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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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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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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!

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Science/Fiction: Q&A With Author Tracy Borgmeyer

My guest today, Tracy Borgmeyer and her science-themed middle grade books are of particular interest to me because I have a daughter (who’s fifteen now) who actually loves science and is thinking of focusing on it in some way when she goes off to college in a few years. She would have gone bananas for… Continue reading Science/Fiction: Q&A With Author Tracy Borgmeyer

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Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

Contrary to what many elementary school children think, we don’t celebrate President’s Day just so we can have four consecutive days off of school in the winter, although that is an added bonus for some. We celebrate this holiday to honor our nation’s past presidents. The term Presidents’ Day is the name commonly used for… Continue reading Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day