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Five Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Screenwriting

I’ve gotten great feedback on this blogpost, hope you enjoy it.!5-THINGS-I-WISH-SOMEONE-WOULD-HAVE-TOLD-ME-ABOUT-SCREENWRITING/c1bub/565046e60cf29d581a423d4e

PB Twitter Party

PB Twitter Party

I’ve been busting my butt to get the word out, so let me get on my bullhorn. On Thursday, October 15th, we’re having a Twitter Picture Book Party aka #PBPitch. All the details are at What does this mean? It means that if you’re a writer in search of...

All About The Brownies


Between the day job which is sucking the life out of me, family and life, I’ve been pretty busy.  I now do a bi-monthly column called THE PATH TO PUBLICATION for the Children’s Book Insider newsletter. Very cool indeed. So far I’ve interviewed MG author Chris Rylander and YA...

The Summer of My Discontent

Writing, working…..and my heart is broken over the GAMES OF THRONES finale. We have become so emotionally invested in these characters, that we feel like they’re real people. Thank you GRR Martin and everyone involved in the show….and the hell with you at the same time!

New Blog Post “Top Ten Reasons Not To Write”!TOP-TEN-REASONS-NOT-TO-WRITE/c1bub/93DC10D2-7960-4881-AF16-1E730EA6CCFE

Happy Early Halloween!

Never let it be said that I’m not up for a challenge. Susanna Leonard Hill ( is hosting a a 100 word Halloween challenge with some nifty prizes.  I’m tossing my black hat in the ring.   There Are No Witches By PJ McIlvaine Lydia, in a tall black...

Picture Book Idea Month

Letting Go

This is the part of the writing process that I dislike the most. Well, maybe dislike isn’t the right word. Nerve wracking, nail biting. You’ve honed your baby as much as you can, you’ve dressed her up, combed her hair, cleaned her up, and now it’s off into a...

And Now For Something Completely Not So Different

  When I was a kid and computers were just a twinkle in Steve Jobs eye, I merrily pecked away on a typewriter. I remember sitting at the kitchen table and writing my stories, heavily influenced by Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew and The Bobbsey Twins. My writing has always...

Rainy Days and Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is simmering (colds, sinus), and it’s just plain lousy for a Saturday in October. I thank everyone for their encouragement and kind words as I embark on a new chapter in kid literature as well as continue my misadventures in screenwriting. If you look in the dictionary,...