May 062017

I’ve got a fun giveaway for you all, just in time for Mother’s Day!

YOU MADE ME A MOTHER is a heartwarming picture book written by my friend Laurenne Sala, with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, whose work you might recognize from the popular FANCY NANCY series.


This book would be a sweet Mother’s Day present for a new mom and makes a great baby shower gift. (But keep in mind that since the book deals with pregnancy, it’s not really a fit for adoptive parents.)

To enter, please answer the following question in the comments:

What’s your favorite children’s picture book of all time and why?
To earn additional contest entries, you can:

1. Sign up for updates from my website by clicking “Get updates” button on the menu bar, or let me know if you signed up previously. This delivers my blog posts to your inbox. I won’t share your email address with anyone else. Please comment to let me know you signed up!

2. Follow me on Twitter @sharonvanepps and tweet about this giveaway: Win a copy of YOU MADE ME A MOTHER by @laurenne published by @HarperCollins Enter at #Giveaway #ChildrensBooks

3. Like my Facebook page at Sharon Van Epps, Writer (or let me know if we’re already connected there)

4. Blog about the giveaway or post on your Facebook page, and link back here. Be sure to post your blog entry before you comment.

Please leave a separate comment for each of the above shares, to be sure I correctly record and credit all your entries!

We’ve got a quick turnaround, so don’t wait! Entries close Tuesday, May 9, at midnight PST. The winner will be announced Wednesday May 10, by 9 am PST, and Laurenne will hustle to get the book shipped to you by Mother’s Day!

Next week I’ll also share the inside scoop on Laurenne’s path to publication, so if you’re an aspiring or working writer, check back on May 10 to hear the inspiring story of how she became a Harper Collins author.




 Posted by at 7:33 pm

  11 Responses to “Win a copy of YOU MADE ME A MOTHER just in time for Mother’s Day!”

  1. This book looks sweet 🙂 I’ve liked your Facebook page.

  2. Favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree – it’s message of the dual pleasure and pain of giving and giving is so simple yet so powerful. It makes me cry every time!

  3. I already followed you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

  4. I liked your Facebook page 🙂

  5. My favorite is Bluberry Girl by Neil Gaiman. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book. It looks really sweet & I’m so interested to hear about Laurenne’s story of how she became a Harper Collins Author!

  6. Harold and the Purple Crayon. My grandmother read it to me when I spent the night at her house. I always identified with Harold bc I loved to write on the walls.

  7. Lately, it’s “I Am a Bunny”, by Ole Risom, illustrated by Richard Scary. My 15 month old never seems to tire of reading it (or having it read to him, rather). Its text is simple, but the illustrations are so detailed and beautiful.

  8. “Each Peach Pear Plum” is my favorite children’s book from my own childhood, but i’m enjoying reading “The Pout Pout Fish” and “Little Blue Truck” to my own little one.

  9. My favorite children’s book was the velveteen rabbit. I liked it because i wanted my stuffed animals to be “real”.

  10. Favorite? So hard! I love the Frances books, anything by Virginia Burton, and Make Way for Ducklings. ❤️

  11. My favorite children’s book was Role of Thunder, Hear Me Cry. I can still remember how I was breathing and eating every word when I read it the first time. There are so many wonderful children’s books! Why do we need to grow up at all? I’m already following you on your social media, lucky me!!

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