Please join me for a Picture Book Writing Retreat May 2024 on beautiful Bald Head Island.


I'm thrilled to be participating as a Little GOLDen Book member for my 6th year in the 12x12 Picture Book Challenge.


I am offering consultations and mentorships for aspiring children's book writers in 2024.

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Online Children’s Book Writing Contests

Every year I participate in several online Children’s Book Writing Contests. These contests for unpublished and published authors are a fun way to practice craft, come up with ideas, test out the opening pages of your book, and even win awards or credentials that might help lead to publication....

50 Precious Words Story

Heart Stone By the moonlit sandy dunesthe heart stonelies very still. The ocean waters, ever-moving— swish-shuh-wish-shuh-wishnearly reach the stone. Ghost crabs skitter by.Loggerheads waddle to sea. Warming. Brightening,the beach awakens. A willet skims the sunrise. The tide recedes— swish-shuh-wish Tiny toes. Mommy, look.Treasure. You can learn more about Vivian...

50 Precious Words Contest

I’m excited to be participating in Vivian Kirkfield‘s #50PreciousWords Contest this year. Writing picture books is hard work. Seriously. In 500 words, picture books must do what novels do in 50,000. That’s why I took the challenge this year to write a story in 50 words or less. I...