Kaela Rivera
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:00pm

Join us for the in-person kick-off of the 11th Annual Ungoverned Children's Writing Contest! The author will be zooming into the bookstore, where Ali and the kids will be gathered in person. If you can't make it to the store in-person, you can join us on Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd--oqTwsGtQYsGIGT69H55y0R0d6b8CT

Children's author Kaela Rivera will Zoom in from her home in Utah to lead an in-person workshop to flex kid's writing muscles and get the ideas flowing! She'll also discuss the process of writing her book, Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls, and talk about the joys of being a children's author.

Kaela Rivera is the award-winning author of the Cece Rios series. She grew up reading the folktales of her Mexican-American and British parents in the forests of Tennessee, but now she writes about them from the soaring mountains of Utah. When not crafting stories, she works as a managing editor for a marketing company (or secretly doodling her characters in the margins of her notebook). She believes in the power of hope and aims to write adventures that help children (and readers of all ages) process, progress through, and thrive after trauma. Visit her at kaelarivera.com.

The 2023 Annual Children's Writing Contest Timeline

January 31st - Kick-off Writing Workshop

March 30th - Writing Contest Deadline

May 19th - Award Ceremony and book release date

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Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls By Kaela Rivera Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062947567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 30th, 2022

Cece Rios and the King of Fears By Kaela Rivera Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063213890
Availability: Not Currently On The Shelf, But We Can Ship It To You In 3-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2022