Revision Tips from Pat Zietlow Miller
Before I share a few things I learned in a seminar from Pat, I want to encourage you to keep your eyes open for free...
Quilt Picture Books
I come from a long line of quilters and blanket makers. In fact, I still have the blanket my grandma made for me when...
Time to Rhyme???
One of the most frequent topics discussed in writing conferences is writing in rhyme. Some people say "DO NOT WRITE IN...
Writing Through Tough Times
This is a topic that has been on my mind for the past several days. Over the past year, life has been extra...
Train Picture Books
There are SO MANY great picture books about trains! I had a blast going through a large pile from the library. Here...
SCBWI Michigan Conference
Your Story Start To Finish April 23-25, 2021 Michigan SCBWI hosted a virtual conference "Your Story Start To Finish"....
I am on a Podcast! How fun is this?
In March I was approached by Michael John Sullivan to do an interview for his podcast channel: Magical Books for Kids...
SPRING FLING 2021 KIDLIT CONTEST
DO NOT CATCH A LEPRECHAUN By Jamie Bills BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day, my teacher said, “You should make a leprechaun...
Hair Picture Books
Why Hair Books? Great question! I have two reasons. Reason #1 The new book, HAIR TWINS, by Raakhee Mirchandani,...
Storystorm 2021 Grand Prize Winner!
(REPOST from www.taralazar.com) February 9, 2021 in Literary Agents, Storystorm 2021 And now…the drumroll please…...
SCBWI Michigan Conference

SCBWI Michigan Conference

Your Story Start To Finish April 23-25, 2021 Michigan SCBWI hosted a virtual conference "Your Story Start To Finish"....

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Quilt Picture Books
I come from a long line of quilters and blanket makers. In fact, I still have the blanket my grandma made for me when I was a baby. I Started Quilting in High School My mom and older sister taught me the basics of sewing. Then I took a sewing class in high school....
Time to Rhyme???
One of the most frequent topics discussed in writing conferences is writing in rhyme. Some people say "DO NOT WRITE IN RHYME!!! You will have a terrible time selling your manuscript." Others say "Rhyming books are making a comeback!" Still, others say "Be true to your...
Writing Through Tough Times
This is a topic that has been on my mind for the past several days. Over the past year, life has been extra challenging as my 10-year-old daughter battled an eating disorder. In May things went from bad to worse when she began to restrict water and liquids and ended...
Train Picture Books
There are SO MANY great picture books about trains! I had a blast going through a large pile from the library. Here are my FAVORITE picks. Old and New. Choo Choo! TWO LITTLE TRAINS by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon. Published by...

Train Picture Books

There are SO MANY great picture books about trains! I had a blast going through a large pile from...

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