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How to Make Sweet Easter Treats

Hey gang! I’ve decided to start sharing some of my artistic hobbies with you: chocolate lollipop making, flower arranging, and perhaps even patio table-decorating if we ever get rid of this snow! These are the arts and crafts I do while I’m plotting my next novel or poem. I like to keep my mind busy…

THE GROOVY GRANNY, A Collection of Poems for Young and Young at Heart

Please check out a new mini-review (with photos) for The Groovy Granny over at poet Jamie Dede’s wonderful (and popular) blog, Musings by Moonlight. Thanks Jamie for an excellent review! THE GROOVY GRANNY, A Collection of Poems for Young and Young at Heart. Childrenchildren’s booksFamilylifePoetry

The Groovy Granny Has Arrived! (or: What I Didn’t See Coming)

Some of you wonderful regular readers have also been reading my children’s poetry blog, A Children’s Poetry Place. A few months ago, I told you I’ve been working on a new children’s book this year. In actual fact, I’ve been working on this collection of poems for a decade. Two of them were in my…

Dream Big, With Art by Kayla Stewart, 5

For this one, I suggested she have two girls facing the sea. She wasn’t sure what I meant, so I told her to draw them in bathing suits, and wavy hair, viewed from behind, and I drew hair in the air to show her what I meant. This one just makes me want to go…

Giggle Poems by HGS, with Art by Kayla Stewart,5

Giggle Poems by HGS, with Art by Kayla Stewart,5. Kayla has been drawing up a storm every day after school. “Mommy, can I illustrate another one of your kids poems?” she’ll say, the minute she’s in the door. We’re having a lot of fun with this project. I swear I don’t do any of the…