The 8th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest FINALISTS! – VOTE For Your Favorite!!!

Best laid plans, darlings.

I was planning to post the finalists last Friday. . .and then last Saturday. . . and then definitely last Sunday by noon!

But as you can see, it’s a wee bit past that.

I’m campaigning for 30 hour days, but so far no one seems to be on board with the idea 😊

To make up for keeping you waiting, I have composed a tiny tale for you.

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Top Shelf Picture Books Seminar – A Free Event For Children’s Writers!

Hello, my friends!

I know you’re waiting on the Valentiny Contest results, and I promise, they are coming!

But today I need to sneak in a little special post to let you all know about a great opportunity that starts Monday, so I want to give you all a chance to sign up if you’re interested!

Rosie J. Pova, children’s author, who has been a frequent prize donor for the contests held here, has put together a free event for picture book writers: The Top Shelf Picture Books Seminar.

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Tuesday Debut – Presenting Natasha Khan Kazi! PLUS A Giveaway

Welcome to today’s episode of Tuesday Debut, brought to you by the 8th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest where with any luck you’ll be able to vote for finalists sometime in the next couple days! I have the post nearly ready to go, but didn’t want it to interfere with Tuesday Debut, plus we’re still making some last minute decisions!

But now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to today’s Tuesday Debut, the lovely and talented author/illustrator Natasha Khan Kazi, and give you a glimpse of her gorgeous debut picture book, MOON’S RAMADAN.

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Perfect Picture Book Friday – Indigo Dreaming

February is always a tricky month!

For starters, it’s February and has only 28 days.

Add to that the Valentiny Contest (which opens the day after tomorrow! get ready for fun!), and it means I don’t get a lot of Perfect Picture Book Fridays during Black History Month. So I wanted to be sure to have a chance to share at least one book in celebration. I’ve chosen one I think is absolutely beautiful, and I hope you’ll love it, too!

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