Category Archives: Slices

Good Morning

Before: I walk sleepily to my office. The sun is just beginning to peek through the trees. The cardinal calls good-morning from his perch near the feeder. I linger over a Mary Oliver poem, and I am ready to start … Continue reading

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Antics at the Feeder

My OLW for 2020 is Astonish. Since I’m a big fan of Mary Oliver, it fits. I want to discover the moments, objects, feelings, and connections that astonish me and tell about them. I was inspired by a fellow slicer … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Art of Illustration

I picked up two friends in the pre-dawn hours on a crisp December morning. We traveled to the train station in New Jersey to meet more writers, then into New York where a few others joined our Eastern PA SCBWI … Continue reading

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A Musical End to a Busy Day

Last week I was in Baltimore for the NCTE Conference. Seeing old friends, meeting new friends, words of inspiration, and finding new books to read and share were just a few of my many take-aways. But one experience, in particular, … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson

It arrived on my doorstep this week – my long awaited, preordered copy of Jen Bryant’s latest biography, Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson. As I paged through it, I knew this was a book I wanted to … Continue reading

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A Surprise for Little Owl

I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Story Contest. The task – tell a complete story in 100 words or less that uses the words potion, trick, and cobweb in any form. Here goes! A Surprise for Little Owl   (99 … Continue reading

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In Honor of Lee Bennett Hopkins

Give children poetry. It is one of the best gifts you can give them…a gift to last a lifetime. -Lee Bennett Hopkins Lee Bennett Hopkins – poet, educator, mentor – died earlier this month. Today on Poetry Friday, many are … Continue reading

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