1st stop on the blog tour for AFTER DARK

Hi everyone,

Today kicks off my blog tour to introduce people to AFTER DARK, POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, which makes it debut on Tuesday, February 25. My thanks to Kathy Temean for leading off at:

2/11/20 Tuesday
Kathy Temean at Writing & Illustrating
or http://www.writingandillustrating.com

You are invited to follow along as the tour moves forward. Several hosts are offering ways to win a free copy of AFTER DARK. Please feel free to share, tweet, email, text, Facebook, hashtag, etc. etc. if you would like to. Comments on Amazon and B&N noble sites also are a huge help to others who are deciding if they want to see the book too.

My thanks to all!

A way to win some of my books

Hi everyone,
Picture by Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader
My thanks to webmaster Kathy Temean for featuring me on her blog to help celebrate my 50th anniversary as a children’s author. Here’s the link. https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/special-opportunity-celebrate-the-50th-anniversary-of-david-l-harrsions-childrens-writing-career/#comments
Kathy explains how you can sign up to win some of my books so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check it out. Kathy also has me writing a note about my school visits that will be posted before long. So stay tuned to Kathy!

Get in the frog pool

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder today. If you would like to put your name in the drawing for a free copy of AND THE BULLFROGS SING, A LIFE CYCLE BEGINS, there’s still time to go to Kathy Temean’s blog and leave a comment. The list is growing but your chances are still good. And naturally I appreciate the help in promoting the book. Thanks.


Hi everyone,

Here’s a second post today. I didn’t realize that Kathy Temean’s feature of AND THE BULLFROGS SING went up today on her site at https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2019/04/30/book-giveaway-and-the-bullfrogs-sing-by-david-harrison/?fbclid=IwAR1TSwEbzzHJ0qEdY5EQLFdCG4n9WgTcr3CvVICI2tYXIzfYiw3bQphAnTQ

It’ a lovely interview/article about the journey my new frog book took from concept to reality and introduces anyone who might know her to Kate Cosgrove, the gifted artist on the book. It also takes you to a new interview elsewhere with Kate so you can learn more about her.

AND, if you follow Kathy’s suggestions, you might be the one who wins a free signed copy of AND THE BULLFROGS SING.

Please take a minute to visit Kathy’s site and leave a comment if you’d like to have your name in the hat for the drawing.

Graduation Day

Hi everyone,

In 2010 I gave the author luncheon address at the New Jersey SCBWI conference held in Princeton, NJ. Prior to the conference I heard from Michele Heinrichs, whose 10-year-old daughter was a fan of mine. They lived two hours away by car but Rachel wanted to meet me in person and Michele was willing to drive that far if I had time.

When they arrived at the conference, I got to meet Rachel and exchange proper hugs. The conference chair, Kathy Temean, made arrangements for Rachel to sit in the back of the room with her mom during the luncheon. In years that followed, Michele brought Rachel and her younger sister Sarah to Honesdale when I was giving poetry workshops. As you can imagine, we have continued to stay in touch even as Rachel grew and became more involved in school and social activities.

Well, yesterday Rachel graduated from high school. I think you will agree she has grown and blossomed into a beautiful young woman. The first time I “met” her was when as a 4th grader she used to post poems on my blog. And now just look at what writing poetry will do for you!

Congratulations, Rachel. I am very proud of you!

With love, David