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Tena Fanning
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I am the president of Playdate Kids Publishing. Prior to publishing, I spent over twenty years of creative management and entertainment production, contributing to the success of global commercials and showcased music videos on top networks including MTV, VH1, FUSE, as well as premiere international stations around the world.

It was my interest in children that made my new endeavor an obvious next step in my career. As publisher of Playdate Kids Publishing, I created a new series of children’s books under the name The Playdate Kids. This series of books for young children between the ages of 3-6, deals with emotional and social situations that children encounter in their young lives. The stories help provide adults with the tools they need to help children understand and cope with each situation.

I am also involved with Malibu Global Awareness—a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders (an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or excluded from health care in over 70 countries). Over the past several years, I have successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the charity.

I hope my expansion into children’s book publishing will bring excitement and flair to the world of children’s entertainment. In addition to the book series, I plan to publish more DVDs, workbooks and other outstanding children’s products.

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Posted on July 17, 2007 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

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At 3:03pm on November 7, 2009, Aidana WillowRaven said…
At 2:42am on July 18, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Tena

Do stop by when you have a moment to check out our free book marketing tool - BookBuzzr. (

BookBuzzr is a page-flipping application that is more suited for marketing books online. BookBuzzr comes with the built-in ability to share your book-extract on over 60 social networking and bookmarking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Digg, Delicious etc.

We'd love it if you'd take a look at our tool and share your thoughts.

Freya [at] bookbuzzr [dot] com

PS - Sorry for this message if you already use BookBuzzr, but please help us tell others and spread the benefit!
At 8:27am on July 8, 2009, Aidana WillowRaven said…
I am sending this out to BMN members who specialize in any aspect of children's book publishing, whether your an author, artist, publisher, or offer some other valued skill needed in the creation of children's books.

I invite you to follow my blogs and comment, critique, and network with me as friends (so I can follow your work too).

I have found ning in general to be the best marketing and reference tool compared to any advertising, networking, or leads I have ever used -- free or paid for. And all it's costs is our time.

Many of you are already in my friend network, and thank you for sharing your work with me. For those of you reading, this that I have not introduced myself too, I would like to now, and ask we be friends so I can follow your craft as well.

We all need to support each others work through this economic distress, no stimulus or bail out is going to help us.

In my latest blog post, you will also see three other ning networks that I have created. One for children's book professionals/enthusiasts, one for southern/Tennessee writers, artists, etc., and one for WillowRaven clients (present, past, or future) or simply just fans of my work. I invite you to join the appropriate ones for you as well.

Hope to see you at my blog,

Aidana WillowRaven
At 1:02pm on May 18, 2009, Michael John McCann said…
Hello Tena,

I own a publishing company that does my series of books for Children. I absolutely want to see your books. I want you to travel to PurpleUmpkin. A new classic series for Children, young and old. You will meet the Murples. They are the makers of Purples. A book about understanding, tolerance, kindness and, love. It is to be read to Children by parents and adults when they are young, then read by the Children when they get to 6 or so. I would like to discuss more. Best always.

Michael John McCann
Mayor of PurpleUmpkin
At 3:36am on March 19, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.

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At 4:23pm on October 27, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
I'm so excited!

Check out my latest blog post to read about my newest cover design, read the latest book review and find out how to attend my first book signing for the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) children's mystery state book series (signing as illustrator of course).

Here is the cover for the second book in the series just to tempt you further...

Isn't my job cool?

Aidana WillowRaven
IM: willowraven.illustration
At 10:35am on March 23, 2008, Linton Robinson said…
Hi Tena

It looks like you might be able to either profit by or contribute to my new Self Publishing group here on BMN.
Please take a look, we're trying to build it into a resource for writers who prefer to be their own publisher.
At 8:05am on February 25, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
Hi Tena,

I wanted to personally invite you to my Children's Writers... Illustrators... & Publishers network at

I did send out invites to my friends, but I wanted to ask you myself, since I am seeing a lot of writers who are just waiting to be talking to a publisher and only a few are in the group so far (2 or 3).

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At 2:01pm on February 21, 2008, Cherie Rohn said…
Believe it or not, Tena. I've put out feelers to my network, but have not come up with anything solid. Everyone seems to be pulling in due to cut budgets.

I wish you all the best, Tena.

At 9:22am on December 22, 2007, Pastor Sharon Billington said…
I send you greetings of peace and love from the rest of the family. They, like I, are always with you and never leave or forsake you. The angels and the rest of us want you to know how precious you are to us.

When I agreed to give up my divinity and be born in the flesh, I did so very willingly. I looked forward to the time when we, you and us, could all be together and share in everything that is. I looked forward to loving you, hugging you, comforting you and encouraging you so that, when your life gets tough, you will feel secure and supported enough to face whatever you have to face. I looked forward to being the one you could rely upon unconditionally for that strength, comfort and encouragement whenever and however you need it.

Not only that, I looked forward to sharing with you that we created you to love you, and that we so hoped and desired that you would love us back. We want you in our life, and we love it when you want us in yours. It was so exciting when I could turn to my disciples and expand our relationship to include friendship and true fellowship. I offer that friendship and fellowship to you today as well, and I look forward to your inviting me into your life in that way.

You can see there are many reasons why I came in the flesh so many years ago. There’s more! I also wanted to set you free from thoughts and behaviors that hurt you emotionally and spiritually. If you were hurt by people or experienced hard times in your life and lost things like your health, relationships, or your way of life because of disaster or unemployment, I wanted to give you the tips and tools as well as the encouragement to recover emotionally and spiritually from who or what hurt you so you could have the kind of life I want you to enjoy.

Most of you understand why I sacrificed my life for you and what an act of love that was. It is my hope that this letter will help you understand how very much more my life and ministry were to accomplish. I look forward to expanding our relationship now and forever.

Joyfully, Jesus

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