A Perfect Place, book review, Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, Giveaway, San Francisco Book Review, SCBWI, Teresa E. Harris, Tricia Springstubb

The Perfect Place — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Remember, the villain is always the hero in his own story. Wanting to‘rule the world’ just to ‘rule the world’ is for cartoons.”~ Kristen Lamb ~Gifts for My Writer Friends: This isn’t the sort of thing I usually link, but I found a great site for people concerned about helping kids… Continue reading The Perfect Place — Review and Giveaway

A Bird on Water Street, Anne R. Allen, Book Giveaway, book review, Cheryl Rainfield, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Goodreads, Jack Schaefer, San Francisco Book Review, SCBWI, Stained

Stained by Cheryl Rainfield — A Review and Giveaway and Overview of A Bird on the Water

Thought for the Day: “I have rewritten — often several times — every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.”  ~ Vladimir Nabokov ~Some Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kathleen Temean gives us a story that is particularly motivating and interesting. All writers should read this one. Click HERE.  We all know… Continue reading Stained by Cheryl Rainfield — A Review and Giveaway and Overview of A Bird on the Water

Albert Schweitzer, Gary Paulsen, Gingersnap, Jim Paulsen, Kelly Milner Halls, Patricia Reilly Giff, Road Trip, Sacramento Book Review, SCBWI, Writing Dialog, Writing Dialogue

DOUBLE Giveaway — Gingersnap and Road Trip

Thought for the Day:“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~Albert Schweitzer~This week I have four links for you that all have to do with… Continue reading DOUBLE Giveaway — Gingersnap and Road Trip

Black and White, Nancy Bo Flood, no name baby, SCBWI, Warriors in the Crossfire, Writer's Workshops

Warriors in the Crossfire, a Review and Giveaway.

Thought for the day:  “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham ~ For all of my readers:Every Sunday, another writer, Shannon Messenger, gathers together a list of blogs that review middle-grade books, many of which have giveaways. If you aren't familiar with her blog,… Continue reading Warriors in the Crossfire, a Review and Giveaway.

An Elephant in the Garden, Book Give-Away, Kaspar the Titanic Cat, Michael Morpurgo, Narration, One for the Murphys, Sacramento Book Review, SCBWI, War Horse, Writing Conferences, writing for children

Tell Me a Story — Narration in Today’s Writing. Book Reviews and a Give-Away

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Elizabeth Gibson, Ellen Klages, Hope Clark, Margaret Duarte, SCBWI, Selene Castrovilla, The Green Glass Sea, The Speculative Salon, White Sands Red Menace

This and That and Ellen Klages

I had a good day today. First I met with my good friend and fellow writer, JaNay Brown. We are working on a collection of seasonal poems and are making great progress. She’s a very talented writer, and I am excited to be working with her on this project. I felt pretty energized after our… Continue reading This and That and Ellen Klages