Christian Adventure Stories for Kids


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Posted by Connie Vellekoop on March 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm very excited to announce that I've successfully published my newest book, ALEX AND THE SECRET ROOM, on Amazon's Kindle. Starting April 1, you may purchase and download it for only .99 cents--that's right, an introductory offer of less than one dollar! On May 1, the price will go up to $4.99. Here's a description of the book:

Alex is a redhead, impulsive, friendly 12-year old boy. He loves adventure, and somehow manages to find them in his small t...

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Posted by Connie Vellekoop on January 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm considering my options for publishing my next Alex book--"Alex and the Secret Room." I might be putting it out on Kindle myself, with an introductory price of only $1.00 -- hoping that it might generate a whole lot of new readers. Let me know what you think! :/

New Kids' Adventure Book Published!!

Posted by Connie Vellekoop on December 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM Comments comments (0)

I am very happy to announce that my book, "Alex and the Pirate's Cave" has now been published, printed and I have copies available!!  This is the first in a series of three stories about Alex, a boy who loves adventure, is impulsive and sometimes gets into scrapes because of it.  The stories each start out with a historical setting, based on fact but fictionalized, and then move to a modern setting with present-day Alex.  These stories will appeal mostly to boys, but girls can ...

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Why Can't Americans Spell!?

Posted by Connie Vellekoop on February 4, 2010 at 8:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok, I admit that I'm a bit obsessive/compulsive about spelling and punctuation--not that I ALWAYS get it right, but what I always try to do is to GO BACK AND PROOF-READ WHAT I JUST WROTE! I'm amazed that the vast majority of people seem to not pay any attention to orthography, rules of punctuation, or grammar in anything they write--emails, FaceBook, etc.  I'm pretty sure a lot of them know better, but don't find it important to pay attention to these detai...

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Arrgghhh! How to Get Published!!

Posted by Connie Vellekoop on January 14, 2010 at 8:53 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been in contact with a publishing company and have received word they're interested in reading my manuscript for "Alex and the Pirate Cave."  So I sent it off and they promised to get back to me in a week or two.


Fantastic.  Now I have to wade through a gazillion steps on "promoting and marketing" my future book.  I have NO idea what most of it is talking about.  I would need to have an actual LIFE -- that is, lot's of free time to do everything t...

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A new year--new writing challenges!

Posted by Connie Vellekoop on January 10, 2010 at 5:06 PM Comments comments (0)

I never really thought of myself as an author--though I've always loved books!  I can easily lose myself totally in a good story--there are times I get so involved that  I forget the who, where, what, and when of my surroundings!  I love the feel of a book in my hands--the smell of the pages, the binding, the print, the pictures (if it has them)--I like being able to take it anywhere, read it leasurely, go back to former pages--skip ahead to see what happens!  Shhh--don't ...

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