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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 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 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 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 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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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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Author Spotlight on Yours Truly

I was excited to see this on Guess What Books’ Facebook page this morning! Thought I’d share it with you, since I often showcase other authors here but don’t often mention much about myself (except, of course, when I go on and on about my own books;) Guess What Books: This week’s #AuthorSpotlight is on… Continue reading Author Spotlight on Yours Truly

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A Very, Very Short Story from Rosco the Rascal

I published a very, very short story about Rosco the Rascal’s Thanksgiving morning at the McKendrick home – for the kids! You can vote for it on Wattpad or Movellas if you’re a member! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving! photo courtesy of DIYprojects.com Thanksgiving Morning by Shana Gorian 2016. All rights reserved. It’s late morning on… Continue reading A Very, Very Short Story from Rosco the Rascal