How Being a Children’s Author Helps Tackle Global Climate Destabilization (Plus a Workout)

Congratulations to Miriam for winning the $25 Gift Card ~     ~     ~ Last weekend marked the largest collaborative Climate March in our world’s history. Over 2,500 events in 162 countries during which citizens marched in solidarity a few days before the UN Climate Summit.   And I wasn’t there. To be fair, my household was represented by other members of my tribe. But, I still felt a bit guilty for not going. This is a huge deal and it was a great historical event. I have attended rallies and marches in the past. Sometimes they simply overwhelm me. Other times I get inspired, and then the immediacy of life takes over and I get caught up in my daily to-do. I was left at home wondering what more I could do. I’m not a scientist, but I can support...

Omnibus Release Week! Drawings and Freebies!

This week marked the release of the print version of the Faerie Tales from the White Forest Omnibus. (*See how you can get a free ebook version of Book One at the bottom of the post) The ebook version of the Omnibus contains all the same goodies as the print version, but for those of you who have a romantic relationship with print books, the print version really is beautiful. And thick! It’s a book AND a doorstop. And possibly a weapon.     In honour of the launch, I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card through midnight 9/25. a Rafflecopter giveaway If you win, there is no obligation to buy the book. (Really!) If you would like to purchase a copy outright, however, you can order one from any bookstore or locate on Amazon: OMNIBUS...

Children’s Book Week Ides of May Extravaganza Continues (With Giveaways and Launches!)

  In celebration of Children’s Book Week I have a lot going on, including new editions of the first two books in my middle grade fantasy series (Faerie Tales from the White Forest) with sparkly new covers. FIRST I’m participating in a substantial giveaway for the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop, joining over 100 participating bloggers giving away books and gift certificates and other goodies. So, if you have kids, you might want to check that out. Here are the LINKS of all the participants. For the CBW Hop I’m giving away a full print set of the first three books in my White Forest series, a copy of Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, AND a copy of FutureDaze: an anthology of YA science fiction. CLICK HERE to find out...

Children’s Book Week: Ides of May White Forest Extravaganza

Next week, Children’s Book Week, is going to be a pretty exciting all around in White Forest land. First, I’ve joined a BLOG HOP, which I don’t often do. But it’s a Blog Hop Giveaway during Children’s Book Week, so how could I turn that down? Never Blog Hopped before? Basically, you go to a list of blog links from authors, book bloggers, and others who are GIVING PRIZES AWAY all at the same time (who doesn’t like prizes?). And you hop from one to the next adding your name to the drawings. If you like children’s lit, what have you got to lose? The hop runs from Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 19, so you’ve got plenty of time to get around to all the blogs. And you’ll need it, because as of this morning,...