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Holiday Books: Three Free Ebooks

In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve got an offer here, some early Christmas gifts, you might say, from best-selling middle grade author Justin Johnson. He’s not asking for your email address in exchange for free ebooks–he’s just offering free ebooks! Each book page at the links below includes the prologue of the story in… Continue reading Holiday Books: Three Free Ebooks

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Holiday Books: Sniffer’s First Christmas

Sniffer’s First Christmas is a darling picture book by author Pippa Pennington about a dog who reminds me a bit of Rosco the Rascal, since he’s always getting up to a bit of inadvertent mischief. Check out the adorable illustrations in the sample pages below. She is offering the kindle version for free right now… Continue reading Holiday Books: Sniffer’s First Christmas

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Holiday Books: Princess the Cat Defeats the Emporer

Welcome back to my holiday books roundup. The next title I’m taking a look at is a chapter book by author John Heaton, who hails from the great state of Illinois. John pens a series for children in grades 3-6, currently in it’s fourth installment, which features a snooty house cat called Princess the Cat.… Continue reading Holiday Books: Princess the Cat Defeats the Emporer

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Catching Up In November

Happy Thanksgiving! Just a note to share my latest news and updates with you. New Release UPDATE: Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights is now out and available here! amzn.to/2rrqnmN First, my Christmas-themed book is on schedule for a December release! I can’t give you a pre-order link because I’m still waiting on the… Continue reading Catching Up In November

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Q&A With Author David Blaze

Please welcome author David Blaze to the Reading Room today. Also an author of adult genres, his current, seemingly addictive middle grade My Fox series has been getting a lot of attention lately. This enjoyable interview might show you why. Q. Hi David! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. My… Continue reading Q&A With Author David Blaze

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Q&A With Author Margaret Welwood

Please welcome Canadian picture book author Margaret Welwood to Rosco’s Reading Room. Q. Hi Margaret and thanks for stopping by today. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. “When God closes a door, He opens a window,” said a friend when I was laid off from my delightful, fulfilling career… Continue reading Q&A With Author Margaret Welwood

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“I wrote a book by accident”: an Essay by Author Susan Count

Saddle up and ride along. I’m always surprised to hear myself say, “I’m an author” because I wrote a book by accident. In fact, if anyone had told me to write a book I would have scoffed at the notion. Now there are three novels in the Dream Horse Adventures Series. I started writing in… Continue reading “I wrote a book by accident”: an Essay by Author Susan Count

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My Meeting With Henry Chimpman

Today I’ve got a first for Rosco’s Reading Room and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you: video. It’s a video in which my guest blogger, author and illustrator Nathaniel Gold, discusses and illustrates on screen, the story behind his series, The Diary of Henry Chimpman. Hit Play on the video below… Continue reading My Meeting With Henry Chimpman

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Q&A With Author John Contratti

A quick online search of my next guest revealed pictures of actor John Contratti posing with no less than Hollywood stars Mary Tyler Moore, Danny Devito, Jenna Elfman, and Cuba Gooding Jr., just to name a few. As I dug deeper, I soon found that this actor-turned-teacher-turned-author has an impressive and wide-ranging professional background, with… Continue reading Q&A With Author John Contratti