Author has fun for children; another writes Christian romance

Published 12:02 am Sunday, May 17, 2015

By Deirdre Parker Smith

Next Saturday at Literary Bookpost, two authors will sign their books, and one, Bonita Somers, will also have an activity for children.

Somers is the author of “Ms. B’s Art on a Cart.” B stands for Beezelbaum and the lesson is clear. If you can make art, your life will be dear.

Somers uses rhyme and big words like insignificant to get the point across that art can be made from anything, and students can be anything, too. It’s also a nod to how school has changed, as Ms. B has no classroom, just a cart full of discards that she pushes around to inspire children to be creative.

At the end is a glossary of art terms and very short biographies of Picasso, Monet and Matisse.

Somers used Tate Publishing for her book, which is also available in digital format. She will be at the bookstore at 110 S. Main St., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Also from Tate Publishing is “In Due Time,” by Jayme Moore Llewellyn. She calls it an inspirational romance novel and sequel to “Virtuous,” part of the Genesis Two Eighteen series.

Both books contain characters with deeply held religious beliefs. The young women involved are looking for men who hold similar values, who have accepted Christ as their savior, who do not drink, play loud music or take women for granted.

“In Due Time” follows Elizabeth Patrick, part of a well-to-do family who works with orphaned children. He brother, David, is a Major League baseball player; her sister-in-law is the family doctor.

Liz, as she is known, is her brother’s personal secretary, arranging his schedule, keeping up with correspondence and the like.

She’s had a life-changing disappointment in her life due to a serious illness, and she’s guarded and cautious, with just a few close friends.

Those friends include Dr. Elizabeth Patrick, who grew up in Honduras with her missionary family. She has followed in her father’s footsteps and become a doctor herself. She and David are the subjects of “Virtue.”

In this new book, Liz is stalked by a greedy, immature troublemaker and turns to the family security man for help. He’s more than happy to protect her. A romance blooms.

But all good books need conflict, and Llewellyn provides one with a message that relates directly to a tragedy that touched her life.

Her books are ideal for readers who want something without excessive violence, bad language or sexual content. At the end of each book, Llewellyn encourages readers to accept Christ as their personal savior, and she includes her website,

Llewellyn will be at the Bookpost 2-4 p.m.