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“I wrote a book by accident”: an Essay by Author Susan Count

Saddle up and ride along. I’m always surprised to hear myself say, “I’m an author” because I wrote a book by accident. In fact, if anyone had told me to write a book I would have scoffed at the notion. Now there are three novels in the Dream Horse Adventures Series. I started writing in… Continue reading “I wrote a book by accident”: an Essay by Author Susan Count

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The Obsession of Writing-Why Do I Write? By Mackenzie Reide

…I remember reading a biography of Sting and how he was asked to describe his music. He realized that he couldn’t call it a hobby because that description was not strong enough, yet he couldn’t call it a business because he was at a job interview.

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Q&A With Children’s Author Virginia Ripple

Please welcome children’s fantasy author of the Master Cat and Malkin series, Virginia Ripple, to the Reading Room today. Q. Hi Virginia! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I’m a small town Midwestern girl and I’ve been telling stories since I could hold a crayon, so it’s no… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Virginia Ripple

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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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Adventures with Wattpad

If I hear one more story about a teenage girl who sat up all night tapping away at the keyboard on Wattpad while her parents had no idea she was even penning a novel, only to find that she’s got 1.9 trillion followers and 3.7 gazillion reads and now a book deal with a major… Continue reading Adventures with Wattpad

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Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

I’ve run GR Giveaways for all three of my books at various times since the first was published in September 2014, and usually I get a good response (300+ entries), a few GR Friends and Followers, and two or three reviews out of it. (I usually give away 3-5 paperback books in one week-long giveaway.… Continue reading Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

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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!