Hello Lovely Readers!
Thanks for supporting the blog series, Kid Lit Village! It has been great featuring authors and illustrators of new children’s books and I hope you’ve discovered some lovely new books through keeping up with the blog and/or received some great writing tips for those seeking publication. Although there won’t be any more new interviews from now through August, I am working on author/illustrator features for the fall. Feel free to get in touch if you have a new picture book, board book, or early chapter book coming out. I love to feature Canadian creators and nature-themed books. If you’re looking for a blog interview, do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m off from my regular work as Nature Program Manger of my lovely little preschool so no more taking the children for daily walks to parks and beaches required; however, I might just squeeze in a few on my own because they are so great for de-stressing and I do love soaking up the beauty all around us.
I’ll be thinking ahead to the fall and maybe start a project or two for next year’s class. I will keep you posted with updates around that.
My summer writing goals:
-revise 2-3 picture book manuscripts
-develop characters/plot and dive into writing my MG novel-in-verse (I’m about 400 words in so just barely getting started)
-reading lots of comps
-writing a non-fiction pb manuscript
-send out work, with a goal or 1 poem or pb submission per day
For me summer is a time to PURGE! So I will be doing some trips to the Salvation Army with boxes and bags of donations. We are renovating our living room: new fireplace, flooring, paint and it has turned out house upside down but it gives me greater motivation to get rid of un-necessary items.
How is your summer shaping up? Do you have goals? Are you finding ways to relax or connect with friends/family? I hope summer of 2021 treats you well.