Writing

This Is Dedicated to…

So, I’m in the throes of writing the dedication for THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS (Winter 2019). I’ve decided that each of my children will have a book dedicated to them. No sharing. Problem: who gets the first book? DOH! Am I going to have to pick a favorite among my children? I jest. Fortunately, I…

2018 Goals!

This is neither a book nor a pie, but I need to put my 2018 goals out into the ether. It helps me be more accountable. Do you feel the same, or do you like to keep your goals to yourself? Either way, writing down your goals plants the carrot. The carrot you will chase…

Big Brother — 6th Annual Holiday Writing Contest Entry

I’m at it again — not reviewing a book, but entering a contest. They’re addictive, OK? I love the prompts, the ability to stretch my brain, the camaraderie with other entrants, and reading all the¬†creative entries. The book review will come soon. Promise. Plus, I’ve been jamming on the first draft of my middle grade…

Cornered — Halloweensie 2016 Entry

Nope, this isn’t a review and there is no pie either. Booo, hisssssss. Not so quick! Halloweensie is an annual writing contest hosted by children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill, and I couldn’t pass up writing a little Halloween ditty¬†for the kiddos. The contest rules are: 1) The story must be appropriate for kids and no…