Thursday, April 26, 2018

Independent Bookstore Day, #SDBOOKCRAWL, and me at La Playa Books, San Diego SATURDAY!!

Independent Bookstore Day promises to delight book lovers of all ages and interests thanks to the incredible combination of authors, events, and exciting day-of activities planned at over 400 participating independent bookstores across the nation.

The San Diego Bookstore Crawl (#sdbookcrawl) takes it up a notch, with 9 participating Indie Bookstores celebrating together for 3 days! Travel around San Diego to get your passport stamped for great prizes.  The more stamps you collect the more chances to win great raffle prizes, including a $50 gift bag from one of the 9 stores and a chance to win over $200 in gift certificates for those of you who completely fill your passport with stamps.  And anyone who visits 4 stores will get an exclusive San Diego Bookstore Crawl tote bag- while supplies last! 

See the map for participating stores.

Join me Saturday for the #SDBookCrawl at La Playa Books in Point Loma from 2-4pm. . I’ll be reading from my picture books and chapter books and I’ll be signing books, too! 

Facebook RSVP and more info about city-wide Independent Bookstore Day 2018 San Diego events:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Two SUPER HAPPY Signings SATURDAY at the LA Times Festival of Books!

The Super Happy Party Bears and I will be at the 
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on
Saturday, April 21st!

There will be two signings:

2pm at Booth #368

and then at 4pm stop by the 
Once Upon a Time Books Booth #732!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Introducing STUDY HALL WITH MARCIE COLLEEN! An Exclusive Online Month-long Critique Group for Picture Book Writers! Register Today!

Do you have at least FOUR picture book manuscripts you want to revise?

Would you like to dedicate one month to fine-tuning your manuscripts?

Could you benefit from the eyes of a professional?

STUDY HALL is a month-long online critique group for writers of picture books, which provides manuscript critiques, weekly talks, and daily motivation and accountability under the guidance of a professional, multi-published author.

Your One Month of Study Hall Includes:
·       FOUR Professional Critiques – Once a week, upload a picture book manuscript for critique by Marcie and the other members of the group.
·       Weekly video chats – Once a week Marcie will host a Facebook Live Chat in which she will speak to the manuscripts she has critiqued and provide additional guidance. If you cannot participate live, the session will be posted in the group for later viewing.
·       Unlimited Access to Marcie in the Private Facebook Group – Study Hall will take place in a private Facebook group where Marcie will be daily, responding to your posts, answering your questions, etc. She’s there to support you in your writing projects.
·       Weekly Live-Virtual Writing Streaks – Once a week we will schedule a virtual Writing Streak so we can work alongside each other on our writing projects. Writing Streak times will vary each week.
·       Accountability Check-Ins – Twice a day (Monday through Friday)—once in the morning to set our intention and writing goals for the day and once in the evening to check in and help each other stay accountable and motivated to keep going. It is up to the participant to decide how little or how much they do. Every bit counts! The most important thing is daily progress.
·       Small Group Attention – Each month of Study Hall will have no more than SIX participants.

Get ALL of this for the low price of $198 per month!
Email Marcie at to
SOLD OUT for May!
But Registration open for June, July, and August.
(If space is available, writers may join for more than one month at a time.)