A “THANK YOU” post!

During this challenging season in history, perhaps you’re feeling a bit like me: stressed, fearful, isolated, and/or disappointed over cancelled plans. With all the craziness going on, it may be hard to recognize the good things still in our lives, particularly the wonderful people! Today I hope you might be …

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EXQUISITE: THE POETRY AND LIFE OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS + Giveaway!

April is National Poetry Month! And just in time, a beautiful new book titled EXQUISITE (by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera) released this month to celebrate one of the most inspiring poets of all time — the incomparable Gwendolyn Brooks. In fact, Gwendolyn Brooks’ exquisite poetry earned her …

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CELEBRATING YOU (Yes, you!)

As 2019 winds to a close, I’d love to celebrate you, our wonderful blog readers. Many of you are fellow picture book writers (some pre-published, others well-published.) So let’s take a moment and share your hard-earned writing accomplishments this year!  If you achieved any of the following in 2019, please …

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