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Interview with Shana Gorian

I recently did an interview with a publication called Author Voices. Had a lot of fun doing this. Here’s the first part if you’d like to read it. ……….. Where are you from originally and where do you reside now? I’m originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I currently live about an hour northeast of San Diego.… Continue reading Interview with Shana Gorian

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Wonderful Picture Books About Fall

Fall is here! Read aloud these wonderful picture books about fall to your children to help them learn all about the fall season—the characteristics of the weather, harvest, animals, and changes in the landscape. These are my favorite stories to share with kids… Reblogged from Melissa Taylor’s Imagination Soup… Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt illustrated… Continue reading Wonderful Picture Books About Fall

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5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

Reblogged from A WRITER’S PATH by Savannah Cordova “Failures are just learning opportunities that have presented themselves successfully.” If you’ve come across that sentiment before, it’s probably because there are countless quotes from numerous successful people about the value of making mistakes. If you’ve read a few self-help books or follow any motivational influencers in… Continue reading 5 Common Writing and Publishing Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

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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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Protein-Packed Apple Blueberry Flax Muffins

One of my younger sisters writes a blog about healthy, green, and sustainable living called The Reductionist. She has two kids and her writing, which often involves funny stories revolving around them, is very entertaining. I decided to reblog this one because I loved the post and the recipe! ……………………… Reblogged from The Reductionist Self-serve,… Continue reading Protein-Packed Apple Blueberry Flax Muffins

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Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

I am frequently asked questions about how to publish a children’s book, and since I barely seem to have enough time to self-publish my own books these days, 😉 yet I like to be helpful to good people who ask an honest question, I want to make a few reccomendations to those of you who… Continue reading Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

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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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And now for something completely different: Q&A With Author M.D. Whalen

My guest today, Larry Feign, (aka. M.D. Whalen) writes for both children and adults and has had a fascinating career which has encompassed writing, illustrating, publishing, and more. Among other things, he authored a political and lifestyle comic strip for many years for a prominent Hong Kong publication. His work has been featured in Time… Continue reading And now for something completely different: Q&A With Author M.D. Whalen