WIN A FREE AUTOGRAPHED BOOK
If you’d like to win an autographed copy of my newest book May I Come In?, either contact me via my website (www.marshadianearnold.com) or private messageme on Facebook. Just write “May I Come In? drawing” in your message. I’ll toss everyone’s name into my Story Magician hat, pull out a name, and contact the winner. The story is about a stormy night, fear, kindness, and inclusion. I’ll be doing the drawing on Marcb 27th.
What fun I had sharing May I Come In? and other writing and book matters with K-3 Trafalgar Elementary students.
10% off my school visit honorarium if you book before June 1st, 2018. I’m currently booking school visits for 2018 and 2019. Besides my older books and new “baby,” May I Come In?, Galápagos Girl arrives in the fall. I’m very excited about this bilingual story (English & Spanish) set in the Galápagos Islands. Two more books, Badger’s Seeds and Mine.Yours. arrive by next March and April. Click here to see what I talk about when I visit.
MacIntosh Books on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida, hosted me for a May I Come In? signing on March 16th. The above photo shows a surprise visit from my dear friend’s family, all the way from Kansas City, along with Willa, one of my hostesses at the delightful MacIntosh Books.
Valentina Cruz, who was born and raised on the Galápagos Islands, was the inspiration for my upcoming book Galápagos Girl. Her company Remote Islands Expeditions and I donated money for a much-needed projector for Amazonas, the school on Floreana Island, which was Valentina’s first school. There was much excitement the day Valentina and the projector arrived.
Below I share words from executive editor Kate O’Sullivan of Houghton-Mifflin. Here’s what she wrote in the e-mail that accompanied her offer:
Why did the well-known, respected Kate O’Sullivan take on Waiting for Snow?
The important points here are spare text, fun to read out loud, and good pacing with a build of tension. So many writers fail to read their writing out loud. By reading aloud you catch many things you might otherwise miss – a rhythm that’s not working, overuse of a particular word, or an excess of words…which keeps your story from being spare.
Write on, writers.
Read on, readers.
And may every door you knock on open and a friend reply,