Head over to the Barnes & Noble at 5705 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA this Friday, Sep 6th, from 6:-7:30 pm for the release of our latest launch! Meet J.P. Coman, get your book to signed, and learn all about the characters from Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones.
I recently received an ARC of Small Spaces by Katherine Arden, in conjunction with the promotion for her newest title, Dead Voices. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to young horror readers. Even for a middle grade book, I found myself invested in the story and stayed up late to finish it. The danger level was quite real without there being any real physical harm in the end, and there were a few surprising twists I wouldn’t have … Read More
It’s Summer Break! That time of year most parents look forward to and dread at the same time. Your kids have completed another year of school and you need fun and educational summer activities you can do together. If you’re at a loss for activities other than swimming, horseback riding, or just running around the house, here are a few ideas for you to try out. Book Related Activities On the hottest of days, when no one wants to be out … Read More
It’s time to meet the illustrator of Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones, Maïlys Pitcher! Why did you decide to become an illustrator, and what are your future goals? Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to work with pictures. I would spend all my time reading illustrated books and admiring the artwork, and drawing myself of course. Giving a story life through drawings has always been my passion. How can one make the emotion in … Read More
Continuing the series about JP Coman, we asked for a little more background on Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, read them now! What can you tell us about Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones? The book is designed for people ages 8 and up. It is a chapter book, with 26 chapters. The main characters are Winnie and Jerry Carver, brother and sister, and Oola and Humphrey, … Read More
Continuing the special series about JP Coman, we asked for their thoughts on writing. If you missed part 1, read it now! What do you think most characterizes your writing? Great dialog and interaction. Characters that are memorable, and scenes that you can visualize like a movie. Why did you choose to write Children’s Fantasy? The worlds that children inhabit can be fun and inventive. Children often say things that are so far out it sparks our imagination. What does … Read More