Thursday, October 16, 2014

THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES!!!

Dear Friends,

Let me take this opportunity to depart from my usual blog discussions to say,

      THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS 
    ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES!!!! 
                    YEAH, BABY!!

I hope to return to my regular posts again soon. But not before I watch

         THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS 
           IN THE WORLD SERIES!!!! 
                    YEAH, BABY!!


Feeling Royals LOVE,

Jody


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Go, ROYALS!



We LOVE our home team! Good luck on Thursday, guys!




Monday, September 29, 2014

Barnes & Noble Hosts Park University's River Read Authors

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of participating in a book signing at Barnes & Noble. The event was co-hosted by Sherry Polito of B&N and Park University's Shannon Cuff. It highlighted authors who will be talking with elementary students at Park University's River Read festival in mid-October. Here are some of my writing buddies. Thanks, B&N and Park University!
Debra McArthur and Anola Pickett


Ann Ingalls and Dale-Marie Bryan

Christine Taylor Butler

Teresa Herbic

Some of my books


Thursday, September 25, 2014

From Down Under to a Bookshelf Near You -- BEARDED DRAGONS

Hey everyone,

It's officially fall and time to open the windows, if you're in my neck of the woods. A sure sign of the changing seasons in Missouri are the mums that decorate front porches.

I was lucky enough today to find something else decorating my porch: a box from my publisher, ABDO, with copies of my latest book.


I hope you get a chance to celebrate fall with a sweatshirt, a few colorful flowers, and a great book.

~Jody

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hey, everyone,

I am thrilled and humbled to share this news: 

                            Nancy Paulsen will be publishing my debut picture book, ROCKY! 

Thanks to my awesome agent, Kathleen Rushall, for sending my little pebble out into the world. And thanks to Nancy for believing in him once he arrived. I can't wait to start working with her!

Here's the Publisher's Marketplace announcement.



April 21, 2014 - ROCKY by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Children's Picture Book
     Jody Jensen Shaffer's ROCKY, about a little pebble trying to find his place in the world alongside some famous relatives complete with informational backmatter, to Nancy Paulsen at Nancy Paulsen Books, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).





Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lewis and Clark Elementary Rocks!

A big shout out to the fifth graders at Lewis and Clark Elementary!

I had a great time today talking with them about writing nonfiction. They listened well, asked good questions, and made me feel right at home.

They even introduced me to a resource I didn't know existed, myON.com, an interactive digital library. We listened to some of my VAMPIRES AND LIGHT book. Cool voices! These smart students and their equally-wise teachers use it all the time.

Thanks to super teachers, Ms. Raney, Ms. Williams, and Mr. Lewis, and to Assistant Principal, Katie Lawson.

Go get 'em, fifth graders! I can't wait to see where YOUR interests take you!

[Photo credit: Ms. Raney]

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Middle Grade March

Deb Marshall
Hi all!

I was recently interviewed by my critique buddy and school librarian, Deb Marshall. Thought you might like to have a peek.

Thanks, Deb! I can't wait to send one of your students one of my books!

Jody

http://middlegrademarch.com/2014/03/07/interview-and-giveaway-with-jody-jensen-shaffer/