Category Archives: Writing

Time Travel Baby – Writer’s Prompt to Stretch Your Imagination

For years, I’ve been wanting to make a short video that gives the effect of a time travel baby, which could be used as a writer’s prompt. I’m not sure if I accomplished my goal or not. Perhaps if you … Continue reading

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A Reading of The Jobo Tree – My Short Story in Highlights Magazine

Eleven years ago my short story “The Jobo Tree” (pronounced Hobo Tree) was published in the September 2006 issue of Highlights for Children magazine. Soon after it was published, I received an award in the mail for “Author of the Month.” I … Continue reading

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Mystery Mayhem– Make Readers Crave More

Welcome, Lois D. Brown! Lois is here to share valuable tips for writing a good mystery. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter for a vacation getaway! Take it away, Lois. Thank you, Lynn! Every story is a mystery in its … Continue reading

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Through the Shimmer of Time

Whoop! Whoop!  You’re just in time to help us celebrate the release of Jennifer Jensen’s debut novel Through the Shimmer of Time for kids ages 9 to 12. Take it away, Jennifer! Thanks for hosting me, Lynn. It’s fun to … Continue reading

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Middle Shelf – Cool Reads For Kids

This post is reblogged with permission from Susan Kaye Quinn’s March 7, 2014 post. I, too, planned to write a post about Middle Shelf, a wonderful new digital magazine featuring cool reads for kids, but Susan’s post is so well … Continue reading

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Bish Denham’s Spider Hair and New Book!

You’re in for a treat today. Meet Bish Denham, author of Anansi and Company.  Don’t you love that do? She did it herself. It goes with her new book about Anansi, the trickster spider. About Anansi and Company How do you … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal For Our Next Book, Legend of Monster Island

“Tween the Weekends is a monthly feature hosted on Emblazon. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade and young adult.” This month I’m excited to reveal the cover of our upcoming … Continue reading

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Giveaway For Librarians and Teachers!

Attention teachers and librarians! The Emblazoner’s New Catalog – filled with great middle grade and tween titles your students and patrons will love – is coming soon! To celebrate, we’re holding a giveaway of stuff you can use: gift cards … Continue reading

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Topics For Speaking At Schools

“Tween the Weekends is a monthly feature hosted on Emblazon. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade and young adult. You can review a great tween book, post about writing for … Continue reading

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Ugly Foot Finds Its Doppelganger

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”  ~ Albert Einstein Inspiration! It can happen anywhere! Ideas are born in the strangest places, ignited by bizarre objects or strange people. Or a random photo from my daughter’s honeymoon pics. Here’s the scoop: Lily … Continue reading

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