Hi everybody, I have an unusual choice for my December Day 21 pick. It’s a book that hasn’t been released yet. But…it will be out in April, and you CAN pre-order it now at http://www.brooksbenjamin.com. I wanted to include it because its a middle grade by a debut author- and it looks fantastic! MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN… Continue reading December Book Blast: Day 21
Hey everyone, I have another great book to gush about! My December Day 14 pick is… SCHOOL OF CHARM by Lisa Ann Scott! From the Publisher: At the School of Charm, everyone has a wish to whisper. With an enchanting small-town setting, lively storytelling, and a hint of magic, this debut novel is perfect for… Continue reading December Book Blast: Day 14
I have an idea. I can’t get it out of my head. I’ve tried to squash it. I’ve tried to squish it. I’ve tried to brush it away, at least for now. It’s a story idea. I’m not ready for it. Not yet. I JUST finished writing my middle grade novel. The story I love.… Continue reading Write With Me
Did you achieve your reading goal this year? I didn’t even come close! I honestly thought I would though, especially with all the days we spent in quarantine. But, I’m trying not to be too hard on myself because although I didn’t read as many books as I wanted to, I did write one and… Continue reading Books that Made my Year
November. I blinked and it’s gone. This was a month of so much. Some days too much to be honest! But I can’t let the month slip away without acknowledging all the good. My family has been under one roof this whole month! Due to his college shut down, my son has been home for… Continue reading Turning the Page on November
Pop the Bronze Balloon is here! It soared onto the horizon today and I’m so ready to burst! I now have a trilogy!! It honestly feels just as exciting and nerve wracking as it did in 2018 when Spin the Golden Light Bulb debuted! Writing books for kids has been one of the most amazing… Continue reading Pop the Bronze Balloon is Here!
Hello! It’s been awhile since I checked in with you. I hope you’ve been well! I haven’t been blogging much but I have been writing. A lot! So much writing actually and so much revising. I’m working on a manuscript that has totally reignited my love for writing middle grade… not that I ever lost… Continue reading The Day Before a Book is Born
Writing at home means writing wherever it works at the moment. Today’s writing spot is the kitchen. At least the Kuerig is close by! Our kitchen is pretty bright. The sun fills it with just enough light to keep me motivated. On a very rare occasion, it’s quiet too. So here I am in my… Continue reading Magic Writing Potion
Hey guys, Are you a member of Writer Moms, Inc.? It’s a group on Facebook for, you guessed it—writers who are also moms. If that’s you, then now is a great time to join because on Saturday, September 26 they’re hosting a free virtual conference for writers. Pre-recorded video sessions will be posted beginning at… Continue reading Writer Moms Inc. Virtual Conference
Hey all! I’m doing a giveaway on Twitter! With Pop the Bronze Balloon releasing in less than 2 months, I thought I’d help a few of you catch up on my middle grade series by giving away paperback copies of the first two books: Spin the Golden Light Bulb and Flip the Silver Switch. So,… Continue reading The Crimson Five Book Giveaway on Twitter!