Curious Interviews 2015: Authors, Autism, Inspirations, Oh My!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. Maya Angelou In 2015, our curiosity took us to places beyond our imaginations. We discovered people of passion and compassion. We learned about ourselves and others through literature, personal stories, and from those who are doing good works. Here is a recap of the amazing interviews we published in 2015: [Tweet "Read @geekclubbooks 2015 curious interviews with authors, changemakers, entrepreneurs for … [Read more...]

Inspiring Women’s Book by Two Inspiring Women!

Longtime friends, actress Kathy Kinney and veteran publishing executive Cindy Ratzlaff, wrote an inspiring women's book that has turned into a social media phenomenon! QUEEN OF YOUR OWN LIFE: The Grown-Up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life you Deserve is a light-hearted guide to owning your authentic self. No matter what our ages, we can transform our thoughts, fill our lives with joy and finally proclaim: I am fabulous, just the way I am! How did the two of you meet and what inspired you to become “Queens of Your Own … [Read more...]

Be a Famous Writer Contest!

Once again is holding her annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest. Now in its 6th year, the contest is geared toward K-4 classrooms.  The theme of this years contest is Time Travel.  Here is what Mrs. P had to say about the upcoming contest. Tell me about the theme for this years contest? I thought that kids would love the idea of writing about escaping to another place in time, and that teachers could use it as a class project inspiring ideas of past explorers or inventors, or thinking about what advances might happen in the future.   … [Read more...]

Classic Children’s Stories: Twist or Straight Up?

Actress and comedienne, Kathy Kinney is is the storytelling, children’s literacy advocate, Mrs. P. (READ MY INTERVIEW WITH HER HERE). Last week on the "Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog" she shares how Classic children's stories and fairy tales are stories that have proven the test of time and endured generations of retellings. She then goes on to talk about how Geek Club Books' Dorktales are bringing a geekish twist to the classics. For fun, she gives us a choice between her classic retellings and Jonathan and Mr. Redge's goofier versions! (READ … [Read more...]