Texas Lifestyle Magazine – Tuesday Travels – Hyatt Regency Lost Pines and Spa

The summer is coming to an end but fall is just beginning. I love September. It’s the start of a new school year and fresh beginnings. I’ve been busy writing, working on publicity campaigns for my clients, and booking author visits. But during that time, I also managed to sneak a day or two off […]

Writing Process Blog Tour

Over a week ago, my good friend Donna Bowman Bratton asked if I’d like to take part in a blog tour to talk about my writing process. Donna writes nonfiction and historical fiction for young readers. Her first two nonfiction books for Capstone Press will be released later this year followed by Step Right Up: The […]

ReaderKidZ Review – Grandfather Gandhi

There’s been so many exciting things happening for me and my friends in 2014. Today, I’d like to share a special book with you and an incredible journey of inspiration, passion, and perseverance. The book I’m referring to is Grandfather Gandhi, co-authored by my dear friend Bethany Hegedus and Arun Gandhi, illustrated by Evan Turk […]

ReaderKidZ Review – Under the Freedom Tree

In celebration of Black History Month I reviewed the book Under the Freedom Tree by Susan VanHecke, illustrations by London Ladd (Charlesbridge, 2014). Peek from my ReaderKidZ review: “Under the Freedom Tree tells the story of three runaway Confederate slaves who steal away under night’s blanket of protection and row their weathered skiff to the […]

ReaderKidZ Review – Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Chinese New Year (Jan. 31, 2014) is just around the corner fellow readers and bloggers. May the Year of the Horse fill you with great wealth, long life, and good luck! Check out my ReaderKidZ review for Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim, Illustrated by Grace Zong (Charlesbridge, 2014). Click HERE. Not […]

ReaderKidZ Review and Interview with LITTLE RED WRITING Author Joan Holub

Author/Illustrator Joan Holub drops by ReaderKidZ to talk about her latest book Little Red Writing, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet (Chronicle Books, 2013). Click HERE to read our interview. Having written and/or illustrated over 130 books for young people, Joan knows a thing or two about telling stories. This retelling of fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood is humorous and filled with lots […]

ReaderKidZ Interview with Author Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart drops by ReaderKidZ to talk about her latest book No Monkeys, No Chocolate, co-authored with Allen Young, illustrated by Nicole Wong (Charlesbridge, 2013). Click HERE to read Part I of our interview. Having written over 150 books for young people, Melissa knows a thing or two about writing nonfiction! And she shares research tips […]

ReaderKidZ Review – Ode to Halloween

It’s hard to believe fall is knocking on our door again and Halloween is around the corner. Trick or Treat! We’re shopping for pumpkins. Are you? Kids carving pumpkins in 2012 Brainstorming costume ideas. What will we be this year? 2011’s costumes with the family Baking pumpkin chocolate cupcakes, thanks for inspiring us author Cory […]

ReaderKidZ Review – Prisoner 88

Over at ReaderKidZ it’s Historical Fiction month, and I couldn’t be happier than to review Leah Pileggi’s debut novel Prisoner 88 (Charlesbridge, 2013) for their many readers! To read the review click HERE. Prisoner 88 is one of those novels that will get under your skin. You’ll feel for Jake and his predicament. The ten-year-old […]