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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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Q&A With Children’s Author Janet Balletta

Today, I’d like to welcome author Janet Balletta to the Reading Room. Her first book, based on a Colombian legend and available in Spanish as well as in English, has a wonderful  and unusual Easter theme. Q. Welcome Janet! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I was born in… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Janet Balletta

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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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Q&A With Children’s Author Barbara Ann Mojica

Today in the Reading Room, we’re talking with the lovely Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning, nonfiction Little Miss History series. The seven books in her series take young readers across the USA from the Sequoias to Mount Vernon. Even the savviest of young travelers and history buffs are sure to enjoy these books.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Barbara Ann Mojica

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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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Free Ebook for Groundhog Day

Just a quick note about a FREE ebook available for Groundhog Day, which is Thurs., Feb. 2! Download it here: Children love the idea of celebrating a cuddly looking, furry little creature that either sees his shadow or not and determines the entirety of the winter season after February 2nd. But I know that… Continue reading Free Ebook for Groundhog Day

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Tilly & the Tooth Fairy

Recipe for Tilly & the Tooth Fairy: blend a hint of nostalgia with a dash of modern technology. Churn with attention to detail until it’s a deliciously captivating, beautiful bedtime story! Tilly & the Tooth Fairy Written by Brian G. Chambers Illustrated by Sondra N. Rymer Tilly & the Tooth Fairy is an enchanting tale… Continue reading Tilly & the Tooth Fairy

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Q&A With Children’s Author Lisa A. Tortorello

It’s not often you meet a writer who seems to be equally left-brained as right-brained, but I believe we’ve got one here today! Please welcome the lovely Lisa A. Tortorello to the Reading Room – picture book author AND math teacher ! I hope you enjoy her story and her Christmas book! Q. Hi Lisa!… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Lisa A. Tortorello