Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Writing Update

My bio says  I'm a "writing mom on the run." While I talk about my running a lot on this blog, I often skip talking about writing here. I put my writing updates on my professional site. But I've had some pretty wonderful writing moments in the past few months and I wanted to share them with friends, so here you go.

First Piece in Highlights for Children



Take a look in the Crafts section of Highlights for Children, January 2017, and you'll find a fun, high-flying activity with my name! These super spinners are a fun and easy activity for all skill levels, incorporate a little bit of science, and can be used in lots of different games. Also, since they are made of paper they are perfect for indoor winter games. If you and your little scientist make one, send me a photo and I'll share it on my blog.

Pen Parentis Fellow Submission published on Brain, Child


This story, "Cernunnos and Me", was the submission that won the heart of the Pen Parentis judges. It still feels a bit surreal. The story is short, but I've gotten some really wonderful feedback on it. Feel free to read it yourself and let me know what you think. Don't worry, I'm a professional. I can handle critique.

Second Piece in Highlights for Children 


The March 2017 issue of Highlights for Children also includes a small piece of mine on the inside cover. It's all about getting to know new cultures in fun ways. I can't think of a better way to help kids realize the world we live in and love is full of interesting people that deserve respect. If you decide to try any of these tips, let me know what you do and how it goes and I'll share it on my blog.

Happy Reading!