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From the mouths (and minds) of children

Last weekend, I was visiting my parents on the same day my nieces were visiting them. Sarah marched over to me and said, “So. For the next book, Milana says to include Cloud Men, Cloud Kingdom …” She began rattling … Continue reading

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Imagining adulthood

As a child, I imagined plenty of adventures and scenarios. Some days I’d hop on my bed, tie the bonnet I got at the Laura Ingalls Wilder home under my chin, plant a chair (or in my imagination’s eye, a … 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. 1) What I love about children’s books: Imagination

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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