Chipper Sends Sunshine Virtual Book Tour, Author Interview and Giveaway

Thursday, May 18, 2023


Chipper Sends Sunshine

Written by Kimber Fox Morgan

Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages

Publisher: Creative, Simple Wonder Press | ISBN-13: 9781737038672

Publisher’s Synopsis: Chipper the Fox and his Arctic friends travel to summer camp for fun in the sun! After an amazing summer, how will they stay in touch with their new friends and keep their summer adventure going?

Available for purchase on Amazon, Bookshop, and Barnes and Noble.


Kimber Morgan is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kimber is a fun wife and imperfect mom of 3 crazy kiddos and two little lemon (problematic) dogs. She tries to live her strengths the best she can. Morgan is a homemade Halloween costume type of mom who lets her kids mix the Play-Doh. She bakes fun birthday cakes (cutely, but far from perfection) and loves a homemade Valentine and a school project.

Writing children’s books is an extension of her creative strength. She strives to create picture books that are beautiful, engaging, humorous, and with themes of acceptance and kindness. She hopes you love reading her works. Kimber is available for author visits and wants to connect with you.

Visit her on Instagram @kimbermorgan_writes and her website,


Life Is What It's Called - What inspired you to write Chipper Sends Sunshine?

Kimber Morgan - Chipper the Fox is a friendly fox who loves his friends and doing things for others. After my first book, Chipper Makes Merry, I wanted to continue his adventures and introduce more friends. My daughter loves her summer camp, and she inspired me to have a camp theme!

Life Is What It's Called - What are the themes in this book?

Kimber Morgan - Friendship and working to stay in touch with friends when you are apart. This book shows you a good way to stay in touch with friends when you can’t be together.

Life Is What It's Called - What will kids enjoy about Chipper Sends Sunshine?

Kimber Morgan The characters are cute and loveable and come to life on the page with the illustrations. There is a cute craft that goes along with the book where children can learn how to mail a hug to a friend! How is this book different from others on the market?

Chipper Sends Sunshine shares the excitement of going to summer camp, but also teaches children how to keep in touch with the friends they make that are from other places.

Life Is What It's Called - How do you see this book being used in a classroom setting?

Kimber Morgan - This is a great read aloud and this book can be a catalyst for a mailed correspondence lesson as well as a cute craft.

Life Is What It's Called - How is Chipper Sends Sunshine similar/different from your other books?

Kimber Morgan - Chipper Sends Sunshine brings back the characters from Chipper Makes Merry and continues to explore friendships, merry making and spreading kindness to others.

Life Is What It's Called - What are you working on next? Will there be more books about Chipper with other seasons?

Kimber Morgan - Chipper the Fox will be back for a third book this fall where he competes in an arctic race. The book continues his quest for helping others while teaching children about friendly competition.

Life Is What It's Called - What do you want your readers to know about you as an author?

Kimber Morgan - I am a fun wife and imperfect mom of three teenagers. I like to live my strengths that best I can and writing children’s book is an extension of my creative strengths. I love the book building process and love sharing it with others!


One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A paperback copy of Chipper Sends Sunshine
  • An Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet

Chipper Sends Sunshine Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kimber Fox Morgan. The interview questions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. This post contains affiliate links.

Vivienne in Paris Virtual Book Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway

Friday, May 5, 2023


Vivienne in Paris

Written by Maria Castellucci Moore

Illustrated by Emanuela Mannello

Ages 4+ | 38 Pages

Publisher: Mascot Kids | ISBN-13: 9781637551431

Publisher’s Book Summary: Vivienne in Paris follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris to find what makes her tick. Join Vivienne as she discovers the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the city that make her feel alive. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her senses than Paris?

This book tells a story of mindfulness and insight into how the surrounding world can really move you. It unites curiosity, wonder, and marvel to enlighten, surprise, and tickle your deepest spirit. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring you the greatest joy.

Available for purchase on Amazon,, and Barnes and Noble.


Owner Entrepreneur, first-generation American, writer, and mother to four children. Maria Castellucci Moore strives to bring passion and enthusiasm to all her endeavors. A lover of all things European, María has found great passion through her travels to Paris, Italy, Spain, and South America. Her affection for winemaking, foreign languages, the arts, ballroom dancing, and traveling has given María a unique and grateful perspective on life. Her love for her family and helping others through charitable giving has enabled María to thoughtfully curate purposeful life adventures.

María Castellucci Moore earned her bachelor of arts degree in finance from Dominican University on a tennis scholarship, and later pursued studying at New York University and the London School of Economics with a focus on global affairs. In 2016, with her siblings, Maria founded Castellucci Napa Family, a luxury wine and real estate brand. María runs her wine label and a family real estate development company in the greater Bay Area. She is a board member of the San Francisco Opera Guild and is enthusiastic about building opportunity and community through the arts.

María resides in Saint Helena, California, with her husband and four young children. She enjoys writing; traveling; attending the opera, ballet, and symphony; flower arranging; winemaking; ballroom dancing; and playing tennis and the piano.

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Life Is What It's Called - What inspired Vivienne in Paris?

Maria Castellucci Moore - Vivienne in Paris was inspired by my own self discovery journey later into adulthood and how the discovery of happiness was an authentic and unique experience, unlike what is portrayed in the media these days.

Life Is What It's Called - Why did you choose the setting in Paris?

Maria Castellucci Moore - Paris was the chosen city because that is where I found such awe and wonder over a trip to Paris where I got engaged! While my experience in Paris was unparalleled for that reason, I too found the city to be a delight in my ability to utilize my 5 senses to explore and create wonder.

