New Cover Displays Contest Seals For Grandpa!

November 29, 2011

Check out the new cover for Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! on – I’m so excited! It is published just in time for the holidays!

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Father’s Day Gift Suggestion for Dads and Granddads!

June 1, 2011

Grandpa Ron calls it a grandparent’s book. I call it a children’s book. Read it and decide for yourself! The kids enjoy talking about the activities and details in the pictures. The adults remember their own special moments – either as kids with their grandparents or as grandparents with their grandkids. Dads and moms get their own flashbacks, too!

Check out the blog special page for more info.

Front Cover for Grandpa Do It I Do It Too

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Grandpa Do It! will be in Frankfurt Germany This Week!

October 1, 2010

Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too will be in Frankfurt, Germany, this week at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Hopefully it will find a publisher interested in International Rights. That would be totally awesome, huh! 🙂 It is in Germany the same week we get married!

I’m In The Picture!

June 22, 2010

Hey, cool! I’m in the picture of participants for the Day of Transformation at last year’s Women’s Conference. I hope to be one of the lucky ones tomorrow to get in to the Women’s Conference site to get tickets for this year’s conference. Even though it is shortly after our wedding, I want to attend. Every year that I was able to participate has been so totally awesome! The speakers are always so insightful and totally special people! The webcast was so good last year that I will still look forward to that if I am not able to get tickets for the main day.

I feel lucky, though, because the theme is the same as our wedding theme: “It’s Time!” Also used frequently are the good words about nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit – and Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too won the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the International Book Awards and was a finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the National Best Books 2009 awards. It feels like a good omen for success!

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First Anniversary of the First Public Reading of GDIIDIT

June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day!! Today is the first anniversary of the first public reading of Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! – As in it was done on Father’s Day Sunday last year at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA!

We went to Wayfarers today as well. It was another great experience!

Here is last year’s blog! 🙂

The book has won one award and placed as a finalist for another award. Sales haven’t been bad either! What a fun year!

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Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! Award Winner in 2010 International Book Awards

May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010
Media Contact: Susan Winter

2010 International Book Awards Recognizes Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

LOS ANGELESGrandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is an Award-Winner in the category of Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit. JPX Media announced the winners and finalists of THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 18, 2010.

About the Book

Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! was written by “Grandma Sue” Susan Winter for children and grandparents alike. “Every day experiences turn into special moments for Grandpa Ron and Grandson Austin. The book captures some of those moments: Memories of compassion, character, patience and love,” Sue explains, “It hits on the message that we may seldom be given the opportunity to know the impact we make on another, even very young, individual. Live as though it will happen always and then cherish the memories.”

Grandma Sue divides her life between the LA area, Reno, NV and visiting grandchildren. Additional information about Grandma Sue and the book can be found on the web site. Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is available on or through

Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is also an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! will be on display in the New Title Showcase exhibit at BookExpo America, the country’s single largest book fair and annual gathering for the publishing industry, covering all genres of books, from May 25-27 in New York City.

About the International Book Awards

The International Book Awards were created by JPX Media this year to honor outstanding books on a global scale. Jeff Keen, President and CEO of JPX Media, said this year’s contest yielded a large number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 300 winners and finalists in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

JPX Media is located in Los Angeles and is involved in numerous aspects of the entertainment and publishing industries.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2010 International Book Awards is available online at

NY BookExpo America

April 15, 2010

I decided to show my book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! at the BookExpo America in New York City May 25-27, 2010. I just signed it up last night and the info is not available on-line yet. When it is, I’ll let you know. Hopefully, it will get a few more eyes on it and a few more copies will sell! That would be wonderful!

How Was School Today? Fine……

March 3, 2010

As of yesterday, the book Rev. Shannon A. White and her daughter wrote together How Was School Today? Fine… is now available! I blogged earlier about Shannon and her story on life balance and extraordinary gifts on the site.

Here is the press release:

( March 2, 2010 — Every parent dreams of interesting and productive conversations about school with their children. But what happens when it just doesn’t happen? That’s when Shannon White stepped in… and “How Was School Today? Fine.” became a reality. White, an ordained Pastor, speaker, TV news correspondent, and more importantly a mother, co-authored “How Was School Today? Fine.” with her tween daughter Peyton. Frustrated with hearing only “fine” to her repeated inquiries of Peyton’s school day, White asked Peyton what she was doing wrong. According to White, her quest to delve into more than just “fine” as a response prompted the birth of her book and the start of a mission to find a common ground of communication.

Covering a wide range of topics from international adoption, divorce, single parenting, puberty, religions, and bullying to Internet issues White says “Nothing is more challenging or rewarding than to support the healthy growth of a child in this world.”

Different than many parenting books, White encourages Peyton to give her perspective as well on these difficult and challenging issues. Together they share open communication…and teach their readers just how they did it.

Patty O. says “I think most people do not put much thought into parenting; they tend to imitate their parents. This is a perfect book for young parents; I will give it as a baby shower gift going forward.”

Nancy G. states “This is a uniquely sensitive and practical guide for better problem solving and improved communications with your children and teens, written by an especially insightful mom and her articulate middle-school daughter.”

“How Was School Today? Fine.” is available on and on Shannon and Peyton White’s website ( Connect on the How Was School Today? Fine. Facebook fan page


I also had the privilege to preview How Was School Today? Fine. A user-friendly discussion guide for parents and their elementary-aged children and it is an excellent resource for parents – and grandparents! – to learn to connect better with today’s kids AND for the kids to get some insight about their parents and grandparents, too! Shannon and Peyton’s style for the book is very engaging: stories and predicaments, mom’s view, daughter’s view, and some back-and-forth dialogue. This all gets wrapped up with a few questions for reflection for either adults or both adults and children.

The section on connecting with family discusses family meetings, age-appropriateness, sibling relationships, struggling with controlling behavior, fighting fairly, working through mistakes and morning-time responsibilities to get everyone ready to leave the house – along with many more such topics. The school and learning section has great examples for learning time management skills, making a difference to the people around you, peer pressure and bullying plus more. Then there’s the discussions on money and material things, bodies and bodily functions, community interaction, outside forces, and internet forces. My favorite part was the last section on building character – Shannon and Peyton call it “The Big Stuff” with topics like feelings, distress, gratitude, lying, loss, spirituality, prayer, meditation, sacred spaces and dreams.

Even though it is targeted as a discussion guide for parents with their elementary school-aged children, it is also extremely useful for any grandparents wanting to better their relationship or to open communication with their grandchildren.

It is a super resource! Very well done, Shannon and Peyton!

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Book Contests

February 15, 2010

This last weekend I entered Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! into 2 more contests. That makes it 4 different ones. Now we’ll see if we get lucky and maybe win some awards! That would be so nice!

I am now working on the next book! Yea!

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Great Present for Grandpa or Grandson!

November 27, 2009

Don’t forget to consider giving Grandpa Do It! I Do It, Too! as a Christmas or Chanuka present for Grandpa or for Grandson! Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

The boys and girls love the book when I read it to them at daycare centers and libraries. They get right into it and tell their own stories about their grandparents. Grandpas, on the other hand, sometimes get teary-eyed and nod their heads and say “Oh, yes, I remember when……” Grandmas take one look at it and say “It’s darling. I must have a copy!”

It’s available at Amazon right now – get it today on Black Friday and take advantage of the special shipping deals Amazon is offering!

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