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Oldest Poem Ever Written - The Epic of Gilgamesh

In honor of National Poetry Month, I'd like to spotlight what is largely considered the oldest known poem ever written: ...

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Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante It's time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it's not ...

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Moonshine - A New Poem

Some of you may already know (I hope) that I recently published my first collection of poetry titled Scattered Light, ...

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Children's Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

Publisher's Accepting Unsolicited Manuscript Submissions This is a list of children's book publishers that accept unsolicited manuscript submissions, or have at ...

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Awesome Words for Dictionary Day

I love words and I enjoy lists. So, in honor of Dictionary Day, I thought I would make a list ...

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1st Ever Kindred Poetry Challenge

It's time for the 1st ever Kindred Poetry Challenge! This is an Instagram exclusive. Here's how this is going to work: ...

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Top Ten Children's Book Publishers

I decided it was time for another Top Ten List. So, here we go... **Links updated 10/16/2015** Top Ten Children's Book Publishers that ...

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How to Write an Email Query Letter or Submission

How to Write a Query Letter for Email Submissions So, you've written a masterpiece children's book and you want to send ...

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Writing Tools - A list of Ten Essential Tools for Writers

In this top 10 list, I'm tackling tools that make life easier for the writer. These writing tools can be ...

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Distraction-Free Writing

Distraction-Free Writing I've noticed a big push lately toward writing free of distractions. I would guess that any writers out there ...

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50 Synonyms and Idioms for “Give”

It’s better to give than to receive, and it’s easier to precisely describe giving than receiving, thanks to numerous synonyms for give. Here are dozens of them, with connotative definitions. 1. Accord: to give what is due 2. Administer: to give medication, to perform a religious ritual, or to carry out a punishment 3. Afford:…

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Night Shall Fall

Night shall fall and day shall pass, but this heart, it will not waver. I’ve made a choice to hear your voice and it is that I wish to savor. Crashing waves will tease the shore, salty castles kept from drying. Those tides will come, then leave again, but my truth will be undying. My…

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Realization

It’s dark in here. Black as night. Blacker still, as pitch. It’s cold and confined. The air is stale and stifling. I can barely breathe. What is this place? My chest is tight. My breath, shallow. My heart is racing, pulse pounding. Fever building to a cold sweat. Stubborn lungs won’t compress. I’m suffocating. Deafening…

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Space, Death and Love

Space is never ending, it is timeless, free and wide. It envelops all we know like petals ‘round a bloom with nectar deep inside, while starving souls consume. Death is ever reaching, we must meet it all someday. It comes with tears and light, whether we be found or alone, like clouds that fade away…

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Book Spotlight: Earthling!

Earthling! By Mark Fearing Ages 8 to 12, Guided Reading Level: P Hardcover Published in June, 2012 ISBN 9780811871068 ISBN10 0811871061 Here’s a book I’d really like to read. It’s called Earthling!, by Mark Fearing, published by Chronicle Books. It has a release date of June 6, 2012, and you can check it out now,…

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Children’s Book Much Too Much

As my first post on this author blog, I’ll just briefly mention my 1st published book Much Too Much. It’s being published by Tate Publishing, with a release date of June 12, 2012. You can pick it up here on pre-release. And here’s a brief description of it: Denise loves to use her imagination to…

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