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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Well this was cool!

Well this was cool!

When I picked up my mail last week I received a large envelope. Inside was a copy of the Kirkus Reviews magazine, The Best Books of 2015 and The Best 100 Indie Books of the Year, Special Issue. With anticipation, I turned the pages reading what they had to say about the year’s most promising reads. When I reached page 194 I smiled.  Sock Monster had made the cut. I still haven’t received the coveted star review from Kirkus, but someday I...

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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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New Book Swag

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...

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