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…...
How Do I Choose What Books to Spotlight on Instagram?
I have been asked MANY times how I decide what books to spotlight on Instagram. I am happy to share...just promise you...
Polar Bear Books
January 1st is Polar Bear Plunge Day. Nope, I didn't take a polar plunge (brrrr), but I did check out a pile of books...
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...
SCBWI Michigan Conference
Your Story Start To Finish April 23-25, 2021 Michigan SCBWI hosted a virtual conference "Your Story Start To Finish". It was a high-quality conference full of valuable content (I wrote about 60 pages of notes!). Over the past couple of weeks, I have tried to apply...
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 Podcast Host Michael John Sullivan interviews beloved children’s book authors who sometimes read from their favorite childhood books. This podcast is...
Jamie’s Spot
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