Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Is Picture Book Month!

Check out my post, Why Picture Books Are Important here.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Summer Shout Out

Hello Friends, Family, Fans, and anyone who may have landed here by mistake....

My last post was back in MAY! Crikey - who hit the fast forward button?!  I can't believe summer is coming to an end. Unlike some parents who can't wait to send their kids back to school, I dread the thought. It makes me sad. And it makes me angry when Target puts out their school supplies around the 4th of July. That's just cruel. There should be a law against it. Just like they shouldn't be allowed to put out Christmas merchandise before Halloween. 

Okay, enough of the cranky, old lady talk....I didn't come here to complain. I came here to tell you I will be at The Book Beat's 30th Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 19th, from 12:30-2:30 PM.  There will be live music, prizes, and a taco truck. Tacos and books, people! The celebration will also include lots of great authors and illustrations.  Visit The Book Beat's website for full details. 
The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield, in Oak Park, Michigan. 

I hope to see you there! If not, enjoy the rest of your summer. *sob*

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Look at LA

With CRAFTY CHLOE illustrator, Heather Ross at the LA Times Festival of Books in April.
 Performing on the Target stage. The audience was terrific!
We had a really long signing line! And we signed books for six little girls named Chloe!

Fan girls - We met actress Molly Shannon backstage!

What's Your NOOK? Inventing

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The CRAFTY CHLOE book tour is winding down, but there are still two big events coming up that I'm really excited about. Illustrator, Heather Ross, and I will be reading CRAFTY CHLOE at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the Target Stage - Saturday, April 21st at 4:25 PM. We will be autographing copies of the book following our performance.

On Sunday, April 22nd we will return to the festival to sign books @ 11:00 AM at the Once Upon A Time booth (#774).  

The festival is a free, public event held on the campus of USC. For more information about the festival, click HERE.

On Saturday, April 28th, I will be in Cincinnati, Ohio visiting the awesome Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore. Storytime begins at 11:30 AM.  Click HERE for details.

Before I sign off, I thought I'd share this GREAT news...

CRAFTY CHLOE won the "Great Lakes, Great Reads" award for best children's picture book, Winter '12! Thank you, Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Children's Choice Book Awards!

ZOMBIE IN LOVE is a Children's Choice Book Award finalist for Book of the Year in the K-2nd category! 



About the CCBAs

The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages.

Launched in 2008 by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader (The CBC Foundation), The Children’s Choice Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading.
Voting will open March 14, 2012. The winners will be announced live at the Children's Choice Book Awards gala in New York City.
Art (c) 2011 Scott Campbell


Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Events!

I had a great time meeting lots of adorable, creative Crafty Chloes at Pooh's Corner in Grand Rapids on Saturday. Here are a few pictures from the event...Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a list of other upcoming appearances this spring. 

MARCH 2012
March 17th - Saturday - Barnes & Noble, Hall Rd., Shelby Township. 11:30-1 PM.
March 18th - Sunday - Read in the Park, Berkley High School. 1-3 PM.
March 24th - Saturday - Barnes & Noble, Rochester Hills. 11:00 AM
March 26th - Monday - Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor. 6:30 PM

APRIL 2012
April 14th - Saturday - Macomb Township Rec Center, Macomb 11 AM (reservations required)
April 21-22nd - Sat. & Sun - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA Day/Time TBA
April 28th - Saturday - Blue Manatee Books, Cincinnati, OH  11:30 AM

I will also be visiting the following schools in the coming weeks -

Belle River Elementary
Cesar Chavez Academy
Campbell Elementary
Silver Springs Elementary
Oakbrook Elementary
Eton Academy
The New School Montessori

Phew!  Busy spring!

Before I sign off...have you had a chance to check out Crafty Chloe's Make-Stuff blog?!  So cute!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Crafty Chloe & Martha Stewart photos!

WOW! What an exciting week! 
“Martha Stewart and Heather Ross are seen in this photo from the production of "The Martha Stewart Show" in New York on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Photo: David M. Russell/The Martha Stewart Show”

Another cool surprise?
GRACE FOR PRESIDENT made an unexpected appearance on ABC's The View on Presidents' Day. According to Elisabeth, G4P is a favorite in the Hasselbeck home. Way to go, Grace!

Friday, February 17, 2012

CRAFTY CHLOE on The Martha Stewart Show!

Very. Big. Exciting. News!
Crafty Chloe will make her debut on The Martha Stewart Show, Tuesday, February 21st with illustrator, Heather Ross

The Martha Stewart Show airs on The Hallmark Channel. Check your local listings for show times.
On Sale Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

ZOMBIE Valentines!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. What will you get your sweetheart?  Mortimer offers these suggestions:

Pictures by Scott Campbell


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crafty Chloe Event Kit Sweeps!

I had a fantastic time at the American Library Association conference in Dallas last weekend! Here are a few pictures from the Simon & Schuster luncheon.

Librarians and booksellers take note!

Enter here for your chance to win a Crafty Chloe Event Kit, which includes a poster with reproducible activities and 25 sets of Crafty Chloe crayons for use at an in-store Storytime event –perfect for celebrating National Craft Month, in March! 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

ALA & the Crafty Chloe count down!

Happy New Year to all my readers!

I can't believe it - CRAFTY CHLOE comes out next month! I'm so excited about this new book series published by Simon & Schuster and illustrated by the lovely and talented Heather Ross .

I will be in Dallas, Texas next weekend at the American Library Association conference talking about Chloe at a special spring preview luncheon. Following the presentation, I will be signing the very first copies of the book at the Simon & Schuster booth.  Can't wait!