Monday, November 21, 2016

Tess Hilmo, Amy Allgeyer, Terry Lynn Johnson and me...Plus Holiday Safety and Skies Like These Book Giveaway!

Tess Hilmo

Tess Hilmo

Amy Allgeyer Cook

Amy Allgeyer

Terry Lynn Johnson 

Terry Lynn Johnson

What do these three writers have in common? Me! I know they have more than that in common....They are all amazing writers and each one worthy of you buying and reading their books. All of them write books that make you stay awake wanting to finish reading them...even if it takes you all night. So as you get ready to do some holiday shopping remember books are a wonderful gift!

Tess Hilmo just released her third MG book! 

Cinnamon Moon

Newly Released!

Skies Like These

Skies Like These was short listed for the Spur Award and made a few state lists as well

With a Name like Love


With a Name Like Love was on the School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 List, and Booklists' 'Top 10 Historical Reads for Teens' list and a few state lists (Maine, No. Carolina, Utah and a few others) and also won the Rodda Award (which is the National Church and Synagogue Assoc Literature Award) and two Whitney Awards.

All are available on Amazon. You can click over and follow her on Amazon! I did!

Dig Too Deep

Won the Gold Medal for YA Fiction in the Moonbeams Children's Book Awards.
Won First Place YA in the Idaho Author Awards.

The Iron Bodkin: Lux St. Clare ~ Book One

Ice Dogs

  • 2015 Children's Choice Book Award Finalist
  • 2014 Cybils Award Finalist
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • American Booksellers Association Best Children's Books of 2014
  • A Scholastic Book Fairs Selection 2014
  • Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids 2014
  • Int'l Literacy Association—CBC Children's Choices 2015
  • International Reading Association—Terrific Read Alouds
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award—Maryland 2015-2016
  • Maine Student Book Award—Maine 2015-2016
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award—Vermont 2015-2016

Dogsled Dreams

Did you know your reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel and even Goodreads make a difference to authors? At a recent critique group session one very published writer said you hope to have at least fifty reviews on each of your books.


If you like someone's work, let the world know!

The Lovely Tess Hilmo gave me a copy of SKIES LIKE THESE  to give away to one lucky reader. I will announce the winner (chosen by on December 6th. To enter leave a comment on this post. (Please tweet if you have time...These are wonderful writers!)
Holiday safety:
(Tis the season to get scammed!)
Keep an eye on your doorstep! Don't let packages you are expecting walk off with strangers!
Know your charities! Only give to known charities. That person on the corner with an apron on may be scamming you.
Watch out for malware e-cards! Be careful what you open in could get something you don't want downloaded. Use your virus protection!
Use caution on giveaways and raffles! Don't give away personal information or your mobile phone number! Only sign up for things that are through reputable organizations.
(See you back on December 6th to find out if you are the winner.)


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Sharon. You do so much for and with the writing community and are loved (and appreciated)!

  2. I'm taking notes. My 10 yr old came to me the other day ans specifically requested that we start reading more books together. *deep breath* Guess that means I'd better build a list of awesome ones, eh?

  3. All those books seem very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Also great tips for the Holidays. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. That looks like a bunch of goodies just in time for the holidays!

  5. I know these authors and these books! I am lucky enough to have a signed book from Terry. Love that you're put this all together.

  6. Hi Sharon - good luck to these authors ... they look fun books - love the Ice Dogs one ... so glad you are all friends ... cheers Hilary


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