The Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore – Giveaway Alert

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”

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”

Winner Announcements!

Congratulations to Yangmommy (Jenny Buchet) winner of a signed copy of Carrie Finison’s book DON’T HUG DOUG, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman Congratulations to Marcia Williams winner of a full picture book critique from Evelyn Bookless, author of CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE TREE MACHINE, illustrated by Danny Deeptown Winners, please email me ljrwritenow at soContinue reading “Winner Announcements!”

Welcome Author Lauren Kerstein – Giveaway Alert

Today my very special guest is Lauren Kerstein. She is a wonderful critique partner, friend, and an amazing human being. Her latest book, HOME FOR A WHILE, is the perfect marriage of her talents as a psychotherapist and picture book author. HOME FOR A WHILE is out in the world today, yes TODAY! I amContinue reading “Welcome Author Lauren Kerstein – Giveaway Alert”

Winners for more giveaways Congratulations!

Congratulations to Anna Harber Freeman, winner of ALONE, by Megan E. Freeman! Congratulations to Tiffany Painter, winner of PICTURE BOOK SCIENCE SERIES: ADAPTATIONS, by Laura Perdew! Congratulations to Melissa Darrow, winner of THE POLIO PIONEER, by Linda Elovitz Marshall. Winners, please email me at ljrwritenow at and I’ll connect you with the authors. Melissa,Continue reading “Winners for more giveaways Congratulations!”

Welcome Illustrator Heather Bell – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome illustrator Heather Bell, to the blog. We met in 2019 as part of a picture book debut group of authors and illustrators and I’m a big fan of her debut MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERSONAL SPACE INVADER. From her bio: Heather Bell whole-heartedly believes that hidden within our everyday lives isContinue reading “Welcome Illustrator Heather Bell – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Carrie Finison

I’m happy to welcome Carrie Finison to the blog today. Her second picture book DON’T HUG DOUG is releasing next Tuesday, January 26th so now is The Perfect Time to order it from your favorite local indie bookstore! Her first book, DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS which made everyone smile, and probably run out to a doughnutContinue reading “Welcome Author Carrie Finison”

Welcome Author Laura Perdew – Giveaway Alert

Please help me welcome Laura Perdew, author of several books for the education market, THE FORT released by Page Street Publishing, and an amazing STEM series PICTURE BOOK SCIENCE SERIES: ADAPTATIONS, published by Nomad Press. Laura is generously offering the entire series, yes all 5 books, for the giveaway! Laura is a local friend, activeContinue reading “Welcome Author Laura Perdew – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Megan E. Freeman – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to welcome Megan E. Freeman to the blog today to celebrate the release of her debut middle grade novel, ALONE, beautifully written in verse. I’ve read excerpts and am eager to read the rest of the book. Megan is a member of my local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) group.Continue reading “Welcome Megan E. Freeman – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Linda Elovitz Marshall – Book Giveaway Alert!

Today I am thrilled to share an interview with author, Linda Elovitz Marshall. She has generously offered to give one lucky winner a copy of her book, THE POLIO PIONEER DR. JONAS SALK AND THE POLIO VACCINE. Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win this book (US addresses only.) In aContinue reading “Welcome Linda Elovitz Marshall – Book Giveaway Alert!”