Check out the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Contest Winners!

Here’s the full list (click all the dropdowns) of contest winners in all categories! I was not one of them this year, but I am looking forward to reading some of those awesome titles.

Congratulations to all winners, honorable mentions, and finalists! –And to everyone who took a chance and entered. It was a pretty cool experience.

Here’s what’s next for me: The SCBWI Book Stop promotion.

The 2017 Readers’ Favorite Contest decisions are nearly upon us!

When last I mentioned this, I had just decided to enter the contest, because why not, right? Readers’ Favorite had done me the honor of giving me great 5-star reviews for “What’s At the End of Your Nose?” and “Dr. Guinea Pig George.”

So I knew there was no guarantee about anything, but I was feeling pretty favorable toward them all the same.

I chose “What’s At the End of Your Nose?” as my sole entry, both because of the cost factor and because it was, after all, my first published book.

And now, September 1 is almost upon us, and that’s when we get to hear who won what!

If you missed this year’s contest, you can get in right now to the 2018 contest. The deadline is April 18, 2018.

Promo Opportunity for Indie Authors

The wonderful Alex R Carver, author of Written in Blood and several other gems (check out his interview here!) has passed along a great promotion for indie authors:

Indies Unlimited has several free or inexpensive book promotions you can take advantage of right now!

Here’s an example of their Print Book Party.

Welcome to the Reading is Fun Facebook Hop!


Full disclosure: You need to be on Facebook to participate! 🙂

But here’s what it’ll be like, the better to entice you, of course:


This event is active from July 13 at 7 a.m. CT, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on July 14, CT.

13 incredible children’s authors have joined together to celebrate the importance of reading among children! Please join us by visiting each of the participating pages to enter some great giveaways and discover your child’s next favorite book.

And as a participant, I welcome you to my world of guinea pigs and snails!

Dr. Guinea Pig George really does think he’s a doctor; after all, he goes on house calls! Follow George through a very unexpected day that also helps children (and adults!) realize how important it is to believe in your dreams. If you don’t take a chance, you’ll never know what might have been.

What’s at the end of YOUR nose? Sidney Snail doesn’t know, but he’s about to find out! He’s so bored in Slipperyville that he’s about to snail out of town, but mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces him to give it one last chance. Experience a snail’s-eye view as Sidney awakens the world around him, and watch your child learn how to find magic and meaningfulness in even the simplest things. Plus, your child can color in this book!

You can check out “DR. GUINEA PIG GEORGE” and “WHAT’S AT THE END OF YOUR NOSE?” on my Amazon author page:

Want to try your luck at winning both my books in your choice of Kindle or paperback? Visit my Facebook Author Page and follow the quick & easy contest rules from the pinned post!

Here’s the complete list of participating authors:

Michelle Williams-King:

Karl Beckstrand:

Ben Jackson & Sam Lawrence:

Carole P. Roman:

Becky Benishek:

Michelle Dennise:

Judy Martialay:

Katie Woolhouse:

Brydie Wright:

Crystal Wenger:

Keith Wheeler:

Sarah Hays:

Erica Graham:

Join the Reading is Fun Facebook Hop & Win Great Books For Your Kids!

Join us online on July 13 and 14, 2017, for a chance to win great prizes and discover your child’s next favorite book!

Reading is essential to building a strong foundation for a child’s future. That’s why this group of authors, organized by author Erica Graham of the Talking Tales series, has come together to celebrate the love of reading!

On July 13 and 14, you’ll take a tour of both Facebook and blog pages of exciting children’s authors. I was lucky to be counted as one!

On each author’s page, you will have the opportunity to win a fantastic prize as well as discover new books for your children. (Secret: I’m planning a giveaway for BOTH “What’s at the End of Your Nose?” and “Dr. Guinea Pig George”!)

Be sure to invite your friends as well. You won’t want to miss this great event!

To join: Click this Facebook event link.