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The Official Cover Reveal for Teeny Sweeney!

admin / December 19, 2017

It’s Cover Reveal Day! This is the front cover of Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash, the first chapter book in my Teeny Sweeney series! It’s brought to life by the amazing illustrator Janet Samuel and designs by TLC Graphics!    I’m also excited to announce that Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash is now available for pre-order!!! It will be…

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Children’s Chapter Books for Christmas Break

admin / December 18, 2017

Your kid probably has around two weeks of free time for Christmas break. Do the hot chocolate. Do the Christmas lights. Do the hilarious kid plays. But maybe that little one of yours could also do a book, two, or five, especially if it’s a book about elves, crazy visiting family, or a missing presidential dog. Below is a list…

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A Little Christmas Cinema

admin / December 4, 2017

I’m breaking away from the usual book chat today and doing something a little different. How about those traditional Christmas movies? I think most of us have them—the movies we watch every Christmas that help us get in that warm, fuzzy mood. Below are five movies that my family watch each and every Christmas. Do you have a few to…

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Five Thanksgiving Chapter Books

admin / November 20, 2017

  With Thanksgiving days away and many children home for the week, you might be wondering how to fill those extra hours. How about you fill that time with meaningful literature that excites your kiddos even more for the holiday! Done, done, and done. Below are five chapter book suggestions for those adorable early readers in your life.   Pssst…there…

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How to Find the Chapter Book for You—For Kids

admin / November 9, 2017

Below are a few questions to ask yourself as you’re looking through the shelves of your library or bookstore. They can help you find a chapter book that you’ll really enjoy. What do I think of the title? Is it about something that interests me? Like baseball? Or birthday parties? What do I think of the cover? Do I like…

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The Best of the Best Breakfast Taco

admin / November 2, 2017

As many of you amazing people will learn in March, tacos are a huge part of the Sweeney household in my new children’s chapter book series, and it just so happens, they are also a huge part of the Clowe household. I believe, after countless tacos, that my husband and I have actually perfected the breakfast taco. And guess what?…

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Social Media Conference

admin / October 23, 2017

Last Saturday, I attended a social media conference hosted by the Woodlands chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). The guest speaker was none other than bestselling novelist DiAnn Mills. In only hours, my mind was completely blown. Below are highlights from this truly enlightening conference. Spend thirty minutes a day on your social media. We are writers, and…

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A Little Curiosity

admin / October 3, 2017

  I am curious. I’ve always been this way, like probably many of you. Today, I am curious about your thoughts. Below are four random pictures. What is the first word that comes to your mind when you see each picture? I’ll include mine at the end. Have a little fun with it. 2. 3. 4.     adventure king…

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What a Wonderful Book

admin / September 12, 2017

  Every so often, a picture book comes around that truly changes our world for the better, and I would hands-down put What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss in this exact category. The words in this story are the lyrics to the song of the same name made enormously famous by the unmatched Louis Armstrong. I…

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Go Behind the Scenes with Children’s Author Shelly Roark

admin / August 21, 2017

  I love to read interviews of authors and discover their fun and interesting behind-the-scenes. This week, I had the privilege of interviewing the amazing Shelly Roark. Her picture book The Bubble Who Would Not Pop! will release in LESS THAN A MONTH with Little Lamb Books. Enjoy!! Welcome, Shelly! Please, tell us a bit about yourself. Hello! I am…

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