Get Featured on My Blog

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Information on: Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Promos, Guest Posts and Critiques of works in progress.

No thanks to crowd-funding or kickstarter campaigns.

NOTE: This blog also appears on Amazon, Goodreads, and Tumblr.

Review Policy

I am accepting paper books for review at this time.

I mostly review children’s picture books (85%), middle grade books, and young adult books. Please follow this blog to familiarize yourself with what I do. I do review the occasional adult book, especially those I think parents would be interested in.  (I do not review books that have horror, erotica, religion, politics, excessive violence, born again, amateur self-help, true paranormal, angels, or saved by something. No animal exploitation, cult membership, racism, homophobia, misogyny, or hate literature of any kind. I will promote very few memoirs. They must have something exceptional to say. No poetry, unless it’s kid’s poetry.

You must be a blog follower.

I also accept picture books for review from the artist. I am not an arts major, so the review will not be an intensive analysis of the art work although I always comment on the art in books I review. For an example of how I review an artist’s work, go here on or after March 27, 2017.

Go here for details on requesting a review.

Interview Policy

I am accepting requests for reviews. Interviews are presently scheduled every Wednesday up to July 2017. I am running a series called “Three Random Questions.Please follow to familiarize yourself with my interviews. I do not send a canned list of questions but research each author and tailor the questions to them and their work.

Click here for details on requesting an interview.


A promotional page for a book can be requested at any time. I will only run a maximum of one per week. You must send me a printed copy of the book for my Little Free Library.  A Promotion page may include 3-4 pictures, links, a blurb, and other information. No more than 800 words please. Unless I have reviewed at least one of your books (favourably), a promotion does not mean I will endorse your work. If your book captures my eye, I will probably review it. If it receives 3-5 starts, I may ask you for an interview.

Click here for details on submitting a promotion.

Guest Post

Guest posts are welcome to a maximum of one per week. Follow my blog to get an understanding of what I publish.A guest post should be 900-1200 words.These are suitable topics:

  • Book reviews of picture books, early chapter books, and young adult books.
  • Information, inspiration, education, and creation pertaining to children and families.
  • An article about writing for children or with children. Make this helpful and relevant to my readers. This should not be an account of your books.
  • Tips for reading to and with children.
  • Anything about writing or researching for writing or children’s books.
  • Working with, helping, educating, or parenting children.Please no religion or politics. Nothing misogynistic, racially divisive, homophobic, or animal exploitation. (Anything about involving children with rescued animals or the outdoors is great.)

Picture Book in Progress Critique

I will focus on three major areas for improvement (if you have them).

For details on this process, go here.


Toy Review

I also may review a children’s toy, game or activity. Please contact me if you want to submit one for review.

Click here for the details.

39 thoughts on “Get Featured on My Blog

  1. Hi, Bonnie, I saw your post on SCBWI and would love to be interviewed for your blog. I recently had a YA novel released: Out in the Dark, under pen name: Nicola Adams.
    I can arrange for a review copy with my publisher, Untreed Reads.
    In exchange I’d love to do an interview with you for my blog:
    Lynn H.


  2. Hi Bonnie,

    Are you only interviewing only writers? My name is Carl Angel. I’m an illustrator and an SCBWI member and was recently interviewed for Kite Tales for my book, The Girl Who Saved Yesterday, written by Julius Lester and published by Creston Books. He’s not doing any publicity for the book but I’m happy to be interviewed if you’re interviewing illustrators and I can send you a copy. Please let me know!


  3. Hi, Bonnie. I’m a writer of an indie published picture book about a young African-American boy, and I’d love to be interviewed by you, and to send you a copy of the book as well. My email is and the website for the book (if you’re curious) is I look forward to the interview — the questions sound like fun 🙂



  4. Hi Bonnie, saw your post via an SCBWI email.
    I have a new middle grade book out, MALCOLM DEVLIN and the SHADOW of a HERO and would love to do an interview for your blog. I can arrange to have a print copy sent to you for review.


  5. Hi Bonnie – what a great idea! I can arrange for a review copy from Orca Books. I have several coming out over the next year or so and a couple of recent non-fiction books for kids with Orca as well. Let me know your mailing address and your preference –
    There are also some older titles available here: and a couple of new titles coming on stream with Sono Nis Press… described in this blog post: Cheers, Nikki


    • Hi Nikki,

      What a lot of interesting books you have written. Your best bet would be to send me the first book in one of the printed series. That way, if it piques people’s interest they can pick up the rest.

      I will be sending you more information by email.



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  6. Hi Bonnie,
    I’m an Indie author of The Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Series. I’ve published 3 books so far and am getting great feedback from my audience; middle grade. I’d like to be interviewed for your blog. You can have my first book, Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery at any time.
    Talk to you soon,


  7. Hi Bonnie
    Are you interested in a kids book illustrated with photographs? If so, I’d be happy to be interviewed for my book “Tuvia Finds His Freedom”
    My mother is also a retired teacher and written several books, mostly picture books. Quite a number are out of print. Her most recent book is a teenage novel. Is this of interest to you?


  8. Hi, Bonnie,

    I saw this post linked on NOWW. My debut YA Steampunk novella, Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond, came out from Tyche Books last fall. The second in the series is due out April 2017. I’d love to be interviewed on your blog and can send you the first book if you’re interested.

    More information about this happy, adventurous book for girls is available at


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    • Please read the submission guidelines. Go down the right side of the blog and find the picture of the owl. Click on it to find the policy. Thank you for your interest in my blog. I hope you are a follower.


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  12. Hello Bonnie,
    Andy Klein here(‘The Fantastic Adventures of Oliver Phenomena’). My second book in the series is out (‘Oliver and the Little Ghost’, Amazon) and though I’d love one of your highly astute reviews, I’m actually writing to ask if I can contribute a Guest Post on the part my young son played in my early writings.


  13. Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome blog!


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