Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway

April Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

Silhouette of a Sparrow Giveaway Ends at midnight!  Hurry and enter.  you don't want to miss this one.

April is ending and I am so glad.  It was not a fun month in Minnesota.  We had something like 40 inches of snow and 4 major snowstorms.  All spring sports were put on hold.  It was miserable and so I gladly say goodbye to April and hello to May.  I will be sad to say goodbye to Molly Beth Griffin though, April's author in the spotlight.  You need to check out her two reads that make you glad spring is in the air, Loon Baby and Silhouette of a Sparrow.

Today is the last day to enter to win Silhouette of a Sparrow.  Time is up at midnight.  Click here to enter: Silhouette of a Sparrow Giveaway

Next check out my book review of Silhouette of a Sparrow.  Griffin creates a strong, subtle storyline in Silhouette of a Sparrow.  It is enlightening to learn what a young woman's role in society was like in the 1920's and how hard it was to be different, much less break out of society's traditional roles. 

Check out my review of Molly Beth Griffin's Children's book, Loon Baby.  Griffin has crafted a lovely story for families who love nature and animals.  Loon Baby is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers as the text is poetic and repetitive. 

Now you need to check out the author interview with Molly.  Find out how the book Silhouette of a Sparrow gots its name and the amazing cover art.  Also Molly shares with readers the news that she is having a baby.  Congrats Molly.

Check out Molly's guest post.  In it she talks about genre-bending and writing poetic prose for kids.  What is genre-bending you say?  Well you need to read her post to find out.

It has been a pleasure to work with Molly this month and I would like to thank her for being April's Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.  I met Molly at the Twin Cities Book Festival in October when she introduced other Minnesota YA authors in a panel and she mentioned that her book Silhouette of a Sparrow had just been released.  

Please visit Molly's website and read her books or you could take one of her writing class.  (I was thinking about taking one) http://mollybethgriffin.com/