Surprises and Successes 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

I’m a few days behind on  Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge for Writers where on days 2 and 3, she suggests focusing on Surprises and Successes instead of resolutions. (More about days 4-12 later.) My list of 3 or more surprises and as many successes as I can think of is shared below. I’mContinue reading “Surprises and Successes 12 Days of Christmas Challenge”

An author in the Spotlight

Tomorrow, I’m honored to be featured in the Children’s Books Spotlight Series which shares stories of authors and illustrators. You probably enjoyed the Last full moon of the decade and I’ve shared many other moon photos in my blog over the years. I’ve learned through many readers how strong an impact the moon has onContinue reading “An author in the Spotlight”

Reflections on a School Visit

I’ve been meaning to share this for a week but I’ve been under the weather and had a few deadlines. I love visiting schools to share ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON with children. It’s fun to watch them respond to the story and then talk about it afterwards. I also share a slide show withContinue reading “Reflections on a School Visit”

Six Months Later – Six Highlights

ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON was released on 2/19/19 (An author’s reflection in no particular order) Reconnecting with children I used to teach and their families and knowing how proud they are that I reached this goal. Being on panels and in groups which connected me with authors of distinguished status. Being part of ApollopaloozaContinue reading “Six Months Later – Six Highlights”

Q & A with author Laura Roettiger plus GIVEAWAY!!

Q & A with author Laura Roettiger plus GIVEAWAY!! https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/q-a-with-author-laura-roettiger-plus-giveaway/ — Read on lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/q-a-with-author-laura-roettiger-plus-giveaway/ An interview and an opportunity to win a signed copy of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON 💜🌙📚

Author-of-the-Month (follow up to Shop Local)

I truly enjoyed the month of April as Author-of-the-Month at all four Timbuk Toys stores in Denver. It was lovely meeting people and sharing Aliana Reaches for the Moon. Toy stores are such a happy place. I received a warm welcome each time I visited a store from both the employees and shoppers. I enjoyedContinue reading “Author-of-the-Month (follow up to Shop Local)”

Shop Local

There are so many ways and reasons why it’s important to support local businesses. Independent book stores are my favorite places to visit no matter where I travel. It’s been a while since I shopped for toys, but for the month of April I’ll be spending a lot of time at a Denver toy store,Continue reading “Shop Local”

The Book Stall Storytime

I spent a fantastic Saturday morning at The Book Stall in Winnetka, a wonderful independent book store with 75 years in the community. Author events and book clubs fill their calendar. It was a dream-come-true feeling, reading ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON and answering questions from the crowd which included babes in arms, engaged childrenContinue reading “The Book Stall Storytime”