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The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Rocket Shoes, a hardcover picture book for every kid who wants to fly.Don't Forget: Sharon will be at the Tucson Festival of Books 2018University of Arizona Campus – March 10 – 11, 2018 – 9:30am to 5:30pmSee appearance schedule for spec ...
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My 2017 Writing Year, So Far: Panels, Presentations & Publication
My 2017 writing year has already been a whirl of fabulous  writing events and appearances.Sharon Skinner Book AppearanceJanuary was a super busy month. Lots of travel and teaching/presenting. As you know, I taught a half-day workshop at the ASU Virginia G Piper Center for Creative Writing.I also s ...
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A New Year of Writing and Teaching
My new year of writing and teaching is off to a great start. On January 6th, I signed an agreement with the Arizona State Library Association to become the 2017 Summer Writer in Residence at Scottsdale Public Library. I will be providing a series of six creative writing workshops and will also hav ...
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Picture Book (Part 3): Conference Critiques and the Cinderella Dream
So, back to writing picture books, Conference Critiques (and the Cinderella Dream).I submitted my PB ms for a critique at the 2015 SCBWI Summer Conference, knowing full well that the true purpose of submitting for critique critiques is to get professional level feedback on the work. However, like ma ...
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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 (Pict ...
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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.All set up and ready for the day to begin.As usual with an author, a Story ...
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How Much Glitter Does One Woman Need?
Assorted examples of  glitter & sparkly stuff passed along.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 ...
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