Here is my interview with Debbie Manber Kupfer

Hey folks, I was interviewed. Check it out.


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Debbie Manber Kupfer – old enough to know better!

Fiona: Where are you from?

I grew up in London but today live in St. Louis, MO right in the middle of the US.

Fiona: A little about yourself (ie, your education, family life, etc.).

Well as I said, I live in St. Louis, MO with my husband, 2 kids and an extremely opinionated feline, Miri Billie Joe. I divide my time between writing, editing and creating puzzles for Penny Press magazines and my website, Paws 4 Puzzles.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

I have a new picture book coming out on Earth Day (April 22) called Adana the Earth Dragon. It’s the story of a little dragon that…

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Honoring Women

Check out this post by fellow YAAR author Barbara Renner. One of Barbara’s books will be featured here in April.

Phoenix Publishing and Book Promotion

Honoring Women

by Barbara Renner

Tucson - Rita, Joanne, and Barbara Rita Goldner, Joanne Grady, and Barbara Renner at a Tucson book event

In 1980, President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. To this day, departments of education across the country have encouraged school and curriculum celebrations to recognize, honor, and celebrate the achievements of American women. Celebrating the achievements of women from the past is a commendable practice, but I would like to honor a few contemporary women I know who demonstrate their strength and individuality, just as much as an Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Susan B. Anthony.

The idea for writing on this topic was sparked by a fellow author I met in a Facebook group. Debbie Manber Kupferwill be launching her new picture book, Adana the Earth Dragon, on Earth…

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Blogging from A to Z – Theme Reveal


Hi everyone, my name is Adana the Earth Dragon and I will be hosting a very special Blogging from A to Z right here on this blog this April.


I’ve got together with some of my friends from picture book land and each day in April we’ll visit with some of my favorites from A to Z. Plus come by on Earth Day for the release of my book, Adana the Earth Dragon, now available on presale.

Join the FB event to follow along with Picture Books from A to Z.

Preorder your copy of Adana the Earth Dragon today.

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Like an Equal is open for submissions

New anthology open for submissions. Money goes towards Suicide Prevention.

Steamdragon's Lair

Like an Equal: An anthology of speculative fiction would like to invite authors to submit stories for publication.

All submissions need to be in the speculative fiction genre and reflect the theme- like an equal. This includes fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, PNR, UF, spec-fic RH, steampunk, dystopian, etc. If you’re unsure, please feel free to ask.

The theme: We’re looking for stories about diversity, with an emphasis on minorities or disadvantaged groups. We’d like superhero seniors, wheelchair warriors, LGTB legends, women kicking butt, people of colour as protagonists, etc.

Submissions need to be between 3,000 and 10,000 words in length.

Stories must not have been published before.

We would love submissions to be aimed at a largely adult audience, but if your story has broad appeal, that’s great too.
We’re not looking for stories with erotica, but mild sex scenes are fine. We would also prefer stories not be overly…

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P.A.W.S. (The P.A.W.S. Saga Book #1) by Debbie Manber Kupfer

A wonderful new review of P.A.W.S. from Daryl Ball.


This is the first book in a fascinating series featuring animagi, shapeshifters, and werewolves. It surpassed any expectations I had for the story I was expecting. There is a lot this book has to establish as the first in a series and does so in a really interesting fashion. As the story progresses and the opportunity arises, there are chapters giving a snapshot of the background to a character. These quick glimpses broaden the background and history of the world we are reading about and also have significance to the part of he story we are in at the time.

By the end of the book the main characters have far more complexity than I expected when it began as more and more was revealed. If there was one minor complaint I had with the book though it was how little substance there was to minor characters. Some of them…

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Wednesdays with Yuri

Over on my puzzle blog another awesome picture puzzle from Yuri Shamne.

Paws 4 Puzzles

Good day everyone, it’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another picture puzzle from Yuri Shamne.

In today’s picture puzzle can you help Tony Toadstool find the ten folk who have hidden in the tree?

Find 10 people who hid in the tree

How many did you find? Post your number in the comments. And come back next Wednesday for another picture puzzle from Yuri.


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