Little Elephants’ Big Adventures series

Writing Through 2020 and Other Hard Times

Writing Through 2020 and Other Hard Times

Let’s face it: 2020 is a dumpster fire, in a train wreck, at a goat rodeo. If it were a novel synopsis, editors wouldn’t get past the first paragraph before saying it was too unbelievable. The writers room for 2020 is terrible! You don’t put a small earthquake in the middle of a race revolution …

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Get Published and Paid with Work For Hire Writing

Get Published and Paid With Work For Hire Writing

My picture book series, the Little Elephants’ Big Adventures, is coming out soon! (Fingers crossed that 2020 doesn’t change that.) These books were a work for hire collaboration with Purdue University that began way back in 2016. There are six books in the series (so far) and the first three will be coming out soon. …

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How I Got Started and Kept Going as a Kidlit Writer: Dumb Luck, Divine Intervention, and hard Work

How I got Started And Kept Going As a Kidlit Writer: Dumb Luck, Divine Intervention, and Hard Work

I’ve never publicly shared my “how I got started as a kidlit writer” story. Why? Well… If I’m honest, it’s because my story starts with a lot of dumb luck and divine intervention. In fact, I never even considered myself to be a writer, let alone a good one. Let’s start at the beginning. How …

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New Year 2019

Happy New year! Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

It’s nearly the end of 2018, folks. It’s been a great year for me writing-wise.   Looking Back at 2018   2018 in Writing I published my second board book, I Pray Today, and I had my first-ever blog tour.    I revised my novel and got two new work for hire picture book contracts – …

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Bullet Journaling for Writers: Part 3 Collections to organize your writing

Bullet Journaling for Writers: Part 3 Collections

Today I excited to share the third part of my series on bullet journaling: collections to add to your writing bullet journal. But before we jump in, if you aren’t familiar with Bullet Journaling read part 1. I’ll wait. Ok, ready to rock your bullet journal? Here we go!   What is a Collection? Just …

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Announcing the Little Elephant’s Big Adventures Series

I’ve hinted a few times that I have a big project in the works. Today I finally get to share it with you. Since last fall I’ve been writing the Little Elephants’ Big Adventures series. The books are about the adventures of brother and sister elephants, Benjamin and Lucy. They’re humorous and fun. They’re also designed to teach …

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