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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

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Q&A with Author S.T. Sanchez

Just last week I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Texas–Dallas, to be exact. I knew I was in for a pleasant weekend when I read the words “Howdy, Y’all” across the sliding glass doors of my hotel. I found the landscape to be green and lush, the city to be not… Continue reading Q&A with Author S.T. Sanchez

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Protein-Packed Apple Blueberry Flax Muffins

One of my younger sisters writes a blog about healthy, green, and sustainable living called The Reductionist. She has two kids and her writing, which often involves funny stories revolving around them, is very entertaining. I decided to reblog this one because I loved the post and the recipe! ……………………… Reblogged from The Reductionist Self-serve,… Continue reading Protein-Packed Apple Blueberry Flax Muffins

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Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

I am frequently asked questions about how to publish a children’s book, and since I barely seem to have enough time to self-publish my own books these days, 😉 yet I like to be helpful to good people who ask an honest question, I want to make a few reccomendations to those of you who… Continue reading Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

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Brightly’s Egg-cellent Book Gifts for Your Little Bunny’s Easter Basket

“With Easter quickly approaching, it’s a good idea to have some basket stuffers in mind, and nothing makes a better (or less sugary) gift than a book. Here are some of my favorite Easter books, any of which would make a great addition to your child’s Easter basket.” *REBLOGGED FROM Penguin Random House’s Brightly E-Magazine… Continue reading Brightly’s Egg-cellent Book Gifts for Your Little Bunny’s Easter Basket

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Interview, Featuring Me!

I am honored to have been interviewed on Fotoboek Lieve Snelling’s Blog today! From Lieve Snellings, author: Shana Gorian is one of those amazing authors I met at the Facebook BooksGoSocial Children’s Authors Group. She is the author of the Rosco the Rascal series, chapter books for kids 6+ in which a sometimes rascally, but… Continue reading Interview, Featuring Me!