Picture Book Peek Week #7 Coming March 1st!

Picture Book Peek Week #7Free critique of a selected Picture Book manuscript! Picture Book Peek Week #7 begins March 1st. Here’s how it works: Sign up for a critique by entering your PICTURE BOOK WORKING TITLE in the comment section of this blog post anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on March 1st. Titles submitted… Read more »

Just because the party’s over …

Even though the TOO PURPLEY! ONLINE LAUNCH PARTY ended a couple of weeks ago, you can still find plenty of freebies on my website at Free downloadable Teacher’s/Activities Guide which includes lots of activities for parents and kids too. Free introductory Skype visits. Free autographed bookplates, bookmarks and coloring pages. Free Picture Book Peeks… Read more »

Double Dose of Query Advice

Two blog posts about querying arrived in my Google Reader on precisely the same day. Both offered wise advice. Nathan Bransford at Curtis Brown, discussed the benefits of batch querying. Shelli Johannes at Market My Words hosted author and query master, Elana Johnson, who lists the top five query mistakes. Ignore these posts at your… Read more »

Today was TOO PURPLEY! DAY at Central Junior High

Thank you to principal Dr. Gayle Crawford who thought of this fun idea. And thanks to all those wonderful teachers (including my sister, Annie) and kids who showed their one true color today – purple! I wish I could have been there with you. I’m so honored. Here’s a peek: TOO PURPLEY! DAY at Central… Read more »

Recap of TOO PURPLEY! Prize Winners

It’s been a too, too, too fun week in the TOO PURPLEY! PARTY ZONE. Thank you all for coming. Here’s a list of my lucky prize winners. Monday Door Prize – TOO PURPLEY! T-shirt: Heather BurnellTuesday Door Prize – TOO PURPLEY! Coffee mug: Pam CampbellWednesday Door Prize – Autographed copy of WHAT DO YOU SEE?:… Read more »

Agent Erin Murphy Chatting Today!!

Literary Agent, Erin Murphy, is making a guest appearance in my TOO PURPLEY! PARTY Chat Room today, Monday 1/25/10, at 2 P.M. Mountain Time. The party is at The direct link to the chat room is Stop by for a rare opportunity to meet this awesome children’s lit agent.