Winner Announcement 9/22/22

Congratulations to Kim Larson winner of the quadruple picture book giveaway and huge thanks to our amazing authors: Michal Babay, author of THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING LUNCHROOM, illustrated by Paula Cohen, Becky Scharnhorst author of THIS FIELD TRIP STINKS, illustrated by Julia Patton, Carrie Finneson author of HURRY LITTLE TORTOISE, TIME FOR SCHOOL, illustrated by ErinContinue reading “Winner Announcement 9/22/22”

Quadruple Picture Book Giveaway

I’ve been lucky to meet some amazing people in the world of publishing and while interviewing over 50 authors and illustrators in the past year and a half, my readers have been the lucky recipients of some very generous giveaways. Today brings one that is special for many reasons and includes 4 previously interviewed authorsContinue reading “Quadruple Picture Book Giveaway”

Welcome Author Renée LaTulippe – Int’l Giveaway Alert!

Today I welcome Renée LaTulippe, author of THE CRAB BALLET, illustrated by Cécile Metzger. Renée is the name that comes up every time the subjects of rhyme and meter are mentioned in a discussion on social media. Depending upon who you ask, she is a legend, a guru, an expert, an authority, a master …Continue reading “Welcome Author Renée LaTulippe – Int’l Giveaway Alert!”

Winner Announcement 7/14/22

Congratulations to Janet Frenck Sheets, winner of LISTEN UP, LOUELLA, by author-illustrator Ashley Belote. Janet, please email me at ljrwritenow at G mail. Don’t miss other giveaways and interviews from author, Jyoti Rajan Gopal which posted last week. Next week, author Amber Hendricks stops by to share her board book wisdom. Coming in August, IContinue reading “Winner Announcement 7/14/22”

Welcome Author Jyoti Rajan Gopal – Giveaway Alert

I’m happy to share my interview with Jyoti Rajan Gopal and celebrate the first of her two picture books being released in 2022! You can buy AMERICAN DESI, illustrated by Supriya Kelkar now and preorder MY PAATI’S SARIS, illustrated by Art Twink. She recently had a fabulous book launch in New York where her friendContinue reading “Welcome Author Jyoti Rajan Gopal – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Kaz Windness – Giveaway Alert 🌟🌟 second chance!

Please note: Kaz has a second rafflecopter giveaway now open through 7/10/22. https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/dbdc290e2/ I’m taking a pool day so this is a repeat interview with a ✨New✨ giveaway! I’m happy to have Kaz Windness on the blog. Her creativity is inspiring and fun. It’s hard to think about her without smiling; spending time with herContinue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Kaz Windness – Giveaway Alert 🌟🌟 second chance!”

Winner Announcement 6/23/22

Congratulations to Marla Yablon winner of MONSTERS IN THE BRINY from author Lynn Becker and illustrated by Scott Brundage. Email me at ljrwritenow at G mail so that I can connect you with Lynn. Don’t miss my interview from Tuesday with Ashley Belote, author – illustrator of LISTEN UP, LOUELLA which also has a giveaway.Continue reading “Winner Announcement 6/23/22”

Welcome Author-Illustrator Ashley Belote – Giveaway Alert

Today, I’m celebrating a book birthday with Ashley Belote and LISTEN UP, LOUELLA. Why yes, I am having cake to celebrate and you should too. Go get some to enjoy while you read our interview. I’m so excited to celebrate this book and Ashley who I’ve gotten to know over the phone, email, and messages.Continue reading “Welcome Author-Illustrator Ashley Belote – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Lynn Becker – Giveaway Alert

Yo! Ho! Mateys! Get ready to dive into my interview with Lynn Becker, debut author of the new picture book MONSTERS IN THE BRINY, illustrated by Scott Brundage. MONSTERS IN THE BRINY is one of those books that you can read and sing and laugh along. The beautiful rhymes make it catchy and super funContinue reading “Welcome Author Lynn Becker – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Illustrator Heather Brockman Lee – Giveaway Alert

In early 2020, I first discovered Heather’s amazing art on Twitter as part of #the100dayproject. A mutual friend had retweeted one of them and I became an instant fan. Early on during the shutdown, I would scroll through Heather’s illustrations and feel peaceful. It became both a reward at the end of a long dayContinue reading “Welcome Illustrator Heather Brockman Lee – Giveaway Alert”