Guest Post: Barbara Azore

Today’s guest post is from Barbara Azore! Barbara is the author of the wonderfully amusing Wanda adventures, illustrated by Georgia Graham. Barbara shares her photos and comments from Wanda and the Wild Hair and Wanda and the Frogs. Today is also the release of the newest Wanda adventures, Wanda’s Freckles!

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 Barbara: This one shows me with a teacher at Chester Ronning School in Camrose, Alberta:Barbara Azore in Camrose, Alberta

Barbara: This picture was taken at Stoke Kindergarten, Nelson, New Zealand: Barbara Azore in Nelson, New Zealand

Barbara Azore: This is a photo of me and my son (Martin) at the book launch for Wanda and the Wild Hair:Launch of Wanda's Wild Hair

Barbara Azore: This is me during READ IN Week in 2005 at George H. Luck School:Barbara Azore at Read In WeekBarbara: They also wrote to me:

Barbara,
You do a great job! Thanks for coming to talk to our students.
George H. Luck School

That’s all for now! Barbara Azore will be participating in READ IN this year from October 5 to 9, 2009.

Mystery Monday with Curtis Parkinson

McNally Robinson Booksellers invited Curtis Parkinson for their Mystery Monday event. Curtis read two passages from his newest young adult novel, The Castle on Deadman’s Island.

If you weren’t able to make it to the event, Curtis did sign copies of The Castle on Deadman’s Island and Death in Kingsport that will be available at McNally Robinson on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you to the wonderful team at McNally Robinson for all their hard work and help!

Don’t forget to read Curtis Parkinson’s interview about The Castle on Deadman’s Island in The Kingston Whig Standard. In the interview, Curtis explains how Boldt Castle inspired this mystery novel.

Curtis Parkinson will be participating at this year’s Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sunday, September 20, 2009. He will also be touring Saskatchewan for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week during Saturday, November 14 to Saturday, November 21, 2009.

There was a great number of people who came to hear Curtis Parkinson read. The audience asked him lots of questions, had their books signed, and had their pictures taken. Short video clips of the reading are posted on our youtube channel.

ABC Our Country Contest Winner

As promised, the winner of the ABC Our Country giveaway will be announced today! We went to trusty Random.org to generate a random number.

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Number 5 means that Rebecca from A little bit of Momsense has won!

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A perfect Canada Day contest as this alphabet series pays homage to the nation’s vast landscape! These books will be available at your favourite bookstores on October 13, 2009! Congratulations to Rebecca who has won an advance set of our newly re-packaged alphabet series:

Thank you to everyone who entered, stay tuned for future giveaways!