I am participating in the Follower Love Giveaway Hop this is my first giveaway I have run from my website. The follower love giveaway hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Over 200 blogs have signed up to host a book related giveaway and we are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another. The hop runs from Tuesday, February 8th through Sunday, February 13th. If you aren't interested in what I am giving away, feel free to hop on to another they may have something you maybe interested in. Also every giveaway has different rules to enter.
Candace at Candace's Book Blog has posted an interview and is hosting a signed book giveaway of my book BELLYACHE. She has also reviewed my book with her children and they had a great time with it. Check it out. April 22nd last day to enter giveaway. Here is the link http://www.candacesbookblog.com/2011/...
I am so excited to have my very first school author visit next week. I am also tickled to find out from a fellow author that my reputation precedes me in the area school system! I was extremely flattered that a librarian had told him that she enjoyed seeing his name associated with mine and my book. This is great news seeing as how my book hasn't been out for a year yet. I am also being considered for a school visit next year for a school of 550 children. I hope to be selected and if I do, I better bring lots of water! That is a lot of talking.
Tuesday, April 19th, I will be participating in the Literacy Day Celebration held by Bethany Lutheran Elementary School with attendance of a neighboring school Christ the King Lutheran. They are celebrating 10,000 books in Bethany's library!
~~It has been awhile since I have posted about Kaylee. I wanted to share some things we have enjoyed since spring arrived, that include bubbles.~~
We are still wearing winter coats here in Washington State. We have had some of the coldest days on record for this month.
The sun was out despite the chill and I was looking for some inexpensive entertainment for the little ones. I found it in the form of a bubble machine. I purchased it with a 50% off coupon at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Store. For about $8.50 we have had days of fun with this item. I have taken it to church to entertain the babies and toddlers and plan to use it at my daughter's 2nd birthday coming up. In the pictures below you will see Kaylee with her cousins Max and Alyssa.
My husband and I also took Kaylee and her cousin Max to their first Library Toddler Dance Party. It included dancing, a bubble machine, balloons, a giant parachute, a giant earth ball, and more. They had such a blast! My husband and I had just as much fun watching them boogie! We attended another dance party this morning. It is very nice that this event is free.
I asked my daughter last week if she wanted to go to the library. She said, "Yes, I love the library!" I answered thrilled, "You do? You love the library?" She replied, "I want to hug it!" That's my girl!
She heads right to the children's book section. A section I love myself!
A couple other "bubbling" events included Kaylee's first bubble bath (she wasn't so sure of the bubbles at first) and the book pictured here, courtesy of one of the groups I am involved in found here: Children's Group. It is about a king in a bath full of bubbles who doesn't want to get out. See our review here: Review
This week is Children's Book Week, May 2nd-8th. Family Literacy and You is hosting a children's book giveaway hop and I am participating. You can enter my giveaway and hop on over to the other 21 sites participating. My particular giveaway is easy to enter and no following required. Have fun! http://crystalmarcos.com/events.php
I am excited to be participating in an author event at the RELAY FOR LIFE in Port Orchard, Washington. I will be signing and selling my children's book BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale at the event along with fellow local authors. $2.00 for every book sold will be donated to RELAY FOR LIFE.
Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6pm-9pm Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10am-2pm South Kitsap High School 425 Mitchell Ave. Port Orchard, WA 98366 On the football field, tent #40