A huge thanks to WeAreTeachers for including #SleepyToes in their roundup: 15 Best Picture Books for Kindergarten! Thank you so much — what an honor to be included with such classics like #GoodNightMoon and #WhereTheWildThingsAre! Read what they had to say! “This story which takes children through a body awareness meditation may seem like an ideal bedtime book, and it is, but […]
Calling all Pacific North-westerners!!!! Join Kelli McNeil for a special reading and pajama-themed party at Auntie’s Bookstore on August 3rd at 6:30PM! 402 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 See you there!!!
Such a HUGE thank you to Lindy Michaels and Barnes & Noble for hosting today’s story time and special reading of Sleepy Toes–we sold out of books!!!!!!! This was a fantastic turnout and I cannot thank all of you that came enough! We’ll see you at the next book reading in Spokane at Aunties Bookstore on August 3rd!!!! […]
Please join us for a reading of Sleepy Toes by author Kelli McNeil from Scholastic Inc. at Barnes & Noble on July 29 at 11:30AM! 😴💤😴💤 WHEN: Saturday July 29, 2017, 11:30AM WHERE: Bookstar/Studio City Studio City Theatre 12136 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061874161-0 Author Kelli McNeil will be doing a special Storytime of her irresistibly […]
I’m thrilled to share another great review of Sleepy Toes, this one’s from one of the industry’s more respected publications, Kirkus Reviews! The full review can be found here but here are some of the highlights! McNeil’s text incorporates a simple mindfulness technique of first noticing, then consciously relaxing each body part to help energetic […]
A few weeks ago, I fulfilled another “big dream” of mine: I finally landed a national commercial with a principal role. And the campaign could not have been a better one. It was for Little Caesars, and the spot was called “Big Dreams” and IMHO is hilarious. The whole spot is funny but the second […]
As artists, it’s very hard to know sometimes whether or not your work is impacting people. As a musician you might wonder if and when anyone is listening to your tracks. As a writer you wonder if and when anyone is actually reading your words and whether or not they mean anything to anyone and […]
This past weekend I experienced one of the highlights of my budding writing career: a book reading and signing at Once Upon a Time Books in Los Angeles! We met our friends over at Once Upon a Time Bookstore for the official launch and reading of Sleepy Toes, now available at major retailers and on Amazon. The reading […]
I find writing to be a bit like painting – only instead of paint and canvas, it’s pen and paper (or a laptop) used to create a visual picture for someone to see what’s in your mind. And oftentimes, I find myself at a loss for what to write because I don’t have the subject […]
What an amazing birthday gift — Sleepy Toes will be available for purchase after its official launch on February 28th! You can order your copy now from Amazon or Target! Stay tuned for the Los Angeles launch at an upcoming bookstore in LA!