Welcome Author Susan Wroble – Giveaway Alert

Today I am happy to have Susan Wroble on the blog. She’s a local author friend who serves as one of our SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Rocky Mountain Chapter Regional Advisors and has been a supporter of this blog from the beginning. I’m grateful for so many ways she contributes toContinue reading “Welcome Author Susan Wroble – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Susanna Leonard Hill – Giveaway Alert

It is a joy to welcome Susanna Leonard Hill to my blog today to celebrate her latest picture book, ALPHABEDTIME, illustrated by Betsy Snyder. Susanna is not only the author of more than twenty-five picture books, she has one of the best blogs for picture book enthusiasts, whether you’re a writer, a reader, or bothContinue reading “Welcome Author Susanna Leonard Hill – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 9/22/22

Congratulations to Kim Larson winner of the quadruple picture book giveaway and huge thanks to our amazing authors: Michal Babay, author of THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING LUNCHROOM, illustrated by Paula Cohen, Becky Scharnhorst author of THIS FIELD TRIP STINKS, illustrated by Julia Patton, Carrie Finneson author of HURRY LITTLE TORTOISE, TIME FOR SCHOOL, illustrated by ErinContinue reading “Winner Announcement 9/22/22”

Welcome Author Kellye Crocker – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome debut middle grade author Kellye Crocker who I met at our SCBWI conference three years ago. As I shared yesterday, this past weekend was our first return to a big in-person conference. Our region has so many wonderful authors and illustrators that back in the winter all of our independent bookstores cameContinue reading “Welcome Author Kellye Crocker – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 9/8/22

Congratulations to Jolene Gutiérrez winner of the triple middle grade giveaway from Fleur Bradley, Alda P. Dobbs and Jessica Speer! You’ll be getting DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, and MIDDLE SCHOOL- SAFETY GOOGLES ADVISED. Don’t miss the quadruple Picture Book Giveaway that I shared this with with amazing authors JulieContinue reading “Winner Announcement 9/8/22”

Winner Announcement 8/19/22

Before I announce the winner of the giveaway from Renée LaTulippe, I want to give a huge shout out to her and all the people who were kind enough to leave a comment. She clearly inspires so many of us in the kidlit community. I thank everyone who took the time to read our interviewContinue reading “Winner Announcement 8/19/22”

Triple Middle Grade Book Giveaway

Since January 2021, I’ve been sharing interviews with amazing authors and illustrators who are both creative and generous. Today, I’ve brought back three wonderful middle grade authors who each have a new book to celebrate. One book is a sequel, one is a guide to middle school that we all wished we had, and oneContinue reading “Triple Middle Grade Book Giveaway”

Welcome Author PJ McIlvaine – Giveaway Alert

Today I am sharing my interview with PJ McIlvaine who writes picture books, middle grade, and young adult. We met in our picture book debut group in 2019 and since that time, PJ has been hard at work creating middle grade fiction that I’m excited to share with all of you. Her recent book, VIOLETContinue reading “Welcome Author PJ McIlvaine – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement – 8-11-22

Congratulations to Lauren Strelsin, winner of AUTUMN LEAVES FALL and FOREST FRIENDS SLEEP from author Amber Hendricks, and illustrated by Gavin Scott. These beautiful board books are part of the LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS series from Amicus Ink. Please email me Ljrwritenow at Gmail with your mailing address. Don’t miss the current international giveaway from RenéeContinue reading “Winner Announcement – 8-11-22”

Welcome Author Renée LaTulippe – Int’l Giveaway Alert!

Today I welcome Renée LaTulippe, author of THE CRAB BALLET, illustrated by Cécile Metzger. Renée is the name that comes up every time the subjects of rhyme and meter are mentioned in a discussion on social media. Depending upon who you ask, she is a legend, a guru, an expert, an authority, a master …Continue reading “Welcome Author Renée LaTulippe – Int’l Giveaway Alert!”