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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 http://www.pbpitch.com/ What does this mean? It means that if you’re a writer in search of...

All About The Brownies

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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...

New Blog Post “Top Ten Reasons Not To Write”

http://www.youvegotredonyou.com/#!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 (http://susannahill.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-4th-annual-halloweensie-writing.html) 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...

The Adventure Begins!

As I intimated in my previous post, life lately has been like a box of chocolates. And I’m not fond of mint in any way, shape or form.  So without further ado….clearing my throat…. I’m delighted to announce that I’m now officially represented by an agent who was at...

When Life Hands You Lemons Make Cheesecake

Or lemonade snowballs. A lot has been going on in my world since my last blog post. I started 2014 with the best of intentions. 2014 was going to rock! Well, life had other plans, and there have been twists and turns I couldn’t have foreseen. The one constant...

Oh, The Horror (Part One)

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If you’re serious about screenwriting, you need to read this: http://www.youvegotredonyou.com/#!pj-mcilvaine/c4o5/