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My 1-3-1 Poetry Exercise

When I was a child, I loved reading poetry. But later in life when I learned to analyze and deconstruct poems, my passion faded. Poetry can be hard to decipher. And when you try too hard, the deciphering can bog … Continue reading

 

Building a Charmingly Twisted World

Author, Jenny Goebel, will tell you she’s led a charmed life. But when you get to know her, you quickly understand her life has little to do with luck and everything to do with Jenny. She’s sweet, kind, caring and … Continue reading

 

YIPPEE! I’m Over the Moon About Luna!

If any of you know “Luna” at the Shedd Aquarium, then you can understand why I’m so, SO excited about my latest book deal for a story based on her story. If you haven’t yet met Luna, I encourage you … Continue reading

 

What Came First? The Dragon or the Verse? Guest Post by Penny Parker Klostermann

I’m one of the lucky ones. At a picture book workshop I was leading, I got to hear Penny Parker Klostermann first read her hilarious picture book manuscript THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT. I knew instantly … Continue reading

 

Time Travel for Kindergarteners – Guest Post by Susan Lynn Meyer

When I read New Shoes several weeks ago, I knew I had to invite author, Susan Lynn Meyer to my blog. Susan takes a micro-fact in the history of the Jim Crow era and turns it into a story of … Continue reading

 
 
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