Welcome Author Jennifer Buchet – Giveaway Alert

I’m welcoming Jennifer Buchet to the blog today to share her inspiration and a few other things about her book, LITTLE MEDUSA’S HAIR DO-LEMMA (Clear Fork Publishing, May 2021) illustrated by Cassie Chancy. Jennifer was in my debut group when ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, illustrated by Ariel Boroff from Eifrig Publishing released in 2019. If you aren’t a writer, you might not know the publishing world doesn’t always go according to plan, so Jennifer needed to muster all the patience in the world until her book came out earlier this year.

Jennifer is offering a critique (fiction picture book or a query letter) for the giveaway. Comment on this post to enter.

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

When I was writing “Little Medusa’s Hair Do-Lemma,” I envisioned sharing my story with children ages 3-6 yrs. I was a very shy child, who loved (and still does!) reading, animals, and playing lots of make-believe games. My favorite thing to do was walk in the woods with my father and play “Intrepid Explorer” where I battled baddies, discovered hidden cities, and always saved the fey-folk from impending peril! Today I still take those walks & share my woodland quests with my own daughter.

What inspires you?

So many different things can inspire a story for me, from the colors of an autumnal leaf, a favorite scent wafting by, or biting into an amazingly delicious food! My classroom of littles inspire me on a daily basis too, both with what they say and definitely with how they see and relate to their world.

What’s something you hope readers take away from your book?

My book debuted in May and I have been blessed with so many lovely comments, both from kids and their adults. So many readers have asked me when the next Little Medusa book is coming out! (Now that’s inspiring to say the least!) I’m hoping my readers will want to learn more about mythological figures as well as learn that with imagination and perseverance, anything is possible!

What’s next for you?

After an extremely busy & surprising summer, and the return to teaching in-person, time and energy have been in short supply! However,  I’m now getting back on the writing wagon and revamping several picture book stories before the year is out. As the new year is set to unfold, I plan to finish the second story in my chapter book series and find the “write” literary agent for my work.

Want to know more about Jennifer‘s writing and her recipes?

Twitter @Yangmommy   Email: Buchetbooks@gmail.com Website: buchetbooks.wixsite.com/mysite

Today is the last author interview of 2021. In December the blog will refocus on photos and some of my own writing with the winner announcements for this giveaway plus the other two still open from author Diana Murray and our new local independent bookstore, The Wandering Jellyfish.

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.

31 thoughts on “Welcome Author Jennifer Buchet – Giveaway Alert

    1. Thanks for all your support of the blog, Danielle. This is the last giveaway for 2021, but I’ll still be sharing photography for December and interviews will be back in January. Good luck in the giveaway.


  1. I love this story! It is such a cute, fun, creative way to open up the mythological world to children! I’m waiting for the next installment! CONGRATS, Jenny<3 (Great pic, too!)

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  2. That’s an awfully cute snake (I don’t think I could say that about a real one). Laura, thanks for a great year of author interviews!


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