Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Great Valley Bookfest

This past weekend I spent a very short time at the MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing booth at the Great Valley Bookfest. I didn't get to sign any books. But I did have this special visitor drop in while there.

Monday, October 2, 2017

2017 Orange County Children's Book Festival

Sadly I couldn't attend the Orange County Children's Book Festival. But thanks to my publisher, my book did.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Awesomegang Interview

There's a quick short interview with me here. Thanks to everyone at awesomegang for the interview opportunity.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

NaPiBoWriWee? That's a mouthful!

I just found out about National Picture Book Writing Week and decided to partake in the challenge. It's the third day and I have one and a half stories written. It will be hard to write seven stories in seven days. But I'll see what I can come up with. More information here:

Thursday, March 9, 2017

50 Precious Words Winners!

Vivian has announced the winners of her 50 Precious Words writing contest. Out of 251 entries, I came in 32. You can see all the great stories here.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2nd Annual #50PRECIOUSWORDS Writing Challenge - Meowcus Welby, D.V.M.

Vivian Kirkfield has brought back her 50 Precious Words writing challenge, and boy is it a challenge! The rules are as follows: Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count of the story is 50 or less. The title does not count towards the word limit. When I heard about this year's contest, I just happen to see a picture of a cat dressed as a doctor immediately afterwards. From there, this little story came to life. I hope you enjoy it.

Meowcus Welby, D.V.M.
(47 words)

“Mr. Furrypants, I have the results of your cat scan and it shows hairballs in your tummy.”

“You’ve got to be kitten me, Doc. What can I do?”

“I’ll give you a purrscription for catnip.”

“Will I need to see a purrgeon?”

“No. You’ll be feline.”


Check out the other great 50 Precious Word entries here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Voting has begun....

The stories are great and it was hard for me to choose one. Check out all the great Valentiny stories here and vote for your favorite.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The 2nd Annual Valentiny Writing Contest!!!

Susanna Leonard Hill is back with her 2nd Annual Valentiny Writing Contest. This time the story must be a maximum 214 words in which someone is confused. Below is my entry. I hope you enjoy it.

The Little Brown-Haired Pig-Tailed Girl
197 words

Charlie Brown had his little red-haired girl and Eddie had his little brown-haired pig-tailed girl.

They met almost every day on their walk home from school. They would walk and talk until they reached her house. Yet Eddie never asked her name.

He had become quite fond of her. Today he would ask her to be his Valentine and learn her name.

He walked up to her door with flowers and a heart shaped box full of candy in hand. He took a deep breath and pressed the doorbell. “Ding dang dong,” it chimed.

His heart pounded in his chest in sync with the footsteps that rapidly approached the door.

The door swung open to reveal the little brown-haired pig-tailed girl and her twin sister. Or vice versa.

Confused, he reached out with the candy and flowers and asked with a crack in his voice, “Will you be my Valentine?”

The girls smiled and responded in unison, “Yes!”

His eyes went wide and his jaw dropped.

The girls took the flowers and candy and giggled as they closed the door.

Eddie trudged home both happy and puzzled. He still didn’t know the little brown-haired pig-tailed girls name.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Storystorm has passed.

It's over. I got 31 ideas in 30 days with 1 idea about 1/2 way written. Thanks to Tara Lazar for helping out the writing community.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Journey Into Blog Contest Winners Announced

I'm a little late getting to this but my story Journey Into Gopher Madness from this post came in 3rd in the 2016 Journey Into Blog writing contest. The official announcement is here, you can skip to 4:30 to hear my name announced. The story will be read on his blog in the future, I'll post the link as soon as I have it.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

I know I'm late wishing everyone a happy new year as we are now a few days into the new year. But at least I'm not a month late. ;) STORYSTORM month has begun! It was Picture Book Idea Month but has been expanded and renamed to incorporate more genre's. More info here.