Friday, April 29, 2011

Giveaway for Children's Book Week! May 2-8, 2011

To celebrate Children's Book Week, I am giving away 3 signed books.

The Ghost in Me by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
Duck Duck Moose by Judith E. Torres

Each of these books has been talked about and summarized on this site, so browse around to find out more about them.  ;)

Entering the Giveaway is simple. Simply leave a comment telling me which book you'd wish to receive, and leave an answer to these two questions:

Who is most likely to hear about a great book you have read?

Where do you find new books to read? (friends, reviews, sites, etc)

Check back at the end of the week to see if you are a winner!

Lastly, jump on the link here to see other book giveaways.

Children's Book Week is hosted by Mymcbooks & Co-host Family Literacy and You

Good luck, have fun, and spread the news of a good book or two!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Photo - Op with a Star (sort of)

How many times do you get to have your picture taken with a movie star?

For me? Never.

Until today. A day that will go down in history for the celebration of birthdays.

Because today, I got my picture taken with Tina's son, Elvis.

You remember Tina.... The llama from Napolean Dynamite?

She was great. Is great. And I got to meet her son, Elvis. He's a new neighbor of mine.

Isn't he cute?

I had to duck, because he was getting ready to spit on me. I'm sure it was a friendly birthday kind-of-spit,... because I told him it was my birthday.

Book-signing event at Hastings in Logan, Utah

Fun evening! Hastings did a great job promoting the event.

Who is that gorgeous girl on the cover?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Animal Days at the American West Heritage Center

Fun times with Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again
Judy and kids enjoying "Duck Duck Moose"

Friday, April 8, 2011

Out and About

I'm starting to like the idea of being published again, especially when I have a friend who can share in the experience.

Judith Torres (author of Duck Duck Moose) and I went to the UELMA conference together, where we shared a booth and got the opportunity to introduce our books to school librarians in Utah. It was a great weekend. As it turns out, we were able to schedule some school visits, the first of which is coming up at the end of April at Edith Bowen. We're both looking forward to spending the day with those students.

On our way home, we learned once again, the power of perserverance and the importance of never turning down an opportunity when it presents itself. As Judy was driving toward my house, we passed a red-tail hawk sitting on a fence post. It's one I had seen a few times over the previous week. Great minds think alike, and we both decided as we drove past, that we wanted that picture. We immediately went into "stalking" mode. Judy put the car in reverse and rolled down the window, and at the just the right kodak moment, I snapped the picture.

We're proud of this one, even if it turns out the hawk wasn't really cooperating and only showing its butt.

This weekend, we are presenting our books in story time at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah, as part of the Baby Animal Days celebration. I'm storytelling and singing with the kids for my book, Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again, while Judy is sharing Duck Duck Moose. Both of these books fit into baby animal days, because of all the little critters that star in the books.

I'll post more photos on that later.