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 Jill Dana – Giveaway Alert

Today I am excited to share my interview with author friend Jill Dana who I met as a judge with Rate Your Story . We are also part of Picture Book Gold, a promotion group that has recently celebrated the release of Jill’s second book, BUTTERNUT & BUTTERCUP, illustrated by Rachel Tan-Hwee. Jill has beenContinue reading “Welcome Author Jill Dana – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Stephanie Gibeault – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome my Picture Book Gold author friend Stephanie Gibeault. Over the years, we have crossed paths on social media in different children’s book groups. When my real life friend and I decided to form a promotion group together for 2023 and beyond, Stephanie’s name was mentioned as someone we should ask. Fortunately, sheContinue reading “Welcome Author Stephanie Gibeault – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 2/23/23

Congratulations Michelle Steinberg, you are the winner of Beth Anderson’s wonderful giveaway, CLOAKED IN COURAGE: Uncovering Deborah Sampson, Patriot Soldier, illustrated by Anne Lambelet. Thank you, Beth for being on the blog. Michelle, please email me at Ljrwritenow @ g mail dot com so that I can connect you with Beth. Earlier this week IContinue reading “Winner Announcement 2/23/23”

Welcome Author Catherine Ciocchi – Giveaway Alert

Today I am sharing my interview with Catherine Ciocchi who combined her love of baseball and science, two of my favorite things! SCIENCE MATTER AND THE BASEBALL PARK, a wonderful picture book illustrated by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne, published by Gnome Road combines the joy and excitement of a story about a baseball game withContinue reading “Welcome Author Catherine Ciocchi – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Beth Anderson – Giveaway Alert

Today I am pleased to share my interview with Beth Anderson who has written several inspiring nonfiction picture books. She has a gift for finding a person in history most of us have never heard about and telling their story in a fascinating way. Her books, SMELLY KELLY AND HIS SUPER SENSES, How James Kelly’sContinue reading “Welcome Author Beth Anderson – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 1/26/23

Congratulations Sara Petersohn winner of a wonderful YA novel, SEVEN PERCENT OF RO DEVEREUX , from Ellen O’Clover. Sara, please email me at ljrwritenow at G mail dot com with your mailing address so that I can connect you to your prize. Readers, if you missed Tuesday’s interview with middle grade author Mary Boone whoseContinue reading “Winner Announcement 1/26/23”

Welcome Author Mary Boone – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome my Rate Your Story friend author Mary Boone. She’s a former newspaper reporter and editor which explains why she’s highly skilled at critiquing and nonfiction research. Mary has more than 65 nonfiction books for young readers, a wonderful blog featuring other authors, and a fabulous website. Mary and I were part ofContinue reading “Welcome Author Mary Boone – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Ellen O’Clover – Giveaway Alert

Today is special and not just because it’s the first giveaway of 2023! I am bursting with excitement to share my interview with Ellen O’Clover celebrating her debut Young Adult Contemporary novel SEVEN PERCENT OF RO DEVEREUX which releases on January 17, 2023. I met Ellen through our local SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book WritersContinue reading “Welcome Author Ellen O’Clover – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 12/8/22

Congratulations to Dea Brayden, winner of ENERGY FROM THE EARTH by Susan Wroble! Thank you Susan for being on the blog and sharing your fascinating stories. Dea, please email me so that I can connect you with your prize. This is the last giveaway of 2022. I have some amazing interviews with authors and author-illustratorsContinue reading “Winner Announcement 12/8/22”