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
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
Awe-Snickerdoodles!!! The list came out and I'm NOT on it! I would be lying if I said it didn't sting just a little. Somebody ought to make an 'anti rejection stick' for aspiring authors....Believe me, there's a market for it! I'm glad I entered the contest (Susanna Hill's Third Annual Holiday Contest 2013) though. I… Continue reading Awe-Snickerdoodles!
I guess you could say this December I'm trying new things. Some have not worked out so well....others I'm still waiting it out! What am I talking about? Well.... I've had the same artificial green Christmas tree for the last 13 years. It has seen tinsel, old fashioned icicles, garland galore...and well, frankly I was… Continue reading NOEL