In an old house in Paris …

… that was covered with vinesHow many of youcan finish those lines?(Admittedly atrocious rhyme substitute) For those who can, you’ll be thrilled to see that Madeline made it to Betsy Bird’s #8. I think I can still recite the entire book – which is the beauty of rhyming picture books. The predictability of the words… Read more »

I Need to Be Rescued!

Tonight I’m being abducted. Right here. In downtown Denver. As a show of solidarity with Uganda’s night commuters – the Invisible Children. My sons have visited the IDP camps. They’ve slept where the night commuters have slept. The tragedy is real. Please, if you know any Denver moguls – Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Ritter, John Elway,… Read more »

Creating the perfect “inciting incident”

When I’ve finished reading Les Edgerton’s HOOKED: WRITE FICTION THAT GRABS READERS AT PAGE ONE AND NEVER LETS THEM GO, I plan on writing a review – a stellar review – because I’m completely taken with his pin-point logic, instruction and examples. I’m about halfway through so you’ll have to hold your breath. But in… Read more »

All the SOUL You Need!

SOUL ENCHILADA is on the shelves!!! The Book – Have a look, then buy it now! The Author – David Macinnis Gill – my awesome critique buddy! The Reading Guide – Attentions book clubs and teachers! Author Interviews: Get to know the amazing David at Young Adult Book Central, Cynthea Liu, Julie M. Prince, Debbi… Read more »