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 100 students, plus teachers, from 2nd grade to sixth at two schools walked through THE MAGIC DOOR OF YOUR IMAGINATION.         Janine... Read More

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 lessons we’ve learned and how they will influence our goals in the new year. Joseph Campbell’s inspiring quote we often referenced for The Art... Read More

Book Signing with J.L. Kimmel

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

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 Cancer Center,... Read More

VOYA Perfect Ten Title

A VOYA Perfect Ten title is considered to be a must-read and a must-buy by many young adult school and public librarians! With over 1,100 reviews of young adult books in VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) in print and online in 2012, our reviewers awarded only thirty-one titles (2%) the Perfect Ten: a 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads was dying to read it yesterday). This story will... Read More

2013 Nautilus Book 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... Read More

Bank Street Bookstore Event!

We are so thankful for everyone who came out this past weekend for the Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle event! We had a great time reading and drawing with all of the participants. Hope to see you at another event soon!   #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1... Read More

TYRRC IN IRELAND! December 2012

  On Saturday, December 8th Janine Kimmel and David Ceccarelli were at the Dingle Bookshop in County Kerry, Ireland introducing and signing thier new book “The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle”.   These fantastic December events are being followed by: – an interview in The Kerryman on Wednesday, December 12th – and a reading on Friday, December 14th at The Dingle Library.     Both Janine and David are... Read More

Fly to New York with ‘IL Tirreno’

il Tirreno / Prato 02 novembre 2012 (Il Tirreno is an Italian newspaper. Below is a translation of the article in English)   Prato, next week, will fly to New York with  the Yawning River Rabbit. ______________________________________________________________________________________ http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/prato/cronaca/2012/11/02/news/vola-a-new-york-grazie-a-un-coniglio-che-sbadiglia-1.5963239   At the Bank Street Book Store on Broadway... Read More

‘Strategies For Living’ Podcast Interview

 David McMillan w/ author J. L. Kimmel Article Posted October 5, 2012            The Yawning Rabbit River Chronical      Who wants to go on an adventure?                 -Podcast Interview Link-  Read More


Market Watch – The Wall Street Journal Press Release  Read More

THANK YOU to the 1st & 2nd graders of the Keansburg School!!

It was WONDERFUL and INSPIRING to talk about writing stories and about being a writer and an artist with you ALL! I was so HAPPY to share my art scrolls with you of the magical doorways, landscapes and characters paintings. Remember, the story you write can start with one image from your imagination !!!! ~J.L. Kimmel  Read More