Tuesday, November 9, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: It's Ok to Have Feelings by Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour and giveaway for It's Ok to Have Feelings by Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a fun guest post from Aileen Pound. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: It's Ok to Have Feelings
Authors: Aileen Pound & Michaela Robertson Keane
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: July 13th 2021
Print Length: 22 pages
Genre: Children's Non-Fiction
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It's OK to have feelings.

Everyone has feelings. Happy, sad, and angry are feelings we all have felt at one time or another. As you grow up, you start to feel other feelings. Can you guess what some of them might be?

What happens to our bodies when we start to feel these feelings? When you're happy, you feel like the sky is blue, the sun is out and you can see unicorns and rainbows. Your smile is bigger, and your eyes have a sparkle in them. What happens to your body when it's a feeling you've never felt before?

Come along and join in with all the other children learning how to identify feelings and what happens to their bodies when they feel those feelings.

Remember, it's OK to have feelings!

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EXCERPT:
Have you ever felt scared ? Perhaps you’ve seen something scary on T.V. Maybe you have to go to the doctor’s office for an injection you know is going to hurt.

It’s not nice to feel scared, is it? Your body tenses, your heart races, and your eyes widen like saucers.

Just remember, though...

It’s OK to have feelings; this feeling of being scared will pass (and usually rather quickly).

Have you ever been talking to a friend and they just won’t listen?

Has someone ever kept following you in the playground even when you’ve asked them to stop? You start to glare, your voice becomes gruff, and your face becomes warm. You are feeling angry .

Just remember, though...

It’s OK to have feelings. It’s ok to feel angry. In fact, it’s normal to have this feeling. Your anger will go away.

Tomorrow is another day.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane are a mother and daughter team.

Michaela, who is six, is Aileen's only child, and they spend a lot of time doing lots of fun things together: going on adventures, creating and being imaginative at home. So last year, when they were housebound during COVID, they started talking a lot about feelings, especially ones that Michaela had never felt before. So they decided to write a book together to help other children with their feelings.

Aileen and Michaela spent a long time talking about what feelings to put in the book, and Michaela provided Aileen all the examples that are in the book. As with everything, they wrote this book together, and Michaela had a very clear image of how she wanted the illustrations to look.

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GUEST POST:
- What is your happiest memory you have from when you were a child?

I have a lot of happy memories from when I was a child, so for me it’s very hard to chose just one. Instead I will tell you one of the happiest times from childhood. My dad got transferred to England for a year for work so we went across as a family. My mum, my dad, my younger brother and myself. I made some great friends at school and then on weekends my dad would take the family sightseeing. We saw so much of England, we travelled to Scotland to see family and went for trips to Greece, Switzerland and a few other countries.

At the end of the year I had made some great friends, and seen some amazing sights. It was from this trip that I found my love of travelling and history – especially English and Scottish history.
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GIVEAWAY:
Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

173 comments:

  1. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Advice I would give to a new writer is to never give up, and to always believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter how many people tell you, you’re good enough or your book is great, If you don’t believe it you will never push yourself to get to where you want to go xx

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting Michaela and I on your blog xx

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  4. I would love to give this book to my daughter!

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  5. Sounds good, thank you for sharing.

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  6. Awesome book, saw this on tour on another site a few days ago.

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post! It's Ok to Have Feelings sounds like a great book for children and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular holiday season!

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  9. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  10. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  11. Does your family have a favorite breakfast that they enjoy?

    Nancy
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  12. It looks like a cute book that my grandbaby would love to have read to her!

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  13. Cute book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  14. Where's your favourite place to be?

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  15. What a fantastic book for kids!
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  16. Do you write more or read more?

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  17. Do you and your daughter have a special ethnic cuisine that you especially enjoy?

    Nancy
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  18. Do you and your daughter like to watch movies together?

    Nancy
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  19. Do you and your daughter like to eat oatmeal for breakfast when the weather is cold?

    Nancy
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  20. I enjoy reading all of the excerpts.
    It helps me to find books I would enjoy.

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  21. Do you always take time to stop and eat when you're writing?

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  22. Where did you go on your last vacation?

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  23. Do you two have a favorite kind of cookie that you especially enjoy eating?

    Nancy
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  24. Do you have a favorite city where you have lived or visited?

    Nancy
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  25. Will you be traveling for the holidays?

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  26. Do you have a fruit that you really enjoy eating as a snack?

    Nancy
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  27. Do you still write when you're on vacation?

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  28. Do you have a favorite sweet or savory treat from the bakery that you two enjoy?

    Nancy
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  29. How do you come up with ideas for your books?

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  30. Do you like your Thanksgiving turkey gravy with or without giblets?

    Nancy
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  31. What's your favorite stuffing for the turkey?

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  32. Do you have a favorite dip that you like to eat? I like bean dip with corn chips.

    Nancy
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  33. This sounds like a super cute and helpful book.

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  34. What song perfectly expresses your feelings?

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  35. For Thanksgiving, do you prefer cornbread stuffing or or bread stuffing?

    Nancy
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  36. What's your bright idea for an invention?

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  37. This sounds super good and I love the cover.
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  38. Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

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  39. For Thanksgiving, do your prefer regular or whole berry cranberry sauce?

    Nancy
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  40. What's your plans for Thanksgiving?

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  41. Do you have a favorite kind of pie you enjoy as a dessert? I like lemon meringue pie.

    Nancy
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  42. What is your favourite dish for Thanksgiving?

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  43. Which do you prefer - pecan or pumpkin pie?

    Nancy
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  44. Have you ever backed anything on Kickstarter?

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  45. Do you prefer to have pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert?

    Nancy
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  46. Do you prefer to eat turkey or ham as an entree?

