Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fun with Legos and Books

My kids and I love to play with Legos. And we love to read. And we love the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman. So, one of the things we did over the summer was create this movie, inspired by Neal's incredible book.


Friday, August 19, 2011

I Love the Mailbox

This week I got a few fun things in the mail.

Two copies of the September 2011 issue of Highlights for Children, with my poem "Summer Day" on page ten (look for it!).

An acceptance from Highlights for Children for yet another of my poems, this one titled "Cloudy." (an aside: it seems the poems that the folks at Highlights like the most are the ones that come by way of sudden, untimely inspiration).

AND, a note from my BFF who lives in BOLIVIA. (pen-pal-ing is fun--try it!)

Guess which one made me smile the biggest?

Monday, August 08, 2011

My life, elevator-pitch style

I thought it would be a fun exercise to write about my life (my real life) as an elevator pitch, and try to make it sound as exciting as possible.

Here goes:

While struggling to find her place in the publishing world, a married mother of three must overcome the challenges of everyday life in order to follow her dreams. Will chaos smother her passion for writing a future bestseller, or be the fuel she needs to make her dream a reality?

Ha. No wonder I write fantasy.

Anyone else wanna give it a try?