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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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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The Best Way to Start the New Year

The Best Way to Start the New Year

The best way to start the New Year is to hear from you the reader! I can’t even begin to tell you how the simplest word from someone who’s enjoyed a book I’ve written still takes my breath away. Hearing from readers and seeing them at events is such a treat. I got the most wonderful letter from a parent of a reader who struggles with dyslexia; he said I was his daughter’s hero. She finished reading Hush in two days and wants to be a...

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My Mind is Swirling, Whirling, Gurgling!

My Mind is Swirling, Whirling, Gurgling!

I have no excuse for being a bad blogger, except that with the release of Whisper and the home invasion by our three kids on spring break, I have fallen hopelessly behind. Now Blakely, the real one for whom Hush was written, is graduating from high school. The realization of having a child preparing to enter college, and everything that goes with it, is mind-boggling. I think how can I be that old? Then I laugh, as I look in the mirror and see...

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Mid Term Madness

Mid Term Madness

Oh my, what a busy week! I have spent roughly nine hours per day writing due to being on crutches after hip surgery. My editors and I finished the last of the Whisper edits, which is now off to the typesetter. I’ve been going over the last draft of my new middle grade pirate book before it goes to my editor, have finalized the title, for said book, and even started to work with designers on a cover. Things are really moving along and it is an...

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