Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Crying 'Uncle' and the Kid Lit Blog Hop #61

Carpinello's Writing Pages has finally had to cry "Uncle." Since the middle of April, I have come out of retirement to work as a part-time Customer Service Agent for US Airways, soon to be known as the New American. In that time, I have been juggling a brutal work schedule, rewrites of Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend—Cedwyn's Story, posting author interviews along with the Kid Lit Blog Hop, and hoping for time to spend with my hubby.

This week I am in Phoenix for my 2nd week of full time training—I have one more week to do in June. Each day here starts with a test where scoring below 85% will get you sent home and fired. In between the weeks in Phoenix, I have been putting in a 40-hour work week. All total, I must do six weeks of training/OJT full-time.

Now I'm not complaining—after all, I love to travel—but I am just running out of steam. And this week in Phoenix, the temperature is running 105+. So in lieu of posting writing tips—which take a while to pull together—I have bowed the pressure. However, the author interviews lined up this Hop are fabulous. Be sure to visit them.

And now,

Welcome to the 61st Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists.

On this Hop, Carpinello's Writing Pages interviews
UK Fantasy author Dan Davis
MG Fantasy author P.  S. Mokha

You are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors!

This week, we are excited to be including a Google+ Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms.


Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books


Pragmatic Mom

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough

Spark and Pook

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop & Linky Party Rules *Please Read*

1. LINKY PARTY: Add the link to your Google+ profile page in the Google+ Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours as well as your hosts' Google+ pages. Be sure to follow some folks with similar interests and share posts that catch your eye. If you do not have a Google+ profile, you are welcome to link up a different social media profile (Pinterest, Facebook, etc.).

2. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Link up any Kid Lit related post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.
* Don't link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*

* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *

* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*

* Feel free to link more than one post.*

3. KID LIT BLOG HOP: Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS from the Kid Lit Blog Hop directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you!

4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you're linking up. If you'd prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links!

5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!

Happy Hopping!


(***Please do not link a blog post here - see below for the Kid Lit Blog Hop***)