Cover Reveal: Between Heartbeats

It’s cover reveal day for Between Heartbeats by Donelle Knudsen. Congratulations, Donelle! The cover is lovely! Not long now until the book is released, planned for August 1.

SCBWI Diversity Resources

Among the many excellent resources for writers on the SCBWI page is this collection of resources for reading and writing books with diverse perspective. Check it out!


What’s this “Squi-bee” I keep hearing about? It’s SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Their page is full of lots of wonderful resources. Check them out!

Paulina Springs Books

Paulina Springs Books has maintained the perfect blend of the independent bookstore and the larger chains. I can order any book from them and it will be shipped to my home or be ready for pick-up within days. When I walk in, the person behind the desk or in the book aisle arranging new releases knows me by name. Paulina Springs is located in Sisters and Redmond, Oregon. Check them out! Address: 252… Read More

SCBWI Presents! Will Your Pitch Hook an Agent or Editor?

Stephen Wallenfels, Young Adult Author: “Writing the Perfect Pitch: The Art & Science of Sizzle” and Mary Cronk Farrell, Children’s/YA Author “Writing for the Children’s/YA Market: SCBWI Can Help at Every Stage of Your Career” June 20, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Richland Public Library. Free. Details here.

Between Heartbeats Cover Reveal and Blog Tour

Donelle Knudsen’s new book, Between Heartbeats, is coming soon! Here is her info on the cover reveal and blog tour. Exciting!

Maureen McQuerry Really, Really Loves Her Readers

Update: After readings at Third Place Books and Queen Anne Book Company this weekend, Maureen is heading home. Hopefully she’ll be able to take some time to let her shoulder heal! Thanks for the pictures, Dennis McQuerry! Wordherder author Maureen McQuerry is heading to Seattle for two readings in celebration of the release of her latest book, The Telling Stone from Time Out of Time. She’ll be at Third Place Books in… Read More

9 Expert Ways Savvy Writers Leverage Pinterest To Get Noticed, by Mandy Wallace

Here’s a knockout tool for writers. One that helps you write better stories, expand your readership, and grow a loyal following—all in one place. You’ve guessed from the title that tool is Pinterest. But, like any tool, you have to know how to use it to get the best results. I’ll share those … Source: 9 Expert Ways Savvy Writers Leverage Pinterest To Get Noticed – mandy wallace

Barnes & Noble in Columbia Center Mall, Kennewick

Barnes & Noble may be a “big box” bookstore, but for local Wordherders, the service and support they provide makes it seems like a small town bookshop. B&N has hosted Wordherder book signings, release parties, marketing seminars, and they sell Wordherder books! Of course we love them! Check them out! Address: 1321 N. Columbia Center Boulevard, Kennewick, Washington 99336 Phone: (509) 736-3116

Ada’s Technical Books

Ada’s Technical Books on Capital Hill in Seattle — SciFi, Fantasy, Tech and Nerd heaven with a great cafe! Check them out! Address: 425 15th Ave East, Seattle, Washington 98112 Phone: (206) 322-1058 Twitter: @Adason15th