Author Archives: kathymacmillan

ASL Poetry and a NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Giveaway at LauraShovan.com

I’m so excited to share a guest post at Laura Shovan’s Poetry Friday blog post! Laura is a poet and the author of Takedown and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, and she matches books with great poems when she posts … Continue reading

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Giveaway Time!

My co-author for the Storytime Magic series, Christine Kirker, and I each have new solo books out, so we’ve teamed up for a giveaway! Read about both books below, and enter a giveaway for a prize pack featuring signed copies … Continue reading

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Singing and Signing Fun in Libraries This Summer

I’m looking forward to sharing stories, songs, and signs with kids and families this summer at Maryland libraries! Join me for these FREE programs, where you can also purchase a signed copy of Nita’s First Signs! I’ll also be offering book … Continue reading

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Take the #ReadLocalSummerChallenge!

I’ve had a blast being a part of the Read Local Challenge, which features traditionally published authors and illustrators living in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Now we’ve got a great way to extend the fun: the Read Local … Continue reading

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Read This!: THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST by Samantha M. Clark

The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast by Samantha M. Clark Summary: A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Launch Event This Sunday at The Ivy Bookshop!

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10 AM The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21209 To preorder your copies (or order signed copies if you can’t attend the event), call (410) 377-2966 I’m looking forward to celebrating the launch of Nita’s … Continue reading

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Read This!: THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Summary: Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS releases today!

Available now from Familius Press! Text by Kathy MacMillan Illustrations by Sara Brezzi ASL/Deaf Culture Advisor: Dr. Barbara Kannapell American Sign Language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! Nita’s First Signs teaches ten … Continue reading

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Read This!: INKMISTRESS by Audrey Coulthurst

Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst Summary: Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Press Release

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Let’s Talk Family. Contact: Kate Farrell, Publicist, Familius LLC kfarrell@familius.com Review copy available upon request High-res cover photo available How Do I Sign? Nita, Show Us More! From using her manners to communicating instead of crying, Nita shows … Continue reading

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