And here it is! The very first blog post in this First Stories series! I am so excited to officially begin hearing from both published and unpublished #kidlit writers about their First Stories - the ones that pushed them headlong into writing for kids!! And my very first guest on this blog series is author… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Norene Paulson
Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash Every writer knows the ONE. The story that took you by the scruff of the neck and shook you until you sat down in a chair and wrote it down and then wouldn't shut up until you started tracking down agents and dove headlong into the wild world of… Continue reading The ONE
Ever wonder about what happened to writers' "first stories"? So did I.
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash As I am approaching the two year mark of my deliberate journey into writing books for kids, I delight in the "difficult task" of reading picture book upon picture book as mentor texts in order to stay abreast of the market. Ha! I have always loved to read, and… Continue reading A Few Of My Favorite Picture Books from 2021
Spring has arrived here in the South. Blustery breezes, terrific tornadoes, and bursting blossoms. And with the change in season comes another #kidlit opportunity - the Spring Fling KidLit Contest - sponsored by the indefatigable Kaitlyn Sanchez and Ciara O'Neal! Thank you both so much for all you do to inspire, challenge, and encourage the… Continue reading Martha’s Snoozing Blues