I'm excited to welcome Amanda Davis back to First Stories as we celebrate the upcoming release of her new picture book, Moonlight Memories. Amanda and I decided to modify my standard set of questions a little, since she had already answered them on her previous appearance on my blog here. Before we jump into our… Continue reading A New First Stories Interview with Amanda Davis
Animals in Surprising Shades
This spring marks the release of the first FIVE picture books from Gnome Road Publishing!! This small press based in Kentucky is dedicated to publishing books that inform and engage, develop and strengthen a love for reading, and bring smiles to faces of all ages. This publisher also focuses heavily on RE-READABILITY - that elusive… Continue reading Animals in Surprising Shades
Jump Start! How to Break Into the Write-for-Hire Market
Joint presentation - Heather L. Montgomery and Heather C. Morris SCBWI Southern Breeze Spring Mingle 2023, Atlanta, GA Heather and I had an amazing time presenting to a roomful of talented writers! You can download our presentation below: jump-start-official-presentation-Download
Hello all! This year blasted off at a blistering pace, leaving me with hands on my knees, holding my side, and wheezing, "What happened to January?!" It's been such a fun writing journey the past few months! Thanks for coming along on this ride with me! Below are a few of the latest updates: My… Continue reading Latest Updates
Our Last…First…Story of the Year!
Welcome back, dear guest! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and I am particularly grateful that you dropped by for this last First Stories interview of 2022. Today, I'm so excited to welcome Sheila Schmotzer to First Stories! Sheila used her experience as an airline flight attendant to craft a gorgeous picture… Continue reading Our Last…First…Story of the Year!