There are flakes falling outside my window and all I can think is; I wonder if I should put more seeds out for the birds... . . . Enter, Susanna Leonard Hill's 10th Annual Holiday Contest for children's writers! And you guessed it, my story is for the BIRDS! Do you have a favorite bird?… Continue reading A SMALL BIT OF HOPE
A kidlit contest based on a Gif? How could I NOT participate? Especially after coming across this fun Gif at Giphy.com that reminded me of an ever so popular Beatles tune about a submarine. Of course, there are rules... Child friendly. Under 150 words. MUST use a Gif as inspiration for the story. No other… Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit Contest- The Yellow Snazzy Car
It's time again for Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words Contest, hurray! The What- Write a children's story with a beginning, middle, and end. ONLY use 50 words or less! Is she kidding? Nope! Can it be done? Yep! Want to see for yourself? Go ahead...Click Here! But before you head over to Vivian's blog where… Continue reading 50 Precious Words Writing Contest: THE VERY HUNGRY FOREST
Hooray for Christmas! Hooray for Santa! Hooray for twinkling pine trees, and hot cocoa, and chocolate-candy-fudge filled with nutty-nougat centers topped with marshmallow-creme snowman blobs and twisted peppermint candy-cane crush! Sorry, that got a little winded and weird, but I can't help it, it's Christmastime and I am giddy about every last bit of… Continue reading BURRO’S CHRISTMAS WISH: A Holiday Contest Tale
Halloween's a'comin and the tricks have already started around here. And by tricks I mean the sort where you sit at your desk for four agonizing hours trying to figure out how to improve the layout of your blog, I do not recommend this for anyone even half as technically challenged as yours truly, and… Continue reading Halloweensie Story: Cordelia the Chicken’s Halloween
I've been working on some stories All the whole night through I've been working on some stories They're special just for you Gosh I hope you really like 'em There's been blood, and sweat, and tears Please, please tell me that you love 'em And I'll send you all "Good Cheers!" Ha!Ha!Ha! I… Continue reading 50 Precious Words Writing Challenge
I was cleaning out the entertainment armoire the other day, shocker I know, and I came across my old Joe Scruggs Deep In The Jungle DVD. IT. IS. AWESOME. And once you listen to those songs, you will be singing them for days. FOR. DAYS! But it's all good, because who wouldn't want to sing… Continue reading ONE FLOOR UP!
You know what Halloween brings, right? Yesiree, it's time for another round of SLH's Annual Halloweensie Contest! No, not SJP, we aren't sexing anything in the city today! Nope, not SNL either, but you are getting closer! I'm talking about SLH...the one and only, Susanna Leonard Hill, author of the fabulous newly released… Continue reading Halloweensie Contest, The Little Green Witch , and How do you go out for a pumpkin and come back with a puppy?…Yep, it’s FRIDAY FRENZY!
What would you do if you lost your favorite sweater? Would you climb a tree to look for it? How about search an icy berg, or check the den of a Kingly Lion? Me? Oh, that's easy....I'd bake a cake, duh! Perhaps the yummy smell would lure it back home! What's all this talk about… Continue reading GIRAFFE’S BLUE SWEATER
Woo-Hoo! It's time for another of Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Writing Contests! This time it's a Valentine's Day theme, appropriate for children 12 and under, 214 words or less, and.....wait for it.... . . . Confusion! What the What? I know, me too! Here. Goes. Nothin. THE VALENTINE’S DAY STORY (WC, 214) BY: Angela Hawkins… Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Story