Congratulations to Two New Children’s Authors Happy Book Birthday June 6th!   And, Happy Book Birthday June 13th!
Taking a rest, on such a long “run” was what I needed. I’ve been told I try to do too much. Maybe I did, but I waited 20 years to get to March 1st, the day my book was finally released. And, I had other priorities too. And, I’ve missed you! I ended up missing …
Barnes and Noble (Greece) with Vivian and Me I had a great time at my second official book signing.  It was the Book Fair to benefit our own school library, held at Barnes and Noble last Thursday evening.                   We prepared our students the week or so ahead …
We (Vivian and Me) will be at Barnes & Noble Thursday Vivian Vande Velde and I will be participating in the Spencerport CMS Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Greece, NY) in 2 days! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cosgrove Middle School’s library.  Please join us from 6-8pm (author signing 7-8pm). Looking forward …
Visual Book Quotes from Sioux Code Talkers of World War II Some of my former colleagues chose some quotes that stood out for them from my book. Since I’m a visual person and love color, I designed some photo quotes to share. Enjoy!                
The Party’s Over…What’s Next?   Continue creating content to promote your book. You have at least a year to enjoy the ride! Write and work on your next project. Enjoy the wonderful gifts you receive. Remember to send out Thank You notes. Make a binder or scrapbooks and collect your cards, photos, etc. to look …
How to Plan a Book Launch Party: Part 2 The weekend before the launch, my friend Terry and I went to Party City and Michaels to pick up some items: tablecloths and table decorations little cookie bags plastic cups, little plates, etc. We chose the colors of the Four Directions: Yellow, White, Red decoration colors, …
How to Plan a Book Launch Party: Part 1 Planning a book launch party is exciting!  You are planning a special event, celebrating a special day.  The first book is like celebrating a birthday! I decided to call it a book birthday party- introducing the newest member to family and friends. So, I followed the same …
Book Launch Party Photos Here are a few pictures of the wonderful “book birthday party” on April 8, 2017. I am blessed with many true friends and a large family who made the day very special. There were people who traveled from Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Connecticut to celebrate with me. Such a special gift.  I …
Cynsations Debut Author Interview I’m pleased to share an online interview with Gayleen Rabakukk on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations Blog. I shared my experiences from being a novice writer to a published debut author. You can read the April 11, 2017 interview here. Thank you Gayleen and Cynthia for the opportunity to share my journey with other …
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