Survivors: on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s Author

Survivors: on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s Author

Cool! Two recent interviews with me have been posted. Both are by NY TIMES best-selling authors; Debbie Diesen (of the Pout-Pout Fish fame), and Cynthia Leitich Smith (of the Dark Universe Series: Tantalize, Blessed, Feral Nights, and more). Fun to do!

They’re here at Debbie’s blog: Jumping the Candlestick.

And here at Cyn’s blog: Cynsations.

 Enjoy!

Shutta

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOUSELING’S WORDS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOUSELING’S WORDS!

 

Available today, 12/5/2017!!

Welcome to Mouseling’s Words–my newest little one! An auto-mouse-ography of being raised with the love of words.

 

For every lover of books, language and swashbuckling! Illustrated by the talented Ryan O’Rourke. (Check out his other books.)

 

Booklist says: “This earnest and encouraging title fits on the shelf of books for book- lovers . . .”

 

Publishers Weekly says:  “. . . a tribute to the way books can unite even the unlikeliest of friends.”

 

Kirkus Reviews says:  “The tale is well-paced with just the right amount of gentle adventure to appeal to young humans discovering the world of words and books for themselves. Encouraging, lovely words. “

 

Go out! Get it, and read it to your children and students today! Then, ask them what favorite words did you find today? (A good question for the end of class everyday, or before bedtime every evening!)

 

Celebrating!!

Shutta

 

The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey–Wow!

The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey–Wow!

Dylan Taggart is on the run in Stacie Ramey‘s newest young adult book. It’s a gem!! THE SECRETS WE BURY. You can preorder now. (It won’t be out until March 2018 . . . bummer . . . but I found a secret copy to read!) Here’s a teaser: “In an effort to escape his family, Dylan sets out on the Appalachian trail—but he can’t escape his past—or his secrets,” or a girl, hiking alone, called the Ghost.

This book is full of hurt and heart and has a special hero–Dylan Taggart. He’s a boy on the autism spectrum and watching him navigate the trail, as well as issues of his heart, provides a fascinating look at a special person. If you’re a lover of show THE GOOD DOCTOR, or the book THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, you’ll love this. Don’t wait. Order now!

Keep on reading!

Shutta