Spring Fling KidLit Contest

Hello friends! I mentioned in my last blog post that I was working on a spring, 150-word writing contest entry. The goal was to pick a kid-friendly, spring GIF and write a story based on the GIF. After looking through GIF after GIF after GIF (Did I mention that I looked through a million and … Continue reading Spring Fling KidLit Contest

BE MINE FUREVER!

Hope you are enjoying the day with friends and loved ones. In my previous post, I described Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny Writing Contest 2018. A few days ago, I submitted an entry about love under the sea. Then yesterday, two puppies entered my head. They claimed all the space and I had to bang out … Continue reading BE MINE FUREVER!

Wrapping Up 2017 & Celebrating My Accomplishments (the Anti-Resolution Revolution)

A year ago, I stumbled on a writing challenge called the 12 Days of Christmas for Writers. This series of daily writing exercises really helped me bring 2016 to a close and plan for the year ahead. I'm doing the challenge again this year and find that it is super-helpful (almost in a cleansing/freeing way) … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2017 & Celebrating My Accomplishments (the Anti-Resolution Revolution)

Halloweensie Story #2: PUMPKINS ON PARADE

Who doesn't love pumpkins this time of year? Let's see what these pumpkins are doing during their midnight stroll through the neighborhood! PUMPKINS ON PARADE Bumbling pumpkins in a line, Fat ones, thin ones; all are fine. Some hop on stems or roll around, Some somersault across the ground. Monster pumpkins with sharp claws, scary … Continue reading Halloweensie Story #2: PUMPKINS ON PARADE

Blown Away as Safety Books Make Local News in Onslow County, NC

Brian Kelly, Onslow County Fire Marshal, and I started a mission two years ago to put fire helmets and safety my stories in Onslow County elementary schools and select preschools.  In 2015, we visited elementary schools and select preschools and presented them with fire helmets and copies of What Should Daisy Do. Kelly hosted a … Continue reading Blown Away as Safety Books Make Local News in Onslow County, NC