Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Jennifer Gladen is a children’s author, mother of three and teacher who lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She has written several children’s books, stories and articles, and started her own Catholic e-zine titled My Light Magazine. When not writing, teaching or mothering, she enjoys singing in her local parish choir on Sundays.

JENNIFER'S NEW BOOK:   Teresa’s Shadow

Released October 2010; Guardian Angel Publishing

Teresa’s Shadow is about a young girl who finds a monster in her room. What would you do? In an effort to face her fear of the dark, Teresa makes a friend and helps Corky find his way home.

One night at bedtime Teresa discovers Corky, a furry visitor, in her room. Corky is no ordinary monster. In fact he seems just as scared as Teresa. Teresa soon realizes she must help Corky get home. But how can she when she’s afraid of the dark and Corky is afraid of the light?


Teresa shivered in her robe and clutched her stuffed animal, Mr. Froggie. “It’s not real,” she said to herself. But her heart pumped as if it were about to explode. Her boney legs wobbled like jelly.

With Mr. Froggie in hand, Teresa took a deep breath and pulled the doorknob. Instead of an empty closet, she saw glassy, yellow eyes staring back at her.

You can find Teresa’s Shadow at:
Guardian Angel Publishing: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/teresas-shadow.htm

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Teresas-Shadow-Jennifer-Gladen/dp/1616331038

Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Teresas-Shadow/Jennifer-Gladen/e/9781616331030/?itm=1

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Nancy Famolari said...

Love the cover. Good luck with your books!

billkirkwrites said...

Nice teaser, Kathy. You gotta wonder what those glassy yellow eyes are all about. Congrats, Jennifer, on the release of your book.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Wow! Love that excerpt! Very exciting.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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Margot Finke said...

Jennifer's book sounds very kid friendly. Loved the book sample too.

Best of luck with it.

Margot's Magic Carpet - All my books on one page.

Magdalena Ball said...

Sounds like a lovely book for young children, to help them deal with fears.

kathy stemke said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting everyone.

Jennifer's book is wonderful!

Mari said...

Well now I want to know what happens!Fear is such a big thing for kids. What a fabulous way to address it. Best of luck with the book Jennifer!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Dealing with fear is a universal theme that you have handled very well.

Best wishes,

Jacqueline Seewald
children's picture book

Jennifer Gladen said...

Thanks for stopping by and for all the comments! You guys are the best. I had lots of fun writing this one :)The illustrator did great

Kit said...

Congrats Jennifer, looks good- Thank you Kathy for nice nibble!
Kit Grady

Karen Cioffi said...

Great cover and excerpt. I'm sure kids will love.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Sounds good to me.

Virginia S Grenier said...

Sounds like such a cute book. I cannot tell you how many times my girls have had me looking for monsters under their beds or in the closet.

Donna M. McDine said...

Terrific synopsis! Quite intriquing!

Best wishes for your continued success,
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