Talking with author Jennifer Wagh about the writing craft, the importance of a good writers’ group, and the publication of her first picture book, Eggasaurus! Jenny’s celebrating with Veuve Clicquot Champagne while I’m polishing of a four-pack of Tooth & Claw lager by Chicago’s own Off Color Brewing. Also, stay tuned in to learn how to enter to win a signed copy of Jenny’s new book! Cheers!
Introducing debut author, Jennifer Wagh!
Jenny lives in Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, with her husband, three kids, and Bibi the leopard gecko.
Jenny is a former preschool math and science teacher and loves to read picture books aloud to any audience. When she’s not being a mom and learning to play the ukulele, Jenny is busy writing more dino-rific tales!
Check out Jenny’s website then find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
Hallie Bateman is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer & illustrator. Hallie has written a pair of non-fiction books, had her illustrations published in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Eggasaurus is her first work in picture books.
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Author: Jennifer Wagh
Illustrator: Hallie Bateman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
In this funny and winsome epistolary picture book, a young boy who orders a dinosaur egg ends up with more than he—or his dad—bargained for! (Publisher description)
Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne (N/V)
For more info on the Widow Clicquot, the history of her Champagne empire, and how to safely open a bottle of bubbly, give a listen to the very first episode of this podcast.
Tooth & Claw Lager by Off Color Brewing—Chicago, IL
This Czech-style lager is a subtype of pilsners that is lighter and less bitter than German-style pilsners. Weighing in at 5.0% ABV, Tooth & Claw is made with European hops offering a delicate maltiness and a semi-dry finish. It’s also happens to be the house beer brewed for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. How cool is that?
Win a Free, Autographed Copy of Eggasaurus!
No purchase necessary!
Listen to the show, follow the instructions on how to toss your name in the virtual hat, and that’s it! Winner will be selected at random on Thursday, May 26th, 2022. See the guidelines and conditions section at bottom of this webpage for further details. Good Luck!
Links & Other Source Material
Gertie the Dinosaur
Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) is an animated short film by American cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay. It is the earliest animated film to feature a dinosaur. McCay first used the film before live audiences as an interactive part of his vaudeville act; the frisky, childlike Gertie did tricks at the command of her master. McCay’s employer William Randolph Hearst curtailed McCay’s vaudeville activities, so McCay added a live-action introductory sequence to the film for its theatrical release renamed Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist, and Gertie. McCay abandoned a sequel, Gertie on Tour (c. 1921), after producing about a minute of footage. (Wikipedia)
The Laurie Berkner Band — We Are The Dinosaurs
Watch the Official Video
Order your copy of the book from Laurie’s website
While you’re there, pick up some Laurie Berkner Ban music, toys, or clothes for your favorite kids
Jonseing more dino tunes?
Here’s one by Johnny Cash and an electric cover of “We Are The Dinosaurs” by Spencer Debenham
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