Writing for Publication

No Sweat Writing in St. Louis

June 26, 2012

It’s pretty unusual to be wearing a sweatshirt and long pants on a late June day in St. Louis, especially when it was 90 degrees out yesterday. I’m taking advantage of the weather gift to sit on the front porch and work on my next picture book, The Crown Affair. In this sequel to What […]

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Five Questions About Being a Writer: What an Inquiring Young Mind Wants to Know

December 10, 2011

Recently, a creative writing major emailed me with some questions about being a writer. I pondered my responses in a post at www.storytellersunplugged.com. If you have questions about being a writer — or writing – send me an email. Starting in January, I’m going to have a “Q & A” corner on my website, and […]

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Getting Out of Town

November 15, 2011

Writing is often a solitary occupation. And writers tend to be an introspective bunch.  But too much time alone can lead to writer’s block, feeling stuck in a rut, or questioning whether something you wrote is really any good. Left unchecked, it can lead to things like calling your own cell phone to leave messages, […]

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Back on the Front Porch

November 13, 2011

Who wants to sit on the front porch when it’s 100 degrees outside? My two office assistants do. Unfortunately, my assistants wear coats year round, and they are unable to shed them (though they do shed a lot). Still, it was hard convincing my persistent assistants that their time outside should be limited to taking […]

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What’s Up? (Besides the Temperature?)

September 19, 2011

Who wants to sit on the front porch when it’s 100 degrees outside? My two office assistants, Luke and Nemo do. Unfortunately, since Luke and Nemo have heavy coats that they can’t take off, I had to limit my assistants’ time outdoors to taking care of personal business. Thankfully, fall seems to be here, though […]

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