Interesting blog stuff

Entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s “Halloweensie” story contest.  Requirements: 100 words or less, and must include any form of the words dark, haunt, and costume. [] THE COUNTDOWN by Amelia Shearer (57 words) [] 5 bags of candy, filled to the brim 4 hours ’til midnight Halloween 3 darkened windows loom ahead 2 deep breaths, double dare 1 […]

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Today I have the honor of sharing a picture book pitch on the wonderful Susanna Hill’s blog as a part of her “Would You Read It Wednesday” series of posts. Readers have the chance every Wednesday on Susanna’s blog to see a new book pitch (a short blurb about the plot of a book, which […]

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I love school visits as an author.  I loved them as a student, so of course they’re one of my favorite things to do now that I have my own name on a couple of books!  To have an author come and speak, listen to your thoughts and ideas, and personalize a book just to […]

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As a former (and always!) teacher, Read Across America Day already sings to my heart – millions of teachers, parents, and kids focused on reading great books and talking about them.  What could be better?? I didn’t realize until I really started writing as a career, though, how much Dr Seuss’ work means to me […]

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