July 6, 2011

Three Times A Charm with VS Grenier

Three Times a Charm is a weekly feature that spotlights authors, illustrators, bloggers, agents, editors or promoters from the children’s publishing industry.

This week I’m thrilled to welcome VS Grenier. Virginia does so much for the world of children’s literature; I feel it is such a small, small thing to have her here on Strands of Thought. Here’s more on Virginia:

VS Grenier is an award-winning children's author, founder & owner of Stories for Children Publishing, LLC., award-winning editor-in-chief of Stories for Children Magazine and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int., and also, the host of blog talk radio’s World of Ink Network shows Stories for Children, SFC Magazine News and The Writing Mama at http://blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork each week.

When she isn't busy talking with authors and illustrators on her radio shows, working for Stories for Children or Halo Publishing and spending time with her children, VS Grenier is busy writing new adventures in the World of Ink. She has a picture book, Babysitting SugarPaw (http://vsgrenier.com/BabysittingSugarPaw.aspx) that is now being released as an eBook.

Virginia, please tell us more about your book.

My picture book, Babysitting SugarPaw is about the crazy adventure of first-time babysitter Bonnie Whiskers and the mischievous SugarPaw. SugarPaw hopes to get rid of his babysitter, Bonnie Whiskers, by getting her into trouble after making changes to his rules chart. As the story unfolds, SugarPaw learns about honesty and friendship. Babysitting SugarPaw, with its child-centered plot on getting to know others, is the perfect book for little ones scared of being left alone with a babysitter for the first time. This book will delight three-to-eight-year-old readers, especially those who like to create mischief. Learn more at http://vsgrenier.com

I’m sure our readers are also curious about SFC. Can you tell us more about that?

Stories for Children Publishing is where you can come take an adventure in the World of Ink with me and the rest of the SFC Team family. Stories for Children (SFC) Publishing, LLC, is more than just a magazine, blog, and newsletter. It’s a family and a community committed to excellence with the products and services provided, and in the relationships with our readers, contributors, freelancers, featured guests, and sponsors. SFC Publishing strives to be fair, honest, committed, and gives warm fuzzies and support to those we work with. With an award-winning Ezine, family oriented blog, and free monthly newsletter for writers, SFC Publishing, LLC, hopes to share the love, enjoyment, excitement of reading, and help those who love to write learn how to write quality stories and articles—so our readers will never want for good material, in any form, and to bring families information to help them in their daily lives from tips to interviews with those who work with and around children. We also have a mission to share resources that introduce our readers to products and services that will help strengthen, support, and challenge children academically, bring the family unit closer together, and also help those who write for children hone their skills. Learn more about SFC Publishing and our many divisions and services at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com

Now, for the Threes. Share with us your top 3’s to help us know you a little better.

  • Top 3 pieces of advice for people just starting in your business.
Do your research. This is very important no matter if you’re publishing a book (traditional or self-published), submitting to a magazine or starting your own company.


  • Top 3 snacks to munch on while working.
I like this question. I tend to snack on popcorn, granola bars, and cheese and crackers. Of course, that’s when I remember to eat. I don’t know about other writers, but when my muse starts talking or if I’m on the phone a lot…I forget to eat.

(I do this too! The day is just suddenly over and I never got up to eat!)


  • Top 3 leisure activities.
1.      Going for long walks with my daughters and our dog, Taz. I love looking at our red mountains that surround our neighborhood.
2.      Swimming. There is nothing like taking a nice swim and just relaxing on the water as you float around the pool.
3.      Sitting around a fire pit sharing stories or singing songs. My kids hate when I sing, so they say, but when they get older…they’ll remember mommy telling crazy stories and singing to them. At least I hope so. Oh and the smores are always good to have, too.


Please include contact information; websites, blogs, social media here:

My websites are:
My Author site http://vsgrenier.com

Stories for Children Publishing - http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com
You can find the other SFC sites here as well: Stories for Children Magazine, SFC Families Matter Blog and SFC Newsletter for Writers.

BTR’s World of Ink Network – http://blogtalkradio.com/WorldOfInkNetwork

The Writing Mama blog – http://thewritingmama.blogspot.com/

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These are really fantastic resources for writers, be sure to check them out and support Virginia by buying her book and the magazine. She does so very much for us!

Thank you so much for joining us on this week’s Three Times A Charm!  It has been a pleasure having you visit!

THANKS!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today Kai. Please ask any questions you would like. I'll be happy to answer them.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the enjoyable interview, Kai and best wishes with your book, Virginia!

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  3. It is my pleasure to host you, Virginia.

    So glad you stopped in to read, Connie!

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  4. Thank you for sharing, Virginia, and hosting, Kai. I enjoy hearing about writers, their habits, their work, and their 'other stuff.'

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  5. Great interview, Kai.

    You are a busy lady, Virginia. Congrats on all your accomplishments. I enjoye learning more about you.

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  6. Virginia is an amazing person. She does such great work with Stories for Children and she really helps other authors promote their work. It's so great to see her here and to learn more about her picture book.

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  7. So glad you could stop to read, Barbara.

    Thanks, Beverly.

    Well said, Kelly! Thanks for the comment.

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