Making Hanukkah Memories

This post is my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday contest. The rules can be found here: Details and fine print Making Hanukkah Memories (225 words) Shaina knew the Hanukkah story … the miracle of one night’s oil lasting for eight … how this connected her with Jews around the world and throughout history.  She couldContinue reading “Making Hanukkah Memories”

Cooking Up Halloween Decorations

I am pleased to share my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 9th annual writing contest. The full details and rules can be found here: Halloweensie Contest – the fine print This is a wonderful way to connect with other picture book writers and there are some amazing prizes, too. The basic rules are that the storyContinue reading “Cooking Up Halloween Decorations”

The Promise of Spring

Spring photo Spring in 150 words or less? A contest? Sure, I’ll give it a whirl! The Promise of Spring The first warm day brings the promise of hope. Bulbs planted months ago poke through the ground. Colors appear. We bend to admire them, catching the scent of hyacinth. Deep breath, eyes closed. Senses awakened.Continue reading “The Promise of Spring”

#50PreciousWords : Sitting Atop the World

I’ve created an entry for #50PreciousWords This contest is offered by Vivian Kirkfield. I’ve been lucky to be part of Vivian’s debut year, she has three books coming out and I have one, but who’s counting? We met through Picture Book Buzz which is a fantastic group of authors and illustrators. The contest runs through March 6, if you’dContinue reading “#50PreciousWords : Sitting Atop the World”