Angie's first self published book "Cub's Wish" was launched on January 18, 2017. She instantly became a #1 Hot New Release, and an Amazon best seller. Amazon sold out of her books, due to high demand, on her first day. The book also reached the top 3000 of ALL 11 million+ Amazon books, ranking a debut at #2,767. Cub's Wish also earned its first 5 star review from Reader's Favorite.
In May of 2017, Cub's Wish received it's first awards of an Honorable Mention from the Paris Book Festival, and an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival.
In June of 2017 Cub's Wish received First Place in the distinguished Purple Dragonfly Awards in the Picture Book Category. Cub's Wish also received an Honorable Mention from the New York Book Festival. The book achieved Best Seller status at the first bookstore selling Cub's Wish (Pipe & Thimble Bookstore, Lomita)
July brought a 5 star rating and a feature spot from the book review site Authors Talk About It, and Honorable Mentions from the Pacific Rim Book Festival and the Hollywood Book Festival/ Children's Book Publishing named Cub's Wish one of the top 10 books that teach kindness.
The fall months were filled with great accolades! October 2017 started with the good news of Cub's Wish winning the Author's Talk About It Book Cover Contest. The book received hundreds of more votes then any entry in all categories and won by 58% . November brought more good news of a First Place award for her Children's book through ATAI and a First Place award in the coveted Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. Cub's Wish was also honored by being a Certified Good Read Through ReadingWithYourKids.com
Angie ended the year with 2 invitations to participate in City Holiday Parades - San Pedro City and The Redondo Beach Holiday Stroll. Stores along the parade routes stocked Cub's Wish in support of her appearance. Angie, along with her panda mascot, has since appeared each year as the starting guest in the Holiday Stroll Parade
2018 started out with flying colors! To celebrate the first year of Cub's Wish in print, Angie launched the e-book version on Amazon and it quickly hit the #1 best seller spot, and #1 Hot New Release. The e-book received a second place award in the Purple Dragonfly contest through Story Monsters Ink.
In this year, Angie was a guest on several podcasts and live radio shows, talking about her writing journey. The Torrance cable show Faces of Torrance, did a feature episode of Angie and her journey, (now on Youtube). Voyage L.A. also did an on-line magazine feature of Angie in their December issue. Blessings kept coming! Her appearance on the Author's Show lead to the award and recognition of the 2018 Top Female Author in the Children's Category, as well as winning a spot in the Author's Show 50 Writers You Should Be Reading. Yet there was another great end to a very full year. The CBWLA, the group that Angie sits on the board of, won Grand Prize for Kayla Wayman - Junior Time Traveler, Lost in the Stream, in the Royal Dragonfly Contest, which Angie contributed a chapter to.
2019 started out great with the release of Cub's Wish in Spanish - El Deseo de Osito, and French- Le Souhait du Bebe Panda. The Buela Remer Legacy - a service for the visually impaired, picked up the book to have printed in Braille. In the summer, the Italian version was launched - Il Sogno di Cucciolo, and several other languages are in the works.
Angie's wish was coming true by having her book accepted in to 3 Barnes and Noble stores - Hunting ton Beach CA, Torrance CA, and Boston MA. Big author events and book signings took place where Angie sold out of store stock at each event, totaling over 75 books combined. She has since been invited to return to the B&N locations to participate in Author Conventions, being among New York Times Best Selling Authors and Award Winning Writers. Other book stores have picked up the books to carry as well for physical and online sales.
Stay tuned! There is much more in store.
Cub's Wish is a tender story that brings out the sweet moments between parent and child. Cub wants to make sure he has the perfect wish for the wishing star to grant. Papa helps Cub realize that sometimes all you need to do is wish from the heart.
Through The Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBWLA), Angie has also gained publishing credits by having her writing samples included in 4 of the Story Sprouts Creative Writing Anthologies: Story Sprouts, Story Sprouts: Voice, Story Sprouts: Setting, and Story Sprouts: Conflict. She also took part in contributing to the CBWLA's first novel - Kayla Wayman Teen Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream.
Kayla Wayman, Teen Time Traveler: Lost in the stream is a tale of big adventure, second chances, and the power of a family's love. The novel includes valuable extras for young writers and classroom discussions.
The Story Sprouts Anthologies are collaborative works which are geared toward helping writers fine-tune their craft and educate in all areas necessary to build a story.