Writing Process Blog Tour

I’ve been invited by my friend and critique partner, Donna Bowman Bratton to take part in a writing process blog tour. Donna is a super writer success story! After many years of hard work and persistence, she landed four non-fiction picture book contracts last year!...

2012 Austin SCBWI Conference

The Austin SCBWI 2012 regional conference was a first for me—I’ve been to loads of conferences, but never in the capacity of a volunteer. My illustration critique group, the Girllustrators, sponsored the portfolio showcase. In addition to helping plan, prep and set up...

Girllustrators Good News!

My fellow Girllustrator Patrice Barton has had art from her book Mine! (by Shutta Crum) accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art show, which showcases the best illustrated picture books of the year. This year the society selected artwork from 150 books,...

Critique Group Advice

Donna Bowman Bratton posted interviews with several children’s book authors on the subject of critique groups. I am one of those authors! You can read the interviews...