The Writing Life

Counting Down the Days! Is It Over?

  Here’s a quick update on the release of my first picture book, officially releasing on June 6, 2021.     It is now listed at retailers, so you can click to find it where you prefer to shop: Amazon: Barnes Noble: Target: Support independent booksellers via Indiebound: and, of course, PenIt! Publications, where you… Read more »

Cover Reveal for IS IT OVER?

When you choose a picture book and steps up to a counter, or click on a web page shopping cart, the last thing on your mind is the complex journey that brought that particular book to your hands  You  may select a picture book based on cover appeal, a catchy title, the back blurb, the… Read more »

Review: Mightier Than the Sword- Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing

Mightier Than The Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing Written by Rochelle Melander and illustrated by Melina Ontiveros Beaming Books ISBN-13 : 978-1506466408 Publication Date: July 27, 2021 Hardcover List Price: 22.99 I’ve been eagerly awaiting my opportunity to share a review of this book for months. My timing is entirely in support… Read more »

IS IT OVER? Happy 2021!

We’re ALL counting on 2021 to be a huge improvement over 2020, right?  Well, to kick off the new year, I’m sharing a  “two-fer” good news. Later this spring (stay tuned for details) a new picture book will hit the stands, written by Sandy Brehl and illustrated by Becky Hirsch. It has absolutely nothing to… Read more »

Voices of Ordinary Heroes of World War II

Voices of Ordinary Heroes:  World War II  History Speaks by Kelly Milner Halls Nonfiction, Target age:  8-12 Rockridge Press, 9781647396428, 122pp. Publication Date: August 6, 2020 Purchase HERE. HISTORY SPEAKS is the tagline for this second book of new titles offered by Rockridge Press. Each presents well-researched and compelling profiles of twenty individuals during the Second… Read more »