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A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to announce that my Rosco the Rascal short story about Christmas eve, December Magic, (published 2015), has been picked up by the free, online children’s story site, Storyberries.com. This site sees over a million reads per month so it’s a great way to find new readers to FOLLOW ME IN MERRY… Continue reading A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

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Q&A With Author Marc Remus

Please welcome award-winning, globe-trotting children’s author, Marc Remus to the Reading Room today. Q. Greetings, Marc! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. A. Hello, Shana and thanks for having me here. I was born in Germany and educated in the US. I graduated in painting and illustration in Pasadena, CA… Continue reading Q&A With Author Marc Remus

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Cyber Monday Children’s Ebooks 99c

Today I’ve joined the Cyber Monday hype and joined in on a children’s author Group Deal. Each of us is offering an ebook for just 99c. There’s a little something for everyone here: mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, adventure, and more. Picture books, graphic novels, middle grade books. Visit this page for purchase links. It’s always… Continue reading Cyber Monday Children’s Ebooks 99c

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Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

Q. Thanks for joining us today, Veola. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I am an indie author of two middle-grade illustrated novels, The Nickel Nuisance and The Penny Predicament. The third book in this series, The Quarter Question, will be published in early 2018. I was inspired… Continue reading Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

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WriterLIFE Update-Orange County Children’s Book Festival

What a blast I had at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in Costa Mesa, California last weekend! Some highlights: First of all, a very, VERY tall man took a selfie of us. Then, needless to say, there were so many great people at the festivities, (the festival says it usually sees about 25,000 visitors)… Continue reading WriterLIFE Update-Orange County Children’s Book Festival

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Review of Rosco’s Pumpkin Patch Visit

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to have author K. Lamb review my book, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch, on her literacy blog. Just yesterday I put the ebook on sale for 99c for the month of October, so I thought this would be a good post to let readers know… Continue reading Review of Rosco’s Pumpkin Patch Visit

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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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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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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 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