Thursday, February 21, 2013

Michigan Literary Network Radio Interview

In case you missed my radio interview yesterday with the wonderful Sylvia Hubbard, founder of the Michigan Literary Network & Motown Writers Network, you can listen to it here.

If you're a teacher who is interested in learning more about bulk book discounts and/or my school presentations, which includes writing and editing topics, please contact me at kris at krisyankee dot com!

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Review and a Radio Interview

A HUGE thank you to my fellow hockey mom, Sheri Larsen, for reading and reviewing Cracking the Code: Spreading Rumors way back before it was published. Her review is posted here so please head over and see what she thought of TK and his buddies.

I'm so excited to share with you that I'll be on Michigan Literary Network's radio show from 5:30pm-5:45pm EST on Wednesday, February 20. I'll be speaking with Sylvia Hubbard, founder of the Michigan Literary Network & Motown Writers Network. I'm thrilled that they asked me to be on their show.  The show airs live on and is archived for listening later. After the show, it can be downloaded and listened to by going to, and then clicking on February 20. I hope you'll tune in or listen later. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Have a Kindle? Read my book!

Cracking the Code: Spreading Rumors is now available as an ebook through Amazon. If you've got a Kindle, or the Kindle app, why not download a free sample to see if your 4th-6th grader would be interested in the story.

In more exciting news, Hondo Carpenter, journalist and Spartan Nation Radio host, wrote the following after reading my book to his third grade son:

As a journalist I get literally hundreds of authors who want me to review their books either on my TV or radio show or in print.  I always inform them that I have to read it first.  I can't endorse or recommend something I am not aware of.
If you are a, "Hockey family" this book is immediately in your wheel house.  Surprisingly if you aren't a hockey family, it fits just as perfectly in your family.  Lost in today's, "Everyone gets a trophy for playing" mentality is the great lessons that sports can teach kids.  Some of my greatest moments in life, both good and bad are wrapped up in sports.
Yankee does a superb job of weaving a tale not as much around hockey, but about life.  As soon as I read the book I gave it to my son and he loved it.  It takes a skilled author to be able to weave a tale that not only can entertain adults, but kids also.
Don't hesitate!  The fact you are reading this review says that it has your interest, so do your family a favor and buy this book!
Hondo S Carpenter, Sr.
January 2013
I was absolutely thrilled by his words! Thanks, Hondo!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Visit The Trophy Mom's Blog and enter a giveaway!

I'm so thrilled that The Trophy Mom included me in her "Books to Boost Your Athlete's Reading Skills" post! She has some great books listed, and she agreed to use mine as a giveaway.

TM is a fellow hockey mom and is very involved in the Michigan youth hockey world. She's got a lot of great ideas for kids and parents of kid athletes, so I suggest that you not only hop over to her blog to enter the giveaway, but also visit her often.

If you're looking for a dad's perspective, please visit MiHockeyKid. He's also very involved in the Michigan youth hockey world, but gives it to you straight from a hockey dad's viewpoint. Great blog posts and a really great sense of humor.