Winner Announcement 4/22/22

Congratulations to Jyoti Rajan Gopal, winner of a 30 minute zoom chat with Chelsea LinWallace, author of A HOME NAMED WALTER, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu. Please email me ljrwritenow @Gmail.com Readers, thank you for supporting the authors and illustrators on the blog. Writing glowing reviews, buying books, requesting them from your library, and word-of-mouth areContinue reading “Winner Announcement 4/22/22”

Welcome Author Shannon Stocker – Giveaway Alert

Today, I’m thrilled to share my interview with Shannon Stocker. We met through our 2019 debut group and quickly bonded over our alma mater (Go Northwestern!) writing, children, and the messiness of life. If you aren’t yet familiar with her, she has an amazing story which will be available as a memoir at some futureContinue reading “Welcome Author Shannon Stocker – Giveaway Alert”

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

Welcome Author Chelsea Lin Wallace – Giveaway Alert

I’ve been connected with Chelsea through social media and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge for a few years. She’s shared some lovely poetry, photos of her adorable daughter, and some other posts that brought me to messaging her and ultimately to this interview. She’s one of many authors I haven’t met in person butContinue reading “Welcome Author Chelsea Lin Wallace – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Kirsti Call – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m excited to share my interview with Kirsti Call who has not one, but two books with a cow as a main character! If you know me, you know my love for cows began in childhood and has never wavered. MOOTILDA’S BAD MOOD, cowritten with Corey Rosen Schwartz and illustrated by Claudia Ranucci cameContinue reading “Welcome Author Kirsti Call – Giveaway Alert”

The Moon and Jupiter over Red Rocks

An evening at Red Rocks Amphitheater is a dream for many performers and concert goers. I’ve been fortunate to see a variety of performers there since I’ve lived in Colorado. Sunday night, with Joe Bonamassa on the stage, we were treated to a second show in the sky. The waxing gibbous moon rested between SaturnContinue reading “The Moon and Jupiter over Red Rocks”