Category: Am Writing

Poetry for ALL–3 easy activities for #NationalPoetryMonth

Another lesson plan? Fear not! As a teacher, I know the LAST THING YOU NEED IS MORE TO DO.  Thus, dear fabulous teachers, I present to you 3 activities you can use TOMORROW–with minimal prep– for #NationalPoetryMonth or those days you need just a little something extra to GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT WORDS! FIRST LINE/LAST… Read more »

The Writing Process Blog Tour

My friend author–and SCBWI RA pal, Susan Uhlig tagged me to jump on the Writing Process Blog Tour so welcome to my two cents about this crazy-wonderful business. You can read what Susan had to say about her process HERE. As for me… What am I working on? Like many authors, I’m working on several… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part13: Season’s Readings*!

SEASON’S READINGS*, friends! (*Credit to Paul W. Hankins for that clever phrase.) It feels like Christmas came early this year, thanks to the wonderful people at @scbwi  who included THIS CRAZY BLOG on their main page BLOGROLL for the month– along with some incredible names in children’s publishing. Wow! (For those of you visiting for… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part10 with Katherine Longshore

I know what you’re thinking: a blog series about EXPECTING A BOOK should have nine posts. Right? Me too, actually. But guess what? Like parenting, and writing books, WHOOSH my book-baby blog has taken on a life of its own– with more fabulous guest bloggers, like KATHERINE LONGSHORE: Katy is the book-mom of three historical… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part6: Multiple Births (writing a series)

My guests this week on WHAT TO EXPECT…, Chad Morris and Naomi Kinsman, are both authors of middle grades SERIES. Yes, Virginia–Welcome to Part6: MULTIPLE BIRTHS. Chad Morris’ fantasy/adventure series, Cragbridge Hall (Shadow Mountain), follows twins Abby and Derick Cragbridge who go to school in the year 2074, “where students don’t read history, but watch… Read more »