Welcome Author Anna Harber Freeman – Giveaway Alert!

Today’s guest is one of my dear critique partners, Anna Harber Freeman. I remember when she first shared an early draft of SHAPED BY HER HANDS: POTTER MARIA MARTINEZ. There is nothing like having a front row seat to the process of write, revise, and repeat until a manuscript becomes a beautiful book. Anna andContinue reading “Welcome Author Anna Harber Freeman – Giveaway Alert!”

Welcome Author Nina Chapman – Giveaway Alert!

Today we have an interview with author Nina Chapman who will make you laugh and cheer as she shares the challenges of releasing a book and teaching during the pandemic. Her middle grade book, MICAH MCKINNEY AND THE BOYS OF SUMMER, which released a year ago at the beginning of the pandemic, is only partContinue reading “Welcome Author Nina Chapman – Giveaway Alert!”

Welcome Author Fleur Bradley – Giveaway Alert

I am so happy to share my interview with Fleur Bradley, author of MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL, illustrated by Xavier Bonet, a mystery set at a location similar to The Stanley Hotel, a favorite spot to visit with friends from out of town. Even though I’ve never seen The Shining, I’ve been to TheContinue reading “Welcome Author Fleur Bradley – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 3/22/21

Congratulations to Jennifer Crump, winner of ME + TREE signed by the author Alex Giardino, illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso. Congratulations to Heather Bell, winner of WISH LIBRARY SNOW DAY IN MAY signed by author Christine Evans, illustrated by Patrick Corrigan. Winners, please email me Ljrwritenow at gmail.com so that I can connect youContinue reading “Winner Announcement 3/22/21”

Welcome Author Valerie Bolling – Giveaway Alert

Today I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with author Valerie Bolling, author of LET’S DANCE! illustrated by Maine Diaz. If you know me, you know dancing is one of my favorite activities so when I first heard about Valerie’s book, I did a happy dance! Valerie has generously offered a 15 minute phoneContinue reading “Welcome Author Valerie Bolling – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Ellen Leventhal – Giveaway Alert!

Today I get to share my interview with Ellen Leventhal who is a wonderful author and member of the kidlit writing community. I’m not sure when or how we first connected, but I’m glad we did. I enjoyed her first two books and her new book, A FLOOD OF KINDNESS, illustrated by Blythe Russo isContinue reading “Welcome Author Ellen Leventhal – Giveaway Alert!”

Winner Announcements 3/15/21

Congratulations to Donna Rossman winner of Vivian Kirkfield‘s 30 minute zoom chat! Congratulations to Paula Obering winner of Martha Freeman‘s book NOAH MCNICHOL AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST! Winners, please email me Ljrwritenow at Gmail so that I can connect you with the winner. If you haven’t entered other open giveaways, check out interviews with AlexContinue reading “Winner Announcements 3/15/21”

Welcome author Julie Abery – Giveaway Alert

Julie and I met in 2019 as part of a picture book debut group. Even though we are geographically 5000 miles apart, we have grown close through the wonders of technology. Hopefully one day, I’l be able to travel to Switzerland again and meet her in person. She’s been a fabulous critique partner, and we’veContinue reading “Welcome author Julie Abery – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Norene Paulson – Giveaway Alert

Today, Norene Paulson whose second picture book WHAT’S SILLY HAIR DAY WITH NO HAIR? released this month. I am always impressed by the creativity of writers, but if you visit Norene’s website, you’ll see her bio written from A to Z which is delightful. Norene is generously offering one winner a signed copy of WHAT’SContinue reading “Welcome Author Norene Paulson – Giveaway Alert”