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New Coloring Book Range For Imagination Books, And A New Creative Direction For ONCO

Imagination Books, a division of the ONCO publishing group, has launched a brand new initiative designed to bring two fantastic new product lines in front of the reading public. The “Joyful Art Coloring” range will be a selection of high quality greyscale coloring books, and the “Come Play With Me” range will be a series of story books with some delightful bonus features.

The first coloring book in the new “Joyful Art Coloring” range from artist Judy Mastrangelo, Fantastic Creatures to Color, has already been released and can be ordered from Amazon.com, or from Imagination directly.

The “Come Play With Me” range is designed to give young readers high quality illustrated storybooks in full color. There are several enhanced features which make these books as interactive for readers as possible. These books include fun filled activities, such as “How to Draw” pages, stickers, coloring pages and recipes.

“We have high hopes for these new ranges,” ONCO Vice-President Bruce Bennett explained last week. “Our hopes are for a series of books that will bring something new to the table for those who enjoy story books and those who enjoy greyscale coloring books. We want people to get the very best from these books. These are not only for kids—but for adults too.”

Artist and author Judy Mastrangelo hails from a Fine Art background, which makes her artwork stand out in the world of contemporary illustrated books. “Publishing my books is a wonderful opportunity to expose young people to Fine Art illustration,” she explained last week. “I have been told that my work follows in the footsteps of artists from the “GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION”, such as Beatrix Potter, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith, etc.”

Dusty Saddle Publishing, a division of ONCO, has already proven itself a market leader in the Western genre with top selling titles from Cherokee Parks, Robert Hanlon, Mark Baugher, M. Allen among many others. Their successful “Six Bullets to Sundown” series spawned ten volumes with strong sales and market reception.

You can learn more about these new books, Imagination Books and Judy Mastrangelo by emailing their press office at oncopublishing@gmail.com or by visiting their website at www.dspublishingnetwork.com. You can also order copies of the first coloring book in the series “Fantastic Creatures to Color” by visiting Amazon or by emailing oncopublishing@gmail.com. Copies of the “Fantastic Creatures to Color” can also be requested in MOBI format.

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Brand New Inspirational Card Deck From Judy Mastrangelo And Frances Munro Available Now

Artist and Author Judy Mastrangelo, and Spiritual Healer Frances Munro, announce a new “Joyful Inspirations” card deck and booklet, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. It is already available for purchase from Amazon and U.S. Games.

“Joyful Inspirations” is a 45-card gift deck with a 52-page inspirational booklet. It is published by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC. of Stamford, Connecticut.  The artwork is by Judy Mastrangelo.  Frances Munro, a world-renowned spiritual healer, provided the wisdom to channel the direction and accompanying affirmation for each painting.  Each card carries its own message in the guidebook that accompanies the deck, as well as an exercise, a prayer or an affirmation for you to do.

This card deck is intended to appeal to all ages – from Children to Adults, for the Young and “The Young At Heart.”

Featuring the dreamy artwork of Judy Mastrangelo, Joyful Inspirations cards invite you to join the caravan of flower fairies, dancing unicorns, friendly bunnies and a host of other joyful creatures who delight in spreading sunshine and rainbows.  Enjoy cricket concerts, carousels, and garden parties in this magical world of the imagination. Each card carries its own message in the guidebook that accompanies the deck.

About Judy Mastrangelo: Judy Mastrangelo is a world-renowned artist. She is known mostly for her fairy and fantasy art, and she also excels in the painting of many other themes, such as children, animals, landscapes, florals, etc.

Her work is licensed in several markets worldwide, including puzzles, wall murals, books, and art prints.  Judy daydreams about her paintings before she puts them on canvas. This preliminary technique of “Mind Painting” helps her develop imaginative works of art.

Websites:

http://www.judymastrangelo.com

http://www.themysticalvisions.com

Follow her on Twitter: @ArtbyJudyMaster; Facebook and LinkedIn

About Frances Munro: After training as a spiritual healer in 1997, Frances found an ability to channel information. Over recent years, she has worked in the UK, USA, Sweden and Norway, providing development courses, past life regression and blockage release, retreats, and her own set of channeled Woodland Wisdom Oracle Cards published by U.S. Games, Inc. Her down-to-earth teaching illustrates the need to use spiritual wisdom for every area of life.

