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  1. Hello! I am brand spanking new to this forum. Like Mel-Robert, I simply stumbled across this forum while searching for sites that have a focus on books written by African- Americans, in my case, children's books," after a colleague of mine asked me why I was not on a list of African-American authors. I decided to investigate. I also released a self published book in late 2019 and wanted to bring attention to it and I know nothing about marketing. I have yet not had the opportunity to explore the other aspects of this forum, but I look forward to checking it out. Lori Elayne
  2. A Day in the Woods of Nana's Backyard By: Lori Elayne BOOK DETAILS Publication Date — September 28, 2019 Binding — Paperback, 8.5x11 Page Count —38 Price — $19.20 ISBN — 978-0-1234-6578-8 Subject categories — CHILDREN'S BOOK Realistic Fiction / African-Americans, Country Life, Traditions, Exploring, Seasons, Life Cycles, Family Recipes "As I helped Nana put the lights in her window, I asked, 'Nana, why do the woods seem smaller?' She said, 'I had someone cut some of the trees. It's good to thin the trees out now and then. They will grow back.' But I didn't think that was why the woods seemed smaller to me." A heart-warming story of a young city girl that explores the woods in her grandmother’s backyard in the small country town of Farmville, Virginia. Over the seasons, and as she gets older, the woods seem different. Did the woods change? Author Lori Elayne has been an elementary school teacher for about 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, at Los Angeles and a master's degree in teaching and curriculum from California State University Dominguez Hills with a certificate in Computer Assisted Instruction. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Lori likes to travel, explore, and cook. A Day in the Woods of Nana's Backyard reflects her adventures as a city girl traveling to visit her grandmother, lovingly referred to as Nana. She liked listening to family stories and decided to start writing some stories of her own. This is her second children's book. Current endorsements include: "Magical...The simple storyline will appeal to young children." - OnlineBookClub Reviews
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