April 22, 2011

The New York Times published a recipe for homemade Peeps so, considering the season and how well it goes with Little Chicken’s Big Day, how could I not share it with you?!   By MELISSA CLARK Published: April 15, 2011 AT Easter time, when the shops erupt in a pastel frenzy of chocolate bunnies, candy…

April 21, 2011

This could possibly be the smartest baby ever. Okay, okay. I admit it, she’s my niece. My sister wrote: “Soph already loves Little Chicken!! She stares at the cover for like 10 minutes at a time!”  

April 20, 2011

Is it actually open, or only “kind of” open? I took this photo in the elevator of the hotel I was staying in while presenting at the New York State Reading Association conference. I considered it particularly funny, considering why I was at that particular hotel. I thought I was the only grammar dork, but…

April 19, 2011

Little Chicken’s Big Day Release Sweepstakes! Help celebrate the arrival of our little hatchling with… Week 1: The Book Trailer Word of Mouth Sweepstakes From April 19 through May 17, I’ll be running one sweepstakes per week. (If you’re on my mailing list, I’ll send you a note each week filling you in on the…

Jerry Davis
April 19, 2011

I’m unreasonably excited about today’s podcast because my collaborator on Little Chicken’s Big Day, also known as my husband, Jerry Davis, is my guest! Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android Or click to download   In this episode you will hear us talk about the genesis of the book Iron Giant,…

April 18, 2011

Tomorrow is my last day in my 30 Days to a Book Launch series, and I have a big finish planned so I hope you’ll come by and see! And for those of you who followed along in this adventure, I thank you from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my sore…

April 17, 2011

There is some debate whether a launch party is worth all the work. And let me tell you, brother, is it a lot of work! But writing a book is a lot of work too, and whether you sell a ton of books at the party or not, doesn’t that deserve a celebration? There is…

April 16, 2011

The first thing I’m going to tell you is to never have a contest. Have a giveaway, or a sweepstakes, or a drawing, but not a contest. The reasons are legal and boring, but take it from me, I’ve checked, and you just don’t want to use the word “contest.” Random drawings, in fact, are…