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Holiday Books: A Nose for Teddy

Hello readers and writers. My latest undertaking here on Rosco’s Reading Room is to prepare to kick off my upcoming Christmas-themed release, Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights (which is coming soon). I’m very excited about the new release, but I’m also finding it hard to be patient while I wait for all of… Continue reading Holiday Books: A Nose for Teddy

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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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The New Face of Rosco the Rascal

Just wanted to introduce the new face of Rosco the Rascal. His new logo is in full color now but still depicts that smiling, sweet, tongue-out, happy German shepherd we know and love. Look for him and his upcoming adventures in the Rosco the Rascal series! This beautiful artwork was done by illustrator Josh Addessi.… Continue reading The New Face of Rosco the Rascal

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Free Ebook Today & Tomorrow Only

Available 9/9-9/10 only, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch ebook is FREE to download! Get your copy here! US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NS2F5BQ UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NS2F5BQ If you’d like to update your old copy with this new one, go to your Kindle device or app and choose the old version/Remove from device. Then download the new one. And… Continue reading Free Ebook Today & Tomorrow Only

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Q&A With Children’s Author Wanda Luthman

Today I’d like to introduce a fellow indie author to the Reading Room. Please welcome picture book and chapter book author Wanda Luthman. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I’ve been a self-published children’s author since 2014 and have published 3 books so far (2 chapter books and… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Wanda Luthman

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New Cover For My First Book!

Once again I have the pleasure of unveiling a new cover for one of the three books in my series, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch. This is the second book I’ve had re-illustrated, and we’re already starting to work on the third(!) Illustrator Josh Addessi is the mastermind behind this new art. http://joshaddessi.blogspot.com/… Continue reading New Cover For My First Book!

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Q&A With Children’s Authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond

Please welcome S. Jackson and A. Raymond to the Reading Room. Their book, When Angels Fly, was recently chosen as an official selection in the Autobiography / Biography / Memoir category of the 2016 Summer eBook Awards given out by New Apple Literary Services for Independent Authors. Q. Congratulations on the book’s selection! Please tell… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond

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Q&A With Children’s Author Aileen Stewart

Today, I’m excited to share with you a wonderful author who is currently in production with the third book in her second series, having just finished wrapping up the fourth book in her first series (that was just too much fun NOT to say). You can find her at bookstore signings, classrooms, and reading festivals… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Aileen Stewart

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Snake on the Loose!

Excerpt from Chapter 6: Snake on the Loose! From Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp. Chapter fiction for kids 6+ Jeffrey the prankster is causing more trouble in the cabin group, and James and Mike are really starting to become fed up with it all. “Snake! There’s a snake!” Josh yelled. “Where?” James cried, looking… Continue reading Snake on the Loose!

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Rosco’s Goodreads Giveaway

I’m currently running a Goodreads Giveaway of 3 autographed paperback copies of Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp, with its new cover, shown below. The Goodreads link is showing the old cover even though I updated it on their site – so just ignore that old cover and hit Enter Giveaway – arghhh, technology:( Only… Continue reading Rosco’s Goodreads Giveaway