Archive for the ‘Pay it Forward Fridays’ Category

Books Change Lives: LitWorld Holiday Book Drive

Just one book can change a life. Imagine what a difference that one book would make if it were put in the hands of a little girl or boy who had never before held a picture book, let alone had … Continue reading


Picture Book Peek: Critique and Copies for a Cause!!!

Bridget Zinn’s family and friends are stepping up again with another auction to help Bridget in her battle with cancer. My Thanksgiving Picture Book Peek Week will be a part of this auction. I’ll be donating one fiction picture book … Continue reading


Pay it Forward Friday: Getting Over Your Perspective

I got a chance to share one of my favorite writing exercises on My Word Playground. If you haven’t visited Lynne Marie’s blog yet, check it out. It’s full of thoughtful prompts, exercises and general advice for children’s writers. While … Continue reading


My Writing Space

A listserv question prompted me to talk about my writing space today. I have plenty of possible “offices” in my house, but I’ve always been a kitchen table kind of girl. I remember doing high school geometry across my family’s … Continue reading


Title of My Next “Too” Book Contest has a WINNER!

I have to run title contests more often. There were loads of entries – and a little snark on the side. Among the incorrect – but very entertaining – titles were: TOO CASTLEY! (great guess)TOO PURRY!TOO PRICKLY!TOO PASTY!TOO PHONY! (about … Continue reading

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