I’m participating in Storystorm 2022! Are you? Today is the last day to register for this annual event. Over the years, since 2009, author and blogger, Tara Lazar has hosted this amazing event with opportunities for readers, writers, educators, and individuals interested in writing and illustrating picture books for children. Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo)Continue reading “Storystorm”


#PBChat with Justin Colón

#PBChat is a community of picture book creators hosted by Justin Colón. Every other Wednesday Justin hosts a chat on Twitter. A kid lit industry topic is tweeted. Authors, illustrators, writers, and illustrators participate with tweets about the craft and business of picture books. Once a year, Justin sets of #PBChat Mentorship Program. InContinue reading “#PBChat with Justin Colón”

Part VI 100 Day Challenge

I reached the half way mark! Posting another set of ten creations for the 100 Day Challenge. This set includes remembering two legendary, award winning authors and illustrators. Eric Carle 1929-2021 Lois Ehlert 1934-2021

Part IV 100 Day Challenge

The 100 Day Challenge continues as I create on 4 X 4 watercolor paper every day. The following creations are painted with watercolor. The theme is picture book characters. Painting faces was challenging for me. I stepped up to the challenge and put forth the effort. Most importantly, I enjoyed my time creating.

Avoid the “Spring Slide”

Due to a world-wide outbreak of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the virus as a pandemic. During this time when school is not in session, I’m sharing some resources for kids and parents. These links support reading, writing, creating, learning, and growing. Every day I discover many generous folks offeringContinue reading “Avoid the “Spring Slide””

Nonfiction Fest

Are you a writer of nonfiction for kids? Today is the first post for the first Nonfiction Fest! This free writing event is hosted by some outstanding nonfiction authors: Pat Miller Linda Skeers Lisa Amstutz Nancy Churnin Peggy Thomas Stephanie Bearce Susie Kralovansky To learn more, click on this link here. Time to learn andContinue reading “Nonfiction Fest”