Sometime in the last year, I stumbled across a call for stories from average people around the world. All navigating life during the pandemic. A select few of these submissions would be compiled in a hardcover volume documenting the odd, the authentic, the diverse, the bizarre "normal" world during the pandemic. From the "About" section… Continue reading The Hindsight 2020 Anthology
Guest Writer at Cardinal Rule Press!
I am honored to be the guest writer for today’s Cardinal Rule Press blog!! If you haven’t heard of them, CRP is a small press dedicated to realistic fiction for kids - picture books only - that highlight character traits like perseverance, patience, and kindness. Check out my post and other entries on their blog… Continue reading Guest Writer at Cardinal Rule Press!
Those of you who have followed my writing for the past year or more may remember this exercise from last year. 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… Continue reading 2021…Successes
First Stories Update AND #PBCritiqueFest
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
A Few Of My Favorite Picture Books from 2021
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