Meet My Summer Intern!

July 21, 2016

I’m pleased to have my youngest son, Alex, helping me out this summer, cleaning up mailing lists, researching educator conferences and children’s lit festivals, and updating my website. He’s also writing and posting on various social media, brainstorming book promotions, and doing whatever he can so I can write my next book. “Beach breaks” on […]

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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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Thinking Beyond Orange

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 our family, so we have to have at least five pumpkins. Somehow we always end up with more! We usually go to the same farm to pick pumpkins right out of the field. […]

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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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