Monday, January 18, 2021

National Thesaurus Day - January 18

A Thesaurus is a must-have book for writers. You can look up any word and find synonyms, or words that mean the same thing. In honor of National Thesaurus Day, I will share some of my favorite, favored and prized books.

A fun fiction story using synonyms throughout!

A child friendly biography about Peter Mark Roget, the creator of the Thesaurus! Gorgeous illustrations!

One of my favorites for writing! Unique!

And my ALL-TIME favorite series!

And a visit to is sure to help with your perfect word-choice needs.

Friday, January 8, 2021

The Promise of a New Year

I always love the promise of a new writing year. This one, of course, exponentially so! 

Renewing my memberships. 

Looking over my juicy To-Read shelf on Goodreads.

Setting writing goals.

Embracing my morning pages.

Looking forward to the new webinars, blog posts and contests.

It's such an energizing time of year. Though I'm never ready by Jan 1, I'm usually ready by the second week of January. And here I am! 

This year, I have a new accountability partner for my writing life. I've found new motivational newsletters. And I'm excited to read new stories, new manuscripts and new books. This kid-lit world is the best!

Friday, January 1, 2021

My Year in Books


Tracy's bookshelf: read

Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don't Eat Friends
Bedtime for Batman
Mary Had a Little Lab
Construction Site on Christmas Night
A Horn is Born
Don't Worry, Bee Happy
Frog Meets Dog: An Acorn Book
Eat Your Rocks, Croc!: Dr. Glider's Advice for Troubled Animals
The Snow Dancer
This Book Is Gray
The Crayon Man: the True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
Snow Dog, Sand Dog
Lila and Hadley
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Texas
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma
The Farm That Mac Built
Ginny Louise and the School Showdown
Cowboy Camp

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