Author Interview with Heather Macht about her newest picture book Rex the…We-Don’t-Know

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Don’t give up. I know that’s so cliche, but seriously...just don’t. If you have the drive and the passion, keep to it! Don’t let bad news along the way keep you from moving forward. This journey is filled with rejections and heartache. BUT it’s also filled with so many rewarding moments, too, that overshadow the bad.

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Vanessa Keel for National Puppy Day

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Hey Math is Everywhere readers, Today is NATIONAL PUPPY DAY! From National Calendar: Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives.  Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around! National … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Vanessa Keel for National Puppy Day

Prize Donor Feature, Team Lacera, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest hopefuls! Today, for our eleventh Prize Donor Feature, we have one of THE COOLEST author-illustrator teams in kidlit... 🎉The Laceras🎉 Team Lacera is offering WINNER’S CHOICE: picture book critique (manuscript or dummy), first 5 pages of a middle-grade ms, or a query critique We asked … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Team Lacera, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Prize Donor Feature, Jolene Gutierrez, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls, Our seventh donor feature for our 18 prize donors is one of the most devoted, generous writers I know… 🎉Jolene Gutierrez🎉 Jolene is donating winner’s choice: a non-rhyming picture book manuscript critique, 750 words or less or the first five pages of a middle grade … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Jolene Gutierrez, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her newest book Counting Elephants

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today I’m extra, super excited because our guest shows the line between math and writing is less defined than you think. Dawn Young--engineer turned children’s author--is here to talk about her most recent book that blends math and magic to create chaos: Counting Elephants! Kaitlyn: Hi, Dawn, thank you so … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dawn Young about her newest book Counting Elephants

Prize Donor Feature, Korrie Leer, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest hopefuls! Today, for our sixth Prize Donor Feature, we have debut-author illustrator and one of my wonderful critique partners... 🎉Korrie Leer🎉 Korrie is offering a picture book dummy critique We asked Korrie some spring-themed questions so you can get to know her more, and here … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Korrie Leer, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Author and Champion Spotlight and GIVEAWAY with Brian Gehrlein

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today I’m extra excited because I get to do a champion and author spotlight with Brian Gehrlein! Brian has been working tirelessly to give opportunities to picture book writers with his Picture Book Spotlight and PB Critique Fest all while writing his own wonderful books one of which has officially … Continue reading Author and Champion Spotlight and GIVEAWAY with Brian Gehrlein

Author Interview & GIVEAWAY: Jodi Moore

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today we have the wonderful Jodi Moore here visiting to get us all hyped about Valentine's day by talking about her love of writing and her super adorable board book I Love My Dragon. And she’s doing a GIVEAWAY of a SIGNED copy of it! Kaitlyn: Thanks so much for … Continue reading Author Interview & GIVEAWAY: Jodi Moore

Author-Illustrator SURPRISE for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers and Spring Fling participants! Ciara and I just adore our author-illustrator friends, so we decided to create a special category for this year's Spring Fling Kidlit Contest just for author-illustrators!   Are you ready?   Are you excited?   Is that a drum roll I hear?   Ta-da! The newest … Continue reading Author-Illustrator SURPRISE for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

Cover Reveal, Interview, AND GIVEAWAY with Amy B. Mucha

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Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today's post is extra exciting because it's the very first ever COVER REVEAL on the blog 🙌🙌 🙌 Amy B. Mucha is here to share her debut picture book's rockin' cover. And, she's going to have some awesome giveaways too so say tuned till the end to win either a … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Interview, AND GIVEAWAY with Amy B. Mucha

GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Trudy Ludwig

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Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, We have an extra special guest today to help us get the new year started off right, author and internationally acclaimed speaker, Trudy Ludwig. When I read The Invisible Boy for the first time last year, I immediately fell head-over-heels for this picture book. I wanted to share it with … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Trudy Ludwig

GIVEAWAY and Interview with Author Ciara O’Neal

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Hi all, Today we have one of the funniest people in kidlit joining us: Ciara O'Neal. Ciara and I met a little over a year ago when she was first working on her now published picture book Flamingo Hugs, and we've been critique partners and friends ever since. Ciara has offered to giveaway TWO prizes … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Interview with Author Ciara O’Neal

GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Della Ross Ferreri

Hi everyone, Now that the weather is getting cooler, it's time for more snuggles and cuddles! So, today, I've asked Della Ross Ferreri to share about her new board book Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle. Della has generously offered to share a copy Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle with one lucky reader. Make sure to stay tuned … Continue reading GIVEAWAY and Author Interview with Della Ross Ferreri

TESTING 1, 2, 3: Fall Writing Frenzy Practice Submissions

Hey Kidlit Friends and MathIsEverywhere Blog Readers, I'm trying to figure out the best way to have you submit your wonderful, magical, inspiring, gruesome, surprising entries. If you're up for some experimentation, please test this out with me.   Instead of EVERYONE putting their story in the comments, let's take a cool cue from Susanna … Continue reading TESTING 1, 2, 3: Fall Writing Frenzy Practice Submissions