Tag Archives: New Release

Announcing the Winners, and More Exciting News…

Wow! Over 100 people entered the giveaway of the lovely picture book, Maybe God is Like That Too.

And the two winners, who are going to be as happy as this boy from the book are…. Continue reading

A Glance Back at 2017 and a Peek Forward to 2018

Here’s a little trip down memory lane, with my top author highlights from 2017, plus a teeny hint at what’s coming for 2018…

APRIL 2017:

Girls’ Love Letters from God, the fourth book in the popular Love Letters from God series hits the shelves. and it’s even read by mermaids!

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What People are Saying About ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, and the FINAL Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe, but we have reached the end of our blog tour for ‘Twas the Evening of ChristmasThere’s just one last chance to win this premium picture book! Head over to my colleague’s blog, at DeDe Reilly, leave a comment there, and if you win, your book will be on your doorstep just in time for Christmas.

In the meantime, if you own ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, you might have noticed that this book is dedicated to my wonderful husband, David, without whom I would never have been an author. You can read David’s story here.

And what are people saying about ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas? Here’s some of my favorite words from the  84 Amazon reviews… (Do you think I’ll reach my goal of 100 before Christmas?) Continue reading

A Joint Author/Illustrator Interview, and a new Giveaway of ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas

One of the questions I’m most often asked at Writers’ Conferences is:

How do you find an illustrator for your book?

The simple answer is, I don’t. My publisher does. My job is to write the words, and Zonderkidz’ job is to find the illustrator. And what a treasure they found in Russian artist Elena Selivanova!

Publishers Weekly describes her work in ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas as: Continue reading

A Ten Minute Interview with Radio Host Shelley Irwin, and a New Giveaway of ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas

Glenys, are you available for an interview on WGVU Radio with Shelley Irwin next Thursday?

This little invitation, courtesy of my wonderful publisher, Zonderkidz, popped up in my inbox a few days ago. It was a no-brainer. What author wouldn’t want to chat to Shelley Irwin, the well-known NPR host, five-time Gracie Allen Award winner and one of Michigan’s top 50 Influential Women?

Of course I’m available. Who wouldn’t be?

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Thanksgiving in the Woods: Book Review and Giveaway

Written for children aged 4-8, Thanksgiving in the Woods is a lovely new title from Sparkhouse Publishing that tells the true story of a unique Thanksgiving celebration.

For more than twenty years, one family living in upstate New York has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm. This is author Phyllis Alsdurf’s autobiographical story of this heart-warming celebration… Continue reading

The Beauty of a British Accent. (And ‘Twas Giveaway Number Four)

Everyone who lives in England knows that there are two major accents: one is highly desirable. It’s somehow synonymous with wealth and intelligence. The other is highly undesirable. It’s sadly synonymous with poverty and lack of education.

Unfortunately, my accent belongs in the latter category, while Queen Elizabeth’s belongs in the former.

I grew up in Wigan (John Wesley called it Wicked Wigan) a town in the industrial north, home of coal mines and cotton mills. Whenever we went on holiday to the south and I opened my mouth to talk, I was always uncomfortably aware that I was a northener. 

Imagine my surprise, then, when I moved to the United States and people loved the way I spoke. I could hardly believe it! Michigan has to be the only place in the world where it’s cool to have a Wigan accent.  Continue reading

Happy Birthday to ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas!

Happy Birthday to ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas!

This premium picture book, that echoes the familiar rhythm and rhyme of Clement C Moore’s classic, was officially published today! And if you were to pop over to Amazon, not only can you now peek inside, but you’ll also be able to admire the lovely, bright orange #1 New Release banner flying high above it.  In case you don’t believe me, here’s the picture to prove it: (I just know it won’t be there long, so you have to take the photo fast! 🙂 )

Now if you happen to own this book already, I would love you forever if you might consider posting even a one sentence review on Amazon. Every single review helps me. (Especially if it happens to be a five-star 🙂 ).

But if you don’t own the book, do not worry… I have some good news!  Continue reading

Announcing the Winners of Grit and Grace

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway of Caryn Rivadeneira’s Grit and Grace .

Two lucky people will be adding this wonderful title to their bookshelves! And the winners are…… Continue reading

Eek, Eek, Take a Peek… Inside Snuggle Time Christmas!

It was a hop-up-and-down day when my first copy of this gorgeous, glittery little book arrived on the doorstep. And even though the trees behind are still clinging on to their leaves, and even though that blue lake in the distance isn’t frozen yet, I have to tell you the shocking news that it’s actually only 109 days until Christmas!

So, for all you early shoppers, here’s a peek inside the perfect little gift that tells the story of Jesus’ birth in thirteen poems.  Continue reading