Welcome Author-Illustrator Bonnie Kelso – Giveaway Alert

I’m excited to feature Bonnie Kelso, a talented author-illustrator and her debut picture book NUDI GILL: POISON POWERHOUSE OF THE SEA, published by Gnome Road Publishing . Bonnie and I have crossed paths in virtual writing groups over the years. Last winter when we both participated in a Zoom middle grade writing class offered throughContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Bonnie Kelso – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 5/18/23

Congratulations to winner Amy Benoit you won the 20 minute Zoom classroom visit with author-illustrator Marie Boyd, whose debut JUST A WORM was illustrated with quilling and told the story of a worm who wanted to prove he was more than ‘just a worm.’ Please email me at ljrwritenow @ gmail so that I canContinue reading “Winner Announcement 5/18/23”

Teacher Appreciation Week Memory

I’ve had this bookmark for many years. If you’ve never taught a child to read, or watched the magic of their realization that the symbols (letters) combine to make sounds to form words, you may not understand. This is where it begins. But my goal was never to ‘just teach reading.’ I wanted to teachContinue reading “Teacher Appreciation Week Memory”

Winner Announcement 5/4/23

Congratulations to Heather Bell, winner of SOMETHING WILD and some amazing swag from author-illustrator Molly Ruttan! Thank you Molly for being on the blog! Heather, please email me so that I can connect you with your prizes! I’m so excited to have two more author-illustrator interviews and giveaways still available including: Marie Boyd who wasContinue reading “Winner Announcement 5/4/23”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Marie Boyd

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to debut author-illustrator Marie Boyd, who has so many talents and I’m truly in awe of her art. Wait until you see the illustrations in her book, JUST A WORM which was released March 14, by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. Marie created them throughContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Marie Boyd”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Molly Ruttan – Giveaway Alert

I’m excited to share my interview with Molly Ruttan who is an author – illustrator and part of my promotion group Picture Book Gold . Her latest book, SOMETHING WILD, is an exquisite picture book about Hannah, a little girl who loves playing the violin but stage fright strikes before her recital. Hannah’s imagination runsContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Molly Ruttan – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement – 4/25/23

Congratulations to Jennifer Cowan, winner of the “your choice” giveaway from Marcia Berneger! Please let us know if you would like a picture book critique or a copy of Marcia’s book BUSTER THE LITTLE GARBAGE TRUCK, illustrated by Kevin Zimmer. Last week’s interview and giveaway with Molly Ruttan, author and illustrator of SOMETHING WILD, isContinue reading “Winner Announcement – 4/25/23”

Winner Announcement 4/6/23

Congratulations Kendra Dillon, winner of Jill Dana’s fabulous giveaway, BUTTERNUT & BUTTERCUP, illustrated by Rachel Tan-Hwee. Thank you Jill for being on the blog. Kendra, email me your mailing address so that I can share it with Jill. Don’t miss my interview from Tuesday, 4/4 with author Marcia Bergner, celebrating her new picture book, BUSYContinue reading “Winner Announcement 4/6/23”

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 shareContinue reading “Welcome Author Marcia Berneger – Giveaway Alert”