Hey there, Guys! It’s been awhile! Over the last few months I’ve felt so guilty for not posting on this blog. I mean it has been ages! Day after day, as I've struggled to keep up with life in general…which for me means trying to maintain a good balance between being a wife and mom,… Continue reading Before the Calendar Page Flips
Hey guys! Thank you to all of you who entered my 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway! Whoever said that giving is much better than receiving, is a wise person because this was so much fun! If you’ve won one of the five prizes, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with 5 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY in… Continue reading Swirl and Spark Blogiversary Winners!
She’s here! Flip the Silver Switch is here! My second book baby is here! Spin the Golden Light Bulb has a little sister! And I can’t wait for you to meet her. I mean read it!! Yesterday was a wonderful day and I just want to thank all of you who took… Continue reading Launch Day Love
How did we get here so fast? Just five years ago, on August 16, 2013, I took the leap and started a blog. A blog called Swirl and Spark…the site for kids who like to write. What began as a way to create a social media platform as a writer and reach my someday readers… Continue reading It’s Swirl and Spark’s 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!
Hey Lovelies, 7 Days!! Ohmygosh, we’re one week out from release of Flip the Silver Switch and I’m not gonna lie. It is NOT easier the second time around! I was thinking I would be a seasoned pro by the time my second book published but here we are seven months later and NOPE—not a… Continue reading To Launch Party or Not to Launch Party?
Hey Lovelies, I can hardly believe we’re at the end of July already. But, I’m more than ready to move onto August. So many exciting things are happening that I can hardly contain myself! August 16th marks 5 years since this website went live and I published my first ever official blog post! That’s a… Continue reading Babies, Blogs, Books & Other Things with Wings
I’ve been scrolling through social media lately—as one does! Many of the people and accounts I follow (like many of you) are writerly types and so I love reading your updates of all things related to books. But still it amazes me how many of you are able to write more, read more, and blog/… Continue reading Finding Pockets of Time to Read & Write in the Summer
Hey Everyone! I just returned from the most wonderful family vacation ever…a little Disney World time, and a little Hilton Head, SC time. It was busy and crazy and hot and magical and relaxing and full of fantastic family memories made with my husband, my kids, and my parents. Definitely a trip I won’t soon… Continue reading The Trail of MG Book Trailers
Hi Lovelies! Have you ever had a week (or four!) that’s so topsy-turvy and busy that all you crave is a chance to catch your breath, a chance to answer emails or even write a blog post? Well, this week I certainly wished for a chance to catch my breath, but I should have been… Continue reading The Unpredictability of Publishing
Hey Lovelies! Spring is in the air and one of my favorite springtime colors is purple—the color of beautiful lilacs! Here in my hometown of Rochester, the Lilac Festival is a massive event. It draws people from all over. So, I thought what better time to debut the book trailer for my purple covered middle… Continue reading Book Trailer Debut: Flip the Silver Switch