Josephine's Dream Reading

Josephine's Dream Reading
Trying to look like Josephine Baker - and failing miserably!

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
Conquering the Beast

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee - Yippee!

I'm so proud to be on another short list (of 20, so it's not that short). Can Hens Give Milk? is being recognized a little south of here by our neighbours in Washington State.
Meanwhile, I'm doing my best to keep focus on my current projects. I hope all you writers out there are not letting the summer prevent you from working on your works in progress. Of course, in Vancouver we have had enough rainy days to keep me glued to the computer. I did venture out, one sunny day, to UBC library to borrow a book - research for one of my stories. I have to face the fact that my possible (probable) ADHD makes it difficult for me to focus on one manuscript at a time. But every day I work on something. Right now I'm having fun with two sequels to a story that's been accepted for publication. The publisher might not want the sequels, but I'm enjoying writing them.

I attended a graphic novel writing workshop last weekend, taught by excellent teacher, writer, illustrator, artist, Kathie Shoemaker. She was so inspiring that I'm transforming my dog detective story into a graphic novel. Not easy, but fun, challenging, and a good exercise. So, I'm pretty busy, and I hope you are too. Do you have a story that would work as a graphic novel? Give it a try.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Even if 'you are only as good as your next book' - it's nice to be remembered for past successes.

Can Hens Give Milk? has been nominated for next year's Chocolate Lily award. Even if I don't win it will be an opportunity to celebrate with friends and fellow nominees, and get our photos taken.
Honey Cake is on the summer reading list for Vancouver schools this year. I'm guessing it's just grade four.
     Have fun reading and writing this summer.