Category Archives: Challenges

PiBoIdMo Day 9: Kelly Light Drives Through Roadblocks from Tara Lazar’s Blog

Inspiring post by Kelly Light. I am in awe of her attitude and lovely artwork! Go Kelly!

Thank you, Tara Lazar, for an amazing month of inspiration!

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

“This person has no business being in children’s books.”

Read that again.

Imagine it being said in front of a crowd of over a hundred of your peers and various industry editors and art directors… at the NY SCBWI conference.

Your work is up in front of a big auditorium on a video screen with a panel with loud microphones when these words are spoken…

Imagine that person that it was said about was YOU.

DON”T WORRY! It wasn’t.

It was ME.

In 2009.

Yes. An art director declared me as a person who has NO BUSINESS being in children’s books … in front of the entire world of children’s books.

It felt worse than the worst college art critique I could have ever imagined. I was a grown woman. I had already had a hot career as a hot shot in cartoon merchandise. I shrunk in my seat. I…

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Hello, fellow children’s book writers! If you haven’t visited Tara Lazar’s blog, please do so today. The Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) has kicked off and is in full swing with daily blog posts by authors/illustrators/agents and great giveaways. If you need … Continue reading

PiBoIdMo-Picture Book Idea Month 2012

Picture Book Idea Month

Greetings to all!

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) starts TOMORROW November 1!  There are wonderful pre-PiBoIdMo month posts going on over at her blog now and the line up for blog posts is inspiring! So get on over to and enter your name in the comments section of her sign up post to take part in this event!

Great prizes are going to be given away for those that commit to and participate in the thirty-day challenge.

Join me in this writing adventure!

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is here!

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is here! Starting November 1 this event, hosted by Tara Lazer, challenges you to create and document a picture book idea every day for the entire month.

Please join me for this motivating event! Prepare your pencil and paper or fingers and computer for the fun starting November 1!


Sign up starts Monday October 24th, 2011 on Tara Lazer’s blog.

Directly from her Blog:

PiBoIdMo fans! This little guy wants you to get ready! So he’s lighting the way for you. You’ll be seeing him a lot during November, thanks to talented illustrator Bonnie Adamson.

For all who have been patiently waiting, PiBoIdMo sign-up will commence on Monday, October 24th right here on this blog. You’ll be able to pick up badges and Twibbons and ensure that you will qualify for the prizes, including the grandest one of all—feedback from one of three literary agents.

Stay tuned!