Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Headed for The Barn

  I feel like Snoopy doing his Happy Dance--I'm going to a Highlights workshop at their new Barn facility!  Speedy decision, but it will be terrific.  I'll also get to tour the Highlights editorial offices in Honesdale!  I'm going to the workshop on writing for children's magazines, March 8-11.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

   On NPR today I heard an author say that "In thirty years, houses will no longer have bookshelves."  She feels that some families will have a collection of books, like families have collections of art or stamps today, but that they'll have just a few.  It's hard to imagine houses without bookshelves!  One of the reason I love this picture of my son reading to his daughter is the bookshelf in the background!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How sensitive

Just wanted to share the most tenderhearted almost-rejection notice that I've ever receved, from StoryCub, a company in Minnesota that makes a video of a child reading your book:  "Your books have not been accepted or rejected at this time. They read too quickly for what we are currently producing. I guess you could say they have been rejected, but that seems too harsh. We will be discussing your books further and get back to you if we can get one or more into production. Kind regards.."   Sure beats all the checkmark-in-a-box rejections I've received over the years!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hello, and welcome to my blog!  I've written easy readers, I write for my local paper, the Jemez Thunder, and I've recently had some luck selling rhymes and stories to children's magazines. My dream, though, is to have a picture book published, one that my grandkids can find in their library or book store.  If you like writing for children, too, please share your thoughts.  And, pictures of your grandchildren!

Here are my easy readers:

My easy reader books are published by Continental Press.

Here's where you can buy my easy reader books, under Seedling: