Read, Write, Ruminate, Repeat

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In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whenever Alice stumbles upon a bottle labeled “Drink Me” or “Eat Me,” she ingests them with the naïveté of a child who consumes everything in her path, unaware of how they may change her in ways she doesn’t expect. 775 more words


The Tale of Rickety Hall - Penny Dolan

Orphaned Jonas Jones is cold and tired, and oh so hungry. And without his little dog Scraps he’d be desperately lonely, too. So when dastardly Megrim the dog catcher and his sidekick Filch decide they’re going to get rid of Scraps, Jonas knows he must do everything he can to stop them.Even if that means going for help at Rickety Hall, the spooky old house on the hill-inside which no one’s ever dared to venture.

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Suggesting books to your reading age child

My child is now 7 and an avid reader, when she first started reading on her own I suggested books that I had loved and read as a child, and she read them, and then we got to chat about them afterwards which was magical. 317 more words


Horror Films and Fantasy Children`s Books - How does that fit together?

Many of my friends give me strange looks when I tell them that I am into creating children`s books. Just in case you are new to this blog and are wondering now: The last short film I did was… 530 more words

On Writing

'A Series of Unfortunate Events' is far from unfortunate

As many fans of children’s literature will know, Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was released as a Netflix Original Series on Jan. 13—a Friday, fittingly. 523 more words


Inspirational Quote of the Week

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

William Somerset Maugham

First of all, I love this guy. How could I not? 179 more words

Children's Literature

Snuggly Picture Book Pick: Flannel Kisses

I love snowy days and picture books about snow. Sadly, my corner of the world hasn’t seen much of the sparkly, swirly white stuff this winter; however, I have Flannel Kisses, written by Linda Crotta Brennan and illustrated by Mari Takabayashi (Houghton Mifflin, 1997), to help me feel a bit better about the lack of glorious snow. 120 more words