Websites:

http://www.francesmunro.com

http://www.godworldwide.com

Follow her on Twitter: @FrancesBelper; Facebook and LinkedIn

This Is Judy and Frances’s second Inspirational Card Deck published by U.S. Games.  The first one on which they collaborated was entitled “INSPIRATIONAL WISDOM FROM ANGELS & FAIRIES.”

This new “JOYFUL INSPIRATIONS” deck is available for purchase now in the United States and will be available in the United Kingdom and worldwide after September 1st. You can find out more here (https://judymastrangelo.com/portfolio/shop/).

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Exclusive Publishing Contract For Bestselling Author And Artist Judy Mastrangelo

Talented author and artist signs an exclusive contract that will see her back catalogue and new releases on sale through Imagination Books, a division of Dusty Saddle Publishing.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.Feb. 21, 2017PRLog — It was announced earlier this week that Imagination Books, a division of Dusty Saddle Publishing, had agreed an exclusive contract with author and artist Judy Mastrangelo. This new contract will see her back catalogue, her audio books, and upcoming projects distributed through the company and will make her the latest addition to the Dusty Saddle Publishing family.

The conglomerate is already flourishing with new hits from perennials like Robert Hanlon, Bruce G. Bennett, Alex Cord and Cliff Roberts, which have turned the company into the highest performing Western publishing house of 2017.

Six new Judy Mastrangelo releases are in the works and could hit the market throughout the year. These would include a mix of children’s books, activity books, art books and audiobooks.

Judy Mastrangelo has also agreed to become a regular contributor to “Westerner” magazine—the Dusty Saddle Publishing quarterly publication. The first issue has moved over 11,000 copies. You can download your free copy here (http://westernermagazine.pagedemo.co/).

Imagination Books, a division of Dusty Saddle Publishing, also recently announced a video game project that could hit the market in 2017. This move would revolutionize the book industry.

You can learn more about Imagination Books, Dusty Saddle Publishing and Judy Mastrangelo by emailing their press office at Nick@nickwale.org. You can also learn more about Judy Mastrangelo by visiting her website at http://www.judymastrangelo.com.

Latest Interview with Judy Mastrangelo

An exclusive interview with one of the most prestigious children’s book authors of 2017. Meet Judy Mastrangelo!

Judy, it’s great to have you here. Thank you for agreeing to this sit down interview with me. It’s my pleasure. Thank you for doing this.

Why do you think people are still so interested in children’s books? What do you think it is about the mixture of words and images that excite people still? I suppose it harkens back to our experiences when we were young and the wonderful feelings we had entering into the Magical Land of Books. It is similar to watching a movie that we love. And yet reading a book is different in that we can add our own personal images and feelings to it in addition to the accompanying illustrations in a book or film.

Entering into the exciting world of literature is a wonderful escape from our everyday world. It gives us the opportunity to experience many adventures, and to identify with various characters, which we wouldn’t normally have to opportunity to do. This art form is very fulfilling, as is all art in general.

What were your favorite books as a child? Did these favorites impact the way you created your own? The earliest books I remember reading were A. A. Milne’s poetry book, “When We Were Very Young,” and Frank L. Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and the others in his series of Oz books.

A. A. Milne was the author of the Winnie the Pooh books. The lovely and simple line drawings in this poetry book fascinated me. As I dreamed on his lovely book, I was able to imagine all sorts of things. The poems were very sweet and captivating. And when I read several of Baum’s “Oz” books, I was immediately drawn into his delightfully imaginative world. Both of these books, and others like them, had a deep and lasting influence on my books that I was later to create.

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Artist and Author Judy Mastrangelo Rolls Into New Markets with a New Series of Great Products

Author and Artist Judy Mastrangelo has broken into new markets with her popular artwork as new products head onto the market, including jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards and cross-stitch patterns.

