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Kirkus ways in on Sock Monster

Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Book Release, excerpts, favorites, Gratitude, Imagination, Inspiration, Kids, life, picture books, Sock Monster, Teaser, writing | 0 comments

Kirkus ways in on Sock Monster

Reviews are crucial and getting a good review from someone like Kirkus can make or break book. Needless to say I was more then a little happy to receive this: SOCK MONSTER Stacey R. Campbell Illus. by Elizabeth Thieme Create Space (32 pp.) $14.95 paperback, $3.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1-5174-5699-3; October 15, 2015 BOOK REVIEW In this mildly scary, funny picture book, a mom’s bedtime-story ploy encourages her little boy to clean up his messy room or risk attracting the attention of a hungry “sock monster.” read...

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New Covers for Hush and Whisper

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in covers, Gratitude, Hush, Imagination, Inspiration, Lakeview Novels, life, Publishing, Scream, Whisper, writing | 0 comments

New Covers for Hush and Whisper

I feel like Christmas came early. My publisher thought it might be fun to update the Hush and Whisper covers to match Scream. I love the way these new images all look together. What do you think? Happy Reading!...

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It’s Here!

Posted by on November 7, 2015 in award winning picture books, Book Release, books, life, Sock Monster | 0 comments

It’s Here!

That’s right, I hope you’ve picked up your laundry… Sock Monster goes live today. Check it out here or ask your local store to stock it on their shelves! Enjoy 🙂 Happy...

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New Book Swag

Posted by on October 28, 2015 in books, Imagination, life, picture books, Publishing, Sock Monster, Swag, Teaser | 0 comments

New Book Swag

I love book swag. Creating things to give  readers based on the current book I’m about to release is a lot of fun. Giving it away at events  is even better. I love seeing the smiles on peoples faces when they ask if they can have a button or book mark and I say,”Please, take one.” Plus, I finally get to use my studio art minor. Here’s a sneak peak of what I created for my newest book, Sock Monster. I hope to see you at a book event soon! Happy Reading –...

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Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Book Release, books, Imagination, Inspiration, life, picture books, reviews, Sock Monster, writing | 1 comment

Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

I am counting down the weeks to the release of my very first picture book, Sock Monster. The process of writing a picture book has been humbling to say the least. Every one of the 272 words needed to count. Picture books are traditionally only allowed 300 words. Let’s just say I found writing a full 50,000 plus word novel far easier. That being said, when I received this review last week I nearly wept. I love Readers’ Favorite Reviews, they are a great resource. I can’t wait to share Sock with you! read...

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Arrgh Won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Children’s Books Grades 4-6

Posted by on October 17, 2015 in Arrgh!!!, books, favorites, Gratitude, Inspiration, life, Parties, pirates, Publishing, reviews, writing | 2 comments

Arrgh Won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Children’s Books Grades 4-6

Nothing feels better then when some one tells you they like what you’ve written. The feeling is euphoric. Euphoric: Adjective They received a euphoric welcome: elated, happy, joyful, delighted, gleeful; excited, exhilarated, jubilant, exultant; ecstatic, blissful, rapturous, transported, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven; informal on top of the world, over the moon, on a high. So when I got an email from the people at Readers’ Favorite telling me I’d won a silver medal for children’s books grades 4-6 for my middle grade novel ARRGH!...

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The Best Ever Writing Break…

Posted by on October 10, 2015 in Chocolate, distractions, favorites, friends, Humor, Imagination, Inspiration, life, Reading, writing | 0 comments

The Best Ever Writing Break…

I love to cook and I am somewhat, no scratch that, all the way addicted to chocolate. This week, when my head was a bit too jumbled to write a cohesive sentence, I wandered into the kitchen and did a little reading from Desserts From My Kitchen, by Leslie Stowe. I am now cursing the friend who gave me this treasure trove of yumminess, but only in the best ways. 🙂 So when you just can’t get your thoughts down, I suggest turning to my favorite brownie recipe. After all it is said that chocolate cures all. – haha read...

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10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know…

Posted by on October 3, 2015 in books, education, life, Publishing, Reading, Research, Wisdom, writing | 2 comments

10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know…

You can’t write what you don’t know. Research is essential. No one gets it right in the first draft. The average novel is rewritten 7 times. You will get rejection letters. Learn Origami, rejection letters look much better when they are folded into cranes. There will always be people who don’t like what you write, you’ll never please everyone, it is impossible, don’t even try. Embrace your characters quirks and tells. When I was writing my pirate novel ARRGH!, I spoke pirate for three straight days. Take reviews with a grain of...

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Research Rocks

Posted by on September 26, 2015 in education, Humor, Hush, Imagination, Inspiration, Lakeview Novels, life, Research, Scream, Silence, Travel, Whisper, writing | 0 comments

Research Rocks

You can’t write what you don’t know. Sure, books and the internet are great ways to find out about your subject, but the best way to research your story is to live it. For the Lakeview Novels I tried to do just that. While researching Hush (the story of an unknown princess who is discovered by an undercover student journalist and hunted down by terrorists on the campus of her elite boarding school) I went to several rugby games – a really great sport that I had little knowledge of before starting the story. I rowed in an eight seat...

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I’m Afraid.

Posted by on September 19, 2015 in Book signings, books, Dyslexia, education, Humor, Lakeview Novels, life, Reading, writing | 2 comments

I’m Afraid.

Reviews are very important to authors; they can make or break a book. I wish I wasn’t, but I am afraid to write them. My spelling is that bad. How embarrassing is it to have to admit that I am an author who can’t spell? My publisher and editor actually laugh at my many mistakes. “At least I’m consistent,” they tease. Thank God I’ve learned how to laugh too. Well that and luckily my husband and children are great spellers who proof read my blog posts. Spontaneous Facebook posts are the next most terrifying thing I have to do...

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