Welcome Author Sophia Gholz – Giveaway Alert

I am excited to share my interview with Sophia Gholz today. We met in our 2019 debut group when THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST, illustrated by Kayla Harren released. If you haven’t read this book, you’re in for a treat. It’s the true, inspiring, and award-winning story of Jadav Payeng. Sophia is a lovelyContinue reading “Welcome Author Sophia Gholz – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 7/19/21

My life has been wonderfully busy the past week and I’m sorry I didn’t get to write this and share it earlier, but it’s still Monday so cheers to that! One thing I can say about the writing community, especially those who write picture books – young adult, they are a generous and supportive group.Continue reading “Winner Announcement 7/19/21”

Welcome Authors Candice Marley Conner and Michelle Vattula – Double Giveaway!

Today I’m excited to introduce two debut authors who both have picture books printed in a dyslexic inclusive font. As a reading specialist, I wanted to know more and I’m thrilled that both Candice Marley Connor and Michelle Vattula are offering one lucky winner a signed copy of their amazing books. Comment on this blogpostContinue reading “Welcome Authors Candice Marley Conner and Michelle Vattula – Double Giveaway!”

Winner Announcement 7/12/21

Congratulations to Julie Danneberg, winner of BFF OR NRF (Not Really Friends) by Jessica Speer plus some awesome book swag! Email me ljrwritenow at Gmail to connect with the author. Don’t miss critique giveaways from Kira Bigwood and Katie Frawley and a book giveaway from Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia. Coming tomorrow is a double giveaway fromContinue reading “Winner Announcement 7/12/21”

Welcome Author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to have Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia on the blog today. I loved her first book, BESS THE BARN STANDS STRONG, illustrated by Katie Hickey. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear about her new book, BALLOONS FOR PAPA, illustrated by Erika Meza. Trust me, you’ll want to order it for yourselfContinue reading “Welcome Author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Katie Frawley – Giveaway Alert

Today’s interview with author Katie Frawley, a wonderful critique partner who I met through a few online groups and mutual friends. She’s a judge for RateYourStory.org and her adorable picture book, TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES, illustrated by Laurie Stansfield, released earlier this month. If you haven’t read it yet, go order it now. I’llContinue reading “Welcome Author Katie Frawley – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 6/28/2021

It pains me to announce today’s winner because I really wanted this prize for myself, but that seems like it might be a bit shady, so … Congratulations to Dina Hodara who won the priceless prize of a query + 10 page middle grade critique from the hugely talented Rajani LaRocca, author of MUCH ADOContinue reading “Winner Announcement 6/28/2021”

Welcome Author Kira Bigwood – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome Kira Bigwood, author of SECRET, SECRET AGENT GUY, illustrated by Celia Krampien. Kira lives in the Chicago area, my hometown, which I plan to visit later this year. Maybe we can meet up at one of the wonderful indie bookstores I hope to visit when I’m in town. Her launch was atContinue reading “Welcome Author Kira Bigwood – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Jessica Speer – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to welcome Jessica Speer today. Jessica is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI and another Colorado author who I can’t wait to meet in person when we are able to resume live events! If you know me, it should come as no surprise that I am impatiently waiting to haveContinue reading “Welcome Author Jessica Speer – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 6/21/2021

Congratulations to winner Reem Al-qaysi winner of CLAIRE’S CLOSET, by author Debra Scala Giokas and illustrated by Mary Ryan Reeves. Congratulations to Bonnie Hausman winner of NO ROOM FOR A PUP! by author Elizabeth Suneby and illustrated by Laurel Molk. Winners, please email me at ljrwritenow @ Gmail so that I may connect you withContinue reading “Winner Announcement 6/21/2021”