Two Brains are Better Than One: An Author and Agent Chat about a Successful Revision with Jolene Gutiérrez and Kaitlyn Sanchez for #KidlitZombieWeek 2022

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so stoked that it's Kidlit Zombie Week and even more stoked to conclude this week with a chat with Jolene Gutiérrez – the one who inspired our critique group to start Kidlit Zombie Week and one of my wonderful clients and amazing friends. We're going to sit down with … Continue reading Two Brains are Better Than One: An Author and Agent Chat about a Successful Revision with Jolene Gutiérrez and Kaitlyn Sanchez for #KidlitZombieWeek 2022

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Cynthia Harmony about her debut PB, MI CIUDAD SINGS, illustrated by Teresa Martinez

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm delighted to chat with an amazing debut picture book author today who I hope will inspire you to write from your heart: Cynthia Harmony. She is going to chat with me about her debut book MI CIUDAD SINGS, illustrated by Teresa Martinez. Description of book from the publisher Penguin … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Cynthia Harmony about her debut PB, MI CIUDAD SINGS, illustrated by Teresa Martinez

Author-Illustrator Interview and world-wide GIVEAWAY with Sarah LuAnn Perkins about Sarah’s debut author-illustrated picture book, On A Rainy Day

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're all doing well as the springtime settles in. It's my favorite time of year, and as we all hear about spring showers bringing May flowers, I'm excited to chat with Sarah LuAnn Perkins about Sarah's debut author-illustrated picture book, On A Rainy Day. Description of book from … Continue reading Author-Illustrator Interview and world-wide GIVEAWAY with Sarah LuAnn Perkins about Sarah’s debut author-illustrated picture book, On A Rainy Day

Interview with Author Karen Jameson about her picture book WHERE THE WEE ONES GO, A BEDTIME WISH FOR ENDANGERED ANIMALS, illustrated by Zosienka

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're enjoying the start of spring - it's my favorite time of year with sunshine that's not too hot and regrowth that inspires! In fact, my family and I just returned from a road trip vacation out to Oklahoma and back to California where we had some wonderful … Continue reading Interview with Author Karen Jameson about her picture book WHERE THE WEE ONES GO, A BEDTIME WISH FOR ENDANGERED ANIMALS, illustrated by Zosienka

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with TARA LAZAR to chat about her next book in the Private I series: Time Flies, Down to the Last Minute, illustrated by Ross MacDonald

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I am beyond excited for this timely interview because we have the pleasure of chatting with the wonderful, the famous, the genius, the ever-encouraging TARA LAZAR to chat about her next book in the Private I series: Time Flies, Down to the Last Minute, illustrated by Ross MacDonald. Description from … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with TARA LAZAR to chat about her next book in the Private I series: Time Flies, Down to the Last Minute, illustrated by Ross MacDonald

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Aneta Cruz about her book Juan Has the Jitters, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, It’s Autism Acceptance Month, and I’m delighted to feature my friend, Aneta Cruz, and her beautiful picture book Juan Has the Jitters, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. I hope you're all doing well and excited to learn more about Aneta and her inspiring book! Description from the publisher, North Atlantic Books: … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Aneta Cruz about her book Juan Has the Jitters, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Beth Anderson about her new picture book: Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence, illustrated by Susan Reagan

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Happy women's history month! I'm super excited to have Beth Anderson as our guest to talk about her amazing new picture book: Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence, illustrated by Susan Reagan! About the book, from Calkins Creek: Here is the first-ever picture book about … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Beth Anderson about her new picture book: Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence, illustrated by Susan Reagan

Blog Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dennis – the star of THE BOOK OF RULES by Brian Gehrlein, illustrated by Tom Knight

Hi, Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're all ready for a special treat because today, we get to meet a super scary, super hungry, super adorable monster: Dennis from Brian Gehrlein’s debut picture book THE BOOK OF RULES, illustrated by Tom Knight. Description of THE BOOK OF RULES from the publisher (Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and … Continue reading Blog Interview and GIVEAWAY with Dennis – the star of THE BOOK OF RULES by Brian Gehrlein, illustrated by Tom Knight

