Author Archives: Prairie Garden Girl

About Prairie Garden Girl

I am a wife who is adored by my Sweet Perry. Together we are parents to five boys and grandparents to seven unique grands. Pa Perry and Oma Sue love instilling the love of learning in the hearts of Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon; Henry & Charlotte and Lily & Lane. I am a reader. I am an aspiring children's picture book writer. I am a creator who sews and paints with acrylics and watercolors and sketches with colored pencil. I am an educator to hundreds of students, throughout the years. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina, and a 5K jogger. Perry and I are organic gardeners and enjoy homesteading on the Illinois prairie. Life is a beautiful ride with my Sweet P. Together, Perry and I feel life is a journey filled with joy. We want to live our lives by leaving the world a better place.

HOW PICTURE BOOKS ARE MADE

Originally posted on Alayne Kay Christian:
Today, I am sharing a presentation that I made showing how a picture book is made. It shows what the picture book looks like when first printed on an offset printer, it shows how…

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It’s Never Too Late: 10 Writers & Artists That Were Late Bloomers

Originally posted on Leigh Hecking:
In a world where it’s all about the next, young innovative person to come along, it’s easy to feel like we have passed our expiration date as writers or artists.  But does creativity have an…

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The Fuzzy Line Between Fiction and Nonfiction

Originally posted on educating alice:
I really appreciate Julie Danielson’s Kirkus blog post, “The Stories In Between” as she considers a topic near and dear to me — the blurry line between certain works of fiction and nonfiction.  Two picture…

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Illustration Notes: To Include Or Not To Include…

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Interview with Author Janet Smart

Happy Spring. Hope there are signs of this new season in your corner of the world. Come on over to the GROG Blog. Please meet Janet Smart, author of DUCK AND COVER.

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BEEP AND BOB Cover Reveal & How Giving Up Gave Jonathan Roth a Leg Up (plus a giveaway!)

Thank you, Tara, for hosting the very first peek (one year before publication) at the cover for book one of my upcoming chapter book series, BEEP AND BOB (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster), which I wri… Source: BEEP AND BOB Cover Reveal … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway – Hold Your Temper, Tiger by Carol Roth

Congratulations to Carol Roth for her new book, HOLD YOUR TEMPER, TIGER coming out on March 7th. Available now on pre-order at Amazon. Carol has agreed to give do a book giveaway. All you have to d… Source: Book Giveaway – Hold … Continue reading

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Interview with Jennifer Ward

Come meet Jennifer Ward on the GROG Blog today. She is kind and giving to all, including writers, children, animals, and birds.  

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THE 2016 NERDIES: LONG FORM NONFICTION ANNOUNCED BY DONALYN MILLER

Since my childhood, I have been fascinated with nonfiction books. I read our family World Book Encyclopedias and Time-Life books from cover-to-cover and methodically worked through every biography … Source: THE 2016 NERDIES: LONG FORM NONFICTION ANNOUNCED BY DONALYN MILLER

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Interview With New Author Tara Cattie Luebbe and Mentor Contest Announced

Tara Cattie Luebbe ran her own picture book store before becoming an author. She’s read thousands of pictures books and has a solid grasp of what it takes to write for a picture book crowd. I… Source: Interview With New … Continue reading

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