Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Little Chick Fun

Every year here in Fort Worth, we have a stock show/rodeo.  When my children were little, My husband and I would take them to see all the animals.  By far, the highlight was the baby animal exhibit where lots of little chicks could be found wobbling around and chirping. In order to reach their food, they would have to climb up a small hill and stretch out over the edge to nibble the grain. Inevitably, they would stretch too far at some point and lose their footing, slip down the slide and plop into the shallow water. Lots of fun!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is just around the corner and I remember always looking for inexpensive, fun items that were also meaningful, to place in my children's Easter baskets.   I had the privilege of writing two coloring book stories that are perfect for Easter.  I've included a link to purchase them:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Writing for Chiidren

I'm working on a story right now that is burning in my heart.  It has for a long time, simmered there, but now I know it's time to write it. I have started this weekend.  The thing about writing for children is that you must get down to the very essence of the heart of the story and let go of everything else. All that is left is the soul of the story.  There is a lot of struggle in creating that and finding words that a child can grasp while using language that makes the story sing.  A daunting task! I am thankful for prayer, help from not only the Creator of the best selling book of all time, but also the Creator of the universe is definitely a must! Yep, He is an author and illustrator.

Easter Illustration