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Babysitter Beware Book Drawing!

Mom's Choice Awards posted an interview with me on December 10, 2012. Imagine my surprise when I saw the twitt go out when I was at the Mesquite Festival of Books. I remembered them sending me a few questions to answer some months back but never heard a peep after. The interview shares about my inspiration, writing my award-winning book (which has won not only the Silver Mom's Choice Seal but also the 2011 Silver Quill here in Utah) and a bit about me in general. Yes, there are a few typos, not sure if that was me typing replies to questions at 2am in the morning or what...but the overall interview is done well. Here is little sample: VS Grenier (or Virginia, as we like to call her) is not just a children’s book author – she’s also founder and owner of Stories For Children Publishing, LLC ; chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int ; host of several blog talk radio shows – including  The World of Ink Network: Stories for Children and The Writing Mama ; and more! She is als

Mesquite Festival of Books

I'll be presenting two w ork shops, visiting one of the elemen tar y schools and signing books at the M esquite Festival of Books. I'm really looking forward to speaking with children and adults not only about my books but why I love to write. I'm not sure which elementary school I'll be visiting during the day on Friday December 14th. But I can't wait to meet the teachers and kids. Here is a bit more information, however note updates keep coming in. 4 pm    Opening of Festival                         “The Song of Dr. Seuss” by the Virgin Valley Honor Choir                                                                           Directed by Jenny Bennett 4:30      Introduction of Authors 5 pm     Keynote Speaker “Changing Lives, Oe Story at a Times” David Farland David Farland is the New York Times best selling author of 50 books and this year’s winner of the Hollywood Book Festival for “Best Book of the Year,: along with International Bo

Live Reading of Award-winning Picture Book "Babysitting Sugarpaw" on World of Ink Network

Join authors JD Holiday and Christy Condoleo on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10am EST, 9am CST, 8am MST, and 7am PST for two tales! Babysitting Sugarpaw by award-winning author VS Grenier & illustrated by Kevin Collier. A little bear named Sugar Paw hopes to get rid of his babysitter, Bonnie Whiskers, by getting her into trouble after making changes to his rules chart. Author site: To buy her book:   Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair by award winning author Jewel Kats & illustrated by Richa Kinra. In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to tras

Interview Friday with Shriley Kufeldt, author of Bible Bites

After growing up with four sisters in Illinois, then raising two daughters, Shirley Kufeldt and her husband left Illinois and her daughters to retire to Northern Wisconsin in 2007. Having participated in Bible studies for over 30 years and hearing of the efforts of so many others over the years to document their personal walk of faith, she developed the Bible Bites series. Mrs. Kufeldt participates in Tea Party activities as time allows and cares for her one grandchild (when asked) with joy. VS: I want to thank you for being my guest here on The Writing Mama today. How long have you been writing? Shirley: I struggled with journaling my prayer requests many times over the years and was never successful. Trying to focus on a blank sheet of paper just didn’t work for me and my prayer journals turned into whining sessions that did not glorify God and I knew it. Over the years, I accumulated bits and pieces of knowledge, saw others who were successful in areas wher