Concetta M Payne
.....I was born in Queens, NY grew up in Bergen County, NJ and currently live in Pocono Summit, PA. My family consists of three grown children: a son and two daughters along with my extended family of three grown step-sons.
.....I've been blessed with twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Two of my youngest grandchildren inspired me to write my children’s stories. While playing with my grandson Justin and his racing game, I thought it would be more fun if all the racing cars had names. My broad imagination along with my grandson’s suggestions made my dream become a reality. My granddaughter Angie Bella’s intense and exuberant reaction brought joy to my heart.
....."BoBo the Race Car" and "BoBo Races on The Tricky Triangle: were released in 2009 and are available online at B&N and Amazon.com and other book stores "Bess the Book Bus" was released this past September.
....First, may I tell you a little bit about BoBo and his friends. It was an honor to have Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the founder and owner of the Pocono Raceway, endorse my BoBo stories. My BoBo stories are inspirational and also express the true meaning of friendship and determination. When you read BoBo the Race Car you will find out if he jeopardized his chance to win the big race, in order to help is friend. The third in a series "BoBo's New Challenge...Spike" is ready to be submitted. The main character of my BoBo stories are in memory of my mini poodle BoBo.
.....I would also like to tell you why Bess the Book Bus book is so dear to my heart. Bess is a real bus. Not a passenger bus, but a very very special bus. When you board Bess you will see stacks and stacks of children's books ready to be delivered to as many children as possible. Her owner and driver, Jennifer Frances from Tampa, Fl, travels state to state delivering free books to the underprivileged children. I am only one of many, that support Jennifer's worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from the Bess books benefits Jennifer's literacy mobile.
.....Come on board Bess and she will tell you about her many adventures as she traveled on her long and wonderful journey. Explore her World Cover to Cover!
.....Other past time pleasures, in addition to enjoying my family, include writing poetry, crocheting, home décor, gardening and making inspirational angels. They are Battenburg Lace pink angels honoring those women who are battling to survive breast cancer.
Concetta M Pay
P.S. There are many ways to enlarge a child's world. Love of books is the best of all. ~Jacqueline Kennedy