Monthly Archives: May 2011

Top US city that ordered the most children’s books?

Alexandria, VA, according to Amazon. Check out the link for other stats and top read US cities.

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Why I read and write on the subjects I do

I write about what I put into my fiction & why on Where Fantasy and Reality Collide today. I talk about drawing on my own experiences to make both realistic fiction and fantasy stronger. I hope you’ll check it out, … Continue reading

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Writers–want to know my thoughts on book promotion?

Then check out my interview on Lena Coakley’s blog. You’ll read about some of the things I’ve done to promote Scars, my thoughts on book trailers, and more.

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Spring Into Summer Giveaway Hop: Another chance to win Scars & gift card!

Enter to win 1 of 3 signed copies of SCARS, and 1 $10 gift certificate! Contest open worldwide. Contest runs May 25-May 31st. To enter: Leave a comment on this post = 1 entry Tweet, blog, or post about … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Michael Harmon

Today I have a treat for you–an interview with YA author Michael Harmon–author of SKATE, LAST EXIT TO NORMAL, BRUTAL, THE CHAMBER OF FIVE, A KID FROM SOUTHIE, and UNDER THE BRIDGE. Q: Why do you write? A: I’d have … Continue reading

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Author Name Pronunciation: Cheryl Rainfield

Check out my audio recording for my author name pronunciation at! You’ll find out how I got my last name. I’m honored that they asked me. (beaming)

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Franklin the Turtle now available as ebooks!

Franklin the Turtle books (by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark) are now available as ebooks (individual ebooks and a multiple-collection ebook)! I LOVE Franklin In The Dark (I think it’s best in the series–sweet, beautifully written & illustrated, touching), so … Continue reading

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Win 1 of 10 Copies of SCARS, 1 of 3 $10 Amazon giftcards May 15-June 15

In celebration of SCARS coming out in paperback May 25, I’m having another contest. You can win 1 of 5 signed paperback copies of SCARS by entering the contest at GoodReads. It’s simple and fast to enter. Contest runs from … Continue reading

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Free & Cheap Children’s & YA ebooks (week of May 14 2011)

Free and cheap children’s and YA ebooks; nothing above $5.00, most $2.99 and under. Please check prices before you buy; free and on sale books do not remain indefinitely at that price. Free Rowan of the Wood Directly from the … Continue reading

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Free and Cheap eBooks For Writers

There are three free ebooks for writers on Amazon right now, that you may want to snag for yourself. Free ebooks don’t stay free, so please check the prices before you download. How to Write a Great Query Letter: Insider … Continue reading

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