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
Ya'll know I love children's picture books. I love writing them. I love reading them. I love oogling (is that a word?) over the amazing art in them. They just make me happy. But it has been a while since I posted a Friday Frenzy featuring a picture book. Why? Because wouldn't you know the… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY- Wimbley the Wonder Boy
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
Are you ready? Are your gifts wrapped and under the tree? Have you baked all the goodies, sung all the carols, and bought all your new lights because those strands you bought last season didn't work like you'd hoped they would even though you never even unboxed those suckers much less plugged them in...have you...HAVE… Continue reading Christmas Holiday Home Tour
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 love book trailers. I don't know if it's the music, the art, the creativity, or all of the above, but I just can't get enough. And since it's Christmas and there's that whole 12 days thing, and since It's the season for sharing, and since I can't bake you a Christmas cake and send… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Picture Book Trailers
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
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… Continue reading THE FRIDAY FRENZY- Lola Dutch