Loreen Niewenhuis – Speaking Engagements in Fall 2015

Loreen Niewewnhuis, author of the Great Lakes Adventure Trilogy, continues to offers her engaging presentations to libraries, environmental groups, book clubs, and civic organizations, following the June 2015 release of the third book in her series, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Isiand Adventure. For a listing of her many appearances, visit her Lake Trek website here. Coming talks include events at… Read More

The Nature Principle (Algonquin Books) – National Author Tour by Richard Louv

Author Richard Louv is doing a speaking tour this spring to talk about his new book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin Books). His new book is a case for integrating nature into every aspect of our lives, from homes and family life to offices, urban planning and recreational spaces. The more high-tech our… Read More

Let’s Get Kids Outdoors!

It’s interesting that two recent books by Milwaukee authors (Saving Sailing by Nicholas Hayes and Every Natural Fact by Amy Lou Jenkins) have both tackled similar issues . . . how to get kids outside and into nature! How? We need to wean kids (and ourselves?) from the twin threats of passive entertainment (video games, etc.) and over-organized competitive sports… Read More

The Summer Book – Small Press Month Book Recommendation #3

Now I’m having too much fun. Making a list of indie-press books to recommend for Small Press Month . . . I’m re-encountering some wonderful memories. Here’s a book that left the strongest sense of wanting to live on an island in Scandinavia . . . at least in the summertime. It’s by Swedish author Tove Jansson, best known in… Read More

The Haiku Apprentice (Small Press Month 2010 Book Recommendation)

March has started. The Olympics 2010 are over. But now, it’s  . . . (cue trumpet fanfare) . . . Small Press Month . . . for all of March! Okay, it’s a lesser-known event. I don’t think we’ll see Bob Costas anchoring any NBC coverage. But here at Crickhollow Books, we decided to celebrate in a couple of ways…. Read More

Tips for Parents of Young Writers Appears in San Diego Family Magazine

Mary-Lane Kamberg, author of The I Love To Write Book (Crickhollow Books, 2008), has a great article with tips for parents to encourage kids in their writing efforts. The article is in the January 2010 issue of San Diego Family magazine. It starts on page 86; you can read it online:  “Encouraging Young Writers” at the San Diego Family website…. Read More

Praise for Plank Road Summer

I wanted to share some nice words from reviewers and readers for this wonderful novel for middle-grade readers. Plank Road Summer by Hilda and Emily Demuth Crickhollow Books (2009) Juvenile Fiction / Chapter Book / Ages 8–12 From the good folks (real supporters of indie press titles) at Midwest Book Review: The events of a single summer can be remembered… Read More

Saving Sailing Book Author Nick Hayes at Minneapolis Boat Show

Nick Hayes, author of Saving Sailing (Crickhollow Books, 2009), will be speaking in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Boat Show / SailFest Seminar Series this weekend. As a featured speaker in the SailFest Seminar Series, Hayes will be speaking 7:00 p.m. on Friday (tonight), on the topic of “Saving Sailing,” based on his book with that title. Then, he will present… Read More

Linda George and Philip Martin at Golden Triangle Writers Conference

Two Crickhollow authors, Linda George (Fill-in-the-Blank Plotting) and Philip Martin (A Guide to Fantasy Literature), author and director of Crickhollow Books, will be speaking at this great writers conference in Beaumont, Texas (about 90 miles NE of Houston). The conference is sponsored by the Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild. The Guild aspires to be the “central source of fellowship,  knowledge, and… Read More

Hilda and Emily Demuth at Wade House

Hilda and Emily Demuth, co-authors of Plank Road Summer, a new middle-grade historical novel set in Wisconsin in 1852, will appear at the Wade House’s 49th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair this Sunday, August 23, from 9 AM to 3 PM. The Wade House in Greenbush, Wisconsin, was a regular stop for the stagecoach lines operating between Sheboygan and Fond… Read More

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