LEICESTER, EnglandFeb. 1, 2017PRLog — It was announced earlier this week that artist and author Judy Mastrangelo would be moving her art into several new and exciting projects.

One of the first to arrive is a brand new 500 Large Piece Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle from “BITS AND PIECES” Puzzle Company called “PUPPY DOGHOUSE.” It is available to purchase from the company’s website now (http://m.bitsandpieces.com/product/puppy-doghouse-500-piece-jigsaw-puzzle/500_piece_jigsaw_puzzles) and will be available from Amazon.com.

Her painting “GARDENING ANGEL” is also being made into a puzzle by this company.

12616530-new-art-and-products-from-judy-mastrangeloOther projects that will be hitting the market over the new few months are as follows:

1. Her new inspirational Card Deck from US GAMES, Inc. entitled “JOYFUL INSPIRATIONS” that she illustrated, with text by Frances Munro.

This is Judy and Frances’s second deck with US GAMES. Their first deck was entitled “INSPIRATIONAL WISDOM FROM ANGELS & FAIRIES” and can be purchased at https://judymastrangelo.com/2015/09/20/inspirational-wisdom-from-angels-fairies/

2. Judy has just been signed by a new book publisher who will be publishing her books in hard copy, which you can purchase online or in book stores worldwide.

Her first two audiobooks, “THE STAR,” and “WHAT DO BUNNIES DO ALL DAY?” are set to go live on Amazon.com very soon.

Currently, all her books are available as Kindle Ebooks only and more information can be found by visiting https://judymastrangelo.com/portfolio/books/

3. New murals from MAGIC MURALS will also be hitting the market and more information about these great murals can be found at this link: (https://www.magicmurals.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=judy+mastrangelo)

4. New cross stitch patterns from HEAVEN AND EARTH DESIGNS will also be released throughout 2017:

(https://heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=judy+mastrangelo)

5. New cards are being added to her line of custom made all-occasion greeting cards that you can see on her website: (https://judymastrangelo.com/portfolio/greeting-cards/)

Currently, these greeting cards can be shipped to the USA only.  Soon they will also be available to be shipped worldwide.

VALENTINE’S, ST. PATRICK’S DAY, ANNIVERSARY and THANK YOU cards are only a few of the categories of her beautiful cards.

6. New tubes from DIGITAL ART HEAVEN will also be released this year:

(http://www.digitalartheaven.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_176_177)

7. In addition, Judy has several prints, in many sizes, framed and unframed, which can be shipped worldwide from her two art collections from Art.com and Amazon.com.

The painting “FAIRY WEDDING” is one of her lovely pieces in these collections. Wouldn’t it be a perfect gift for VALENTINE’S DAY? You can find out more about this product by checking out these two links:

AMAZON.COM

ART.COM

More details on these projects can be found by visiting Judy’s official website www.judymastrangelo.com where you can also sign up for Judy’s official newsletter.

HOLIDAY PRODUCT INTERVIEW #5: EBOOKS

cover-imageAre you looking for something special this Christmas? Why don’t you check out some of the great products currently for sale by artist and author Judy Mastrangelo. You can check out her FANTASTIC new holiday product interview by clicking right here. Act quickly though… These products may sell out quickly… If you like what you see… grab it!

If you want to learn more about Judy Mastrangelo you can check out her latest fantastic interview about her love of movies right here.

A Night At The Movies With Artist Judy Mastrangelo: Take 7

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

 

cover-image-7-240x300This wonderful new interview series with Judy Mastrangelo is all about the movies. This is a seven part series… Let’s delve in!

Films have always inspired my life and my art, ever since I was young.  They fulfill needs for fantasy, excitement, etc., which can be experienced vicariously by everyone who loves to partake in the adventure of this delightful art form.

I don’t watch movies all day long, only when I have some time to spare for them.  But many great movies stay with me forever in my memory. Several of the films I mention here, I’ve seen several years ago.  But they were so enjoyable that sometimes they will come to mind, and I’ll enjoy thinking about them and the actors who were in them.  I find the realm of film a magical place of enrichment for my soul, since when I visit it, I can become other characters, visit fascinating lands, and partake in exciting adventures.

