Natalia’s Silent Night: Holiday Contest Entry #1

Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting the 9th annual holiday writing contest this week. Her writing contests are challenging and festively fun! I was honored to receive two honorable mentions in this year’s Halloweensie contest: Great Use of Language in The Goblin and the Girl and Contestants Who Entered Multiple Strong Entries. The current challenge is …

Lulu’s Love Potion: Halloweensie #3

Lulu’s Love Potion Word Count: 99 Lulu’s witch sisters loved Halloween. But Lulu loved love… and Valentine’s Day.  “Candy corn?” said Sue. “I prefer candy hearts,” said Lulu. “Spooky sounds!” said Rue. “Love songs are better,” said Lulu. “Pink potion punch?” offered Drew. “That’s it!” said Lulu.  A love potion. Lulu gathered ingredients. The potion …

Zibby’s Zaboo: Halloweensie #2

Zibby’s Zaboo Word Count: 100 On Halloween Zibby began learning magic.  Mumzy said, “Blend a batch of brew.” Zibby waved her wand. “Zibbity-zabbity-zibba-zaboo!”  An ocean of potion!  Gramzy said, “Clear a couple cobwebs.” “Zibbity-zabbity-zibba-zaboo!”  A tomb of a room! Mumzy said, “Pick a pumpkin.” “Zibbity-zabbity-zibba-zaboo!”  She plucked the whole patch! Gramzy said, “Conjure some candy.” …

The Goblin and the Girl: Halloweensie #1

The Goblin and the Girl Word Count: 100 The goblin spied someone stalking up the steps. A girl? By the cobwebbed window, the goblin grump-slumped. At the dusty door, the girl bump-thumped. Knock-knock. Nothing. The goblin wiggle-giggled. The girl ring-rang. Bing-bang. Nothing. The goblin cluckle-chuckled. The girl sing-sang. “Trick or treeeeeeeeeeeat!” The goblin checked. Yep, …

My First SCBWI Conference

I spent the last weekend in September attending the SCBWI Carolinas Stories in Pictures and Prose conference in Charlotte, NC. It was such a treat to be among my fellow writers, meet new people, learn from informative sessions, and socialize with adults, without chasing children at the same time. I took pages and pages of …

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