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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rememberin a Very Special Person

Sharing this every year with you, gives me an opportunity to share my heavy heart! I know many of us have lost a special someone! They call it the circle of life!
Although it’s been many years since my mother’s passing, the memoires love, and pain are still there.
My mother never had the opportunity, in the physical world, to see all of her children, grow into adulthood, get married, have children, and what we call the journey of life.

You see, today is the anniversary of her passing. This was written so many years ago, while missing here so.

“Remembering a very special person”.

“A person with lots of love in her, who would say goodnight with a simile and awake with one that would brighten everyone’s day. She would comfort me with love, laugh and cry with me.
Day to day she grew weaker and never showed any pain, she smiled at me and said don’t be sad, it makes me sad. She suffered a lot of her life and then the lord would not let her suffer anymore. She’s in Paradise where she belongs.
Even though I miss her so she’ll suffer no more! That special person is my mother.”

Mom I miss you! Mom Te quero mucho!

Love your daughter,


Friday, February 20, 2015

Great review for book 3

Carmen has written yet another powerful, fun-filled book about Patch Land Adventures!  Pirate’s Adventure is more than a story about children facing challenges.  It is a story about friendship, family, pets, and community, and how these can work together to provide support and a foundation for our children.  It’s a book about strength, encouragement, as well as about children and parents developing abilities to overcome or manage personal challenges by sometimes learning to turn them into adventures.  Each of us has challenges; it’s just that for some, they are more visible than for others.  Bravo for Patch Land Adventures!

David A. Dixon - Author of Notes to My Daughter and Notes to My Son


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thank you to Stephanie & Gateway High school class of "84”

Thank you to Stephanie & Gateway High school class of "84”  for their kindness in donating my children's book series, “Patch Land Adventures”  to Jewell elementary! Jeannie Miller was very appreciative! There are an unfortunate amount of underprivileged schools which are in the need of books. They would welcome any help to expand their collection. I will continue with my efforts to donate, but would welcome any help from others that are in a position. If you would like to donate to a school, children’s hospital, local library, etc… please let me know. If logistically it works, I will sign and deliver, or mail donated books. Please send me an email to . Web site: . Click on local shipping, and I will take care of the shipping, for the donated books.  With Love and Hope, Carmen

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let’s Shine in 2015

As I reflect back on 2014, would like to start by saying how grateful I am to all of you for your support through my writhing journey! I have received some heartwarming emails from parents about my books, & it has really touched my heart! It makes it worth all the effort! I am excited for 2015! I can’t wait to share my new books and adventures with you! Thank you again for all your continuous support! May you shine in 2015! With Love, Carmen

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