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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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15 Middle Grade Books About Summer Camp

Summer camp season is right around the corner. Your kids are either so excited that they’d tear through any book about the experience faster than you can stream their favorite episode of Bunk’d, or, they’re looking for more evidence before they believe that there are absolutely zero insects in Bug Juice. What better way to… Continue reading 15 Middle Grade Books About Summer Camp

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Q&A With Author Elena Paige

My guest today is Australian children’s author and Indie Kidlit Podcast co-host, the lovely Elena Paige. I was quite excited when I was finally able to catch up with her and ask her some questions. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a… Continue reading Q&A With Author Elena Paige

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It’s Child’s Play … or Is It?

Author and illustrator, Heather B. Moon, on writing books for children It’s all in the Game. I’m an ex-teacher. I used to spend my day around children of all ages. Teaching them to write, inspiring their creativity, reading to them, helping them find books of their own to love. I would catch myself noticing little… Continue reading It’s Child’s Play … or Is It?

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The Obsession of Writing-Why Do I Write? By Mackenzie Reide

…I remember reading a biography of Sting and how he was asked to describe his music. He realized that he couldn’t call it a hobby because that description was not strong enough, yet he couldn’t call it a business because he was at a job interview.

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A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to announce that my Rosco the Rascal short story about Christmas eve, December Magic, (published 2015), has been picked up by the free, online children’s story site, Storyberries.com. This site sees over a million reads per month so it’s a great way to find new readers to FOLLOW ME IN MERRY… Continue reading A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

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Q&A With Author Marc Remus

Please welcome award-winning, globe-trotting children’s author, Marc Remus to the Reading Room today. Q. Greetings, Marc! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. A. Hello, Shana and thanks for having me here. I was born in Germany and educated in the US. I graduated in painting and illustration in Pasadena, CA… Continue reading Q&A With Author Marc Remus

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Cyber Monday Children’s Ebooks 99c

Today I’ve joined the Cyber Monday hype and joined in on a children’s author Group Deal. Each of us is offering an ebook for just 99c. There’s a little something for everyone here: mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, adventure, and more. Picture books, graphic novels, middle grade books. Visit this page for purchase links. It’s always… Continue reading Cyber Monday Children’s Ebooks 99c

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Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

Q. Thanks for joining us today, Veola. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I am an indie author of two middle-grade illustrated novels, The Nickel Nuisance and The Penny Predicament. The third book in this series, The Quarter Question, will be published in early 2018. I was inspired… Continue reading Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

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Review of Rosco’s Pumpkin Patch Visit

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to have author K. Lamb review my book, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch, on her literacy blog. Just yesterday I put the ebook on sale for 99c for the month of October, so I thought this would be a good post to let readers know… Continue reading Review of Rosco’s Pumpkin Patch Visit