Monday, October 29, 2012

My books

 Welcome to my blog!  I'm at the time in my life where I have time to write, and I'd love to hear from others in the same place on the journey.  I've had luck this year with magazines (Highlights, High Five, Hello, Jack and Jill, Turtle and AppleSeeds) and on-line (Young Bucks Outdoors and Knowonder) but the very first things I had published were these little easy readers.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


  I'm going to give this a try, coming up with a new picture book idea every day in November, as explaied at

Fall Good News

  September--Baseball Buns (rejected by Highlights and  HumptyDumpty magazines) was the story of the day on the Knowonder site for September 27th.  My "How to Build a Deer Blind" story is up on the Young Bucks Outdoors website.

 October--Got an e-mail from the editor at Turtle magazine, and she wants to purchase my craft project, printing with lilacs!  It was rejected by Highlights, but will appear in the Mar/Apr. edition of Turtle.
   Also in October, I sent a query to Storypie Press regarding my Bottled Anger story, and they responded the next day that they wanted to see it.  So I submitted it right away and am waiting to hear.

   I've sent in 45 submissions so far this year, and my goal is 50, so I think I'll make it.  I talked with Colorado Mountain College, and I'm going to offer a one-day workshop on marketing writing for children on February 9, 2013.  The writing has gone well this year!