Sunday, July 17, 2016

Delicious Launch!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see me yesterday at the Barnes & Noble at Zona Rosa! It was lots of fun! And thanks to Barnes & Noble for hosting (and for providing the yummy cookies and fun craft)!

Jody

Photo courtesy Sue Gallion

Photo courtesy Sue Gallion

Thursday, July 14, 2016

COOKIE Out and About

Hey, everyone!

Two super nice people have interviewed me for their blogs this week, Laura Sassi and Kathy Temean. You can find the interviews here and here.

Also, if you're in the Kansas City area on Saturday, July 16, I'm doing a book signing (with cookie crafts and actual cookies) at Barnes & Noble/Zona Rosa from 1-3pm. Details here. Hope to see you and your young readers Saturday!

One more thing! My COOKIE giveaway on Goodreads goes until July 21st. Enter to win a signed copy of The Way the Cookie Crumbled here!

Have a great day!

Jody



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Goodreads Winners Announced!

And they are....

Susan S, Pennsylvania

Rachel B, Kentucky

Elizabeth S, Michigan

Enjoy, ladies. Your copies are in the mail!

Jody

Goodreads Giveaway for THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED! July 6-July21

Hey, everyone,

Yummy news for cookie lovers everywhere! I'm doing a Goodreads giveaway, and you can enter to win one of three copies of THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED! Enter now! Here's how.



 
 


    Goodreads Book Giveaway
 

   

        The Way the Cookie Crumbled by Jody Jensen Shaffer
   

   

     


          The Way the Cookie Crumbled
     
     


          by Jody Jensen Shaffer
     

     

         
            Giveaway ends July 21, 2016.
         
         
            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.
         
     
   
   



    Enter Giveaway



Saturday, June 4, 2016

KCPT's K-3 Writers' Contest Celebration

Hey, everyone,

I was delighted to speak Thursday to a group of young authors/illustrators and their adults at a celebration hosted by KCPT for their annual Writer's Contest. The event was held at the Woodneath branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri. Around 100 people attended this great occasion which recognized these young writers/illustrators.

My thanks especially to Kathy Van Lieshout, mistress of ceremonies/Community Engagement, and her KCPT co-workers for putting on such a fun event and to MCPL for hosting. Keep writing, students!

Photos courtesy of Gary Brock

Where I share my writing and illustrating
efforts as a 10-year old

Friday, May 27, 2016

School Library Journal previews THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED!

Hey, everyone,

A friend just informed me that School Library Journal has previewed THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED as a Simon & Schuster summer reading choice! Woot!

It's all about the history of cookies, from their beginning over 10,000 years ago in Persia as dry, tasteless crackers through today's delicious variations of yummy. I hope you'll check it out this summer and let me know what you think. The book releases on July 5, perfect timing for the young readers who attend your Fourth of July celebrations.

And if you're in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 16, I'll be doing a book launch from 1-3pm at the Barnes & Noble at Zona Rosa. Please stop by and say hello.

Delicious summer reading to you!

http://www.slj.com/2016/05/books-media/librarian-previews/s-s-s-preview-yields-a-bountiful-crop-of-summer-2016-books/#_



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SCBWI Summer Reading List 2016 now available!




Hey, everyone!

It's almost summer, so it's time to get your reading list pile started. Here to help is the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and their summer reading list! It's compiled by geographic region, so if you want to know what's being published in your neck of the woods, use the Table of Contents to direct you to the right page. Or just thumb through the entire list for great books for babies through young adults. And most of all, enjoy your summer reads!

P.S. My book, THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED, (Simon & Schuster) is on page 46. :)

https://www.scbwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SCBWI-Reading-List-Summer-2016_full1.pdf

Jody