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World Read Aloud Day 2018

  Yesterday I participated in World Read Aloud Day for the first time as an author. My experience was nothing short of amazing! I spent time with students from Connecticut, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, California, and Canada. Reading and chatting with them reminded me why I write. There is no other feeling… Read more »

365 Days, 365 Reviews

Happy 2018 to all of my KidLit friends! I’ve been thinking a lot over the past month about how I can give back to this wonderful community. I wish I could buy every picture book that’s published, but unfortunately that’s just not possible. One thing I can do that doesn’t cost a penny is review… Read more »

7th Annual Halloweensie Contest – THE CANDY CORN CAPER

The amazing Susanna Leonard Hill has, once again, organized the Halloweensie Contest for Children’s Writers. The challenge: write a Halloween story for children no longer than 100 words! The words candy corn, monster, and shadow must be included in the story (candy corn will count as 1 word). This was not an easy feat. Here… Read more »

KidLit Coffee Talk AND Giveaway with Sue Lowell Gallion

  Happy Monday, and welcome to KidLit Coffee Talk! I’m so excited to have the amazing Sue Lowell Gallion with me on my blog. She is the author of Pug Meets Pig (S&S/Beach Lane Books, 2016 ) and Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat (S&S/Beach Lane Books, 2017), which came out right in time for Halloween. This… Read more »

Winner Announced!

And the winner is…   Kim Chaffee!   Congratulations, Kim!  You are the winner of a copy of Return to Coney Island and the Starbucks gift cards.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my first KidLit Coffee Talk interview.  Look for the next edition, which will go live on Monday, featuring… Read more »

Introducing KidLit Coffee Talk

Hello to all of my friends in the KidLit world!   Starting next week, I will be launching my all new blog, KidLit Coffee Talk!  Combining my love of coffee and books, KidLit Coffee Talk will have interviews with incredibly talented children’s authors, top ten lists, reviews, and more.  The interviews will consist of different… Read more »

Where the Sidewalk Ends – Best Bookstore on the Cape

Yesterday, I had the privilege of doing a Story Time and Book Signing at my all time favorite bookstore, Where the Sidewalk Ends.  It was something I dreamed of doing when I first began my journey as a writer.  To see this dream come to fruition was something I’ll treasure forever.       Located on Main… Read more »

2016 Successes – Anti-Resolution Revolution

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year. Instead, she… Read more »

Super Fantastic Cover Reveal

I am beyond thrilled to reveal the cover to my debut picture book, Pixie’s Adventure, from eTreasures Publishing. I’m in love with this cover, beautifully illustrated by the talented Kerri Lockwood-Doody. The release date is still being finalized. I will be sure to share the date once I have that information. I just can’t wait… Read more »

A Morning with Sara Pennypacker

This morning, my daughter and I had the pleasure of meeting New York Times bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and hearing her speak. She shared what it is like to be a writer, “the best job in the world,” and a little about her books. While she talked about many of her books, she primarily focused… Read more »