Heartfelt Dreams and Feathers: Ideas for Capturing Loving Memories

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 With regard to the themes of empowerment, grief, family, hope and memories in Karen Hendriks and Kim Fleming‘s picture book, Feathers, here are a couple of ideas to help children manage loss of a loved one in positive ways.  *Feathers is written by Karen Hendriks, illustrated by Kim Fleming, published by READ MORE

Touched by an Angel: ‘Feathers’ on Tour with Karen Hendriks

#feathers #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 How wonderful to welcome back the talented Karen Hendriks for another book campaign, this time celebrating the long-awaited release of her absolutely touching and uplifting picture book, Feathers! This is both a gentle and powerful story of love, life, loss and the power of memory. Come fly away with us on READ MORE

Finding the ‘Write’ Fit By Teena Raffa-Mulligan

#monelliandme #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The adaptable, multi-skilled writer, Teena Raffa-Mulligan, takes us through her process of creativity when it comes to writing in different genres. From picture books, to short stories, middle grade and young adult, Teena is finely attuned to shifting focus to suit her target audience. Thanks, Teena! Beginner writers are often told to READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kate Simpson

Many thanks to my guest, today, children’s author, Kate Simpson, who is the guinea pig for my restyled interview format – Show and Tell. And given Kate’s background in science, I’m predicting that she’s happy to be part of my experiment! So, this is how it works: I ask Kate to SHOW us her books and READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 3

So far in this interview with children’s author, Kiah Thomas, we’ve heard about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing and publishing, and we got to know some of her great picture books. In this instalment, we look at how Kiah is linked in to a writing community and how that helps, as well as discover READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 2

In Part One of this interview we saw how children’s author, Kiah Thomas, got her start writing for kids, and we got to know a bit about her current and upcoming picture books. In Part two Kiah talks about working with publishers, illustrators and book promotion (or not!). Kiah, in total, you will have four books READ MORE

Liz Ledden on Pitching her Story – Tulip and Brutus

We just adore celebrating rising stars on the blog, and today’s author is another exceptional one to watch out for! Liz Ledden – you may have heard her as one of the fabulous trio of the One More Page Podcast fame – is debuting her picture book, Tulip and Brutus, with Ford Street Publishing this READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – putting her best foot forward.

Kiah Thomas is a star on the rise. Her first picture book, Allergic Alpaca was recently released, and she has another picture book, Foothand Elbownose, both illustrated by the quirky Connah Brecon, due out in November this year. But also waiting in the wings are two more books to be published next year. Whilst these READ MORE

Reflections for a Better World – Interview with Jason K. Foster

#hadamarthehouseofshudders #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It’s an honour to speak with Jason K. Foster about his motivations and writing journey, his thoughts on war, and books, and writing historical fiction.  We need to have children know that, when they all pull together for the right reasons, they can achieve anything. They can achieve the change in the READ MORE

Jo Sandhu’s Mammoth Success: Part Three

In Part One of this interview with Jo Sandhu, we looked at how she started out writing and how she got her foot in the door of the publishing house at Penguin. In Part Two,  we drilled down into the details of publication, editing and bringing out a series, with some great writing and research tips thrown in. READ MORE