It's hard to believe that I launched the very first Debut Review Challenge round a year ago today! Inspired by challenges like Storystorm, ReFoReMo, and NaPiBoWriWee, I started this challenge to support debut Kidlit creators, motivate reviewers, and engage the Kidlit community. Marketing professionals emphasize the importance of customer reviews, which act as a proxy… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge: Reflections on the First Year
Looking for Kidlit debuts to review before this round of the Debut Review Challenge ends February 29, 2020? Look no further! Review five of these (or any Kidlit debut) for a chance to win signed books and other great prizes. (Click the Debut Review Challenge tab for details.) This is a great challenge for teachers,… Continue reading Who Are the #DebutReviewChallenge Creators this Round?
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
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
Small, positive changes can make a BIG difference. We have good and bad habits in all areas of our lives, but since I'm a children's writer, I'm thinking of reading and writing habits. What if you made a commitment to review one book per month... How about one per week? What if you dedicated a… Continue reading Not all habits are bad…