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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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Q&A With Author Jeff Whitcher

I found my next guest on LinkedIn when I chanced upon his poetry and immediately got a Shel Silverstein vibe. He not only composes the verse but he illustrates them, too. I had to know more so I asked him for an interview. I think you’ll like his work, if you take a little peek.… Continue reading Q&A With Author Jeff Whitcher

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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

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What Happened When I Placed a Print Ad in a Children’s Book Magazine

This month, my book, Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade made a debut appearance in a quarter page ad in the March edition of Story Monsters Ink magazine. Rewind to early January for a moment, just long enough to explain that deciding whether or not to place the ad was a bit… Continue reading What Happened When I Placed a Print Ad in a Children’s Book Magazine

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Q&A With Author Michael Cascio

My guest today is a man who not only writes books for children, but juggles that currently with his busiest time of year, tax preparation season. Please welcome children’s author, Michael Cascio. Q. Hi Michael. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello and thanks for having me. I am… Continue reading Q&A With Author Michael Cascio

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Q&A With Author Deontae Henderson

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce to you an extremely accomplished young man, still in college, who has already started his journey as an author and entrepreneur. Please welcome the first featured guest on Rosco’s Reading Room whom I’ll call the next generation of children’s authors, Deontae Henderson. And, mark my words, I’m also calling him… Continue reading Q&A With Author Deontae Henderson

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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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WriterLIFE Update ~ Children’s Book Festivals

Hi all, I’ll be at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival next Sunday, Oct. 1! Thought I’d share the details with you. I’m excited to host a booth at this wonderful event, which yearly sees over 25K visitors! Free to the public and in its 13th year, it will be held at Orange Coast College… Continue reading WriterLIFE Update ~ Children’s Book Festivals

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The 50 States of Fear by E.G. Foley

Maybe because it’s Memorial Day weekend and these books take a seriously fun, albeit nontraditional look at our United States of America, or maybe because summer reading lists are popping up everywhere, or maybe because my ten-year-old son loves this middle grade series, I wanted to share with you the 50 States of Fear books.… Continue reading The 50 States of Fear by E.G. Foley

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Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

Today, Mat Waugh, author of the Cheeky Charlie series, discusses why his funny stories for kids seem to strike a chord with grandparents, too. Mat: As a children’s author – particularly one who measures success in the breadth of a child’s smile – I’m occasionally taken to task by parents who disagree with the notional… Continue reading Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents