Picture Book (Part 2): Submitting the MS or I think it’s done, I think it’s done!

Submitting the manuscript is always a big step in the publication journey. It’s as true for submitting picture book manuscripts as anything else. After two years of writing, revising, re-visioning, asking for feedback from other picture book authors, and more rewriting, I finally had a PB ms (Picture Book manuscript) I was...

Payson Book Festival 2016

We spent last Saturday at the Payson Book Festival. It was a very well-run event. The organizers and volunteers were awesome and we had a good time meeting new readers and getting to know some new Arizona authors, as well. As usual with an author, a Story Monster lurked nearby. 😉  I also...

How Much Glitter Does One Woman Need?

I like glitter as much as the next person. I also like sparkly, colorful objects. I especially like making stuff, including stuff made out of glittery, sparkling materials. However, at some point there needs to be some limit to the amount of crafting and sewing supplies one attempts to keep at hand....

Recent Author Appearances Recap: Cirque du Livre and #PCC2016

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Here is a quick recent author appearances recap. First, I attended the Cirque du Livre Writers Conference in Mesa, where I presented on with Alan Black, Deena Remiel, and Tom Leveen on topics that included creating antagonists readers love...