I'm so excited to have Margaret Greanias helping me usher in another summer of #PBHOT62. I'm a big fan of her fun and unique voice. I met Margaret during 12x12 in its debut year so it seems fitting that by completing this challenge you have a chance win a copy of Margaret’s debut picture book (I've read it and her book is awesome!).
In case you missed my last post detailing 2018 PBHOT62 reading challenge for picture book writers this year's theme is libraries. The challenge is to read 25 picture books,following along with the bingo card below. Before we get to signing up, let's hear from Margaret!
1. What is your go to library? What do you love about it? My go to library is the library that is only a 5-minute drive from my house. I love it because I can get practically any book there. While it's a relatively small neighborhood library, it belongs to a larger network of county libraries from which I can easily search and request books online (they also take purchase requests and have a continously updated new picture books shelf!).
2. With your busy life, how do you fit reading in? As a picture book writer, I read a lot of picture books. Luckily, my kids love it when I read to them--so I get to read morning, noon, and especially night!
3. Your debut is coming out Aug 28th. Can you tell us a little bit about it? My debut picture book, MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS, is being published on August 28. Here's a short blurb: Maximillian Villainous doesn't have the heart to be a villain. When he brings home a bunny to be his sidekick, his disapproving mother challenges Max and the bunny to become a devious duo. Otherwise... the bunny hops. Will they give into villainy, or will they find a way to stay good and still win the family's acceptance?
Thank you Margaret. I encourage all of you to use this challenge to make friends with your librarians this summer (we are really nice people and we love to share books!).
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I write kidlit and young adult novels. I'm Community librarian serving in a place I love, rural Alberta. STEAM enthusiast. Ravenclaw.