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”

Winner Announcement 7/28/22

Congratulations to Amanda Davis, winner of AMERICAN DESI, from Jyoti Rajan Gopal and illustrated by Supriya Kelkar. Amanda, email me ljrwritenow at G mail so that I can connect you to your prize. Don’t miss my interview from July 19 with Amber Hendricks and come back in August for interviews with Renée LaTulippe and PJContinue reading “Winner Announcement 7/28/22”

A Tribute to Librarians & Libraries

Today I’m sharing a beautifully written post about the power of librarians and libraries. I hope you are all as inspired as I am reading this essay. Hanh Bui guest post on Betsy Bird’s Fuse8 blog Libraries and Librarians Enrich Lives Far Beyond Books! Recently I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some new authors andContinue reading “A Tribute to Librarians & Libraries”

In Person School Visit

I had my first school visit on Friday after 25 months of virtual events. There is nothing more gratifying to connect with children in person. I loved reading Aliana Reaches for the Moon to each group, seeing their faces (some in masks, some not) during the story and hearing their reactions during and after theContinue reading “In Person School Visit”

Book Giveaway: LISTEN: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker

Shannon Stocker has written a new picture book, LISTEN: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth and … Book Giveaway: LISTEN: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker

Aliana Reaches for the Moon turns 3 – Giveaway Alert

On February 19, 2019, ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, written by me! and illustrated by Ariel Boroff released from Eifrig Publishing to coincide with the full moon. If you follow this blog, you know how much I am inspired by the moon and the variety as it waxes to full and wanes to the slimmestContinue reading “Aliana Reaches for the Moon turns 3 – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement – 9/20/21

Congratulations to Marla Yablon winner of the giveaway from the multitalented Dow Phumiruk who has offered a winner’s choice giveaway of one of her books! I was at the launch last week for HELLO, TREE! written by Ana Crespo and illustrated by Dow and it’s magnificent. Marla, please email me at ljrwritenow at Gmail toContinue reading “Winner Announcement – 9/20/21”

Welcome Author Alda P. Dobbs – Giveaway Alert

I’m excited to share my interview with Alda P. Dobbs whose middle grade debut BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA exemplifies why I love reading middle grade books. Her writing is rich the story includes interesting details of the Mexican Revolution, and most importantly, it is a marvelous story that takes the reader on a rideContinue reading “Welcome Author Alda P. Dobbs – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 9/6/21

Congratulations to Lindsay Maeve winner of a signed copy of MANTATEE’S BEST FRIEND and a bookmark from author Sylvia Liu! Also, reaching out to last week’s winner Mia Gieger who won MY SCHOOL STINKS! from author Becky Scharnhorst illustrated by Julia Patton. Winners, please email me at ljrwritenow at Gmail.com Don’t forget there are stillContinue reading “Winner Announcement 9/6/21”