Author-illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Skylaar Amann about her newest picture book Smile, Sophia

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you’re excited for today’s interview with my friend, Skylaar Amann, who was on the blog last year! This time, Skylaar’s sharing about her newest author-illustrated book called Smile, Sophia! Description of book from the publisher, Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan:  In Smile, Sophia, a smart, relatable picture book by … Continue reading Author-illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Skylaar Amann about her newest picture book Smile, Sophia

Cover Reveal, Interview, and GIVEAWAY with debut author Monica Acker and wonderful Illustrator Paran Kim about their upcoming book: BRAVE LIKE MOM

Dear Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm absolutely honored to be able to reveal the cover of Team Sanchez member, Monica Acker's beautiful book of her heart: BRAVE LIKE MOM, illustrated by the talented Paran Kim. I hope you enjoy this reveal and book as much as I do! About BRAVE LIKE MOM from Beaming Books: … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Interview, and GIVEAWAY with debut author Monica Acker and wonderful Illustrator Paran Kim about their upcoming book: BRAVE LIKE MOM

Author-Illustrator Interview and SIGNED Book GIVEAWAY with Benson Shum about his new picture book ANZU THE GREAT KAIJU

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're all doing well in these times, and I'm delighted today to take you on a lovely adventure with talented creator, Benson Shum, to talk about his newly released author-illustrated book, ANZU THE GREAT KAIJU, which just released by Macmillan on January 11th! Book description from Macmillan: An … Continue reading Author-Illustrator Interview and SIGNED Book GIVEAWAY with Benson Shum about his new picture book ANZU THE GREAT KAIJU

Author and Editor Interview and GIVEAWAY with Author, Carrie Tillotson, and Editor, Cheryl Eissing, about PB COUNTING TO BANANAS, illustrated by Estrela Lourenço

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Happy new year! I'm super excited to start things off with a twist with our very first author and editor team interview on the Math is Everywhere blog! And I’m even more excited that it's a book about math–woop woop! Please join me in welcoming Carrie Tillotson and Cheryl Eissing; … Continue reading Author and Editor Interview and GIVEAWAY with Author, Carrie Tillotson, and Editor, Cheryl Eissing, about PB COUNTING TO BANANAS, illustrated by Estrela Lourenço

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Jocelyn Rish about her book BATTLE OF THE BUTTS, illustrated by David Creighton-Pester

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I’m so excited to feature one of my favorite kidlit people who helped me become an agent in fact (though she doesn’t know it! - surprise!) We’re here to chat with the wonderful Jocelyn Rish about her first picture book (of many to come) Battle of the Butts: The Science … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Jocelyn Rish about her book BATTLE OF THE BUTTS, illustrated by David Creighton-Pester

Author-Illustrator Interview and Giveaway with Anne Appert about Blob, Anne’s Debut Picture Book

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Today is a special treat because today, we get to meet an inspiring superstar named Blob - not Bob - who is the star of a book called BLOB, author-illustrated by my wonderful friend and critique partner, Anne Appert. Description of book from the publisher, HarperCollins: A humorous picture book … Continue reading Author-Illustrator Interview and Giveaway with Anne Appert about Blob, Anne’s Debut Picture Book

Debut Author Interview and Double GIVEAWAY with Anna Lazowski about her funny ABC picture book T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES, illustrated by Steph Laberis

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Get your comedy hats on because today's interview is all about the funny! We're chatting with Anna Lazowski about her funny ABC picture book T. REXES CAN'T TIE THEIR SHOES, illustrated by Steph Laberis. Description of book from the publisher: A funny and encouraging alphabetic book about all the things … Continue reading Debut Author Interview and Double GIVEAWAY with Anna Lazowski about her funny ABC picture book T. REXES CAN’T TIE THEIR SHOES, illustrated by Steph Laberis

