Sunday, September 18, 2016

Spotlight on Suzanne de Montigny's A Town Bewitched

Spotlight on Suzanne de Montigny's A Town Bewitched

Girls Succeed blog likes to spotlight books we think our readers would enjoy. Author Suzanne de Montigny, a friend of the Girls Succeed blog, just released a magical, perhaps a bewitching novel, A Town Bewitched

If you like violins, mystery, fantasy, and paranormal stories, take a look.

A Town Bewitched by [de Montigny, Suzanne]
New Release--A Town Bewitched by Suzanne de Montigny
Mystery, fantasy, paranormal

Back of the Book: A Town Bewitched by Suzanne de Montigny

It’s tough for Kira, growing up in the small town of Hope as a child prodigy in classical violin, especially when her dad just died. And to make matters worse, Kate McDonough, the red-haired fiddler appears out of nowhere, bewitching the town with her mysterious Celtic music. 

Even Uncle Jack succumbs to her charms, forgetting his promise to look after Kira’s family. But when someone begins vandalizing the town leaving dead and gutted birds as a calling card, Kira knows without a doubt who’s behind it. Will anyone believe her?

This phenomenal story will lure you into the magic of the bewitched town and make
you care more about the main character than you ever have before. Author –Madeleine McLaughlin

Click here to find out more, order a sample, or purchase A Town Bewitched.

About Suzanne:

Suzanne de Montigny
Author Suzanne de Montigny
SUZANNE DE MONTIGNY wrote her first unicorn story at the age of twelve. Several years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with unicorns. The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, was awarded a Gold Global E-book Award for Best Fantasy/Alternate History 2013. Her teen novel, A Town Bewitched, was awarded 1st place in the Dante Rossetti Awards for Best Coming of Age Novel. Suzanne lives in Burnaby, B.C. with the loves of her life - her husband, two boys, and Buddy the dog.
Click here to check out Suzanne's unicorn book in another post on the Girls Succeed blog:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cyclist Mackenzie Woodring joins TEAM USA in the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Mackenzie Woodring and teammate Shawn Cheshire will be competing
in the tandem bike racing competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Congratulations to Mackenzie Woodring and her tandem riding teammate Shawn Cheshire for making the Team USA Paralympics squad. Mackenzie, a professional bike rider, has been piloting tandem bikes for visually impaired riders for the past eight years. Shawn, who is from New York, is her third partner in the sport. They have been teammates for three years.

I interviewed her my e-book for Middle Grade girls Girls Succeed! when she was just beginning her career in cycling. She still juggles working as an engineer and her biking competitions, but at this elite level she has to continue to train year round while working her full-time job as an engineer.
Mackenzie and Shawn
Courtesy photo
The Summer Paralympic Games for highly skilled athletes who have physical disabilities begin September 7 and will end September 18 in Rio in Brazil. Athletes from all over the world compete in 23 Paralympic sports and 528 events. The games use the same venues as the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

In 2008 Mackenzie Woodring and  Karissa Whitsell won gold, silver and bronze medals in cycling in Beijing. Not only did they medal three times at the Paralympics, they set a world record in cycling.

Mackenzie Woodring
I told Mackenzie I'd have to edit out the porta-potties 

in the back ground for the book,
 but she exclaimed,
 "Porta-potties are very important to racers!" 

So I left them in for this post. 
Courtesy photo
It has been a privilege to follow Mackenzie's career. She is an excellent role model for girls.
Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women
Available at Amazon Click here to learn more or order the book.

 Discover the obstacles Mackenzie Woodring overcame to continue her career in bicycle racing in the interactive e-book Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women available at amazon.

For more information about Mackenzie and the Paralympics click on the sites below: