Trail Mix Critique Group

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a writer’s critique group in my area. We call ourselves Trail Mix because we are a mix bag of kid lit writers and illustrators. I had no idea what was involved in traditional publishing and I am so grateful that I have been able to learn from these incredibly talented artists. Their knowledge about the industry and passion for writing have been invaluable for me on this journey. They’ve taught me to be teachable and their honesty and encouragement is the reason I am where I am today. I joined Trail-Mix to learn from other writers and discovered some amazingly kind and talented friends.

My debut Picture Book

I am thrilled to announce that I have signed with Little Lamb Books to publish my debut picture book: The Yucky Words. My book will be available for purchase in 2018. The main message in my book is the power of speaking kind words. Kind words bring life to those who hear them, so we should choose them carefully.  Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

I cannot wait to share my book with you! Until then…speak kind (yummy) words to each other!