Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hooray! All the Way to 10 K!!!!

All right, we know we said we weren't going to write again about our pageview stats.  But if you will look over there—just to the right underneath the "translate" button—you will notice that we have over ten thousand (that's 10,000) pageviews on our counter.  We were so excited when we watched that number click over (Santa, too: none of his other elves have a blog and he is VERY proud of us) that we had an extra-special Elf Celebration. Usually we only have these on Christmas day, as any of you know who have read our stories, Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf and Bizzy, the Worrywart Elf.  But here's a reminder:

When Santa flies home every year in his sleigh
He throws us a party on each Christmas Day.
We feast and we frolic. (It’s kind of a perk
To celebrate ending our annual work.)
For after each elf belly finally is full,
We pull on our parkas and mittens of wool
Then, joining our hands in an elfentine ring
Which circles the Arctic, we dance and we sing.
Our finale is fireworks which fill the night sky
With curtains of color that shimmer so high!

If you look very, very carefully, you might be able to spot us in the circle of dancing elves. (We invited some non-Izzies to celebrate with us.)

Thank you, thank you, Dear Readers, for helping us reach this milestone!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (♥)

Bizzy, Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Quizzy, Tizzy, Whizzy (and H.I.E. Deedy)

Friday, October 24, 2014


 Fun Holiday Book with a Great Message, October 23, 2014
The book is a fun mix of both traditional and contemporary holiday charm! Frizzy is one of Santa's elves and she loves making dolls. However, she's always sad when Santa takes the dolls to deliver them to the children. So Frizzy talks with her friend Dizzy and decides that she must find a new toy to make - one that she won't miss when Santa delivers them on Christmas Eve.

It's a fun twist to see what Frizzy decides to do and also the outcome of her new toy-making adventures. The author includes some very up-to-date and funny references to technology throughout the book which the kids thought was great! I like the problem-solving aspect of the story and how Frizzy approaches her dilemma (and also how Santa and her friends help out along the way).

The story is actually written in verse and mimics the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas". I wasn't sure I would like this when we first got the book but it works really nicely with the story! My 10 year old and I read this book together so it was great to get into the rhythm of the poem as we read. And I also like the connection of old and new (old being the link to the original Christmas story and new being the fun introduction of technology throughout the book).  - Jacqueline Fisher,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Frizzy's Not the Only One Getting Great New Reviews! Hooray!

Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf: Santa's Izzy Elves #1
Home for the Holidays has a whole new meaning
This children's book has it all! Amazing pictures, a rhyming story line to grab a child's attention, and the magic of everything children love about Christmas...This one is sprinkled with enough realism and fantasy that it will be a family favorite during the holidays for many years to come. It's not only the children who love this book...Grandparents who share this story will become one of the best memories of childhood Christmas. An engaging 5 Stars!!
                                                                                                       - Peggy M.,

 Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf: Santa's Izzy Elves #2
This is such a cute story. My little one loves it. No matter how many times we read it he is entranced in the Story like he is hearing it for the first time. 5 Stars 
                                                                                                - Kera Montgomery, 
Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf:Santa's Izzy Elves #3
My grandchildren really loved the story of Dizzy the Stowaway Elf

My grandchildren really loved the story of Dizzy the Stowaway Elf. Thank you so much for the Christmas fantasy! It's always easy to spot a winner in the eyes of a child. 5 Stars
                                                                                                         - Goodreads Reviewer

We Izzy Elves LOVE people who write nice things about our stories. (Deedy likes them, too!) We're thinking of handing out Honorary Izzy Elf certificates to our Worthy Readers (if we can figure out how to deliver 'em)!

Thank you so much!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (♥)
Bizzy, Blizzy, Dizzy, Fizzy, Frizzy, Quizzy, Tizzy, Whizzy (and Deedy)

Wonderful New Review for Frizzy!

We Izzies love it when Frizzy gets a great new review.  She deserves it! Here's the latest:

I had a great time reading this book: such beautiful rhymes, illustrations and story, too!
I’d like to point out that the message brought about by Frizzy is not just for children – a lot of adults can definitely relate to it as well. Although the “poem” was really long, it did show that sometimes, you have to go through a trial-and-error process to find out that thing that you really want in life (yes, even kids go through that with their toys!). At least, the author did not create a shortcut to the story and give a solution right away.

The illustrations that come with the rhymes were also well done. I love how colorful they are and they portray the characters’ emotions very well, too. It is something that will definitely catch the attention of very young kids who might not yet be interested with the text.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today is a Big Day for Tizzy!

I just found out that the New Improved Downloadable Audiobook of my story, Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf, has been released!  Now it can be bought at, and the iTune stores!

(Anyone out there who has already bought the old version will be able to download the new version for free.)

Yee Haw!


P.S. Here's the link to buy it from  Hope you like it as much as i do!

Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf Downloadable Audiobook!

Tomorrow is a Big Day for Us Izzy Elves (or for 4 of us)

We are all very excited up here because tomorrow CDs are arriving here for the first four of our stories, Tizzy, the Christmas Shelf Elf; Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf; Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf and Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf!

Deedy read them all aloud at Rocking Horse Studio to make these recordings. (She says she pretended to be reading to her grandsons, but we know she was really reading to all of us.)
Then music was recorded at a studio on the other side of the world by Louisa, Ruth, Lucy, and Rowena Wise and put at the beginning and ending of each of these stories.

We know that CDs are very old-fashioned, and modern parents like to buy audio downloads instead, but Deedy says that some parents and most grandparents still like to have a CD to play when they are too tired to read one of these stories aloud to children for the 100th time!

We Izzies love listening to these over and over and over again!

Deedy says she will get them up on for sale as soon as she can figure out how to do this. Bizzy says he will help, but we all know that sometimes he doesn't know quite as much as he thinks he does.
Here are some excerpts, so you can hear what these sound like:

 Santa's Izzy Elves: Excerpt of Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf Audiobook
(now available from,, and iTunes.

(New, Improved version will be available soon from the above websites.) 

New Improved Version is NOW available from,, and the iTunes store. (See post above for link!)

Santa's Izzy Elves: Excerpt of Blizzy, the Worrywart Elf Audiobook
(New, Improved version will be available soon from the above websites.)

Santa's Izzy Elves: Excerpt of Dizzy, the Stowaway Elf Audiobook
(New, Improved version will be available soon from the above websites.)