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San Diego Fall Back Festival 2018

In only a few weeks we’ll be setting back our clocks by one hour to observe Daylight Savings Time. So what, you say? Big deal, you say? Let’s make a fun day out of it, I say! San Diego’s own Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation agrees. In fact, it has created a whole festival to observe… Continue reading San Diego Fall Back Festival 2018

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Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

Almost a year ago, I posted an interview with children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning series, Little Miss History. Her latest release was published in November of this year, and because I, personally, love using the down time during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about… Continue reading Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

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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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WriterLIFE Update-Orange County Children’s Book Festival

What a blast I had at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in Costa Mesa, California last weekend! Some highlights: First of all, a very, VERY tall man took a selfie of us. Then, needless to say, there were so many great people at the festivities, (the festival says it usually sees about 25,000 visitors)… Continue reading WriterLIFE Update-Orange County Children’s Book Festival

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Q&A With Children’s Author Barbara Ann Mojica

Today in the Reading Room, we’re talking with the lovely Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning, nonfiction Little Miss History series. The seven books in her series take young readers across the USA from the Sequoias to Mount Vernon. Even the savviest of young travelers and history buffs are sure to enjoy these books.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Barbara Ann Mojica

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FREE Rosco the Rascal Ebook Feb 8-10

Download my ebook, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch, for free today through Wednesday at midnight ! Feb 8-10. Recommended for kids 6-8. (Download now while it’s free and save it for a warm Fall day!) It’s the first in the Rosco series, but the books don’t need to be read in any particular… Continue reading FREE Rosco the Rascal Ebook Feb 8-10

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A Short List of SoCal’s Best Places For Pumpkin-Picking

It was our tradition to visit a pumpkin patch in the countryside every fall, to spend the day soaking up the autumn colors–as much as this was possible in sunny Southern California–and bring home pumpkins for the doorstep, which we’d ultimately carve for Halloween.