C.K. receives glowing review from Writer’s Digest award judge

Though C.K.’s book, My Silly Dog Gus, didn’t receive an award in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards, she did get a glowing review from the judge. Take a look below.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00001]My Silly Dog Gus comes with a classically illustrated cover that is sure to draw the attention of both male and female child readers.  Who doesn’t love a dog?  And a dog named Gus?  Come on.  Great marketing effort with this design.

While there are so many children’s books featuring dog characters on the market, it is so difficult to find one that stands out in the crowd and is both unique and entertaining.  The author has done a great job here with little Gus.  What a fun book about Gus “who won’t stop barking”.  A fun read from cover to cover.  Nicely done.

The overall production quality is top notch here.  From the design to the illustrations to the development and writing style, this is well above average.  Nice set up and clean writing, as well.

Gus will make a great addition to any child’s library and I plan to share this one with my own children.  The author has an excellent voice for the genre and I encourage her to continue on in this endeavor with more books.

I hope to read more from the author in the near future.  Best of luck with this project.

~2015 Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards


C.K. a participant in 8th annual Literacy Day

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens hosted its 8th annual Literacy Day on January 11, 2016. Nearly 300 kids from local elementary schools were in attendance.norton pic 1

C.K. was a guest author presenter and performed both a reading of My Silly Dog Gus and a poetry activity with each group.

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Each school was also given a copy of C.K.’s first book, The Castle Across the Street, with classroom materials and bookmarks for each child. The event was a huge success in fostering the love of reading and creating in children.

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C.K. to be author presenter for Literacy Day

C.K. Carter will be one of the Author Presenters at the 8th Annual LITERACY DAY in the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The program is the hallmark of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ award-winning Community Enrichment Programs, which focuses on inspiring children to read, write, and embrace the power of literacy against the beautiful backdrop of Ann Norton’s rare palms and plants, and awe-inspiring sculptures.image