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Stanley Bronstein Interviews Pamela McColl

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, January 15, 2014,
Stanley Bronstein Interviews Pamela McColl - SuperChangeYourLife.com

Pamela says it was really quite something one September morning when the news media woke her up at 4:30 AM to discuss a 500 word media release she had written. That press release was about Santa going "smoke-free." News circulated through the New York Post...

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Pamela McColl's Biography

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, January 12, 2014,
Publisher at Grafton and Scratch Publishing Canada.
Highlights
2012 Published Twas The Night Before Christmas edited by Santa Claus.
2013 Wrote and published with co-author Laurie Adams Baby and Me Tobacco Free.
Director SAM Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada 
B.A. Canadian History minor in art history and sociology.
1984-2002 Corporate Art Consultant Vancouver BC Canada
1995 Publisher and writing endeavors.
2010 Consultant to the Winter Olympics Hospitality and Housing
Currently working on a...
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Surgeon General's Report on Smoking 50th. Anniversary January 16th. 2014

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, January 9, 2014,
Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health—50th Anniversary: 1964-2014

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French macaron cookies for Christmas

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 20, 2013,

French Macarons-Cookies with buttercream filling.

The ingredients are basic – however real care in measuring and in the technique makes the difference between success and failure with these very popular cookies sandwiched in butter cream.

Start by preparing your pans. You will need to create paper templates. Draw a series of 1.5” circles across a sheet of paper 8.5” x 14". This will then be placed under a sheet of parchment paper that has been cut to fit four baking sheets. Use th...


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Midwife International article by Pamela McColl

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 6, 2013,

http://midwifeinternational.org/how-to-become-midwife/kick-the-tobacco-habit/

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Twas nominated for Small Business Concept Award - 2013

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, November 25, 2013,

http://sbbcawards.ca/nominee/grafton-and-scratch-publishers-2/

http://sbbcawards.ca/nominee/grafton-and-scratch-publishers/


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Chinese translation of Twas The Night Before Christmas by Grafton and Scratch Publishers

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, October 28, 2013,

The Night Before Christmas
---By Clement C. Moore
1. Twas (It was ) the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
2. The stockings were hung
by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there.
3. The children were nestled
all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums
danced in their heads
4. And Mama in her kerchief,
and I in my cap,
had just settled down
for a long winter's nap.
When out on the lawn
there a...
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First Book Canada takes on Twas - Mcdonalds not yet.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, October 11, 2013,
Mcdonalds is giving away 22 million books for kids who buy happy meals. The first title I heard about was The Goat Who Ate Everything. Fun stuff Mcdonalds. First Book Canada has taken on Twas The Night for 2013 bringing this edition to lots of kids across the country. Thank you First Book for your support and interest in this publication.

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Twas Wins Fourth Benjamin Franklin Awards - bringing the award total to 6 in the first eight months of its release.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, July 15, 2013,
Twas earned the bestseller top spot on Amazon.com in the category of American 20th. century poetry within first two months of being released and won six book awards including four Benjamin Franklin Awards, one gold and three silver, a gold for Global International Ebook Awards and a gold for the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

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It's Official Santa Arrived Smoke-Free

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 25, 2012,

   

Santa Quits Smoking 2012 It's Official

Santa Claus makes it official that he quit smoking in time for his deliveries on Christmas Day 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 25, 2012 - © Grafton and Scratch Publishers 2012

         HOW SANTA QUIT  SMOKING 2012

Since the release of the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas (1823), popularized as Twas The Night Before Christmas, it has become well known that Santa smokes a pipe.  2012 I have ...

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Media Release from Prof. John Banzhaf III

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 25, 2012,

Santa Claus Quits Smoking, Asks Patents to Quit to Save Kids’ Lives

Santa Claus will deliver toys this year without his pipe because of growing concerns about his health, the health of Mrs. Claus, and the growing number of court orders and even laws prohibiting smoking in homes with children.

- Dec. 21, 2012 - WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 21, 2012): Santa Claus will deliver toys this year without his pipe – and its smoke encircling his head like a wreath – because of growing concern...

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Smoke Free Movies moving into mainstream and the need to galvanize the public, too bad Movies Stars didn't do it first.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 11, 2012,

While the actors didn’t puff away throughout the entire film, we did see yet another glamorous actress–this time, Berenice Marlohe–clad in an evening gown with a drop-dead accessory, a smoldering cigarette.

