May News

Thank you cards
Thank you cards

May has been a busy month with the school year coming to a close, a beautiful Spring and fun things happening around my blog and my books. What more could a mom/blogger/author ask for! Here are a few of the highlights:

Thank you cards

The students at the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills sent me these wonderful thank you cards for my recent visit to their school where I helped them celebrate Maryland Day! I read to students from my new book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, which highlights some of the interesting sights along the Chesapeake Bay. This was my fourth time visiting the School of the Incarnation. The teachers and staff are always warm and welcoming and the students are excited and engaged, always asking a ton of great questions. As an author of children’s books, I couldn’t ask for a better audience, and I’m so grateful to be able to share my stories with them. Special thanks to Betsy Werthmann and Natalie Shallow for making it a great day!

Blog Awards

I was recently honored to be nominated for two blog awards! Thank you JcCee Watkins Barney at Journey to a Healthy Me and Jane at Limeade Gal for nominating me!  I just recently started increasing my blog activity and it has been so enjoyable. I joined a networking group on Facebook called The Creative Bloggers Network. This group has been so supportive and has helped me find my way through the sometimes intimidating world of social media. Thank you bloggers for helping me to find a place for myself in the blogosphere and for giving me the support I need!

Book available at Target

As a small time, regional author, it’s so exciting to see my books available through national and sometimes international venues. I remember when I saw my first book available on the stacks of our local Barnes & Noble, it was a dream come true for me.

Now I’ve discovered that my newest book is available at Target is a family favorite in this household, so this news deserves a whoop whoop!

PBS review

Bay bridge (2)My new book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay was recently reviewed by Angel Limb of PBS’s “With the curious Olly the Oyster who is looking for adventure, children discover that following the current leads to many wonders big and small.” Check out the full review here !


Just in time for summer break, I’m giving away two copies of my new book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay! This is a great summertime book for kids. Olly is a little oyster who tours the Chesapeake Bay like a sightseer with an oyster’s eye view, making new discoveries and new sea animal friends. The contest is posted on Goodreads. I hope you decide to enter and find out more about the wonderful sights we have here along the Bay:) It ends on July 4th, so don’t wait too long!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay by Elaine Ann Allen

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay

by Elaine Ann Allen

Giveaway ends July 04, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

2 thoughts on “May News

  1. You’ve had an exciting spring! I love the new book about Olly. Thank you for autographing some extra copies for me. The kids and I are donating them to their school media center.

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