Children's Books, Interviews, KidLit, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Get To Know Me!

Universal By Design offers marketing services to writers to help them promote the books on which they've worked so hard. As part of this endeavor, UBD features a Writer of The Week segment in which they interview various authors. I was fortunate to have been interviewed by Melissa Dee at Universal and that video is… Continue reading Get To Know Me!

Children's Books, KidLit, Poetry, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads When I Get To Heaven

Today Raspberry is reading a very special book, one with a serious side that's told in a whimsical way. When I Get To Heaven by Angela Pullen Atherton came to be some five years ago when the author was with a company that was doing work with St. Jude's Hospital. In that hospital were children… Continue reading Raspberry Reads When I Get To Heaven

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads Ollie Discovers the Planets

Raspberry Sassafras thinks the book she's reading today is just out of this world. Literally! Ollie Discovers the Planets, written by Anya Acres and illustrated by Megan Elizabeth, tells the story of an adventurous little alien, Ollie, who is both inquisitive and fearless. He lives with his mum and dad on a little planet, just… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Ollie Discovers the Planets

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure

Raspberry Sassafras is all kinds of excited about Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure by Shari Tharp. First, Gertrude and Toby live on a farm, which brings back many happy memories of Raspberry's early, pre-city days. Next, like her own books, Gertrude and Toby is also a series, with Friday Adventure being the first of three.… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure

Children's Books, Creative Writing, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads A Walk Up Kinder Scout & Fun in Formby

After two days of two cats, today Raspberry Sassafras is excited to be reading two picture books about one dog named Breezie Boo, written by the dog's Mummy, Kate Robinson. In the first book, A Walk up Kinder Scout, Breezie Boo, the beagle, who loves to go on adventures,  dreams of her favorite place to… Continue reading Raspberry Reads A Walk Up Kinder Scout & Fun in Formby

Children's Books, Contests, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Storytellers, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Perhaps I Whined Too Soon … plus Bonus News!

Yesterday I published a bit of a good news/bad news post. The good news was that my site's new feature, Raspberry Reads, was doing well and people were submitting their books to take advantage of the opportunity to have them promoted, no strings attached. The bad news was that my other feature, Storytellers, was doing… Continue reading Perhaps I Whined Too Soon … plus Bonus News!

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads Orangutan: A Day in the Forest Canopy

Today we find Raspberry Sassafras living vicariously through the pages of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy. For though she longs to swing through the trees like a proper primate, sadly, Raspberry lacks the necessary opposable thumb. Orangutan is a picture book for kids up to age 8 and covers a day in the Borneo… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Orangutan: A Day in the Forest Canopy