#109 – School Visits and Author Visits by State with Kim Norman

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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
  • a rant about people who not only do not practice reciprocity, but practice the opposite of reciprocity!
  • an incredible writers retreat you are going to freak out about (see the pictures below!) If you want to know more, leave a comment here! Here is where we’ll be staying.

In the interview, Kim and I talk about

  • her new book which is a take off of I Know an Old Lady Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, I Know a Wee Piggy, illustrated by Henry Cole (see reviews blurbs)
  • why videos are important for SEO
  • what she does in school visits
  • Reader’s Theaters and storytelling
  • Kim’s site
  • Kim’s other site (yes, I’ve already yelled at her to house under one URL!
  • why she started her other other site,  Author Visits by State and the impact it’s had
  • the very funny yet scary thing she included on her school visit pamphlet:

Kim Norman
Review blurbs for Kim’s new book:
* “Cole’s porcine hero steals the show: even the fussiest grownups will fall for this eager-eyed, grinning, leaping, prancing, filthy pig.Ewww. And awww.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review )
“A surefire winner.” (School Library Journal, starred review )
“Youngsters will eagerly join in and sing along with the cumulative verse and laugh out loud with the lovable piggy as he scampers throughout the fair, wreaking havoc everywhere he goes. This gleefully messy pig will prompt endless re-readings.” (Kirkus Reviews )

I hope you enjoyed School Visits and Author Visits by State with Kim Norman!

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Recent Comments

  • Lisa Thompson
    August 25, 2012 - 12:23 am · Reply

    Awesome podcast as always Katie, and thanks for the shout out, I am aka “@sneaksncrayons” – you are welcome for the positive review of your app :). I was at the library with my little ones today and had to pick up “And Then It’s Spring” after Julie’s review. It is a perfect picture book. Loved the illustrations.
    Please excuse in advance either my ignorance or my listening skills if SEO was explained, but what does that acronym stand for??

  • Becky Hall
    August 29, 2012 - 12:04 am · Reply

    Fun podcast, Katie and Kim. I appreciate the helpful ideas on improving your SEO. Now for a video on my site and something generous for the world of writing.

    • katie
      August 29, 2012 - 6:52 am · Reply

      Let me know when that vid is up! I’d love to see it! I just did a new one for this site, too. It’s on my welcome page (katiedavis.com).

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