If you’re like me, you have people who you consider friends but have never met in real life. I’ve seen other bloggers say they consider their followers and bloggers they interact with real friends. This seemed to be especially true since March 2020 when … well we all know what happened. In the world ofContinue reading “Virtual and IRL Friends”
Today I have the joy of celebrating The Wandering Jellyfish, a new independent bookstore which opened last summer in Niwot, Colorado. The two owners are writers I know from SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and since they opened, I’ve been there more times than I can count. I recently visited to shareContinue reading “The Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore – Giveaway Alert”
So many wonderful experiences have happened since Aliana Reaches for the Moon was released. I’m enjoying author visits and schools and connecting with readers is the best part. School visits this week and the first week of March in Colorado. Heading to Chicago for some school visits later in March!
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”
This was my first year using Instagram. If you look at this #Top9, it appears that my entire year was related to Aliana Reaches for the Moon and books. I’m surprised that pictures of Charlie, sunrise, animals, or anything else didn’t even make an appearance.
There are many wonderful facets of being an author, but one of the best is reading my book to an audience of children. I love school visits, library events, and bookstores. What can make it even better? Sharing the Storytime spotlight with another author! I was lucky enough to team up with Carmela LaVigna CoyleContinue reading “Small Business Saturday at Second Star to the Right”
The picture book community is full of supportive people who help each other in a variety of ways. We are an interconnected web of authors and illustrators who may have never met in person, but truly are friends. The photo above, taken last Friday, has two of the most supportive members of this community. JulieContinue reading “Bookstore Magic”
Independent Bookstores are the best way to celebrate a book launch! Yesterday I was the featured author at a wonderful new location of a beloved Denver bookstore, Second Star to the Right. If that name sounds familiar but you have never been to Denver, Colorado, it’s probably because of the song from Peter Pan. TheseContinue reading “Second Star to the Right 🌟”