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where is simon, sandy?

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Cheeky and Charlemagne by Donna Marie Seim



Meet Cheeky and Charlemagne! They are the two hero’s in my new book, Cheeky and Charlemagne, to be launched at Joppa Flats Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Center, Newburport, MA. Sunday, September 30, 2018. Come join in the fun from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We are planning all kinds of family fun activities. Games, otter movies, live drawing demonstration by Susan Spellman, reading and signing by Donna Seim, coloring pages. Plus much more! 

Cheeky, a fun-loving river otter, and Charlemagne, a persnickety pine marten, are entrusted with a dangerous mission to transport an herbal antidote to the furry animals of the North Country — without it they will not survive!
Join Cheeky and Charlemagne, and their scout, Bandit — a humorous woodpecker — on their many adventures: navigating raging rivers, hiking mountains, crossing paths with a mountain lion, surviving a blinding blizzard, discovering the perilous danger of hidden traps and dodging trapper's poisonous whizzer darts. Will they arrive in time to save the Great Protector of the North Country?

Cheeky and Charlemagne is a middle grade work of fiction. Illustrated in full-color cover art and graphite drawings throughout by Susan Spellman.




Buy Cheeky and Charlemagne from Pathway Book Services.

Asante Sana TANZANIA

By Donna Marie Seim with photographs by Martin Seim

Asante Sana TANZANIA

Indie Book awards



We are pleased to announce that in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards ASANTE SANA TANZANIA has been awarded Finalist in the Category Travel/ Travel Guides and has also been awarded Finalist in the Category Best Cover Design Non-Fiction



NIEA Finalist



We are also pleased to announce that ASANTE SANA TANZANIA has been awarded Finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, 2016, for Travel Book category and for Best Cover Design Non-Fiction category “Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your work.”




Charley by Donna Marie Seim

The Eloquent Quill Youth Fiction Book Award



Charley has been awarded one of the four highest honors from Literary Classics Book Awards: THE ELOQUENT QUILL AWARD! 2015.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on April 2, 2016, in LA.

Charley is now available from Amazon.com.




Literary Classics Seal of Approval Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book Charley, by Donna Marie Seim, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.




The Boston Book Festival awarded Charley first prize for Regional Literature in a gala awards event at the Parker House Hotel, January 2014.

The Newburyport Literary Association has chosen Charley to be given to every fourth grade student in Newburyport. Charley ties into the curriculum through a program taught by the historic Spencer Pierce Little Farm, Newbury, MA.

The State of Maine has awarded a commendation to Peter E. Randall Publisher for publishing Charley.

Charley book signing and event
details here

Charley, a street-smart city boy, can toss a rat by its tail into the Boston Harbor, but has no clue how to pluck and egg away from an angry chicken, let alone milk a cantankerous cow!

Peter E. Randall Publisher
Distributor: University Press of New England


Satchi and Little Star                     MCA gold

Satchi and Little Star awarded Mom's Choice Gold Award for picture book, 2012. Category, Values and Life Lessons!

     New England Book Festival

Writer's Digest Magazine, Honorable Mention for Children's Picture Book, 2013

Satchi and Little Star is available from Amazon.com.

Satchi and Little Star

Satchi and Little Star, Donna's second picture book, set on the island of Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos, is the story of a young girl who tries to catch and tame a wild horse!

Published by Jetty House an imprint of Peter E. Randall Publisher.


Where is Simon, Sandy? book cover

Hurricane Mia! A Caribbean Adventure

Hurricane Mia! A Caribbean Adventure published by Peapod Press, an exciting, dramatic novel for middle grade readers.

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Where is Simon, Sandy?

Where is Simon, Sandy?

Donna's first picture book, Where is Simon, Sandy?, set in the Caribbean, is an award-winning story of a little donkey that wouldn't quit.

mom's choice distinguished honoree

gold medal


"Where is Simon, Sandy?", Donna's children's
book about a little donkey that wouldn't quit,
is the recipient
of the Mom's Choice Award for 2009, GOLD.
Category: Children's Picture Book, Peoples,
Places and Cultures.

The distinguished Mom's Choice Award honors
excellence in family friendly media, products
and service.

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Finalist in the National Independent Excellence Book Awards for 2010, category children's picture book.

indie finalist