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Coloring Page of Doodles by Logan Matthews for Book Week 2020.

Coloring Pages for Indoor Fun

Our very own Logan Matthews, author of Little Astro and the Mysterious Moon Rock, was selected as a featured illustrator. Head on over to the official page to download your copies today, and be sure to share them with the tag #BookWeek2020 and #cdpublishingillustrator.

Writing Glossary

Writing Glossary

Learning to write fiction might seem easy until you realize you must understand the terminology of writing to improve. Many thanks to Carly and the MPL Young Writers club for the link to this very handy writing glossary, which I have added to the resources page.

Writing in the New Year

Writing in the New Year

If one of your resolutions is to write your book, here are 6 tips to help you become a better writer in the upcoming year. Write every day Make a time goal and stick to it. If all you have is 30 minutes a day, make it work. Put away distractions and set an alarm. If you’re stuck for ideas on your story, use writing prompts to write a short story or scene about something else. I have quite a few prompts in past posts (with more to come) and a quick search yields many options. Don’t edit as you...

JP Coman at LA Book Festival

Path to Publication

Have you ever wondered what the path to publication is like? Join John Comeaux (aka JP Coman) at the next Writer’s Guild of Acadiana meeting to hear about his experiences. Join him at Barnes & Noble in Lafayette at 7pm on Jan 28th. Learn more at the Writer’s Guild of Acadiana website!

Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones

MBR: Children’s Bookwatch Review

The Oct 2019 issue of “Children’s Bookwatch” includes a glowing review of Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones!   An original, entertaining, and thoroughly charming fantasy story for young readers ages 8-12, “Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones” is unreservedly endorsed and recommended for family, elementary school, middle school, and community library Fantasy Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.99). Read the full review on the Fantasy/SciFi Shelf. Many thanks to Midwest Book Review!...

SCBWI BookStop 2019 is now open

SCBWI BookStop 2019 is now open

Trying to figure out what to get for the children on your holiday gits list? It’s important to encourage early reading, and there aren’t too many better ways to help spur the imagination than to give a great book! Visit the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) 2019 BookStop to see more about Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones. While you’re there, be sure to check out the great books released by other authors and illustrators this year, too!