Life Is What It's Called - How did your travel inspire this book?

Maria Castellucci Moore - The sights, sounds, smells of Paris made it the perfect venue for my book.

Life Is What It's Called - What will readers learn from this book?

Maria Castellucci Moore - I hope readers will take away that finding your unique joy is a personal experience and if you pause and become greater aware of the immediate world around you, you can experience life in a new light.

Life Is What It's Called - Why is it important for people to have mindfulness of the world around them?

Maria Castellucci Moore - Mindfulness enables a person to delve deeper and create a deeper relationship with themselves and the surrounding world, which then translates into their unique joy.

Life Is What It's Called - Why is it important for readers to understand that the smallest things can give them joy?

Maria Castellucci Moore - I feel it is an important lesson for readers to take away from this book that we don’t have to wait to be given the big material gifts or the grand vacation, its your immediate surroundings that if you have a new perspective can bring you new and authentic joy.

Life Is What It's Called - Are you similar to the main character in the book?

Maria Castellucci Moore - Yes, Vivienne emulates me in that my favorite things in the world are flowers and travel and engaging with my family in meaningful conversations. I would say Vivienne and I are very similar!

Life Is What It's Called - Will you write more books about different places around the world?

Maria Castellucci Moore - I plan on writing a story for each one of my four children set in a different city around the world.

Life Is What It's Called - What should readers know about you as an author?

Maria Castellucci Moore - My readers should know that I love to travel, I am a mother of 4 children who inspire me everyday to look at the world with fresh eyes.


Enter the giveaway for the chance to win a signed hardcover copy of Vivienne in Paris and a Kindle!

One (1) winner receives:

  • A hardcover copy of Vivienne in Paris signed by Maria Castellucci Moore
  • A Kindle (2022 release)

Vivienne in Paris Book Giveaway 

This post is sponsored by Maria Castellucci Moore. The interview questions expressed in this post are based on my own curiosity to learn more about the book.

A Heart Worth Stealing Book Review and Author Interview

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Little Sowerby, England, 1802

Miss Genevieve Wilde―a magistrate’s daughter and independent heiress―is determined to meet life’s challenges all on her own, just as her late father had taught her. So when her father’s pocket watch is stolen, she will do anything to get it back, especially when the local authorities prove incompetent.

Upon reading an advertisement in the paper, she takes a chance and contacts a thief-taker to find the watch. It’s a choice Ginny regrets when former Bow Street officer Jack Travers arrives on her doorstep. He is frustratingly flirtatious, irritatingly handsome, and entirely unpredictable, and Ginny wonders if she’ll be able to resist such a man.

But after Ginny discovers that the missing watch is just a small part of a larger, more frightening plot against her, she needs Jack’s help more than ever. To protect her home and her reputation, the two enter into a risky charade―pretending Jack is her cousin so he can begin his investigation, starting with the household staff. As they work together to unravel the mystery, Ginny finds herself falling fast for her charismatic thief-taker, leaving her heart in just as much danger as her life.


Joanna Barker firmly believes that romance makes everything better, which is why she has fallen in love with writing Regency romances. When she’s not typing away on her next book, you’ll find her listening to podcasts, eating her secret stash of chocolate, or adding things to her Amazon cart. Joanna is a three-time Whitney Awards finalist, and her books have received praise from Publisher’s Weekly, the Historical Novel Society, Readers’ Favorite, and more. She thinks being an author is the second-best job in the world—right after being a mom. She is just a little crazy about her husband and three wild-but-loveable kids.


Life Is What It's Called - What will readers like most about this book?

Joanna Barker - I think readers will enjoy watching Ginny learn and grow and fall in love, all while trying to solve a mystery! This book also takes an interesting dive into the English justice system, which is much more interesting than it sounds!

Life Is What It's Called - Will there be any spin-offs from this book?

Joanna Barker - I am hoping to write a series with this being the first book! I'm crossing my fingers that my publisher will want to see more of these books.

Life Is What It's Called - How is this book similar and different from your other books?

Joanna Barker - A Heart Worth Stealing is similar in that readers will find the same swoony, toe-curling clean romance as in my other books! But I've tried my hand at adding some mystery and suspense to the plot line, which really adds a lot of excitement to the story!

Life Is What It's Called - What was your favorite scene to write for this book?

Joanna Barker - My favorite scene to write was the meet cute! Jack is one of my favorite heroes I've written and I loved introducing him in such a fun way. 

Life Is What It's Called - What do you want readers to know about you?

Joanna Barker - I would love readers to know that I'm just a soft romantic through and through! Romance triumphs over all in my books, and I hope they get swept away.

Life Is What It's Called - What writing projects are you working on now?

Joanna Barker - I'm working on a sequel to A Heart Worth Stealing, which I can't say much about yet, but I hope to soon!

I enjoyed the mystery, action, drama, mystery, and romance in this story. I felt like it had a little bit of everything and it may be my favorite by Joanna Barker. The story moves quickly from one action to another while also building the characters' relationship to each other and the minor characters. There are also several unexpected twists and turns. The main characters are extremely likable with well-rounded personalities that make them lovable and memorable. With so much going on in the story, Barker does a good job at maintaining a balance and momentum throughout the story. It's an entertaining story and a page-turner. Romance readers will find this a must to add to their TBR pile. To learn more, click here.

Disclaimer: This post is done in cooperation with the publisher. I received a free copy of the book to review, however, I shared my honest opinion and my own views. This post contains affiliate links that help support this blog.

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