As Seen On Live TV – Paige Maddison Series Hits Indigo Yorkdale for the First Time, February 25th

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today. December 17, 2016.

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today. Dec 17, 2016.

J.R. Matheson and I are thrilled to be hosted by Indigo Yorkdale  Saturday, February 25th, beginning at 1 pm.

Thankfully I taped Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

Thankfully I taped Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

We are bringing the Paige Maddison Series, and our new bestseller, Shine Your LightAs Seen On Live TV! We cannot wait to meet the book lovers and talk about all things supernatural, spiritual, and ghosts. Thank you for having us.

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FOODFIC: But What Are They Eating? hosted Lee Bice-Matheson On What Our Characters in the Paige Maddison Series Eat?

Thank you kindly, Shelley Workinger, for having us on your blog – FOODFIC: But What Are They Eating? It was a fun look at our characters’ and what they like to eat.

Shelley is the author of the SOLID Series written for middle grade and YA readers. It is science fiction / fantasy genre.

Shelley is the author of the SOLID Series written for middle grade and YA readers. It is science fiction / fantasy genre.

Shelley is the author of middle grade and YA fiction for the series SOLID. For more about Shelley Workinger’s novels, and our interview please Click here: But What Are They Eating? 

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Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series featured on Carpinello’s Writing Pages

J.R. Matheson and I wanted to wish Cheryl Carpinello a huge thank you for having us on her blog – Carpinello’s Writing Pages. Cheryl is the author of middle grade, tween, and teen / YA medieval fiction stories.

Cheryl is an author and a retired Teacher who loves to write about Ancient and Medieval worlds. Thank you again Cheryl for hosting us.

Cheryl is an author and a retired Teacher who loves to write about Ancient and Medieval worlds. Thank you again Cheryl for hosting us.

We have been hosted by Cheryl once before for Destiny’s Gate, also. She is a kind supporter to tween, teen & YA ghost story writers

On the set with Producer of Daytime Simcoe, Deanne McCallum. She was most welcoming. Thank you Deanne for the invitation on the show.

On the ‘Live’ TV show with host Melissa Neuen, Daytime Simcoe. She was most welcoming. Thank you Melissa and Show Producer, Deanne, for the invitation on the show.

like us. Thank you so much Cheryl. For more on Cheryl Carpinello and her novels, or our interview, please Click on the Link here: YA WRITING TEAM IS BACK!

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Paige Maddison Series was ‘LIVE’ on Daytime Simcoe, Rogers TV Barrie, with host Melissa Neuen

Thankfully I taped Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

I taped Rogers TV Cable Barrie: Daytime Simcoe and here is our introduction.

Friday the 13th, paraskevidekatriaphobia, was the day Paige Maddison hit ‘live’ TV on Rogers

Here we are live on the air.

Here we are ‘live’ on the air, Daytime Simcoe.

Cable TV with host Melissa Neuen,

Lee pictured with host Melissa Neuen before the 'live' Daytime Simcoe TV show.

Lee pictured with host Melissa Neuen before the ‘live’ Daytime Simcoe TV talk show.

on Daytime Simcoe. I had so much fun on the set and with Melissa and Producer of the show, Deanne McCallum. In fact, my husband, Kevin, who helps to set up Sasha Grace and our book stand, and I, were also taped for a Happy 150th Canada movie. It was an action-packed hour! Melissa is passionate about her career and gracious with the guests. It was my first

Here is the mike for the live show. I am pointing to the jet pack in my back pocket and the mike is on my blue coat collar. Exciting experience on Daytime Simcoe. Thank you.

Here is the bodypack microphone for the show. I am pointing to the transmitter in my back pocket and the mike is on my blue coat collar. Exciting experience on Daytime Simcoe. Thank you.

time on TV and I couldn’t think of a better group of people to work with. I felt comfortable and welcomed. Thank you Melissa and Deanne! J.R. Matheson and I hope you enjoy the Paige

Here is the Paige Maddison Series on live TV. Rogers Cable TV Barrie, Daytime Simcoe.

Here is the Paige Maddison Series on ‘live’ TV. Rogers Cable TV Barrie, Daytime Simcoe.

Maddison Series.

Shine Your Light was highlighted on Friday the 13th. It has always been a day of good luck for author Lee Bice-Matheson. She is not a superstitious person.

Shine Your Light was highlighted on Friday the 13th. It has always been a day of good luck for author Lee Bice-Matheson. She is not a superstitious person.

