I'm honored to be included in the Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook as a contributor for 2023 and 2024.


I'm thrilled to be participating as a Little GOLDen Book member for my 4th year in the 12x12 Picture Book Challenge.


This summer I will be offering 30-minute and 1-hour consultations for aspiring children's book writers.

Tag: contest

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 These contests for unpublished and published authors are a fun way to practice craft, come up with ideas, test out the opening pages of your book, and even win awards or credentials that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...