“Martin Marten” – or How Humans and Nature are Not Two Separate Things

This week I finished reading two very different books: Martin Marten by Brian Doyle and The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake. They are both excellent in different ways, and I recommend both – to students of society, nature, and human nature. Next week I’ll share my thoughts on The Skin I’m In. Martin… Continue reading “Martin Marten” – or How Humans and Nature are Not Two Separate Things


I've had this website for over a year, however I have blogged virtually nothing (for many reasons).  I have shared articles and posts written by others that I felt would benefit other writers (especially those who are prepublished). Now I'm adding to the mix. Inspired by my friend Patsy Parker (www.whitefeatherfloating.com) I am endeavoring to… Continue reading Hello…

GUEST POST with DANNA SMITH: My Journey from Reading Little Golden Books to Writing Them

So interesting. I didn’t know Little Golden Books were still being produced!

Laura Sassi Tales

Springtime Babies Cover HRFinally, spring is in the air!  I hear the birds chirping at sunrise. There’s a robin family building a nest in my neighbor’s tree.  The cherry blossoms are about to burst. It’s perfect timing to welcome today’s guest blogger, picture book author Danna Smith, in celebration of the release of her new springtime book, SPRINGTIME BABIES, published by Little Golden Books. Today she’ll be sharing her journey from reading Little Golden Books as a child to now writing them! Thank you so much for stopping by, Danna.  Take it away!

Wonders of NatureMost Americans can remember growing up with Little Golden Books, those little gems that captured our hearts at the store while our parents shopped. Books like The Poky Little Puppy, Scuffy the Tugboat and my favorite, Wonders of Nature, caught our attention with their distinctive gold foil spines, colorful illustrations, and exciting adventures. The first 12 Little Golden Book titles hit…

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