This year, I bring you something a little bit different...12 Holiday Excerpts and Flash Fiction!
Lacey L. Bakker's picture book, Panda the Very Bad Cat, Santa Claws is a mischievously fun Christmas romp! Check out the excerpt (illustrations included!) below...
Lacey L. Bakker is internationally published over a dozen times for various publications such as Women’s World Magazine (November 2015, June 2016, October 2016, February 2017, April 2017, July 2017, March 2018, June 2018, July 2018, August 2018, December 2020 )and Chicken Soup for the Soul (Laughter is the Best Medicine, 2020, and Think Positive; Live Happy, 2019), and Best Health Magazine (April 2017).
She has also been featured in The Hamilton Spectator, November 2019, Hamilton author asks readers ‘How far would you go?’ (hamiltonnews.com), the Sachem and Gazette for International Women’s Day, and on Angie’s Diary (blog). https://angiesdiary.com/interviews/interview-with-l-l-colling/ and she's an award-winning author (best local author winner), 2020, The Sachem Reader’s Choice Awards.
My story, Number 7, was featured on the Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast on June 25th.
My books are available in 14 different countries worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Netherlands, and India. They are available in all 50 states in Barnes and Noble and in Walmart United States. You can find reviews of my books on Good Reads (search LL. Colling) and Amazon (Canada and US) under Lacey L. Bakker and LL Colling.
My book Advice from a Publisher (Insider Secrets to Getting Published) hit number 1 on Amazon in Canada on May 3, 2020, and debuted at number 3 on Amazon in the US on the same day. My children’s book, The Adventures of Milan and Friends, Baseball Bedlam, also hit number 1 on Amazon in Canada on May 22, 2020, and number 3 on Amazon in the United States on the same day. My book, The Magic Pumpkin Farmer, was also on the Amazon Best Sellers List in August 2020. Nominated in 2019 for Best Local Author in Hamilton.
I was awarded Best Commercial Booth by the Binbrook Agricultural Society in 2017. I’ve taught writing workshops at Mohawk College, Grimsby Public Library, Sherwood Library, Terry Berry Library, Turner Park Library and was a guest speaker at Sheridan College for the illustration and design program. I’ve also been a guest speaker at various elementary and secondary schools and was a guest speaker at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in 2018.
I own 25 copyrights and am the owner of TFP Productions, my film and media company established in 2016. I am a member of the Society of Authors (UK) and a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) in Canada. My background is in Marketing and Advertising, Children’s Literature, and Publishing. I have completed continuing education in New York City, Toronto, Boston, and London, England. I have completed Consumer Neuroscience and Neuromarketing with Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) with a final grade of 88%. I’ve completed Viral Marketing & How to Craft Contagious Content at Wharton with a final grade of 95%, and I am currently enrolled in Writing for Science at Stanford.
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