Welcome Author Lisa Katzenberger – Giveaway Alert

Lisa Katzenberger

Today Lisa Katzenberger joins me to share her second picture book IT WILL BE OKAY, A STORY OF EMPATHY, KINDNESS, AND FRIENDSHIP, illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett. If you ask me, we could all use a bit more of that. I haven’t read this book yet, but I can’t wait to see it. Lisa is generously offering a signed copy (US only) of her book to one lucky winner. Commenting on the post will enter you in the raffle.

What were you like at the age of your target audience?

I was reading, reading, reading. I went to the library at least once a week with my mom, more in the summer. I was kind of nerdy, loved school, and was a bit of a tomboy. I’d rather play baseball with my brother and his friends than play Barbies.

What inspires you?

Right now, it’s my kids. The funny way they see the world, how they work hard at school, the questions they ask. I also want to demonstrate to them that if you work hard and keep at it, you really can make your dreams come true.

What’s the one thing you hope readers will take away from your book?

I want kids to know that to be a good friend, you don’t have to fix the person’s problems. Just listening and staying with them can be enough.

What is next for you?

I have a few picture books out on submission, as well as a chapter book. I hope those get picked up soon! But in the meantime I just keep writing. As far as life events, I am hopeful for a return to full-time school in the Fall and more writing time!

Lisa’s first book released in 2020

Lisa can be reached at:

Twitter @FictionCity Facebook and Instagram lisakatz17 Pinterest LisaKatzenbergerKidLit

website www.lisakatzenberger.com

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" features a creative and curious girl who loves science, her little brother, and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a MG novel and several picture books with STEM elements and dogs.

21 thoughts on “Welcome Author Lisa Katzenberger – Giveaway Alert

  1. I’m so glad I came here from Twitter. A while back, I came across this book and fell in love with the cover. It says it all! Wrote it down so that I could get the book for a little neighbor boy that my hubby and I have fallen for ..such a sweetie. Then lost my note. Now I have taken a picture of it! This cover is so good !!! Jaclyn did you good! Can’t wait to read the story. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

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    1. Yay! I’m so happy you found this on Twitter! It’s really a gorgeous book and I agree, the illustrations have such personality! And I LOVE that you have a little neighbor you want to give it to. Good luck in the giveaway!


  2. I love the title of your latest book, Lisa. We say this to children so often and as adults we have the benefit of experiencing difficulties and seeing that, in the long run, things are okay but kids don’t know this yet. Your book is so timely and reassuring.
    Thanks for this post, Laura.

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    1. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts! It’s hard to remember sometimes that children don’t have the experience to know things will be okay. I love the theme of empathy in this wonderful book! Good luck in the giveaway.


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