Winner Announcement 7/26/21

Congratulations to Elizabeth Suneby, winner of book swag and a signed by author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia copy of BALLOONS FOR PAPA, illustrated by Erika Meza. Please email me at ljrwritenow at Gmail so that I can connect you with the author. Don’t miss other exciting giveaways from Michelle Vattula, Candice Marley Conner, Sophia Gholz, andContinue reading “Winner Announcement 7/26/21”

Welcome Author Tara Lazar – Giveaway Alert

I am honored to feature Tara Lazar and celebrate her recent release, BLOOP, illustrated by Mike Boldt. It’s a new favorite in our house. Charlie loves it because it honors the bond between dogs and humans. Tara’s known to readers everywhere for her creative. laugh out loud picture books and BLOOP fits that description perfectly.Continue reading “Welcome Author Tara Lazar – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Sophia Gholz – Giveaway Alert

I am excited to share my interview with Sophia Gholz today. We met in our 2019 debut group when THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST, illustrated by Kayla Harren released. If you haven’t read this book, you’re in for a treat. It’s the true, inspiring, and award-winning story of Jadav Payeng. Sophia is a lovelyContinue reading “Welcome Author Sophia Gholz – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Authors Candice Marley Conner and Michelle Vattula – Double Giveaway!

Today I’m excited to introduce two debut authors who both have picture books printed in a dyslexic inclusive font. As a reading specialist, I wanted to know more and I’m thrilled that both Candice Marley Connor and Michelle Vattula are offering one lucky winner a signed copy of their amazing books. Comment on this blogpostContinue reading “Welcome Authors Candice Marley Conner and Michelle Vattula – Double Giveaway!”

Welcome Author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia – Giveaway Alert

I’m thrilled to have Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia on the blog today. I loved her first book, BESS THE BARN STANDS STRONG, illustrated by Katie Hickey. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear about her new book, BALLOONS FOR PAPA, illustrated by Erika Meza. Trust me, you’ll want to order it for yourselfContinue reading “Welcome Author Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Katie Frawley – Giveaway Alert

Today’s interview with author Katie Frawley, a wonderful critique partner who I met through a few online groups and mutual friends. She’s a judge for RateYourStory.org and her adorable picture book, TABITHA AND FRITZ TRADE PLACES, illustrated by Laurie Stansfield, released earlier this month. If you haven’t read it yet, go order it now. I’llContinue reading “Welcome Author Katie Frawley – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Kira Bigwood – Giveaway Alert

Today I welcome Kira Bigwood, author of SECRET, SECRET AGENT GUY, illustrated by Celia Krampien. Kira lives in the Chicago area, my hometown, which I plan to visit later this year. Maybe we can meet up at one of the wonderful indie bookstores I hope to visit when I’m in town. Her launch was atContinue reading “Welcome Author Kira Bigwood – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Bryan Patrick Avery – Giveaway Alert

I’m happy to share my interview with author Bryan Patrick Avery on a weekend when we celebrate Juneteenth, now our latest National holiday, and Father’s Day. I had chills watching Vice President Kamala Harris speaking and President Joe Biden signing the law this week. When you read Bryan’s words in our interview, you’ll see whyContinue reading “Welcome Author Bryan Patrick Avery – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Lisa Blake – Giveaway Alert

Today I’m excited to share my interview with another Colorado author (Yay!) and another book featuring dogs (Yay!) Lisa Blake and I are members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI and hopefully we’ll be back to in-person gathering soon and can meet face-to-face. Lisa is celebrating the debut of her first picture book, HOWContinue reading “Welcome Author Lisa Blake – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Ame Dyckman – Giveaway Alert (Twitter only!)

Today I am thrilled to welcome Ame Dyckman who has written some of the funniest picture books I’ve read. My favorite because it’s both funny and sweet, not to mention it celebrates dandelions which I love, is DANDY, illustrated by Charles Santoso. A perfect book for everyone and especially great for Father’s Day. My otherContinue reading “Welcome Author Ame Dyckman – Giveaway Alert (Twitter only!)”