Tuesday, February 3, 2015

All the Authors I've Interviewed and the Kid Lit Blog Hop #53.

This Hop will see numbers 88 and 89 of my interviews with childrens/MG/YA authors. That means sometime in 2015 I will be posting my 100th interview! Can say I ever saw that coming when I started interviewing authors back in October 2012. Those first months I posted one interview per month. I did post one lone interview in 2009 with an author who put me off interviewing for quite a while. However, I have met some fantastic people and new friends.

Katie Carroll/Fiona Ingram/Kathy Sattem/Margaret Fieland/Suzanne de Montigny
Alice M Roelke/Kay Lalone/Dom Testa/Morgen Bailey/T.M. Souders/Julie Grasso 
Diane Robinson/Chloe JonPaul/Annika James/Nancy Bo Flood/Hazel Nutt
Madeleine McLaughlin//Audrey Kane/Edwin Hanks/Michael Seldon/Cathy Collar
Krysten Hager/J. B. Pelts/SW Lothian/Rosie Morgan/Beth Overmyer

I joined the Kid Lit Blog Hop in May 2013 and started posting author interviews twice and sometimes three times a month. Then came November 2013. I had so many requests that I started posting four interviews a month, two with each Hop! And now in 2015, I could easily post 6+ author interviews a month, but then I'd have to be locked up!!

Tammy Lowe/Gabrielle Mazur/Penny Ehrenkranz/Nancy Bell/Hamilton C Burger
Anna Olswanger/Rebecca Douglas/Cordelia (Melody) Peugh/Philip Coleman
Ralph Angelo/Sharon Ledwith/Rosemary Gemmell/Ann Swann/
Gail Strickland
Jacci Turner/Meg Dendler/Ben Woodard/Margi Evans/Traci McDonald
C. M. Gray/Christian Weigand/Stephanie Dikey/Lorraine Carey
Christine Meunier/Thereza Howling

What started out as a way to write a blog to get exposure for me and my books has blossomed into a forum where I am able to help new authors get exposure for their books. And, along the way I have been fortunate to interview some established names in the industry, like Ben Woodard, Claudia Cangilla McAdam (this month), Christopher Mannino, Joe Gazzam, and C. M. Gray. I've even started a Pinterest Board for the Authors I Have Interviewed. Like most things in my life, I'm a little behind on posting, but I hope you'll visit.

Susan Royal/Jemina Pett/Helen Laycock/Sherry Antonetti/Bobbi Chukran
Dianna Winget/Elle Jacklee/Crystal Marcos/Jacqui White/Nikki McDonagh
Raymond Bean/Rosen Trevithick/Cherlisa Richardson/Mark A. Cooper
Joe Gazzam/Randa Handler/Hannah Lapehn/Angelina Hansen
Daniel Nanavati/Laurisa White Reyes/J. S. Jaeger/Chris Mannino/Brae Wyckoff
David Chuka/Robert Clark/Heather Brainerd/Kai Strand

In 2015, I once again have to opportunity to bring you interviews with new and established authors who are writing exciting stories for young readers. Please join me this year in making these authors feel welcomed.
And now,

Welcome to the 53rd 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
MG Author Andy Mulberry.

So, 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 Pinterest 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. This week... the Pinterest Linky Party. We are pleased to be welcome a new permanent KLBH host with us (you'll remember she co-hosted with us last week!): Katie from The Logonauts, a blog focused on sharing and discussing great books for elementary and middle grade readers. Big welcome Katie!  


Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books


Pragmatic Mom

Music, Teaching and Parenting

Reading Authors

The Logonauts


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 Pinterest page in the Pinterest Linky Party list below. Be sure to visit at least the two links directly before yours as well as your hosts' Pinterest pages. Be sure to follow some boards that interest you and re-pin what catches your eye. 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!
Interested in co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop/Linky Party? If you've joined us before, you are welcome to join us again! Please email renee @ motherdaughterbookreviews (dot) com and put Co-Hosting Blog Hop in the subject line.
Happy Hopping!




  1. Hey! I nearly missed me! I was worried I was the one who put you off, but it couldn't have been in 2009... :) Happy blogoversary of sorts, Cheryl!

    1. No, it wasn't you, Jemima. Thanks for taking time to stop by.