Shine Your Light was highlighted on the show as it is our new release and best-selling novel. I am grateful Melissa asked a lot about Paige and her journey. Thank you kindly. If you are a subscriber to Rogers Cable TV: click here to see the show. Enjoy.

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Hold on to your Hat! Lee Bice-Matheson is ‘live’ on air, ROGERS TV Barrie talk show called Daytime

This will be Lee’s first appearance on ‘live’ TV. Mom-son writing duo were honoured Deanne McCallum invited Lee and J.R. onto the Daytime ‘live’ talk show on Friday, January 13th, 2017. J.R. is busy at The University of Toronto in his PhD program so Lee will represent the mom-son writing duo.

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today. December 17, 2016.

Thank Frank Matys for our interview. Orillia Today.
December 17, 2016.

Stay tuned for further information. It’s ‘live’ on Channel 10, Barrie. Thank you to Deanne for inviting the Paige Maddison Series authors on.

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Manticore Books: Christmas Book Signing for Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series

Lee and J.R. are pictured at their first book signing for Shine Your Light at Manticore Books, Orillia, ON. Thank you for having us. It was fantastic. Merry Christmas everyone.

Lee and J.R. are photographed at their first book signing for Shine Your Light at Manticore Books, Orillia, ON. Thank you for having us. Merry Christmas everyone.

J.R. Matheson and I were so honoured to have our first book signing for Shine Your Light at Manticore Books, downtown Orillia. We had a great afternoon! First of all, we were happy to share the day with local author Sherry Lawson and her new book. She made bannock from her grandmother’s recipe. It was tasty! Thank you Sherry!

We had many book lovers stop by our table and supported us, too! We thank you ever so much for your interest in the Paige Maddison Series. That is why we do what we do! We love talking to readers and those sharing the love of reading to their family members. Some surprises are in store on Christmas day 🙂

And we had many surprises. Frank Matys of Orillia Today stopped by and gave us an interview and took our photos. He may have an interesting take on the Paige Maddison Series. Also, Mehreen from The Packet and Times stopped by. She also interviewed us and took photos. Thank you to both reporters for taking the time out of your busy pre-Christmas schedule on the weekend, no less. We are truly thrilled you came by. And we had a visit from local Rogers TV and news reporter John Swartz and celebrity Deborah Wagner. John mentioned us twice in his regular column advertising the Manticore Books author signings. Thank you for the support fellow Sarnia-born native!

Our first set of business cards for Shine Your Light.

Our first set of business cards for Shine Your Light.

Next up, to our surprise, the original store owner, Don Ross, dropped in. He stocked my first novella, Wake Me Up Inside, Book One, in the series when it was released in 2012 and Destiny’s

Here we are with Don Ross, the original owner of Manticore Books. Thanks for coming by and for your words of encouragement.

Here we are with Don Ross, the original owner of Manticore Books. Thanks for coming by and for your words of encouragement.

Gate (released in 2014 with coauthor J.R.) and continued to do so until he sold the store to Michael Fredson who now stocks our series at Manticore Books. Mr.Ross was delighted to see the best seller ribbon on the poster for Shine Your Light and that we’ve continued Paige’s journey as a Mom-Son writing team. He said what an accomplishment this is especially in today’s market. Thank you Don! We also had our dear friends, Brenda and Joe Watt, stop in. It was a very hearty conversation and lots of laughter too. Thanks for coming!

Here is the sort of weather we're having this week. We had to shovel out our driveway before attending the book signing at Manticore Books. Roads were sloshy and slippery. But we made it!

Here is the sort of weather we’re having this week. We had to shovel out our driveway twice before attending the book signing at Manticore Books. Roads were sloshy and slippery. But we made it!

J.R. had to get special permission to attend the book signing as he was supposed to be working in the lab in Toronto. Thank you so much to Dr. Bruna Brands and Vivian for taking over J.R.’s responsibilities for the day. We cannot thank you enough. It wouldn’t have been the same without our son, my coauthor, at the first book signing for Shine Your Light. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holiday Season, and a very Happy & Healthy New Year to Everyone.

 

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Shine Your Light, Book 3, Paige Maddison Series, is STILL listed in the Top 100 Best Sellers on Amazon.com for Teen & Young Adult Ghost Stories

Wake Me Up Inside won a Literacy Award and Destiny's Gate, both books, were entered into the Battle of The Books, Simcoe County, 2012-16.

