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Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop

on May 12, 2013


I’m very happy to participate in the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Kid Lit Frenzy & Mymcbooks.

What is Children’s Book Week?

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast!

For more information please visit: http://www.bookweekonline.com/

To celebrate Children’s Book Week and participate in the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop, I’m giving away one, limited edition, print, signed copy of STAINED GLASS SUMMER! (US entries only). All you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address. One comment per entrant please.


Story Blurb: Twelve-year-old Jasmine adores her photographer Father and wants to be an artist just like him. But when Dad abandons the family, Jasmine is sent to spend the summer with her Uncle on a Pacific Northwest Island. Soon, Jasmine is learning stained glass from island glass artist, Opal, and thinking she might just be developing a crush on Island boy, Cole. But, it’s not until Jasmine finds herself mentoring another young artist that she can truly let go of her Father and call herself an artist by her own terms.

You can find a free study guide for STAINED GLASS SUMMER on my website here.

Also, on my website is a FREE PDF companion short story, ELF SHOES. You can download ELF SHOES here.


STORY BLURB: Fourteen-year-old Alexa loves to volunteer as an elf at the Island Santa Workshop but this year her costume elf shoes feel a little too tight. When childhood playmate, sixteen-year-old Samson, turns up to play Santa, Alexa finds herself trying to convince Samson to see her as more than just one of the “boys.” Can first love be found this holiday season at Santa’s Workshop? ELF SHOES is a companion short story to STAINED GLASS SUMMER. Alexa is Jasmine’s friend in STAINED GLASS SUMMER.

22 responses to “Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop

  1. Robin Christofaro says:

    This would be a perfect book to get my kids more interested in reading…I live and breathe books and have always read to them and with them, but they just don’t seem interested in reading…SO FRUSTRATING!!!!


  2. Michele Behlen says:

    My granddaughter loves to read and I think she would enjoy this book.

  3. michelle koerner says:

    Thanks for participating in such a great hop! I would love to win this for my daughters.

  4. Anna Sedenka says:

    The cover is gorgeous!

  5. Heidi Grange says:

    Love that cover!

    hg195 at yahoo dot com

  6. bn100 says:

    Nice cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. nicole krutz says:

    love the cover, looks relaxing! thank you! qtksjkmommy at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks for stopping by, Nicole! Best wishes on the hop!

  9. Kylie C says:

    These look delightful- thank you for participating in the hop!

  10. thorton12 says:

    That cover is super unique!

  11. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    Thank you for the helping us celebrate Children’s Book Week.

    Cheryl Rahkonen

  12. Debra says:

    your book looks amazing

  13. LadyInRead says:

    thank you! love the books you have featured here..

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