I'm thrilled to announce "Sid the Sasquatch" has received another glowing review, this time for the August edition of Story Monsters Ink-The Literary Resource for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents (https://www.storymonsters.com/current-issue).
As a result, the review will also appear in the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" which is published quarterly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.
Additionally, the review will be archived on the Midwest Book Review website for the next five years under the Children's Bookwatch section.
A warm thank you to Darleen Wohlfeil for taking the time to read about Sid and for the kind review!
A big, sincere, Sasquatch-sized THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see Sid at PlanetComicon Kansas City! Sid met so many new friends and loved seeing so many old friends come and say hello again! I can't adequately express just how much it means to me that you have welcomed Sid into your families! You all know how to make a Sasquatch smile!
Why not add a little Sasquatch to the festivities this year?
You can enter to WIN this Sasquatch themed basket by clicking the link below!
The basket features: Lethal Chicken Games LLC Camping with Sasquatch game, a Sid the Sasquatch book, Big Foot plush from Aurora World Inc., the Lethal Chicken plushie, Ghost Stories Monster Book plushie, Sasquatch Poo Cottoncandy and a Sasquatch Noisemaker.
Or put together your own Sasquabasket! Products available at Amazon.com and AuroraGift.com.
Today I had the honor and privilege of leading two poetry writing workshops for the Fort Osage District’s Young Authors Conference. There are certain moments in life that bring such joy it’s difficult to really express with words. This day was filled with those moments. Watching so many wonderfully talented kids utilize their creativity—and doing so in a format that I love so dearly—was incredible. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Rebecca Conrad and the Fort Osage School District for inviting me to teach their young authors a little bit about poetry. I would also like to give a cyber round of applause to all the children there today who were brave enough to share their creativity with the world. I hope you all continue to write every day! Here are a few pictures of some of the remarkable kids I had the pleasure of teaching today. #TheFutureIsBright #FutureAuthorsofAmerica
What do Sid the Sasquatch, Wendy Elliott, William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Cary Elwes, Jason Liebrecht, Juliana Harkavy, Danielle Panabaker, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Cain, Michael Rosenbaum, Chris Sarandon, John Wesley Shipp, Tom Welling, Linda Blair and Bonnie Wright all have in common?
They’ll all be attending the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Planet Comicon Kansas City -
March 29th-March 31st 2019!
Come and join the fun! Get your tickets today!
I have been fortunate to meet several aspiring authors since publishing Sid the Sasquatch in 2016. This has been a real treasure for me! So I wanted to give a shout out to a few of them here. These young ladies have a remarkable talent for writing and I can't wait to see what the future brings for them! #TheFutureLooksBright #FutureAuthorsofAmerica #YoungWriters
Meet Eva: She is an avid reader and has a vast imagination!
Meet Bella: She has a talent for rhyme and quick creative writing!
Meet Sophie: She loves to write stories about talking animals!
Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and for expressing yourself through writing! You are going to go far!!
A note from the author:
I had the absolute pleasure of speaking at Rising Hill Elementary school yesterday and hosting a couple of writing workshops for their #KindnessWeek kickoff! There are so many talented kids attending Rising Hill! I was blown away. I even had the opportunity of listening to the 2nd grade class sing the "Rising Hill" song (which was AH-mazing)! A big thank you to fellow Author Hollie Westring, Principal Kate Place, and the PTA for inviting me to spend the morning with their kiddos! What a fun way to spend a rainy Monday morning! Here are a few pictures of Sid's new friends!
I want to also take a moment to send a special shout out to Liam - thanks for helping me turn the pages!
A note from Sid's author:
Last night, Greenwood Elementary PTA invited me back to the school for their "Read-in" to discuss my book and the writing process with their students. It was a delightful evening filled with fun conversations with children of various ages about costumes, animals, and even rainbow unicorn poop! lol The children were all such a joy to talk with, and so eager to express themselves and share their own creativity. One student (Sophie) brought in a story for me to review and edit... it was a sweet story about a dog, that highlights her creative talent. She is a remarkable writer and I have no doubt she will one day have a published book in her hands! She is now spearheading a campaign at the school to start a writing club, with several eager children wanting to join in (Madi, Meagan, the other Sophie who wants to be a unicorn, and others - I hope you get your writers club!). If you follow through with it, I'll come and visit again sometime to chat with you and read your stories. And remember, the best way to improve your writing is to READ lots of books! In the meantime, please feel free to email me your stories if you'd like to. I would love to read them anytime!
Thank you to the kind kids who offered their books for me to read with them last night (I'm sorry I didn't get everyone's names);
To the charming boy who loaned me "Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!" to read - the book was super fun, I hope King Viking learns how to be kind in the end!
To Blaine (Blane?) who loaned me the Pirate ABC's book, "RRR," you have quite a talent for finding hidden letters!
To the sweet boy who wants to be an eagle and thinks I don't remember him! I still have not forgotten you and the 156 page novel you're reading! I hope you enjoy the read! I know you will soar to great heights!
Again, I would like to thank GWE for allowing me and Sid to be a part of your Read-a-Thon this year! You have a fantastic group of students there and it was an honor to spend time getting to know each of them.
Here are some of Sid's new friends... and two lucky winners of the Sid the Sasquatch bundle drawing (Evie and London)!
#GWEkindness #GWEreadswithsid #GWEselfieswithsid
A note from Sid's author:
I had the absolute pleasure of kicking off Greenwood Elementary's October Read-a-Thon last week with a presentation and reading for all of their 450+ wonderful students. Greenwood Elementary's motto this year is "Be kinder than necessary... it matters!" I love their focus on kindness. Sid's story is one about kindness; and because Ollie, the human boy in his story, chose kindness over fear Sid made a new friend.
GWE Staff has invited Sid to stay with them during the read-a-thon and they have a lot of fun things planned for the kiddos... a daily Sasquatch hunt, reading with Sid, selfies with Sid, etc. The kids are going to have a blast (and Sid is too) and I look forward to hearing all about it over the next couple of weeks!
Sid has already met so many wonderful kids, and even future authors! Here he is pictured with one of his new friends.
I look forward to chatting with this future author next week at the GWE Read-in! Thank you again, Greenwood Elementary, for inviting Sid and myself to join in your exciting Read-a-Thon this year! #GWEkindness #GWEreadswithsid #GWEselfieswithsid