11-Year-Olds Who Rock the Rock!

 

Well, well, well … move over Barbara Walters and J.K. Rowling!

Today I am very proud to introduce 11-year-olds Avery Hearty and Stella Heald, both from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Stella recently completed work on her first novel, and in honour of Literacy Day (which is today, btw) I thought it would be fun to celebrate her accomplishments with a video interview. My daughter, Avery, was keen to take on the role of journalist and ask the questions.

Now, there’s not much more for me to do here except join Barbara and J.K. on the sidelines and let these two up-and-comers through. Take it away ladies!

 

Interview with Paul Butler (Part 1)

Award-winning Newfoundland author, Paul Butler is about to release his latest novel entitled The Good Doctor. While the book might centre around Sir Wilfred Grenfell, it isn’t a biography. In fact, what Paul has written is a rather thought-provoking twist on the generally accepted image of this iconic character from Newfoundland and Labrador’s history.

 

 

 

 

Interview with Charis Cotter (Part 2)

Below you’ll find the final segment of my interview with Newfoundland children’s author, Charis Cotter. Here Charis talks about the importance of daydreaming, her work as an actor and children’s entertainer, and her incredible launch party coming up on October 25!

In fact the launch is so cool, I’m going to give you the details here too. It will be at Newman’s Wine Vault, 436 Water Street, St. John’s NL at 7:30pm (October 25). It’s completely free and the Vault will be decorated like the cover of The Swallow, there will be “spooky treats” and of course Charis will be doing a reading and putting on a bit of a show. :)  It’s going to be awesome – I can’t wait!

And of course, as part of today’s post Charis is giving away a copy of her book, The Swallow: A Ghost Story. Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below the interview. It’s a stunning hardcover book, so if you know any kids between the ages of 9-12, you’re going to want to get this for them. Trust me. :)

As always, I’d love to know what you think about this or any of my posts. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment box at the end of the post.

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Interview with Charis Cotter

After a brief summer hiatus I’m back with another interview – this time with Newfoundland children’s author, Charis Cotter! Her latest novel is for kids aged 9-12 and is entitled The Swallow: A Ghost Story (published by Tundra Books, a division of Random House). In this first of a two-part interview, we talk about the inspiration for the story … and whether or not she has actually seen a ghost!

Part two of this interview will be posted on Friday, September 12. AND we’ll be giving away a hardcover copy of The Swallow: A Ghost Story. Stay tuned! 😀

Interview with Victoria Barbour (Part 2)

One week after release, the Passionate Kisses box set has:

  • cracked the amazon.com Top 100 Paid Books in the Kindle store
  • reached #63 on the overall sales ranking on amazon.com including the top ten in contemporary romance, anthologies and romantic comedy

With this project, Victoria Barbour has:

  • hit a personal best author ranking on amazon.com
  • made it to #68 in Contemporary Romance authors on amazon.com
  • made it to #99 in the list of all romance authors on amazon.com

Clearly, Victoria knows what she’s doing! Take a look at the video to hear why she chose the self publishing route and how she’s making it work for her.

One final note, I’m pleased to announce that the Rafflecopter winner for Against Her Rules is Diana Quinton.

Interview with Victoria Barbour (Part 1)

 

Newfoundland author Victoria Barbour is rereleasing her debut novel Against Her Rules as part of a ten-book collection of contemporary romances called Passionate Kisses. Victoria is the only Canadian writer to be selected for inclusion in this box set. In this interview she tells us a bit about her novel and her series.

The final part of this interview, in which Victoria talks about her decision to be an indie author, will be posted July 2, 2014.

And of course you can win a copy of Against Her Rules by entering your name in the giveaway below the video!

 

 

 

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Interview with Author Kate Robbins (Part 3)

 

Here’s the final part of my interview with Newfoundland romance writer, Kate Robbins. In this segment Kate introduces us to her heroine, Nessia Stephenson and talks about her writing process.

Kate has also kindly offered up a copy of Promised to the Highlander as a giveaway! Enter below. :)

And of course we have more hilarious bloopers. Check them out at 5:57.

Interview with Kate Robbins (Part 1)

Interview with Kate Robbins (Part 2)

 

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Interview with Author Kate Robbins (Part 2)

 

In this interview, Kate tells us what Promised to the Highlander is all about, and introduces us to the hero, Fergus MacKay. Be sure to check out our blooper reel at 5:11. :)

Interview with Kate Robbins, part one.

The third and final part of this interview will be posted on Monday, June 16, 2014.

 

How to Promote Your Children’s Book

Katie Davis headshot

 

Katie Davis is an author, illustrator and host of the #1 iTunes podcast about book marketing, Brain Burps About Books.

As if that wasn’t enough, she’s just released the second edition of “How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks and Secrets to Create a Bestseller.” But guess what? It isn’t just for kidlit – the information she provides can be used to promote any book, fiction or non-fiction.

Since we live two timezones away, we met up in cyberspace for a chat about her latest venture. Take a look!