Zoom Book Club for Kids

Zoom Book Club for Kids

My daughter, Kelsey, begged for a chance to hold a book club with her friends. Because we are already busy running around most nights of the week AND there are still a lot of COVID concerns in our area, we decided to hold the book club via Zoom. And because it is...
Epistolary Picture Books

Epistolary Picture Books

There is something magical about receiving mail. Maybe it is finding a fun surprise in the mailbox? Maybe it is opening the letter? Maybe it is holding personalized words sent just to you? Whatever the reason, adding this spark of magic to a picture book is powerful....
Revision Tips from Pat Zietlow Miller

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 online writing seminars. Sure, some of them will have minimal content and are mostly just a segway to try to sell you something else, but I have also...
Quilt Picture Books

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???

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,...