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

Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms – Things to Do

May 9, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!!

USA Today has a great article by Kathy Baruffi on places to go with mom – any time of year – to make special memories that you’ll always remember! The article is 10 Great Places for Memories with Mom. Great ideas for family opportunities for fun!

The article starts:
“Take Mom on a getaway for Mother’s Day and the memories will keep on giving long after you return. Marybeth Bond, author of 50 Best Girlfriend Getaways, (, and her 91-year-old mother often reminisce about the rafting trip they took together 20 years ago. Bond shares her choices with Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAY.” The on-line article has many more places than the newspaper version did.

Transition Time

May 4, 2009

Grandpa Ron has a subscription to Model Railroader magazine and we both usually read it from cover to cover. Grandpa enjoys the articles on operations and I read up on the scenery articles. The December 2008 issue has a wonderful example of grandpas passing hobbies on to grandkids. It is a similar story for how Grandpa Ron got into model trains and I’m sure there are many more similar remembrances. I have added as a separate page the Trains of Thought column by Tony Koester. It is reprinted with permission from Model Railroader magazine.

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