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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

Reading at the Pajama Program

On November 3, there will be a reading at The Pajama Program. It will take place at the Neptune Head Start Program, in Neptune City, New Jersey.

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 […]

Sharing the Magic and Adventure

Spring Tree Press Blossoms with books like flowers…………..   Sharing the Magic and Adventure in May, J.L. Kimmel is delighted to say:  “Happy Enchanted books are on their way”!   Children’s hospital library recipients: City of Hope, Los Angeles CA New York Presbyterian Weill/Cornell Medical Center, New York City St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN  Sloan-Kettering […]

2013 Nautilus Silver Award!

The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle is now a recipient of the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award for Young Adult Fiction!  Nautilus Book Awards Silver and Gold Winners are carefully selected in a unique three-tier judging process by experienced teams of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, book store owners, and leaders in the publishing industry. ____________________________________________________________________________   The Nautilus Story Recognizing […]

Shipping For The Holidays!

All ready to go out into the world and enchant!

IRELAND BOOK LAUNCH – December 8 -16

“Sean the rabbit thief, our little hero, is coming home        to Glanteenassig and the Glen!”   J. L. Kimmel, David Ceccarelli and The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle will do a book launch beginning in County Kerry, Ireland. Details of events, readings, and  meetings to follow!        

The Bluebird and the Hummingbird

On March 24 Dr. Anne Marie Evers said “Thank you, thank you, thank you Janine for helping me first of all to take possession of this wondrous, precious gift (Vision) and then to use it the highest good of all mankind.” Read the 2 blogs of how she was inspired to remember of a hummingbird […]

A Little Magic Goes A Long Way (Thailand)

In honor of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi for her courage, elegance and unyielding determination to stand by her principles of human dignity; and to support the education and creativity of Burmese Refugee Children living at the Thai Freedom House in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we are donating copies of J.L. Kimmel’s ‘The Magic Gown‘ and  […]

Quote of the Day on the Brummet’s Conscious Blog

“I’m delighted to say that the most extraordinary things happen – even when times are extraordinarily difficult. …I see everything as an initiation – it is transformational. …I’ve learned a lot about allowing and patience and tenacity. …There will be people that won’t get your work, but you keep moving forward. Things take time. In […]

Yocheved’s Letter

Spring Tree Press is delighted to share a letter to J.L. Kimmel about ‘The Magic Gown’ from a wonderful, creative, 10 year old girl. In her mother’s words, she had never seen her daughter so excited while reading a book and that her daughter is a  ‘voracious reader’. Thank you Yocheved!


Nizella the Fairy Queen brings even more magic to the children’s workshops!

An amazing creative artist herself and unbelievable helper, Emma Offen, dressed as Nizella the fairy queen, a character from ‘The Magic Gown’ book. Thank you my dear friend, Emma! Thank you Begonia! (this one of kind couture costume was designed and made by Linda ‘Begonia’ DeAngelis) photo by Robert Ender