Writing for Publication

TBT: The One Book to Get for Anyone Who Wants to Write for Children

December 17, 2015

With holiday shopping still in full swing, this post from the past is still timely. As a children’s author, I’m often asked how someone can get their book published. I used to try and cram as much information that I’ve learned over the past ten years into ten minutes or less. Then my husband came […]

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TBT: The Christmas Someone Stole My Grandma’s Car and Other Stories

December 10, 2015

This week’s post is from Christmas past, about finding inspiration in everyday life. It’s from a December 2010 post I wrote for Storytellers Unplugged, a multiple-author blog about writing, publication, and the creative life. You know that one question people seem to always ask writers? Not the one about how much money you make. I’m […]

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TBT: It’s Sweater Weather, Even if You Have to Wear it on Your Head

December 4, 2015

For this week’s “Throw Back Thursday,” I chose a blog post from three years ago. Two reasons why. The first is that the mild fall we had this year in St. Louis reminded me of the weather we had that year. The second is that shortly after Thanksgiving that same year, one of my two […]

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TBT 2008: Yes, Book Signings Can Be Awkward. But They Can Be Awesome, Too!

November 26, 2015

Since my first children’s book came out fifteen years ago, a lot has changed. But book signings continue to elicit a level of anxiety and insecurity not felt since middle school. Here’s why they’re still worth doing. Tale of a Book Signing I’m sitting at a table at a local bookstore, signing copies of my […]

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Questions Answered. Info Offered.

July 6, 2015

It’s July, and I’m officially the Featured Author of the Month for the Missouri Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). In my interview with fellow author and Missouri-SCBWI member Peggy Archer, I talk about everything from writer’s block to agents, with a hummingbird somewhere in the middle! Featured Author of the Month PAL Author […]

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