Archive for the ‘Pay it Forward Fridays’ Category

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


Collecting F&Gs and Paperback Picture Books for Orphans of HIV/AIDS

Dear Fellow Picture Book Authors, This summer, my daughter Molly and I are traveling to Iganga, Uganda to spend two weeks with the kids at Musana Children’s Home. If you have any doubts that anyone can make a difference, please … Continue reading


Pay It Forward Friday: Do the “Write” Thing for Nashville

Three generous and talented Nashville authors – Victoria Schwab, Amanda Morgan and Myra McEntire – have joined forces to help flood ravaged Nashville, Tennessee. In Victoria Schwab’s own words: So if you haven’t heard, Nashville, TN is in a MAJOR … Continue reading


Pay it Forward Friday – Shannon Caster

When my boys were young, they were experts in the non-fiction section of the library.“Tornadoes are over here!”“Dinosaurs are over here!”“I found MONSTERS OF THE DEEP!” That’s why my shout out this week goes to my good friend and critique … Continue reading


Agent Appreciation Day: Erin Murphy

Top 10 reasons why I love my agent: 10. She represents picture book authors.9. She’s a hands-on, editorial agent. Nothing goes out until it’s perfect.8. She loves my projects – not all, but most.7. She gently nudges me in the … Continue reading

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