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, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Adult Literature

Raspberry Reads Being Fishkill

Currently on Raspberry's reading list: Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer. It's Raspberry's first YA novel and a great one to introduce her to the world of Young Adult literature. Being Fishkill is the story of Fishkill Carmel, a 13-year-old girl whose mother names her after a highway sign. After thirteen years of poverty, neglect, and verbal abuse, Carmel… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Being Fishkill

Children's Books, Creative Writing, KidLit, Storytellers, Uncategorized, Young Writers

Storytellers: Fly Story

I am so happy and thrilled to have the first submission to Storytellers to share with you. Fly Story comes from Tom who is seven years old and lives in Australia. I love his story and I think you will, too. Please use the Like button and comments section to let our first storyteller know… Continue reading Storytellers: Fly Story

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

I’m Ready For My Close-Up …

I find that the more time I spend writing and illustrating the Raspberry books, marketing them, talking about them, etc., the more attached I grow to Raspberry and Jane. They're not just some stories that I tell and pictures that I draw, I care about my characters and who they're affiliated with. Which is why… Continue reading I’m Ready For My Close-Up …

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, 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 Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park and My Cat

Raspberry Sassafras has cracked the cover on a new book. Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park and My Cat by Maria Rosario is a doubly-delightful picture book that offers the main story and a mini-story. In the primary tale, Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park, the kids are excited that their mom is taking… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park and My Cat