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Celebrating * Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle * Publication Day!

So grateful for the recent glowing review from Kirkus! “Sure to tickle more than a few ribs.” is a nice summary of their praise for the adventures of our pickle packing pals! Also: “Mealey’s entertainingly silly, original plot includes plenty … Continue reading

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Pickles (plus Sloths and Squirrels) in Picture Books!

Happy New Year and Welcome 2021! *** I am so pleased that SLOTH AND SQUIRREL IN A PICKLE will be published this year from Kids Can Press with absolutely knock-your-socks off superb illustrations by the talented Kelly Collier. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Happy National Nut Day!

Happy National Nut Day! At last it is time to wrap up my “a-corn-y” giveaway for a signed copy of WHEN A TREE GROWS! Thank you, dear readers, for making great guesses and sharing the contest far and wide through … Continue reading

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“A-Corn-y” Giveaway for WHEN A TREE GROWS

WHEN A TREE GROWS has been sprouting in libraries, schools, bookstores and bibliophilic spaces for six spectacular months. Whee! Happy half-birthday to the team at Sterling Children’s books and talented illustrator Kasia Nowowiejska! To thank and celebrate all those who … Continue reading

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A Fun-filled Forest of WHEN A TREE GROWS posts

WHEN A TREE GROWS, my debut picture book, has been ‘sprouting’ on shelves in libraries and bookstores since April, 2019! To celebrate and spread the word, I’ve done some fun interviews and guest posts across the internet. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Acorns for all! WHEN A TREE GROWS has sprouted

On April 2nd, my debut picture book WHEN A TREE GROWS officially published! I am so grateful to talented illustrator Kasia Nowowiejska for bringing my forest friends to the page as such sweet, goofy and lovable creatures. I also want … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Moose Day!

Moose, marvelous moose! Who doesn’t love a moose? As I wrote WHEN A TREE GROWS, I assumed that there must, of course, be a day of celebration for the moose. I googled “National Moose Day” and found a few results. … Continue reading

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Squirrel Antics and “When A Tree Grows” news

Fact: The yard is filled with acorns. Fact: The yard is filled with squirrels. Fact: Squirrels exceed my shutter speed. In preparation for the launch of my picture book, When A Tree Grows from Sterling Children’s Books, I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Seriously Silly: New Books from Mike Allegra

I am pleased to welcome author and doodler Mike Allegra to Bildebok! Mike and I connected several years ago through Susanna Hill’s wonderful blog and writing contests, and we’ve been exchanging puns and occasional critiques ever since. Mike’s writing journey … Continue reading

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Questions from Kwansei Gakuin University

In September my dear college friend Naoko asked if I would correspond with her English-language students at Kwansei Gakuin University. Their assignment was to interview a professional about their work, and many were interested in learning more about authors and … Continue reading

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