Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mike Wimmer, Children's book illustrator will be at
ASU Mountain Home March 1, 2010 at 7 P.m. For more
information click on http://www.asumh,edu/calendar

All you illustrators out there don't miss this event.
Photo by Gordon Trice

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Radio Springfield:
You asked if KWTO was streamed... I think so. Check it out.
You should be able to listen on your computer. I'll be
on "Morning Line" between 9:00-10:00 am this Thursday.
(Hey, that's tomorrow!)
I'll give your book a plug and give away the copy you gave me!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Poems: Please vote for my poem, "Roads Unknown." I do appreciate you checking in at
David L Harrison's blog Starting today you have only five days to vote.

It takes vision and courage to create-it takes faith and courage to prove. -David D. Young

Monday, February 22, 2010

Library, Friends, Booksale, OWL, College of the Ozarks:
I believe last week was my busiest ever.
15th Friends of the Library Board meeting
16th I met with three of my friends who are children’s
writers at 9:30 a.m., at Gainesville, Mo. library. It is a
special little library that is growing. We haven’t been able
to meet for several months for we live a distance from each
other. We all start out early that morning. So, each of us
brought something to eat served with coffee. What a spread
it was. We caught up on the latest publishing news, read
manuscripts and wrote down out goals.I returned home
about 2:30 p.m. Had two important phone calls: A friend
was writing an article for the paper for our upcoming booksale
and needed a quote. Our FOL president called for all of the board
members to be at the library by 4 o’clock to have our picture taken
for the newspaper.
17th I help set-up for the booksale and later I
went to the church supper where as the church historian I took

18th I went back to the library as I forgot to bring something
home and I saw they were very busy, so I tried to help. Plus, I took
a few pictures. I had to leave about noon for I had tons of catch
work at home.

19th We went to Branson, MO to Ozarks Writers League dinner,
open mic ( I read the poem- The Angry Abused Sound.) and we
stayed overnight. We had a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Boxcar Willie Inn
and rush to sign-in by 8:30 at the OWL, College of the Ozarks to
hear two speakers.We had lunch at our favorite restaurant
in “The Keeter Center.” OWL was over at 2:30 p.m. My book is
still on display at The Ralph Foster Museum on campus. I enjoyed
taking pictures on campus. I took two 5x7 photos for the OWL contest.
I was shot down again.There was a large display of photos, paintings and crafts.
The Ozarks Writers League has many talented members.
I had a great time.I always look forward to attending every three months.

Sunday, I attended church and choir and in-between I crash.
This Monday, I learned my family was not coming
this week-end due to bad weather and my youngest brother
had a stroke. That is an emotional ride for me. We all live so far away
from each other. I am a person like my mom who loved being surrounded
by family and friends.
This week I believe I will be able to catch-up on a thing or two.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Read my blogging article.
Feb 24, National Tortilla Chip Day
Mike Wimmer will be at ASU-Mountain Home March 1st
Be sure to check out
Stop Getting Rejected- read, copy, and apply.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Important Information:I have been backed in a corner or/and snowed under. What ever way you take it, I have been loaded down with work and I am trying to keep my head above water. You writers & illustrators know what I am taking about. I have a list a mile long. While I get myself organized download these newsletters from The Writer, The Writers Digest and Publishers Weekly. They will keep you informed and you can ask questions from the different people who blog on their websites. Don’t forget to check out Writer Beware’s website.
Writer Beware is where you check out people and companies if they are good or not. It is for screenwriters, song writers, illustrators, publishing companies, editors, agents and a whole lot more. Writer Beware Writer Beware Free newsletters where you don't need a subscription to the magazines. But remember, they are important magazines. Learn more by checking out their websites.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Booksale: Baxter County Library, Mountain Home, AR is having a huge booksale, Thursday 16th, Friday 18th and Saturday 20th. Great books and great buys.
The Ozarks Writers League's quarterly meeting will be held on February 20 (Saturday) at the Plaster Auditorium on the campus of the College of the Ozarks in Branson. Membership in OWL is $20.00 until after February meeting, then it will be $25.00. One day attendees pay $10.oo

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rescue me; Tails of pet rescue
by my friend Kerri Fivecoat Campbell who loves all animals.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A sign Cupid's Lane is posted on two trees as you enter. This is located on Scenic Highway 178 going toward Bull Shoals Dam.
Someone sure has a sense of humor. I have never been fond of this holiday since I discovered it as a child. Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination -Voltaire
Twin Lakes Writers meet Feb 13th 1 p.m. I have a busy month ahead of me. Sometimes I feel I am so busy I can't breathe.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Snow Poems and photographs: At 7 a.m., I was out walking to survey the beauty to see where the large fluffy snow flakes attached themselves to. The woodland wonderland sparkled. Not a twig was left without the coat of snowflake lace. I got to go and write poems of what the snow has inspired.
Beauty and the beast.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Salas & Yolen Children's Authors: If you haven't been following children's author David L Harrison's blog you are missing a very informative place to be. He continues to have other important authors & illustrator as guest on his blog. Today, Laura Salas, was the guest sharing her insight of being a writer. Also, Jane Yolen commented as she does some days. You never know who you will speak with and learn from. On the Adult Poem of the Month department, David present a monthly word and readers create a poem using that word. This month the word is "road." At the end of the month readers vote for their favorite poem. Children poets have their department to enter a poem. Each of poets involved comment on each other poems. It has been a great experience for me. Come join us !

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Kids Magazine Writers: Check this website out where you will find lots of helpful articles on how to write and break into writing for children's magazines. A huge list of magazines and updated new ones. Click on " In My Office" department to read,
Blogging is An Important Writer's Tool, by Mary Nida Smith.