Thursday, June 2, 2011

World of Ink Author Spotlight - VS Grenier

VS Grenier is an award-winning children’s author, founder & owner of Stories for Children Publishing, LLC., award-winning editor-in-chief of Stories for Children Magazine and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int.; in addition, to running her own editorial and critique services.  

In 2007 & 2008, VS Grenier was voted one of the Top Ten Editors in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll, won 2nd place for her article on, “Yes, Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus” in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2007, and won 7th place for her article, “Dinosaur Tracks in My Backyard” in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2008.  

VS Grenier learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of the League of Utah Writers (HWG), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Musing Our Children. 

VS Grenier offers a variety of topics related to writing children's books, her inspiration for Babysitting SugarPaw, and her unique understanding about both sides of the editorial desk.

In addition to being a writer, Grenier is a radio host on Blog Talk Radio's World of Ink Network shows: Stories for Children, SFC Magazine News, and The Writing Mama; and is the Founder and Own of Stories for Children publishing. She can expertly discuss the importance of developing positive influences for kids and families, being a mom of three young children of her own, and can offer insight on starting a business while caring for a family. Grenier is also an advocate for First Books.

VS Grenier has moved and traveled extensively and can comment on her own adventures in the World of Ink, which have inspired all her stort stories, articles and books. 

When she isn't busy talking with authors and illustrators on her radio shows, working for Stories for Children or Halo Publishing and spending time with her children, VS Grenier is busy writing new adventures in the World of Ink.  Visit her website to find out more

Babysitting SugarPaw (now available as an eBook)
Written by: VS Grenier
Illustrated by: Kevin Collier
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
ISBN Number: softcover – 978-193526806-2
Genre of Book: picture book and now available as an eBook in 2011
Publication Dates: softcover July 2009; eBook June 2011

Book Blurb:

A little bear named SugarPaw hopes to get rid of his babysitter, Bonnie Whiskes, by getting her into trouble after making changes to his rules chart. As the story unfolds SugarPaw learns about honesty and friendship. Babysitting SugarPaw, with its child-centered plot on getting to know others, is the perfect book for little ones scared of being left alone with a babysitter for the first time. This book will delight three-to-eight-year-old readers, especially those who like to create mischief.

Places where book is avaible for sale:
Author website: (autographed copy $10.95)

~Follow VS Grenier's World of Ink Tour Schedule~
June 1st
VBT-Writers On The Move – Spotlight and mini article on marketing

June 2nd
The Maggie Project – Guest Post: Back story on Babysitting SugarPaw

The Writing Mama – Author Spotlight

June 3rd
The Brand Buzz Network – Author/Book Spotlight

June 6th
World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children with hosts: VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Christopherson and Irene Roth.

Live Radio Interview at 11am MST (10am PST, Noon Central and 1pm EST)
or call in to listen or ask questions (714) 242-5259.
You can also listen on demand after the show airs!

June 7th
Mymcbooks Blog – Book Review

June 8th
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products - Interview

June 9th
Writing to the Hearts of Children- Book Review

June 10th
Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Review

June 13th
The Crypto-Capers Review – Book Review

June 14th
Book Marketing Network – Guest Post: Book Trailers and Their Use
Coloring Outside the Lines - Interview

June 16th
Families Matter Blog - Interview

June 17th
One Zillion Books – Book Review

June 20th
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products – Book Review

June 21st
The Writing Mama – Guest Post: Building Your Author Platform

Putting Words Down on Paper – Author Spotlight
Wee Share Blog – Book Review
June 23rd
The Writing Mama – Interview

June 24th
Families Matter Blog - Book Review/Spotlight

Putting Words Down on Paper - Interview

June 26th
Utah Children's Writer Blog – Guest Post: Why Do Virtual Tours

June 27th - Interview

June 28th
Stories for Children Magazine FG Interview

June 29th  
Children’s and Teen Book Connection – Guest Post


  1. Hi,

    Just wanted to let you know I've awarded you the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Congratulations. Stop by my blog to pick up your award.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. I'm so excited Beverly. I'll stop over to pick it up.