Sunday, May 12, 2013
It's Children's Book Week and I'm celebrating by participating in TWO great blog hops! If you're interested in a fun, fantasy middle grade read, then click here.
If you're looking for humorous chapter books for beginning readers, then click here.
Be sure to check out all the participating blogs in both giveaway hops. Enjoy and Happy Reading!!
Posted by KSR Writer at 7:31 PM
To celebrate Children's Book Week I'm participating in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews.
In this hop I'm giving away free pdf copies of my chapter book series, TALL TALES WITH MR. K and TALLER TALES WITH MR. K. Both of these books are about a magical third grade teacher who takes his students on fun, crazy adventures in the teacher's lounge! They get to discover buried treasure, learn the flying trapeze at the circus, and even go on a mission in outer space! These humorous books are perfect for early readers!
To enter, simply fill out the form below then hop on over to the other participating blogs listed below. Happy reading!
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Posted by KSR Writer at 7:30 PM
This week is Children's Book Week and I'm celebrating by participating in a giveaway hop hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer, Kid Lit Frenzy, and Mymcbooks.
I am giving away an ebook copy (format of your choice) of my middle grade fantasy ANIMAL ANDY, which is about a zookeeper's son who discovers the menagerie carousel at his city zoo is magical. Each time he rides it, he turns into an animal and must use his magic to save the animals and the zoo. It's a perfect book for both boys and girls ages 7-10!
To enter, simply fill out the form below and be sure to hop over to the other blogs participating listed below.
Happy Children's Book Week!
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Posted by KSR Writer at 7:07 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I recently discovered a great site I wanted to share with everyone. It's http://rateyourstory.blogspot.com/, and it's a great service for authors--plus it's FREE! They accept short stories (up to 2,000 words) and have a team of experienced writers who will read your story and rate it, providing a good indicator as to whether or not it's submission-ready.
If you'd like to have the story critiqued, they do provide that service too for a small fee. Rate Your Story is a great way to have another set of professional eyes look at your work. (Note: The site is currently closed to submissions but will open again soon, so familiarize yourself with their submissions guidelines and bookmark the site so you're ready to send them your story when they open up again!) http://rateyourstory.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html
Also, check out my interview featured today on the site discussing a publication that currently is OPEN to submissions--knowonder! Read the interview here: http://rateyourstory.blogspot.com/2013/04/submissions-wanted-interview-with.html
Posted by KSR Writer at 6:58 AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This week the children's publication knowonder! announced it is actively seeking submissions for children's chapter books!
"We are actively seeking imaginative, exciting, action-filled chapter book manuscripts for kids ages 7-9. These books are intended to be either read by kids themselves, or with an adult's help, so the story should keep a young child's attention and move quickly. Beginning level chapter books generally contain up to 10 short chapters. Examples include The Magic Treehouse series, Junie B. Jones, and Ivy and Bean.
Stories should be approximately 10,000-15,000 words in length and fall within a first to third grade reading level. (Please provide the readability statistics from Microsoft Word or another similar program.) Stories must be fiction but can be any genre—fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, adventure, historical fiction, etc.
Please submit a query letter and the first chapter of your work. Manuscripts should be double-spaced in a standard 12 point font such as Times New Roman. Allow up to 3 months to hear a response. We will contact you if we want to see the entire manuscript. Upon acceptance, you will receive a contract that explains in detail the terms of knowonder's royalty sharing program, which is competitive with industry standards. Chapter books will be published in both digital and print formats."
To submit, visit knowonder.com, or go to https://knowonder.submittable.com/submit.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Today I'm happy to share fellow author Kai Strand's new middle grade fantasy adventure, Beware of the White, which will be released by Muse It Up Publishing on May 17th!
About the book:
As is tradition, Terra learns on the Saturday past her twelfth birthday that she is a Natures Spirit. It is her legacy to serve in the peaceful underground city of Concord. Learning she is named in a prophecy and being threatened by the leader of the death tribe…that part breaks tradition.
The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld, responsible for delivering fatalities with a smile and cleaning up after themselves, until Blanco, recent leader of the Trepidus, decides the day of reckoning for his species is coming. He begins organizing the creatures and leads them toward an uprising. The prophecy says there is one person who can stop him. Terra.
With Spirit of Security, Frank, protecting her, Terra attempts to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents. Together, they go on a rogue investigation to learn how to defeat Blanco. In the end, it comes down to a battle of the minds. The future of Concord is at stake. Will Blanco, the older, more experienced being win? Or will Terra, the young, new Spirit earn back the peace of the city?
Readers will lose themselves in the rich Underworld city of Concord with its exotic creatures and beautiful landscape. They’ll root for Terra to succeed against Blanco who threatens the peaceful society. But when death is your business, can you be defeated?
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Today I'm over visiting Suzanne de Montigny's blog, which features an interview with the main character from my middle grade novel ANIMAL ANDY, and if you leave a comment on her blog, you could win a free ebook copy! Stop on by!! http://suzannesthoughtsfortheday.blogspot.com