Wednesday, November 01, 2006

November Issue is out

The November issue of Fangangle Magazine is out. This is a great magazine filled with stories, articles, puzzles and crafts. You can read my story, "No Peanuts Allowed" at Fandangle Magazine.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Coming in November...

November is only a few short days away. I have a new story coming out in Fandangle Magazine, called "No Peanuts Allowed." I wrote this story because it's hard for children to understand how serious some allergies can be. It seems hard for some adults, too. There are a lot of children who enjoy eating peanut butter for lunch at school. But what about those children who have peanut allergies? Would you still try to sneak in a PB & J sandwich? No one would know, right? Anyways, what harm could one sandwich do? Erika learns that we have rules for a reason when the student with the allergy is exposed to some sticky peanut butter on a pencil. She understands the importance of following the 'no peanuts' rule and realizes it is not the new student's fault.

Friday, October 06, 2006

New for October

Although the weather isn't cooperating, October promises to be an exciting new month. I have two new stories online this month. The first one (rebus) is "Anna's Homemade Pizza." It is online for the month of October at Fandangle Magazine.

My second story, "It's a Dog!" is available online at StoryBox. This is a great new online story library created by the talented Kevin Scott Collier. Thanks so much to Kevin for all his great work!

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Tiny Mouse

In the quiet of the night
In the stillness of the house
Came a muted little scurrying
Of a tiny, subtle mouse.

In the weak light of the moon
A serene shadow did befall,
That scared the tiny mouse
As it chased him down the hall.

The soft purring of a cat
Made his little whiskers twitch
As he darted down the hallway -
Not knowing which way was which.

He hurried in great silence,
Scampering across the floor.
Quickly searching for an exit -
Needing to find a door.

As he skidded ‘round a corner
He saw a chance to hide.
Charging through the cat flap,
The tiny mouse ran off outside.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

In Fandangle Magazine this month...

My poem, "Autumn Leaves" can be read in Fandangle Magazine this month (See link at the side.) Don't forget to check out "Ginger Rose, Stop, Drop and Roll" in Wee Ones Children's Magazine for September and October!