Today’s blog is a potpourri of cool stuff.

First off, Kevin Scott Collier (Guardian Angel Publishing illustrator) will soon start filming a new 30 minute show (DRAWING FOR KICKS) on the KICKS TV. Kevin will help teach kids how to draw. He’ll get some help from his son Jarod too. For more information, click on the link above.
If you’re a kid who likes to draw, check out some of the links on my website for places to submit your artwork. Activity TV.com is a place with online drawing tips for kids. And Launchpadmag.com is another place to submit student artwork.

Lynda Burch is the publisher at Guardian Angel Publishing. She’s an extremely interesting person. To find out more about her and how Guardian Angel Publishing works, visit Mayra’s Secret Bookcase for an interview with Lynda.
For writers, Lynda provides contest information. And for young writers, Kim Chatel currently has a contest for you. Click on Kim’s name above to find out more. Check my website for other writing sites for kids too. (Be a News Reporter , Limericks, Cool Links)
Anastasia Suen is offering a new online writing class for adults. The picture book writing class starts September 1 and lasts until September 26. The first class emails go out this Friday, August 29. So if you’re interested, don’t delay. Visit Anastasia’s website. She’s a great teacher–I’ve taken two of her classes myself. And if this class won’t work for you, don’t worry. She’s offers many other options as well.
Another great review for DOGGIE DAY CAMP has just been posted on Amazon.com by Suzanne Lieurance. Or you can visit The National Writing for Children Center where Suzanne offers classes and find the review and the book trailer posted. Plus, you can find information on the classes Suzanne offers for children’s authors.

Harold D. Underdown Visits on Book Bites for Kids

This week Suzanne Lieurance (from THE NATIONAL WRITING CENTER FOR CHILDREN) is hosting Harold D. Underdown on Book Bites for Kids each afternoon (Tuesday to Friday) at 2:00 pm CST. Harold will be offering all types of advice and information for children’s writers. Harold is probably best know for his phenomenal website, THE PURPLE CRAYON, a wealth of information for children’s writers. And Harold has also written THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO PUBLISHING CHILDREN’S BOOKS.

You can call in LIVE and ask Harold a question: 1-646-716-9239. Or if you can’t listen live, use the Book Bites link above where all the interviews are archived.

And when visiting THE PURPLE CRAYON, be sure to check out fellow Guardian Angel Publishing author, Margot Finke. She has featured tips there called, “Margot’s Musings.

Awesome Interview

I had a great time today with Suzanne Lieurance at BOOK BITES FOR KIDS on BlogTalkRadio. Truly, the 30 minutes flew by, but I was discussing a subject I knew well and had great interest in–ME!

So if you missed the opportunity to hear it broadcast live, never fear. Click on the link below, and you can hear the archived interview.

I would rate this as a 3Brownie interview–at least that’s how many brownies I ate before the interview. No power drinks or coffee for me. This children’s author runs on Triple-Chunk Fudge Brownies. 🙂

Hope you enjoy the interview….

and don’t forget about the CONTEST. Go to the FOR KIDS section of my website and look under PUZZLES for the SOLVE A MYSTERY…or just click https://www.cynthiareeg.com/kids/mystery_questions.html

February 29 is the deadline for submitting your answers!

Upcoming Interview

I’m very excited to announce that I will be on Suzanne Lieurance’s Book Bites for Kids this Friday (Feb. 22 at 2 pm CST.)

Here’s the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bookbitesforkids and here’s the phone # if you’d like to call and make a comment or ask a question: 1-646-716-9239. (Just please don’t make it too hard of a question though. 🙂

But if you can’t listen in on Friday afternoon, don’t worry. You can always come back at your convenience to hear the recorded interview.

Now I’m off to practice on my enunciation…