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Teresa's Reading Corner: Guest Post from Children's Author Carolyn Wolfe and a Giveaway

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Guest Post from Children's Author Carolyn Wolfe and a Giveaway

About Carolyn Anne Wolfe
Carolyn Anne Wolfe is an author and free-lance writer whose body of work includes four previously published books, poetry, short stories and a number of newspaper articles and editorials. Wolfe is an animal and human rights activist as well as a vegetarian and these beliefs are strongly reflected in her writing. She lives with her husband and many animal companions in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Five Reasons Why You Wanted to Write Children’s Books.

First and foremost I am an Aunt who loved reading to my young nieces and nephews and created stories that I hoped would amuse them! When they grew up, I had the memories of the fun I had reading the stories to them.

The second reason is that I now have a new little niece Jillian, actually she is just turning five this May and I had a chance to re-write and re-awaken the stories that had lain dormant for so long. Bringing the book back to life for her, made me want to share the stories with everyone! That is when "The Bedtime Of The Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories" was created.

The third reason is that I am a Substitute teacher and have enjoyed reading books that focused on happy, light stories that had a message in them but were not heavy handed about it. I wanted to write stories like that.

The fourth reason is that I loved to read stories in verse as a child and love poetry as an adult. I would like to introduce poetry and verse to children in the hope that they will enjoy it as much as I did!

The fifth reason is that I love reading about fantasy and magical adventures myself and wanted to share the magic with children. Children are so receptive and imaginative and it is a beautiful thing to see them absorbed in a good bookFive Reasons Why You Wanted You Wanted to Write Children’s Books

And now CONTEST  to start off this shortened work week.  

Contest Guidelines
Today we are starting the month with a book contest, (Sept 7). Our guest author is Carolyn Wolfe, author of The Bedtime of the Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories and she will be visiting today, Sept 7 and tomorrow, Sept 8. She is on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book and we will be giving away a copy of her book at the end of virtual book tour. Winners will be picked and notified no later than Monday, September 20, 2010.
To become eligible to win, all you have to do is ask a question or leave a comment, today, and tomorrow.  One lucky reader who comments with their email address is put in a pot to win the book.
To recap:   
·     ask a question or leave a comment on both Tuesday, Sept 7  and Wednesday, Sept 8 
·     leave your email address
·     sign up for our email updates, (optional) 

You can also find Carolyn at

A big thank you to Carolyn for spending the next two days chatting with us at Teresa's Reading Corner.  I am really looking forward to the questions my fabulous readers come up with!  

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At September 7, 2010 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I have a 5 year old son who would enjoy this book. Please enter me in contest.

At September 7, 2010 at 12:57 PM , Blogger apple blossom said...

I got in too late to review this book, however, I'll be doing a guest article with Carolyn on my blog Sept. 15th. I really was disappointed that I missed the review part. This looks like a fun to read. I love to cover. I love children's books. It's the teacher/mom in me I guess.

Please include me in this giveaway. I have directed everyone in my blog post to come to this site for the giveaway.

I'm a subscriber and follower too. thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

At September 7, 2010 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Thank you all so much for your interest in my book and I want to thank Teresa, our host, for this wonderful site and the opportunity to
share my writing information. Thank you very much!
Carolyn Wolfe

At September 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Rebecca Camarena said...

Thank you, Teresa's Reading Corner for hosting Carolyn Wofe during her virtual book tour. Thank you also to apple blossom and Tore for their comments. Good luck to everyone in the contest.

At September 8, 2010 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Mary said...

Please enter me in the giveaway... my daughter would love your book!

At September 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

I Just want to say again thank you so much for all your comments on my book and good luck to everyone!
Carolyn Wolfe


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