THE FRIDAY FRENZY- Lola Dutch

Every once in a while I come across an illustration that I just fall in love with. This sweet little piece I found a couple of years ago on Etsy, and I don’t know if it’s the green (my favorite color) or the raindrops (I love rain), or the yellow umbrella, or the cutest little…

Analyze This!

  Any good at analyzing dreams? Yes? Great! Here ya go, analyze this… What does it mean when you dream you’re part of the Trump team, it’s inauguration day, you run into Kung Fu Fighters just after watching your vehicle blow up (it was your dream vintage Land Rover), and you realize, as you’re sitting…

50 Precious Words Writing Challenge

  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…

ONE FLOOR UP!

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…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Chicken Wants A Nap

Sometimes you just need a nap. I’ve needed one of those for roughly the last seventeen years!   Oh, I’ve had something that resembles a nap, you’ll know it as the comfy-on-the-couch, tucked-in-just-so with a blanket…albeit one that smells oddly like dried baby barf, even though there hasn’t technically been a  baby in the house…

Picture Book Summit, Baby!

Want to know a little secret? I’ve got goals. Big, lofty goals. And you know what else? Walt Disney once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” So that’s what I did. Two years ago I took a big step in the ‘doing’ part of reaching my writing goals….

FRIDAY FRENZY – Strega Nona

Who here remembers Poochie?                                                             How about those Lovable Shirt Tales?     Maybe you know a little something about a thing called Underoos, or perhaps…

FRIDAY FRENZY – I’ll Wait, Mr. panda

If there’s one thing being a children’s book author has taught me, it’s how to wait . . . And wait . . . And wait. . . . And wait some more.   But ya know what? Sometimes all that painful, excruciating, agonizing, and let’s be honest..diabolical waiting, turns out to be the most…

It’s About Time!

I finally did it. I finally figured out how to update my blog….sort of. It took a lot of patience… And cursing… And crying… And temper tantrum throwing… And wondering why in the heck I can’t understand techno talk! I mean, If I can raise four kids, move back and forth across the country for…