Welcome Author Laura Perdew – Giveaway Alert

Please help me welcome Laura Perdew, author of several books for the education market, THE FORT released by Page Street Publishing, and an amazing STEM series PICTURE BOOK SCIENCE SERIES: ADAPTATIONS, published by Nomad Press. Laura is generously offering the entire series, yes all 5 books, for the giveaway! Laura is a local friend, activeContinue reading “Welcome Author Laura Perdew – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Megan E. Freeman – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to welcome Megan E. Freeman to the blog today to celebrate the release of her debut middle grade novel, ALONE, beautifully written in verse. I’ve read excerpts and am eager to read the rest of the book. Megan is a member of my local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) group.Continue reading “Welcome Megan E. Freeman – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Linda Elovitz Marshall – Book Giveaway Alert!

Today I am thrilled to share an interview with author, Linda Elovitz Marshall. She has generously offered to give one lucky winner a copy of her book, THE POLIO PIONEER DR. JONAS SALK AND THE POLIO VACCINE. Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win this book (US addresses only.) In aContinue reading “Welcome Linda Elovitz Marshall – Book Giveaway Alert!”

Welcome Samantha Cleaver – Giveaway Alert!

I’m excited to welcome Samantha Cleaver to kick off my new twice-weekly blogposts devoted to writing for and reading with children. Samantha and I taught together in Chicago about ten years ago. Since that time, she moved to North Carolina, began raising her own little readers and earned her PhD. She is the author ofContinue reading “Welcome Samantha Cleaver – Giveaway Alert!”

Waiting and Looking Ahead

What are you waiting for and looking forward to? What’s holding you back? Charlie is waiting for his beloved Meadow, and the leash is holding him back. Obviously with limited access to places where people gather and travel, I’ve been enjoying time on the trail as much as Charlie does. But I’ve been waiting forContinue reading “Waiting and Looking Ahead”

End of Year Thoughts

The beauty of reflection – With each new day With each full moon With each turn of the calendar page, is that we have a chance to smile or shed a tear. But either way it’s our reminder to let go of the negative and embrace what makes us happy. Wishing you the joy inContinue reading “End of Year Thoughts”