Please help yourself to one these these delectable virtual chocolates (made by Miss A.) and take a look at that sweet Little Owl, who’s the protagonist of my new picture book LOVE IS KIND, then head on over to bestselling author and blogger Becky Koptizke’s inspirational blog, as we kick off the LOVE IS KIND Blog Tour with Six Book-Themed Extension Activities! (Hint: One involves sharing a yummy treat!) And… there’s a giveaway too! Thank you for having me, Becky!
If you are vacationing along the New Jersey shore, or live there, please stop by this Saturday, August 11, from 1 – 3pm at the Comfort Zone in Ocean Grove, NJ where I’ll be chatting with customers and signing books. I’d LOVE to meet you. And don’t you agree that books make perfect stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, baby shower gifts etc? So, stock up and I’ll even sign them for you to make them extra special. Hope to see you there. Thank you for having me, Comfort Zone!
In her memoir A CIRCLE OF QUIET, Madeleine L’Engle writes, “Those of us who write are responsible for the effect of our books… Like it or not, we either add to the darkness… or we light a candle to see by.” As a writer for children, I take those words to heart and now, today, with the release of my newest picture book, LOVE IS KIND, I hope Little Owl’s story will do just that. Certainly showing love towards others is something that our fractured society needs, especially, right now, so my book birthday wish is that LOVE IS KIND will resonate in little hearts everywhere and inspire children of all ages (and grown ups too!) to show love and kindness towards others in ways big and small.
Happy birthday, LOVE IS KIND! And Happy Reading, all!
Ready for a sneak peek at what arrived on my porch this afternoon? It’s an advance copy of my upcoming picture book LOVE IS KIND, delightfully illustrated by French artist Lison Chaperon and published by Zonderkidz. I just love the world Lison has created to set the story. Each spread is more adorable than the next! Thank you, Lison, for your creative whimsy and thank you, Zonderkidz, for publishing! I can’t wait for this one to release on August 7, 2018. Happy reading, all!
Today I’m delighted to be interviewed by Melissa Stoller over at her blog. Her format is the “3 Question Interview” and for one of the questions I talk about glasses – special glasses (pictured above). Curious? Then, grab a cup of tea and head on over. That’s what I’m doing. I’ll make it easy for you. Here’s the link. Thanks, Melissa for having me!
Just look at the darling diva that illustrator Rebecca Gerlings has so charmingly created for the book jacket to my newest book, then head on over to the Darlene Beck Jacobson’s blog for stop one of the official DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE blog tour! My topic today? How to Write Picture Books – DIVA STYLE! Happy Reading!
New Blog! New Diva in town! Check out my article on #Cranford author @laurasassitales and find out about all the events surrounding her latest book! Link 👉🏻 profile! #newblogpost #coolerincranford #divadeloresandtheoperahousemouse #localauthor #authorsofinstagram #childrensbooks #rebeccagerlings #meettheauthor #bnspringfieldnj #garwoodlibrary #cranfordlibrary #firemeupstudio #booklaunch #sterlingchildrensbooks #365cranfordwestfieldnj
Diva Delores and I are dee-lighted to share with you our first LOCAL interview. Pasted above is the fun promo clip, realtor Sharon Steele posted on Instagram. And here’s the link to the actual interview. Thank you for having us, Sharon!
And TODAY is our BOOK BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Reading, all!
Look who’s gaga over what arrived in the mail this week! I’m excited too because the arrival of these author copies of DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE means that books will soon be arriving at bookstores everywhere! So now, in anticipation of the March 6th release of this new picture book, I think it’s time to start sharing some dates! (More events to come…stayed tuned.)
Sunday March 11, 2018 2:00 pm. BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! Celebrate a DIVA debut at this special story time and book signing with craft! Barnes and Noble, Rte. 22 Springfield.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:30 pm. Join me for an interactive story time featuring DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE at the Garwood Public Library. Meet my storytelling companions – Delores and Fernando–and enjoy a book-themed craft.