Brunch with Carmen for a Great Cause!

If you’re local to Atlanta, come out on August 1 to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta‘s (RRISA) Red, White and New: Recognizing America’s Newest CitizensThe fundraiser is to be held at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery and will benefit RRISA and Refugee Family Services.

One of the events of the evening will be a silent and live auction. Local Atlanta individuals and corporations have donated items to be auctioned off. Carmen has donated brunch with her and six of your friends, so be sure to make it to the event to donate and help two great organizations.



Library Dragon Kid Art!

One of the BEST things about this job is the amazing art that kids send in. While we can’t post every drawing we get, here are a couple of pictures of the Library Dragon sent to us by some of the students at Ison Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, Ga! We will add more art every so often! Keep an eye out for yours!


The Return of the Library Dragon Blog Tour!

Peachtree Publishers has set up a wonderful blog tour, with some of my favorite blogs, to celebrate Carmen’s newest book, The Return of the Library Dragon.


Don’t miss your chance to hear from the illustrator, Michael White, as well as the books editor! There are even a few chances to win a copy of the book. The blog tour schedule is listed below.

Monday, 10/22:
There’s a Book is featuring the first review of the tour!

Tuesday, 10/23:
Maestra Amanda has a review for you and word from illustrator Michael White!

Wednesday, 10/24:
Hear from the editor of Return of the Library Dragon about what it was like to create this book over at Booktalking!

Thursday, 10/25:
A Word’s Worth has an excerpt from the book and a giveaway starting today!

Friday, 10/26:
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers has a review and giveaway starting today too!

Don’t forget to enter the costume contest by 10/31! Details here!


The Bad Girl of the Book World is BACK!

This past week we officially celebrated The Return of the Library Dragon with local teachers and educators. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School was generous enough to host us. Below are a few pictures from the event, including shots of the delicious food and COSTUMES. I love a good costume. If you would like to be included on our list for future book launches and parties, please send me an e-mail at: EGrace.Escritora@gmail.com

Follow the dragon tails to the party!

Illustrator Michael White with Susan Rapoport from Holy Innocents’!

It is not a party without cupcakes!

Miss Lotty and her alter ego, the Library Dragon made an appearance!

Carmen and Michael reading the new book.

As you can see, everything was wonderful and we are so thankful for Holy Innocents’ and Peachtree Publishers for working together to give us such a fun night to celebrate books!