Tag Archives: creativity

The ultimate children’s story prompt generator

Last night I passed the Wal-Mart clearance section on my way to the auto section. My goal was to enter the store, find fuel injector cleaner, and leave with spending less than $5. It was hard to pass up the … Continue reading

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A house fit for an author

For about five years, I’ve loved this house from afar. I first encountered it when I met my husband. During our early dates, we would take long walks around his hometown of Streator, and I developed the habit of pointing … Continue reading

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Behold the mighty Glomtom!

On Wednesday, I visited first- and third-graders at Dwight Grade School. During the visit, the students helped me on a special project for Book 2 in the Sarah & Katy adventures (coming in December 2015). The first part of our … Continue reading

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(Pt. 2) What I love about children’s books: Creativity

It’s Children’s Book Week! In honor of the annual national literacy initiative hosted by Every Child a Reader and sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, I will be sharing a series of the seven elements I love about children’s books. … Continue reading

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3 building blocks of writing for young beginners

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to speak about the writing process to local third- and fourth-grade girls during the Zonta Club of Ottawa’s good citizenship tea. When I received the offer to be the guest speaker, I was asked … Continue reading

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