Happy Almost New Year’s Eve Everyone! Children's author Julie Hedlund (http://www.juliehedlund.com/12days) challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year's resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity - what DIDN'T get done or… Continue reading Success in 2019!
For the first time, I'm entering Susanna Leonard Hill's annual Halloweensie Contest. The rules this year is that the story be for children aged 12 and under, 100 words or fewer, and include the words: trick, cobweb, and potion. Please enjoy my entry below! Hob, Gob, and Lin Hob, Gob, and Lin Wandered on the… Continue reading Halloweensie Contest
Hello Friends! The colors are glorious, the weather is blustery, fun-size packages have taken over the store. Fall is in full swing. My essay on reflecting on fall is featured in the latest issue of the Columbia River Reader. You can access the entire newspaper by this link: Columbia River Reader. My article is on Page… Continue reading Fall Reflections and Contest News
Our regional paper, the Columbia River Reader hosts an annual haiku poetry contest called Haikufest. This year there were 204 entries. I won First Place in the Traditional Category with this poem. Poppies remember; their petals silent witness of true sacrifice. Check out the other winners at: http://www.crreader.com . (I wrote under the pen name… Continue reading Haikufest Winner