Welcome Author Rinda Beach – Giveaway Alert

Rinda Beach and I both had books related to the moon come out in 2019, the anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. My book, ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON illustrated by Ariel Boroff and Rinda’s book NEIL ARMSTRONG’S WIND TUNNEL, illustrated by Cole Roberts were both part of the year long excitement surroundingContinue reading “Welcome Author Rinda Beach – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Elizabeth Shreeve – Giveaway Alert

I’m very excited to share my interview with talented author Elizabeth Shreeve on the book birthday of her new release, OUT OF THE BLUE: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. Book birthdays are one of my favorite reasons, okay excuses, to eat cake for breakfast. I hope Elizabeth is enjoying cakeContinue reading “Welcome Author Elizabeth Shreeve – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Kari Lavelle – Giveaway Alert

I’m happy to welcome Kari Lavelle to the blog today. Her debut picture book, WE MOVE THE WORLD, illustrated by Nabi H Ali came into the world earlier this week. The empowering message shows children they can take small actions to make a difference. Kari is generously offering a winners choice giveaway of a pictureContinue reading “Welcome Author Kari Lavelle – Giveaway Alert”

This week’s winner announcement coming Wednesday

I’m traveling at the moment and didn’t pick the winners for Lisa Rogers’ or Kate Foster’s giveaways yet. Comment on those posts to enter! Winners coming later this week! Also, don’t miss amazing giveaways from Chana Stiefel, Kim Tomsic, Rosie Pova, and Karen Cotton. Plus another amazing interview coming tomorrow!

Winner Announcement 4/26/21

Congratulations to Elli Plunkett, winner of SHAPED BY HER HANDS: POTTER MARIA MARTINEZ, by Anna Harber Freeman and Barbara Gonzalez and illustrated by Aphelandra. Congratulations to Tonnye Fletcher, winner of Jolene Gutiérrez’s giveaway of BIONIC BEASTS or a picture book critique. Winners, please email me at Ljrwritenow at gmail.com so that I can connect youContinue reading “Winner Announcement 4/26/21”

Welcome Author Chana Stiefel – Giveaway Alert

Please help me welcome Chana Stiefel who’s newest book, LET LIBERTY RISE, How America’s School Children Helped Save The Statue of Liberty, illustrated by Chuck Groenink is a fabulous story of inspiration and empowered children. She’s published several books, but first came to my attention with her book, MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH! illustrated by MaryContinue reading “Welcome Author Chana Stiefel – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Lisa Rogers – Giveaway Alert

Most of the authors and illustrators I’ve interviewed here are friends I’ve met in real life or connected with from groups like Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge. Today I welcome Lisa Rogers who I met when I heard so much about her book, 16 WORDS: WILLIAM CARLOS AND “THE RED WHEELBARROW” (illustrated by ChuckContinue reading “Welcome Author Lisa Rogers – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 4/12/21

The winner of Ellen Leventhal’s giveaway, a signed copy of A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo. is KEGarland. The winner of Valerie Bolling‘s, giveaway of a 15 minute conversation about queries and the publishing industry is Emma Wood. The winner of Fleur Bradley’s giveaway, a signed copy of MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL,Continue reading “Winner Announcement 4/12/21”

Last Day for Four Giveaways! Comment on Posts to Enter

I’ve been on vacation so I missed choosing and announcing winners last Monday.Now that I’m back, I’m making up for lost time. There are four giveaways that will have winner announcements on Monday, April 12. Ellen Leventhal is offering a signed copy of her new book A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo. ValerieContinue reading “Last Day for Four Giveaways! Comment on Posts to Enter”

Welcome Author Jolene Gutiérrez – Giveaway Alert!

I met Jolene at our regional SCBWI conference several years ago where we bonded over teaching, our own children, writing, and nature. During a lunch break, Jolene was kind enough to walk with me as I went in pursuit of a bird I had never been able to capture with my camera until that day.Continue reading “Welcome Author Jolene Gutiérrez – Giveaway Alert!”