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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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HOLIDAY PRODUCT INTERVIEW #3: INSPIRATIONAL CARD DECK FROM U.S. GAMES, ART PLATES, NIGHT LIGHTS & ART PRINTS FROM GREAT ART NOW

 

BOX COVER-Are 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.