I’m excited to tell you, I’ve been working on some other manuscripts while waiting for the final edits and book design for The Lullaby Monsters, a night time adventure about facing fears with Kelsey, Thomas and a bunch of cute monsters. This will appeal to 5-8 year olds and is divided into short chapters for beginning readers.
Today, I decided to do something fun; create some book swag for my readers! With the gorgeous artwork of Paula Nasmith, I’ve created some adorable stickers and book plates to go along with the book. And I’m giving you a preview right here, right now! Check it out…
I can’t wait for this book to be ready! We’re hoping for May or June. When it comes out I’ll be happily sending out books and stickers. I have a bunch more character stickers that I will reveal closer to the release date. Sign up for my newsletter and learn more.
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Okay, I’m a little behind schedule with my giveaway but here we go! This is great for picture book lovers, teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents. You can win Picture the Sky, by Barbara Reid and a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! The winner will also receive a pdf copy of my story stretchers for 10 great picture books. See my previous post, Ten Picture Books Every Preschool Teacher Must Have! for a list of the books.
Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker
The contest is open to US and Canadian residents over 19 years of age. If you are outside of Canada and the US, you can still enter to win my story stretchers just in time for Back to School.
How to enter:
Comment on this blog post; What book do you remember loving as a child (It could be a novel or a picture book)
Here’s my weekly writing update; keeping myself honest about the progress I’m making with writing for children.
This week I watched a free webinar by children’s book author, Arree Chung. It was so good in that he reminded me that the only way to become a published author is to do the work. So I got down to work. I revised a couple of manuscripts and for the first time ever, I requested a critique in the facebook group Kidlit 411, Manuscript Swap. Wow! what a community! I couldn’t believe the quick response I got from people willing to read and give feedback. It is amazing. And with that feedback, I can learn and grow as a writer. If you are a children’s writer and you’re on facebook, I highly recommend joining the groups Kid Lit 411 and Kid Lit 411 Manuscript Swap! They are super helpful in developing your craft.
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Greetings and welcome to my blog! I wanted to let you all know I’m in the planning stages for my next blog/facebook giveaway. It has been too long since the last one 🙂
I’m working on the prizes right now and what they ought to be. You can expect a picture book or two in the package, that’s for sure. But what else? Hmm… an Amazon gift card might be a pretty good prize.
Do you have ideas for prizes? Ha! Silly question. I’m sorry, I am unable to give you a trip for two to Paris. C’est impossible! I’ll think on it some more…
Hey, here’s a thought…any teachers of preschool/kindergarten looking for some amazing activity ideas based on some amazing picture books? How about a set of story stretchers to go with my amazing picture book giveaways. Now that would be awesome for back to school!
Hey! Would you like a free recipe card? I’ve created these cute recipe cards with an image out of my picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! Send your mailing address to email@example.com and I’ll be happy to send you one 🙂
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Yay! Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith. The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!
If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer. Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!
There are three ways to enter. Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.