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”

Welcome!

Hello and Welcome! I’m happy you’re here.  I hope you’ll take some time to pour a cup of tea or a nice cool glass of lemonade or whatever you fancy.  Then I hope you’ll spend a few moments reading. I’m an early childhood educator, a picture book writer and a music teacher.  I do myContinue reading “Welcome!”

Kid Lit Love: In The Red Canoe

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 of a book I love.  I’m going to stray a little from posting reviews of 12×12 members books to focus on another category: Canadian picture book writersContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: In The Red Canoe”