Party Hop and Shop at the First SCBWI Book Launch!

November 30, 2015

Thousands of children’s books are published annually, so it’s understandable if you miss a few every year. But don’t you wonder if you missed out on something that was right up your reading alley? I hate when that happens! Never fear! The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’  Book Launch Party is here, just in […]

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Another Post from the Past

November 19, 2015

It’s “Throw Back Thursday,” and this week’s post is about the benefits of going beyond the ordinary — whether it’s looking for a pumpkin or an idea. Thinking Beyond Orange by JEANIERANSOM on OCTOBER 6, 2012 Every year about this time, my family goes in search of some pumpkins for our front porch. There are five people in […]

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I love February!

November 10, 2015

February is for conversation hearts, flowers, and chocolate. It’s also just happens to be the month I’ve had a new book published on the 15th — two years in a row. February 2015 was THE CROWN AFFAIR; February 2016 is RED AND THE LITTLE BITTY WOLF, available to pre-order from Amazon and other online booksellers, as […]

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Join Me for “WriToThEndMo”

November 1, 2015

It’s November 1st.  Time to write a 50,000 novel in thirty days (“NaNoWriMo”), brainstorm thirty picture-book ideas in a month (“PiBoldMo”) or both. (Yes, both. Apparently it does happen.) But I don’t need to start a new novel when I have 25,000 words of a MG novel written. And I don’t need any more picture-book ideas […]

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Blue is the New Orange

October 7, 2014

Settting our new picks out after our fall trek to the pumpkin farm,  I thought it was fitting to revisit a post from October 2012 about pumpkin diversity. Happy Fall! Thinking Beyond Orange by JEANIE RANSOM on OCTOBER 6, 2012 Every year about this time, my family goes in search of some pumpkins for our […]

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