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Historical Fiction (and Marian Apparition!) with Author Theoni Bell Catholic Kidlit

In today's episode, I speak with author Theoni Bell. You'll hear about: Illustration update for Seven Gifts of Baptism Now available for pre-order: Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server Editing update for my first book for Catholic adults! The story of a Marian apparition in Wisconsin Doubt as a struggle for those who have seen Our Lady Meaning of Our Lady of Good Help A giveaway of The Woman in the Trees And more! Enter the giveaway here: Read the transcript and find more resources and book info at —- The best way to support the Catholic kidlit creator you heard from today is to buy their books, leave reviews, and spread the word on social media and in person. If you want to write meaningful children's books with a Catholic heart, check out the Catholic Kidlit Writers Club at  For picture book coaching and critiques, see —- This is a podcast and Catholic-children’s-book-loving community that celebrates good books to nurture little souls!   —   More about your host, author Theresa Kiser, at   More about Catholic Kidlit and the Writers Club at   —   All answers/opinions shared by the interviewees are their own and are for educational purposes only. Their answers/opinions may not reflect the opinions of Catholic Kidlit or Theresa Kiser. Catholic Kidlit or Theresa Kiser is not responsible and liable for anything shared by interviewees.   Sound from
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Catholic Kidlit celebrates excellent children’s literature with Catholic values and lessons (whether it’s specifically for Catholics or not). We cover:

 New and upcoming children’s book titles

 Exclusive interviews with authors, editors, and publishers

 Insights into “why” and “how” to spread God’s love using books

 And more!

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