Success Story

What Was On my…

Here is a bit of what was on my mind.

Tara Lazar posted the story behind A RPOUD FAMILY OF SNEEZERS’ success in the Katherine Paterson Prize competition.

How fun! Thanks so much, Tara!

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

sandrapuppy Sandra’s puppy, Hailey

by Sandra Nickel

Last year was a little crazy. We brought home a new puppy. We had more guests than we’d had in the previous ten years combined. And, my daughter started a new school. By the end of October, I was desperate for some solid writing time on my new novel!

The problem: November and December looked like they were going to be just as crazy as the rest of the year. Then, my friend Lyn Miller-Lachman posted that she was joining in PiBoIdMo. I took one look at Tara’s smiley light bulb and knew I had my answer! Even if I didn’t have time to work on my novel, I could brainstorm picture book ideas. What a fabulous and inspiring way to be creative! I could do that while walking the puppy. I could do that while cooking for guests. I could do that driving…

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