Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Random Bits of Information

I have a bunch of random stuff to share with you today.

First of all, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Sabrina! She has won a copy of Moon Over Manifest by commenting on last week’s blog post. Hurray! I love giving away books. Thank you, everyone, for all the great comments, as always.

Next, I want to share a great place to have bookmarks made. I’ve had a horrible time finding a vendor to create and print the kind of bookmarks I envisioned for Dog Gone and Buck Fever. I’ll just say that I kept getting sort of lackluster designs and less than impressive quality for ridiculous amounts of funds. I ran into huge headaches trying to order online, as well. Recently, another author in Kidlit Authors Club recommended ( ). Kelley at Iconix was amazing, the process was easy, and I have new, beautiful bookmarks on the way for an impressive price. I am beyond thrilled and ever so grateful. If you ever need bookmarks designed and printed, consider contacting Kelley at

In other news, if you happen to be in the Philadelphia area this coming weekend (April 9th and 10th), some of the authors from the KidLit Authors Club ( ) will be at Big Blue Marble Books for the Mt. Airy Kids' Literary Festival. I’ll be there on Saturday

morning (11 A.M.), reading from Buck Fever and signing books.

Next week some of the gang from the KidLit Authors Club (including me) will be at the Springfield, N.J. Barnes and Noble Educator Event on Tuesday afternoon and then at the Paramus, N.J. Barnes and Noble Educator Event on Wednesday afternoon. Lots of fun, I promise.

Last but not least, some of us will be at the Clark Public Library in Clark, N.J. at 2 P.M. on Sunday, April 17th. Again, if you’re in the area, stop by! We’ll be reading from our books, giving away goodies, and generally sharing the love of reading and writing. It is beyond wonderful to be able to promote with such talented and genuinely nice authors.

Okay, that’s all for now. Tell me, what’s going on with you?


  1. I am thrilled to have been chosen as the winner of Moon Over Manifest and I can't wait to read it! Thanks, Cynthia!

    I'll have to stop by Barnes & Noble in Paramus next Wednesday to say hello to you! And by the way, I *love* the new bookmarks! They're awesome!

  2. Sounds like you are one busy girl! (I'm gonna go check out that bookmark link, not that I have a book yet, but one can dream!)

  3. You are busy! Enjoy the festival this weekend!!

  4. This is my first time visiting your blog and already I love it. Dog Gone looks like a great read so I'm going to have to run over and check it out after I'm done commenting!

    Sounds like you're one busy lady! I think the bookmark thing is genius! Though I'm just at the querying stage at the moment it never hurts to be prepared! I did just have shoes made for a main character of mine and can't wait to sport them around town!

    Congrats to the winner!

  5. Thanks, Sabrina! I'm pretty thrilled with the bookmarks, too, but I bet you picked up on that in the post. : )

    Absolutely check out the link, Bish. Iconix has all kinds of fun stuff in addition to the bookmarks.

    Thanks, Kelly! I'm imagining that the festival will be big fun. I'll be a little nervous, but that's always the way.

    Welcome, Jen!!! And thank you for your lovely comments! You're so right--it never hurts to be prepared. Also, I'm fascinated by those shoes. I'd love to see them! : )

  6. Great looking bookmarks - I've noted down the sight in case I ever get that far! :)

  7. Thanks, Jemi! I'm glad you noted the site, for WHEN you get to the point when you need bookmarks!

  8. I know all about book marker headaches. Glad you got that sorted out.
    Congrats to the winner of the book!

  9. Fun, fun, fun! You've got lots goin' on girl. Those book marks look fabulous!

  10. Oh my, you're going to be busy! Thanks so much for the bookmark link. I've added it to my favorites!

  11. Thanks, J.L. Sorry to hear that you've also had book mark headaches. It is nice when a problem finally sorts itself out.

    Thanks, Christy! Yes, lots going on this week--and all fun! : )

    Hi Julie. You're welcome for the link. I hope it's helpful to you.

  12. Congrats to Sabrina.

    Thanks for the bookmark link. I've been looking around for a vendor and will check it out.

  13. You are most welcome, Medeia. I'm looking forward to seeing your bookmarks. : )