I feel like I’m standing on holy ground, and I am in awe. When I thanked one kind backer today, she responded, “I consider it an honor to be a part of it.” That’s a pretty accurate description of how I feel. I have never quite felt like Something Better Coming was MY book, only… Continue reading Humbled and encouraged.
Twenty or so years ago, when I was a children’s librarian, I stumbled upon a poem by Tudor Jenks. It was so lovely, it sings through my mind whenever the littles use my old Tupperware tea set (in hues of orange, brown, yellow and olive green) to serve goldfish crackers and water, leaving puddles of… Continue reading Small and Early by Tudor Jenks: The loveliest teatime poem
Originally I assumed that I would use IngramSpark as a printer so that the book would be available to bookstores and libraries. But I had two concerns. First, I wanted better quality than POD (print on demand). Second, it seems that quarantine has provided opportunity for many others to stay home, make sourdough bread, and… Continue reading Traditional or Indie Publishing? Keeping the ball rolling
It came down to a conversation with my brother, a talented musician who quit his job two years ago to start his own record label, then opened a record store in spite of the challenges of 2020. I had spent almost thirty years developing my literary taste by reading thousands of picture books, writing and… Continue reading Traditional or Indie Publishing? One writer’s adventure
My husband pulled up to the window at Joe Beans and placed our usual order. While waiting for the barista to finish making our drinks, I set down my knitting and picked up my phone. “Look at this.” I showed him a Facebook post in a children’s book self-publishing group that compared two very different… Continue reading Truth, Story, and Open Space