Sock Monster Hits the Classroom

Sock Monster Hits the Classroom

If you are an author, there is nothing better than visiting and working with the children that you write for. Their energy is contagious, a better “pick-me-up” than coffee. Even with my broken shoulder. Although, I think the sling made me look kind of cool. And isn’t that one of the rules of engaging students? Look like you have a story to tell. The answers I received to the questions I asked were truly inspiring. There is no end to the...

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An inside look at the new Lakeview Novel covers

An inside look at the new Lakeview Novel covers

Have you seen the new covers for Scream and Whisper? They are incredible! I love that my publisher includes me in the process of creating covers for the books I write. We even rewrote several passages in both books taking out most of the swearing and cleaning up a couple of copy edits that went unnoticed in the first editions. Here are a couple of images from the photo shoot I thought I’d share.      The models are sisters from...

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Kirkus ways in on Sock Monster

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...

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Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

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...

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