The Weekly 411 (3/12/21)
|© Tricia Candemeres|
Mar. 12, 2021 vol. 11
We are excited to feature author Jessica S. Olson and her debut YA novel, SING ME FORGOTTEN (Inkyard Press), coming out on March 9! Enter to win a copy!
|Illustrator: Allan Davey; Design: Mary Luna|
We are excited to feature author Merriam Sarcia Saunders and her debut MG novel, TROUBLE WITH A TINY t (Capstone Publishing), which came out on March 1st! Enter to win a copy!
About the Book: It’s the night before Easter, and Bo is so excited that he can’t sleep. He starts counting sheep, but when the sheep get a glimpse of the Easter goodies, chaos ensues. With a houseful of sheep and a mess to clean, will Bo get to sleep before the Easter bunny comes?
About the Author: Dawn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and later with an MBA. For years, Dawn worked as an engineer and, later, as a manager at a large aerospace company, until her creative side called her to pursue her dream of writing children’s books. After reading and writing hundreds of corporate documents, none of which were titled The Little Engineer Who Could or Don't Let the Pigeon Fly the Airbus, Dawn is thrilled to now be reading and writing picture books instead.
Dawn is also a math enthusiast. When she’s not busy writing and reading, she can be found doing math problems, sometimes just because... In high school, Dawn’s dream was to have a math equation named after her, but now, she believes having her name on the cover of books is a million times better! Dawn lives with her husband, three children and golden retriever in sunny Arizona. Dawn is an active member of SCBWI and many other children’s writing groups.
About the Illustrator: Pablo Pino was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up watching cartoons, playing football and drawing a lot. These days, he doesn´t watch as much TV and only plays football once a week, but still has the joy of painting every day. Why? Because, for the last 10 years, he‘s been working as a professional illustrator for different print media. What he enjoys the most is illustrating books for children and teenagers. Besides the 40 published books Pablo's illustrated, among novels and tales he also does characters designs, board games and collaborate on designs for schoolbooks and magazines with various worldwide publishing companies. Pablo is self-taught and his illustrations are mostly computer drawn, but he always adds textures that he makes with pencils, crayons, acrylics and pretty much any material that lets him get messy like when he was a child.