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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 »


New Blog Series…

New Blog Series…

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Big Kids Writing for Little Kids! It’s been a while since I posted so I thought I’d update you on what’s new. To close out this crazy and unprecedented year, I’ll be taking some time to highlight my fellow kidlit creators who are working their tails off to birth their… Read more »


#BridgingtheDistance Art Challenge

#BridgingtheDistance Art Challenge

Art Licensing Show & Greeting Card Association THE CHALLENGE  ART: Any kind or message, focused on the text, but include art as well. Art does not have to be new, but it does have to fit the greeting card theme. THEME: The theme is BRIDGING THE DISTANCE. Anything you would send to a friend to encourage… Read more »


#SCBWIFlashFic Contest

#SCBWIFlashFic Contest

THE CHALLENGE ​  Create a 265-character story based off the wonderful illustration below by Luciana Powell. Share it with the tag #SCBWIFlashFic on Twitter.    More of Luciana’s work can be viewed on her website here: http://www.lucianaillustration.com Here is my entry! Alone Together The clock struck 12. Maddie raised her window and entered the tired night. Guided… Read more »


Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

So excited to participate in this year’s Spring Fling Kidlit Contest!  Rules of the contest: Write a 150-word story geared towards children ages 12 or under. Choose a gif to inspire your story or create one yourself. ​Check out the full rules on Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Ciara O’Neal’s blogs. Thanks for hosting!!  Here’s my entry titled, CHANCE TO FLY. I’ve been finding… Read more »


#50PreciousWords

#50PreciousWords

I’m so excited to have won Honorable Mention in Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords Contest. It’s always great to practice writing a whole story in just 50 words, especially when the average word length for picture books is getting shorter and shorter. GUIDELINES FOR #50PRECIOUSWORDS: Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, that has a… Read more »