Review Writing 101

October/November 2019 marks the very first Debut Review Challenge! Debut Kidlit creators benefit because reviews help their books gain exposure. Readers benefit by seeing honest feedback while making book purchases. YOU, the reviewers, benefit by earning a chance to win great prizes for every FIVE reviews you complete. Everybody wins! But for some people, writing… Continue reading Review Writing 101

Debut Review Challenge with Laura Roettiger

It is my pleasure to welcome Laura Roettiger to the Debut Review Challenge Blog, where she dishes about her debut picture book, why she writes for children, and her current work-in-progress. Welcome, Laura! Debut By-the-Numbers: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Number of years writing: A lifetime. With the goal of publishing, it’s been 3 years.… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Laura Roettiger

Meet the Oct/Nov 2019 #DebutReviewChallenge Book Creators!

Ready to join the book review fun by participating in the Debut Review Challenge? Follow these debut authors on social media and find their books at your local library. If your library doesn't have their books, request that they be added to their collection! Write an honest review online for any debut Kidlit creator on… Continue reading Meet the Oct/Nov 2019 #DebutReviewChallenge Book Creators!

Debut Review Challenge with Tim McGlen

It is my pleasure to welcome Tim McGlen to the Debut Review Challenge Blog, where we dive deep into his writerly story. Debut By-the-Numbers: ANTONINO'S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM Number of years writing:   Ha!  Many.  Wrote first picture book ms on a whim 17 years ago.  A too-scary story about a witch, which clocked in at 1,000+ words (this from… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Tim McGlen

How to Find Kidlit Debuts

So you've joined the #DebutReviewChallenge and your are determined to write five online reviews for debut Kidlit creators. But... wait. Where do you find those books, anyway? One of my favorite ways to discover debut Kidlit creators is on social media. There are a number of debut promotional groups that serve to inform, entertain, and… Continue reading How to Find Kidlit Debuts

Debut Review Challenge with Vivian Kirkfield

I am thrilled to welcome picture book author Vivian Kirkfield to our very first #DebutReviewChallenge Blog Interview! She is the author of not one, not two, but THREE debut picture books in 2019. Welcome, Vivian! Thank you so much for having me on your blog. It’s an honor to be part of the #DebutReviewChallenge! Debut… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Vivian Kirkfield