Writing Through Tough Times

Writing Through Tough Times

This is a topic that has been on my mind for the past several days. Eating Disorder. 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...
Train Picture Books

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

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...
I am on a Podcast! How fun is this?

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...
SPRING FLING 2021 KIDLIT CONTEST

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 trap.”   BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it was a good idea.   I wish I could go back to BEFORE.   BEFORE I made the trap.   BEFORE I caught a...