Welcome Author Marcia Berneger – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m celebrating another book from a Picture Book Gold friend, Marcia Berneger. On Valentine’s Day BUSY FEET, illustrated by Susan Chapman stomped, tiptoed, and wiggled its way into the world. It’s a fun book and Marcia has been very busy sharing it at book stores and library story times. Today she’s going to share some of her inspiration and I highly recommend you order it from your favorite indie bookstore or ask your library to get it. In fact, two ways to help authors that don’t cost you anything: request books and check them out from your public library and tell your friends about them!

Marcia is offering one lucky winner a “your choice” prize of a copy of her first picture book, BUSTER THE LITTLE GARBAGE TRUCK, illustrated by Kevin Zimmer or a picture book critique. Comment on the blogpost to enter the giveaway.

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

BUSY FEET is designed for ages two and up. At that age I was very shy. I was a pretty fearful child, afraid especially at night. My grandson, Ori, on the other hand, is a pretty fearless kid. I’m including his picture.

What inspires you?

My grandson is my biggest inspiration when it comes to writing picture books. I love reading my books to him. Turns out, his three favorite books right now are BUSTER THE LITTLE GARBAGE TRUCK (my first picture book), BUSY FEET and a new one I ran off for him called CRUSIN’ DOWN THE HIGHWAY. It’s filled with work trucks like fire engines, cement trucks and, of course, garbage trucks. Nothing better than to have him ask me to read them three times in a row, for days at a time. 

What do you hope readers take away from your books?

BUSY FEET is about all about having fun. It also happens to be fill with antonyms. (Must be the teacher in me.) I want little kids to raise their feet up and down, run fast and slow, and just have fun with my book.

What’s next for you?

I do have two more books in the Busy Baby series that hopefully Starry Forest will publish. I also have that truck book, which I plan to submit to agents. My grandson is growing up in an interfaith family and I’m focusing on one or two picture books around this topic. That is a very underrepresented market and I’m hoping to fill in that huge gap.

To learn more about Marcia and her upcoming books:

Twitter & Instagram: @marciaberneger   @marciaberneger

 website: http://www.marciaberneger.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.

23 thoughts on “Welcome Author Marcia Berneger – Giveaway Alert

    1. Thanks for reading and sharing on Twitter, Rachel! I loved reading about how Marcia added so many different elements to BUSY FEET to create such a layered story! Good luck in the giveaway and I can’t wait to celebrate your upcoming book soon!


    1. Thanks, Danielle for all your support! I do appreciate the fun element that Marcia seems to have mastered in these books because we need to remember to have fun! Good luck in the giveaway!


  1. Congratulations, Marcia! Busy Feet is such a delightful and fun book. It is wonderful to learn about the inspiration behind your stories. I am a big fan of your work and dedication, and I am very happy to see your books in the world.

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