Friday, June 1, 2012

It's Here, It's Here! Today is the Day!

Robin Renee Ray is not what you call your ‘normal’ novelist by any means of the word. She never had any dreams of becoming a writer when growing up, but always had a fascination with the paranormal. She began watching scary movies at a very young age, and found herself playing in cemeteries ever since she was big enough to be out at night on her own.
Although a she is an extremely talented, award winning, multi-genre author is her own right, Robin has collaborated with her oldest granddaughter in their very first book together—The Tale of Two Toodlegnomes. She is looking forward to working closely with A.L. as they continue writing the series.
A.L. McBee is the granddaughter of author, Robin Renee Ray. In the summer of 2010, the two began fighting dragons while camping on vacation and the Toodlegnomes were born. A.L., just starting to read and not yet able to write well enough, told her story to grandma who brought her characters to life on paper. A.L. is a 6 year old, kindergarten graduate, who hopes to one day write books all on her own, as well as become a nurse when she grows up. She enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and playing with her little sister and their friends.

Kysha McBee, daughter of Robin and the mother of A.L. did the wonderful illustrations in the book!

The Toodlegnomes lived in peace without worry of the outside world and the many dangers that came with it for many years. That is until the dreaded Bumble Bee Dragons were ordered by their evil Queen to sneak in and steal the Crystals that gave life to the Toodlegnome village. All felt their way of life was lost…all but the bravest of the small forest dwellers. Maggie Galestone and her best friend Maxine Thornbread were ordered to leave the village, because all feared their overly brave ways would cause all to pay with a war they felt could not be won.

The two little Toodlegnomes begin an adventure that takes them into uncharted territory filled with dangers of forbidden forest, they come upon creatures, which are happy to help them in their quest and some who would like to cause them harm. Few give much hope that either will ever be seen again...


  1. Looks like a great book! I will be definatley checking out for my little ones in the family. :)
    Congrats Robin and A.L. McBee!

  2. I just love this Savannah, and A.L. said "This is so cool!" Many thanks for always showing us your support. I just don't know what I would do without you!!!

    Thank you, Lyn!

    Big Hugs~<3