Monday, November 14, 2016

TED TALKS LINKED TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Found a neat blog I wanted to share with you.

 Playing by the Book is a blog that reviews kid's books and other fun stuff.

Besides these thoughtful reviews, I discovered their list of TED TALKS linked to children's books.

Enjoy.

I did.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Pitch It

My critique group is getting together for shop talk, food, and a sip of wine this week. Our assignment-- to bring a great pitch for the project you are currently working on.

I found an excellent pitching formula from Jessica Sinsheimer on Twitter this week. 

"MC wants to   GOAL but can't because of CONFLICT 

so s/he does ___________ which results in ___________________."


Is this great or what?  

She has 28 retweets and counting, so others think so too.

Thanks Jessica------

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Short Break Before Starting the New Novel

Time to read, sketch, take long walks, and do a little gardening.


 
Revisiting several of my favorite books

Stephen King's - ON WRITING

Blake Snyder's - SAVE THE CAT

Cheryl B. Klein's - SECOND SIGHT 


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wow, Revision Surprizes

Yes. Things to tighten, things to cut out and things that I'm not sure why were there in the first place. 

But cut I will.
Cut I must.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Revise and Resubmit

So a picture is worth a thousand words.
And since I'm so deep into a final revision and resubmit with a looming deadline,

I'm leaving my two pals here.


Hey, they are not rats but white squirrels --

Oh, but it is going fantastic and I hope to be back in a few weeks.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Writer's Rumpus, so worth it.

I came upon the blog,  WRITER'S RUMPUS 


Such a talented group of writers and illustrators, providing so many tips and information that I couldn't resist passing it on. Wow. Take a peek at the Writer and Illustrator Resource page.


Worth another cup of coffee and afternoon study.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas to All

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday and a Very Happy New Year...

 

Monday, December 14, 2015

SCHOOL VISITS

Time again for a few school visits. 

Christmas time is a great time to spread cheer and sell a few books too. I found Kidlit411 had an amazing page of articles on how to make your visit enjoyable for you and your wide-eyed audience. 
I love school visits- as you can tell. --------------------Kit's School Visit Page


Just a shout out to Louie V, my fav cat in Louie V Trims the Tree  by Tracey Delio- the perfect Christmas feline.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Publishers Weekly Announces the Best Children's and YA Books for Fall, 2015

Perfect timing. Finished a big project- for now, so it's the perfect time to take a few days break and grab some great reads.

 The Publishers Weekly, Best Children's and YA Books for Fall 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Trip to Remember

So they say-- when you are finished writing and revising, take a break for a little bit to get fresh eyes. 

So I did- 


But what a trip. Started our Anniversary Trip in Paris, then Venice, Florence, and Rome.

So I'm sharing a few pictures.

But now I'm
back. And back to work...





Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How Can Revising Take all my Time?

Yes it has. Oh yes it has. 

Editing away these days. But, oh so happy with my results. 

Taking the next two weeks off to regroup and then------

I promise to have some fresh insights.  

And I hope to share some great news too.

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mollie the Merbaby is Swimming Happy

Just heard wonderful news.  


 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired ebooks and other technology assets from Meegenius 

Strengthens At-Home Digital Content Offering for Early Learners - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/media-center/press-releases/2015/august/meegenius#sthash.x4RSHt8L.dpuf

 My ebook, Mollie the Merbaby was one of them.

You may still order Mollie at Meegenius.

Finishing up the last details on my middle grade novel, which has filled my time for the passed three months. But, oh so close now.  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires eBook and Technology Assets from MeeGenius, Strengthens At-Home Digital Content Offering for Early Learners - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/media-center/press-releases/2015/august/meegenius#sthash.x4RSHt8L.dpuf