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Meet the Author! Sands Hetherington

I’ve been writing on this blog for several years now, and I’m so grateful for those of you who read it each week! But for any newcomers, I’d love to introduce myself. I’m the author of the Night Buddies children’s books about a young boy named John and his nighttime adventures with the red crocodile, […]

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My First Big Sale!

I’m so excited to bring you guys the news… Night Buddies is ON SALE! Because I don’t want anyone to finish one of my books and have to go through the reader’s agony of waiting for the next, I’m offering this special deal: If you buy any two books in the series, you’ll get the […]

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Book to Help Your Kids Cope With Anxiety

As anxiety levels in younger generations continue to climb, it’s important to help your children find a way to better understand, communicate, and cope with stress and worry—before it gets too out-of-hand. That’s where books have always come into play. Stories can help children understand and communicate feelings that seem too big to be able […]

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My Favorite Quotes for Writing Inspiration

An author’s favorite writers can often say quite a bit about where they draw inspiration for their own novels from. For instance, the Night Buddies books are full of imaginative descriptions and witty dialogue, which is largely inspired by some of my favorite quotes from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For instance, a quote […]

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February Book Round-Up

Valentine’s Day may have been last week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be feeling the love all year long! The children’s books I’ve been reading this month represent love in all of its many forms. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Love, by Matt de la Peña This book explores the […]

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4 Easy Ways To Become a Reader

Now that we’ve almost made it through January, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? One resolution I know many of my friends and family made in 2019 is to trade in their phone time for time spent curled up with a good book. For some, reading brings them back to their childhood […]

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