Look who made “COVER BOY” on Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue Page Franklin Bean is a COVER BOY!!! #dogs #rescue Thanks to all who give! https://www.facebook.com/Doncur.Btrecala I’m proud of my baby boy!!
Excited to find my book in the Public Library System!
PALOMA JANE ENJOYING FRANKLIN BEAN’S FIRST PAWTOGRAPH:
What the Dickens? Magazine. Bi-monthly magazine for writers, readers and all literary types. Issue 1: the Snow Edition.
Author Interview, Emmy Swain, MEET FRANKLIN BEAN – pp 57 – 58 http://issuu.com/what-the-dickens-magazine/docs/wtd_magazine-issue1-dec-11-small/57
Children’s Book ‘Meet Franklin Bean’ Creates Smiles
“Meet Franklin Bean” is about a boy named John who is worried about adapting to his new life after his mother loses her job. With the influence and inspiration from his new friend, a dog named Franklin Bean, John finds a smile on his face once again. This magical little dog, full of surprises, will keep children’s imaginations wondering and eager to read more about the adventures of Franklin Bean.
Emmy Swain in the Author Spotlight
Cate: Please welcome Emmy Swain. Emmy, will you please share a short bio with us?
Emmy: Thank you, Cate.I am a single mother who has spent most of my life in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia. I have been an inventor, restaurateur, and business owner for over two decades. I can’t remember a day in my life without a pet. Franklin Bean is the latest addition to my family. I wake up to his smiles each day, and have embarked on a journey to share them with the world.
Cate: Tell us about Meet Franklin Bean and where it’s available.
Emmy: Get ready for a world of adventure with the beloved Boston Terrier who’s magical powers come to life in the first of his superhero series, Meet Franklin Bean, available in paperback or ebook at Amazon http://amzn.to/ieEzwV Barnes and Noble online http://bit.ly/navEnN and several other online stores.
This new children’s book tells the story of how ten-year-old John transforms his worries over his mom’s lost job, their move to a new town, and making friends with the bullies in the neighborhood with the influence and inspiration from his new adopted friend, Franklin Bean.
Cate: Very cool. Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Emmy: One of the fishermen said that Pancho Frijole grabbed the rope on the bow of the boat and pulled them to the beach. He made sure all of them had reached the beach safely before he flew off over the bay.
“I had heard of him before, but I would’ve never believed what we saw if I hadn’t seen it myself,” the fisherman said. “It’s the craziest thing. I asked him who he was.”
“Did he talk to you?” the reporter asked.
“He just smiled at us and said in a deep voice with a thick accent, ‘I’m Pancho – Pancho Frijole’.”
“Well, you heard it straight from the fishermen, folks. Pancho Frijole has come to the rescue once again.”
I finished my breakfast and turned the volume down. “Franklin Bean?”
“Mom, have you seen Franklin Bean this morning?”
Emmy: Talking only to children and concealing his secret identity, Franklin Bean fulfills his mission to turn human tears into smiles by performing superhuman feats.
Cate: Love that. Tease us with one little thing about your fictional world that makes it different from others.
Emmy: Franklin Bean storybooks are written to encourage children to actively relate the characters’ situations to their real world. Intuitively, the words and illustrations reach into the readers’ imaginations, where real learning takes place. What else is magical is the level of engagement that is taking place. Both young and old are enjoying, while relating to the subtle life lessons.
Cate: Wonderful. What’s next for you?
Emmy: I want to finish my second book of the Franklin Bean series, visit elementary schools, and help children feel good about themselves. I love to see a child smile. Franklin Bean can easily do that. I would like to continue with the series. Ultimately, I want to share his smiles and adventures with everyone.
A portion of the proceeds of Meet Franklin Bean goes to the Worldwide Organization, Operation Smile. One day, I hope to join them on a mission.
Cate: What inspired you to draft your first story?
Emmy: I believe in the magical power of animals to heal and guide the human spirit. Meet Franklin Bean was born out of my conversations with my own beloved pets to help end the devastating effects of bullying. Franklin Bean is the pup of my son’s two Boston Terriers. I took his real life smile and created a superhero.
Cate: Do you have a writing routine?
Emmy: I want to have a writing routine. Between work and trying to market my book, my time is limited. However, my mind never stops and I talk and sing to my dogs daily, so there is always another story in my head.
Cate: Where can readers find you on the web?
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsdBRQtBTlk
Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Emmy: Don’t you think that Franklin Bean would make a great cartoon?
Cate: Readers, Emmy is giving away a paperback book to a random commenter… so start commenting. She’ll pick a winner next weekend and announce the winner here.
Thanks so much for being my guest, Emmy! Best of luck to you.
Barbara Duke – Writer
Just my thoughts on things I see going on in our world
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011
“Meet Franklin Bean“ is about a boy named John who is worried about adapting to his new life after his mother loses her job. With the influence and inspiration from his new friend, a dog named Franklin Bean, John finds a smile on his face once again. This magical little dog, full of surprises, will keep children’s imaginations wondering and eager to read more about the adventures of Franklin Bean.
For every purchase of “Meet Franklin Bean,” author Emmy Swain will donate $1 to Operation Smile through September 1, 2012. (Excluding e-book sales.) Buy the book for $9.95 on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.
I am so sure that Emmy is going to sell so many of these and Operation Smile is going to have all the money they need this year to make children smile.
The Holiday Season is beginning and it is so important for us all to pitch in and make sure that every child has something to eat and wear this year. What are you doing to help? You should know that the only way to serve God is to serve others. Thank you Emmy for reminding us how we should share with others less fortunate. Barbara Duke
Friday, November 4, 2011
LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS , Hampton Roads VA
As Christmas draws closer everyday you may want to encourage your children, nieces and nephew or the boy next door to read more and grow with it. Meet Franklin Bean, a great children’s book by local artist Emmy Swain is a great place to start for kid ranging from 4 to 10 years. It’s based here in Hampton Roads, Shore Drive specific, and is a wonderful twist on a modern day superhero with a great lesson to learn as well. This book will teach your children not to bully and that change can be good. It will leave your kids craving Franklin Bean’s next adventure and wanting to read more. It currently holds a 4.93 rating on goodreads.com and is climbing the charts daily. ~ Words, Dana Miller
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EBook Review: Meet Franklin Bean by Emmy Swain
This is a fantastic read for children. It shows realistic issues that are faced in everyday lives everywhere.
Meet Franklin Bean is a beautifully illustrated book that covers bullying, dangers about crossing the road, building courage to find new friends, moving house & single parent family worries.
My son loved the illustrations & the story about a boy finding a dog that becomes his best friend. Now he is asking if we can get a dog too!
Can’t wait to read more about Franklin Bean and Pancho Frijoles. ~ Katie Turner from Kindle Book Review
Life lessons linked with fantasy, create a book that any age will enjoy. Emmy has captured this in a world of her own. Her imagination is endless.
Emmy is now on a journey to enrich the world with smiles. They are free, healthy and often, very contagious.