Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Finally heard back from the potential agent. He is speaking at Write to Publish conference I am attending in Wheaton in June so we plan to meet up. He has read all my stuff. So at least he thinks it is worth the time to meet.....Even if he will just handle the Christian submissions because those doors are totally closed!


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Here's to you Write 6! You all knew this little guy as a North Pole rat and formed him into Tuktuk - here he is!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Magazines and mental adjustment

Children's publishers are bringing out a lot of new nonfiction magazines - on science, history, anthropology, travel. I suspect some of my recent writings would be better magazine articles. Case in point is A Good Place for Ducks, based on a true story of environmental awareness in Japan. I need to adjust my sights to see publication as getting the story out rather than holding a book in my hands.

Photo: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/mallard.htm

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Day 5 - still alive!

Typed a Welsh tale today. Cedwyn: the Dragon who Cried, "Knight!" Pretty rough but at least I resisted rhyming!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Days 2 and 3 are rough as sandpaper! 50 state animals convene for an election. And a dog named Chew who hides shoes - in rhyme.

But #4 has some possibilities: Kidogo Tumbili - little monkey in Swahili - is entry #4, based on my true story in Tanzania. Including information on Vervet monkeys, Swahili words and Ngorongoro Crater wild life.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 1-7

May 1-7 - Finished #1 even after a Day at church! Rest of the week should be easy - if I have enough ideas!

Day 1: Tooth a Saurus saves the new Tooth Fairy!