No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.*

Today I encouraged a friend on Facebook to credit the artist when posting a copyrighted image. It’s just a little quest that I have. Yah I know you found it on a site, or another friend shared it first, but I don’t care. I located the artist and posted the link to their work. To…

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…

Bad Poetry? Oh, noetry!

I was researching a new nonfiction book idea and recalling one of my favorite editors telling me that my nonfiction writing is too “textbooky” for her. Yeah, that’s a word. And selling a book to that editor is on my bucket list. I have been getting kind rejections from her for about twenty years. Seriously….

Ghost Writer in the Woods!

Here is the cover for my first Boxcar book, The Mystery of the Fallen Treasure. It was extra fun to receive this today because I happened to be working on the next one at that very moment and was totally in the Boxcar Mode. So anyway, as you can figure out from the author’s credit,…

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…