peanut free zone
August 29, 2012

Since my computer is on its last legs and I haven’t yet received the delivery of my new one, and it’s basically a ghost town everywhere, it being a holiday week or two…this is a brief podcast to catch you up on a few little things and that is about it. Unusual, but I didn’t…

Picture Book Month
August 27, 2012

“Picture books are here and they’re important. I have yet to meet a three year old person who didn’t know what to do with a crayon. You make pictures with it.” – Chris Raschka, 2012 Caldecott Winner, from his Picture Book Month Essay Once again, November has something to look forward to. Across the globe,…

August 26, 2012

I took these Books on TV … on WTNH’s Good Morning, Connecticut today! It’s transition time – we’re going from summer – trips and lazing around – back to schedules and school. Transitions can be hard – but if you make it fun, it might make it easier too. Create the story of your summer…

August 24, 2012

UPDATE: Here is what the winner said after receiving her prizes:         Watch to find out if you won this week’s drawing grand prize: The Golden Ticket (you were entered when you pre-ordered the audiobook of How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller!) Are you…

August 24, 2012

We bandy about Very Serious terms like teaching standards and required reading as educational nutrients, good for literacy, but something akin to those bran-filled rocks and twig cereals: flavorless, dry, and hard to swallow. As an author and advocate of children’s books, do you have any idea how it kills me when I hear kids…

August 22, 2012

 Subscribe to the podcast! In this episode you’ll hear a review from Julie Falatko for And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano and illustrator by Erin Stead how you can win The Golden Ticket when you pre-order the audiobook version of How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller…

How to Promote Your Book
August 18, 2012

Do you want to sell more books? Do you need motivation to get involved in social media? Do you have no idea how or when to even get started building your online presence (or creating your “platform”)? Everyone who pre-orders this audiobook will get: 1. The chance to be entered in a random drawing for…