Debut Review Challenge with Hannah Stark

It is my pleasure to welcome Hannah Stark to the Debut Review Challenge Blog! Debut By-the-Numbers: TRUCKER AND TRAIN Number of years writing: 6 Number of years from contract to published book: 4 Date your book was released: August 6, 2019 Number of pages: 40 Number of launch events: 10 Number of days per week… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Hannah Stark

Debut Review Challenge with Deb Gonzales

Welcome to the Debut Review Challenge, Deb! I can't wait to hear about Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records. Debut By-the-Numbers: GIRLS WITH GUTS: THE ROAD TO BREAKING BARRIERS AND BASHING RECORDS Number of years writing: 15 Number of years from contract to published book: 8 Date your book was… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Deb Gonzales

Debut Review Challenge with Natalee Creech

Welcome, Natalee! Thank you for stopping by to share your debut picture books. You've had two in 2019. Congratulations! Debut By-the-Numbers: WHEN DAY IS DONE Number of years writing: 4 (Counting from the time I joined SCBWI – which is when I decided to get serious!) Number of years from contract to published book: 1.5 years… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Natalee Creech

Debut Review Challenge with Lauren Kerstein

Welcome, Lauren, to the Debut Review Challenge Blog! Your debut has made quite a splash. Thanks for joining us to tell us all about it. Debut By-the-Numbers: ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES Number of years writing: At least 12 years of serious writing (I’ve written my whole life). Number of years from contract to published… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Lauren Kerstein

Debut Review Challenge with Lindsay Leslie

Welcome, Lindsay, to the Debut Review Challenge Blog! You have had quite a double-debut year. Congratulations on THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS and NOVA THE STAR EATER. What can you tell us about your debut-debut? Debut By-the-Numbers: THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS Number of years writing: Focusing on children’s literature, five years, but I’ve been a writer… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Lindsay Leslie

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