My 2021 Writing Succeses

My 2021 Writing Successes

Every year I participate in the free 12 days of Christmas for writers series. Every day you get a prompt that helps you assess the previous year and make goals for the new year. Today’s prompt is to list your successes. In public. Gulp. Why listing successes is important 2021 was not an easy year. …

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2021 Superlative Writing Awards: A Humorous Review of My Year

2021 Superlative Writing Awards

As I limp toward the end of 2021, I’ve been reflecting on the year that tried to outdo 2020. Inspired by my friends Chana Steifel and Tara Trudel, I’m closing out the year with my very own superlative writing awards and my predictions for the 2022 awards. 2021 Year in Superlatives Best Preschool Math Books …

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The Research is in on the Little Elephants' Big Adventures Series

The Research is in on the Little Elephants’ series

The research is in on the first three Little Elephant books. Drumroll, please! Yes, kids learn math from fictional picture books! Specifically: preschoolers learned a significant amount of math from reading my picture books with their caregivers. If you’ve read books with young kids, you’ve probably experienced this. Kids pick up a surprising amount of …

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Get Organized for Querying: Two Free Submissions Spreadsheets

Get Organized for Querying: Two Free Submission Spreadsheets

Querying is no writers’ favorite. These free submission spreadsheets won’t make the querying process less emotionally fraught or more successful, but they will help you be more organized. That frees more time for writing and binge-eating ice cream which will make your querying more successful and ease the emotionally fraught-ness. I’ve outlined how to use …

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12 Things to Know About the Little Elephant's BIG Adventures books

12 Things to Know About The Little Elephants’ BIG Adventures Books

The first books in The Little Elephants BIG Adventures series finally published! *cue happy dance* I wrote these books whole five years ago. (And one of those years was 2020 – so it feels like a couple of decades.) Even in the slow world of children’s book publishing, that’s a long time to keep book …

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25+ Gift Ideas for Writers plus the Ultimate (free) gift all writers want

25+ Gift Ideas for Writers Plus the Ultimate (Free) Gift all Writers Want

Writers love writing-related gifts. If you’re stumped for ideas, try out these gift ideas – your favorite writer will thank you. Using the Gift Guide I have included links and a highly unscientific price rating for each item ($ to $$$$), but they’re really just suggestions. You can adjust to your writer’s taste and your …

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