Welcome Author Shannon Stocker – Giveaway Alert

Today, I’m thrilled to share my interview with Shannon Stocker. We met through our 2019 debut group and quickly bonded over our alma mater (Go Northwestern!) writing, children, and the messiness of life. If you aren’t yet familiar with her, she has an amazing story which will be available as a memoir at some futureContinue reading “Welcome Author Shannon Stocker – Giveaway Alert”

In Person School Visit

I had my first school visit on Friday after 25 months of virtual events. There is nothing more gratifying to connect with children in person. I loved reading Aliana Reaches for the Moon to each group, seeing their faces (some in masks, some not) during the story and hearing their reactions during and after theContinue reading “In Person School Visit”

Welcome Author Chelsea Lin Wallace – Giveaway Alert

I’ve been connected with Chelsea through social media and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge for a few years. She’s shared some lovely poetry, photos of her adorable daughter, and some other posts that brought me to messaging her and ultimately to this interview. She’s one of many authors I haven’t met in person butContinue reading “Welcome Author Chelsea Lin Wallace – Giveaway Alert”

Welcome Author Lynne Marie – Giveaway Alert

Today author Lynne Marie stops by the blog to celebrate her new book THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE ROCKET PROJECT, illustrated by Wendy Fedan that blasted into bookstores a few days ago. This is not Lynne Marie’s first fractured fairy tale, her book MOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE SCARES, illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo isContinue reading “Welcome Author Lynne Marie – Giveaway Alert”

Winner Announcement 11/1/21

Congratulations to Annie Lynn winner of an amazing giveaway of 3 prizes from Lois Peterson! Lois is sharing her books SHELTER – HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY, illustrated by Taryn Gee and her historical novel SILVER RAIN, plus a critique of the opening chapter of a middle grade novel (2000 words max.) Email me Ljrwritenow atContinue reading “Winner Announcement 11/1/21”

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 10/18/21

Today I have two winners to announce for giveaways from two wonderful authors that I know and admire. Lynn Becker is the winner of a Picture Book Fast & Lite Critique from author Denise Vega and a copy of her wonderful book, IF YOUR MONSTER WON’T GO TO BED, illustrated by Zachariah Ohora. The winnerContinue reading “Winner Announcement 10/18/21”

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 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 Andrea Wang – Giveaway Alert

I am thrilled to share my interview with another wonderful member of my local SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) chapter, Andrea Wang. In preCovid times, we were together at a variety of events and the last time I saw her in person she shared news about her then upcoming book, WATERCRESS andContinue reading “Welcome Author Andrea Wang – Giveaway Alert”