Book Reviews Help Authors and Readers

Did you know that most authors rely on book reviews? Book reviews make the book more visible to the reader. They help with sales. They help guide readers towards making an appropriate choice. It gives the reader an idea of what the book will be about and who might enjoy the book. If there areContinue reading “Book Reviews Help Authors and Readers”

The Power of Picture Books

Early interactions are important for young children ages 1 to 6 years and picture books or board books can bring together adults and children for a cozy experience that can strengthen relationships and prepare children for school and success in life. I love the power of picture books and this is a big reason whyContinue reading “The Power of Picture Books”

The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

In this night time adventure, big sister Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help, especially since monsters are the one thing she fears.  When Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen, KelseyContinue reading “The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith”

Book Cover News!

After a long delay, I finally have news on the next book cover. I had asked people to let me know which image they prefer for the back cover. I got some feedback through my blog, instagram, facebook and in person. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/authorcynthiamackey.com/1905 And a decision has been made! The front cover is still top secretContinue reading “Book Cover News!”

Craft Fair!

I’m super excited to go to the Last Chance Craft Fair at the Mary Winspear in Sidney. December 14 and 15. Admission is $5 at the door. https://www.firstandlastchance.ca/ I love getting inspired by the handmade items and it is so much more interesting than the mall. There are so many delicious sights and smells. WhatContinue reading “Craft Fair!”

Help Me Decide!

I’m super excited that my next book is nearing publication! I want your input. What do you think would make the best back cover for my early chapter book, The Lullaby Monsters? This night time adventure features Kelsey and Thomas who meet a bunch of monsters. When monsters steal Thomas’ most prized possession, Kelsey andContinue reading “Help Me Decide!”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Friends in the Blogosphere! 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 toContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Kid Lit Love: Finn Finds a Friend by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John

Welcome to Friday’s Kid Lit Love!  Today I’m reviewing FINN FINDS A FRIEND by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John, published by Clear Fork Publishing. My Review: In a blend of fiction and non-fiction, Jenna Grodzicki tells the story of Finn, the playful lemon shark. Finn tries to play with other creatures (lemon sharks, seaContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Finn Finds a Friend by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John”

Kid Lit Love: More Blueberries by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Esperanca Melo

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a huge appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month (weekly during July and August) of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books ofContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: More Blueberries by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Esperanca Melo”