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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

 

Congratulations to Shutta’s Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to Shutta’s Scholarship Winners!

Congrats go out to Betsy McKee Williams and Meline Scheidel, who have BOTH won scholarships to the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Winter Conference in NY! One person has won my scholarship, plus transportation from the Mich-Chapter. And because we had so many entrants this year the local chapter also opted to fund another person. Wow! Two!

What fun to be able to help folks along the path.

Shutta