Winner Announcement 6/23/22

Congratulations to Marla Yablon winner of MONSTERS IN THE BRINY from author Lynn Becker and illustrated by Scott Brundage. Email me at ljrwritenow at G mail so that I can connect you with Lynn. Don’t miss my interview from Tuesday with Ashley Belote, author – illustrator of LISTEN UP, LOUELLA which also has a giveaway.Continue reading “Winner Announcement 6/23/22”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Ashley Belote – Giveaway Alert

Today, I’m celebrating a book birthday with Ashley Belote and LISTEN UP, LOUELLA. Why yes, I am having cake to celebrate and you should too. Go get some to enjoy while you read our interview. I’m so excited to celebrate this book and Ashley who I’ve gotten to know over the phone, email, and messages.Continue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Ashley Belote – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 4/22/22

Congratulations to Jyoti Rajan Gopal, winner of a 30 minute zoom chat with Chelsea LinWallace, author of A HOME NAMED WALTER, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu. Please email me ljrwritenow @Gmail.com Readers, thank you for supporting the authors and illustrators on the blog. Writing glowing reviews, buying books, requesting them from your library, and word-of-mouth areContinue reading “Winner Announcement 4/22/22”

Welcome Author Shannon Stocker – Giveaway Alert

Today, I’m thrilled to share my interview with Shannon Stocker. We met through our 2019 debut group and quickly bonded over our alma mater (Go Northwestern!) writing, children, and the messiness of life. If you aren’t yet familiar with her, she has an amazing story which will be available as a memoir at some futureContinue reading “Welcome Author Shannon Stocker – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Chelsea Lin Wallace – Giveaway Alert

I’ve been connected with Chelsea through social media and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge for a few years. She’s shared some lovely poetry, photos of her adorable daughter, and some other posts that brought me to messaging her and ultimately to this interview. She’s one of many authors I haven’t met in person butContinue reading “Welcome Author Chelsea Lin Wallace – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Meera Sriram – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m sharing my interview with author Meera Sriram, who I met in our debut group in 2019. Her book THE YELLOW SUITCASE, illustrated by Meera Sethi shared a heartfelt story of traveling to India after losing a grandmother. Since then, she’s had three more picture books released and today we’ll be celebrating and learningContinue reading “Welcome Author Meera Sriram – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 3/10/22

Congratulations to Donna Rossman, winner of a signed copy of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, by Laura Roettiger and illustrated by Ariel Boroff. Please email me with your address so that I can send your prize. Ljrwritenow @ Gmail.com Don’t miss the fantastic double giveaway still available from Nancy Churnin for signed copies of AContinue reading “Winner Announcement 3/10/22”

Winner Announcement 3/3/22

Congratulations to Jen Ruskin, winner of LAYLA AND THE BOTS: MAKING WAVES, by Vicki Fang, illustrated by Christine Nishiyama! Jen, please email me ljrwritenow G mail.com so that can connect you with Vicky. Don’t forget there are 2 other giveaways still open: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, by Laura Roettiger & illustrated by Ariel Boroff.Continue reading “Winner Announcement 3/3/22”

Welcome Author Nancy Churnin – Double Giveaway Alert

Today is March 1st, which makes it feel like spring and we’re in the middle of a week of spring-like temperatures here in Colorado, so I’m celebrating that too. I’m also excited for March On With Mentor Texts, which is the newly formatted ReForReMo as part of the RateYourStory.org blog. I’m a Rate Your StoryContinue reading “Welcome Author Nancy Churnin – Double Giveaway Alert”