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Rainstorm Press, 2011

People who catch me reading are as likely to find me thumbing through a picture book as anything else. I'm glad I have grandkids, because I still can't get enough of this fun, quirky genre.
 
Stories for kids are just as much fun to write as they are to read. A tweak here, a tuck there, and ideas morph from imagination into polished prose, ready to burst into life!
 
My most recent kid's story is "Thirteen," a middle-grade fantasy co-written with Joe DiBuduo. It appears in the 31 Nights of Halloween anthology (Rainstorm Press, 2011).
 
My middle-grade library market books, The National Mall and Lewis & Clark, were released by Enslow Publishing, Inc. in 2005 and 2010.
 
Li'l Bit, a birthday wish tale, won 4th runner-up in the Juvenile Fiction Category of the 2010 Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest.
 
 

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Pig of Ill Repute - Illustration by Kevin Scott Collier

Many thanks to Kevin Scott Collier, editor, illustrator, and author extraordinaire, for the illustration and publishing opportunity for my first children's story, Pig of Ill Repute. (StoryBox Library, 2006).

 

Listen to the mustn'ts, child, listen to the don'ts.

Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.

Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.

Anything can happen, child, anything can be.

                      ::: Shel Silverstein

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May Is Get Caught Reading Month!

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