Category: Author Guest Post

Blog Tour: Curse of the Wer..

Blog Tour: Curse of the Were-Hyena + Giveaway

I’m so happy to be apart of this fun blog tour for a new series that kids are sure to love, especially with Halloween around the corner! This post includes a short review, guest post by the author and information on the giveaway! Here’s a little bit on what I thought of the book! The Curse of the Were-Hyena is a fun middle grade adventure about two boys who find out there is something wrong with their teacher Mr. Chu. They find out it’s something more than normal, in fact downright supernatural. They decide they must save their teacher from becoming […]

Posted September 16, 2016
Author Guest Post, Book Review, Giveaway
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On Bird Hill Blog Tour

On Bird Hill Blog Tour

Welcome to Day #2 of the On Bird Hill Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of On Bird Hill by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Bob Marstall (5/10/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Jane, Bob, and Brian Sockin (CEO and Publisher of Cornell Lab Publishing Group), plus 10 chances to win a copy of On Bird Hill and a window bird feeder! Origins of On Bird Hill by Bob Marstall For as far back as I can remember, I doodled. In elementary and high school I filled reams of blank paper and the margins of my textbooks with tiny […]

Posted June 21, 2016
Author Guest Post, Giveaway
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Reproductive Rights Blog To..

Reproductive Rights Blog Tour

   Reproductive Rights: Who Decides by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein Examine reproductive rights through a historical lens, from early history’s methods for family planning to the introduction of the Pill in the 1960s and the Roe v Wade decision of the 1970s, to contemporary legal and societal battlegrounds. Goodreads link I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, unless it’s with my students. I found myself intrigued by this book since I have a large interest in reproductive rights because I’m a woman. The book covers some historical information that I found very interesting, even covering the different kinds of birth control […]

Posted February 16, 2016
Author Guest Post, Book Review
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Author Guest Post: Sonia Ge..

Author Guest Post: Sonia Gensler + Giveaway

Today I have with me Sonia Gensler, author of Ghostlight, a fantastic spooky MG read about a haunted house! Learn more below about some of the films that the main character Avery watches in the book. The Films of Ghostlight   The filmmaking focus of Ghostlight first came to me several years ago when I undertook to watch all the movies on Martin Scorsese’s list of the 11 scariest films of all time. I’d taught “Film as Literature” at our local high school for several years, so I was particularly interested in watching classic horror. These three films made a strong […]

Posted September 24, 2015
Author Guest Post, Giveaway
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Author Guest Post: Maggie T..

Author Guest Post: Maggie Thrash + Giveaway

  Maggie Thrash is the author of Honor Girl, a new graphic novel which I just read and reviewed on the blog. I welcome her as part of the blog tour for this amazing new graphic novel. Below, she has written a bit on why she chose to write the story as a graphic novel. Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of the post!   I knew I wanted to use a graphic format to tell this story because it’s a very personal one, and I needed to be objective about myself. Comics give me that ability; to […]

Posted September 12, 2015
Author Guest Post, Giveaway
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Author Guest Post: Eve Yoha..

Author Guest Post: Eve Yohalem + Giveaway

Today I have the wonderful Eve Yohalem to share some fun facts about the setting of her new book Cast Off, a high seas adventure for middle grade readers. Stay tuned for a chance to win a copy to read for yourself! Ten Fun Facts about the Seventeenth Century One of my favorite things about writing Cast Off was learning about the seventeenth century, a time period so different from our own that everyday life was almost unrecognizable. So without further ado, here are ten fun facts about the seventeenth century: Nobody used forks. They weren’t invented until the 1680s and […]

Posted June 1, 2015
Author Guest Post, Giveaway
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Author Guest Post: Stacy De..

Author Guest Post: Stacy DeKeyser + Giveaway

I asked Stacy DeKeyser, author of One Witch at a Time to share a little bit about her experience with fairy tales, and here is what she wrote up for me! So excited to share this with you! Fairy Tales: Part of the Conversation Our family car has one of those nifty GPS mapping systems. Because of its seemingly magical ability to know where we are and where we need to go, we call it “The Navi Fairy.” That’s how deeply rooted fairy tales are in modern life. It’s from fairy tales we get so many colorful expressions: “The better […]

Posted February 13, 2015
Author Guest Post, Giveaway
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Author Guest Post: Dorothy ..

Author Guest Post: Dorothy Hearst + Giveaway

Today we have Dorothy Hearst with us, author of The Wolf Chronicles to talk about her experience writing her series for her blog tour. Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end! What Surprised Me While I Was Writing The Wolf Chronicles by Dorothy Hearst One of the things that surprised me about writing novels is how many things surprised me as I was writing them. It was also one of my favorite parts of the experience. Here are a few ways The Wolf Chronicles surprised me. Kaala is me, and she tells everyone my secrets I knew, of course, […]

Posted December 2, 2014
Author Guest Post, Giveaway
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