Monthly Archives: April 2013

You want me to do what with my words? Smash ’em!

Since I’ve started this journey, I’ve had a lot of technology catching-up to do. I started this blog. I started two professional Facebook pages. I set up a Twitter account. I downloaded and learned to use IrfanView. I opened a Linkedin … Continue reading

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Kelly Milner Halls

Kelly’s keynote speech on Sunday at the SCBWI conference just took my breath away. She was so eloquent and honest about her writing journey. Kelly writes non-fiction books about fictional things, such as Bigfoot and ghosts. She visits 60-70 schools … Continue reading

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Come sit with us

Writers of kid-lit are known for their warmth. From left: Tera Stivers; Deb Marshall; Linda Duddridge; and Shannon Grogan. Yours truly stands behind them. They made the second day of the SCBWI conference sooo much better. Thanks, guys!

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Say cheese!

The group of children’s writers who welcomed me into the fold. A couple of fellow Spokane residents are pictured, including Carol Nelson, back row, far left, and Rachel Hamby, back row, third from right.

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Introducing myself

Day 2 of the western Washington SCBWI conference started differently than the first day. I’m so glad. After the first day of my conference, I was convinced I wouldn’t attend again. This is the fourth year I’ve taken part in … Continue reading

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Party Pic!

As mentioned in my earlier blog, here is a party pic from the SCBWI conference this weekend, but not quite the one I had planned. Instead of new friends, here are two of my biggest supporters. My daughter, Megan, (left), … Continue reading

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My heroine, Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, queried 60 agents before finding representation with Susan Ramer, a literary agent at Don Congdon Associates. Ms. Ramer sold the manuscript in less than a week. I submitted my manuscript to that agency on … Continue reading

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