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Spotlight featuring How Old Is Grandma? by Antoinette Simmonds w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Antoinette Simmonds will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A humorous family mystery about a Grandma’s big secret! Kendall and Kayson love going to visit their grandparents and their Grandma’s birthday means CAKE, but how many candles to put on it? As the story unfolds, and misunderstandings abound, inquisitive Kendall is surprised to find out more than he bargained for. “How Old is Grandma?” joyfully illustrates the interactions amongst a loving African American family; children, parents, and grandparents and the learning experiences they share. Warm story-telling with a humor and charm that illustrates an understanding of the funniness and peace of mind that is so commonly found in children. The first in a series of books written for children ages 4 and up.

About the Author:

Antoinette Simmonds has more than 25 years’ experience as a teacher. She is an Adjunct Professor at two community colleges and has worked in the past as a teacher of software and a high school business teacher. She holds a BA in Business Education and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology.

As an African American woman, mother of 3, and grandmother of 3, over the years she has found fun, joy and shared experiences sharing books with children. Now as a grandmother and an emerging voice in writing, her goal is to produce a memorable series of humorous family-oriented stories featuring people of color to share, “Teaching is my passion and I am thankful that I am sharing my joy and passing it forward.”




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5 thoughts on “Spotlight featuring How Old Is Grandma? by Antoinette Simmonds w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

  1. Thanks so much for hosting us, Harlie’s Books!

    We’d love to hear if any of you have a fun memory with your grandparents that you’d like to share!

    My mom used to tell me of a story that as a little kid, grandma was coming to visit at Christmas time, and I needed to keep a secret about her gift. Of course, the moment she arrived at our door, I ran up to her and said “Grandma! We got you bedroom shoes!!”

    We hope you enjoy the book and learning about Antoinette’s family experiences as well!

    Ian Dale (@iandaleart)
    Illustrator of “How Old is Grandma?”

    1. I have many to share. My favorite memory was when my paternal grandmother meet my boyfriend (now husband) for the first time. I was 36 years old, never married and I bring him to a cousin’s wedding. We get out of the car at her house, she sizes him up for a second and tells him that no one ever goes hungry in her house. There is food in the kitchen, snacks in the dining room, and sweets on a buffet cart. She fell in love at first sight. We married a little over a year later. I was her favorite (I was the oldest, too) and she just had a soft spot for my husband.

      My other grandmother was Ukrainian. My younger brother and I celebrated our heritage with her all the time. So when we would visit, we always got Ukrainian food. I tried to make Borsch (beet soup) but nothing compares to hers.


    1. Thank you for inviting us

      Are you ready for grandparent’s day? As grandparent’s day is quickly approaching, I remember my grandmother’s spaghetti dinners. Everyone would gather at the house to relax and have fun. Let’s treasure these memories.

      We hope you enjoy the book and thank you for sharing.

      Antoinette Simmonds
      Author, “How Old Is Grandma?”

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