The Three is available now in ebook for $6.99 on Kindle and $12 softcover.
Yahavim, 2018, 978-1631230608

events & Appearances

Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear Press, Aug. 2016

By Kim Childress
Cherry Lake (Sleeping Bear Press)

​Part of the Find Your Future in STEAM series​. 

#ReadYourWorld 2019 Twitter party and more
Annual Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, for excellence is self-publishing

By Marcy Campbell, illustrated by Corinna Luvken 
Dial, Aug. 14, 2018
ISBN-13: 9780735230378

One Writer's Musings 

2018 Childress Ink Favorite Children's Books, Kid Lit for Kids of All Ages & the Adults in Their Lives

Author ~ Editor ~ Reviewer ~ Speaker

christa kinde award second moonbeam for ​The Three

FINDING YOUR FUTURE IN ART, Animotion Festival 2018

​Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Michigan

Congratulations to author Christa Kinde (a.k.a. C.J. Milbrandt), upon winning her SECOND Moonbeam award for The Three, the first in the Forsaken Son series. Announced Oct. 1, ​The Three received a Gold Medal in Young Adult Fiction, Religion and Spirituality. This second Moonbeam award follows the author's first Bronze for her brilliant Byways series. (which I happened to have helped edit...) I am truly honored to have worked with Christa on many excellent projects, including the Byways series and the Threshold Series, another excellent collection by Christa, which we worked on together during my time at Zondervan.  I have featured Christa and her books previously on, and I highly recommend any works by Christa. For more information on our  editing adventures, see Slush Pile and Authors. Major congratulations! #TheThree #YA #MoonbeamAward #BrilliantBooks 


I love reading, and I aim to pass the love along. So I have set for myself a Goodreads Goal to read 295 books in 2019 ... Challenge on!

I set the number myself based on an estimate of how many books I typically read in a year. Granted, some of these are picture books, and I am a very fast reader, but along with this goal I am also aiming to add new, daily reviews. Starting out, I will be adding to my 2018 Roundup of Favorite books of the year. With fiction and nonfiction for all ages, I will be sharing new roundups of craft books, short stories, graphic novels, which will also appear under as Collections under my Genre tab. New, dedicated pages include National Geographic, Storey Publishing, and books on mental health and mindfulness. Check back frequently for new additions and give-aways, and happy reading! 

The Legend of the Fairy Stones, by Kelly White

  • January, 2019: Winterim Instructor, Grand Rapids Christian High School, "So You Want to be in Publishing?"

  • Sept. 9, 2018:  Kerrytown Bookfest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ann Arbor, MI

  • June 2, 2018: Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • May 3-5, 2018: Faculty Instructor, PENCON, Grand Rapids, MI  

  • Wild Wild Midwest! May 3-5, 2019, multi-regional conference

  • Oct. 5-7, 2018: SCBWI retreat, Pokagon State Park, Potawatom Inn, Angola, IN (for IN and MI SCBWI members)

  • May 5, 2018, time TBD, SCBWI MI-PAL event: A One-Day Humor Conference with Little, Brown editor Heather Alexander

  • Mar. 17-18, 2018: Michigan Reading Association, Detroit, MI, Cobo Center

  • Feb. 2-3, 2018: The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories, Kalamazoo Valley Museum 10 am - 4 pm

  • January 2018​: Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, "How a Book is Made" & "Discernment in the Media" 

  • Dec. 10, 2017: Kazoo Books Author Hop, 11 am-1 pm: SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI 2-4 pm

  • Dec. 1, 2017: SCBWI-MI Merry Mitten Holiday event, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI, 6-9 pm

  • Aug 5, 2-4 pm, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL)    

  • Aug 7, Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Grand Haven, MI
  • Sept. 10, 2017Kerrytown BookFest. Ann Arbor, MI, 10:30 am -5 pm
  • Sept. 15-16, 2017: SCBWI MI Conference, "Gathering at the Grand"
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer Conference 2017, Chicago, IL
  • June 3, 2017, Reading Rocks Rockford, Krause Memorial Library, Rockford, MI
  • June 21-22, “Build-a-Book” & “How a book is Made,” Brownsburg Public Library (Indianapolis)
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Dec. 10, 2016, The Bookman, SCBWI-MI PAL Merry Mitten Holiday, Grand Haven, MI
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The Legend of the Fairy Stones breathes fresh air into a little-known tale about fairies. Author and collage artist Kelly Anne White cleverly wraps rhythmic verse around an astounding collection of artwork from the public domain. Anchored in visual and oral tradition, this truly beautiful re-imagining of a word-of-mouth folk lore remains rich with originality. The Legend of the Fairy Stones, By Kelly Anne White, Morgan James Publishing, April 2019, is for ages 8 and up and adult-art enthusiasts and is available now for pre-order, ISBN-13: 978-1642791952​.

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Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake Publishing, Sleeping Bear Press, Kim Childress, events and inspirations

A new picture book that made my heart melt upon reading is ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE, by Marcy Campbell and illustrated by Corinna Luvken (Dial, Aug. 14, 2018, ISBN-13: 9780735230378), a lovely, simply told story that every young reader understands, no matter what side of the monkey bars you’re on. Shows kindness, empathy, imagination, understanding, service, and forgiveness, and don’t judge based on appearances. More....

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Trending: ABA titles tackling themes of faith

Love your library! 

 I lived at the library as a child, riding my bike there nearly every day. Check your local library for free events, story time, writing contests, technological and researching resources, and of course, books.

Resources for readers, librarians, educators, homeschoolers, writers, editors & publishers

SCBWI Member 30 years

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​Handy-woman CHRONICLES

I am honored to share with you Heart and My Trip to the Beach, two titles by Deirdre "Deedee" Cummings, the first ever Super Platinum Sponsor for Multicultural Children's Book Day. Deirdre's passion for writing matches her desire to share books that are written for everyone. Click here to read more. 

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

Series: The Explorer Academy 
By Trudi Trueitt
​National Geographic  


JANUARY 25, 2019 #ReadYourWorld