Thankful For Many Splendid Things – New Client, Cynsations Post and More!

To me October is all about celebrating the many blessings we encounter partly because growing up in Canada, the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday always fell on the second Monday in October. So once October arrives, I naturally begin recounting the many splendid things I’m grateful for and this month I’ve much to be thankful for. I’m […]

Texas Book Festival 2012

Every year the Texas Book Festival and their committees work tirelessly to bring a spectacular line-up of authors and illustrators to entertain and inspire Texas families and 2012 is no different. On Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th, thousands of families will descend on downtown Austin to partake in the 17th annual literary event. […]

Austin SCBWI 2012 Conference Wrap-Up

Another Austin SCBWI conference has come and gone and the inspiration and motivation are burning through my veins! As the ARA for the Austin SCBWI chapter, I saw the results of many months of hard work pay off and that in itself is one of the greatest rewards. Seeing the sheer joy on attendees’ faces […]

Why We Write for Children

At this time in the season, I always find myself sitting back and reflecting about the many things I’m thankful for such as my family, air in my lungs, a roof over my head, words in my head and memories to fill my heart. I’m also thankful for the wonderful writing community I belong to […]

A Recap of the 2011 Texas Book Festival

Another Texas Book Festival (TBF) has come and gone and a heartfelt thank you goes out to all the organizers, staff, volunteers, authors and presenters who made this year’s festival a success. A special thanks to TBF committee members Clay Smith, Festival’s Literary Director, and Marika Flatt, Co-owner of PR by the Book, for asking […]

Texas Book Festival 2011

White tents, lush green lawns, hot coffee and crisp new books are just some of the things you’ll see, smell and feel at the 2011 Texas Book Festival. There will be families and authors and illustrators coming together to share and celebrate the joy of reading and literacy. I can’t wait! Can you? This year, […]