June 14, 2009

Meet Children’s author Mosetta M. Penick Phillips-Cermak

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As a newly minted grandfather I am very interested in  children’s book’s and over the next two days I have the privilege

of meeting Mosetta M. Penick Phillips-Cermak.

Book Title: The Magic of Laven-Rock

Author: Mosetta M. Penick Phillips-Cermak

ISBN: 9780981777733

Publisher: PM Moon Publishers, LLC

Genre: Children

Additional Features:

hardcover/68 pages/approx. size 8.25 x 10.75/trade

Price: $29.95


The people of K’briadron lived an idyllic life. Purple and blue magic created by the Jockspurs supplied their every need. That is, until the coming of the Lockstick.


Princess Kaylin Veronica and her cousin, Prince Theodore, escape the confines of their royal lives and set out to find the being who caused so many problems in their land.


Written by the author of The Wishing Flower, The Magic of Laven-Rock is a delightful fairy tale adventure where children learn that sharing is much better than fighting, and that people throughout the world are not so very different than themselves.


Author’s Bio:

Mosetta M. Penick Phillips-Cermak, Ph.D. lives with her two Labrador Retrievers, one black and one yellow, and two Siamese cats in West Park, Ohio. Dr. Penick Phillips-Cermak is the mother of two, grandmother of two, and great grandmother of two. A native of Cleveland Ohio, from a family of educators, she is a retired psychotherapist/counselor and a teacher of many years. Over the years, she has taught everything from kindergarten through teacher education, English, psychology and sociology. Mosetta’s first short, short story was published in the local newspaper when ,at the age of ten, she won first prize in a creative writing contest. In college, her literary essays and short stories were published in the colleges’ literary magazine, The Spectrum. Eventually, she rose to serve as editor-in-chief of the very same magazine. A woman with a myriad of talents, she performed as both an instrumentalist and vocalist, played the piano and flute, as well as teaching chorus, and both instruments. She is also a dog trainer, registered with the State of Ohio to train and certify Handicap Assistant Dogs. A relatively well-known speaker in the Cleveland area, this writer has presented more than a dozen papers and workshops throughout the State of Ohio. A minister ordained in 1980, she states that her main strength resides in her absolute faith and tenacity, a desire to know all that is knowable, a love of research, and the ability to consistently identify the truth of any subject matter. She is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), has attended numerous writers’ workshops, and is currently active in a critique group. She also has completed several other short stories, a children’s interactive picture book to teach educational concepts, and her first middle-grade children’s fantasy novel that she expects will be published soon.

Book Cover: attached

– Quantity Offered- Unlimited

– Delivery strategy-Purchase on-line:



Publisher’s Graphics Bookstore


Alibris Books


Current online reviews:

“The Magic of Laven-Rock.(Brief article)(Children’s review)(Book review)”

from Literature and Periodicals Library provided by thefreelibrary.com

URL: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Magic+of+Laven-Rock-a0192000680



 contact info: publisher@pmmoonpublishers.com

Website: http://www.pmmoonpublishers.com


Book Award Nomination:

The Magic of Laven-Rock, written by Dr. Mosetta Penick Phillips-Cermak has received a national nomination for The Independent Publisher Book Award for 2008. It is also in contention for the Great Lakes Region’s award for children’s books.


1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for this. I too, since having become a Grandpa (about a decade ago now), have become more interested in kids’ books. 🙂

    The Old Silly From Free Spirit Blog

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — June 15, 2009 @ 9:36 am | Reply

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