The Raindrop Who Couldn't Fall is now on Amazon!

Yesterday I was thrilled to see that The Raindrop Who Couldn't Fall is finally on Amazon!  Here's the book trailer in case you haven't seen it yet :)

3 Ways to Hook your Reader with Your Very First Line

My favorite mug features first lines of classic books.
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I am an invisible man.  
Marley was dead to begin with.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Each of these lines draws me in and makes me want to read more.  Richard Peck said: “You’re only as good as your opening line.” How do we keep our readers intrigued and wanting more?
Continue reading on writer's rumpus here.

ALL ABOUT SUBMISSIONS Q & A: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR MANUSCRIPT IS READY TO SUBMIT?

My friend Alayne Kay Christian collected a group of writers to answer submissions questions every month.  I'm privileged to be part of this group.  Find my answer to the above question here. 

Library Story Time!

When I arrived at the library today, I was greeted by my favorite librarian and this flower.
What a wonderful way to start my first library story time!  I was apprehensive about this story time because I didn't really publicize it.  Would anyone show up? Would it be just me and my five kids bonding over a book we've read gazillions of times?

I was happily surprised to have a room full of people, some that I knew and many that I had never met. We read about Plink.  We talked and sang and played games.  I even sold one book! Success!!!