Rhode Island Authors Showcase – Featuring Brielle Lilygarten!

The Rhode Island Authors Showcase is back! Each day in November, I’ll be featuring a different RI author. Each post features a giveaway – a book, an anthology, or something else! All you have to do to be eligible for the daily drawing is leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner one week after the blog post (to give you time to catch up).

By commenting on each post, you’re also entered to win our bigger prizes: GRAND PRIZE is a $250 Amazon gift card, BONUS PRIZE is a $100 Amazon gift card, and the CHEER UP YOU WON SOMETHING PRIZE is a $50 Amazon gift card. The big prizes will be chosen, again using a random number generator, on December 7.

Brielle Lilygarten

It’s always a treat to welcome children’s book authors to the blog, and today I’m featuring Brielle Lilygarten! Let’s find out more:

Where is your hometown? Providence

What is the genre you write? Children’s books (fiction)

What is the title of your books: Fishy, Fishy (2021)

Who are your favorite authors? Elin Hilderbrand, Emily Giffin, Jennifer Weiner

What were your favorite books growing up? The BabySitters Club series, Sweet Valley series, Goosebumps series

What do you like best about writing? I like being able to get lost in a different world and create characters that readers will fall in love with

What do find most challenging about writing? Sometimes just simply getting started! Once I start writing, the ideas usually just flow, but sometimes it is difficult to think about what to write about and in which direction I want to take it.

Where do you draw your inspiration? I draw my inspiration from my family and past life experiences. 

You’ve just been given the chance to collaborate on a book with Elin Hilderbrand. What’s the title going to be? Since her books always take place on Nantucket the title would be Nantucket Nostalgia.

Learn more at Brielle’s website: http://www.BriLilyBooks.com and you can ask a question by emailing info@brililybooks.com

On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/brililybooks/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brililybooks

Fishy, fishy has so much to do! Will little fishy be able to get it all done? Follow along with little fishy as it finds some food, plays with friends, and sings along to a happy tune.

You can WIN a copy of Fishy, Fishy simply by sharing your favorite children’s book.

16 thoughts on “Rhode Island Authors Showcase – Featuring Brielle Lilygarten!

  1. One of my favorites is a picture book by author Kobi Yamada titled “Finding Muchness” for ages 9-99. It’s a beautifully written and illustrated picture book for all ages. If you haven’t read it, you should. I keep a copy (close by) in my home office.

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  2. “The Little Engine That Could” is my favorite children’s book. I can still hear my Mother singing that little song, “I think I can, I think I can”. That mantra helped me overcome many difficult situations for many growing up years. I love how children’s books really stay with you. Yours sounds quite delightful!

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      1. I thought the whole idea of procrastinating dishwashing was insightful, until he got to the soap dish. Basically, he went a dish too far.

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  3. Hi , I loved reading this interview. How wonderful that you write childrens books! I used to volunteer being a Reading Mentor for 2nd and 3rd graders and I loved it, it is so very rewarding. Fishy Fishy sound like a great book for kiddos and I love the cover of it. My favorite book when I was little was The Little Engine That Could. Have a great day and a great rest of the week. God Bless you and your family.

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  4. Currently, the favorite children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My grandson reads it almost daily, and he likes to read it to us. My favorites were the Beatrix Potter’s books with The Tale of Peter Rabbit being the most favorite.

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