Live interview now

Hi everyone,

Just received this information about a previously taped interview. I didn’t embarrass myself too much so I hope you’ll tune in. The featured book is A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, but the chat widens to talk about writing for children in general.

“Your interview is now LIVE on the DIY MFA website. You’ll find the show notes page here:

The episode is also available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play.
Stitcher Radio:
Google Play:

Okay, back into the wheel. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!

Upcoming events

Hi everyone,

Before much longer I’ll be back in the wheel. My calendar for the next eight weeks includes a book signing at Sundog Books (March 10), being featured on Steve Grant’s noon show on KY3 television (March 14), Warrensburg Children’s Literature Festival (March 18-20), Larry Freund’s radio talk show (March 22), Texas Library Association annual conference (April 3-5; including participating in a 4-hour poetry workshop and being a featured poet at Poetry Rodeo), giving an evening program at The Library Center (Aril 10), a school visit in Kirksville, MO (April 16), joining MSU’s professor/poet Marcus Cafagna on Randy Stewart’s radio show to celebrate poetry month (April 20), and attending a banquet at Drury’s Breech School of Business to honor inductees into its Hall of Fame (April 27; I was inducted in 2004). I’ll provide more details as the events occur.


Hi everyone,

Tomorrow morning at 10:00 CST I’ll be the guest on Larry Freund’s radio show, “The W-Factor.” The advance announcement reads, “Upcoming guest for January 11, 2018: David L. Harrison, award winning children’s author (and educator) 7 KEYS TO RESEARCH FOR WRITING SUCCESS, co-authored with Mary Jo Fresch. If you are a writer, teacher or educator you will want to tune in to this informative show. THE W-FACTOR.”

Full details:

KWTO Talk Radio, 560 A.M.
Springfield, Missouri
10:00 a.m.
stream at
phone: (417) 862-9977
toll free: 800-375-0056

The program is essentially about the new book and how it applies to getting prepared before starting a project, be it writing or anything else. If you have an interest in tuning in, I hope you will. Please share this information with others who might like to listen in. You can use the streaming link to hear us live. By using the phone number, you can call in with a question or comment. I’ll be given a CD of the interview after the show but it would not be available to anyone else.

Questions from children

Hi everyone,
Here’s a quick one on the fly. Charlesbridge has posted some Q/A between some school kids and me about NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T. Here’s the link if you’re interested. My thanks to Alaina Leary for putting this together.

My thanks to Kathy Temean

Hi everyone,
Here’s a link to an interview and book giveaway posted by Kathy Temean, the creator of my blog and website. It was kind of Kathy and I appreciate her support of my book, NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T. .

When she was copying and pasting, a description of another of my books, A PERFECT HOME FOR A FAMILY, got plopped into the mix, but I like that book too.

If you’d like to have a chance to win a free copy of NOW YOU SEE THEM, Kathy gives you some ways to do it.