Friday, October 31, 2014

October Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

October Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

Happy Halloween Everyone!!  October has been a wonderful and busy month.  We are painting the basement walls, getting new carpet and furniture downstairs.  My teaching schedule is still overwhelming (3 preps) and I'm planning a trip with students to Peru, so I am working hard, with little time to read because basically I'm exhausted at the end of the day.

This month I read 6 books.
1 Children's book
1 Audio book
1 poetry book
3 novels.

Join me in saying goodbye to October's Author in the Spotlight, Alison McGhee.  She is author extraordinaire who has written a variety of books in different genres for all age groups.  Her latest book Star Bright, A Christmas Story is adorable and endearing.

Enter quick to win a copy of Star Bright.  The contest ends tonight at midnight
Star Bright Giveaway

Please check out my book review of Star Bright, A Christmas Story.
Star Bright is a delightful, endearing children's book full of love and joy and the beauty of God's earth.  McGhee has written a wonderful story for the wee babes and preschoolers and for their parents and grandparents who are sure to love the meaningful text and beautiful illustrations.

Star Bright Book Review

Check out the Author Interview with Alison McGhee.
I asked her some questions about her writing life, favorite authors and the artwork in her books.  Find out which children's authors are her favorite and how she juggles all her books.

Alison McGhee Author Interview

Please check out the Guest Post by Alison.
She has written a guest post on her "Tiny House" in Vermont where she writes and uses her time to get creative.  This is really interesting to me as I have never heard of the Tiny House movement.  Super cool!

Alison McGhee Guest Post

I've really enjoyed working with Alison McGhee this month and reading her lovely children's book, Star Bright.  I'm looking forward to reading some of her fiction and young adult novels in the near future.  I hope you all will check out her website and read her book to the little ones in your life.