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.

Official Release of Code Red

janiechodoshphotoCongratulations author Janie Chodosh on the release of her new young adult novel Code Red: Book Two in the Faith Flores Science Mystery Series. 

Janie Chodosh is the author of award-winning Death Spiral, the first book in the Faith Flores Science Mysteries and an upcoming non-fiction book, Wild LIves: Leading Conservationist on the Animals and Planet They Love (Skyhorse, April 2018).

Set in Santa Fe, Code Red’s heroine 17-year-old Faith Flores is back for another kick-ass code-redscience mystery!

Faith clashes with a local environmentalist trying to pull the plug on the genetically modified chiles from the research lab where she is interning for the summer. She and violin prodigy, Clem learn of a new teen drug called liquid gold and race to uncover the truth when a girl she meets at a party dies from an overdose of liquid gold. Code Red is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and at many local bookstores.

*Don’t forget to post your review after you read to Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Award Winner!

Congratulations to Santa Fe author Alexandra Diaz! Her book The Only Road (published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/A Paula Wiseman Book./Oct. 2016) was named a 2017 Children’s Notable Book & received the 2017 Pura Belpré Honor Award 

2017 Children’s Notable Books


2017 Pura Belpré Honor Award 



Felicidades Alex!!!

I’m honored to be working with you!