Friday, October 23, 2020


Whoa...calling all writers! Look at this fantastic opportunity to win a critique by an author, illustrator, or agent. The list is amazing, and I'm SO appreciative of their time!  

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Check out #PBCritiqueFest on Brian Gehrlein's blog You can also sign up for his blog posts to come directly to your email. I highly recommend it. He has great posts!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fall Writing Frenzy

I have taken the challenge... the Fall Writing Frenzy challenge! Hop over and take a look at all the photos. See if one inspires a story, poem, or any other musings. Then enter the contest. Hurry! It's only open for three days. A huge THANK YOU to all the donors for prizes and, of course, to the hosts, Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis and to the whole kid lit community! 

I selected this sweet picture and was inspired to write a little poem.

(Image 5)

Pirates wear a black patch.
And fairies wear a leaf patch,
a splotchy reddish tree patch.
Come and twirl with me. 

Flutter through the sun patch.
Then sputter through the light patch,
a shiny yellow bright patch.
Come and swirl with me. 

Slide along the frost patch.
Or bounce along the rough patch,
a hidden bumpy tough patch.
Come and whirl with me.

Pick one from the orange patch.
And stuff the scarecrow’s knee patch.
Then zag into the maze patch. 
Come and furl with me. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Tracy's 2019-reads book montage

A Curious Tale of the In-Between
When's My Birthday?
Shark Nate-O
Nothing Can Frighten a Bear
Be Kind
Don't Forget Dexter!
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles
Truck, Truck, Goose!
Misunderstood Shark
Ocean Meets Sky
This Book Is Spineless
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
It's Not Hansel and Gretel
Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin
The Queen and the First Christmas Tree: Queen Charlotte's Gift to England
Hey, Hey, Hay!: A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them
Everything You Need For a Treehouse
Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real
We Don't Eat Our Classmates

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