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Monday, July 2, 2012

The Buzz: Bethany Lopez & Sheri Fink

Chances are you've already heard of these two amazing authors, but I had the pleasure of going to lunch with these lovely ladies over the weekend. Lucky me!

Bethany is known all over the blogging world for her Stories About Melissa series and Sheri's The Little Rose is the #1 best-selling children's book on amazon. Let's just say I was very excited to sit down with them and pick their brains.

Here's a little more about their books:

Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
(Find Bethany here)

Ta Ta For Now!  
Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.

Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, and Jimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can’t help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life.

Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months? 

The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink
(Find Sheri here)

The Little Rose
The Little Rose is a timeless, heartwarming story about embracing who you really are. Finely detailed, irresistible illustrations bring to life this endearing story of the Little Rose growing amongst a bed of weeds.

Teased by the ugly weeds around her, the Little Rose nearly gives up but then learns to accept and love herself for what she really is, a beautiful rose.

The Little Gnome
Set in a Victorian garden, The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about an adorable garden gnome experiencing the wonder of the four seasons for the first time.

When Summer changes to Fall and then to Winter, the Little Gnome learns to look for the good in change. The enchanting story helps kids of all ages embrace change while learning about the seasons.

Have any authors inspired you with their success lately? Who and how?


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Jessica. I had a wonderful time and cannot wait until our next luncheon!

  2. They look like a fun read. :-)

  3. I do love it when authors pay it forward to others!! :) Thank you for sharing!

  4. Three of my favorite writers in one place! Too much fun. Thanks for sharing.