Summer Reading Challenge: Week 2

This week I discovered more great picture books as I continued my summer reading challenge with librarian, Rena Traxel.  Here they are: Black Cat, White Cat by Silvia Borando Read someplace airy. My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits Picture by Gabi Swiatkowska Read someplace fluffy. Edmond And The Moonlit Party by Marc Boutavant Read someplace green.Continue reading “Summer Reading Challenge: Week 2”

Summer Reading Challenge: Week 1

Welcome to a new weekly feature here on my author blog!  I’m participating in Rena Traxel’s summer reading challenge and having a ton of fun while reading and discovering new and different picture books.  Here are some photos from this week. Rena has challenged us to find new a different places to read with a differentContinue reading “Summer Reading Challenge: Week 1”

Summer Reading Challenge

Hello Readers! I have decided to participate in Rena Traxel’s summer reading challenge.  Read 62 picture books in July and August.  You must read them in different places from Rena’s weekly list. Interested? You have until July 4th to enter if you want to do the challenge too. Reading all those picture books is great research. ShouldContinue reading “Summer Reading Challenge”

Need Your Input for Books in Progress

Let’s have some fun and choosing which books to self-publish/send out on submission next… I need a little reprieve from making decisions so maybe you can help. Here’s a synopsis of five different manuscripts I’m currently working on. I’d like to get your impression.  In the comments, let me know which story you’d most like to see made into aContinue reading “Need Your Input for Books in Progress”

A Real Life Katie Shaeffer

Though this does not count as inspiration for the book, here’s a great example of a real life Katie Shaeffer.  One of my preschoolers, age 5, wanted to bring something for show and tell and it could not be a toy.  He and his Mom showed incredible initiative, resourcefulness and creativity to visit the beach,Continue reading “A Real Life Katie Shaeffer”