    Nancy
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  47. Anything in particular prompt you to become a writer?

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  48. Are you traveling for the Holidays?

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  49. When you eat small whole pickles, do you prefer sweet or dill pickles?

    Nancy
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  50. What are your plans for the upcoming week?

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  51. Do you prefer apple or cherry pie?

    Nancy
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  52. Do you have a favorite flavor of cake that you especially enjoy? Today I'm having a slice of coconut cake with lunch.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. What's your Throwback Thursday song?

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  54. Will you be writing more or less during this busy month?

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  55. What is your favorite meal using cooked turkey?

    Nancy
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  56. What's your favourite genre of music?

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  57. I would love to have this book for my daughter.

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  58. Do you prefer to drink eggnog or hot chocolate?

    Nancy
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  59. Do you enjoy wrapping presents or is it more of a chore for you?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  60. I enjoyed reading the excerpt.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  61. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  62. Do all your Christmas presents match or do you use different wrapping papers?

    Nancy
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  63. Would you rather have a freshly baked muffin or an iced yeast cinnamon roll as a treat?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  64. Do you have a favorite kind of cookie that you especially enjoy?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  65. How long does it take you to write a book?

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  66. Which do you prefer: a hard boiled egg or a scrambled egg?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  67. How many years have you been an author?

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  68. I love the title of this book.
    Will be so helpful for the kiddos!

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  69. Do you know how to swim? How old were you when you learned how to swim?

    Nancy
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  70. When you were a child, did you have a favorite author?

    Nancy
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  71. Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays or is it more of a chore?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  72. Do you write more in the Winter?

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  73. During the holidays, do you put a wreath on your front door?

    Nancy
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  74. Do you have a favorite peppermint treat that you enjoy around the holidays?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  75. Will you be spending time with loved ones this holiday season?

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  76. On a cold day like today there is nothing I enjoy more than curling up with a good book & a fuzzy blanket!
    The ultimate in self care.

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  77. Will you find time to write this month?

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  78. What is your favorite holiday cookie?

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  79. About how many books do you write in a year?

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  80. How long did it take to edit your book?

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  81. For a holiday meal, would you prefer ham or turkey as an entree?

    Nancy
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  82. This is an interesting book - sure to keep me reading.

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  83. Does your family open one present on Christmas Eve?

    Nancy
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  84. I usually comment on the author or book.
    Today I am going to say Merry Christmas!

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  85. Does your family do anything special to celebrate Boxing Day?

    Nancy
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  86. Do you take time off from writing over the holidays?

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  87. Does your family have a favorite soup that you like to make and eat when the weather is cold?

    Nancy
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  88. Do you enjoy after Christmas clearance shopping for bargains either in person or online?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  89. I really like the cover and think the book sounds great to read.

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  90. Are you a fan of holiday leftovers? I am! I like to bake a big ham and then have leftovers for that week and more ham to put in the freezer.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  91. Do you have any fun or special traditions for celebrating New Year's Eve?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  92. Do you read yourself & if so have a favorite author?

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  93. I hope that you and your family and all the readers here have a happy, healthy and safe 2022!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  94. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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  95. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt - well done!

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  96. On New Year's Day, does your family eat foods that are considered "lucky" in the South?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  97. Do you have any plans for new books for 2022?

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  98. Do you ever make New Year's Resolutions at the start of the new year?

    Nancy
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  99. Do you ever hit road blocks when writing a book?

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  100. How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

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  101. Do you have a favorite soup that your family enjoys? I am cooking a white bean with ham soup today.

    Nancy
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  102. How long does it take you to write a book?

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  103. Sounds like an interesting book I would enjoy

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  104. Do you have a breakfast that you especially enjoy? I like an omelette with lots of vegetables and a buttered biscuit with jam.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  105. What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?

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  106. Do you have a favorite color? My favorite color is cobalt blue.

    Nancy
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  107. Oh my gosh! I love this! I have a 3 year old who this would be perfect for! ...and maybe for his dad too... hahah

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  108. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

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  109. I am so glad to see a book for children dealing with thier feelings. Thank you so much for writing this book!

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  110. Where you live do you get any snow. This year we have had one snowy day so far.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  111. What is your all time favorite book that you have read.

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  112. Do you like to eat oatmeal when the weather is chilly? I like oatmeal with brown sugar and butter!

    Nancy
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  113. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

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  114. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  115. If you had a choice, would you pick grits or oatmeal for breakfast? I alternate between those 2 items.

    Nancy
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  116. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

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  118. How do you like your bacon cooked - regular or extra crispy? I like crispy bacon!

    Nancy

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  119. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

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  120. Do you have characters living in your head?

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  121. Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

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  122. Would your family rather have a home made biscuit or toast with breakfast?

    Nancy
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  123. What advice do you have for writers?

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  124. What part of the book was the most fun to write?

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  125. Looks like a super cute book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  126. Do you remember to get up and stretch when you're writing?

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  127. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

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  128. Do you have lots of ice and snow where you live? We had a big snow today.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  129. Have you ever gone sledding on a snowy day?

    Nancy
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  130. I am adding this book to my to be read soon list!

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  131. What inspires your book plot ideas?

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  132. What's the furthest you've been away from home?

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  133. Have you noticed that the days are getting longer?

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  134. What is the first book that made you cry?

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  135. Cute cover and like the book details

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  136. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  137. Is there snow and ice in your town this week? We have snowy conditions here.

    Nancy
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  138. What’s the best way to market your books?

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  139. Have you built anything up in your head recently?

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  140. I would love to win your book! Thank you for your giveaway!

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  141. What is your favorite childhood book?

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  142. This will be a good book for my little grandchildren.

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  143. I love the book details sounds like a great read

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