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August 24, 2020

Constance, “Connie,” Van Hoven grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota with six brothers, one sister, and plenty of dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and pigs. Actually, the horses, chickens and pigs were in Nebraska where she spent lots of time in the summer on her grandmother’s farm. Connie and her...

August 19, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to five authors from the STEAM Team Books group with books releasing around August.

[Note that STEAMTeam 2020 has changed their name to STEAMTeam Books.]

I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creative...

July 22, 2020

Sue Lowell Gallion writes for children because she is passionate about children, reading, and any combination of the two! Sue lives in the Kansas City area with her black lab mix, Tucker, who likes to go on walks and hold hands.

As a printer’s daughter, Sue grew up surrounded by the smells...

July 8, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to three authors from the STEAM Team 2020 with books releasing around July.

I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives. "STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who have a Science, Technology, Eng...

June 22, 2020

The best thing about writing books 

is getting to visit lots of cool places for research,

like Alcatraz.

~ Emma Bland Smith

Emma Bland Smith is the award-winning author of Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West, as well four other picture books, two chapter-...

June 1, 2020

Patricia Hruby Powell was born & raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where she played in barns and prairie-covered hills and tadpole-filled creeks created by piles of dirt from the slow construction of neighborhood houses. She currently lives in Champaign-Urbana, IL with her husband, M...

May 15, 2020

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, books can help provide an escape and an inspiration for creativity. Provide a special family time. And offer a safe place to explore emotions and fears. Books can show us more about ourselves and provide a window into other's motivations. The Chr...

May 13, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to three authors from the STEAM Team 2020 with books releasing in May. I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who have a Science, Technology, Engineer...

May 11, 2020

Lina Maslo is an award-winning author/illustrator with a Degree in Art from New College of Florida. Born in Ukraine, she moved to the United States at the age of five and spent most of her childhood in Florida. She lives with her husband and children in South Carolina.

Her debut book, Free...

May 4, 2020

I love writing, reading, and travelling to faraway places.

~ Linda Marshall 

Linda (Elovitz) Marshall has been an early childhood educator, studied Cultural Anthropology, owned her own bookstore, done freelance writing and ghost writing, and raised four children and a small flock of sheep.

L...

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