Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Virtual Launch Party for Not My Circus!

Greetings, friends! It's been way too long since I posted in this space. The Winterton Deception 1:Final Word is out and doing so well. A huge thanks to everyone who's read and recommended it to others. That is the best way for a book to succeed!

Now I'm excited to be celebrating my most recent picture book release, NOT MY CIRCUS which was illustrated by Patrick Corrigan and published by Capstone. Here is the official cover copy:

Olivia was supposed to buy eggs at the store. Instead, she bought a circus! Between food fights and a lack of potty training, her mom is not thrilled. When Mr. Victor refuses to take the animals back, it's off to the zoo for Olivia's new friends . . . unless she can find a way to prove that she is in control of her circus

This time, with the help of my own friends, I'm trying something new. I'm going to be celebrating at a virtual launch via Zoom!! On Thursday, 25 January 2024, from 10:30-11:00 AM MST (that's 12:30-1:00 pm Eastern), a panel of amazing authors will interview me about hidden behind-the-scenes secrets of the story and the writing process. To attend, you just need to register, which you can do HERE.

We set the time during the day so we could invite classrooms to join us! If you are a teacher, we welcome you to join as a class. For those who can’t make it during that time, the launch will be recorded, and everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording that will be available for 30 days following the event.

Author interviewers include:

  • Shawna J. C. Tenney (Brunhilda's Backwards Day; Pirates Don't Dance; Anonymoose; illustrated Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink)
  • Melissa Seron Richardon (The Last Slice; Five Words That Are Mine
  • Laurel Neme (Animal Investigators; The Elephant's New Shoe; Orangutan Houdini), 
  • Annie Bailey (10 Little Tractors; 10 Little Excavators; 10 Little Race Cars; 10 Little Construction Trucks; Hush, Little Hero; Mud!)
  • Annette Bay Pimentel (Girl Running; All the Way to the Top; Before Music; Before Color; Pura's Cuentos, and more) 
  • Angie Lucas (My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon; My Big Embarrassing Elephant)
These authors are smart, kind, compassionate, and give amazing writing suggestions. They have watched Not My Circus take shape from the very beginning, and I’m so thrilled to be celebrating with them! Plus, you won't want to miss the animal hats we'll all be wearing, or the secrets like where I got Mr. Victor's name. That's a story you don't want to miss, lol! 

Don't forget to register HERE, and I hope you decide to join us!!