Works in Progress

Picture Books:                               Middle Grade:

Boxy Bob                                            Quilt Rider-historical fiction

Misfit Mosquito                               An untitled  narrative nonfiction

Not a Book Girl                            The Rule of Three- realistic fiction

 

 

Basics for children’s authors

Taken from SCBWI publishing standards:

  • Board Books (1 or under manuscript pages) for 3 year olds and under
  • Picture Books (2 to 3 manuscript pages) for ages 3 to 8
  • Easy-to-Read (10-20 manuscript pages) for ages 5 to 8
  • Chapter Books (40-60 manuscript pages) for ages 7-9
  • Middle Grade (100-250 manuscript pages) for ages 8-12
  • Young Adult (200-350 manuscript  pages) for ages 12 and up
  • Nonfiction (manuscript pages varies by age group)
  • Poetry for younger readers (15 to 40 manuscript pages) with only one poem per page
  • Poetry for older readers (50 to 150 manuscript pages) with one poem per page.

—-typical genres, manuscript reference

 

Good News!

 

My first every published book was released Feb. 15th, 2018! It is a 48 page Chapter Book called Camp Not Allowed for 2nd and 3rd graders. It is a light-hearted, summer fun story about gender equality with a Native American theme. It is available on Amazon. Teachers and Media Specialists get 25% off the retail if they buy directly from the publisher at www.doodleandpeck.com.

 

 

Growing as a Writer…..

2018-First published book, Camp Not Allowed by publisher Doodle and Peck for 2nd and 3rd graders or reluctant readers just beginning to read chapter books. It is a light hearted summer fun read about gender equality with a Native American theme.

2013- First place winner, twice, in Midlife Collage’s short essay contest for Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow and for Controlled Chaos.

2005- Second place winner in Unpublished Children’s Fiction category of local Tulsa City County Library’s  Adult Creative Writing Contest for The Grandmother Stories.

Well Said……

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”–Abraham Lincoln

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”–Author Unknown

“If you’re praying for a miracle and God doesn’t give you the miracle, then you’re the miracle for someone else.” —Author unknown

“I cannot live without books.”–Thomas Jefferson

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”–Cherokee saying