Monday, July 30, 2007

Book Reviewer for NWFCC

I have accepted an exciting opportunity with The National Writing for Children Center as a Children's Book Reviewer!

Suzanne Lieurance posted the announcement on her website in the categories of: Children's Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult and Children's Non-fiction.

At this point in time I will be focusing on Middle Grade Books.

I am currently reading, Firegirl by Tony Abbott. Look for my book review for the NWFCC in the coming weeks.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Acceptance and To Be Published News!

I hope that the warmer summer days are giving you the energy and inspiration to write your best material.

I have more exciting news to share with you all! My first-person account article entitled, "Publication or Rejection, What Will It Be Today?" has been accepted by Kid Magazine Writers - and will appear in their August 2007 issue.

Once I have the link I will share it with you.

Here's to your success!

Monday, July 16, 2007

To Be Published!

Hello All...I have started treating Monday mornings as a welcoming day...bright with new ideas and inspirations for the week. I'm so glad that I have and my positive attitude is reflecting those changes. I have already shared with you in an earlier post about the program: Musing Our Children - Reading & Writing Appreciation Week - October 15-19, 2007 -

Now I get to share with you more exciting news. My short story entitled, "The Creaky Ceiling," has been accepted for publication in Long Story Short - for their August 2007 issue. Will keep you posted on the link.

Have a wonderful...not so manic...Monday!

Musing Our Children - Reading & Writing Appreciation Week - October 15-19, 2007

Have you always wanted to get involved in school visits, either locally or nationally to promote reading and writing, but haven't been sure how to go about it? Look no further! A wonderful program by Musing Our Children has been created.

Visit us at:

As parents, teachers, and writers we need to band together and offer our young muses the advantages and understanding that reading and writing has to offer. The more people involved the better our chances in reaching a wider circle of children.

We are asking writers and anyone else who'd like to volunteer to set an appointment at any time within October 15-19, 2007 and visit either an elementary school and read to a classroom, or visit the older elementary classes or even high schools and talk to them about what it means to be a writer.

Come join us in this worthwhile event...which is sure to be a wonderful experience for all involved.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Hello All...just wanted to share with you my new website at:

AuthorsDen is the most vibrant community of authors and readers online! They make the discovery and purchase of information useful, direct and personal.

Stop over and surf...would love for you to check it out and make any comments.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Critique Group or Cheerleading Group

For the last year and a half I have learned and read about how crucial being part of a Critique Group is to your writing career. I agree 100%!

If you find joining a Critique Group is intimidating...why not approach it more as a Cheerleading Group.

Once you join the right group for will find that fellow writer's usually give sound advice. It is imperative that you get a fresh set of eyes to review your manuscript, since it is difficult to proofread your own work and be impartial to the flow of the words.

It is always exciting for your fellow critique members to see your finished manuscript, article, or short story be accepted for publication.

Go ahead...put yourself out there...not just submitting your best work, but reviewing it with fellow writer's.

Have an inspirational day!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Published Article

Hello All...just want to toot my horn. My article, "What's Not A Fish, But Is Called A Fish," has been published in the July 2007 issue of Stories for Children Magazine. Click the link for viewing:

Have a wonderful day!