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 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

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

Not all habits are bad…

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…