Archive for the ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category

How Married Writers Get That “First Kiss” Feeling

Do you remember that feeling you get when you’re just about to kiss a new girl/boyfriend for the very first time? Or that feeling you get when you’re going up the first steep hill on a roller coaster and you … Continue reading

Mars Needs Moms and more…

I can’t help it! I have to blog one more time before I go to Vegas. Last night, on my Mother’s Day date (perfect: excellent Thai food, an hour in Borders, and a Star Trek movie filled with eye candy … Continue reading

Idea Factory Time Again

I read a book on creativity a while back, a borrowed one, unfortunately, or I would be able to remember who said that an artist/writer needed to “go for a long walk, and every day, and alone.” For me, that’s … Continue reading

My Favorite Lines… This Week!

Happy Monday! You know there’s nothing like a really long really meandering sermon to get the creative neurons firing! I had an idea yesterday — yes, during the sermon –for another PB. I wrote the first draft this morning. I … Continue reading

ParentWise:Austin Essay out today!

Hi! Check out my essay in this month’s Parentwise:Austin magazine! The essays are lovely, so take some time and read them all.

Stuttering to Myself

What a marvelous, strange day! I had the great opportunity to hear Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle (now moved to number one on my nightstand list, right after I finish Elizabeth Bunce’s A Curse Dark As Gold) … Continue reading

Ups and Downs

First off, let’s get this straight: I love writing. I am happier now than I have ever been in my life (well, maybe except for that first year or two of teaching music at Memorial Primary in New Braunfels. I … Continue reading

The Kindness of Strangers

So… what a strange weekend so far! I wonder what will happen at church on Sunday. (I’m giving the children’s sermon, and you know that means all bets are off. It could devolve into utter chaos!) I had the strangest … Continue reading

My Daily Walk to the Idea Factory

Argh! I have so many ideas I can’t get them all into document format fast enough. For some reason, the picture books (PBs) have taken over my brain. I finished a church-themed one — don’t judge until you see it! … Continue reading

Motherhood Finally Paying Off

Hey, you know how some people say you have to wait until the kids are grown, have good jobs, and can afford to take their elderly mothers on fabulous safari vacations to see any pay-back from this whole mothering gig? … Continue reading