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A Bite of Inspiration by Beth Ferry + Book Give-away + Easy Shark Puppet

The inspiration for my new picture book, Land Shark, illustrated by Ben Mantle, and published by Chronicle Books, came from a cuddly puppy with some tiny teeth . 642 more words


Interview With MG Author Jane Kelley: Would You Dare? Plus a Give-away!

I’ve been seeing and hearing some wonderful “Buzz” regarding a book that’s just been released (July 14): THE BOOK OF DARES FOR LOST FRIENDS by Jane Kelley.  540 more words

Stories For Children

The last wish

I had never imagined that I would end up in a lab murdering tiny mice, cute enough to cuddle. As a child blood made me nauseous and now I had it on my hands everyday. 254 more words

Made Me Think

StoryTime with Miranda Gore Browne

Miranda Gore Browne, brilliant baker and Story Time narrator, on reading with children and Gingerbread Men!

• We know you primarily as a star baker and a mum! 565 more words

Ladybird Books

Character Count

Another post about her writing journey? Really? What’s come over her?

Yes, folks, don’t change the channel. I know I haven’t done a rant for a few weeks, but you know, this blog is called Writeaway so I do feel a little as though I am false advertising at times. 1,967 more words


Introducing Children's Book Author/Illustrator, Patricia Keeler

Today it’s my pleasure to have an interview with an author/illustrator friend I recently had the pleasure meeting at the NJSCBWI Conference this past June.  Patricia Keeler’s work is playful, uplifting and filled with a sense of whimsy that is a joy to behold.  832 more words


Big Surprise on the Hiking Trail. – A Children’s Story

Molly blinked as she opened her eyes; then looked at the clock on her bedside table. It was 8 O’clock! She jumped out of bed quickly and stumbled into the bathroom to wash her face. 2,388 more words