Querying Picture Books

Did you know I’m in the query trenches right now? I started querying more seriously at the end of 2020, so I’ve been at it less than two years. Here’s a bit about what it’s been like for me. I’ve spent 3 years writing, revising and critiquing before starting to query. Those years have beenContinue reading “Querying Picture Books”

Kid Lit Village Interviews Resume May 16!

Just a quick note to let you know that Kid Lit Village will resume on May 16th! Thanks for your patience while I prepare some new interviews for you to enjoy. My new schedule will feature interviews once a month! Thank you for stopping by Kid Lit Village blog today! Please support all our KidContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Interviews Resume May 16!”

Kid Lit Village: HUGGA LOULA

Hello Readers and welcome to Kid Lit Village! Thanks for stopping by. Just letting you know if you’re new here that Mondays are typically posts about new children’s books and they include an author and/or illustrator interview. I’m pleased to introduce HUGGA LOULA by Nancy Dearborn and Huang Junyan, published by Familius, March 2021. TheContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: HUGGA LOULA”

Pancake Day!

Hello Readers! Pancake Day is Tuesday, March 1st 2022. Did you know Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday? In the Christian tradition, people indulged in pancakes just before Lent, when it was customary to give up the ingredients in pancakes (eggs, sugar, milk). I wrote this book for teachers and librarians who mayContinue reading “Pancake Day!”

Kid Lit Village: More Interviews Coming

Hello Kid Lit Village blog readers! Thank you so much for stopping by. What a year! There has been more than one author or illustrator reach out to me to either cancel or reschedule interviews because of delays. Wonderful books that authors, illustrators and editors have been hard at work creating but now release datesContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: More Interviews Coming”

BOOK REVIEW of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter

Hello and Happy Friday! I’m pleased to post my review of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and Kelly Murphy, published by Candlewick Press, 2021. Before I get to the review, let me put in my two cents towards the importance of reviewing the books you read. It is so easy to takeContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter”

Happy Friday from Kid Lit Village!

Hello and Happy Friday from Kid Lit Village! I’m back from my blog break today to give you a bit of a sneak peek into what’s to come this fall. I’m really excited about the interviews and great books I’ve got lined up. It’s been a pleasure to connect with the kid lit community. TheContinue reading “Happy Friday from Kid Lit Village!”