in on one thing…a TAIL.

A beaver’s tail is one of its most important characteristics, and without one the beaver would be in big trouble. That’s when my first published story titled, Paddle Tail—the little beaver born without a tail—began to come alive. It took me months to come up with the clothing style for the characters in the story—along with how I wanted the scenes to look. But when I finished writing Paddle Tail’s story the wording was high—over 6,000 words. It took me six years—and a couple hundred rejection letters--to find a publisher interested in such a long children’s story but, eventually, it happened. I couldn’t believe after all that time I was going to be a published author, and see one of my stories actually on a bookstore’s shelf.

It was truly a special feeling sitting in front of a bookstore talking to the various people, and signing my first book. Paddle Tail sold out on that first signing, and Paddle Tail was there in person, thanks to my mother, Catherine (Kitty) LeGrand, for making Paddle Tail come alive with the wonderful costume she made.

P.S. Thanks to my courageous wife, Barbara, for truly bringing Paddle Tail to life--by wearing it.

 

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 3. Quote of the Week

 

“You don’t know what you can do until you do it.”

Hank LeGrandlll
 

 

4. Contact the Author

 

Copyright © [1994] by [Henry (Hank) J. LeGrand lll] - All Rights Reserved.

Author: [Hank LeGrand lll],
[hjlmbl.zoominternet.net]

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More Blogs by Hank J LeGrand
• Little Moe's Christmas - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
• Various Countrie's links to my titles - Tuesday, November 18, 2014
• My titles in different countries. - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
• eBooks - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
• Reduced price on eBooks - Monday, July 14, 2014
• Holiday children's stories - Monday, November 18, 2013
•  Attack At The Giant Oak Tree. - Sunday, November 10, 2013
• Titles in the Amazon KDP Select Program - Friday, May 24, 2013
• eBook titles at Amazon KDP Select. - Friday, May 24, 2013
• Paperback/eBooks - Monday, March 04, 2013
• Santa's Merry, Mary Christmas - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
• Paddle Tail's New Look.. - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• My free eBooks in the Kindle book loan program. - Thursday, January 10, 2013
• RAMPAGE at Nook Books B&Noble store. - Thursday, January 10, 2013
• Paddle Tail. - Wednesday, November 21, 2012
• Titles - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
• PADDLE TAIL - Sunday, September 16, 2012
• Re-published - Thursday, September 13, 2012
• New titles on Kindle book loan program - Monday, January 30, 2012
• My adventures. - Monday, November 28, 2011
•  My First Newsletter. - Wednesday, October 19, 2011  
• Kindle bookstore titles. - Thursday, June 02, 2011
• First newsletter - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
• Rampage - Tuesday, January 25, 2011
• Buffalo Horn - Tuesday, January 11, 2011
• New Additions to the Amazon Kindle bookstore. - Thursday, December 30, 2010
• Two titles soon to be at the Amazon Kindle bookstore. - Wednesday, December 22, 2010
• Holiday stories. - Friday, October 22, 2010
• Rampage - Wednesday, October 13, 2010
• RAMPAGE! - Tuesday, October 12, 2010
• Fine tuning - Sunday, May 02, 2010
• Christmas Story - Wednesday, December 23, 2009
• RAMPAGE in paper back. - Sunday, November 22, 2009
• Buffalo Horn - Tuesday, August 25, 2009
• Paper backs getting low. - Thursday, July 30, 2009
• The Giant Oak Tree. - Wednesday, July 29, 2009
• Paddle Tail - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
• Buffalo Horn - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
• Rampage! - Sunday, April 05, 2009
• Paddle Tail's school visit 2/26/09 - Saturday, January 17, 2009
• Happy New Year - Friday, January 02, 2009
• Happy Holidays - Friday, December 26, 2008
• Little Moe's Christmas. - Tuesday, December 16, 2008
• Update. - Saturday, August 16, 2008
• Gardening? - Monday, June 16, 2008
• Summer - Saturday, June 14, 2008
• How do I know...? - Thursday, May 08, 2008
• Rampage! - Wednesday, April 02, 2008
• New titles - Monday, October 22, 2007
• Update - Saturday, January 13, 2007
• Paddle Tail's book signing - Monday, December 11, 2006
• Paddle Tail's Ride? - Sunday, September 24, 2006
• Paddle Tail's next visit - Tuesday, August 08, 2006
• Slippery Rock Library - Tuesday, July 11, 2006
• Book signing - Saturday, May 27, 2006
• Evergreen Elementry School Visit - Monday, April 03, 2006
• Book signing - Tuesday, February 21, 2006
• Paddle Tail - Friday, February 03, 2006
• Book two is almost finished... - Saturday, January 14, 2006
• Paddle Tail's Book Signing. - Saturday, December 10, 2005
• Working on Paddle Tail's second book - Saturday, November 26, 2005
• Slippery Rock Street Festival. - Monday, September 19, 2005


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