Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Book 3 now available

Book 3 Is Here!

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you; Book 3 is now available to order!

 This is bitter sweet for me. You see, this will be my last of the series for them, "Patch Land Adventures" books.  I am going to move in to another direction, however I will still be writing Children's books. I am currently working on a book called “Chomper my Bearded Dragon”.  My creative partner/illustrator and I had made this decision months ago. I also wanted to sadly share that our dog Beau, one of the main characters, had passed away in June. There is a memorial page of Beau in book 3, Showing off how handsome he was. In addition to this memorial we have added a comprehensive/study guide, also available for book 2, the new 2nd Edition, with some bonus pages at the end.

 I am currently planning a book release event. For those of you that will not be able to attend, please feel free to order on line at the link below, or email me. Let me know if you would like the book/s signed. Let’s not forget about “Berry the Black Bear” He is available to add on to your order.

Thank you so much for your support!


Carmen Swick

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015


I lost my boy Beau 2months ago. Not one day goes by that he is not in my thoughts, even if it’s a flash. He has touched not only my families hearts, but of so many others! He is one of the main characters in my Children’s books series, “Patch Land Adventures”. He truly was a trooper! My illustrator and I had decided a while back that book 3, would be that last of the series. I so am glad that we had made that decision, since we lost our Beau this year. With that said book 3 is dedicated to Beau, and his legacy will continue through my books and the hearts of many.  I want to thank a friend of mine Sheri Shields for this thoughtful gift that she had put together with this picture that I had taken of my son Preston, and Beau, watching TV.  I happen to look down, and there it was, Beau’s paw on top of my son’s hand, a few months before he had passed away.  Wow! What a special moment I thought! I quickly took my phone and snapped the picture that will forever be in our hearts! The heart actually lights up, like ours does when we think of our special boy. I hope he will continue to light up your heart as well. “Always remembered, Forever Loved”.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Loss of My Dog Beau

I am writing to share with you, that we had to put our precious Beau down last Fri. As you know he is the main character along with Preston in my “Patch Land Adventures” series. Beau was an amazing dog/family member. He took a little piece of my heart when he left.
Joey Manfre, and I, my illustrator/creative partner on the series, made the decisions a while back, that book three would be the last of the series. With that said, Book three will be me in memory of Beau. He will continue to live on, in our hearts, as so many continue to read the books. We love you Beau! Your legend will continue! Thank you for touching so many of our hearts, and being an inspiration for my Children’s books.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Treasure Cake

I wanted to share a page from book 3, with the treasure cake scene, Illustrated by Joey Manfre. I really did bake the treasure cake. :) It wasn't a simple as I originally thought. Here are both pictures.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sport of Motorcross

With all the great things and commodore that goes along with the sport of motocross, it can also cause some dangerous injuries. During practice runs on Sat. before the race on Sun. Preston had a crash, and a Motorbike ran over his arm. Friends gathered helped him up and then medics did their part. Thankfully he is okay, of course sore! He did race on Sun. not his best race, not sure if he was there mentally! But that's okay, because is doing well and healthy! That’s a blessing! Yes, he has had other injuries in the past; I hear it's a part of the sport! As a mom, my heart races every time he is on his bike. I have to say, these men and women in this sport have to be mentally and physically ready! I have to admit, he has had other injuries, in basketball, football, lacrosse. Myself, I have had them just walking up the stairs. Lol. These groups of kids are great kids! We really enjoy Preston’s friends on and off the track! & their parents are pretty awesome too! Our puppy Roczen, enjoys it as well. Here is hanging out with another puppy “Bullet” J I love my kids and try to support them, as much as I can whatever their passion may be.

Our dog Beau

Our dog Beau
Preston's eye patch buddy

Preston and his eye Doctor

Preston and his eye Doctor
Eye Exam

Preston and Beau Eye Patching

Preston and Beau Eye Patching
Eye Patch Buddies