All in a Day’s Work

This week I finished a pretty horrifying but interesting proposal that was requested based on a query. Here’s how it works much of the time for nonfiction projects: you pitch an idea to a publisher that is accepting queries only. First you make sure they haven’t done anything like it and yet you feel it…

Spacing out in our space

A friend asked his artist friends to share photos of their work spaces for a presentation he was working on. When I sent him mine, his comment was, “I love ugly offices.” That’s what I have. My office is situated in a dilapidated mobile home across the road from my house. We call the old…

Restoring Old Stuff

What Do They Dream? is one my ideas that’s been rejected by a small number of publishers, most 4-5 years ago. Several rejections were very nice, just “too many dream books.” So after filing it away for a few years, I decided to try to make the text more unique, and continue working on collage…

A Good Use of an iPhone

A couple of years ago, I submitted a picture book to a little contest hosted by Smories: original stories for kids, read by kids. While it didn’t win, my story was shortlisted and included on the Smories site. Here is the adorable child reading What If a Pig Could Dance a Jig? and stumbling over…

Make your own Pop-up from Up All Night Counting!

I was rooting around on Ye Olde RMK Website this morning, looking for links to send to a potential client, when I discovered a page I had forgotten about! You can make your own pop-up from Up All Night Counting! Just click on Pop-up Activity and you’ll have access to images to cut out and…