Author AND Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Charlene Chua about their picture book LOVE, VIOLET

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, I’m so excited today because we have a joint interview AND a video premiere! We have the honor of talking with the author and illustrator of Love, Violet! Please welcome, author Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Illustrator Charlene Chua. And stay tuned until the end to check out the beautiful video … Continue reading Author AND Illustrator Interview and GIVEAWAY with Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Charlene Chua about their picture book LOVE, VIOLET

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Laura Gehl about her picture book WHO IS A SCIENTIST?

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I’m ecstatic to have one of my favorite authors back on the blog today, Laura Gehl! Today we’re talking about another absolutely brilliant book of hers, WHO IS A SCIENTIST? Info about WHO IS A SCIENTIST Scientists work hard in the lab and in the field to make important discoveries. … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Laura Gehl about her picture book WHO IS A SCIENTIST?

Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Beth Anderson about her newest book TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE, illustrated by S. D. Shindler

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I'm so delighted to share an amazing book today that features a little known but very important and inspiring kid from history. Please welcome back wonderful author Beth Anderson who's here to chat about her newest book, just out this month, TAD LINCOLN'S RESTLESS WRIGGLE, illustrated by S. D. Shindler. … Continue reading Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Beth Anderson about her newest book TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE, illustrated by S. D. Shindler

Author Interview with Angela Burke Kunkel about her newest picture book PENGUIN JOURNEY, illustrated by Catherine Odell 

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, If this time of year is inspiring you to get a sweet, loving picture book with sparse text, then you're in for a big treat today! Pull on your biggest coat and take a PENGUIN JOURNEY today with author Angela Burke Kunkel! Book Description [from the publisher] A lyrical picture … Continue reading Author Interview with Angela Burke Kunkel about her newest picture book PENGUIN JOURNEY, illustrated by Catherine Odell 

Cover Reveal and Interview with Debut Author Laura K. Zimmermann and talented illustrator Jamie Green about their Picture Book MUSHROOM RAIN

Hi Math is Everywhere readers, Today's post is going to be super fun because we have two incredibly talented creators here to reveal their gorgeous picture book: MUSHROOM RAIN! And on National Mushroom Day no less! May I introduce you to the wonderful writer (and my very first client) Laura K. Zimmermann and the awesomely … Continue reading Cover Reveal and Interview with Debut Author Laura K. Zimmermann and talented illustrator Jamie Green about their Picture Book MUSHROOM RAIN

Author-Illustrator Interview and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with Lindsay Ward about her PB BETWEEN THE LINES

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, You’re in for a great treat today because we have wonderful bestselling author-illustrator and Critter Lit founder, Lindsay Ward here with us today to talk about her newest book, BETWEEN THE LINES, which just came out this September! Book description: A young boy who loves his community notices that as … Continue reading Author-Illustrator Interview and DOUBLE GIVEAWAY with Lindsay Ward about her PB BETWEEN THE LINES

Interview and International GIVEAWAY with Debut Author-illustrator Leah Hong about her Picture Book HAPPY DREAMS, LITTLE BUNNY

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, As the days get colder and the call to cuddle up with a beautiful book begins, I’m so delighted to share with you today an absolutely gorgeous picture book author-illustrated by my friend and critique partner Leah Hong: Happy Dreams, Little Bunny. Description of book from the publisher: This stunningly … Continue reading Interview and International GIVEAWAY with Debut Author-illustrator Leah Hong about her Picture Book HAPPY DREAMS, LITTLE BUNNY

