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”

Welcome Author Rajani LaRocca – Giveaway Alert

I’m very happy to welcome Rajani LaRocca today and share our interview. She recently presented an informative and insightful webinar for Julie Hedlund’s 12x12PB which gave me some wonderful ideas for revising as well as a peek into her amazing books. Rajani is the author of 5 picture books that are out or will beContinue reading “Welcome Author Rajani LaRocca – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Ame Dyckman – Giveaway Alert (Twitter only!)

Today I am thrilled to welcome Ame Dyckman who has written some of the funniest picture books I’ve read. My favorite because it’s both funny and sweet, not to mention it celebrates dandelions which I love, is DANDY, illustrated by Charles Santoso. A perfect book for everyone and especially great for Father’s Day. My otherContinue reading “Welcome Author Ame Dyckman – Giveaway Alert (Twitter only!)”

Winner Announcement 6/7/21

Congratulations to Evelyn Hornbarger winner of COW SAYS MEOW, from author Kirsti Call illustrated by Brandon James Scott. Congratulations to Riya Zachariah who chose the critique from Phaea Crede, author of JET THE CAT (is NOT a CAT), illustrated by Terry Runyan in a “winner’s choice giveaway.” Winners, please email me at Ljrwritenow @ Gmail.comContinue reading “Winner Announcement 6/7/21”

Welcome Author Elizabeth Suneby – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome Elizabeth Suneby who is the author of several books, but her most recent picture book, NO ROOM FOR A PUP! illustrated by Laurel Molk combines a few of my favorite things: puppies, yiddish, and folk tales. The main character, Mia wants nothing more than a pup, just as I did when IContinue reading “Welcome Author Elizabeth Suneby – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Debra Scala Giokas – Giveaway Alert

Today’s special guest is someone I met when we were both at Stony Brook University – Southampton writing conference in 2017. Debra and I were members of children’s literature workshop that worked that summer and beyond. This was the group that helped me revise ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON from the hot mess I presentedContinue reading “Welcome Author Debra Scala Giokas – Giveaway Alert”