Railroad about the Truth

The sound begins with a story— a ghostly, beautiful, mysterious boy. A sound visiting evening on a rainy summer. Grandmother in a small Kansas moan when the town of a train impression first beckons. This childhood whistle blossomed into a lifelong train with fascination, nostalgic and romantic. In […]

Submissions stats…

Submitting writing to markets is a LOT of work… and truthfully, regardless of the amount of research you do to make sure the work you’re sending is a good fit for the market you are submitting to, you may or may not get accepted. I spend more time […]

Got poetry prompts??

Poets & Writers puts out regular prompts for poetry as well as fiction and nonfiction on their Writing Prompts page. You can also subscribe to their e-newsletter and receive them right in your inbox weekly. Some are better than others, and often I end up using the nonfiction or […]

Did you know that many famous authors of adult literature, also created beautiful children’s books . . .

This wonderful and detailed article from Brainpickings highlights one in particular, Joey and the Birthday Present by Anne Sexton. The article also gives a nod to other unexpected children’s authors, such as James Joyce (ok, weird?), Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, and others. Joey and the Birthday Present: Wonderful Vintage […]