Interview with Jennifer Butenas Author of “A Family Walk”

Jennifer Butenas taught early elementary school before choosing to stay at home and raise her three children. She has a Masters in Education with specializations in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy. Currently she resides in southern New Hampshire where, in addition to story writing, she enjoys photography and designing children’s gift cards for select children’s shops. Inspired by the antics and adventures of her family, she believes in capturing the joy and happiness of the simple things in life.

Interview: Deedee Cummings Author of “In the Nick of Time”

In the Nick of TimeDeedee CummingsMake A Way Media, LLC (2019)ISBN 9781951218201Reviewed by Eve Panzer for the Barefoot Librarian and Reader Views Kids (11/2019) As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings is passionate about passing down the life lessons that were instilled in her mother, Andrea Mast Pecchioni, [...]

Interview with Shirin Shamsi – Author of “Laila and the Sands of Time”

Laila and the Sands of TimeShirin ShamsiSpork (2019)ISBN 9781946101778Bok Review by Eve Panzer the Barefoot Librarian for Reader Views Kids (8/19) Interview by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views Kids (9/19) Shirin Shamsi was born and raised in the UK, and now makes her home in the Chicago suburbs. Laila and the Sands of Time is [...]

Interview with Cindy Helms, Author of “100 Things”

Cindy Helms is an artist, author, and illustrator based in Denver, Colorado. She uses a variety of mediums for her creations but prefers drawing using simple pens and colored pencils. After many years as an IT manager, another many years designing and building sets for musical theater, and another many years as a stay-at-home mom [...]

Interview with Clay Cormany – Author of “The Bullybuster”

The BullybusterClay CormanyIndependently Published 2019ISBN 9781790644032 Clay Cormany is the author of two YA novels. His debut, Fast-Pitch Love, combines the angst and thrill of teenage romance with softball competition. His latest novel, The Bullybuster, puts a unique spin on bullying, technology and revenge. Before writing Fast-Pitch Love, Clay spent over 25 years as a [...]

Interview with George Chiang, Author of “The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing”

THE RAILROAD ADVENTURES OF CHEN SING George Chiang FriesenPress (2017) ISBN 9781460299401 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (04/17) Interview by Sheri Hoyte (4/18) George Chiang journeyed deep into the mountains in the Pacific Northwest to uncover the long-lost stories of Chen Sing.  George wrote and composed the award-winning musical, Golden Lotus.  Also an [...]

Interview with Kai Raine, Author of “These Lies That Live Between Us”

THESE LIES THAT LIVE BETWEEN US Kai Raine Gatekeeper Press (2018) ISBN 9781619848894 Reviewed by Arianna Violante, YA Reviewer for Reader Views (3/18) Interviewed by Sheri Hoyte (3/18) Kai Raine is a writer and cognitive scientist, who believes in thinking outside the box and questioning assumptions. Kai reads and writes to experience lives and opinions and possibilities beyond her [...]

Interview with Geoffrey Cook, Author of “Veronica and the Volcano”

Veronica and the Volcano Geoffrey Cook Violet Moon LLC (2017) ISBN 9780692892008 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (07/17) Interview by Sheri Hoyte (3/18) Geoffrey Cook started telling Veronica and the Volcano stories to pass the time with his daughter Madeline on the twenty-five-minute drive to school every morning. She enjoyed his stories, and so he wrote [...]

Interview with Roe De Pinto, Author of “Too Much Junk in My Trunk!”

TOO MUCH JUNK IN MY TRUNK! The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba, Book 4 Roe De Pinto Outskirts Press (2017) ISBN 9781478789604 Interviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (11/17) Roe De Pinto has received fourteen awards for her The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba series and hopes to continue the accolades with the new release of this adorable little [...]

Interview with Pat Frayne, Author of “Topaz and the Green Fairies”

TOPAZ AND THE GREEN FAIRIES Pat Frayne CreateSpace (2015) ISBN 9781518621154 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (age 15) for Reader Views (2/17) Award-winning children's author Pat Frayne is the creator of Topaz the Conjure Cat books. These fast-paced adventure fantasies about Topaz, a large cat descended from a breed endowed with unique magical abilities, will thrill [...]