Skyfall delivered more tobacco impressions (smoking incidence per film times the number of admission tickets) than any other movie in 2012, the groups says.

“The movie Skyfall had over 20 smoking incidences, delivering over 840 million impressions in the U.S. alone,” says Stanton A...


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The Use of Language to Normalize and Legitimize the tobacco epidemic

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, October 26, 2012,
“Neglecting to discuss the industry’s role as the disease
vector in the tobacco epidemic is like refusing to discuss
the role of mosquitoes in a malaria epidemic or rats
in an outbreak of bubonic plague. From a public health
perspective, it is imperative to go to the source
of the problem.”
Dr.Rob Cushman,MD, FRCPC
Medical Officer of Health,Ottawa


Anti - is a word that the tobacco industry relishes as it links their critics with prohibitionists. 
Pro a Smoke free generation. 

 

 

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Clement C. Moore writes: I wrote this for my children, it was never meant to be published.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,
The poem was printed one year after it was written and it appeared anonymously. It was not until years later that Moore
 laid claim to it when he included it in an anthology of other work - all extremely different than the sentimental style of
Twas. Some scholars seriously doubt Moore wrote the poem. Many believe it was Henry Livingston's hand and that
 he is the true poet of Christmas Eve.
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Moon Beam Awards Announced Twas Gold Medal Winner

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,
Twas The Night Before Christmas wins best holiday book at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.
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Surgeon General's Media Release March 2012 in Spanish

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,

La Cirujana General da a conocer nuevo informe sobre el tabaquismo entre los jóvenes de los EE. UU.

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
Jueves 8 de marzo de 2012
Contacto: Oficina de prensa de los CDC
(770) 488-5493

Más de 3.6 millones de jóvenes fuman cigarrillos

La Cirujana General de los EE. UU., la doctora Regina Benjamin, dio un impulso hoy a la lucha contra el tabaquismo entre los jóvenes con la publicación del Informe de la Cirujana General Prevención del Tabaquismo en los Jóven...


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Update October 2012 from Smoke Free Movies.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, October 3, 2012,

See the ad at http://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/ourads/ad_sfm89.htm

One in a series, this Smoke Free Movies advertisement first ran on October 3, 2012, in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Six major Hollywood studios just made the case for R-rating tobacco.

[Text:]

Reducing kids’ exposure to on-screen smoking is official, national health policy. But in 2011, reversing five years of progress, Hollywood studios boosted tobacco incidents in PG and PG-13 movies by 34% overall. And ...


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Tale of Peter Rabbit the story continues ?

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, September 7, 2012,

Emma Thompson's new Peter Rabbit adventure


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Actress Emma Thompson was asked by the publisher of Peter Rabbit to write a new adventure for the beloved children's book character

Oscar-winning stars are no stranger to reviving treasured movie franchises, but celebrated British actress Emma Thompson is taking the unique step of furthering a literary legacy.

Thompson is the author of a new Peter Rabbit adventure, the first authorized sequel to the...

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IGNITE A CONVERSATION AROUND SMOKING PREVENTION

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
I noticed in the news today that Kentucky is gearing up to further smoke- free legislation in 2013. It has been my
direction for some time to put energies into getting kids to not start. Einstein said it is easier to get started in anything than it is to get oneself out of anything.... I don't know the exact quote but you get the idea. Addiction can be a tricky concept to explain to an adult let alone a child but this is the conversation we need to develop in our social cure to tobacco use.
I...
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Net Galley Reviews Coming In September 4th. Day of Book Launch

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, September 4, 2012,

Received news that 68 requests for review copies just came in and we are starting to get written reviews. This project has become near and dear so good to get some fresh opinions on the edits we have made and to get a sense of the direction the wind of change is blowing in.
Pleased to find support and encouragement and praise for the illustrators. Quotable and memorable comments of the day:

" I am not a fan of smoking so this was a great idea fo me. "
"Very colorful illustrated children's book...


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Dear Reader - Thank you for helping us spread the word

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, August 16, 2012,


Dear Reader

Thank you for your interest in our new edition of Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (1822)

The hardcover and ebook are available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple, as well as through bookstores worldwide, through our distribution partners – Atlas Books 1-800 Book Log USA and Quanta 1-888-436-7962.  Details on available translations, formats and corresponding ISBNS for ordering are on are on our website at: www@twasthenightbeforechristmas.ca ...