Personally, I enjoy both the old and the new films.  They each have something to offer.

  • Mysteries:

    SHERLOCK HOLMES – To my mind, BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE portray the perfect Sherlock Holmes duo.  This early series, based on the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is set during the Second World War.  But even though this time period was not Doyle’s original intention, it is still delightful.  Once in a while, I make a mistake and refer to Basil Rathbone as “Sherlock Holmes.”  Sometimes actors become so very believable as their characters that people tend to really identify them with these fictional characters.

    My second favorite Sherlock Holmes series done in 1984 stars Jeremy Brett. It was set in the actual time that Doyle intended it to be in.  JEREMY BRETT’s portrayal is very believable as the nervous, brilliant and quick-witted sleuth.

    Sci-Fi and Fantasy:

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – A great futuristic film by Stanley Kubrick based on the story by Arthur C. Clarke (1968). Kubrick always has great use of music, and the opening bars of “THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA” by Richard Strauss is an extremely memorable opening to the film.

    STAR TREK – My favorite Star Trek series is the original one, with Leonard Nimoy as Spock and William Shatner as Kirk. I also very much enjoy the TV series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION starring the great Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The stories were wonderful, as was the acting, etc.  All of the Star Trek movies were great also.

 

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HOLIDAY PRODUCT INTERVIEW #4: ART PRINTS, PERSONALIZED GREETING CARDS AND A NEW TUBE COMPANY

 

hold-300x255Are you looking for something special this Christmas? Why don’t you check out some of the great products currently for sale by artist and author Judy Mastrangelo. You can check out her FANTASTIC new holiday product interview by clicking right here. Act quickly though… These products may sell out quickly… If you like what you see… grab it!

If you want to learn more about Judy Mastrangelo you can check out her latest fantastic interview about her love of movies right here.

 

A Night At The Movies With Artist Judy Mastrangelo: Take 6

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

 

ju-254x300This wonderful new interview series with Judy Mastrangelo is all about the movies. This is a seven part series… Let’s delve in!

Films have always inspired my life and my art, ever since I was young.  They fulfill needs for fantasy, excitement, etc., which can be experienced vicariously by everyone who loves to partake in the adventure of this delightful art form.

I don’t watch movies all day long, only when I have some time to spare for them.  But many great movies stay with me forever in my memory. Several of the films I mention here, I’ve seen several years ago.  But they were so enjoyable that sometimes they will come to mind, and I’ll enjoy thinking about them and the actors who were in them.  I find the realm of film a magical place of enrichment for my soul, since when I visit it, I can become other characters, visit fascinating lands, and partake in exciting adventures.

Personally, I enjoy both the old and the new films.  They each have something to offer.

  • FILMS ABOUT FAMOUS PAINTERS:Michelangelo:

    THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY with Charlton Heston as the great artist and Rex Harrison as the Pope Julius II. This 1965 movie is beautifully done and filmed on location.  It’s fascinating to see Michelangelo in the process of painting the Sistine Chapel, and all of the conflict and turmoil that went into the creation of this masterpiece.

    Van Gogh:

    LUST FOR LIFE – In this 1956 film, Kirk Douglas portrays the sensitive and troubled artist Vincent Van Gogh.  I feel it is one of Douglas’s greatest films.  He was a great choice for the part, since he even resembled Van Gogh.

    Rembrandt:

    Charles Laughton beautifully portrays the famous artist Rembrandt van Rijn in this 1936 film.  He brings this unfortunate genius to life for us.  Today, this great artist’s original paintings command millions of dollars, but when he was alive, he could barely get enough money to buy food and art supplies.  It was so sad.  Laughton, who really resembles the artist in this old film, does a wonderful acting job.

    Beatrix Potter:

    MISS POTTER ~ 2006 ~ About the life of artist Beatrix Potter.  She is beloved for her children’s book animal stories and illustrations. This film was a great delight for me, since I am a great fan of Beatrix’s artwork.

 

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