Stories as Support

Stories as Support

If you subscribe to my e-newsletter, you received a link to an article on Tuesday. The article covered a Children’s Book Council panel talking about trends in children’s books, but also what some booksellers and librarians are hearing in terms of what...
Why I Go to Writing Conferences

Why I Go to Writing Conferences

Illustration by Ruth Harper, winner of the Letters & Lines Calendar contest. Last weekend I attended the 2015 Letters & Lines Fall Conference, the annual conference for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI. This year was the first year I was “just”...
You CAN Submit Your Book Professionally

You CAN Submit Your Book Professionally

Information Overwhelm I have a very distinct memory of the first RMC-SCBWI conference I attended over 25 years ago. I was scared, nervous and convinced everyone was published except me—not only that, but everyone knew I wasn’t published, like there was...
Tattoos Inspired by Children’s Books

Tattoos Inspired by Children’s Books

Today is Picture Book Wednesday and we’re going to look at tattoos inspired by children’s books, most of them picture books for obvious, illustrative, reasons. More than one member of my extended family has a tattoo, including my brother-in-law who has an...
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