Silver Lining Rejection Letters

In a previous post, I discussed acceptance letters and some good news. 🙂 Today is not that day. 😈 Not all rejection letters are equal. Nor should they serve the same purpose for writers. It has been quipped that authors could wallpaper their homes with rejection letters. Let us instead utilize these often painful responses … Continue reading Silver Lining Rejection Letters

Arnold Lobel’s Picture Book, FABLES, Has Aged Well

Arnold Lobel’s illustrations have always been charming and the stories centered on anthropomorphic animal characters consistently possessed a quirky kind of wonderful. In 1980, his book FABLES, had won the Caldecott Medal as the best illustrated book. As a child, I was a voracious reader and a Master Bedtime Story Demander (thanks, Mom!) that I … Continue reading Arnold Lobel’s Picture Book, FABLES, Has Aged Well

2019 Year-End Reflection — New Year, New Decade.

Good-Bye 2019! Hello 2020 where hindsight isn't always clear.