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 ofContinue 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, andContinue 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 andContinue 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 differentContinue reading “Truth, Story, and Open Space”
I am a follower of Christ, living in south central Virginia with my patient, beloved engineer husband and our five lively boys in a house full of books (but never enough shelves). I love tea, lattes, while I read, write, or knit.
I mostly write about books for Redeemed Reader, but Literaritea Press is the way I have chosen to publish my first picture book, Something Better Coming.
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