Monday, January 5, 2015

My First Blog on @MyFitnessPal

I have just written my first blog on My Fitness Pal view it in original form here:
My Fitness Pal Blog is that for a title.

 I want to say that my sister and I renewed our decision to get healthy. We have a goal to lose 30 pounds by April 1. By the way, April 1st is my sisters birthday. That won't put her at her goal weight but what an achievement to celebrate! 

I won't even be close to my goal weight at that time but I have a vacation scheduled for April 8th - 12th and with 30 pounds gone I know I will enjoy the vacation more than I would now. And my clothes will fit better!

Where am I going? To Branson, Missouri. 4 nights/5 days and staying in the Radisson Hotel. If you have been there do you have any insights on what to do or not to do. My boyfriend and another couple is going with us and we are all very active. And my friend Kathy is a great photographer.

Well enough on that for now. 

Who am I? I am an aircraft mechanic and author. I have spent the last 15 years in the aviation industry and have spent the last four years learning the publishing trade. I have 8 books published and am looking to publish 4 this year. 3 will be children's story and one will be a full length novel. If you like to read - here is my website:

Would love to hear back from you.

K-Trina Meador  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

#IndieBooksBeSeen Book Spotlight Journey to Jazzland by Gia de Saulnier

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About the Author

Gia Volterra de Saulnier was born and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts and attended University of Lowell (now University of Massachusetts, Lowell). It was there that she learned to love jazz. Gia's been performing jazz and other kinds of music for over 20 years, throughout the New England area. She lives in North Reading, Massachusetts with her husband and son.



Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars: Great way of bringing music into reading

This book was read by my daughter, and she has written her own review on it but first I'd just like to put my small point of view.

M young daughter is a massive reader, she reads every day when I asked her to read this book to review she jumped at the chance. She enjoyed the story, and understood the story which schools say is an important part of reading, children must be able to understand what they are reading. She is also very interested in music so the story suited her very well. Brilliant for young children.

Review from Emma age 7

I thought the cover of the book was very exciting and colorful, I liked the instruments. When I was reading the story it was very interesting and fun. I love music so the story was very good. I liked the picture on the pages its was a very good story for children to enjoy music and reading.

I would recommend this book for parents and children to read together.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun with Music 

Bored with playing the same music over and over again in the same orchestra, and wanting the freedom to play her own music from the heart, Windy Flute makes a huge decision. Having heard of the legendary Jazzland, where instruments are free to ad lib, Windy decides to go there.

But, getting there alone is not an option. She needs friends, other instruments, to go with her to make her sounds `fuller'. When Windy finds these willing instruments, they team up and head for Jazzland together.

Journey to Jazzland provides an opportunity for children, and adults, to learn a little about jazz and other music. It is well-written and very readable, and the illustrations by Emily Zierothare are an absolute delight. There are some nice moments when the instruments learn, when finding a bridge they need to cross, that they can only cross it with team work.
Short, sweet and instructive and well deserving of five stars.

Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. She enjoys history, aviation, writing, and romance. In addition, she enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

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