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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

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Free Ebooks for Kids 7-12: Round 2

Another round of free ebooks for kids 7-12 by authors from all over the USA! Only a few are by the authors on the last round of free middle grade ebooks I posted about a couple of weeks ago. Mostly, these are all new. Many of these are the first book in the series by… Continue reading Free Ebooks for Kids 7-12: Round 2

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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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February Middle Grade Mania

Greetings and Happy Sunday, folks. I hope you’ve all had your Coffee /Tea /Newspaper /Cross Fit Workout/ What-Have-You Sunday morning routine by now, because I’ve got something neat to share with you today. Seventeen things actually. Kidding!!! I only meant seventeen ebooks. You see, for the month of February, the seventeen authors on this page… Continue reading February Middle Grade Mania

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Q&A With Children’s Author Kate Cullen

Today I’d like to welcome Kate Cullen, author and illustrator of the Game On Boys middle grade series to the Reading Room. Her books have been known to entice even the most addicted video gaming kids away from their screens to read for a while-and enjoy it! Q. Hi Kate! Please tell us a little… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Kate Cullen