Winner Announcements 2/22/21

Congratulations to Ellen Leventhal winner of the AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERSTARS package of 3 books by Claudia Mills. Congratulations to Lenora Biemans winner of HOME FOR A WHILE by Lauren Kerstein. Winners, please email me at ljrwritenow at gmail.com so that I may put you in touch with the authors. Don’t forget to comment on other openContinue reading “Winner Announcements 2/22/21”

Happy Book Birthday to me and Aliana – Giveaway

Today I’m celebrating two years of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, being out in the world. One lucky winner will receive a signed copy. Comment on the post, RT, and share on Facebook to be entered in the giveaway. What were you like at the age of your target audience? I loved reading, finding insects,Continue reading “Happy Book Birthday to me and Aliana – Giveaway”

Winner Announcements!

Congratulations to Annie Lynn/AnnieBirdd Music, LLC, winner of WHY IS MOMMY CRYING? signed by illustrator Heather Bell and written by I. Cori Baill, MD. Congratulations to Jcamp2020 winner of IT WILL BE OKAY, A STORY OF EMPATHY, KINDNESS, AND FRIENDSHIP signed by author Lisa Katzenberger, illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett. Last call to Marcia Williams winnerContinue reading “Winner Announcements!”

Welcome Author Joana Pastro – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome Joana Pastro whose wonderful, recently released picture book speaks to my heart, LILY BELLE, A DAMSEL NOT IN DISTRESS. I love books with an empowering message, and when even the title made me smile … but wait until you see what’s inside. She has generously offered a copy to one lucky winner.Continue reading “Welcome Author Joana Pastro – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Natasha Wing – Giveaway Alert for writers

Today, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend and all things love, I welcome best selling author, Natasha Wing. Her books include THE NIGHT BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY and many other NIGHT BEFORE books plus the delightful, BAGEL IN LOVE, a sweet bakery love story. Natasha is generously offering a 15-minute Zoom “Ask the Author” chat whereContinue reading “Welcome Author Natasha Wing – Giveaway Alert for writers”

Charlie and Sienna – a Friendship Story for Valentiny Contest

Today I am sharing my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Contest. https://susannahill.com/2021/01/25/eh-whats-up-doc-announcing-the-guidelines-for-the-6th-annual-valentiny-writing-contest/ Judging criteria will include: Kid-appeal/Kid-friendliness – remember, this is a story for kids! Creativity in using bravery and success in making us feel the bravery! Valentine’s Day appropriateness – this is a VALENTINE story! Quality of story – we will look for basic storyContinue reading “Charlie and Sienna – a Friendship Story for Valentiny Contest”

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”

Welcome Author Lisa Katzenberger – Giveaway Alert

Today Lisa Katzenberger joins me to share her second picture book IT WILL BE OKAY, A STORY OF EMPATHY, KINDNESS, AND FRIENDSHIP, illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett. If you ask me, we could all use a bit more of that. I haven’t read this book yet, but I can’t wait to see it. Lisa is generouslyContinue reading “Welcome Author Lisa Katzenberger – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Evelyn Bookless – Critique Giveaway

On today’s blog, I have the pleasure of sharing my interview with Evelyn Bookless as we celebrate the release of her second picture book, CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE TREE MACHINE. If you missed her first book, CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE PLASTIC SCENE, go ahead and order both of them now from your favorite indie bookContinue reading “Welcome Author Evelyn Bookless – Critique Giveaway”

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”