Happy fall to all of you! Thank you for all of the support for the First Stories series over the past few weeks! Tina Cho, Amanda Davis, Norene Paulson, and Brian Gehrlein gave us so much to think about as they shared their very first stories and what they learned and how they have grown… Continue reading First Stories Update AND #PBCritiqueFest
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 now I have an excuse to… Continue reading A Few Of My Favorite Picture Books from 2021
Day seven of the 12 Days of Christmas for Writers sponsored/led by Julie Hedlund. Thus far, each exercise has been challenging, sparking reflection. Today's exercise was EASY and wonderful! Make a gratitude list: My husband, who has encouraged my work as a NASA contractor and has supported my switch to writing whole-heartedly. Thank you for… Continue reading Gratitude!
Children's author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year's resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity - what DIDN'T get done or achieved in the previous year. Instead, she suggests… Continue reading 2020…Successes?