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
JP Coman is releasing the extensively revised Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones on September 6, 2019, just in time for Read a Book Day! Enjoy this 3 post series where we get to know the writing team of JP Coman a little better! Just who is JP Coman? We are a married couple just celebrating our 40th anniversary, and we’ve raised 3 children who are successful in faith and life. Instead of waiting until some future date, … Read More
Amber Heaton will be at the Krause Memorial Library for the 11th annual Reading Rocks in Rockford, Michigan on Saturday, June 1st! Get your signed copy of Pearls for Pearl by visiting the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) booth from 10a until 1p. She’ll also be handing out some adorable freebies! Celebrate the love of reading with a parade at 9:45 and stay for crafts, face painting, and of course lots of authors and books. Learn more … Read More
Here’s a fun writing prompt for revenge on a bad boss. Have fun with this one, but remember, no poison! Feel free to leave a comment if you use my prompts. Even better, send me a link! And happy Administrative Professionals Day to all you hard working people out there!
Taylor Overbey had a great group of kids to read to at Corporal Middlebrook Elementary School in Lafayette last week! He read from The I-Wants and the Gimmies and The Snit and George Franklin Whit and shared stories about his characters. Many thanks to Lori Guillory for all her help and for sharing these great pictures!