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  Book Genres specify the types of literature that share certain common aspects. Genres include mystery, romance, historical fiction, fantasy, dystopian, adventure, …

September 21, 2017

My daughter-in-law is a first-time mom to my newest grandchild. Dylan is four months old and, of course, absolutely beautiful in …

August 21, 2017

Why do you write for Children? To be famous? To teach children the truth? To evangelize children? To fulfill my Daddy’s dream …

July 20, 2017

I’ve been asked multiple times by others hoping to get published what tips I had for getting published. Here they are: Get …

June 20, 2017

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Napa Valley. We stayed in a quaint Bed and Breakfast on the …

May 20, 2017

I frequently get asked the question of how I got published. Okay. I’ll tell. God placed the notion on me to write …

April 20, 2017

As I was running trails with my dog one day, I was overcome with awe at the beauty, the intricacies, the details, …

March 20, 2017

Back in my carpool driving days, I discovered that if I arrived early for afternoon pickup, I’d get a close up spot …

February 22, 2017

So the new year has come! Did you make resolutions of things to do or not to do? Will you eat less? …

January 20, 2017

We were just about to head down the aisle before my daughter’s wedding, when I reached into my bag and blindly applied …

December 20, 2016

I crossed paths with Satan, the other day. He was dressed in his original disguise, as a six-foot long, shiny, slithering black …

November 20, 2016

The E’s of writing for children does not equate with ease of writing for children, but includes elements to help your writing …

October 20, 2016

I recently read these words written by an editor: “Also, do not be contended with the cut and dried problems which writers …

September 21, 2016

We discussed the first three suggestion to overcoming writing obstacles in an earlier blog. Run, walk, exercise – stir up the endorphins …

August 17, 2016

Have you ever wandered aimlessly in your writing? A friend asked me the other day what I was working on. I usually …

July 5, 2016

Obstacles. Disguised in various ways, they reveal the same evil – blocks to what we want to achieve or to where we …

June 2, 2016

I traveled to India with Samaritan’s Feet earlier this year, which I’ve already shared a few experiences in this blog. Please, let …

May 6, 2016

What do children’s publishers want? That is the question that all children’s writers long to have answered. What is the magic formula …

April 11, 2016

I traveled to Hyderabad, India recently and we had one day of sightseeing and shopping in the city. This city had streets …

March 31, 2016

When I was in India recently, our team leader told of an Indian child who asked her if the streets in India …

February 29, 2016

Keeping the faith in your writing can be difficult. I remember sitting on my back porch with a rejection letter in my …

January 21, 2016

Where to begin? I had a friend ask me this question recently, who is interested in writing a young adult novel. She …

January 15, 2016

‘Twas the evening before Christmas, and through the entire shack Not a soul moved, especially tiny rat. If Clement C. Moore had …

December 9, 2015

Picture Book Submissions – The Mighty Manuscript The third item to include in your full proposal submission for a picture book is …

November 17, 2015

Apparently this is a controversial issue – To submit a children’s Proposal with your manuscript or not? I always do. The editors …

October 13, 2015
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