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Q&A With Children’s Author Devra Robitaille

I love a book whose main character is a dog, and today’s guest and I seem to be of like mind on that! Please welcome the highly accomplished and fascinating Devra Robitaille to the Reading Room today! Q. Hello, Devra! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I was born… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Devra Robitaille

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Q&A With Children’s Author Virginia Ripple

Please welcome children’s fantasy author of the Master Cat and Malkin series, Virginia Ripple, to the Reading Room today. Q. Hi Virginia! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I’m a small town Midwestern girl and I’ve been telling stories since I could hold a crayon, so it’s no… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Virginia Ripple

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Q&A With Ellen L. Buikema

Please welcome writer, speaker, and storyteller Ellen L. Buikema to the Reading Room today. Q. Hello Ellen! Please tell us about yourself and your books. A. Hello and thanks for having me! I started thinking about writing a long time before I actually did anything about it. When I was around 8 years old, my… Continue reading Q&A With Ellen L. Buikema

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Q&A With Children’s Author Diane Rose Duffy

I’d like to introduce none other than a grandmother and granddaughter writing team today, Diane Duffy and Lilly Bicho, co-authors of the chapter-book Bogart Series. I love that these two work side by side on their books and I also love that their stories are told from a dog’s perspective! Q. Hi Diane! Please tell… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Diane Rose Duffy

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Q&A With Children’s Author Maria Matthews

Please welcome Maria Matthews, Irish author of the delightful chapter book, The Runaway Schoolhouse, to the Reading Room today. Q. Welcome, Maria! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I live north of Dublin city, Ireland, in a rural village. Like every other writer, I grew up reading and loved… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Maria Matthews

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Rosco the Rascal New Release!

Top ‘O the Mornin’ to ya! I released a  new book this week, just in time for one of my favorite holidays, and wanted to let you all know about it! Book Summary: Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade This time it’s not Rosco the Rascal who’s been making mischief – it’s… Continue reading Rosco the Rascal New Release!

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Q&A With Children’s Author & Illustrator Nathaniel Gold

Today is World Wildlife Day, and I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome author and award-winning illustrator Nathaniel Gold to the Reading Room. His fascinating work with chimpanzees, combined with an amazing artistic ability, turned his passion for wildlife into a highly unique and entertaining middle grade series. Q. Hi Nathaniel! Please tell us… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author & Illustrator Nathaniel Gold

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Q&A With The Macalino Authors

Today I’m featuring an entire FAMILY of authors. That’s right! Each member of the family—mom, dad, and both kids—writes and publishes children’s books! Please welcome the delightful Macalino Authors to the Reading Room, from left to right below: Damien, Tonya, Heléna, and Raymond. Q. Hi everyone! Could you tell us a little bit about yourselves and… Continue reading Q&A With The Macalino Authors

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Mandy’s Valentines

Last year, a Rosco the Rascal short story of mine, Mandy’s Valentines, was published on Bedtime Story, an ezine that publishes stories for children, complete with pictures. The stories are meant for either reading aloud to a child but work just as well for independent reading. I wanted to share it again this year since… Continue reading Mandy’s Valentines

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Q&A With Children’s Author Kristy Jo Volchko

Please welcome the lovely and upbeat Kristy Jo Volchko, a multi-genre author, poet, and creator of the children’s adventure series Cackleberry Creek. (Kristy and I hit it off immediately, both being from my beloved hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) Q. Hi Kristy! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Throughout my life I’ve had a… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Kristy Jo Volchko