I love this time of year! The cool weather, turning leaves, sweaters, and all the Halloween decor! And, also, Susanna Hill's 11th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest! The rules are simple: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included) using the words glow-in-the-dark, goosebumps, and goodies. 100 word story SOUNDS easy but it is a … Continue reading Time for a Spooky Season Story!
And no... I'm not talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger! I'm talking about Brian Gehrlein - the host of #PBCRITIQUEFEST! What is #PBCRITIQUEFEST you ask? It's a HUGE one-time picture book critique giveaway! It is also a wonderful opportunity for kidlit creators to support one another by promoting each other's work! So, are you an author or … Continue reading HE’S BACK!
It’s that time again for falling leaves, apple cider, and Susanna Hill’s Halloweenie Contest! Congrats Susanna Hill for hosting this contest for 10 years! The challenge is to write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children using the following words: Skeleton, Mask, and Creep. It may sound simple but writing a story (with an arc) … Continue reading Halloweensie 2020
It’s that time again for #PBCritiqueFest and WOW... the lineup of participants giving away critiques is.... CRAZY, OUT-OF-THIS- WORLD, SPECTACULAR! I can only hope and pray that I am one of the lucky 36 to randomly get my name drawn. My ultimate dream would be to get a critique from the fabulous AME DYCKMAN! She … Continue reading Get Ready… it’s #PBCritiqueFest!
Today is the day! Grab the flowers, chocolates, and pens! Pens? Yeah, that’s right! Time to write a story (214 words or less) for Susanna Hill’s Annual Valentiny Contest! This years theme is Guilt. Did you forget to give someone a valentine? Did you eat all of your mom’s chocolate? Love is not the only … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!