PPBF: Bagel in Love *Giveaway

Originally posted on julie rowan-zoch:
Author: Natasha Wing Illustrator: Helen Dardik Publisher: Sterling, 2018 Age: 3-8 Themes: romance, dance, pastries Opening: Bagel loved to dance. It made him happier than a birthday cake! Summary: (from my library catalog) Bagel wants to compete in a dance contest, but everyone from Pretzel to Croissant turns him down until, at last, shy and lovely Cupcake agrees to be his partner.. I like this book because: it’s a buttered-up romance sprinkled with pastry puns, and garnished with delectable characters! Just right for foodies young and old, and all the sweettooths inbetween! Mary Berry would agree, “It’s a good… Continue reading PPBF: Bagel in Love *Giveaway

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 … Continue reading A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Originally posted on When Angels Fly:
Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade by Shana Gorian I finished reading this book three days ago and my review follows Gorian’s book blurb found on Amazon. “This time it’s not Rosco who’s been making mischief – it’s the leprechauns! Rosco and Sparks are marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade accompanied by Rosco’s owners, brother and sister, James and Mandy. But Mandy thinks the leprechauns have jinxed her with bad luck, so when Sparks goes missing, what will it take for Rosco and the kids to find him? And will Mandy be able to… Continue reading Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Four Questions to Ask Before You Hit “Publish”

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Allison Maruska A friend emailed me a question. She’s written a book and is considering what to do with it. Her question: “How do you self-publish on Amazon?” She didn’t mean what buttons to push on KDP that makes the book go live. She meant: “What are the steps necessary to prepare a book for publication?” I emailed her my response, and as I did so I realized my email was pretty darn close to a blog post. Ergo, I’m sharing it with you. Some may see self-publishing as an easy… Continue reading Four Questions to Ask Before You Hit “Publish”