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WriterLIFE Update ~ Children’s Book Festivals

Hi all, I’ll be at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival next Sunday, Oct. 1! Thought I’d share the details with you. I’m excited to host a booth at this wonderful event, which yearly sees over 25K visitors! Free to the public and in its 13th year, it will be held at Orange Coast College… Continue reading WriterLIFE Update ~ Children’s Book Festivals

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School Supplies Giveaway

Hi all! School is already here for some of us:( and coming up very soon for others. Like it or not, something most of us need to do each fall is drop more cash for new markers, notebooks, or pens. Here is something that might be of help. I’m involved in a School Supplies Giveaway… Continue reading School Supplies Giveaway

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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 Coraline Grace

Q. Hi Coraline. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I’d like to thank you for having me on your blog. Much appreciated for the time you spend with authors like myself. First, I’m a reader, writer, library romper, mom of four. I was born and raised in the Lone… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Coraline Grace

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Q&A With Children’s Author D.G. Driver

Please welcome award-winning author D.G. Driver to the Reading Room today. With a successful Young Adult series already under her belt, she has moved on to exploring Middle Grade fiction. Her recently published MG book, No One Needed to Know, is a story focusing on the heartwrenching challenges faced by an eleven-year-old girl whose older… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author D.G. Driver

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Free Multi-Genre Ebooks

If you are a bookworm, and especially if you’re an ebookworm, (did I just coin that? probably not), you may have noticed that a lot of authors are giving away their ebooks for free these days. Many are doing so in conjunction with other authors – it’s the power of numbers. They, or should I… Continue reading Free Multi-Genre Ebooks

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The 50 States of Fear by E.G. Foley

Maybe because it’s Memorial Day weekend and these books take a seriously fun, albeit nontraditional look at our United States of America, or maybe because summer reading lists are popping up everywhere, or maybe because my ten-year-old son loves this middle grade series, I wanted to share with you the 50 States of Fear books.… Continue reading The 50 States of Fear by E.G. Foley

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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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Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

Today, Mat Waugh, author of the Cheeky Charlie series, discusses why his funny stories for kids seem to strike a chord with grandparents, too. Mat: As a children’s author – particularly one who measures success in the breadth of a child’s smile – I’m occasionally taken to task by parents who disagree with the notional… Continue reading Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

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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