Corine Dehghanpisheh

Children's Picture Book Author and Illustrator

Writer and illustrator of children's picture books.

#BabyLove: My Social Life Relaunch Giveaway

In honor of my book relaunch, I am giving away one $50 Amazon Gift Card and one hard copy of my book #BabyLove: My Social Life.

The giveaway runs from Friday, July 8, 2016 -  Friday, July 15, 2016 (11 pm EST).

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July 16, 2016 Update: 

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway.  Congratulations to the winner: Christina!

Please be on the look out for more giveaways and news to come!

The Joy of Writing

This picture sums up the joy of being asked to write a guest post for an interesting blog.

Photo by alphaspirit/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by alphaspirit/iStock / Getty Images

This picture sums up the stressful process of writing said guest post for an interesting blog for fear that blog will be anything but interesting, creative, or exciting.

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Photo by Fly_dragonfly/iStock / Getty Images

This picture sums up the final product- the proud moment of completing an awesome guest post for an interesting blog.

Photo by Catalin` Grigoriu/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Catalin` Grigoriu/iStock / Getty Images

Victory!  I enjoy writing and value the opportunity for a guest post.

Now that you have seen the inner workings of the creative writing process, I hope you enjoy the final products.  Some of my latest guest blogs are listed below. 

Creative Inspiration From a New Point of View found on the website Me, My Shelf, and I...Finding creative inspiration after moving from NYC to Dallas, Texas.

Storytelling found on the website Between the Lines...Ideas for storytelling from ordinary life.

Inspiration Free of Charge at Your Local Post Office found on the website Sharon's Book Nook...Local musings from the post office.

What does your creative process look like?

Animals, Animals All Around

Writing and illustrating children's books has been a lot of fun.  Part of the fun comes from the process of creating characters and story lines.  The ideas for my books come from all different places such as my imagination, watching kids and pets, and listening to true stories about kids and families. 

Lately, I have had opportunities to find new ideas at a few different places.  A few weekends ago, my family and I visited the local Dallas Aquarium where we saw many cute, cuddly, and slimy animals like the penguins below.

And these flamingos.

This past weekend we were lucky enough to go to the Dallas Zoo where we are able to pet goats and a giraffe. Yes, a friendly giraffe walked towards the crowd so that we could pet him. 

Also, we saw other animals like this gigantic, furry rabbit.

 

Our recent move to Texas has given us the opportunity to explore some kid friendly attractions in Dallas.  While at the aquarium and zoo, I took many photos that I hope to use as creative inspiration for new projects.  I am looking forward to working on some new books ideas. 

 

Holiday Book Giveaway- #BabyLove: My Social Life

Enter the Goodreads giveaway below for your chance to win one of five #BabyLove: My Social life books.  

Goodreads Book Giveaway

#BabyLove by Corine Dehghanpisheh

#BabyLove

by Corine Dehghanpisheh

Giveaway ends December 17, 2015.

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Checkout a fun and contemporary children's book.  Both parents and children will enjoy.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

#BabyLove by Corine Dehghanpisheh

#BabyLove

by Corine Dehghanpisheh

Giveaway ends October 01, 2015.

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Goodreads Giveaway for #BabyLove: My Social Life

New Goodreads Giveaway for #BabyLove: My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

#BabyLove by Corine Dehghanpisheh

#BabyLove

by Corine Dehghanpisheh

Giveaway ends August 27, 2015.

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Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride Children's Book Review

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I recently reviewed the children's book, Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride by A.S. Chung.  

Here is the review which is also posted on Amazon and Goodreads:

A.S. Chung has done an excellent job of introducing the topic of same sex marriage into her latest book Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride.

Cleverly written and vibrantly illustrated. Wishful Wedding is a heartfelt story told through the eyes of a little girl who witnesses the inequality of marriage.

The story offers an emotional glimpse into the realities of modern family life. The little girl is very excited for her Aunt’s wedding. At the same time, she recognizes the sadness of her father’s inability to marry. All the while, the little girl remains hopeful that one day her two father’s love can be recognized and celebrated too.

I would highly recommend this book to open up dialogue and discussions about love and marriage.

Wishful Wedding: A Pocketful of Pride is available on Amazon.

Being a Mom

Learning to Eat. #BabyLove

Learning to Eat. #BabyLove

Making my way through the early days of motherhood entailed an open mind, a sense of humor, and most importantly lots of help!

Having a baby was life changing.  Since I like doing things my way, remaining open-minded was the most challenging.    I didn't have any fail safe routines available or even a clue sometimes as to what I was supposed to do.  

Thankfully,  I did have books, the internet, and a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice from friends and family.  From day one I realized I couldn't take in all the information at once nor could I shut it down it all out either.  Instead I gathered my patience; I listened, read, tried, failed and even succeeded at a few things. 

A sense of humor came with the territory of dealing with stressful situations.  Generally, I am not a stress crier so I needed the laughter to release the tense moments of being a new mom.  Being exhausted, unsure, and in love all at the same time with this incredible needy and loving baby provided ample opportunity for giggles and laugh out loud relief.

Help arrived right on time!  My mom flew into NYC on the day I returned home from the hospital.  What a great help – a grandmother, mother, and junior high science teacher, she came prepared and to teach.

Thankfully, I am at an age where I have worn out the attitude of "I can do this all by myself" and "I don't need help."  Yes I did and I still do need that help. 

By the way, my daughter Lily just turned one years old and help is still needed and greatly appreciated!  Hint: mom~ are you ready for another trip :)