My humor picture book club is one of the highlights of my week. We’re all writers of picture books who want to learn to write funny – we’ve read books on humor writing, but most of the time we all read and discuss a picture book. Our chats are equal parts insightful and hilarious. View […]
I love bullet journaling. (I have a few posts about it.) I also love reading books. (Lots of posts on that, too.) And yet, I have never tracked my reading in my bullet journal. Not for lack of inspiration: there are a ton of gorgeous examples out there. People with whole notebooks dedicated just to
The writing life is a roller coaster. Ups, downs, freefalls, derailments, and the occasional technical difficulty that leaves you stranded at the top of a virtual mountain. 2020 was truly some next-level stuff, but so far 2021 is also keeping me on my toes. My current roller coaster life UP: New books published! After 4.5 years
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
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
Let’s face it: 2020 is a dumpster fire, in a train wreck, at a goat rodeo. If it were a novel synopsis, editors wouldn’t get past the first paragraph before saying it was too unbelievable. The writers room for 2020 is terrible! You don’t put a small earthquake in the middle of a race revolution
My picture book series, the Little Elephants’ Big Adventures, is coming out soon! (Fingers crossed that 2020 doesn’t change that.) These books were a work for hire collaboration with Purdue University that began way back in 2016. There are six books in the series (so far) and the first three will be coming out soon.
Genres carve up all the works we call “literature” and put them into helpful categories. For kids, the most helpful categories are developmental stages. So children’s book genres really equate to age categories or developmental stages. Why developmental stage? What’s interesting and appropriate to a toddler is wildly different from what would make the cut