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Wednesday, June 3

Meet the Flutters from BAD FAIRY by Elaine Kaye / IWSG


PLEASE HELP ME TO WELCOME MY MOM, ELAINE KAYE, FOR HER DEBUT MIDDLE GRADE BOOK BAD FAIRY!

AVAILABLE TODAY!

Title: Bad Fairy
Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book One)
Author: Elaine Kaye
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy Middle Grade
Length: 66 pages
Age Range: 8-12

BLURB: Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn't like rules, and it's just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure out how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on her.

Before she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad to worse?

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MEET THE FLUTTERS:


Thistle
Flutter Club Role – President
School – Level A (Average)
Nickname – Bad Fairy
Favorite Color – All shades of red, including pinks
Favorite Food – Cabbage patch stew
Personality – Spunky, tough, likes to pay back Dusty and Moss when they pick on her
Dislikes – RULES and BULLIES



Lilly
Flutter Club Role – Vice President
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Blue
Favorite Food – Blueberries
Personality – Sweet but no pushover
Dislikes – when Dusty and Moss play tricks on her best friend







Weedy
Flutter Cub Role – Active Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Dark green
Favorite Food – Dill
Personality – Prickly, sometimes rude, not afraid to say what’s on her mind
Dislikes – Drama queens and beauty queens.





Clover
Flutter Club Role – Active Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Pale green
Favorite Food – Clover flowers
Personality – likes to be in the spotlight and thinks she’s the leader
Dislikes – being told what to do and when Rose trades clover flowers with Lacey




Rose
Flutter Club Role – Active Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Pink
Favorite Food – Artichokes
Personality – sweetheart, shy, and is passionate towards other’s feelings
Dislikes – clover flowers and being left out






Lacey
Flutter Club Role – New Member
School – Level A (Average)
Favorite Color – Silver
Favorite Food – Clover flowers
Personality – nice to everyone, fashionista, and smart as a whip
Dislikes – getting rainwater on her wings





FLUTTER CLUB HELPERS:


EXCERPT:

     “Where have you been?” Clover asks when I fly in.
     Standing in front of the four Flutter members, I answer. “I’ll tell you later. We need to get down to business. Lacey wants to join our club. Should we let her?” I look at each member for some kind of response.
     “She’s a whiner,” Weedy says. “All she does is complain. If her wings get a little bit wet, it’s the end of the world to her. She says rainwater will dry them out and they won’t shine anymore. How pathetic is that?”
     Weedy never has a problem saying what’s on her mind. She’s a lot like Clover, but Clover is a little easier to get along with. Clover has chestnut-brown hair and gray eyes, whereas Weedy has short-cropped black hair and green eyes. And she always wears green, making her look like a real weed, especially if her hair is windblown.
     Rose speaks up. “Well, I like her. She’s always nice to me. She even trades her spinach and artichoke salad for my bag of clover flowers.”
     Rose is the sweetheart of the bunch, shy and extremely passionate toward other’s feelings. Rose is curvy and short with red, frizzy hair and hazel eyes. One reason I like her is she mostly votes the same way I usually do, the opposite way from the others.
     Clover glares at Rose. “Why don’t you ever swap lunch with me? You know how much I love clover flowers.” She pouts.
     “Because you don’t eat artichoke salads,” Rose says.
“I hope you choke on an artichoke,” Clover snaps with a fling of her hair.
     This has gone too far. “Girls! ‘A Flutter can never threaten another Flutter.’ That is rule number two. And what is rule number one?”
     “‘Love your fellow Flutter,”’ Clover mutters.
     “And Rose? What is rule number three?”
     “‘Consider your fellow Flutters’ feelings,’” Rose quotes. She walks over to Clover. “I apologize.”
I elbow Clover.
“Me too,” Clover mumbles.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster. Bad Fairy is her middle grade debut and the first of A Bad Fairy Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.



Thank you for sharing the Flutters with us, Mom. <3

Please leave a comment for Elaine Kaye. :)


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86 comments:

  1. As it turns out I've been following your mother on Twitter all along. Elaine's book sounds so sweet!! My granddaughters would love it.

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  2. I love the pictures. Congrats to your mom.

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    1. Thank you! The same illustration who does her picture books did them. :)

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  3. Congratulations to Elaine! Some of those fairies sound like trouble...

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    1. Thanks, Alex!

      They definitely get into some mischief. ;)

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  4. Congratulations to your mom on the new book! That's wonderful. And I like the cover too. :)

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful book. I'm wondering, how does she create a rule when she doesn't like rules? Hmm.

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    1. LOL! That's the problem. :P

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    2. I forgot to say you must be so thrilled for your mum. Two writers in the family; that is wonderful.

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  6. Congratulations to your mom! Those are such cute illustrations.

