Summer Blog Break

Hello Lovely Readers! Thanks for supporting the blog series, Kid Lit Village! It has been great featuring authors and illustrators of new children’s books and I hope you’ve discovered some lovely new books through keeping up with the blog and/or received some great writing tips for those seeking publication. Although there won’t be any moreContinue reading “Summer Blog Break”

Kid Lit Village: FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL

Hello Readers! Today on the Kid Lit Village blog series we are featuring author, Jess Hernandez and her new book, FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL, illustrated by Mariano Epalbaum. FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL is published by Capstone and recommended for children 5-6 years. Synopsis: FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL is the story of Milly,Continue reading “Kid Lit Village: FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL”

Writing Resolutions 2021

Hello Readers! I’m not much of a resolution-type of person BUT I do like having goals and a focused direction so I am going to share my writing resolutions for 2021. Even though there were a lot of other challenges in 2020, writing wise, the year was actually pretty good to me; here are theContinue reading “Writing Resolutions 2021”

Coming Soon on Kid Lit Love!

Oh my! There are so many wonderful picture books about to be released over the next few months. Check out these books being featured soon here on the Kid Lit Love blog. I hope you’ll stop by on Mondays to read interviews with these creative and talented authors. Pour a cup of tea and findContinue reading “Coming Soon on Kid Lit Love!”

Kid Lit Love: Bedtime, Daddy!

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, to be released in May 2020, is titled BEDTIME, DADDY! by Sharon Giltrow, illustrated by Katrin Dreiling, published by EK Books. SYNOPSIS Putting Daddy to bed can be hard work. EspeciallyContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Bedtime, Daddy!”

Kid Lit Love Series Resumes!

Hello Picture Book Lovers! I am pleased to announce that my Kid Lit Love Series will resume very soon with a focus on new picture book releases in 2020 both fiction and non-fiction. The entire Kid Lit Community is so amazing and I’ve been fortunate to connect with a number of authors who are releasingContinue reading “Kid Lit Love Series Resumes!”

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Readers, I’m keeping myself honest with weekly writing updates. So this week I’ve been on vacation. Just keeping it real. Even so, I’ve done four critiques on picture books in progress. So that’s something. And today I spent a little time revising a fiction pb that is loosely based on an actual person ofContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Katie’s Perfect Pancake Recipe

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 authorcynthiamackey@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send you one 🙂 Want to show your appreciation?  Follow me on Facebook!