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”

Welcome Author Sylvia Liu – Giveaway Alert

Today I am excited to share my interview with Sylvia Liu who I met at a writing conference in 2018, back when in the good old days when in-person events were the norm and we never could have imagined anything else. Before that, I knew Sylvia as one of the co-founders of KidLit411 which helpsContinue reading “Welcome Author Sylvia Liu – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 7/12/21

Congratulations to Julie Danneberg, winner of BFF OR NRF (Not Really Friends) by Jessica Speer plus some awesome book swag! Email me ljrwritenow at Gmail to connect with the author. Don’t miss critique giveaways from Kira Bigwood and Katie Frawley and a book giveaway from Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia. Coming tomorrow is a double giveaway fromContinue reading “Winner Announcement 7/12/21”

Welcome Author Jessica Speer – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to welcome Jessica Speer today. Jessica is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI and another Colorado author who I can’t wait to meet in person when we are able to resume live events! If you know me, it should come as no surprise that I am impatiently waiting to haveContinue reading “Welcome Author Jessica Speer – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Kate Foster – Giveaway Alert

I am very excited to welcome author Kate Foster to the blog today. She is a a wonderful presence on Twitter and has brought many people in the writing community together. As you’ll find out below, what she hopes readers will get from her books is what I’ve gained from our interactions on social media.Continue reading “Welcome Author Kate Foster – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Nina Chapman – Giveaway Alert!

Today we have an interview with author Nina Chapman who will make you laugh and cheer as she shares the challenges of releasing a book and teaching during the pandemic. Her middle grade book, MICAH MCKINNEY AND THE BOYS OF SUMMER, which released a year ago at the beginning of the pandemic, is only partContinue reading “Welcome Author Nina Chapman – Giveaway Alert!”