October 2020


#RisingStarsinKidLit Amanda Wastrom

#RisingStarsinKidLit Amanda Wastrom

To close out this crazy and unprecedented year, I wanted to take some time to highlight my fellow kidlit creators who are working their tails off to birth their beautiful book babies into the world.  These interviews will cast a light on the wonderful work of these pre-published authors and author-illustrators who are destined to be… Read more »


10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest!

10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest (for children’s writers)! ​Hosted by the fabulous SUSANNA LEONARD HILL Rules according to the website: Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children ages 12 and under The story must include the words skeleton, creep, and mask.   The story can be any mood (scary, funny, sweet) and any style (poetry or prose) The story will be… Read more »


#RisingStarsinKidLit Dez Sargeant-Blair

#RisingStarsinKidLit Dez Sargeant-Blair

​To close out this crazy and unprecedented year, I wanted to take some time to highlight my fellow kidlit creators who are working their tails off to birth their beautiful book babies into the world.  These interviews will cast a light on the wonderful work of these pre-published, unagented authors and author-illustrators who are destined to be stars! … Read more »


#PBCritiqueFest 2020

#PBCritiqueFest 2020

Hello my lovey book people! I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend. I wanted to check-in and remind everyone that there’s only ONE week left to register for Brian Gehrlein’s Picture Book Spotlight #PBCritiqueFest! If you’re a picture book creator, you can’t miss out on this  AMAZING one-time picture book critique giveaway celebration! With 36 picture… Read more »


#RisingStarsinKidLit DOUBLE FEATURE WEEK!

#RisingStarsinKidLit DOUBLE FEATURE WEEK!

With so many fabulous #RisingStarsinKidlit to highlight, I thought I’d give you a double dose of greatness the last week of every month with a “Double Feature!” That means you get to meet not one, but TWO fabulous kidlit creators! Now, can you guess our first dynamic duo? Pop your guesses in the comments below… Read more »


Sneak Peek Trivia!

Sneak Peek Trivia!

​CAN YOU GUESS WHAT DEEP SEA CREATURE I AM?!? Give it a shot in the comments below.  . I hope you enjoy this little SNEAK PEEK of some of my art from The Writers’ Loft children’s anthology, FRIENDS AND ANEMONES due out in November. This beautiful collection contains fun, educational poems paired with beautiful ocean-themed artwork…. Read more »


#RisingStarsinKidLit Kailei Pew

#RisingStarsinKidLit Kailei Pew

To close out this crazy and unprecedented year, I wanted to take some time to highlight my fellow kidlit creators who are working their tails off to birth their beautiful book babies into the world.  These interviews will cast a light on the wonderful work of these pre-published, unagented authors and author-illustrators who are destined to be stars!… Read more »


#RisingStarsinKidLit Kimberly Delude

#RisingStarsinKidLit Kimberly Delude

To close out this crazy and unprecedented year, I wanted to take some time to highlight my fellow kidlit creators who are working their tails off to birth their beautiful book babies into the world.  These interviews will cast a light on the wonderful work of these pre-published authors and author-illustrators who are destined to be… Read more »


#RisingStarsinKidLit Lisa Furness

#RisingStarsinKidLit Lisa Furness

​To close out this crazy and unprecedented year, I wanted to take some time to highlight my fellow kidlit creators who are working their tails off to birth their beautiful book babies into the world.  These interviews will cast a light on the wonderful work of these pre-published, unagented authors and author-illustrators who are destined to be… Read more »


#FallWritingFrenzy

#FallWritingFrenzy

Fall is my favorite season so when I learned that the Fall Writing Frenzy Contest would be taking place again, it was an added bonus! And this year, not only am I submitting, but I’m also honored to be a prize donor! Hooray! I can’t wait to connect with another kidlit creative! BIG thanks to… Read more »