“I have a real way with…” he said. “I can always find…you know what I’m saying? I’ve got a strong command of…” “Words?” “Profusely.”
It wasn’t until I was denied the roll of corpse #2 (the casting director called my performance “wooden”) that I finally lost the acting bug.
A pitch for a text I'm working on is being featured on Susanna Leonard Hill's "Would You Read It Wednesday" part of her blog. The address is https://susannahill.com/blog/. When/if you get a chance, check it out and let me know your thoughts.
I feel a little foolish in admitting this, but I just discovered an amazing site for writers of children's literature. http://www.kidlit411.com/ is an amazing resource filled with links to just about anything a writer could want to improve their craft. I've only just started to explore the site and I'm already amazed. If you are… Continue reading KidLit 411
One of my favorite authors, Robert Fulghum, was in the habit every New Years of writing a manifesto of sorts. One of these essays ended up getting shared. And shared. And shared again until “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” took on a life of its own. That essay was my… Continue reading Why I Write Children’s Literature (or What Does Kidlit Have to do with Shalom?)
I recently finished a 3-session writing workshop with a group of 6th graders in which they brainstormed, wrote and published books centered around gratitude. It was the first class of this sort I’ve taught, and it was a great experience. Needless to say, their 6th grade minds (the perfect blend of childish and mature)… Continue reading 6th Grade Writing Workshop
Two pieces, my short story "Carolina's Treasure" and my poem "A Blessing," recently appeared in Oracle Fine Arts Review. I just got my copy of the journal a few days ago. "Carolina's Treasure" first appeared in Dime Show Review in August of 2018. "A Blessing" first appeared in Torrid Literature in January of this year.