Saltwater Taffy bookAttention Taffy Heads!  It’s official!  Saltwater Taffy is today’s KINDLE DAILY DEAL from Amazon.

With a daily price set at $1.99, you won’t see this deal anytime soon, so click on the link and get your digital copy today.  Currently we are ranked #2 for children’s adventure books on Kindle.  The only author ahead of us is Rick Riordan! and his book series!  Yesterday we were ranked #324,000.  Who says marketing doesn’t work!

If you haven’t heard about Saltwater Taffy, the award-winning children’s book is an Accelerated Reader title with endorsements from 12 Teachers of the Year.

The Kindle Daily Deal is part of Amazon’s way of taking care of their customers by offering them a savings up to 80% off the regular cover price.

Saltwater Taffy follows the lives of five “tweenage” friends as they uncover a treasure map leading to the Lost Treasure of Jean Lafitte.  With this amazing Kindle Daily Deal, we suggest reading the book with your children for their next bedtime story book.

Often called “Stand By Me” meets “The Goonies,”  Saltwater Taffy not only takes the reader on an epic treasure hunting adventure, but it teaches children how to reach their full potential in life by thinking UP, not DOWN.



Yes, we now have FREE BOOKMARKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS and Children of all ages!  Make sure to include your school’s address in your email!!!!! These official bookmarks for the award-winning adventure novel Saltwater Taffy are FREE for elementary schools, children’s book clubs, libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and any other place where kids gather across the country. The story of Saltwater Taffy follows the lives of five tween-age friends as they uncover a treasure map leading to the lost treasure of Jean Lafitte.  Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy is scheduled to go before cameras August, 2013 for a feature film release in 2014.  Read the adventure and then see the movie! Rapidly becoming a children’s book club favorite, Saltwater Taffy has been awarded two gold and two silver medal book awards.  The adventure novel is also an Accelerated Reader title where kids are awarded AR points for reading the book. Dubbed “Stand By Me” meets “The Goonies” by one of our Teachers of the Year, Saltwater Taffy not only entertains young readers, but also teaches them valuable life lessons along the way.  If you are looking for a new adventure novel for your children or students, Saltwater Taffy can be ordered from any bookstore in the world.  Saltwater Taffy is also available in the iTunes store and can be downloaded to any eReader ever made.  How cool is that!!!!! All that we ask is you handle the cost of postage, which is only $5….which is about the same price people spend on a cup of coffee these days!  


Writer’s Digest Conference

Writers-Digest-Conference 2Writer’s Digest Conference WEST – October 19-21, 2012

Writer’s Digest Conference West will be held in Hollywood, California this year at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on October 19th – October 21st.  I am honored to be part of the panel on Self-Publishing in the Real World – What to Expect, What to Do, and How to Do It.

The reason we have been asked to become part of the Writer’s Digest Conference West is because Saltwater Taffy, a self-published title, has sold through our first printing of 5000 copies while picking up multiple children’s book award honors.  Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy is an epic adventure novel for tweens and children of all ages.

Here’s a peek at the schedule for the weekend!  Hope to see you there and always remember, your next great idea is right behind the runaway thought of, “I don’t know what to write.”


Award Winning Childrens Book


To be one of the many Award Winning Childrens Books on the market today is cool, but the latest review for Saltwater Taffy is super SAWEET cool.  The review of Saltwater Taffy by Dr. Karen P, a reviewer from Readers Favorite council who has spent a lifetime working with children and families, dissects the purpose of Saltwater Taffy down to a SAWEET T.  She wrote a long review, but for the sake of your time, here is the first sentence in the review:

“Saltwater Taffy” by Eric Delabarre is one of the best children’s
books I’ve read in years!

Award Winning Children's BooksGetting a childrens book review like this from someone who professionally counsels children is awesome.  Being an award winning children’s book author is super cool awesome, but I am always thrilled when a reviewer really “gets” the purpose of this Middle Grade Adventure Novel.

As an author of books for kids, the one thing on my mind when I’m writing is to make sure I entertain the reader.  The idea of inspiring a young mind is amazing.  The possibilities are endless.  Imagine creating a lasting impression on a young mind?  An impression that can last a lifetime…is awesome!

I’m glad you enjoyed the adventure Karen!  You can read her review of Saltwater Taffy on the Readers Favorite website and hey, if you love books, you can become a reviewer or follow them on Facebook!


Middle grade fiction


The latest stop on our middle grade fiction stop with Saltwater Taffy finds us at the Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix.

After canvasing the city with Saltwater Taffy for tweens and parents alike, Illustrator R.C. Nason and I ended up at the Jerry Colangelo Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix.  The kids at this club were my toughest audience to date.  I am sure it has something to do with the tough neighborhood they are in, but WOW…it was like pulling teeth for the first 15 minutes of my talk.  But…for those of you who know me, this is precisely the reason I am out here.  To uplift and elevate! Read more