Monday, April 27, 2015


The sun is shining, Spring has sprung and Prom is done...whew!  I've been busy on the home front as well as working on final edits of my current WIP which is, hopefully, going to be submitted this week.  This is just a quick check in to say I am continuing my plan to write first.  Having said that, I did just tidy my kitchen and run my dishwasher but haven't yet worked out or showered and I REALLY do function better in a tidy atmosphere!

I hope writing and life are going well for all of you.  I thank you for checking in on me and hope to be able to announce an acceptance for MORNING HUGS in the near future.

Until next week...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Beautiful Libraries

I don't know if you receive the Worldwide Freelance Writer newsletter, but Gary McLaren shared pictures of the most beautiful libraries around the world in the most recent.  There are some very cool libraries in this world! 

I loved going to the library when I was a child and still love all libraries and bookstores.  If you do as well, check out Mr. McLaren's pictures on his blog at  You won't be disappointed!  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Crystal Kite Awards

The first round of voting for the Crystal Kite Awards is now open and runs through April 14 at 5:00 PM, Pacific time.  Top vote getters will be placed on a short list for a second round of voting which will begin on April 18th.  If you are a member of SCBWI and are so inclined, consider logging in and voting.  South Dakota is in the West Division. 

"The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world." 

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