Welcome Author Lisa Rogers – Giveaway Alert

Most of the authors and illustrators I’ve interviewed here are friends I’ve met in real life or connected with from groups like Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge. Today I welcome Lisa Rogers who I met when I heard so much about her book, 16 WORDS: WILLIAM CARLOS AND “THE RED WHEELBARROW” (illustrated by ChuckContinue reading “Welcome Author Lisa Rogers – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 4/12/21

The winner of Ellen Leventhal’s giveaway, a signed copy of A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo. is KEGarland. The winner of Valerie Bolling‘s, giveaway of a 15 minute conversation about queries and the publishing industry is Emma Wood. The winner of Fleur Bradley’s giveaway, a signed copy of MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL,Continue reading “Winner Announcement 4/12/21”

Last Day for Four Giveaways! Comment on Posts to Enter

I’ve been on vacation so I missed choosing and announcing winners last Monday.Now that I’m back, I’m making up for lost time. There are four giveaways that will have winner announcements on Monday, April 12. Ellen Leventhal is offering a signed copy of her new book A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo. ValerieContinue reading “Last Day for Four Giveaways! Comment on Posts to Enter”

Welcome Author Jolene Gutiérrez – Giveaway Alert!

I met Jolene at our regional SCBWI conference several years ago where we bonded over teaching, our own children, writing, and nature. During a lunch break, Jolene was kind enough to walk with me as I went in pursuit of a bird I had never been able to capture with my camera until that day.Continue reading “Welcome Author Jolene Gutiérrez – Giveaway Alert!”

Welcome Author Anna Harber Freeman – Giveaway Alert!

Today’s guest is one of my dear critique partners, Anna Harber Freeman. I remember when she first shared an early draft of SHAPED BY HER HANDS: POTTER MARIA MARTINEZ. There is nothing like having a front row seat to the process of write, revise, and repeat until a manuscript becomes a beautiful book. Anna andContinue reading “Welcome Author Anna Harber Freeman – Giveaway Alert!”

Welcome Author Carmela LaVigna Coyle – Giveaway Alert!

My guest today is the very dear Carmela LaVigna Coyle who I am lucky to have shared the stage at a collaborative space themed story time event as we read CAN PRINCESSES BECOME ASTRONAUTS? and ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON. She has inspired me as a picture book writer, we’ve bonded over our love ofContinue reading “Welcome Author Carmela LaVigna Coyle – Giveaway Alert!”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Julie Rowan Zoch

Today I am please to share my interview with Julie Rowan Zoch who has two recent releases. LOUIS, which she illustrated, written by Tom Lichtenheld and I’M A HARE, SO THERE! her author-illustrator debut. I read LOUIS over FaceTime to my daughter and granddaughter and it was a huge hit. We all laughed from beginningContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Julie Rowan Zoch”