Magic Door to Your Imagination (ages 7-10) With imagination and creativity, children will create a unique illustrated short story using an original Magic Door booklet as inspiration. To celebrate their success, each child will walk through a real magic door. Instructed by Janine Kimmel, award winning author and artist. An $8 supply fee payable to […]


Join Bridge of Books, a great nonprofit charity, for their bookfair. Purchase books to donate to children in need and come meet some great children authors too. CALL FOR THE TIME OF THE MAGIC DOOR EVENT Bridge of Books Bookfair Children’s Event, Bookfair Saturday June 04, 2016 9:00 AM

J.L. Kimmel’s THE MAGIC DOOR TO YOUR IMAGINATION – Storytelling & Imagery

Crossing the threshold’ is the turning point from the ordinary world to the magical world.   Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ― Roald Dahl   Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. -Albert Einstein   SO GRATEFUL … On April 27th & 29th over […]

The Shimmering World – 1 Day Workshop

October 18th 9 AM – 5:30 PM  

The Doorway to Your Imagination Workshop

Summer program, July 27-31, 2015    The Doorway to Your Imagination week long workshop at The Algonquin Theater Manasquan NJ. Students between 6 and 10 wrote their own illustrated stories and performed them on stage with Janine L Kimmel

“Creativity for a Cause” Art Show: Sunday April 26th

                                          On Sunday April 26th at WATERSPIRIT at the Stella Maris Retreat Center, Janine Kimmel will be among the featured artists for the “Creativity for a Cause” Art Show from 3PM – 6PM.  Enjoy free hors […]

Storybook Workshop: Doorway to your Imagination

On July 27-31, come experience the Storybook Workshop: Doorway to your Imagination at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan NJ. All Classes meet Monday through Friday. Discover role-playing and the world of make-believe by bringing an illustrated story to life! Author and Artist Janine L. Kimmel leads an imaginative five day workshop in which students will […]

The Dr. Anne Marie Evans Show

SHOW AIRS LIVE EVERY SATURDAY AT 12PM PST. This is an amazing radio show with a great story in here about the Springtree art work. It is so unexpected and touching; such a magic story by Dr. Anne Marie Evans.

Annual Authors Day: Storytelling and Illustration Workshop

On February 18, come to the Township of Ocean Intermediate School to the Annual Authors Day: Storytelling and Illustration Workshop for 6th graders.

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Book Give Away

On December 25, there will be 40 sets of The Magic Gown and The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle books being given away to share the magical stories on Market Street in Newark, New Jersey.

Private workshop

On December 31, J.L. Kimmel will be giving a private work shop for The Art of Storytelling & Illustration, & Magic Doorway Booklet Workshop for a family in Fair Haven, New Jersey.   This is a wonderful holiday gift from their Grandmother!

Pajama Program

On November 11,  at The Pajama Program- There will be Reading and crafts.

Middletown Library Summer Reading Event

The Art of Storytelling & Illustration workshop and Book Signing On July 31, 2-4 PM, We will be at Barnes & Noble in Holmdel, New Jersey for the  Middletown Library Summer Reading Event.      

Return visit to Keyport School

The Art of Storytelling & Illustration with the Magic Doorway Workbook  On July 23, I returned to visit the students at Keyport School for the Summer Enrichment Program in Keyport, New Jersey. Here are the students stories and illustrations.  

Visit to Keyport School

The Art of Storytelling & Illustration with the Magic Doorway Workbook  This was my first visit to Keyport School, in Keyport, New Jersey for the Summer Enrichment Program on July 1, 2014.  

Jonas Salk Middle School visit

Monday, June 16, 2014 Thank you to the Jonas Salk Middle School, Old Bridge NJ, Diane McGregor, all the teachers and students. On Monday June 16, 2014 over 75 students attended my The Art of Storytelling and Illustration presentation after some of them had read ‘The Magic Gown’ for class and started their own Imaginary […]

Bolger Middle School visit

Thursday, May 29, 2014 RABBIT NEWS !!!!!! a wonderful quote from a student from The Bolger School, Keansburg NJ, after reading The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle.  ” Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle taught me principles about how to solve life’s problems.” – Estrella T. 7th grade, 13 years old What an amazing day I had there […]

St. Leo’s Book Fair

On June 10, I will be at Barnes & Noble in Holmdel, New Jersey for St. Leo’s Book Fair. There will be a Book signing and The Art of Storytelling & Illustration workshop

Connections for Women

On June 9, There will be a Connections for Women creative workshop to: Manage Stress, Heal and Grow in Bangor, PA            

Upcoming Interviews & Events!

Mark your calendars!  J.L. Kimmel is an upcoming guest on a couple radio shows and will be presenting her new workshop in the upcoming months!   February 4, 2014 @ 8:10 AM EST Interview on Ray Carr Radio Show, Cincinnati OHIO.  Listen here!   March 1, 2014 @ 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST Soul Talk […]

January 2014 Newsletter

January 2014 Newsletter – To view the newsletter in its entirety, click here! Happy New Year! We hope you had a magical holiday season and look forward to a new year full of adventure, love and prosperity. 2013 was an exciting year and, as it has come to a close, we are reflecting on the […]

December 2013 Newsletter

Wonderful Things to Share! Have something you want to share?  Let us know!   On Thursday, December 12th, J.L. Kimmel will take her Art of Storytelling & Illustration workshop to Hollywood Schoolhouse and ra eading at Hollywood Schoolhouse Book Fair Friday December 13th @ 7PM in Los Angeles, CA. The Art of Storytelling in El Salvador was […]

Wonderful Article by J.L. Kimmel: A Doorway to Life in a Shopping Mall

It has been two and half years since I helped save a stranger’s life… It was wintertime and holiday season in New Jersey. In a beautiful holiday specialty market, in the midst of a bustling crowd, I was having a children’s book signing event for my book, The Magic Gown. Children could color their own […]

Interview with J.L. Kimmel

Interview with J.L. Kimmel, author of the work together with the Italian illustrator, David Ceccarelli. The story of a courageous rabbit thief, a vulnerable tortoise, of people “with” and “without” umbrellas that tells of life and the importance of forgiveness and tolerance. Read the Interview

The Art of Storytelling & Illustration is Heading to El Salvador!

J.L. Kimmel will be presenting her original workshop – The Art of Storytelling & Illustration – for grades 5th to 8th at several schools in El Salvador this month: The Escuela Americana, Academia Británica, Cuscatleca, Superate Raíces – San Salvador, Superate Hilasal – San Salvador, and Liceo Frances de San Salvador. The workshops are based on her experience writing the award […]

Book Signing with J.L. Kimmel

Saturday, November 23, 2013 5 pm book signing, reading, and discussion at Enigma Bookstore in Astoria, New York.

Barnes & Noble Event – Workshop with Janine

Educator Appreciation Workshop/Reception Join us for a workshop on children and the art of storytelling, with teen and children’s author Janine Kimmel. Janine, author of the award-winning The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicles, will lead the workshop, perfect for the Common Core Standards. Thursday October 17, 2013 6:00 PM The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway […]

Inspire Me Today

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others… Now I think I know the answer; it’s simple really, you know? I think. . . well, I think we’re all here just to be good to one another. Just that. This is a passage […]

J.L. Kimmel Interview with BITERadio July 8th @ 12PM is a Network of shows that focus on “Bringing Inspiration To Earth” – Our hosts focus on positive self-help and uplifting spiritual topics. On July 8th @ 12PM tune in here for J.L. Kimmel’s interview as a part of BITEradio’s Children’s Corner. The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle by J. L. Kimmel & David Ceccarelli