The April 2011 VBT Writers on the Move Tour

Writers on the Move’s April 2011 Tour Schedule


It’s that time already. Another month flew by. We are now preparing for the April 2011 tour.  Please stop by and visit all the authors to see what they have to say. In following the tour I’ve learned about fascinating books, health tips, book activites, writing and promoting tips and so much more. So dive on in April first and see what everyone has to say.

                                               APRIL 2011

 
1st Karen Cioffi is featuring Elysabeth Eldering


2nd Kathy Stemke is featuring Robert Medak


3rd Stephen Tremp is featuring Karen Cioffi 4th Margaret Fieland is featuring Jennifer Turner


5th Carolyn Howard-Johnson is featuring Martha Swirzinski


6th Nancy Famolari is featuring Jennifer Gladen


7th Debra Eckerling is featuring Virginia Grenier 8th Martha Swirzinski is featuring Mari Taylor


9th Heidi Thomas is featuring Kevin McNamee 10th Dallas Woodburn is featuring Carolyn Howard-Johnson


11th Maggie Ball is featuring Kathy Stemke 12th Virginia Grenier is featuring Stephen Tremp


13th Kevin McNamee is featuring Nancy Famolari


14th Elysabeth Eldering is featuring Donna McDine


15th Marietta Taylor is featuring Shelby Patrick


16th Robert Medak is featuring Margaret Fieland


17th Donna McDine is featuring Heidi Thomas


18th Shelby Patrick is featuring Dallas Woodburn


19th Jennifer Gladen is featuring Jennifer Wylie


20th Jenny Turner is featuring Maggie Ball


21st Jennifer Wylie is featuring Deb Eckerling

SCBWI’s Conference Blog

I stumbled across this blog – the SCBWI conference blog. Though I will not be attending the Summer Conference in LA due to the fact I’m on the East Coast, I have benefited from the conference in New York and local confrences in my home state. If you’re an SCBWI member, give this site a visit.

Many of you know I’ve been adding writing tips to my blog. The biggest tip I can offer you is to attend a conference now and then. Of course, you won’t be getting anywhere if you don’t write, but the fellowship, networking and learning from other writers at the conferences are definitely a plus.

Check out the blog at http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/

Article featuring My Light Magazine


Author Mayra Calvani interviewed me about My Light Magazine and my books that are under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing.

In the article, we discuss what My Light contains, our contents and our submission policies. Don’t miss the book descriptions at the end about my upcoming picture books: A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, and Angel Donor.

Click here to see the article on Suite 101.
You can also visit Mayra’s blog here. Check out her pet blog also. You don’t want to miss out on the fun over there!

Interview with Lacresha Hayes!

I stopped by Lacresha’s blog for an interview. we chatted about writing and about my new magazine, My Light Magazine. It is a Catholic centered magazine for children designed to help deepen their relationship with God.


Check out the interview at: http://paradiseforwriters.blogspot.com/

Lacresha was very nice and provided some fun questions.

Author Cindy Reeg’s Phenomenal Blog

I made a recent discovery: Cindy Reeg’s blog. The minute her page loads on your browser, you see colors galore. It has an immediate “kid appeal”, which always grabs my attention. Her blog highlights news of fellow authors, such as today’s post featuring Margot Finke.

I planned on just focussing on Cynthia’s blog, but realized that wouldn’t do her justice. I found myself browsing her entire site for quite some time. Her creativity shines right down to her “About Me” page, which is in interview format.

There’s a little something for everybody. On her “Teachers and Parents” page she has information about her creative school visits. There’s even tips for us writers on how to conduct a fun school visit.

No matter which page you visit, you’ll likely run into something fun. The “Kids” page is just that: FUN. There’s links, crafts, recipes and even suggested readings.

My personal favorite was her “Travel and Family” page. There’s exciting photographs of her worldly travels. Viewing her picture of Italy may be the closest I get to that country for a while. The picture I loved the most, however, was of her two cats napping on the photocopier. Nothing could capture a cat’s peronality better than that.

Hey, don’t take my word for it. Go visit Cynthia’s Blog and website at http://www.cynthiareeg.com/blog/index.html to see for yourself. If you love it as much as I do, don’t forget to visit her contact page and tell her about it.