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…

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…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Hug Me

  So I started work on that mini flower garden that hopes to grow into a mini flower farm one day and now I’m hot, dirty, sweaty, bleeding, cursing, and just a fleck of a straw away from all out bawling…. . . Putting in a new garden will put a smile on your face…

FRIDAY FRENZY- My Garden

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?…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

My teenager just got his driver’s permit. Want to know what that looks like? Picture this…an old beat up mini-van complete with smashed in side (thank you drive through car wash), what looks like straight from the hood bullet holes (thank you Maryland road work improvement team), cracked windshield, front license plate dangling from one lone…

FRIDAY FRENZY – The Napping House

I don’t know how it happened but a while back, Fall I think it was, I was in the laundry room digging around for all the dirty soccer gear and I’m pretty sure I was attacked by a mound of nappy socks, the kind of nappy socks that you take one whiff of and the…