Wake Me Up Inside won a Literacy Award and Destiny’s Gate, both books, were entered into the Battle of The Books, Simcoe County, 2012-16.

J.R. Matheson and I are delighted to share the journey of Shine Your Light, Book Three, Paige Maddison Series. It is still listed in the Top 100 Best Sellers in Teen and Young Adult Ghost Stories and was listed for a month in the HOT NEW RELEASES on Amazon.com for our

Our novel, Shine Your Light, is highlighted here on Amazon.com with Stephanie Meyer's new release. Unbelievable to us. It's for our paperback edition.

Our novel, Shine Your Light, is highlighted here on Amazon.com with Stephanie Meyer’s new release. Unbelievable to us. It’s for our paperback edition.

paperback edition. We had no idea this would happen for us. We are jumping up and down that Paige gets to share her journey with book lovers this Christmas. What an honour, indeed. Our names have come up with Stephanie Meyer of the Twilight Saga, too!

In the initial press release for Wake Me Up Inside, Book One, my book promotion specialist from FriesenPress wrote: “The advent of strong female examples in popular culture is now apparent, with more appearing every day. Bold young characters like smart and rebellious Gwen Stacy of The Amazing Spiderman, skilled archer Merida in the new Pixar movie Brave, and strong-willed Katniss of the tremendously popular novel and film Hunger Games, make powerful statements about the capabilities of teen girls. With this current wave of strong feminine ideals, there is sure to be a ground swell of empowered young women out there. Orillia author, Lee Bice-Matheson continues this positive trend with her debut novel to be released in August.” Since this was written, we are pleased to say Paige is a hero to boys and girls. In fact, 49% of our Facebook friends are boys and 51% are girls.

J.R. Matheson and Lee Bice-Matheson after our event held at Furby House Books, Port Hope, ON.

J.R. Matheson and Lee Bice-Matheson after our event held at Furby House Books, Port Hope, ON.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our supporters. We’re happy to see Paige’s success story. Up next, we’re at Manticore Books this Saturday, December 17th at Noon until 3-4 pm and we’re on the air ‘live’ with Lynda Brown on Sunday night, 6 pm EST. Thank you for allowing us to continue our passion.

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Shine Your Light, Book Three, Paige Maddison Series is ‘live’ on the FriesenPress Bookstore

Released Tuesday, November 15th, written by Lee Bice-Matheson and J.R. Matheson. Mom-Son supernatural series writing team. Congrats J.R.!

Released Tuesday, November 15th, written by J.R. Matheson and Lee Bice-Matheson. Mom-Son supernatural series writing team. Congrats J.R.!

Hot off the Press! Please click on: Press Release It was issued today for Shine Your Light. J.R. Matheson and I couldn’t be happier to announce our third novel in the Paige Maddison Series, is now available for sale on the FriesenPress Bookstore. It’s been two years writing Shine Your Light and we feel it’s our best one yet. Thank you to authors JR Colombo, David D Plain, and Philip Henry for the awesome book blurbs you’ve written. They are included in the novel and were posted in full in an earlier blog post. Read them here by clicking on: October 25th blog post. Our supernatural series is full of twists and turns at every corner. Paige has been called ‘the Nancy Drew of the realm of high spirits and dreams and visions, traumatic experiences and out-of-body trips, all convincingly described! It is “a keeper.”‘ Written by JR Colombo, Author and Anthologist of over 200 books. Shine Your Light has been described by Award Winning Author David D Plain as ‘Shine Your Light is a heart stopper. I enjoyed it thoroughly.’ Philip Henry, Author and Film-maker. says ‘It’s a very enjoyable and deeply spiritual addition to the Paige Maddison Series.’ Thank you for your kind words and support to all of you.

Our beta reader says:  Where do I start? This book was so exciting and detailed from beginning to end! In Shine Your Light, authors Lee Bice-Matheson and J.R. Matheson pose the question: what would happen if one does not fulfill their destiny and allows darkness to prevail? This novel is electrifying, fast-paced and full of genuine emotion as it transcends matters such as self-doubt and evil. The authors explore and expose details from various sources allowing the reader to learn and grow alongside the heroine. We meet new characters who are gratifyingly developed, namely the villain who aided the plot in becoming the most thrilling and inspiring novel of the trilogy. Paige is transformed throughout her explorations and conquers all with the help of her gifts, angels, respected mentors, family and friends. I definitely had the chills in a few spots. The authors wrote from such a place of love and that jumped right off the page! They leave us with a final notion that we must trust our own instincts and ultimately come from a place of love. Beta Reader, Katy S. Thank you so much Katy! We are honoured and delighted to read how much you enjoyed Shine Your Light.

