Welcome Author Debra Scala Giokas – Giveaway Alert

Today’s special guest is someone I met when we were both at Stony Brook University – Southampton writing conference in 2017. Debra and I were members of children’s literature workshop that worked that summer and beyond. This was the group that helped me revise ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON from the hot mess I presentedContinue reading “Welcome Author Debra Scala Giokas – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 5/31/21

Congratulations to Laura Perdew, winner of OUT OF THE BLUE: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas, written by Elizabeth Shreeve and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. Congratulations to Sherry Roberts winner of ZOE’S SCAVENGER HUNT FUN written by Rinda Beach. Winners, please email me Ljrwritenow at Gmail.com so that I can connect you with the author.Continue reading “Winner Announcement 5/31/21”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Alice Feagan

I’m thrilled to share my interview with another Colorado talent, Alice Feagan. She is an author-illustrator and mother of two young children, so I’m wondering how she does it all. I’m planning to meet her in person very soon and maybe she’ll share her secret. In the meantime, we can enjoy her interview and celebrateContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Alice Feagan”

Welcome Author Charlotte Offsay – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome another wonderful author who I met through Julie Hedlund’s 12x12PB challenge. Charlotte and I connected in 2019 when THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP, illustrated by Katie Rewse had been announced for 2021. Yes, publishing requires hard work and serious patience! I’m excited to see this book out in the world and happy toContinue reading “Welcome Author Charlotte Offsay – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 5/24/21

Congratulations to Janet Hersh, winner of I’M A GLUTEN-SNIFFING SERVICE DOG from author Michal Babay, illustrated by Ela Smietanka. Congratulations to Sara Kruger (SavoringEveryMoment) winner of the picture book critique from author Kari Lavelle, WE MOVE THE WORLD, illustrated by Nabi H Ali. Winners, please email me so that I can connect you with theContinue reading “Winner Announcement 5/24/21”

Welcome Author Phaea Crede – Giveaway Alert

Today we meet Phaea Crede whose debut picture book JET THE CAT (Is NOT a Cat) illustrated by Terry Runyan has had a delayed book birthday, but is coming soon to a bookstore near you. This means you still have time to preorder it from your favorite indie bookstore. Phaea is offering a your choiceContinue reading “Welcome Author Phaea Crede – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Kirsti Call – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m excited to share my interview with Kirsti Call who has not one, but two books with a cow as a main character! If you know me, you know my love for cows began in childhood and has never wavered. MOOTILDA’S BAD MOOD, cowritten with Corey Rosen Schwartz and illustrated by Claudia Ranucci cameContinue reading “Welcome Author Kirsti Call – Giveaway Alert”

Winner announcement 5/17/21

Congratulations to Marissa Leigh winner of the virtual classroom visit from Kim Tomsic, including a reading of THE ELEPHANTS COME HOME, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Also a reminder to Kyla Clark who won the swag bag giveaway from Rosie Pova, please email me so that I can connect you with your prize! Don’t miss outContinue reading “Winner announcement 5/17/21”