Milwaukee Spring Children’s Book Fair – Information for Authors and Publishers

Information for authors who wish to be considered as a featured author at the 2018 Milwaukee Spring Children’s Book Fair (Saturday, May 5, 10–5, held at Urban Ecology Center–Riverside).

Milwaukee Spring Children’s Book Fair – Authors, Books, Program Details

Information on participating authors, other featured books, and program details of signings and book talks for the first Milwaukee Spring Children’s Book Fair, Saturday, May 5, to occur at the Urban Ecology Center–Riverside, sponsored by Crickhollow Books, a Milwaukee-based indie press.

Milwaukee Spring Children’s Book Fair – Overview

Milwaukee Spring Children's Book Fair, May 5, 2018

Save the date! You are invited to join us this May 5 for the first Milwaukee Spring Children’s Book Fair. The new event will take place 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Milwaukee’s lovely Urban Ecology Center–Riverside building. The unique focus of this book fair is to promote great books on environmental awareness and social justice, to help young readers (and their parents and teachers) discover resources to inspire kids and families to get involved in activities to make the world a better place.

Meet the Author – Sandy Brehl

Meet the author of award-winning middle-grade historical novels: Sandy Brehl, of Muskego, Wisconsin. Sandy Brehl lives in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and is the author of the Odin’s Promise trilogy, a historical novel series for readers ages ten-through-adult. The trilogy tells the story of local resistance during Norway’s World War II occupation years through the life of a young girl,… Read More

Fearless Reader Radio Reads Night Sea Journey

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If you love audio books or just love the art of verbal storytelling, you’ll love Fearless Reader Radio. Serialized dramas are a featured offering at RiverWest Radio, WXRW in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are bringing back the art of old-time radio storytelling. I’m thrilled that they are reading my supernatural mystery Night Sea Journey: A Tale of the Supernatural. Katie Jesse, host of Fearless Reader Radio, is currently performing 1-hour episodes of the full novel, every Wednesday at 5 pm, week by week. The broadcasts are also archived on their internet radio page for convenient listening anytime.

Why I Wrote Big Book Betrayal – A Cozy Mystery about Addiction

[Guest post by Marion Moore Hill] As a writer of cozy mysteries set in a small-town setting, I wrote my latest novel, Big Book Betrayal, for several reasons. For one, I like mystery novels to be about something more than the puzzle of who killed whom and how. Each of the earlier books in my Scrappy Librarian series have dealt with social issues of importance. Addiction is a pervasive societal problem that I thought worth highlighting in a story.

Meet the Author – Sylvia Dickey Smith

Meet the author of award-winning mysteries, historical novels, and contemporary women’s fiction: Sylvia Dickey Smith, of Georgetown, Texas. Ms. Smith is the author of the Sidra Smart mystery series, featuring ex-minister’s-wife-turned-P.I. Sidra Smart, set in the bayou country around Orange, Texas. The four books to date include: Dance on His Grave, Deadly Sins Deadly Secrets, Dead Wreckoning, and The Swamp… Read More

Recent Reviews of Doyli to the Rescue

We’re getting wonderful reviews of Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon, the first book in Cathleen Burnham’s outstanding six-book WAKA (World Association of Kids and Animals) books, showing global kids around the world active in wild animal rescue and protection. Here’s a review from Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Vermont children’s book author, whose many books include The Bear… Read More

Why I Wrote It – How To Write Your Best Story

“Most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.” – Flannery O’Connor. My corollary: “Story rules. Plot drools.” – Philip Martin. Why did I write How to Write Your Best Story ? Here’s the tale. [This is a guest post by Philip Martin, author of How To Write Your Best Story: Advice for Writers on… Read More

Odin’s Promise – Awards and Accolades

Odin’s Promise: A Novel of Norway, a middle-grade historical novel by Wisconsin author Sandy Brehl, has been gathering some lovely praise and awards. Recent accolades include: Best Girl-Empowering Books of 2014 (Ages 9–12) – A Mighty Girl Website. Ten Best Indie Middle-Grade Novels of 2014 – ForeWord Magazine . Finalist, Midwest Book Award (Children’s Fiction) – Midwest Independent Publishers Association (winners… Read More

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