Posts By: kristinlgray

PiBoIdMo 2014

It’s that time of year! Picture Book Idea Month. Generate 30 picture book ideas in the month of November. 
Participants who register for PiBoIdMo and complete the 30-idea challenge will be eligible for prizes, including signed picture books, original
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LOOP Cover Reveal

My good friend Karen Akins has been given permission to share her debut cover. Look for LOOP on shelves starting October 21st.

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen
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Nonfiction Picture Book Class

I took author Kristen Fulton‘s online nonfiction picture book class and highly recommend it, if you are curious about writing nonfiction. Kristen’s upbeat, professional, and provides you with some pretty stellar worksheets to take your idea to the next … Read More

The Idea

That’s what I’m aiming for today. The heart. Because of Winn-Dixie does this so well. As does The One and Only Ivan. Wonder. Three Times Lucky. Boy + Bot.

Can you think of others? I’m creating a list.

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It’s not just me.

“I write in my house, at my desk where I have Christmas lights strung over it to try and convince me that I’m having a good time. I can’t really write anywhere else.” Kate DiCamillo 

I adore this funny … Read More

Trying New Things

You know that saying if you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done? Well, I’m doing something new. I’ve had a story rattling around in my head for two years now, and I’ve acquired the … Read More

What I’m Reading Wednesday

A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT by Linda Urban
(Sandpiper, 2007)
“I was supposed to play the piano.
The piano is a beautiful instrument.
Elegant.
Dignified.
People wear ball gowns and tuxedos to hear the piano.
With the piano, you could
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