Tag: children’s books

Who’s Afraid of Spiders? (Fearless February Day 10)

Arachnophobia. The fear of spiders. This is the most common animal phobia – which goes to show how irrational phobias are, since dogs and horses kill way more people each year than spiders. Spiders are creepy, I’ll admit. Those fangs, those eyes, the clicking… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Spiders? (Fearless February Day 10)”

Who’s Afraid of Blood? (Fearless February Day 7)

Hemophobia. Fear of blood. Hemophobics are easy to spot in grade school: they’re the ones screaming and crying when the nurse comes around. They simply cannot stand the sight of blood — their own or anyone else’s. Like most phobics, they experience anxiety, dread… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Blood? (Fearless February Day 7)”

Who’s Afraid of Cats? (Fearless February Day 3)

Ailurophobia. The fear of cats. Far less common than the fear of dogs, and far more difficult to comprehend. Because, seriously, most cats sleep all day and run away when you come near them. Plus they’re only a foot high. How scary is that?… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Cats? (Fearless February Day 3)”

Fearless February

Dave Davidson, the persuasive hero of my soon-to-be-released middle-grade comedy, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6, will be taking over this blog for the next month. Dave is a self-proclaimed “fear-slayer” who helps his friends through the scariest moments of grade 6, with sage and not-so-sage advice. Afraid… Continue Reading “Fearless February”

Book Buyers Anonymous

There are two kinds of people with overflowing bookcases: 1) those who believe they should stop buying so many books; and 2) those who believe they should buy more bookcases. I am of the latter sort. But, as we have such a tiny house that… Continue Reading “Book Buyers Anonymous”

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