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Debut Review Challenge with Gabi Snyder

I am delighted to welcome Gabi Snyder to the blog! Read on to learn about her writing routine and what she finds so rewarding about writing. Gabi Snyder loves dogs, math, and unusual modes of transportation. She holds a Master of Arts in English-Creative Writing from the University of Texas in Austin. She lives in… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Gabi Snyder

Debut Review Challenge with Paulette Sharkey

It is my pleasure to welcome Paulette Sharkey to the Debut Review Challenge blog. Her picture book, A DOLL FOR GRANDMA, explores the memory loss of a grandparent and is a useful tool for families navigating that difficult terrain with their children. Paulette Bochnig Sharkey worked for many years as a librarian, first in her… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Paulette Sharkey

Debut Review Challenge with Heather Kinser

Debut author Heather Kinser is kicking off a new round of the Debut Review Challenge by sharing her journey to publication on the blog. Welcome, Heather! Photo Credit: Di StarrHeather Ferranti Kinser writes at the intersection of story, poetry, and nature from her home on the San Francisco Peninsula. She's a former technical editor who… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Heather Kinser

Debut Review Challenge – May/June 2020 Round

The Debut Review Challenge is back with a whole new Kidlit Debut Crew for our May/June round. Here's how to play: Follow these debut authors on social media and find challenge posts with #DebutReviewChallenge.Find their books at your local indie bookstore or at your library. (If your library doesn't have their books, request that they… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge – May/June 2020 Round

Debut Review Challenge with Kelly Carey

Welcome, Kelly Carey, to the Debut Review Challenge blog! Thank you for sharing your writing journey and your debut picture book! New this month: a chance to win during every author interview. Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway! Debut By-the-Numbers: HOW LONG IS FOREVER? Number of years writing: 16 years  Number of years from contract to published… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Kelly Carey

Debut Review Challenge with Bea Birdsong

I'm so excited to welcome Bea Birdsong to the blog today. Read on to learn about Bea's debut picture book I WILL BE FIERCE!, her writing routine, and her forthcoming book SAM'S FIRST WORD. New this month: a chance to win during every author interview. Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway! Debut By-the-Numbers: I WILL BE FIERCE!… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Bea Birdsong

Debut Review Challenge with J. Kasper Kramer

I am so pleased to welcome J. Kasper Kramer to the blog this week! Her middle grade novel is unlike anything I've read before. It is full of suspense, hope, and the power of stories, all set against the backdrop of communist Romania in the 1980s. Thanks for joining me, Jessica! New this month: a… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with J. Kasper Kramer

Debut Review Challenge with Marcie Flinchum Atkins

It is my great pleasure to welcome author-librarian extraordinaire, Marcie Flinchum Atkins, to the Debut Review Challenge blog! New this month: a chance to win during every author interview. Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway! Debut By-the-Numbers: WAIT, REST, PAUSE: DORMANCY IN NATURE Number of years writing:  My whole life! However, I really started taking things seriously… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Debut Review Challenge with Janet Sumner Johnson

It is my great pleasure to welcome Janet Sumner Johnson to the Debut Review Challenge blog! Her debut picture book, Help Wanted, Must Love Books, released on March 1st. Welcome, Janet, and congratulations! New this month: a chance to win during every author interview. Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway! Debut By-the-Numbers: HELP WANTED, MUST LOVE BOOKS… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Janet Sumner Johnson

Digging in – the March/April 2020 Debut Review Challenge

How's everyone doing out there? Social distancing may now be the norm, but there is no reason to keep your distance from these great Kidlit debuts! In fact, debut creators need your support now more than ever since events, launch parties, and tours are all being postponed or canceled. Not to fear! There are still… Continue reading Digging in – the March/April 2020 Debut Review Challenge