I realize that adding the scripture may have been an unpopular decision. Adding any scripture to a children’s book that I hope to get into public school libraries when they’ve basically banned God from the schools, is a huge obstacle. Technically, it is a huge roadblock.
Excellent news Hamilton Troll fans… We WON the 2014 Texas Association of Authors Book Contest for Best Children’s Book under 7! That is right! Hamilton Troll meets Dinosaurs is now an Award-Winning Book! . I know I couldn’t have done it without my super talented illustrators Leigh A. Klug and Carol W. Bryant whom I […]
I can’t blame age… nor would I want to in my case, but I know I’m not the only one who feels her memory is not what it used to be! I have to make a note for everything! If I don’t I am doomed to forget it. I have walked into a room for something […]
Last night I had a dream; a dream that you could make a phone call to heaven to talk with anyone there. The catch was: you could only make one call per year, to one person.
The other day I received a phone call, completely out of the blue, from a very, very shy child in the Chicago area. She had been scouring the internet apparently looking for poetry and came across the below poem I had written for my mom for mother’s day quite some time ago. She began asking […]
Whew, what a whirlwind the past few days have been! On release day I spent the day for myself..marketing. “The First Unibear” made it into the Top 200 Books! #131 in Children’s Christian Animal Fiction! #195 in Christian Poetry! #208 in Children’s Inspirational!!!
Between you and me… I just had to ask. The other day I get out of my car in a parking lot of an establishment I frequent quite often. I stepped down onto the ground and heard that crunch of a processed food product that fell out of someone’s hand or bag previously before my […]
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When I was about 10 years old I wrote a fun children’s story called “The World’s First Unibear”. I combined my love of unicorns, Rainbow Bright, Care Bears and my active imagination into developing my own character in a hand-drawn rhyming story.
Choices – Chances – Changes If you make a choice to take a chance, to change your life for good, Will the chance you chose to take, turn out to be the one you should? And how do you know which chance to choose, if change is so uncertain, Cause the change you chose to […]
Grand-daddy may I ask you, why is the sky so high? Because the birds, with feathered wings, need places they can fly. Grand-daddy may I ask you, why is the sky so blue? Because my boy, it’s one of those things, that yellow would not do. Grand-daddy may I ask you, why is the grass […]
As always, this time of year leads people to pause and consider what all we are so thankful for. It’s one of the best times of year because, if we do it right, it forces us to look at the silver linings in our lives and appreciate them. Our daily lives can be so stressful. […]
Okay that statement is so true it’s hilarious! Can you imagine not being able to dodge an elephant? I mean they are big, yes. They can move, yes. But I’ve never seen an elephant land in my soup! Yet let’s analyze that just a wee bit deeper, shall we? It’s the little things that worry […]
With Halloween among us and a recent discovery made, I decided to share this short story with my followers. I wrote this story for a creative writing class in High School in 1992. My mom helped me edit it and I didn’t change a thing. I hope you all enjoy reading it. If you enjoy […]
That is what my horoscope said the other day. It didn’t necessarily correspond to the situations of that day, but it is SO me! When I was younger, whenever someone upset me, whenever my mom told me to do something I didn’t want to do, whenever things weren’t going right; instead of saying something aloud […]
Last night my husband asked if I was missing a sock – as he had found one on the floor. That brought a very interesting question to my mind: Is everybody missing a sock? Even when you find a sock, you are missing a sock. Follow me here: A found sock does not mean it […]
My illustrator came across this the other day and when I read it, I laughed myself silly! Time to pay it forward… hope you all get a giggle out of this too! The following proverbs were collected by a first grade teacher. She gave her class part of an old proverb and let them fill […]
Great discoveries and improvements invariable involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself. – Alexander Graham Bell AMEN! I feel the same way! I work very hard […]
Left Brain: Decisive Logical Accurate Analytical Reason Practical Strategic Control Scientific Realistic Right Brain: Intuition Love Poetry Freedom Passionate Vivid Creative Yearning Peace Artistic Cute picture right? Funny. Eye Opening. I definitely think they left out quite a few words for either side but they couldn’t list them all – it would be too busy […]
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. – Someone said “I count my blessings everyday” in a conversation the other day and it got me thinking. […]
So, I just recently found out that unicorns were mentioned in the bible… King James Version – there was the strength of the unicorn, the horn of a unicorn, skip… like a young unicorn… did they once exist? The dinosaurs once existed, but don’t anymore. The Dodo bird once existed… did they get hunted or […]