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The writing journey is filled with ups and downs, just like a roller coaster. Here are the lows, highs, and lessons I’ve learned so far. I hope some of it’s helpful for you. 

Funniest Picture Books of 2023

Funniest Picture Books of 2023

Every week I post a humorous picture book on Instagram using the hashtag #funnybookfriday. After a lot of internal debate, here are the funniest 8 books released in 2023 and a little insight into the method of humor each author used for their book. Check these books...

The Author(ish) Podcast (Plus other helpful podcasts)

The Author(ish) Podcast (Plus other helpful podcasts)

I don't know about you, but it feels like there are rarely enough hours in the day for all I would like to accomplish in the writing world PLUS the other important things in life... like making sure my kids have dinner and a ride to their activities...oh and time for...

Picture Book University by Pam Calvert

Picture Book University by Pam Calvert

I recently discovered an amazing writing channel on YouTube. It is called PICTURE BOOK UNIVERSITY (@picturebookuniversity) and all of its content is geared towards helping hopeful authors learn about writing and publishing picture books. Creator Pam Calvert The...

The Bump, The Slump, and the Rebuild (literally)

The Bump, The Slump, and the Rebuild (literally)

The Writing Coaster- If you are on the path to becoming a traditionally published author or are already in this industry, you know all too well about the writing coaster. The highs, the lows, the twists, and the turns. It goes on and on. But sometimes the lows dip a...

Past Writing Contests

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