Kirkus ways in on Sock Monster

Kirkus ways in on Sock Monster

Reviews are crucial and getting a good review from someone like Kirkus can make or break book. Needless to say I was more then a little happy to receive this: SOCK MONSTER Stacey R. Campbell Illus. by Elizabeth Thieme Create Space (32 pp.) $14.95 paperback, $3.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1-5174-5699-3; October 15, 2015 BOOK REVIEW In this mildly scary, funny picture book, a mom’s bedtime-story ploy encourages her little boy to clean up his...

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Arrgh Won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Children’s Books Grades 4-6

Arrgh Won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Children’s Books Grades 4-6

Nothing feels better then when some one tells you they like what you’ve written. The feeling is euphoric. Euphoric: Adjective They received a euphoric welcome: elated, happy, joyful, delighted, gleeful; excited, exhilarated, jubilant, exultant; ecstatic, blissful, rapturous, transported, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven; informal on top of the world, over the moon, on a high. So when I got an email from the people at Readers’ Favorite...

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The Best Ever Writing Break…

The Best Ever Writing Break…

I love to cook and I am somewhat, no scratch that, all the way addicted to chocolate. This week, when my head was a bit too jumbled to write a cohesive sentence, I wandered into the kitchen and did a little reading from Desserts From My Kitchen, by Leslie Stowe. I am now cursing the friend who gave me this treasure trove of yumminess, but only in the best ways. 🙂 So when you just can’t get your thoughts down, I suggest turning to my...

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My Favorite Online Source for Everything

My Favorite Online Source for Everything

I love Pinterest. Of the online mediums, I find Pinterest the most engaging. Perhaps it is because I love visuals. Whole stories can blossom from one photograph. Often times I find images of what I want my characters to look like and I will see snippets of traits I have forgotten to include. On occasion I find locations that inspire new scenes. When I’m not writing I look at recipes, design ideas, and bucket list inspiring travel...

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