Friday, February 24, 2017

Anya and Her Wings: Books & Games for Fun Family Time

My dear friends and readers,

I usually open my posts with a photograph of my outfit, but this time I wanted to tell you about another creative child of mine - the BILINGUAL BOOK SERIES and INTERACTIVE WEBSITE that my brother and I have been working on for many years now. Come and meet our awesome team who tirelessly work on this fun educational project! Since we are not only the authors, but also makers of our books, we do all the promotional stuff ourselves. We are at the very beginning of a long journey, there are lots of things unknown to us, and we learn as we go. Your encouragement and friendly support mean A LOT to us! If you have children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or if your friends and neighbors have kids who might enjoy our books, please consider purchasing them. Books are a wonderful gift! On our website you can enjoy our FREE GAMES and COMPLIMENTARY COLORING PAGES - gifts to all our readers. If none of the usual retail options I discuss below work for you, contact me directly, and I will figure out a way of delivering our beautiful, heartfelt books, made with lots of love and humor, right to your doorstep - signed by me of course! If you are signed up with such websites as Amazon or Goodreads, you are welcome to leave your honest feedback about our books. We were over the moon to receive our first review (5 stars!) from lovely and thoughtful Ivana (read it on her blog HERE and on Goodreads HERE)!

Please feel free to ask me whatever you're interested in - 
I'm open and eager to talk, and I encourage your curiosity. :) 


Andrei and I opted to become indie authors, which means we self-published our books. By the end of 2016, we had not just one (as I planned initially), but three books published. The are the first part of our bilingual book series ANYA STORIES, but these three books are also a mini book series in themselves. The original story is in the Russian language and is called "АНЯ И ЕЁ КРЫЛЫШКИ". Soon after we started working on a bilingual activity book with coloring pages and creative prompts that help our readers to create their own story! You can see this book in the middle of my collage - it's called ANYA AND HER WINGS: COLOR & CREATE!, or in Russian "АНЯ И ЕЁ КРЫЛЫШКИ: РАСКРАШИВАЙ И РИСУЙ!". Finally, the English translation of my original story came along, and by December 2016 we had the whole mini series completed! 

Our books are available via two main sources: online and through indie book sellers. 
Online, you can buy them via Amazon and Amazon UK  (those are all active links, you can also find them on the right side bar of my blog), as well as other websites in the US and many European countries. Just do Google search in your country and you most probably will find them! Tina of Tina's Pink Friday ordered our book from Germany, and Ivana purchased from Croatia!

We also work with several independent local booksellers in Seattle, Federal Way and Tacoma. Support local businesses as well as local artists and writers! You can find the regularly updated list of indie shops we work with HERE. It's been continually growing, and I invite you to come back soon to see where else you can find our books. For now, you can only find them in the beautiful Washington State, but we are eager to get to our readers in every state and overseas too. 


We have recently updated our website (launched in 2012)
The main new feature is that our web-site is now in two languages - Russian and English! The little flag in the upper left corner is all you need to choose a language! Another update includes a new design - fresh, uplifting and super user-friendly! 

By clicking the colorful tabs on the left, you can choose either reading stories/flipping through book pages or directly purchasing our books via Amazon. You can also watch short informative videos about our books! 

But what's most important, we offer you hours of fun for the whole family- absolutely FREE of charge! Just opt for COLOURING or GAMES, and you can find coloring pages for printing (they differ from what we published in our activity book), or interactive games that are fun, creative and relaxing to play by yourself or with kids!


Finally, let me introduce you to our fantastic team - the Chickenleg House Creative Group (CHCG)!

Anya / Аня
the honorable president of the CHCG and the inspiration behind our stories

Andrei Lialin / Андрей Лялин
the artist, illustrator, game-designer, web-architect, web-designer and art-director of the CHCG

Natalia Lialina / Наталия Лялина
bilingual writer, author of fairy tales, stories, poems and the concept behind the whole project

Justin Donie / Джастин Дони
the producer, English editor, encourager and technical director of the CHCG

Please like our Facebook page AnyaStories and be the first to learn about all our news! 
If you could recommend our books and website to your friends, we would greatly appreciate it!

I'm looking forward to answering your questions!
With deep appreciation for all your kind comments and warm friendship over the past few years,

PS And no worries - an outfit post is coming soon! :)

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  1. this is sooooo fabulous!! house on chicken legs!! yayyy!!!
    you´r such a creative bunch!
    for sure i´ll share this!!
    huge hugs! xxxxxx

    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Beate! I am amazed myself how well we work together! :)
      I appreciate your sharing very much!
      Lots of love!

  2. Congratulations! So happy your efforts are taking you wherE you want to go.

    1. Thank you very much, Sam! It means a lot to me! Hope to see YOUR books some time soon too!

  3. Congratulations! So happy your efforts are taking you wherE you want to go.

  4. I love your book Natalia. Amelia too.
    xo Tina

    1. I am so happy to hear it, Tina! Sweet kisses to little Amelia! And again, thank you so much for your review!

  5. Such a great idea to make a place for Anna and her adventures on the web as well! I checked out and bookmarked the site, it's great! I'm sure kids will enjoy those games. I can't wait to show it to my nephew. I gave him the colouring book a few days ago and he loved it. It is very exciting to see this project developing.

    Thank you for your kind words!

    1. Dear Ivana, thank you!! It makes me very, very happy to know that your nephew loved the book! I hope he will enjoy the website as well. It is still a work in progress, but we will finish it some day.