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Dasher

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, August 16, 2012,
Finalized the design for Dasher the reindeer soft toy today and send it back to Merry Makers in California. Now it goes into production and will be ready for the big Christmas shows we are doing in Portland and in Mississauga in the fall.
Seasons is a huge Christmas themed show in Ontario and we are particating as a sponsor and bringing Santa with us.
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Printing on demand

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
I have printed this book in the old fashioned way - by the truck load and I have them in distribution channels across North Smerica the old fashioned way. Yes we printed with FSC paper and vegetable inks.  I met a woman last night at a reception who was a first time publisher who was going to print on demand. It is something I don't know alot about and I wonder how this works out financially for a writer or self publisher.  I find it not impossible but challenging to be a small publisher espe...
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French and Spanish Editions are in bindery

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
It is just days away until the books are packed up in boxes and the distribution starts that we have been working on for almost a year now. It is not always the case that a publisher releases translations in the same year as launching the book but I felt there was a market for spanish and french books so I thought it would meet the market - so why wait.
The book is finding support and it is only every once in awhile that I find someone who says hands off the classics. The classics will always...
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Help spread the word International Book Project Inc.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, In : Donate Books 
Donate Books

IBP accepts donations of many types of books. You can donate books by dropping them off Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm, at the IBP warehouse located at 1440 Delaware Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505. Click here for directions.

If you wish to ship books to IBP, download the PDF packing slip for instructions.

Condition
All donated books must be in excellent condition. Please do not donate books that have:

  • Broken bindings
  • Torn or missing pages
  • Excessive underlining or highlighting...


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Santa Claus Quits Smoking on May 31st. 2012

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,
On May 31st. 2012 Santa Claus - without doubt the most influential "character" for young impressionable young readers quits smoking his pipe.

On September 4th. 2012 the most famous poem in the English language is published less the depiction and reference to Santa engaging in smoking his pipe in the middle of the Moore family's living room. Good-bye second hand smoke - which can linger and leave a health risk for up to two weeks in an enclosed area.

For 190 years through mulitudes of renditio...
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Victor Denoble

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, April 21, 2012,

Philip Morris couldn't snuff out Victor DeNoble

New documentary lights up addiction scientist's story

Victor DeNoble moved to San Diego seven years ago
Victor DeNoble moved to San Diego seven years ago — John R. McCutchen
Photo of
Written by
Peter Rowe
6 p.m., Jan. 25, 2012
Updated 6 p.m. , Jan. 26, 2012

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kidsbookreview

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, April 7, 2012,

Spent Easter Saturday morning checking out this site out of Australia. Love their graphics and hope they take a look at Twas as it is going to be available worldwide as Atlas has reps everywhere. I would like to write a guest blog on their site and hopefully someone will review it and help get the word out there about the loss of the pipe.  I had a call from Merry Makers yesterday and the reindeer toy sample is flying here for Monday. Then it will take months to get the little character made ...


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More Libraries than Mcdonalds in America

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, April 5, 2012,
62% of Americans have a library card which is great for Earth Day idea - borrow a book and save paper.
There are 16,000 libraries in the US which is more than the number of Mcdonald's Restaurants.

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Last set of q and a for now

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, April 1, 2012,

 

1)      Rango, Babar, Madeline, Curious George, Three Little Bears, Frosty the Snowman. They are amongst many popular children’s tales that reference or have been illustrated to reference smoking. Do the copyright owners of these works have a responsibility to sanitize their stories to rid them of any smoking references?  

 

 It is a question of doing what you believe is important and what you believe will make a difference – even if it is a small thing.  I believe we all have a role...


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Media

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, April 1, 2012,

 Santa Quits Smoking In New Edition   

    Of Best-Selling Christmas Classic

 

 

 

 

A new edition of the timeless classic children’s book, Twas The Night Before Christmas, is being released amidst controversy. The version being published by child advocate Pamela McColl has edited out references of Santa smoking a pipe. It raises the question: Should we alter a best-selling institution under any circumstances, even when doing so may save lives? It also puts a spotlight on the preventi...


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