Early bird registration is now open for both the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Summer Conference, the Big 5-Oh, July 29-Aug 2, 2021, and the 2021 Picture Book Summit on October 2, 2021. Continue reading SCBWI Summer Conference and PB Summit 2021 Open for Early Registration!
I must have found a (virtual) four-leaf clover because May has been my lucky month! And it’s not over yet. Between winning picture books and having two Haikus published, to entering an exciting contest, May is full of luck that just won’t quit. Continue reading ‘O Lucky Month o’ May!
This fun contest is to write a story for kids 12 and under with a 150 word limit using a GIF as your inspiration. You can find more info here. My 143-word story was inspired by an ice cream gif. I placed it at the end so as not to spoil the surprise! Enjoy! Continue reading It’s Time for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest!
This is the fifth year that Vivian Kirkfield has run this contest. Contestants write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, that has a total word count of 50 or less. This year it looks like there are upwards of 700 entries (one/person). Here’s mine. Continue reading TIME FOR THE #50PRECIOUSWORDS KIDLIT CONTEST
Here’s my entry for the 6th Annual Valentiny Contest hosted by Susanna Hill. Continue reading 6th Annual Valentiny Contest
My entry about a holiday helper for Susanna Hill’s 10th Annual Holiday Contest. Continue reading The Holiday Helper Contest
It’s time for the 10th Annual Halloweensie Contest! Here’s my entry. 100 words for kids, using skeleton, creep and mask. Continue reading Boooo! Halloweensie Contest!
Happy to have another Haiku on the Asahi Haikuist site today! Continue reading Spring Haiku Today
The AWLC’s virtual Kaleidoscope event allowed the stories of many women writers to be heard via Zoom while supporting education in Peru. Continue reading Kaleidoscope Rocks the Literary World!
I’m pleased to announce that Ruth Hickman, of Ruth Hickman Photography, who I profiled earlier this year, recently won the Sony Alpha Female+ Grant. Ruth Carter Hickman, a traveling visual storyteller who uses digital media to showcase underrepresented cultures, won the Alpha Female+ Grant for her project on Mexican cultural icon-inspired portraits that reimagine traditional Mexican national treasures as Afro-Mexicans. “Through the lens of people of color, I … Continue reading Congrats to Ruth Hickman and the Afro Latino También Project