Interview Alert: Jami Gigot

Pamela Beckford:

I love picture books and this sounds delightful

Originally posted on Frog On A Blog:

Today is exactly 2 months until the release of my debut picture book The Peddler’s Bed on September 1! And I couldn’t be more thrilled! I can’t believe it’s been nearly 2 years since I submitted the manuscript to Ripple Grove Press; time sure flies! Last month, I interviewed Bong Redila, the illustrator of The Peddler’s Bed. This month, it’s my pleasure to share an interview I did with author/illustrator Jami Gigot. Jami’s picture book Mae and the Moon comes out September 9, also from Ripple Grove Press. It looks spectacular and I can’t wait to read it!

Please enjoy Jami’s fabulous interview! 

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Q.What inspired you to write your debut picture book Mae and the Moon?

After my kids were born, I wanted to capture these amazing fleeting moments of our lives and also started thinking a lot about my own memories as a child. I started to…

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“DOG BONE SOUP” by Bette A. Stevens ONLY 99¢ June 18-22

Originally posted on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author:

“DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer’s Journey,” a fresh slice of The American Pie

“The other America, the America of poverty, is hidden today in a way that it never was before.  Its millions are socially invisible to the rest of us.” — Michael Harrington

“DOG BONE SOUP” by Bette A. Stevens is the saga of the coming of age of a poor boy in New England. Set in the 1950s and 60s, Stevens’s debut novel tells such an American story…
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I’m often asked why I wrote a book about a poor kid growing up in America in a dysfunctional family in the 1950s and 60s.

As a retired teacher, I have a deep concern for kids living in poverty today—these children are often bullied and looked down upon by other kids and even by some adults, all because of the social status of their families. Poverty and prejudice appear linked…

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Whimper Blog Tour

 
Despite sweltering heat, Saturday night is in full swing at the local campus bars and cafes. Thumping techno bass competes against raucous voices and laughter until screams suddenly shatter the party atmosphere. 
A half-naked man charges through the crowd, savaging his peers. 
 
Zoe Clark witnesses the bloody attack and the unnatural behavior of the assailant and knows something horrible is happening in her quiet college town. Zoe opens her home and her heart to a mysterious newcomer who claims to have an explanation for the grisly attacks. 
 
Elliott Carter needs any help he can find as he struggles to discover a cure for the virus that can turn ordinary students into mindless, violent attackers. 
 
Attraction and dedication collide as the two are drawn into a high stakes race against a government gone awry and a menace invisible to the naked eye. As they fight to stop the spread of the deadly microbe, secrets and bloodshed threaten to destroy any hope they might hold for a happily ever after.

 

 
 When the world teeters on the brink of a deadly pandemic, how much will they sacrifice to save it?
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“Zoe,” he said raggedly, his breath hot against my neck. “You’ve got to give up this idea that you can save me. You’ve got to stop giving me hope. I don’t…I can’t…”
I cut him off by pressing my lips to his and wrapping my arms around his neck to pull him closer. I wasn’t willing to listen to any talk about lost causes. The whole damn world is a lost cause, but that doesn’t mean we lay down and accept it. I was going to keep fighting for the things I wanted until I drew my last breath, and right now there wasn’t a damn thing I wanted more than Elliott.
“I’m not letting go of you that easily. You picked up the wrong girl in the wrong bar if you were 
 
looking for easy,” I whispered back fiercely. “I am in this fight and I’m not backing down. Deal with it.”
 
Erin McFadden is the author of the Young Adult paranormal series, Descended from Myth and the adult fiction thriller, Whimper. She has several more projects underway so stay tuned for new and exciting adventures!
Erin lives in Indiana with her husband and two daughters. They love reading and watching movies together, as well as camping and hiking in the great outdoors.
An unabashed geek, Erin loves science fiction, all things paranormal, and anything involving a conspiracy theory. She firmly believes that everything is better with chocolate and a healthy dose of caffeine.

 

 


 



Twitter: @ErinMcF_Author


INSPIRING EARLY READERS: Author on a Mission

Originally posted on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author:

Early last winter, I discovered that one of my author friends regularly metamorphoses into “Blossom the Butterfly” to share her love of reading with pre-school and elementary school children. I asked Pamela to share her story. Opportunities abound for all of us! ~ Bette A. Stevens

CHILDHOOD LITERACY: Sharing the love of reading

Guest post by author Pamela Beckford

IMG_2405How did I get so involved in childhood literacy? I’ve asked myself that question dozens of times. I’m not a teacher, nor did I ever have any aspirations of being a teacher. I’m not a librarian, nor did I ever have any desire to be a librarian. But I am an avid reader myself and I have seen how much reading means to me personally.

I have the world’s best job as CEO of a local United Way. We have a goal of making sure that 90% of all children in…

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