Celebrate Children’s Book Week

11 05 2010

I’m lucky enough to be part of this illustrious group of authors who will be celebrating Children’s Book Week at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC. Here’s a press release about the event:

CELEBRATE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK WITH SEVEN LOCAL AUTHORS

Chapel Hill, NC, May 16, 2010—Join seven local children’s and young adult authors for a reading, question-and-answer session, and booksigning. Hear excerpts from David Macinnis Gill’s award-winning Soul Enchilada (Greenwillow); Bonnie J. Doerr’s eco-mystery Island Sting (Leap Books); Carolyn McAlister’s retold folktales ¡Holy Molé! (August House) and Brave Donatella and the Jasmine Thief (Charlesbridge); Maryam Tabibzadeh’s poetic Persian Dreams (Dream Books); Laurie J. Edwards’ biography of R&B singer Rihanna (Lucent) and thriller/romance from the anthology Summer Lovin’ (Wild Rose Press); Adrienne Ehlert Bashista’s picture books on Russian adoption, When I Met You and Mishka: An Adoption Tale (DRT Press); and Anne Runyon’s seasonal picture book, The Sheltering Cedar (Portal Press).

Attendees will be treated to a sneak peek at two of Leap Books’ most recent paranormal releases: Freaksville by Kitty Keswick and Under My Skin by Judith Graves. These teen novels have unique graphics and illustrations by Canadian artist Val Cox.

Leap Books, a newly launched publisher of teen and tween books, is sponsoring this Children’s Book Week . Featured authors are all local members of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), an international organization that provides networking, education, and support for authors and illustrators of children’s books at all stages of their careers.

The American Booksellers Association began Children’s Book Week in 1919. In 1944 the Children’s Book Council (CBC) took over the role of promoting reading and literacy through Children’s Book Week activities. Each year in May, CBC sponsors a nationwide week of events to encourage children and teens to read. A list of these events, as well as related online activities, can be found at the CBC website.

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24-Hour Blog Coming June 29

23 06 2009

Visit 20 Wild Rose Press author’s blogs in 24 hours to win a variety of prizes. Stop back here for more information!

Here’s a list of participating authors:

http://www.amberleighwilliams.blogspot.com
http://www.authorsstudio.blogspot.com
http://www.bettyhanawa.blogspot.com
http://www.christineclemetson.blogspot.com
http://www.findagreatromance.blogspot.com
http://www.freewebs.com/lesmora
http://www.freewebs.com/teriwilson/apps/blog/
http://www.grgiall.blogspot.com
http://www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com
http://www.jennfrancesca.blogspot.com
http://www.joycemoore.blogspot.com
http://www.lianalaverentz.blogspot.com
http://www.LindaHopeLee.blogspot.com
http://www.lje1.wordpress.com
http://www.noveltrails.blogspot.com
http://www.plotsandthoughts.blogspot.com
http://www.tanyahanson.blogspot.com
http://www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
http://www.traveltheages.blogspot.com
http://www.willtravelforromance.blogspot.com





Interview on Climbing Roses blog

1 06 2009

You can read an interview with me done by Blaize Rose at http://twrpclimbingrose.blogspot.com/2009/06/guest-blogger-for-week-laurie-j-edwards.html.





Prom Mania

1 05 2009

My publisher, Wild Rose Press, is promoting their YA line throughout the month of May 2009. All books are discounted, and Prom Mania has begun. Join us for prizes, quizzes, craft ideas, funny & embarrassing prom stories, and more.

If you comment on the blog and mention you saw the Prom Mania logo here, your name will be entered into the drawings for fabulous prizes.  Check out the excitement at http://twrpclimbingrose.blogspot.com/. Where else can you find info on free prom dresses?

For authors interested in writing for the YA line, stop by between 9-10 p.m. EST tonight, May 1, 2009. Meet the Climbing Rose editors on the editor blog at http://www.behindthegardengate.blogspot.com/. Or drop into the chat room http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=160587 on Thursday, May 14, 8-9 p.m. EST.





Prom Mania

1 05 2009

Prom Mania