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Interview with Shana Gorian

I recently did an interview with a publication called Author Voices. Had a lot of fun doing this. Here’s the first part if you’d like to read it. ……….. Where are you from originally and where do you reside now? I’m originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I currently live about an hour northeast of San Diego.… Continue reading Interview with Shana Gorian

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Wonderful Picture Books About Fall

Fall is here! Read aloud these wonderful picture books about fall to your children to help them learn all about the fall season—the characteristics of the weather, harvest, animals, and changes in the landscape. These are my favorite stories to share with kids… Reblogged from Melissa Taylor’s Imagination Soup… Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt illustrated… Continue reading Wonderful Picture Books About Fall

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5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

Reblogged from A WRITER’S PATH by Savannah Cordova “Failures are just learning opportunities that have presented themselves successfully.” If you’ve come across that sentiment before, it’s probably because there are countless quotes from numerous successful people about the value of making mistakes. If you’ve read a few self-help books or follow any motivational influencers in… Continue reading 5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

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It’s Christmas in July Sale

Are you out of ideas for keeping your kids busy this summer? Take it from me, reading is ALWAYS a good fix. 😉 If you’re looking for some help with that, I’m running a Christmas in July Sale for Prime Day ~ 3 of my ebooks are FREE, including my latest release, Rosco the Rascal… Continue reading It’s Christmas in July Sale

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LOVE BIG Blog Tour and Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Kat Kronenberg’s new picture book, Love Big, signed by the author, and a school visit with Kat Kronenberg, valued at $550! Plus, everyone can be a winner by visiting Kat’s website and collecting all of the terrific downloads. One lucky (1) winner receives: A school visit… Continue reading LOVE BIG Blog Tour and Giveaway

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IF I WERE HUMAN Blog Tour and Giveaway

I knew I’d like author W.B. Tyler when I read the following on his Amazon Bio page: “A lifelong daydreamer, he is best known for laughing quietly to himself during serious business meetings.” I liked him even better when I learned that his book’s main characters are dogs. (Consider the source 😉 ). Over the… Continue reading IF I WERE HUMAN Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Q&A With Author Lillie Sloan

Please welcome children’s author Lillie Sloan. She’ll be discussing her debut novel, Winifred Rose Armstrong: IT Happened, an early chapter book. A. Hello, Shana, and thanks for allowing me to stop by. Q. I’m glad you’re here. Would you tell us about yourself? A. Sure, my name is Lillie Sloan and I’m a children’s fiction… Continue reading Q&A With Author Lillie Sloan

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15 Patriotic Picture Books for Kids

Reblogged from Homeschool Preschool The Red, White, & Blue is just a few weeks away. It’s a good time to stock up on/order/borrow/download some books to get ready for the occasion. Kids can learn so much from educational books disguised as fun! Here are a few suggestions: Celebrate the 4th of July with a basket… Continue reading 15 Patriotic Picture Books for Kids

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5 Picture Books to Inspire Summer Adventures

Reblogged from The Children’s Book Review Sponsored by Two LionsLauren Kerstein | The Children’s Book Review | May 21, 2019 The lure of summer is so strong—almost like a living, breathing, palpable force. Endless days of sunshine, adventures, and courageous firsts stretch ahead of us as we inch our way to this magical time. The following books… Continue reading 5 Picture Books to Inspire Summer Adventures

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Q&A With Authoring Trio Bec J. Smith

Summer vacation has just begun at our house and so has what I like to call the overplaying-of-video-games season. This week on the blog I’m featuring an author who writes, among other books, a series for kids inspired by the game Fortnite, which, of course, needs little introduction. 😉 But Rebecca’s story is very interesting… Continue reading Q&A With Authoring Trio Bec J. Smith