Welcome Author Kellye Crocker – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome debut middle grade author Kellye Crocker who I met at our SCBWI conference three years ago. As I shared yesterday, this past weekend was our first return to a big in-person conference. Our region has so many wonderful authors and illustrators that back in the winter all of our independent bookstores cameContinue reading “Welcome Author Kellye Crocker – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 9/8/22

Congratulations to Jolene Gutiérrez winner of the triple middle grade giveaway from Fleur Bradley, Alda P. Dobbs and Jessica Speer! You’ll be getting DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, and MIDDLE SCHOOL- SAFETY GOOGLES ADVISED. Don’t miss the quadruple Picture Book Giveaway that I shared this with with amazing authors JulieContinue reading “Winner Announcement 9/8/22”

Triple Middle Grade Book Giveaway

Since January 2021, I’ve been sharing interviews with amazing authors and illustrators who are both creative and generous. Today, I’ve brought back three wonderful middle grade authors who each have a new book to celebrate. One book is a sequel, one is a guide to middle school that we all wished we had, and oneContinue reading “Triple Middle Grade Book Giveaway”

Welcome Author PJ McIlvaine – Giveaway Alert

Today I am sharing my interview with PJ McIlvaine who writes picture books, middle grade, and young adult. We met in our picture book debut group in 2019 and since that time, PJ has been hard at work creating middle grade fiction that I’m excited to share with all of you. Her recent book, VIOLETContinue reading “Welcome Author PJ McIlvaine – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Jenny Goebel – Giveaway Alert

I’m so happy to share my interview with author Jenny Goebel, the author of several picture books and middle grade books. Today we are celebrating her upcoming middle grade novel, PIGTURE PERFECT, which is being released by Scholastic Books December 7th. I enjoyed meeting Jenny at my first in-person event since Covid in June andContinue reading “Welcome Author Jenny Goebel – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Lois Peterson – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m happy to introduce you to author, Lois Peterson and her nonfiction middle grade book, SHELTER – HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY, illustrated by Taryn Gee which releases today. Usually I celebrate book birthdays with cake but given the nature of this book, I will be making a food pantry donation instead. SHELTER – HOMELESSNESSContinue reading “Welcome Author Lois Peterson – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcements 10/4/21

I’m happy to announce two winners today! Congratulations to Jennifer Lowe, winner of the a picture book critique from Henry Herz, author of I AM SMOKE, illustrated by Mercè López. Congratulations to Therese Gordon winner of a signed copy of BAREFOOT DREAMS OF Petra Luna and book swag from author, Alda P. Dobbs. Winners pleaseContinue reading “Winner Announcements 10/4/21”

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”

Welcome Author Andrea Wang – Giveaway Alert

I am thrilled to share my interview with another wonderful member of my local SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) chapter, Andrea Wang. In preCovid times, we were together at a variety of events and the last time I saw her in person she shared news about her then upcoming book, WATERCRESS andContinue reading “Welcome Author Andrea Wang – Giveaway Alert”