Debut Author Interview and Triple GIVEAWAY with Madison Moore about her picture book MORE THAN JUST A GAME: THE BLACK ORIGINS OF BASKETBALL, illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you're enjoying the start to fall and basketball season because we're jumping into a fantastic interview with debut author Madison Moore to chat about her picture book MORE THAN JUST A GAME: THE BLACK ORIGINS OF BASKETBALL, illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre. Summary: Today, the NBA is around 74% … Continue reading Debut Author Interview and Triple GIVEAWAY with Madison Moore about her picture book MORE THAN JUST A GAME: THE BLACK ORIGINS OF BASKETBALL, illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre

Interview with author Christina Dendy and illustrator Katie Rewse about their picture book THE WALL AND THE WILD

Hi, Math is Everywhere readers, I’m doubly excited today because we have a joint interview! We have the honor of talking with the author and illustrator of The Wall and the Wild a new picture book written by Christina Dendy and illustrated by Katie Rewse  The Wall and the Wild Description In a plot of … Continue reading Interview with author Christina Dendy and illustrator Katie Rewse about their picture book THE WALL AND THE WILD

Fall Writing Frenzy Starts TOMORROW!

Hi #fallwritingfenzy friends, Tomorrow the contest entry form will be LIVE from midnight EST Oct 1 - 11:59 EST Oct 3, 2021! Woohoo! Please read the FAQs if you have questions: https://t.co/FMaifv2xBe Please RT & tag friends who you want to participate in this fun contest by going to the following tweet: https://twitter.com/KaitlynLeann17/status/1443555129542594560?s=19 Make sure … Continue reading Fall Writing Frenzy Starts TOMORROW!

COVER Reveal, Interview, and DOUBLE Giveaway with debut author Margaret Aitken and wonderful illustrator Lenny Wen about their picture book OLD FRIENDS

Hi Math is Everywhere readers and Fall Writing Frenzy Friends, Today's post is extra exciting and is bound to be incredibly wonderful because Margaret Aitken and Lenny Wen are two of the kindest souls I've ever met. We're all far away from each other, but we're imagining we're sitting down for a cup of tea … Continue reading COVER Reveal, Interview, and DOUBLE Giveaway with debut author Margaret Aitken and wonderful illustrator Lenny Wen about their picture book OLD FRIENDS

Author Interview and DOUBLE Giveaway with Rebecca E. Hirsh about her newest STEM Picture Book: Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep, illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Fall Writing Frenzy friends, I’m so excited that fall is almost here and that our third annual Fall Writing Frenzy has been announced on Lydia Lukidis’s (my lovely co-host’s) blog! Can’t wait to read all your wonderful work! Before we begin, let's please take a moment to reflect on … Continue reading Author Interview and DOUBLE Giveaway with Rebecca E. Hirsh about her newest STEM Picture Book: Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep, illustrated by Sonia Possentini

Interview and GIVEAWAY with Debut Author Katie Munday Williams about her Picture Book Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet, illustrated by Tania Rex

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and I'm so excited to have a special feature blog post today with one of my very first critique partners, Katie Munday Williams. She's here to discuss her wonderful and empowering debut book Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with Debut Author Katie Munday Williams about her Picture Book Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet, illustrated by Tania Rex

Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight about her picture book Usha and the Big Digger, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, Thank you all for your patience while I took a short hiatus at the beginning of this school year. I forgot how much I LOVE teaching in person. Though it’s nice to be doing some things relatively normal again, I think it’s important to remember, we’re still in uncertain times, … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with debut author Dr. Amitha Jagannath Knight about her picture book Usha and the Big Digger, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author and illustrator Debbi Ridpath Ohi about the newest book in the I’M… series that she illustrated, authored by Michael Ian Black: I’M SORRY

Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I am totally fan-girling today because Debbie Ridpath Ohi is one of the first picture book artists I fell head-over-heels for! Why, you ask? Well, first I'm Sad is so hilarious AND Debbie does so much for kids as well as authors and illustrators on her website and on social … Continue reading Interview and GIVEAWAY with author and illustrator Debbi Ridpath Ohi about the newest book in the I’M… series that she illustrated, authored by Michael Ian Black: I’M SORRY