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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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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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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

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Cover of the Month Contestant

I was excited to find out this morning that my new book has been nominated for Cover of The Month at Please take a few seconds to vote for me and help me win! I appreciate your support! Click here to vote:

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Holiday Books: Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet

Today in our holiday roundup I’d like to introduce a wonderful early middle grade book, Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet by author Yolanda King. The illustrations are done by artist Pia Reyes and the book is part of a series called Story Bird Dance. Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet The first… Continue reading Holiday Books: Story Bird Dance and the Snowbird Ballet

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Holiday Books: Three Free Ebooks

In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve got an offer here, some early Christmas gifts, you might say, from best-selling middle grade author Justin Johnson. He’s not asking for your email address in exchange for free ebooks–he’s just offering free ebooks! Each book page at the links below includes the prologue of the story in… Continue reading Holiday Books: Three Free Ebooks

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Holiday Books: Sniffer’s First Christmas

Sniffer’s First Christmas is a darling picture book by author Pippa Pennington about a dog who reminds me a bit of Rosco the Rascal, since he’s always getting up to a bit of inadvertent mischief. Check out the adorable illustrations in the sample pages below. She is offering the kindle version for free right now… Continue reading Holiday Books: Sniffer’s First Christmas

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Holiday Books: December Celebrations

My next installment in the holiday books roundup comes to us from Dr. Terance Shipman who hails from the great state of Georgia. He writes an absolutely delightful picture book series called Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles. Having spent over a decade teaching kindergarten in his early years, it’s my guess that at least some aspects… Continue reading Holiday Books: December Celebrations

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Catching Up In November

Happy Thanksgiving! Just a note to share my latest news and updates with you. New Release UPDATE: Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights is now out and available here! First, my Christmas-themed book is on schedule for a December release! I can’t give you a pre-order link because I’m still waiting on the… Continue reading Catching Up In November