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Burning bright

Recently, Jersey Farm Scribe guest-posted on Writing and Illustrating about how she keeps the flame alive. Not a wood fire – though that would be lovely on this chilly Thursday – but her… 356 more words

Musings On Writing

Slobbery kisses under the mistletoe TICK!


Dear Santa 

I would like to…

Enter at least one writing competition, Finish first draft of new middle grade series, Dust off an old script for tweaking and testing on REAL people, sign up for illustrator event.  198 more words


Getting together

This time of year, everyone’s thinking about getting together. What, you thought I meant for Thanksgiving? Nope, it’s PiBoIdMo and NaNoWriMo time! (I love both events, but they sound like something Robin Williams talked about on the way-back sitcom, … 323 more words

Musings On Writing

Today’s favorite fall picture book Grand Finale is one of my all-time favorites, SOPHIE’S SQUASH, by Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf (Schwartz & Wade, 2013). 1,415 more words


I struggle with YA. Not reading it – writing it. Apparently, my natural voice is that of a somewhat precocious ten-year-old. Not a bad thing, since I’ve been focusing on writing middle grade. 248 more words

Musings On Writing

Today I’m looking out my office window at falling leaves, whipping winds and autumn showers. It’s only a few days before Halloween, and we’re getting excited about pumpkin carving and Trick-or-Treating with my girls (even though some might consider them too old, we’re going anyway :).   520 more words

That time already?

It’s not quite Halloween, but the holiday season is creeping up quickly. (Where did September go?) Due to the impending holiday crush – and also to my need to get cranking on book number 2 – I’m reverting back to posting once each week, most likely on Thursdays. 529 more words

Musings On Reading