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November Love

As I look out my window to write this post, snow covers our backyard … beautiful, crisp, snow. It’s October 27th and many

As I wrote this post, it snowed! My, my. Seems early.

As I wrote this post, it snowed! My, my. Seems early.

neighbouring communities have experienced their first snowfall already. My task today is a post for a special person who declared to me, “I hate November! It’s gloomy, nothing much happens, and walking outside is no longer fun. It’s too cold and unpredictable.”
After listening to why my friend, Debra, doesn’t like November, I chuckled, happy to hear her honest opinion, and replied, “I love November!” I promised her I would write a post on my top ten reasons why we can all love November:

1/ November 1st is All Saints’ Day. We don’t have to be religious to observe this tradition, and it is a positive note to begin the month of November. It is a day to remember all the Saints who dedicated their lives for us to make the world a better place. It is the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual bond between those in heaven and the living.

2/  November 2nd is All Souls’ Day and on this special day, we celebrate our dearly departed loved ones. Anyone who misses their family or friends that are deceased, can pray and speak to them, wishing them well in their journey and give thanks for all they did to make our lives extra special.

3/ November is the month, the quiet, longed-for month, after the hectic, busy spring, summer, fall months. It is the lull

Our manager, my husband, Kevin at Chapters Barrie book signing

Our manager, my husband, Kevin at Chapters Barrie book signing … reading 🙂

between Thanksgiving and Christmas, where we can catch our breath. We can slow down, and do what is needed to fulfill our souls. Whether it’s writing – think of #NaNoWriMo2016, reading, listening more to uplifting music, or redecorating indoors.

4/ As social engagements, outdoor fun, and yard work slows down, it is the month where you can turn your attention to something you’d like to do, such as a hobby.

5/  I love to plan for Christmas! And yes, I begin in November. My husband and I sort out our Christmas decorations, put up the cheery Christmas outdoor lights, and start to display a few favourite decorations indoors.

See the small red tree in the background? It is the first decoration to be displayed.

See the small red tree in the background? It is the first decoration to be displayed.

We love our small, red Christmas tree adorned with decorative bulbs! Always turned on nightly with its beauty filling the room.

6/ Social engagements in the better weather months often include a bit more food and drink than usual. We can minimize this in November to get ready for the upcoming, and fast-approaching Christmas holiday season. Thank goodness! It’s time to work off the extra calories from the summer! Construct a new work-out schedule and stick to it! One of my favourite things to do is hula-hoop. It is so much fun! Play some funky music too. And ski season begins!!

My sanity saver in the colder weather.

My sanity saver in the colder weather.

7/ We can ‘busy’ ourselves so much, that we forget to sit in silence, meditate, and obtain a perspective on where our lives are headed. Never be afraid to sit alone, and listen to the wind howling around your house. The wind gives us a positive energy that is invigorating, and makes you feel good. Set goals for yourself to be completed over the winter months. Have a purpose 🙂

8/ In my career, it’s when I plan for the next year. Yes, it’s the only month where it’s so quiet on the calendar, that it enables business meetings, author book signings, or interviews to be booked.

9/ Mostly, November is known as Movember in Canada and around the world. This is near and dear to our hearts raising funds for men’s health from prostate cancer to mental health. It’s also Crohn’s and Colitis awareness month, Osteoporosis Month and National Child Day. Perhaps help to raise monies and participate with many who are trying to make our world a better place.

10/ And if November is just too quiet for you, it’s known for many arts festivals, craft festivals, film festivals, festival of lights celebrations, Christmas gift shows, Santa Claus parades,  and more. There’s a myriad of ways to celebrate in our communities with our families and friends:

Orillia Events    Simcoe Events    Ontario, Canada, Events

The Top 10 Events Happening This November

#sharethelove in November. Look for the days when the sunrise is so spectacular you skip a breath, or the sunlight glistens on the dewy ground or snow-covered valleys, or the sunset radiates across the sky, and later the full moon and stars shimmer against the backdrop of the pitch-black night. Let’s learn to love November because simply put … it makes you feel better. There’s something for everyone! Just click on events in November and you’ll see for yourself. Or you can curl up and read a good book! Enjoy it everyone! I hope this list makes you smile Debra. 🙂

Happy Birthday Mom! We love November. Happy Birthday to all of the November babies. It's a month that shines brightly with the stars highlighted in the sky.

