It’s Hard to Pick a Favorite #50PreciousWords

I’m a big fan of writing contests and of Vivian Kirkfield. Her contest is challenging because telling a story with 50 words or less is not easy! Here’s the link to the contest and my story is shared below. #50PreciousWords 2020 Contest It’s Hard to Pick a Favorite, by Laura Roettiger (47 Words) A favorite?IContinue reading “It’s Hard to Pick a Favorite #50PreciousWords”

Happy First Birthday

So many wonderful experiences have happened since Aliana Reaches for the Moon was released. I’m enjoying author visits and schools and connecting with readers is the best part. School visits this week and the first week of March in Colorado. Heading to Chicago for some school visits later in March!

World Read Aloud Day

Last Wednesday was World Read Aloud Day which is a way for authors to Skype with students. I signed up on Kate Messner’s website (link above) and four teachers/librarians emailed to connect with me for a virtual visit. I ended up reading with 3 schools in Michigan, New York, and Virginia and it was aContinue reading “World Read Aloud Day”

An author in the Spotlight

Tomorrow, I’m honored to be featured in the Children’s Books Spotlight Series which shares stories of authors and illustrators. You probably enjoyed the Last full moon of the decade and I’ve shared many other moon photos in my blog over the years. I’ve learned through many readers how strong an impact the moon has onContinue reading “An author in the Spotlight”

Making Hanukkah Memories

This post is my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday contest. The rules can be found here: Details and fine print Making Hanukkah Memories (225 words) Shaina knew the Hanukkah story … the miracle of one night’s oil lasting for eight … how this connected her with Jews around the world and throughout history.  She couldContinue reading “Making Hanukkah Memories”

Cooking Up Halloween Decorations

I am pleased to share my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 9th annual writing contest. The full details and rules can be found here: Halloweensie Contest – the fine print This is a wonderful way to connect with other picture book writers and there are some amazing prizes, too. The basic rules are that the storyContinue reading “Cooking Up Halloween Decorations”

Reflections on a School Visit

I’ve been meaning to share this for a week but I’ve been under the weather and had a few deadlines. I love visiting schools to share ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON with children. It’s fun to watch them respond to the story and then talk about it afterwards. I also share a slide show withContinue reading “Reflections on a School Visit”

Bookstore Magic

The picture book community is full of supportive people who help each other in a variety of ways. We are an interconnected web of authors and illustrators who may have never met in person, but truly are friends. The photo above, taken last Friday, has two of the most supportive members of this community. JulieContinue reading “Bookstore Magic”

Q & A with author Laura Roettiger plus GIVEAWAY!!

Q & A with author Laura Roettiger plus GIVEAWAY!! https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/q-a-with-author-laura-roettiger-plus-giveaway/ — Read on lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/q-a-with-author-laura-roettiger-plus-giveaway/ An interview and an opportunity to win a signed copy of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON 💜🌙📚