Debut Review Challenge with Stephanie Ward

Welcome to the Debut Review Challenge Blog, Stephanie! Thanks for joining me today and participating in this inaugural challenge! Debut By-the-Numbers: ARABELLA AND THE MAGIC PENCIL Number of years writing: 8 years or forever depending on how you look at it  Number of years from contract to published book: 1 1⁄2 years  Date your book… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Stephanie Ward

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 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 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

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