Tag: children’s books

Good News

First, my plane did not crash. (Make that planes, five of them, and not a single one crashed. What luck!) So I am back at home, alive, perfectly able to edit my draft novel/monstrosity before anyone reads it. But after two weeks vacation, I really don’t feel like… Continue Reading “Good News”

Writing vs. Editing

On Monday, I finished the first draft of my new novel for the 10+ age group. (No time to blog with that on my plate.) As I was writing the last scenes, I brimmed with excitement, tears, sighs, joy, wonder, etc. The words, “I love it!” kept… Continue Reading “Writing vs. Editing”

Illustrations and other Surprises

I opened an email last week to find a message from my editor at Kids Can Press with a file attachment showing the revised roughs of my first picture book. What a treat! I can’t include a picture here, of course. You’ll have to wait… Continue Reading “Illustrations and other Surprises”

Too Many Books to Write

I’m not the only writer with 18 books in progress, am I? I love a story when it’s still in the bud and bursting with potential. I most often write picture books, which are very short and take up little file space. A few of my PBs-in-progress are first drafts, but most are… Continue Reading “Too Many Books to Write”

Other People’s Book Signings

Children’s books have brought me some great times this month. Sure, I’ve had fun with my own, Walking Backward–which received another notable mention this past weekend in the National Post’s children’s book round-up. But I’ve had much more fun with other people’s.  Mid-month, I went to… Continue Reading “Other People’s Book Signings”

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