You’re Gonna Love this Bug!

Gas up the car and get ready to roll to your favorite Indie because David Macinnis Gill’s (my crit buddy) SOUL ENCHILADA is hitting the stores on 4/7!! I LOVE this book. But don’t take my word for it.Here’s what folks in the know have to say: An “action-packed, power-punch of a debut” –Kirkus (starred)… Read more »

Oh My Goodness! I’ve Sold Another Book!!

Yippee! Here’s the official announcement: CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK: THERE’S A CORNER IN MY HOUSE by Jean Reidy, to be illustrated by Robert Neubecker, creator of WOW! CITY and WOW! SCHOOL! A subversive look at what might happen when a kid with a big imagination is stuck in time out, to Tamson Weston at Disney Hyperion,… Read more »

Top 10 Picture Books – Oh How to Decide?

New York librarian, Elizabeth Bird is currently challenging all her blog readers to list their top 10 favorite picture books. She’ll then compile the results and come up with an overall top 10 from all our top 10s. Believe me, this was tough. Because my choices depend on whether I go back to my childhood,… Read more »

Great Article on Picture Book Writing!

After this past week of blogging about perfect picture book words, a message board buddy asked me to critique her picture book manuscript today. It’s always fun to let the text tumble around in my brain where it can be met with illustrations from my imagination. That’s why they’re called picture books after all. But… Read more »

That One Perfect Sentence

So today I went for a 45-minute run on this unseasonably warm Colorado day. And about half way through, I composed a line for the final scene in my current MG WIP. I loved that line. I adored that line. I mentally kissed myself for authoring such a vastly poetic, thematically targeted, perfectly voiced sentence…. Read more »