Happy Birthday Mom! We love November 🙂 Happy Birthday to all of the November babies. It’s a month that shines brightly with the stars highlighted in the sky.

This post is also dedicated to my Mom and birthday partner, Janie Bice. Her birthday was November 19th and I was born on November 20th. We celebrated as many birthdays as we could together. May you Forever RIP, Mom. I hold you in my heart and celebrate for both of us each year. xo

 

 

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Shine Your Light, Book Three, Paige Maddison Series is Done!

Thank you to all of our Paige Maddison Series supporters. We thank you for staying with us and for all of your DMs, emails, and continued support. J.R. Matheson and I love it every time we hear, “When is the next book coming out?” Without your direct interest, we may not have continued the series.

We had a bit of a setback with our third novel, but have no fear it’s been handled and we are back on track! J.R. Matheson and I are happy to announce Shine Your Light should be published by Christmas, after all!  FriesenPress is working diligently with us to make our dream come true. We have already signed up for several book signings!

We are forever grateful to the genuinely talented group of authors that have written blurbs for Shine Your Light. JR Colombo has endorsed every book in our series! Philip Henry has endorsed two of our novels. And we have David D. Plain who endorsed Shine Your Light. Exceptional of all three authors. J.R. and I are forever grateful!! Here are their blurbs:

IN PRAISE OF “SHINE YOUR LIGHT”

WRITTEN BY LEE BICE-MATHESON & J.R. MATHESON 

Book signing held at Indigo Eaton Centre, March, 2015.

JR Colombo pictured with J.R. Matheson.  Book signing held at Indigo Eaton Centre, March, 2015.

Shine Your Light is a delightful and insightful novel, one that sheds light on all that it surveys. It beautifully describes the incredible adventures of the youthful Paige Maddison (familiar from the authors two previous and popular novels) who while still a high-school student is wise beyond her years. As well, she is an intuitive person whose feet are firmly planted on the ground, though at times she seems to have her head in the clouds, where she communes with the spirits of Archangels Raphael and Michael, King Solomon, Grey Owl, and even the dreaded Beelzebub! Like many of her high-school girlfriends, Paige is a well-rounded and purposeful personality, so much so that I found myself thinking about her as the Nancy Drew of the realm of high spirits and dreams and visions, traumatic experiences and out-of-body trips, all convincingly described! She almost single-handedly sets the world aright. Readers who enjoy learning about “medicine bundles” and “earth religions,” as well as being carried along by descriptions of lively human beings with whom it is easy to identify, will find this well-wrought work of fantasy to their liking. In my opinion, it is “a keeper.” It is also (risking a pun) a Paige-turner.

John Robert Colombo, Author and Anthologist – http://colombo.ca/about-the-author/

Shine Your Light is a unique blend of Biblical quest and supernatural adventure, as Paige Maddison experiences her

Author of Dreamwalker, The Dead Room, Vampire Dawn and many more. Film short 'Love Bites.'

Author of Dreamwalker, The Dead Room, Vampire Dawn and many more. Film short ‘Love Bites.’

spiritual awakening and joins forces with angels and shapeshifters to fight the most important battle of her life. A very enjoyable and deeply spiritual addition to the Paige Maddison series.

Philip Henry, Author and Film-maker – http://www.philiphenry.com/

Shine Your Light, the third instalment of the Paige Maddison Series is a heart stopper. The ongoing struggle between good and evil plays itself out on the O’Brien Estate with ever-increasing intensity. The protagonist is Paige, a seventeen-year-old young woman who has spiritual powers and helpers revealed through a crescendo of events. The antagonist is the

David is pictured with Lee at the book signing for Destiny's Gate held at The Book Keeper, Sarnia, ON.

David is pictured with Lee at the book signing for Destiny’s Gate held at The Book Keeper, Sarnia, ON, September, 2014.

mysterious Ariana desperate to locate the ancient Seal of Solomon and its accompanying grimoire. Helped by black magic and the prima-demon Beelzebul the struggle ends in an epic battle between Paige and Ariana. The epilogue provides a lesson in life sure to be beneficial to all young adults. I enjoyed it

thoroughly.

David D. Plain, Award Winning Author – https://www.facebook.com/Books-by-David-D-Plain-149682714184/

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