When I planted those first seeds many years ago, little did I know that they would outgrow my garden. For many years I dug, planted, and grew, bloom after bloom. Then I decided to try my hand at produce. That was a whole other beast! There were many triumphs and just as many fails, but… Continue reading The Making of a Magazine…
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 Halloween again, yay for candy! Er...I mean costumes!!! And of course I can't break tradition an NOT write a Halloween story for entry into Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie Contest. I don't break tradition. Though I didn't put up my Halloween decor this year, so I guess that I do. What I meant to say was...I TRY… Continue reading TIGER, SPIDER, SPELL… & HALLOWEEN COSTUME THROWBACKS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!
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
You're back, yay! Ready to see the inside of our new-old-farmhouse? Great! But first, why don't you grab a few boxes and help a girl out, ha! Too bad it doesn't work like that. Want to hear a funny story? It goes like this... It was a dark and windy night (I'm afraid of the… Continue reading Our New-Old-Farmhouse!
I’m trying to learn new things. Figuring out short music videos just happens to be one of those things. How to eat just one slice of chocolate sheet cake at a time is another. But one can never really learn two new things at once, right? So, here’s my first attempt at a short… Continue reading Early Summer Garden
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
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… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – I’ll Wait, Mr. panda
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… Continue reading It’s About Time!
Ya'll, I want a flower farm. I'm going to have a flower farm. Big or small, successful or not, I will have a flower farm. Do I know anything about growing flowers? Dirt. Water. Sun. Seed..... What else could I possibly need? You're rolling your eyes and chuckling at my lack of knowledge aren't you?… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY- My Garden