An Awesome Book Event

Santa Fe author Janie Chodosh had an AWESOME book event for the release of Code Red:
Book 2 in the Faith Flores Science Mystery Series
. Notice I didn’t say book reading…because the evening was way more than just a book reading.fullsizerender-3

Code Red is a young adult novel so one of the first great things Janie did for her book event was arrange for a staged reading to be performed by high school actors from the New Mexico School of the Arts, and they in turn invited their img_5701friends to come and watch.

It was standing room only and Janie had a nice table display set up with Death Spiral, the first book in the series along with Code Red. She came prepared to sell books, bringing extra copies in case the bookstore sold out, which they did.

fullsizerender-1Janie publicized the event through her newsletter, blog and author Facebook page and asked her friends and fans to share. She reached out to local “influencers”, people who have their own blogs and email lists, to help spread the word.

She did a drawing and gave away prizes AND she arranged to have 10% of her book sales that evening donated to the Santa Fe Girls’ School.

Congrats Janie Chodosh! I’m posting this so other authors can follow your lead and have their own awesome book events.img_5723

Free Children’s Book Contest

about-page-self-portrait-1Enter to Win

Children’s book author and illustrator, Nadine Donovan hosts a contest every month to give away a free children’s book!

All you have to do is go to her website, The Nut Room, click on the Contest page and sign up!

Growing up in Nova Scotia, Nadine Donovan declared at a very young age that someday she was going to create children’s books. She began by  illustrating HECTOR GOES TO THE CIRCUS, a picture book written by her mother and inspired by a true story about her grandmother, who adored the family farm pig and insisted he was special. Nadine is also the author/illustrator of PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, a story and coloring book all-in-one, and the author of MALKY JOE AND THE GREAT CRUISE CAPER, an e-reader for grades 2 – 6.  All available on Amazon. (And don’t forget to leave a customer review!)


Nadine lives in enchanted Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and kitty-cat, Honeybuns, where she writes and illustrates from her sun-drenched studio with the purpose of delighting and tickling kids’ funny bones. She is currently working on a series of humorous fairy tale picture books.