Welcome Author Julie Hedlund – Giveaway Alert

I’m very excited to share my interview with author Julie Hedlund whose new book, OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE?, illustrated by Michael Slack will be out in the world on November 9th which means you should go preorder it from your favorite indie bookstore now. Julie is the founder of the 12x12PictureBook Challenge which is aContinue reading “Welcome Author Julie Hedlund – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 10/11/21

Congratulations to Jilanne Hoffmann, winner of a book of your choice from author, Katelyn Aronson. Please email me ljrwritenow at Gmail and let me know if you want a copy of PIGLETTE, PIGLETTE’S PERFECT SURPRISE, both illustrated by Eva Byrne, or CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL, illustrated by Eve Farb. Don’t forget there are still amazingContinue reading “Winner Announcement 10/11/21”

Welcome Author Karen Greenwald – Giveaway Alert

It’s a joy to share my interview with Karen Greenwald today. Her debut picture book, A VOTE FOR SUSANNA, THE FIRST WOMAN MAYOR, illustrated by Sian James released on Friday with a virtual celebration hosted by the National Women’s History Museum which also featured two other amazing books about brave women who made a difference.Continue reading “Welcome Author Karen Greenwald – 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 Jason Gruhl – Giveaway Alert

Sometimes when you meet someone through connections and serendipity it feels like you already know them and after a few hours chatting with them you realize if it weren’t for a mutual acquaintance, you wouldn’t have met at all. This sums up how I feel about Jason and I’m so happy to know he’s inContinue reading “Welcome Author Jason Gruhl – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Denise Vega – Giveaway Alert

I’m so happy to share my interview with author, writing professor, and generous force for literacy from picture books to YA, Denise Vega. I met Denise through our local SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) where I’ve learned so much from her presentations. Denise is an inspiration to the writing community and I’mContinue reading “Welcome Author Denise Vega – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Katelyn Aronson – Giveaway Alert

I’m very excited to help celebrate author, Katelyn Aronson’s third picture book, CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL, illustrated by Eve Farb which released in August. My love for cows and bulls began in childhood so when I first heard this book announcement, I may have shrieked with joy. CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL is a delightful storyContinue reading “Welcome Author Katelyn Aronson – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement – 9/13/21

Congratulations to Rinda Beach, winner of SNOOZAPALOOZA from author Kimberlee Gard illustrated by Vivian Mineker. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! It’s perfect for bedtime and getting ready for winter. Rinda, please email me so that I can connect you with the author. Don’t miss out on other amazing giveawaysContinue reading “Winner Announcement – 9/13/21”

Welcome Author Henry Herz – Giveaway Alert

Today’s interview with author Henry Herz celebrates the book birthday for his latest book, I AM SMOKE, illustrated by Mercè López. I hope you are reading this post while enjoying a lovely slice of cake topped with candles so you can appreciate smoke in your own home. When you’ve finished your cake, be sure toContinue reading “Welcome Author Henry Herz – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Dow Phumiruk – Giveaway Alert

I’m so lucky to be part of the Rocky Mountain chapter of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) which means I’ve met and become friendly with some of the most talented and kindest authors and illustrators. Dow Phumiruk is definitely the embodiment of all of that description. The first book of hers thatContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Dow Phumiruk – Giveaway Alert”