Today I have a fabulous #GiveAway on Twitter, so go check out @NancyTupperLing. I’m super-blessed to have illustrator Shirley Ng-Benitez for #AuthorAcrostics. She will be signing two of her books (Pablo’s Pet and The Protest) to the winner of the drawing (at 11 pm EST). Just look at her illustrations. Doesn’t she capture a warmth and a sense that the world will be a better place?! Shirley and I share the same wonderful agent, Ammi-Joan Paquette (Erin Murphy Literary Agency), and she is here “wishing everyone a great new year of the Ox!” She hopes we have “a peaceful year ahead and we will all be able to get vaccinated so that we can hopefully start opening up things and resume seeing people . . . I miss that!” Personally, I can’t wait until Shirley and I meet in person. The sooner the better, maybe even in 2021!
It’s always so nice to receive the invitation from my #ReadYourWorld friends to be an author sponsor for the year. The #kidlit world is vast and wide and deep, and I’m forever grateful to play an ever-small role here. Hope you can check out all the amazing books featured on January 29th, 2021.
Does it surprise you? It doesn’t surprise me that my friend, Janet Costa Bates, went outside the box in her creativity with her #AuthorAcrostics. Besides, she is one of the best critique partners I could have because sometimes she looks at things upside down and backward in order to make a story stronger. To find out more about her upcoming books, look right here!
I’m excited to share this week’s Author Acrostic with you. A big note of thanks to Rajani LaRocca for joining in. You may find out more about my friend and her work here, in the meantime look at this fun acrostic that she made!
In the middle of the night, I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to feature various authors making acrostics from their names? Their descriptive word choices would reflect their art, creativity, and personalities. Believe it or not, when I asked a few friends to give it a try, they were game. Here is my very first featured author, Anika Aldamuy Denise. You can find her work here! Way to go, ANIKA! You get the prize for being the bravest of the brave.