Welcome Author Katie Frawley – Giveaway Alert

Today’s interview with author Katie Frawley, a wonderful critique partner who I met through a few online groups and mutual friends. She’s a judge for RateYourStory.org and her adorable picture book, TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES, illustrated by Laurie Stansfield, released earlier this month. If you haven’t read it yet, go order it now. I’llContinue reading “Welcome Author Katie Frawley – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 6/28/2021

It pains me to announce today’s winner because I really wanted this prize for myself, but that seems like it might be a bit shady, so … Congratulations to Dina Hodara who won the priceless prize of a query + 10 page middle grade critique from the hugely talented Rajani LaRocca, author of MUCH ADOContinue reading “Winner Announcement 6/28/2021”

Welcome Author Kira Bigwood – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome Kira Bigwood, author of SECRET, SECRET AGENT GUY, illustrated by Celia Krampien. Kira lives in the Chicago area, my hometown, which I plan to visit later this year. Maybe we can meet up at one of the wonderful indie bookstores I hope to visit when I’m in town. Her launch was atContinue reading “Welcome Author Kira Bigwood – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Jessica Speer – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to welcome Jessica Speer today. Jessica is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI and another Colorado author who I can’t wait to meet in person when we are able to resume live events! If you know me, it should come as no surprise that I am impatiently waiting to haveContinue reading “Welcome Author Jessica Speer – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 6/21/2021

Congratulations to winner Reem Al-qaysi winner of CLAIRE’S CLOSET, by author Debra Scala Giokas and illustrated by Mary Ryan Reeves. Congratulations to Bonnie Hausman winner of NO ROOM FOR A PUP! by author Elizabeth Suneby and illustrated by Laurel Molk. Winners, please email me at ljrwritenow @ Gmail so that I may connect you withContinue reading “Winner Announcement 6/21/2021”

Welcome Author Bryan Patrick Avery – Giveaway Alert

I’m happy to share my interview with author Bryan Patrick Avery on a weekend when we celebrate Juneteenth, now our latest National holiday, and Father’s Day. I had chills watching Vice President Kamala Harris speaking and President Joe Biden signing the law this week. When you read Bryan’s words in our interview, you’ll see whyContinue reading “Welcome Author Bryan Patrick Avery – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Lisa Blake – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m excited to share my interview with another Colorado author (Yay!) and another book featuring dogs (Yay!) Lisa Blake and I are members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI and hopefully we’ll be back to in-person gathering soon and can meet face-to-face. Lisa is celebrating the debut of her first picture book, HOWContinue reading “Welcome Author Lisa Blake – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 6/14/2021

Congratulations to Michelle Losardo, winner of a signed by the author copy of THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP, by Charlotte Offsay and illustrated by Katie Rewse. Congratulations to Carmela LaVigna Coyle, winner of a signed copy of THE COLLECTORS, written and illustrated by Alice Feagan. Winners: please email me: ljrwritenow at Gmail.com so that I canContinue reading “Winner Announcement 6/14/2021”