Monday, May 23, 2011

Marta Moran-Bishop's "Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse"

Title: Wee Three: A Mother’s Love in Verse
Publisher: Strategic Book Group
Cover blurb: Seeing Through a Child’s Eyes. Wee Three: A Mother’s Love in Verse features short stories written in verse from a child’s perspective. A heartwarming book for all ages, Wee Three is written through the eyes of a child to once again recapture the pure joy of life experienced during childhood, when imagination means everything.

“Marta Moran Bishop is stunningly talented.This wonderful book is not only charming, but it holds a bit of magic on each page ... the kind of magic of days gone by. The beautifully rendered prose urges us to remember, to close your eyes and revisit slower days, childhood days.” – Beth Hoffman, Author of The New York Times Best Seller, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

“Throughout the pages of Wee Three, author Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow … Kudos to Bishop for highlighting the essence of innocence in such fun-filled, comprehensive fashion.” – Wendy Paulson, Apex Reviews

1.) How did this story come to you?
It is a combination of my grandmother’s verses and mine based on childhood memories.

2.) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I first self published it through Create Space. Then decided I wanted to lengthen the verses and add to them. Finally I hired Hazel Mitchell to Illustrate and began searching for a publisher.

3.) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I spent much of my youth and adult years taking care of my nieces and disabled mother. I adopted three teenage girls at twenty-five. I love to view the world through the innocent eyes of a child.

4.) What are you working on now and what’s next for you?
I am working on “The Nurse Mare’s Foal: The Story of Dinky.” It is the story of our little rescue colt told as I believe he would see the world. I also have a little book called “Keeping the Upper Paw: A Cat’s Guide to Training your Human.” That my mother and I started before her passing that I hope to finish soon.

5.) Parting comments?
I love writing about the innocence of childhood, memories and the importance of connecting across the generations. Bringing families, from the childhood to the adult together through literature and memories shared.

6.) Where can fans find you on the internet? On Facebook Barnes&
@moranbishop on Twitter


  1. sounds like a good book thanks for the chance to win.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    I would enjoy reading it.
    Charlotte Kay
    Charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  3. This sounds like a lovely book...I have 9 grandchildren that I would love to share it with. Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy. margie at mijares dot net

  4. I happily reviewed, Wee Three, which reads: I have fond memories of reading wonderful books to our children when they were young. To see their curiosity and excitement build with the turning of each page was a joyous time which I will always cherish.

    Wee Three is an absolute treasure trove of beautifully written short stories in verse. Allowing the reader and/or listener to escape today’s fast paced world. Author, Marta Moran Bishop magically takes us back to a quieter, peaceful, and happy world filled with the simple beauty of life. This glorious compilation of short stories creates magic and wonder on each page.

    I strongly recommend this lovingly crafted book for the young, and young at heart----pure reading enjoyment.

    I have since purchased additional copies for friends. I am sure the lucky winner will enjoy the wonderful memories contained inside this unique, and very special book.