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: 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: Gratitude

Hello Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I just want to thank all the children’s authors and illustrators who’ve shared their stories with me. It takes a leap of faith to put yourself out there and answer questions that are available to all on social media. Thank you for trusting me with your creative work and beingContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Gratitude”

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”

Kid Lit Love: The Voice That Won the Vote

I am thrilled to be returning to my Kid Lit Love series featuring picture books from members of the Kid Lit Community! Today’s book is titled THE VOICE THAT WON THE VOTE by Elisa Boxer, illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger, published by Sleeping Bear Press. Synopsis: 2020 marks the women’s suffrage centennial. In 1920, after decadesContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: The Voice That Won the Vote”

Family Literacy Week!

Did you know Family Literacy Week is January 26 – February 2 this year? Supporting literacy does not require a lot of materials. It can be as simple as having conversations together, going for walks and noticing environmental print, reading a story or making a grocery list. This year’s theme is “Read Together”. Look hereContinue reading “Family Literacy Week!”

Giveaway Time!

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 stretchersContinue reading “Giveaway Time!”