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    1. Thank you! We both had a lot of fun seeing the fairies come to life with the illustrations.

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  7. Very cool introduction to the characters. Major congrats to Elaine on her new release. May many, many readers find you. :)

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  8. The Flutters are adorable and the book sounds awesome! Off to share!

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  9. Congrats to Elaine. I've been seeing the pics you've been posting on IG and they are so cute.

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    1. They're so cute not to share everywhere. :D

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  10. I'd love to host Elaine and her books on my blog. Send me the information, and I'd love a guest post. I'll leave the subject to her. I have June 22 or 29th open. Let me know!

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda! I'm not sure if either of us have a topic for a guest post left in us, but I'll email you to see if a book blast would work. :)

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  11. Congratulations to Elaine! I would love to host her for a book tour style guest post, too!

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    1. Hey, Tyrean! Thank you so much! I'm not sure if either of us have a topic for a guest post left in us, but I'll email you to see if a book blast would work. :)

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  12. Writing is certainly in your family Chrys, good luck to your mother's book. A success I'm sure.
    Take care and stay well.

    Yvonne.

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  13. Congratulations to Elaine. Love Elaine's book cover and title.

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    1. Thank you, Rachna! The cover is too cute. :)

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  14. Congrats to your mom. Her new book sounds awesome!

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  15. How fun to feature your mother and her new release! Love the Bad Fairy concept. I'm always looking for MG books for my libary.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! We both hope you add this one to your library. :)

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  16. Congrats Elaine. And cute pictures of the Flutters.

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  17. Congratulations to Elaine! What an utterly charming story idea! Who doesn't love a wayward fairie? Rules? Seriously? :-)

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  18. Congratulations on the new release. And how cute are those fairies?

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  19. This post warmed my heart, Chrys! I love that you featured your mom, and the Flutters are darling. Wishing Elaine all the best with her book.

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    1. Thanks, Fundy! I love to feature my mom on my blog. <3

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  20. Congrats Elaine! I think the Flutters are adorable. All the best with you book release!

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  21. Congratulations! That book looks like great fun! Love the illustrations.

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  22. Grats to your mom! Sounds like a cute book!

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  23. That is a cute book with those lovable fairies. Love the illustrations. All the best to your mom with her writing career. So cool you are there to help her.
    JQ Rose

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    1. Thank you so much, JQ! I will always help her. <3

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  24. What a fun idea! I love the part of the main character having to work with her enemies. Cool twist.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Tamara. There's a couple of neat and cute twists with that. :)

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  25. Congratulations, Elaine! Chrys, thanks for introducing the Flutters here. They are adorable! I have a feeling that one of them is modeled after YOU. Rose?
    Did your mom illustrate as well? love the premise of the book, too. So fun!!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa!

      Ha! I'm not sure. I'll have to ask her. ;)

      The illustrator of the fairies is the same one who did the illustrations for her picture books. But the cover was done by her publisher.

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  26. Congrats to Elaine! I'm already enjoying the story and may finish it tonight. I love the images and descriptions shared here. Did Elaine do all the illstrations too? This has been a nice distraction from the crazyiness going on the world right now.

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    1. We are so happy that you're enjoying it. We're happy that it could bring you a touch of happiness and a smile during these times. <3

      No, she didn't do the illustrations for the fairies. The illustrator who does her picture books did. :)

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  27. Congrats to Elaine! I love her fairies. So cute :)

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  28. Love the fairies. Wishing Elaine much success.

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  29. Congratulations on the new book, Elaine! Looks like a winner :)

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  30. Congratulations to Elaine! The Flutters look too adorable and like lots of fun! Wishing you much success, mom!

    Elsie

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  31. This looks like a cute book for children. Does your mother do her own illustrations? I am always amazed at those who can "multi-task" like that.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. No, she does not. The same illustrator who did her picture books did these fairies. :)

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  32. Oh, the kids are going to love this! So cute. Congrats, Elaine!

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  33. This looks like such a fun read. Mega congrats.

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  34. It does look like a fun read. All the luck with this release, Elaine. Thanks for sharing this with your followers, Chrys. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for commenting, Victoria!

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  35. Congrats on the new release, Elaine! Love the fairy illustrations. My daughter read every fairy book she could get her hands on when she was in school. She's in college now, but still loves fairies. Happy IWSG, Chrys!
    Lori at https://lorilmaclaughlin.com

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  36. congrats on the new release elaine. sooooo darn cute. love their name, flutters. very creative
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Sherry! And for helping with her blog tour!

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  37. Well done Elaine. Can we expect a Battle Royle from the bad fairies?

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  38. Congrats to Elaine! Looks like great fun.

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  39. I love seeing all the fairy characters. So colorful!

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