9 Must-Read Books for Read Across America Day (& a Giveaway Bonus)

Reading and literacy are two of the dearest subjects to my heart. Maybe because since an early age, my mother instilled the love of reading in my sister and me. Besides being on top of homework and extra-curricular activities, she Read More …

7 Effective Ways to Get Book Reviews (Do’s & Don’ts of Requesting Reviews from Reviewers)

Just a little over six months ago, when I was releasing my first children’s book, The Adventure of Froblicious the Frog, I realized that some sites only accepted the book for “free promotion” provided it had a certain number of Read More …

How to Bring a Touch of Whimsy to Picture Books: Diving into Illustration with Shiela Marie Alejandro

 This week, the conversation is about illustrations. Children’s book illustration, to be more precise. As I’m working on my third book and as a children’s storyteller, I keep reminding myself that illustrations play a big role in a well-crafted children’s Read More …