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Q&A With Author Francine Lauriano

Q. Hi Francine! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hi Shana. I write an LGBT series called the Everyday Family Series. It’s different from a lot of LGBT books because it focuses not on the gay parents, themselves, but on the kids living within those families. I use this… Continue reading Q&A With Author Francine Lauriano

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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 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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World Read Aloud Day, One Skype Visit at a Time

Please welcome UK author and guest blogger Sarah Weldon today, who will be discussing her efforts at promoting child literacy around the world. Her story is a fascinating study on how one person can make such a big difference in so many lives – around the world! LITERACY MONTH AND SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM Back… Continue reading World Read Aloud Day, One Skype Visit at a Time

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Looking for Guest Bloggers

Greetings, followers, authors, and fellow bloggers, I’m currently looking for guest bloggers to post here on Rosco’s Reading Room. If you have a post that you’d like to share with my followers, I’d love to see it. In order for me to consider it, your post must be in some way about children’s books or… Continue reading Looking for Guest Bloggers

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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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Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

Q. Thanks for joining us today, Veola. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I am an indie author of two middle-grade illustrated novels, The Nickel Nuisance and The Penny Predicament. The third book in this series, The Quarter Question, will be published in early 2018. I was inspired… Continue reading Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

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Q&A With Children’s Author Devra Robitaille

I love a book whose main character is a dog, and today’s guest and I seem to be of like mind on that! Please welcome the highly accomplished and fascinating Devra Robitaille to the Reading Room today! Q. Hello, Devra! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I was born… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Devra Robitaille

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Q&A With Children’s Author Coraline Grace

Q. Hi Coraline. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I’d like to thank you for having me on your blog. Much appreciated for the time you spend with authors like myself. First, I’m a reader, writer, library romper, mom of four. I was born and raised in the Lone… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Coraline Grace